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Updated April 29, 2019

Listing of historical hull weights, mast weights and measurement certificate info including most current information.

An * indicates an estimated weight. Last update 6/17/19.

NOR is now available for download here.

 

2019 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. 

Richmond Yacht Club – Sept. 13-14
17 boats
After a long delay on shore, the PRO Fred Paxton got the fleet out for the first 3 races of this 5 race series. John Ravizza with crew Chris Boome showed the same great speed that had helped John win the Huntington Regatta a month earlier. John was celebrating his birthday by leading all the way for a win in Race 1.

St. Francis Yacht Club has opened registration for the 2019 Joe Logan Regatta, September 21, 2019. 

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This was the 70th anniversary sailing the Labor Day regatta which back in the day counted 60 boats sailing. Launching must have been amazing.  It was our third time coming to the Stillwater YC and this was the best so far with great wind and a notably hospitable reception by the Commodore Denise Foderaro who is very enthusiastic about Mercury's and their history at the club. 

Hello all Mercury Class Members!

Just a quick update from your President, I know its been a while, but it has been a busy summer.

Since my last report the NorCal series wrapped up, another successful series for the SF Bay Fleet. Unfortunately the SoCal series never gained any traction this year, but will push through to next Spring and make it happen! Then we had Santa Barbra Spring Regatta, with 6 boast on the line.

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Mercury sailors from all districts came together for a classic few days of racing at Huntington Lake.

Hal McCormack and the San Francisco YC ran this year's Hart Nunes Mercury regatta without any hitches, which can be difficult to organize in Racoon Straits.
Last minute entries, Scott Easom (crew Haydon Stapleton) and Jim and Kathy Bradley, spiced up the racing, making for a fun but challenging day racing in Richardson Bay.

Encinal YC put on another great series thanks to their many volunteers. Encinal is a great place to test out Mercury sailing, which new Meercury sailors Charlie McKenzie and Michael Spitz found out.

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.

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!

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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

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