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Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association

MERCURY ONE DESIGN - REGATTAS, RESULTS AND CLASS INFO - UPDATED 9/6/23

WELCOME TO THE 2023 MERCURY CLASS WEB SITE!

For over 78 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2023 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 2023 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 or email info@mercury-sail.com for more information.

Regattas

2023 Norcal Series NOR Available

The 2023 Norcal Series at Encinal Yacht Club begin on March 4th.  The Carmiggelt Trophy race will be held on April 1st, 2023. The final two days of the series will be held on May 6th and June 3rd.

Please find the attached NOR, SI's, and Entry form which may be brought to the first day of sailing.

Read more: 2023 Norcal Series NOR Available

Results

2024 NorCal series opener

Three intrepid Mercurys braved the weather last Saturday and enjoyed the mostly dry and very quick racing. With the puffy (10-16) and Southerly wind direction, the RC endeavored to set as long of a square leg as possible, but it was challenging. The first race was once around, with the first beat taking just 3 minutes and the entire race for the winning 8:30 minutes. The team was John Hansen and Tony Basso on #562.
The following two races were twice around, yielding a race time of approximately 17 minutes, and were both won by Randy Smith and Noah on #543. On #529, EYC Commodore Chris Davis and Staff Commodore Kevin Clark got faster as the day continued.  This was Kevin's first day on a Mercury, and well done!
 
With a squall cell visible, the fleet requested once around for race #4.  This was another quick one, and #543 was again victorious.
It should be noted (at his request) that John Hansen did not whine and ask for a shorter course for race #4.
 
The next Mercury Norcal date is April 6, and we will be racing for the beautiful Carmiggelt Trophy! Last year's winners, Jim and Kathy Bradley #553, were kind enough to drop the trophy at EYC before the racing.  Unfortunately, they cannot compete this year, but we hope to have them back racing again soon.  
 
Let's have a great turnout in April!
 
Aaron Lee

2024 SCYA Midwinter Regatta

Ten Mercury’s were entered for the 94th Midwinters Regatta at Cabrillo Beach YC.

With four of the entries traveling south from the SF Fleet.  In the usual form the fleet was competitive, mixing it up with crowded mark roundings, and close finishes.

Saturday’s conditions saw the wind ranging from 220-240 degrees as the day progressed, and wind speed up to 12 + mph.  Ben Bradley won race 1 from start to finish. Race 2 and 4 were won by Mike Burch, and race 3 by David Bacci.   Mike Burch was leading after day 1 with consistently strong finishes.

Read more: 2024 SCYA Midwinter Regatta

2023-24 RYC Small Boat Midwinter Regatta

Race 1 - Dec. 3, 2023

No report, but here are results from Richmond YC December Small Boat Midwinter Regatta with one race scored

569 Chris Lanzafame                 1

429 Dave West                           2

481 Dave Bacci                          3

558 Kurt Lahr                             4

541 Scott Jenson                       5

463 Shaum Sinawi                    6 /DNS

2023-24 Perry Cup

Perry Cup 4th Race & Final Results, February 3, 2024


John and Mike Ravizza won this season’s Perry Cup Series with a first and two second-place finishes against three other Mercs on an overcast day with a light but remarkably steady northerly breeze on Monterey Bay. Patti and Jack McAleer needed to shift the weather mark only once when the wind shifted to the right and diminished to a whisper, as the boats ghosted to the finish on a three-lap windward-leeward course that PRO Dick Clark wisely shortened after two laps.

Second place went to Bradley Schoch and Patrick O’Hara of the local fleet. They accomplished the rare feat of earning 1st in the Silver Division in addition to their overall podium finish.

Ravizza’s and Schoch’s boats were the only two to start all twelve races in the series. Third place in the series went to Dave West and Chris Krueger, who missed the first weekend’s races. Randy Smith was absent from January’s four-race installment but still finished the series in 4th place with two wins on the last day.

perry cup 23 24 final

Read more: 2023-24 Perry Cup

MCYRA

Don't Forget Your 2024 Membership Dues!

The are due now!

Just click on the image to download the membership form!

2024 Annual Dues Form

From The Prez...

2023 is fast approaching. Your executive committee has been working on the 2023 schedule with an effort to encourage you to sail in more events this year. 

Attached is a preliminary schedule for your review.  Notice we have reduced the number of Travel Trophy events to five in the hope more of you can fit this in your schedule.

Read more: From The Prez...

Mercury-Sail Is Looking For A New Webmaster...

After 25 years it's time for a new webmaster to step up and continue supporting the class.

Read more: Mercury-Sail Is Looking For A New Webmaster...

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