YACHTING CUP NEWS

The third and final day of the 2017 Yachting Cup concluded today with a change of course due to more atypical San Diego weather. Race Committee decided early this morning to change all courses from the ocean to inside the San Diego Bay where waters were much calmer. All of the boats that sailed in Saturday's Near Roads course sailed in the South Bay and all the boats that sailed in the Middle and Far Roads courses sailed in the North Bay. All of the fleets sailed course 1 which was 7.28nm except the Pac52s and the Division AA boats. These bigger boats sailed course 2 which totaled 10.53nm. 
The breeze was on for the second day of the 2017 Yachting Cup! It was a busy and challenging day of racing, with almost 100 boats competing on three courses in the ocean. Following today, the Yachting Cup will conclude Sunday with racing on the same three ocean course venues. With the breeze hovering around 15-20 knots, it was certainly a windy day on the San Diego ocean. Coupled with 3-5 foot swells that were frequent and close together, it was a lumpy and bumpy ride out there. And if that's not enough, there was a sprinkling of rain showers every so often just to keep the sailors on their toes. Several competitors claimed the conditions reminded them of a typical day of sailing in San Francisco Bay. 
Day one of the 2017 Yachting Cup wrapped up early this evening after an exciting day on the water. With gray skies and temperatures in the mid-60s, racing occurred in the ocean and in San Diego Bay. The Yachting Cup will continue on Saturday and Sunday with racing on three ocean course venues each day. While the rest of the city was out celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Pac52s were celebrating their inaugural race as a Class out on the ocean course. Four boats (Fox, Invisible Hand, Rio, and Bad Pak) competed in three races on an especially long course, each leg measuring 1.7nm. After a slight postponement while the wind picked up, racing began at noon in about 10 knots of wind.
Check out the awards for this year's Yachting Cup. Featuring the new Yachting Cup logo courtesy of Lois Harrington, these brushed medal awards will go to top finishers in each class.
Just in time for summer, the San Diego Yacht Club has a new partnership with sunscreen brand Bare Republic to encourage sun safety on and off the water. Perfect for active individuals, Bare Republic makes lightweight sunscreens that are non-whitening and non-greasy for both your face and your body. Their sunscreens are naturally scented, broad spectrum, and are great for both adults and children. Our favorite part is that Bare Republic is local to San Diego and is extremely eco-friendly.
Jackets, vests, duffel bags, backpacks, short sleeve and long sleeve shirts, hats and more! All available for pre-order now, and for sale during Yachting Cup Weekend at San Diego Yacht Club. Thanks for Pirates Lair for providing the gear, featuring the new Yachting Cup logo! http://store.pirateslair.com/yachting-cup/
San Diego Yacht Club’s signature spring event, the Yachting Cup regatta, returns on May 5-7, 2017 for the 45th year. Over 80 entries are expected for this year’s regatta from numerous yacht clubs around Southern California as well as international yacht clubs from Canada, Uruguay, and Bermuda. The 2017 Yachting Cup will feature ocean buoy racing on Friday for the Pac52 and West Coast 70 classes. These scores from Friday will count towards their overall Yachting Cup class standings. Also taking place on Friday afternoon is the Ton Cup, a random leg race inside San Diego Bay. Racing continues on Saturday and Sunday with two venues out on the Pacific Ocean and one in San Diego Bay. Each day will feature post-race activities and parties back at SDYC after racing.
One of San Diego Yacht Club’s most anticipated spring events, the Yachting Cup regatta, takes place for the 45th year on May 5-7, 2017. Over 80 entries are expected for this year’s regatta from numerous yacht clubs around Southern California. Early entries for this year’s race include a handful of West Coast 70s including 2017 Islands Race winner Roy Disney’s Andrews 70 Pyewacket. The Pac52 Class will compete in their inaugural event including Victor Wild’s Fox who won the Friday Ton Cup race in the 2016 Yachting Cup. Several past overall and class winners have already entered this year's event. Back to capture another title is the 2015 overall winner, Neil Fraser on his 1D35 Mexican Divorce.
With two months to go until the 2017 Yachting Cup, we caught up with one of the event chairs, Joanne O'Dea. Joanne has a long history of volunteering her time on SDYC committees and has chaired numerous SDYC events. Most recently, Joanne was awarded the SDYC 2016 Alonso de Jessop Memorial Award for her exceptional services to the yachting community.
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.
Yachting Cup sailors and race fans! Use the hashtag #YachtingCup as you prepare, compete, watch and party with the Yachting Cup. We'd love to see what your experiences are at San Diego Yacht Club's premiere spring regatta.
For sailors, springtime in San Diego can only mean one thing. While the rest of the country enjoys warmer weather and blossoming wildlife, the sailing community is training and strategizing for Yachting Cup, the premiere spring regatta of the San Diego Yacht Club.
The San Diego Yacht Club would like to recognize First National Bullion and their support of the 2015 Yachting Cup by naming the Friday bay race the “First National Bullion Bay Race.” First National Bullion is a top rated Precious Metals Broker/Dealer with programs designed to assist investors in the purchase of precious metals for delivery, storage, or for IRA Accounts, and to educate investors about the opportunity and risks associated with precious metal investing. Member Jon Cavuoto has been wonderful to work with and FNB will also be supplying some prizes for the top sailors who complete the annual Yachting Cup, we are looking forward to seeing them at the event!
This year marks the 43rd running of the Yachting Cup Regatta, SDYC’s signature event. Again this year is the expanded two and a half day format which combines both random leg racing with windward leeward buoy courses that will truly test the competitors.
The Yachting Cup is registered with Sailors for the Sea as a Clean Regatta. As such, all competitors’ attention is drawn to the second Basic Principle of the Racing Rules of Sailing - Environmental Responsibility, which states: "Participants are encouraged to minimize any adverse environmental impact of the sport of sailing."
This year we are pleased to announce that PHRF San Diego will have Yachting Cup scored as the Ed Cotter PHRF Championship Regatta and the event will also be on the PHRF San Diego High Point Calendar!
San Diego, CA (May 4, 2014) – The heat wave that had hovered over California began to give way today as the 42nd annual Yachting Cup regatta awoke to its third and final day for the 11 competing fleets.
San Diego, CA (May 3, 2014) – In the "you can’t have it all" theme, the racing today at the 42nd running of the Yachting Cup Regatta fell one item short. The day had full sun and a dry heat, the mariachis were passionately playing, and the evening beverages were in synch with the Cinco de Mayo celebration. If only the wind came to the party.
San Diego, CA (May 2, 2014) – Record temperatures and the sizzle of Cinco de Mayo celebrations set the stage for the 42nd running of the Yachting Cup Regatta on May 2-4. Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, 11 fleets will compete in one design and PHRF handicap divisions.
The 2013 Yachting Cup was held at San Diego Yacht Club on Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5. After competitors picked up their document packets in the Jessop Room provided by Sailing Supply and Harken along with Mount Gay Rum hats for all, the weekend started off with a bang on Friday night at the "VIP Skippers Party".
Racing on Saturday and Sunday was back to ‘moderate San Diego’ – nothing like the storm-laden NOOD regatta in March. Skies were clear and the winds were a mild 6 – 8 kts from the south southwest. 87 boats assigned across three courses made their way to the start lines all located in the ocean.