SCYA officially postpones the 92nd Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta until February 2022

LONG BEACH, Calif. December 16, 2020 – Due to the uncertainty of various Covid-19 related restrictions on racing in Southern California, the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) has announced the postponement 2021’s Midwinter Regatta. Next year marks the Centennial Anniversary of SCYA and it is with great disappointment to have to delay SCYA’s signature racing event – SCYA’s 92nd Midwinter Regatta.

Historically, SCYA’s Midwinter Regatta is held over two weekends in February and has consistently attracted about 600 boats and 25 plus host venues for more than 100 classes. Classes usually include PHRF, one design fleets, predicted log and, more recently, remote controlled model boats. Races are hosted by yacht clubs from San Diego to Morro Bay extending to Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Originally in 1928, SCYA and the LA Junior Chamber of Commerce teamed up to promote the Regatta as an example of year-round sports that Southern California’s beautiful winter weather allows. Of course, that is not always the case.

2020 is not the first time that the Midwinter Regatta has not been run. The races were blacked out during the Second World War. SCYA has every intention of resuming the Midwinter Regatta in February 2022.

For more information about the Midwinter Regatta or SCYA visit scya.org.

The Southern California Yachting Association was organized in 1921 to provide a much-needed communication, educational, and organizational service to the yachting community in Southern California and Arizona.  Our objectives are to provide a forum for sharing ideas, identifying and engaging in governmental issues that affect recreational boating, promoting events, acknowledging excellence, and providing a social and educational platform to build a stronger boating community.


2022 Midwinter Regatta Dates Announced

The 2022 SCYA Midwinter Regatta will be held over 2 weekends to best accommodate the sailors and host Clubs. The dates will be the weekend of February 12 & 13 and February 19 & 20.

This will be the 101st year anniversary of SCYA, and with the postponement from last year, we plan on making it special. We are looking to provide you with more boats racing, more classes and more host venues. In 2020 we had almost 600 boats, 25+ venues and 100 classes. We welcomes any suggestions you may have.

The clubs and classes will be asked for their input as to exact dates and times for their venues and fleets to best accommodate the  demands of the racers.




POSTS FROM 2020


The 91st running of the SCYA Midwinter Regatta is complete.  the LGYC event in the mountains has been cancelled.

We thank all the racers and the many clubs that hosted this years regatta. We look forward to the 92nd annual regatta in 2021. Next years regatta will again take place over 2 weekends. February 6 & 7 and 20 & 21 will be the dates for the event. The clubs and the classes will decide the specific days they will race and this information will be published later.

The model boating fleet continues to grow as we have added the Helmsmen Model Yacht Club and the Orange County Model sailing Club to the fleets at Silver Gate YC and Lake Gregory YC. Together these clubs are expected to bring 65 boats to the regatta after the LGYC event.

Our friends south of the border in Ensenada at Club Nautico Bahia had 7 boats enter the PHRF fleet for their first Midwinter Regatta. Westlake YC also had a great showing with a record setting of 20 boats. CYC came within 4 boats of setting a new record turn out spearheaded by a great showing in the J70 fleet. CBYC had a great turnout with 37 boats in 3 classes. Also LAYC hosting the Hanse 303 fleet had a good response from those sailors. Always with a strong showing, NHYC had 75 sabot sailors competing over the weekend. Dana Point sported 27 boats between the 2 clubs in the harbor.

In San Diego SCYA and CorYC was again proud to give challenged sailors a chance to race in the regatta. This event again sold out. SWYC with the CRA had a record 29 boats in the regatta. While these numbers are exceptional what Mission Bay YC did was off the charts, getting a record for any club in the recent Midwinter Regatta hostory with 113 boats entered in 9 classes. Lots of great racing and happy sailors at this club.

SCYA looks for your input  on how we can make this the best event on the coast. We look forward to another great event next Spring.


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