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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

Regattas

2018 Homecoming NOR Now Available!

The 2018 Homecoming Regatta Notice of Race is now availabler for download.

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Homecoming Regatta Change Of Venue

To All Mercury Sailors:
This is to announce a change of venue for the Homecoming Regatta scheduled for October 20. The races will be held at Richmond Yacht Club (RYC) instead of Sausalito Yacht Club.
The organizers and members at Sausalito very much wanted to run this regatta again this year, but the hoist we used last year is no longer available, and there is no other hoist available in the town. For that reason only, SYC and the Mercury Fleet have mutually agreed to cancel Homecoming at SYC.

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2018 Regatta Schedule Is Now Available!

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Results

2018 Pacific Coast Championship ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

Southern California sailors and one Northern California sailor enjoyed decent sailing both Saturday and Sunday despite some influence from a hurricane to the South. Saturday required some patience to get going but by the fourth race of the day, Hurricane Gulch was living up to its name with 15 knot breeze.

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2018 Joe Logan ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

The 2018 Joe Logan Regatta hosted by the St Francis YC,  lived up to its reputation as being well run with challenging conditions, pushing the limits for Mercury's. The city front was covered by grey skies but the sunny hills peeking out in the distance gave an indication the wind would pick up. The race committee was obliged to work with another race committee and local authorities running a bay swimming event, postponing the planned Mercury start for 30 min. This year, the Joe Logan also had 5 Moore 24s as part of the event. The historical work sailing barge, Alma, also made its way up the city front and through the starting vicinity.

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2018 Labor Day Regatta ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

The 69th Labor Day Weekend Stillwater regatta, sailed under grey skies and colder temperatures. A substantial ocean swell made boat and marks disappear at times and added to the challenging sailing conditions for the talented and experienced fleet. Local sailors from Monterey/Carmel, surrounding Bay Area as well as San Diego came to Pebble Beach to sail and play a little golf afterwards. 

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2018 Mercury Nationals (Updated) ๐Ÿ“ธ

15 Mercurys entered the 2018 National Championship regatta, organized by the Los Angeles YC and sailed in Hurricane Gulch in San Pedro. The courses were from the starting line to a windward mark and then downwind to a gate and finish back upwind.That was considered once around. However for all the races except race.4, an extra leeward/windward leg was added, and for race 4 another leeward/windward leg was added.

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MCYRA

From The Prez, October 2018...

Hello Fellow Mercury Class Members!
Been awhile since I last reported on the happenings in the class, but hey, itโ€™s been a busy summer!! Hereโ€™s a recap!

Hart Nunes, San Francisco Y.C. another excellent job of putting on a fun day of racing. Chris & Jeff Lanzfame coming away with the win!

Then there was Huntington Lake! Beautiful weather (a little smoky at times from Yosemite fire) and nice breeze as, usual. Once again there were some new comers to the lake (if you can believe that), Dave Bacci in 548 and John Ravizza in 537โ€ฆโ€ฆ.Dave West and Tony Basso get the win.

The National Championships in Los Angelesโ€ฆโ€ฆChris Messano and Doug McLain pulled off 5 first place finishes! Which has never been done in the Mercury class before. Big congratulations to Chris! Also, the Los Angeles Yacht Club did a fantastic job of putting on the regatta. From the club house staff, volunteers, food staff, and of course the race committee. Who did a very good job of keeping us on our toes!

Labor Day in Carmelโ€ฆโ€ฆ..Dick Clark and staff did another excellent job. Some different conditions from Saturday to Sunday (the later having a more than usual southerly swell condition). Doug Baird winning once again. We really need to try and get more boats there next year!

Thatโ€™s the summer wrap up! Crazy fun racing had by all!

As we move into the fall, PCC at Los Angeles Y.C. September 29th and 30th, Homecoming October 20th (which has been moved to Richmond Y.C., since there is no longer a Hoist for us to use in Sausalito), Perry Cup in Monterey starts off with 2 days of racing November 3rd and 4th followed by the Fall One Design 10th and 11th hosted by Cabrillo Beach Y.C.

Lots of great racing in some great venues coming up, so get your boat out and go sailing!

See you on the water!
Park
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