The San Diego Yacht Club (Calif.) received the National One-Design Club Award for the third time, recognizing administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contribution from the one-design yacht club of the year.
The Club revitalized the struggling, but long established (100+ years), Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup. They accomplished this goal by using one-design boats, jump starting the event and renewing interest and participation, while reducing the cost of the event for participants.
Following a three-year hiatus and one week prior to the Lipton Cup Regatta, the San Diego Yacht Club relaunched the long established International Masters Regatta. They utilized the same one-design boats to sail both the International Masters Regatta and the Lipton Cup Challenge Regatta.
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The 2018 Club Championship was held on January 20-21 and, as always, it was the perfect kick-off event on the San Diego Yacht Club racing calendar. Club Champs is one of SDYC’s signature events. This year 15 teams competed in SDYC’s J/22 Fleet and brought a weekend of excitement and enthusiasm to the race dock and La Playa.
With year round warm weather, San Diego Yacht Club is often recognized as one of the busiest yacht clubs in the country. In 2017 alone, SDYC's Race Committee provided 90 venues over the course of 78 days with 99 total volunteers. With a similar number and stature of events on the calendar, 2018 is expected to be another full year.