For over 78 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2023 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 2023 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.
The 2023 Norcal Series at Encinal Yacht Club begin on March 4th. The Carmiggelt Trophy race will be held on April 1st, 2023. The final two days of the series will be held on May 6th and June 3rd.
Please find the attached NOR, SI's, and Entry form which may be brought to the first day of sailing.
A perfect fall day in Monterey, helped get this Perry Cup off to a good start.
Thanks to the Race Committee, with PRO Dick Clark, Judy Clark, Chip Wood, and Art Stratton, along with Jack and Pattie McAleer setting marks.
Mercury Perry Cup – MPYC - November 4, 2023
The 53rd annual Perry Cup got off to a great start with good winds of 10 to 12 knots. There was little swell and light wave action; perfect for Mercury racing. Anticipating the daylight savings time change, the fleet arrived at the start line an hour early. So, PRO Dick Clark ran three practice starts to get the fleet ready for some great racing.
The 2023 PPC’s had a small but completive fleet on the starting line.
Ten Mercury’s arrived in Pebble Beach for the 72nd Labor Day Regatta hosted by Stillwater Yacht Club. A variety of conditions were present over two days of sailing with moderate wind on Saturday and up toward 20mph on Sunday.
After three races SaturdayShaumSinawiand Hans Williams were tied with Mike Burch and Kristen Burch Wilson for first place with 6 points.
Shaum’s scores were race 1, 4,1.
Mike’s scores 2,2,2.
Patrick Whitmarsh won race 2 and in 3rd place after the first day.
The are due now!
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2023 is fast approaching. Your executive committee has been working on the 2023 schedule with an effort to encourage you to sail in more events this year.
Attached is a preliminary schedule for your review. Notice we have reduced the number of Travel Trophy events to five in the hope more of you can fit this in your schedule.
After 25 years it's time for a new webmaster to step up and continue supporting the class.
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