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For over 70 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2016 we have launched an updated website which will enable you to get the latest news from all your portable devices.  Explore the site to see our history of great racing with friends and family oriented activities.

As a competitive class attracting top sailors in the best California racing venues we don't forget to have fun. With regattas hosted in the San Francisco bay area, Carmel, Monterey, Huntington Lake in the Sierras, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego great competition is close by and always a challenge! Our active regatta schedule has events occurring every month of the year.  Mercury sailboats are easy to store, trailer and launch. And you can get started on a budget with competitive used boats starting around $1000. For a closer look at a boat or a test sail as a crew contact a fleet representative

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Regattas

Mercury Class Pacific Coast Championship

October 1 & 2, 2016 Los Angeles Yacht Club

Participants will compete for the Don Lee Trophy over two days of racing. 

All race documents including Event Flyer, NOR and online entry form are available on the LAYC website, layc.org.

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Results

2016 Labor Day Regatta

The overcast was present and as a result the wind, there was always some, blew in the 4-5 knot range. The direction was from the south and did not change much. The sea was limpy and kind of smoothed out as the day went on.

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2016 Joe Logan Regatta

This year we experimented with the format of the regatta. We asked the St. Francis Race Committee to run a regatta with Mercs racing on the waterfront between fixed marks. We started at 11 am between the two bouys off the club with three minute starts and a max of 5 races. The course was to Blackaller bouy, run to the starting mark off Golden Gate YC and finish off STFYC. It worked. We started before the wind came up and sailed 5 races, finishing by 2:30. So far one day is good for this regatta.

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2016 National Championship Regatta

This regatta was scheduled to follow the annual Huntington Lake Regatta that has three races on two days. There are only two races each day. The third race is on day two. The first race of the Nationals was the afternoon race on day two. This would be followed by two race days to complete the five race no throw out series.

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2016 Huntington Lake Regatta

After two years of an empty Lake, 27 Mercurys with family and friends descended upon the camping grounds, the cabins and the condos to race two regattas over a period of four days, two races a day. The lake was full, the wind was very shifty and the bouys were all in place.

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From the Prez.....

The Weather Mark
September 2016

Thanks to a lot of work by our inland sailors, Pat Bradley, Peter Baldwin and others, Huntington was filled with plenty of water for the annual Huntington Lake Regatta. The lake also hosted the Mercury Class Championship Regatta. With twenty nine entries Huntington Lake finally seemed happy again, it’s longest standing sailing class had returned to celebrate and compete.

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With a MCYRA class emblem decal! Thanks to Larry Nelson, MCYRA VP, vinyl class emblem window stickers are now available. 

Order one for each of your vehicles and give one to your crew member. 

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Sailors for the Sea
We pledge our commitment to clean waters ands shores by participating in Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regatta program. We vow to fulfill, and encourage others to fulfill, the goals and requirements of Clean Regattas as set forth by Sailors for the Sea, and to work to protect and restore our waters for the use and enjoyment of current and futrue generations. 

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Mission: Provide leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport of sailing.
Vision: Leader in training and certification, in support for the racing sailor and in facilitating access to sailing.