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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.

This coming Saturday, May 12th, the third regatta of the NORCAL Series will take place at the Encinal YC in Alameda. There does not appear to be any rain, so get your Merc out of storage and let's have a good turnout. Go to the website  www.encinal.org for early sign in. The fee is $10. Please have the correct change.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

For resutls from the February 4th RYC Midwinters click here:  2018 RYC Midwinters Results

Eleven Mercurys raced the final day of the series. Sunny, 70 plus degrees and a relative smooth water. The breeze got up to 7 kts, but was mostly lower during the day, but subtle shifts. The course was set up off of Lovers Point with a current running towards the ocean.

Mercury Class Members!

Our 2017 Mercury Class Racing season is winding down; let us reflect on some of the highs and lows……It has been non-stop exciting sailing, starting with Perry Cup #3 in January.

2018 MCYRA Annual Dues Are Payable Now!

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RYC got off 4 races for 5 Mercs on Sunday. Attendance was down from the previous month for various reasons including a "Mast Suicide" when it leaped from the deck while traveling in Pacific Grove.

Once again the weather for this day was comfortable, but rather difficult to race in. The wind was from the same general direction, slightly N. West, with some shifts from the Southwest, that did not last too long. The velocity maybe 5 knots, but no more. There was little wave action that seemed to occur when the wind velocity eased a bit, make it more challenging.

President's Flagship

Hello, Mercury Class Members! It has been a busy summer of racing with many events still to come this year! Our 2017 Mercury Championships, hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, were nothing short of spectacular!

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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