Regattas

California Yacht Club has a long history of excellence in race management.  We host everything from Championship-level regattas to more casual weekend buoy and random leg races.  In 2017 we are proud to host the Laser Midwinters West in March, and the Martin 242 North American Championship in August.  Please see below for a listing of all our 2017 events with links to regatta documents, registration, and results.


  • Cal Cup
    • 2013 Photos

      California Cup Champions

      YEAR

      CHAMPION

      BOAT TYPE

      SKIPPER / YC

      CHALLENGER

      2016

      Pyewacket

      Andrews 70

      Roy Disney/CYC

      Fleet Races

      2015

      Enfant Terrible

      Farr 40

      Alberto Rossi / NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2014

      Plenty

      Farr 40

      Alex Roepers / NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2013

      Pyewacket
      Viva La Vida

      Andrews 70
      Farr 40

      Roy Disney / CYC
      Jeff Shew/Bill Durant / LBYC

      Fleet Races

      2012

      Taxi Dancer

      R/P 68

      Yabsley/Parker/Compton / SBYC

      Fleet Races

      2011

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      2010

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      2009

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      2008

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      2007

      Grand Illusion

      SC 70

      Ed McDowell / KHYC

      Fleet Races

      2004

      Samba Pa Ti

      Farr 40

      John Kilroy Jr. / CYC

      Fleet Races

      2003

      Shadow

      Farr 40

      Peter Stoneberg / St.FYC

      Fleet Races

      2002

      Barking Mad

      Farr 40

      James Richardson / NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2001

      Crocodile Rock

      Farr 40

      A. Geremia & S. Harris / SBYC

      Fleet Races

      1998

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1997

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1996

      USA 9

      Melges 24

      J. Londrigan / SDYC

      Fleet Races

      1995

      USA 3

      Melges 24

      D. Ullman / BYC

      Fleet Races

      1994

      Pyewacket

      SC 70

      R. Disney / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1993

      Silver Bullett

      SC 70

      J. DeLaura / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1992

      Alchemy

      Dencho 70

      D.&M. Compton / SBYC

      Fleet Races

      1991

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1990

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Doughty / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1989

      Chance

      SC 70

      R. McNulty / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1988

      Blondie

      SC 70

      P. Farrah / LBYC

      Fleet Races

      1987

      Citius

      SC 70

      B. Wilson / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1986

      Blondie

      SC 70

      P. Farrah / LBYC

      Fleet Races

      1985

      Katmandu

      SC 70

      J. Landon / SDYC

      Fleet Races

      1984

      Boomerang

      80 Sloop

      G. Coumantaros / NYYC

      Kialoa IV

      1983

      St. Francis VIII

      6-Meter

      P. Cayard / St.FYC

      California I

      1982

      Condor

      80' Sloop

      R. Bell / RBYC

      Kialoa IV

      1981

      St. Francis VII

      6-Meter

      J. Bertrand / St.FYC

      Ranger

      1980

      Enterprise

      12-Meter

      M. Burnham / SDYC

      Freedom

      1979

      Drifter

      69' Sloop

      H. Moloscho / LBYC

      Merlin

      1978

      Drifter

      69' Sloop

      H. Moloscho / LBYC

      Merlin

      1977

      Windward

      73' Sloop

      M.& F. Johnson / LYC

      Kialoa III

      1976

      Balleyhoo

      73' Sloop

      J. Rooklyn / Australia

      Kialoa III

      1975

      Sorcery

      61' Sloop

      J. Wood / CYC

      Joli

      1974

      Ragtime

      62' Sloop

      Miller, Pasquini, White / LBYC

      Windward Passage

      1973

      Ragtime

      62' Sloop

      Miller, Pasquini, White / LBYC

      Newsboy

      1972

      Bright Star

      Ericson 46

      B. Ficker / NHYC

      Robin West

      1971

      Sirius II

      82' Cutter

      R. Lynch / NHYC

      Kialoa II

      1970

      Columbia

      12-Meter

      P. Dougan / BCYC

      Endless Summer

      1969

      Blackfin

      73' Ketch

      K. DeMeuse / St.FYC

      Windward Passage

      1968

      Gem

      Columbia 50

      C. Hathaway / CYC

      Cygnus

      1967

      Stormvogel

      73' Ketch

      C. Bruynzeel / RDYC

      Kialoa II

      1966

      Chubasco

      67' Yawl

      D. Haskell / NHYC

      Narrangansett

      1965

      Kialoa II

      73' Sloop

      J. Kilroy / CYC

      Columbia

      1964

      Tangent

      Cal 40

      D. Gumpertz / CBYC

      Fleet Races

      1963

      Couquille

      10-Meter

      W. Podalack / CBYC

      Sirius


      2016 Results

      2015 Results

  • Cal Race Week
    • Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4

      Regatta Co-Chairs:
      Christina Tarantola christinatarantola@hotmail.com
      Nicole Harnett ntharnett@gmail.com

      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions 
      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Jr Trophy Entry Form
      Thomas K. Armstrong California Challenge

      2016 Photos 
      Drone Photos

      "We look forward to Cal Race Week every year - undoubtedly a premier event on the racing calendar"
      - Skipper Dan McGanty, Tartan 101 Mistral

       

      Welcome to the 19th annual Cal Race Week, CYC's signature buoy racing event!

      Whether you race PHRF or one-design, CYC invites you to participate in two days of well-organized competitive buoy racing.  PHRF classes are open to boats with ratings 225 or lower under SoCal PHRF Area B.  We expect many one-design classes to return in 2017, including the Farr 40, J/109, J/105, J/80, J/70, J/24, Martin 242, Santana 30/30, Schock 35, Star, Tartan 101, and Viper 640

      We promise a great event with great prizes.  Mount Gay Rum continues its long tradition of sponsorship, and this year we welcome North Sails as a new sponsor!

      CYC's renowned hospitality awaits you and your crew once you hit the docks at the end of each day. Here's what you can expect:

      Saturday Post-Race

      - Mount Gay Rum tasting, keg beer, and snacks on the main dock.
      - Dinner and cash bar, DJ keeps the party going.

      Sunday Post-Race

      - Keg beer and snacks on the main dock and at the hoist
      - Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and trophy presentation.

      In addition to trophies for the top boats of each PHRF and one-design class, the following trophies will be awarded:

      • The Junior Crew Trophy will be awarded to the best scoring boat in each class with at least one junior (<18) aboard. Click HERE to access the form for entering the Junior Crew Trophy.
      • The J/80 West Coast Championship Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place J/80
      • The M242 Pacific Coast Championship Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place Martin 242.
      • The Jimmy Morris Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place Schock 35.
      • The Charles Tanner Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place boat in each PHRF class.
      • The Fred F. Harris Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be awarded to the first place boat in each one-design class.
      • The Thomas K. Armstrong California Challenge Trophy, which shall remain on display at CYC, will be presented to the winning yacht club team.  The Notice of Challenge may be accessed using the link above.


      Join us on June 3 and 4 for a great weekend of racing and fun.


      2016 Results - Racing Area #1
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

      2016 Results - Racing Area #2
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

      2015 Results - Racing Area #1
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

      2015 Results - Racing Area #2
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

      2014 Results - Racing Area #1
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

      2014 Results - Racing Area #2
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

  • Match Racing - Friday Nights
  • Harken #1 Opti Spring Series
  • Harris Regatta
  • King Of The Hill
    • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

      Race Chair: S/C Ann Ach (310) 822-0294

      Notice of Race Sailing Instructions
      Online Registration List of Competitors
      Final Entry List 9/12/17
      Final Scratch Sheet and Starting Times

      The King of the Hill Race is an end-of-the-season championship race for the popular weeknight Sunset Series. The “best of the best” from each of the classes in the Racing Division are invited to compete in this inverted-start race. This race will pit the best sailors in each class against each other, with the boat crossing the finish line first declared as the “King of the Hill” for that year.

      Entry to this race is limited to those boats that receive an invitation. Invitations will be issued based on the final results of the 2016 Sunset Series, which ends the preceding Wednesday. Invitations will go to the top 1-4 boats in each class of the Racing Division, based on average class size for the 2016 Sunset Series. Additional boats will then be invited based on end-of-the-season standings for the Marylyn Ritchie trophy (awarded to the boat with the best overall record in the Racing Division) to result in twenty-one invited boats.

      The King of the Hill trophy was a pre-existing CYC trophy that was re-dedicated to this new race in 2002. Joan Hill was the long-time Chair for the Sunset Series and a regular volunteer for CYC races. In 2003, Joanie died as a result of breast cancer and since then this race has served as a memorial to her dedication and hard work in running the Sunset Series for many years.

      Winners

      2016 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2015 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2014 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2013 – Plankton, John Staff (CYC)
      2012 – All In, Michael George (CYC)
      2011 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2010 – Dark Star, Jeff Janov (CYC)
      2009 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2008 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2007 – Cuvee Caliente, Mahaffey Family (CYC)
      2006 – Pendragon IV, John MacLaurin (CYC)
      2005 – Bandit, Cheda/Thomas/Fleck (SCCYC)
      2004 – Creeper, Curran Family (CYC)
      2003 – Black Knight, Phil & Martin Friedman (DRYC)
      2002 – Ghost II, Al Berg (SMWYC)

      Past Results:
      2016
      2015
      2014
      2013
      2012
      2011
      2010
      2009
      2008
      2007
      2006
      2005
      2004
      2003
      2002

  • King Of Spain
    • Saturday & Sunday, July 22-23, 2017

      Regatta Chair: S/C Tom O'Conor 2017kingofspain@gmail.com

      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      List of Competitors Online Registration
      2016 Photos by Nora Feddal

      Fifteen teams, including several World and Olympic champions, representing yacht clubs from Seattle to San Diego, competed in the 2016 King of Spain regatta.

      Competitors faced near perfect Santa Monica Bay conditions, with a southwest breeze gradually clocking west each day and peaking at a solid 13 knots by Sunday’s last race. Anticipating these shifts provided opportunities and challenges for racers and race committee alike.

      The competition was tight, with many finishing places determined by a surf on a wave. Going into the last race, George Szabo and Eric Doyle, both from SDYC, were only one point apart. The Championship would be determined by whoever beat whom. CYC’s Ben Mitchell and Hal Haenel stood tied for third with the youngest skipper in the Fleet, Daniel Cayard, sailing for St. Francis YC with his father Paul as crew. While leading the race on the final run, Szabo’s boat rolled on a wave and his crew went overboard. Doyle won the race and the regatta while Szabo finished second overall. The Mitchell/Haenel team bested the Cayards in the last race to come in third and fourth respectively.

      Thanks to all the volunteers and competitors who made this a memorable event. CYC looks forward to welcoming the Star class again in 2017.

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

      2014 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

  • Laser Midwinters West
    • Friday - Sunday, March 24-26, 2017

      Registration and measurement: Thursday March 23
      Regatta Chair: Sue Service lasermw2017@gmail.com

      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      Parental Consent Form

      2017 Results
      Series Results
      Race 1
      Race 2
      Race 3
      Race 4
      Race 5
      Race 6
      Race 7
      Race 8
      Race 9

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      Recap of Day 3: Sunday, March 26, 2017

      The last day of the 2017 Laser Midwinters West saw starts under the Z flag, U flag, and even the Black flag.  The Radial Fleet was particularly aggressive with their starts having general recalls in both of the day's two races.  The final race of the day for the Radials had 2 general recalls before finally getting a start off under the Black flag.

      Conditions were similar to Saturday, with a steady 8-10 knots starting at 220 degrees and clocking to 240 degrees.  Nice rollers made for some fun downwind legs.

      In the Standard Fleet, Paul Didham (Mission Bay YC) continued his domination, finishing with just 10 points.  How nice to have a third place finish be your throw-out!  Coming in second was Juan Luis Medina Cortes from Chalapa YC with 37 points, followed closely by Cameron Feves of Cabrillo Beach YC with 38 points. Cameron was also the top Junior in the Standard Fleet.

      In the Radial Fleet, Joseph Hou (Newport Harbor YC) and Gage Wilson (Edison Sailing Center) both ended up with 14 points, and Joseph won first place on the tie-breaker.  Maura Dewey (Royal Victoria YC) held onto third place with 37 points.

      Many thanks to PRO Tom O'Conor and his amazing RC team for nine terrific races.  We look forward to hosting you again in 2019!

      Recap of Day 2: Saturday, March 25, 2017
      On Friday night Saturday's forecast called for wind in the high teens, but that wasn't realized.  We had classic Santa Monica Bay conditions, with wind from 8-10 knots starting from 220 degrees for the first race of the day and clocking to 235 degrees by the late afternoon.

      The fleets were a bit more aggressive in their starts than on Friday, and a Z flag was employed for all of Saturday's races.  Even so, we had several boats scored ZFP or OCS and the Radial fleet had a general recall in their third race of the day.  The Race Committee completed all four scheduled races, with racers returning to the docks around 5pm. 

      In the Standard Fleet, Paul Didham from Mission Bay YC retains an impressive lead, with just 7 points.  Second place is Peter Hurley from Mantoloking YC with 25 points, and Ian Elliot from Royal Victoria YC is in third with 29 points.  Nipping at Ian's transom are Upamanyu Dutta, from Royal Bombay Yacht Club, and Cameron Feves from Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, each with 30 points.  Cameron is also the top Junior in the Standard Fleet.

      In the Radial Fleet Gage Wilson (Edison Sailing Center) and Joseph Hou (Newport Harbor YC) are tied with 11 points, the tie breaker going to Gage who got a bullet in the last race.  In third place is Maura Dewey from Royal Victoria YC with 23 points. 

      Two races are scheduled for Sunday, and the forecast is for similar conditions.

      Recap of Day 1: Friday, March 24, 2017
      California Yacht Club is excited to have 81 boats competing in the 2017 Laser Midwinters West, including competitors from Mexico, Canada, and the east coast of the US.  The first day of the regatta was sailed in "champagne" sailing conditions.  The day started off sunny, and warm, with breeze of about 6 knots from 240 degrees.  Before long the wind built to 12-15 knots, and PRO Tom O'Conor was able to get off three great races for each fleet.  

      The Laser Standard Fleet had 32 boats competing, and leading the fleet is Paul Didham from MBYC with three bullets, followed by Peter Hurley from Mantoloking YC in New York with 11 points, and Ian Elliot from Royal Victoria YC in Canada with 15 points.  

      Forty-nine boats are entered in the Laser Radial Fleet.  Joseph Hou from NHYC is at the top of the leaderboard with just 4 points, followed by Gage Wilson from Edison Sailing Center with 7 points and Maura Dewey from Royal Victoria YC with 13 points.

      The forecast for tomorrow is for big wind - bring it on!

      2015 Regatta Photos by Yumio Dornberg




      The California Yacht Club and Laser Midwinters West regatta organizers have pledged their commitment to Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas Program. Click here to learn how you can help.



      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

  • Martin 242 North America
    • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 31-September 3, 2017

      Regatta Co-chairs

      Paula Cameron paula.cameron@sbcglobal.net
      Steve Moses stevomoses@mac.com
      Miriam Moses miriam.moses@icloud.com

      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      Online Registration
      List of Competitors

      Skippers looking for crew / Crew looking for boats

      2014 Photos - Joysailing

      California Yacht Club is pleased to host the M242 class for their 2017 North American Championship on August 30 - September 3. Three days of championship racing are scheduled, with a clinic and practice on Thursday designed to have you ready for the first race in top form. Sailing conditions in Marina del Rey at this time of year are ideal for a championship event, with a 10 to 15 knot breeze typically filling in by noon under warm and sunny skies.
       
      The 2017 M242 North American Championship is sponsored by:

           


      Come sail on the same waters where many championship regattas have been sailed. Experience the dedication of a race management team that has been awarded US Sailing’s prestigious St. Petersburg Trophy three times. And enjoy a full range of social activities that will be a fitting complement to the on-the-water competition.

      Marina del Rey is an ideal vacation destination for the whole family. Enjoy shopping experiences from chic Rodeo Drive to eclectic Melrose Avenue. Visit cultural attractions such as the Getty Museum and the LA County Museum of Art or enjoy a concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Family excursions include Universal Studios, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Competitors and their guests are welcome to use the Club’s facilities during race days, including a heated pool, snack bar and dining facilities.  

      2014 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

  • Match Race Champs
    • Saturday, September 17, 2017

      Regatta Co-Chairs: Port Captain Tim Clarke
      S/C David Collins davidcollins@mindspring.com

      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions

      After a summer of matching racing on Friday nights, let's find out who the CHAMPION is - in a fun day of a full round-robin match race involving all the team that participated over the summer.

  • Pacific Cup Deepwater Series
  • Sanguinetti Dinghy Regatta
    • Saturday and Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2017

      Regatta Chair: Marilyn Cassedy - marilyn.cassedy@gmail.com

      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      Parental Consent Form
      Final Results 2017

      Invited Teams

      Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
      Del Rey Yacht Club
      San Francisco Yacht Club
      Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation

      The 2017 Sanguinetti Team Race consisted of three stages, the first of which were three round robins where each team raced each other team, with a total of 15 races in a single round robin. But 45 races weren’t enough to satisfy this group, so the top four teams moved onto the next stage: a championship round robin of six races. The final stage was a best two out of three series between the top two teams. If you’re doing the math in your head, that’s a total of 54 races scheduled in just two days.

      Qualifying for the championship round were Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, California Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, and Santa Barbara Yacht club. After a few closely fought races, Cabrillo Beach ended up in fourth, and California Yacht Club found themselves in third. In the final stage, Santa Barbara Yacht Club bested San Francisco yacht club in the first two races of the series, securing their place on the Sanguinetti Dinghy Perpetual Trophy.


      The regatta is named in honor of the late Bob Sanguinetti, a well-known CYC sailor, racer, Vice Commodore, and supporter of the junior program. Each year, Ann and Margo Sanguinetti represent the family at this popular event. The Sanguinetti Perpetual Trophy can be seen in CYC’s trophy case.


      2016 Team Results
      2015 Team Results
      2014 Results
      Series Results
      Series Results - Opti Green Fleet

  • SCYA Midwinter Regatta
  • Shadden Series
    • Sunday, October 8, 2016

      Regatta Co-Chairs:
      Hunter Gorog hunter@gorog.net
      Christopher Gale cgale7113@gmail.com

      Online Registration List of Competitors
      Notice of Race Sailing Instructions
      Parental Consent Form

      Please Note: Skipper and crew must submit Parental Consent Form to complete registration.

      SHADDEN SERIES #2 REGATTA INFORMATION

      Second leg in the CFJ Class Shadden Series, this is a one-day regatta to be run in Santa Monica Bay off of the Marina del Rey breakwater and Venice Pier.

      Racers are urged to be sure to complete all of the following important requirements:

      • Register for the full four regatta Shadden Series at the SCYYRA website. Note that the deadline for 2016-2017 Shadden Series registration will be the start of the first race of this second Shadden Regatta.

      • Register for this regatta , the second in the 2016-2017 Shadden Series

      • Complete the Parental Consent Form . Racers under 18 years of age will not be allowed on the water without having provided a completed Parental Consent Form to the Race Committee at Check-In.

      REGATTA SCHEDULE

      Saturday, October 7

      1200 hrs

      Online entry deadline

      Sunday, October 8

      0800-0930 hrs

      Mandatory check-in


      0930 hrs

      Competitors meeting


      0945 hrs

      Coach/Support boat
      registration and briefing


      1200 hrs

      Warning signal for 1st race,
      subsequent races to start
      ASAP thereafter


      After Racing

      Awards presentation and
      complimentary refreshments

      COACH AND SPECTATOR BOATS

      Competitors who wish to keep and/or launch coach/support boats at CYC must make arrangements with the Dockmaster for use of the hoist, trailer storage and in-the-water berthing. Contact CYC Dockmaster Evan Davis at evan.davis@calyachtclub.net or at 310.823-4567.

      Only coach/support boats that have registered with the RC and prominently display identification provided by the RC will be allowed in the racing area. There will be a refundable deposit of $20 required for each identification flag.

      All coach/support boats shall carry and monitor a VHF radio and check-in with the Race Committee at the starting area via VHF radio. All individuals on registered boats are required to wear PFDs.

      HOSPITALITY

      Competitors will receive bottled water, fruit and granola bars as they depart the dock for racing, and light refreshments will be available at the awards presentation.

      Non-members will be welcome to enjoy CYC's restaurant facilities, with all changes in the Clubhouse to be settled with cash or credit card. Information on best shore viewing locations will be available at Check-In.

      CYC's Clubhouse rules prohibit non-service animals on the premises, prohibit the use of cell phones inside the Clubhouse, and require a shirt and shoes inside the Clubhouse at all times.

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3
      2014 Results
      Series

  • Starlight Series
  • Summer One Design
    • Saturday, August 19, 2017

      Regatta Chair: Britni Belcher-Schroeder belcher.brit@gmail.com

      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions

      Get your crew together for one fun filled, action packed day of One Design buoy racing.  This is the best time of year to be racing on Santa Monica Bay.  Open to all one-design keelboats with three paid entries, this regatta will feature one afternoon of windward/leedward racing followed by refreshments at CYC.

      For information and arrangements regarding boat storage immediately preceding and following the regatta contact CYC Dockmaster Evan Davis at evan.davis@calyachtclub.net or 310.823.4567.

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4

      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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