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For over 72 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2017 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 2017 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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Mercury Class Pacific Coast Championship

September 30 & October 1, 2017 Los Angeles Yacht Club

Participants will compete for the Don Lee Trophy over two days of racing. 

All race documents including Event Flyer, NOR and online entry form are available on the LAYC website, layc.org.

2017 Homecoming Regatta / SYC 75th Anniversary

OCTOBER 21, 2017

To the Mercury Class Members, Honorary Life Members, Past Presidents, and Friends of the fleet:
You are invited to attend the Homecoming festivities at the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Please put the date on your calendar. The Sausalito Yacht Club has opened its doors to all involved in the Mercury Class. We are hoping for a large attendance, both for the racing and for the dinner that evening. 

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2017 Labor Day Regatta at Stillwater Cove

Eleven Mercs entered the 68th edition of this regatta. There was a hot spell over Northern California wit the temperature 90 degrees plus. There was more breeze in the harbor to start the day, around4 knots and the fleet drifted around the committee boat for over two hours.

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2017 National Championships in Monterey (Updated)

2017 Nationals Winner, Pat Bradley 

26 Mercs entered the 2017 championship regatta sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula YC. The forecast was for some sun and 8-10 knot breezes. The courses were to be windward leeward with some finishes on the wind and some downwind.

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2017 Huntington Lake Regatta (Updated)


24 entrants started in the regatta in almost perfect sailing conditions, warm and sunny, for this lake. The breeze was about 4 knots as one approached the weather mark to twelve knots in the biggest puffs. As usual with lake sailing it was shifty. 

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2017 Hart Nunes


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Nine Mercs entered the 2017 Hart Nunes Regatta on Racoon Straits from the San Francisco YC. The racers were met with a breeze of 16-18kn, with puffs over 20. The race committee had problems setting up the course in the breeze and the tides. 

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From The Prez 2017

August 2017
Mercury Sailors, Nationals Are At Then End Of the Month!
2017 MCYRA Flagship

Once again, the annual Mercury High Sierra Regatta was a big success! The lake was full of water, the weather and wind were perfect, and 23 boats came to compete! Pat Bradley, Peter Baldwin, and their support staff, pulled off another wonderful dinner on Friday night.

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RaceQs, Free Race GPS Tracking App...

As noted in in this month's "From The Prez..." article the MCYRA approved the use of GPS course tracking for post race review. How do you do this easily?

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