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Race three of the 4 part Encinal YC Mercury series was a perfect example of what sailing in the Estuary can be. Moderate breeze, flat water and sunshine. The wind settled in to Westerly with some good puffs towards the middle of day allowing for a 5 race day over paperclip courses two times around.

Last weekend two NorCal teams (Doug Baird, Lyn Hines), 3 SoCal teams (Bob Burns, Park Densmore, Mike Burch) made the trip to Santa Barbara, as well as Santa Barbara GT, for the Cinco de Mayo Regatta hosted again by the Santa Barbara Sailing Club. The Santa Barbara Sailing Club was very enthusiastic to have Mercury's participating since they made up one of the largest fleets for the regatta except the Laser qualification trophies.

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Updated April 29, 2019

The Carmiggelt Regatta was a success thanks to a break in the weather and the Encinal YC race committees willingness to launch races.

Because the predominant wind was crossways to the normal fetch of the Estuary,

Well hello again all Mercury class members near and far!!
It’s time for a class update!!

So Perry Cup 2, 3, and 4 were canceled because of stormy weather as was Mid-Winters…..As many of us had hopes of getting the season back on track in March, Nor Cal #1 and So Cal #1 both were canceled due to, yep you guessed it, STORMY weather!

Notice Of Race, 2019 Mercury Class NorCal Series


Organizing Authority: Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda, CA

Sailing Dates:
•3/02/19 • 4/06/19 (Carmiggelt Regatta) • 5/11/19 • 6/01/19

Seven Mercurys sailed with two brand new crews out of RYC, Charlie Mckenzie, new to Mercury Class and Dan Brandt, the RYC sailing coach. The 2019 Mercury Nationals at RYC is creating significant buzz in that very active small boat sailing club as these new competitors evidence.

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Sailing in gray and occasional light rain the first race was a drifter, half sausage course (downwind finish at s/f line, wind out of south. Jim Bradley wins start, West finds a groove with new suit of prototype North Sails (first suit of Mercury sails in nearly half a century!) and wins first race. Randy Smith second, Jim and Kathy Bradley third. Two more dropped out with one directly headed to the great EYC bar looking over the Estuary.

Due to high wind and unsafe on the water conditions, racing on both days was cancelled.  

Thanks to the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club for again hosting this regatta. 

Race reports, interviews and scores will be available shortly after each regatta.

Hello Mercury class,

The Class held its annual meeting Saturday January 19th in Paso Robles.  Here is a brief recap of what was discussed and voted on.
Lyn Hines of the San Francisco Bay Fleet presented a bid for the Richmond Yacht Club to host our National Championships this year.  Dates are September 12-15 2019……The bid was accepted and planning for the event is moving forward.

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 Saturday’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.

Time to renew your 2019 MCYRA dues!

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

The Mercury Class Annual Meeting will be held at the Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn in Paso Robles, Saturday January 19th at noon. 
Please contact Secretary Jim Bradley, at info@mercury-sail.com for any items you wish to put on the agenda.

Hello Fellow Mercury Class Members!
Been awhile since I last reported on the happenings in the class, but hey, it’s been a busy summer!! Here’s a recap! 

Hart Nunes, San Francisco Y.C. another excellent job of putting on a fun day of racing. Chris & Jeff Lanzfame coming away with the win!

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 “game” 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!

Hart Nunes is just around the corner, July 7th! Held at the SFYC in Belvedere….. sign up today and go enjoy one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the bay area! Next, there’s Huntington Lake! July 28th and 29th, that’s just a month and half away! This is a “can’t” miss regatta if you have not sailed there before! Don’t forget the National Championships will be held at the Los Angeles Yacht Club, August 16th thru August 19th. As I had shared with all of you after the class meeting in January, it was decided, if someone has “new” sails for the Nationals, it is the skipper’s reasonability to make sure they measure in. In other words, if you bring new sails to the Nationals and they fail to measure in, you will not be able to use them, period.

On another note: Paxton Davis sent out lists (3 to be exact) to district reps listing people in the class that have not paid their MCYRA dues. Please pay your dues, it is part of what helps sustain the class and its only $40.00!

Now get out there and race your boat!! Your boat will love you for it, and more times than not, you will have fun!!!

See you on the water!
Park
Merc 572

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.

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