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For over 73 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2018 the class continues to thrive and grow with great racing throughout all of California.   We have expanded the class archive section with some great historical docs and images with more to be added. And as always use the site learn about our history of competitive racing on the water and and family oriented activities off the water.

In 2018 we continue to attract top sailors in the best California racing venues but 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

2018 Cinco/ROC Regatta, Santa Barbara

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2018 Cinco de Mayo/Race of Champions Regatta Is On!  
May 5-6, 2018 Santa Barbara Sailing Club at Santa Barbara Harbor.

Time to head back to beautiful Santa Barbara for warm weather and great sailing! 
Get your housing set up early and if you need help contact G.T. at info@mercury-sail.com  

Cocktails and snacks at Casa de GT after boat launching Friday afternoon, group dinner at local eatery Saturday night!

Notice of Race click here

Sailing Instructions click here

And Regatta Network registration here

 

2018 Regatta Schedule Is Now Available!

Click here or use the menu MCYRA -> Schedule

Results

2018 Carmiggelt Regatta

We were not sure we were going to sail going into the weekend, but no one really wanted to cancel. We raced and what a day! Shifty breeze between 13 and 15 knots primarily from the west. There were 12 Mercs entered. No one side of the course was favored. Winners went on either side, depending where the shifts in the wind sent them.

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2018 NORCAL Series Opener

Considering a weather forecast of rain, hail, lighting with 11 kn wind with puffs to 18 and cold, eight Mercs showed up ready to race. The breeze in the puffs might have hit 11, but most of the day was shifty, light and smooth water. The wind was more from the south. The course after several adjustments was a twice around sausage finishing downwind. That was the course for the five races.

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2018 George Rosman Travel Trophy Series

2018 Travel Trophy Series has started! George Rosman, MCYRA Chief Measurer from 1961 to 1974, established this event to encourage Mercury owners to travel to regattas.

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2018 LA Midwinters 📸

Last year the LA Midwinters at the Cabrillo Beach YC in San Pedro was a little stormy, but this year it was perfect. The warm sun with smooth water and 8 to 12 knot breeze. The first race Saturday was a little light, but then the super racing conditions prevailed.There were 7 races with one discard.

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MCYRA

From The Prez, February 2018.....

Hello Mercury Class Members!! Our racing season is off and sailing for 2018!

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Note From MCYRA Chief Measurer, January 2018

At the annual meeting last weekend in Paso Robles, three issues related to measuring were thoroughly discussed. Though the discussion led to no rule changes, it did lead to some adjustment to procedures that all members should take note of.

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2018 Regatta Schedule

 2018 Regatta Schedule

Updated January 26, 2018

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