The 2016 US Match Race Championships were held at the San Diego Yacht Club, October 7-9. The regatta was sailed off of downtown San Diego, in SDYC’s fleet of J/22’s. The conditions throughout the regatta were near perfect, with races being sailed in 6-12 knots of northwesterlies.
The 25th edition of the Linda Elias Women’s One Design Challenge was sailed in 11 well-matched Catalina 37s in light to heavy wind conditions spanning 7 close races. The level of competition was very high this year and it was truly anyone’s regatta.
HL Enloe's ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe is a staple entry in west coast offshore races. SDYC's Artie Means has been the long time navigator for Enloe, and the team is preparing for another season racing offshore including 2017 Transpac. Hop on board with a video and photos from Justin Edelman
The Pacific Class (PC) Yacht Racing Association was founded 87 years ago in 1929. This year, in conjunction with the PC Nationals hosted by San Diego Yacht Club on October 15 & 16, Mystic Seaport will award the PC Fleet with the William A. Baker Award.
The #3 ranked match racer in the country, Nevin Snow, may be moving up the rankings following this weekend’s triumphant performance in San Diego at the 2016 U.S. Match Racing Championship. The San Diego native earned his first Prince of Wales Bowl in impressive fashion by winning 17 of 18 races.
Enjoy sailing in Southern California's beautiful ocean swells and sea breezes this Fall in the 3rd annaul Rum Runner Race! Competitors will depart from Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and head west to the 14-mile "Laussen Knoll" bank. After departing "Laussen Knoll", boats will continue south to the finish in San Diego's Point Loma.
SDYC is hosting the US Match Racing Championship, October 7-9, 2016. We have a great line up of 10 competitors including SDYC favorite Nevin Snow (Ranked 3rd in the US), David Storrs (ranked 2nd in the US), rules guru David Dellenbaugh, and more. The first warning each day will be at 11:00 just in front of the Star of India.
J/Fest at San Diego Yacht Club is always a special regatta on the J/105 and J/120 racing calendars. Jeff Brown, Joanne O’Dea, and the JK3 team put on a great event and the SDYC Race Committee executed well, as usual. There was close and competitive racing in both fleets with a fun group of sailors.