San Diego Yacht Club to Host the 2016 International Masters Regatta

The International Masters Regatta returns to San Diego Yacht Club October 21 - 23, 2016. Twelve legendary skippers from across the country will battle in a rotation of 12 J/105s in the stadium sailing of San Diego Bay. The Notice of Race will be available soon. Welcome to International Masters Regatta 2016!


For the fifth consecutive year, San Diego Yacht Club will host the International Masters Regatta (, from October 21-23, 2016. Originally established in 1975 by St. Francis Yacht Club member Don Trask, the regatta was previously sailed in the San Francisco Bay for a number of years until SDYC began hosting the prestigious event in 2012. Invited skippers must be over the age of 60 and crew members must be over the age of 45.
“I’m going to tell my crew we’ve got to go faster” said Malin Burnham on the first day of the International Masters Regatta, and that is just what they did. Just shy of his 88th birthday, Malin Burnham can also celebrate his 2015 International Master Regatta first place victory.
The San Diego Yacht Club’s annual International Masters Regatta officially kicked off today in San Diego Bay. Consistent wind at 8-10 knots, gusting at 15-18 created a beautiful platform for racing in front of the downtown skyline.
San Diego Yacht Club welcomes 12 masters sailors and their fine crew to San Diego for the latest edition of the International Masters Regatta.
Out of twelve legendary sailors, one has sailed away with the title of International Masters Regatta Champion. On the final day of racing it was Augie Diaz who finished in first place for the three day regatta, continuing his streak of impressive finishes. Diaz also took gold for the 2013 Star Western Hemisphere Championship and 2013 Star Winter Series Championship.
The 2013 International Invitational Masters Championship hosted eleven teams from across the country and the world. As many of the teams had learned from previous years sailing in the bay race course off the spectacular San Diego city waterfront, going left seemed to pay off about 85% of the time!
The third event in the J/105 Fall Series 2012 was the International Masters Regatta held at SDYC November 2 - 4, 2012. The prestigious regatta was established in 1979 at St. Francis Yacht Club by Don Trask in honor of his father. Historically, the world's greatest master sailors have competed in this international sailing event on San Francisco Bay. SDYC hosted the regatta this year for the first time bringing the best master sailors from around the world by invitation.