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The Nor and SI's for the Mercury Pacific Coast Championship are posted on the LAYC  website. The notice of Race is attached.  The Sailing Instructions Appendix is going to be slightly refined. Once it is, we will circulate the Sailing Instructions and Amendment 1 to the Sailing Instructions.  We will get the Regatta Network entry link operating right away.

Download the NOR here

Amendment to SI's, download here


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.

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. 

The Notice of Race for the 2018 Joe Logan Regatta can be downloaded here.
S
eptember 22, 2018 St. Francis Yacht Club

About the Joe Logan Memorial Trophy:
Dr. Joe Logan was a prominent Fresno physician and Fresno fleet member. While preparing his new boat to replace #104 lost off Santa Cruz he suffered a fatal heart attack.

2018 Travel Trophy Series has started! George Rosman, MCYRA Chief Measurer from 1961 to 1974, established this event to encourage Mercury owners to travel to regattas.

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.

23 Mercs raced in the regatta at Huntington Lake. The breeze was a nice 8-10 kts. and was needed to clear the smoke from the fires around Yosemite. This was a very competitive group with six National Champions giving it a go.

Seven  Mercuries entered the the regatta at  the San Francisco Yacht Club.  The first race was scheduled to be started off the Corinthian Yacht Club, but the wind conditions made for better conditions to the east near Keil Cove.  

At the annual meeting last weekend in Paso Robles, three issues related to measuring were thoroughly discussed. Though the discussion led to no rule changes, it did lead to some adjustment to procedures that all members should take note of.

Hello Mercury Sailors!
Nor Cal Series once again had good weather, wind, and participation for each Saturday. A very successful fun time had by all! Doug Baird, was on his sailing β€œgame” as he took home First overall. The So Cal series only got one Saturday in, but with solid race committee work and 6 races for the day, the future of this series looks bright!

Facebook, in responese to it's recent privacy issues, has altered the interface used by external sites for additonal security and privacy. We use a commercial module to plug into the interface. The vendor is aware of the problem and in the near future will have an update to fix the issue. Till then I have taken it down so you don't have to look at the spinning wheel. :-)

13 Mercs entered the final day of racing of the 2018 NORCAL Series. The day was all sunshine, about 80 degrees or more. The breeze was about 2 to 6 plus knots and shifty as usual.There were five races, all windward leeward finishing on the wind.

This was the third race day in the series. First race this year without a forecast of rain! A warm perfect day with northwest wind about 8 kts with a few puffs at 14. The shifts were between West and Northwest. As a result the racing was very close with no side of the race course consistently favored. You needed to be on the correct side of the shift where for the most wind.

2018 Cinco de Mayo regatta had a small turnout but great racing conditions. Saturday saw an early morning westerly, 8-12 knots.

Hello Mercury Class Members!! Our racing season is off and sailing for 2018!

We were not sure we were going to sail going into the weekend, but no one really wanted to cancel. We raced and what a day! Shifty breeze between 13 and 15 knots primarily from the west. There were 12 Mercs entered. No one side of the course was favored. Winners went on either side, depending where the shifts in the wind sent them.

 2018 Regatta Schedule

Updated January 26, 2018

Considering a weather forecast of rain, hail, lighting with 11 kn wind with puffs to 18 and cold, eight Mercs showed up ready to race. The breeze in the puffs might have hit 11, but most of the day was shifty, light and smooth water. The wind was more from the south. The course after several adjustments was a twice around sausage finishing downwind. That was the course for the five races.

Last year the LA Midwinters at the Cabrillo Beach YC in San Pedro was a little stormy, but this year it was perfect. The warm sun with smooth water and 8 to 12 knot breeze. The first race Saturday was a little light, but then the super racing conditions prevailed.There were 7 races with one discard.

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