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For over 74 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2019 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 2019 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


Richmond Yacht Club Midwinter Series

Regatta #2 scheduled for January 6, 2019

Race Info here

Registration info here

2018-19 Perry Cup Series

Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
2018 Mercury Invitational & 2018-2019 Perry Cup Series
Notice of race is now available, click to download.

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2019 Preliminary Regatta Schedule

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December Midwinter Mercury (Monterey & Richmond)

December Midwinter Mercury sailing started with two planned regattas, one in Monterey, the second of a 4 part series, and the first of four Richmond YC Midwinters in Point Richmond.While sailors can be disappointed they couldnโ€™t sail in Monterey on Saturday, because of 30+ knot winds forecasted, we can be thankful that the hosting MPYC decided to cancel out of concern for peopleโ€™s safety and not having to make an unnecessary trip.

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2018 Fall One Design Regatta

The 2018 Fall One Design Regatta at the Cabrillo Beach YC, the last of the 2018 George Rosman Travel Trophy Series was held thanks to the work by Mike Burch and the Cabrillo Beach YC. โ€œWell we had some pretty different conditions for the weekend but fun was had by all.

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2018-19 Perry Cup Series Opener ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

This last weekend, Nov 3-4, in Monterey, 14 boats were treated to the elements which make Monterey special. Blue skies, big swells, wildlife and a 11 knot breeze. It offered up a great inauguration to the Perry Cup series spread over the winter months.
Local sailors turned out and profited from their bay knowledge to place in the standings but it was great to see some people just come out to enjoy the sailing and crowd.

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2018 Homecoming Regatta

The 2018 Homecoming regatta, which coincided with the 75 anniversary of the Sausalito Yacht Club, was fun for all. This year because of technical issues with the crane used last year, another venue was sought. The Richmond Yacht Club, a fan of Mercury's and of one-design classes in general, stepped up to host the day's sailing.

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From The Prez, January 2019...

Hello all Mercury members!

Happy New Year!

As we wave goodbye to another very successful year of Mercury racing, we welcome and look forward to an even better 2019.

We are off to some what of a slow start. Perry Cup weekend # 1 went off without a hitch. Not so for the 2nd weekend in Dec. and 3rd weekend in Jan, with high winds and stormy skies both Saturdayโ€™s had to be canceled. Weekend #4 is on Saturday February 2nd and hopefully Dick Clark and his merry band of helpers can get in as many races as possible.

With some new members and a few older boats making their presents known throughout the year, it looks like the coming year is shaping up to be our best yet! For 2019 we have schedule the So. Cal Series on the same weekends as the Nor Cal Series as to promote more Mercury activity in the Southern Calif. area. A new twist to The national championships series, it is on the schedule for mid-September.

The Mercury Class annual meeting will be held in Paso Robles on January 19th, starting at 1:00. Any class member or potential class member is invited to attend!

With 23 races scheduled for this year, Iโ€™m confident there is a race and venue somewhere this year you can splash your boat and go have some fun!

Remember, your boat wants to go sailing and it wants to take you with it!

I look forward to seeing you all on the water!

Mercury 572

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You can download your 2019 dues form here.
Please try to get these returned by the end of January, 2019.

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