Welcome to the 2016 Yachting Cup

Yachting Cup, San Diego Yacht Club’s spring signature regatta, will be sailed for the 44th time April 29 - May 1, 2016. Sailors from throughout Southern California and beyond put Yachting Cup on their calendars to compete for the prestigious trophies awarded in this premier event.

One design and handicap racing fleets compete over three days on courses in the ocean or in San Diego Bay, usually in ideal sailing conditions normal for this time of year. After racing, crews gather at race parties at SDYC’s beautiful Club facilities for socializing and planning the next day’s strategies.

All our SDYC Board, Yachting Cup Committee, Race Committee and staff are dedicated to presenting a truly enjoyable yacht racing experience for sailors, both on and off the water. Please let any of us know how we can help in any aspect of the regatta.

Sail fast and have fun!

Doug Werner
2016 Commodore
San Diego Yacht Club


Another spirited Yachting Cup has wrapped up and, as always, this year’s regatta was full of character. After a tiring, bumpy day on Saturday, many competitors were relieved that Sunday’s races were back to familiar conditions. On all three courses, most competitors looked less stressed and pleased to see smoother seas.
Day two of Yachting Cup featured a lot of activity spread throughout the three ocean courses where eighty-five boats competed in twelve different classes. The Race Committee fit in 4 races on Courses A and B but only 3 races on Course C due to shifty winds and 4-5 foot swells. Throughout the day incredibly tight navigating was needed around weather marks, giving an excuse for sailors to showcase their maneuvering talent.
Day one of San Diego Yacht Club’s signature spring regatta, Yachting Cup, wrapped up Friday evening with the first race in San Diego Bay. Eighty-five boats in four classes participated in the Friday Ton Cup Race of Yachting Cup weekend. The Yachting Cup will continue on Saturday and Sunday with racing on three ocean course venues each day.
San Diego Yacht Club’s signature spring regatta, Yachting Cup, is just around the corner and many prominent sailors are eagerly awaiting and training for the event. There are about 50 boats registered from over a dozen yacht clubs, and there is still room on the registration list for participants to sign-up as nearly 100 entries are expected.
There's one word that competitors won't be using to describe the final day of racing at the 2015 Yachting Cup: boring. Sunday's racing saw split head sails, shrimped kites, and a sailor in the water all in one race. Ultimately, it was Neil Fraser's Mexican Divorce that was selected as the overall winner for the 43rd annual Yachting Cup. With 11 different fleets and heavy competition throughout each, the Organizing Authority had quite a tedious task in selecting the overall Yachting Cup winner.
Though today’s winds lacked the strength of Friday’s first race, spirits and competition were stronger than ever. More than just one of the largest regattas in Southern California, Yachting Cup is a great place for sailors of all fleets and competition level to get together for the love of sailing and thrill of competition.
The first race is in the books for Yachting Cup, San Diego Yacht Club’s premier spring regatta. The three-day regatta will continue through Sunday, May 3rd and racing will take place on three different courses.
This year marks the 43rd year of the Yachting Cup, San Diego Yacht Club’s spring signature regatta. This premier regatta brings together very competitive fleets of handicap and one design classes for 3 days of racing on both bay and ocean courses. The conditions are usually perfect.

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