2015 News

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!