2018 Regatta Dates Announced

The 88th annual running for the SCYA Midwinter regatta is almost complete, but the committee has already begun work on next year’s event. We will again be holding the races over 2 weekends with 25+ venues expected and over 100 classes being invited to compete. The weekends are February 10-11 and February 17-18, 2018. The host clubs will decide the best dates for their clubs, based upon their sailors preference, so racers should let their Clubs know “what dates work best for them”. We expect many of the host clubs will be sponsoring the same classes as in previous years, but please confirm. Contact SCYA or a Midwinter Committee member and let us know how we can work together to make a better event than in previous years. You can also send us a note in the contact section of this website.

But before we move into next year’s preparations, we want to thank the sailors who came out to participate in 2017. This was a challenging year with rain, cold  and storms  at many of the venues. 4 yacht clubs postponed the event out of concern for the safety of their sailors and boats, a move endorsed by SCYA. These clubs were able to squeeze  makeup regatta in their already full racing schedules. We thank the racers and all the host clubs for doing a great job. Given the conditions we are expecting that over 575 boats will have raced in the 2017 Midwinters. It took over 3,000 people to make this event a success. Many thanks to all that contributed.

Of course this 88 year-old yachting tradition could not have happened without the support of  the advertisers and sponsors. Their contributions greatly helped make the event a success. Please consider their services  when you have a need they may be able to fill.

The Southern California Yachting Association, now in its 96th year of service facilitates member club communications, sponsors a variety of boat safety seminars, club management training, legislative representation, honor awards and much more.

SCYA is a service-oriented, non-profit organization supporting the recreational boating and yachting communities.


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