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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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2016 Labor Day Regatta

Please come and celebrate the 67thinstallment of this classic regatta on spectacular Carmel Bay! 

2016 Labor Day Regatta NOR is now available for Download 2016 Labor Day NOR.pdf.

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For upcoming regatta annoncements!

Or view the 2016 annual schedule here.


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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2016 Hart-Nunes Regatta

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It was a beautiful sunny day where ten Mercs entered the regatta for the Hart Nunes Perpetual Trophy. The tide was beginning to flood and there was a nice breeze coming down Raccoon Straits. 

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Huntington Lake Update 7/6/16

Just back from Huntington Lake.  The Lake is full, the wind is coming right down the middle of the lake and the Fresno Yacht Club fleets are starting their racing. 

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From the Prez...

June, 2016

Here is a great idea from Larry Nelson, MCYRA VP, and owner of #548.  Each yacht club has newsletter either printed and/or online. The Mercury Class would benefit if an occasional bit of news or even a picture where included in various class member’s newsletters.

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Tag Your Ride...

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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Joe Logan Regatta Schedule Change...

The Joe Logan Regatta scheduled for October 29-30 off the St Francis YC has a change of date.

The regatta is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th.

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