Kettenburg & Classic Yacht Regatta kicks off summer sailing in San Diego

San Diego Yacht Club hosts competition in conjunction with Ancient Mariners Sailing Society, June 28-30.

SAN DIEGO—Active owners of PC/PCC classes, Kettenburg boats (built before 1985) and other full keel sailboats with all-wood hull construction (also built before 1985) are invited to participate in the Kettenburg & Classic Yacht Regatta, which is hosted by San Diego Yacht Club and Ancient Mariners Sailing Society, June 28-30.

Registration, welcome reception and Concours D’Elegance take place on Friday, June 28; buoy racing begins at noon on June 29. A Saturday post-race reception, Concours award presentation and PC class history presentation will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Bay racing will take place June 30 from noon to 4 p.m.; the awards ceremony runs from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Racing will take place in the Pacific Ocean, west of Coronado Island and in the Coronado Roads.

Entries must be filed before June 21 at 6 p.m.; submit entries online at Each entry is reviewed by Ancient Marines Sailing Society before being deemed as verified.

The entry fee is $125 through June 15 and $150 after between June 16 and 21. The fee includes slip assignment, use of San Diego YC facilities for up to seven days one hat, one T-shirt, one Concours Cocktail entry, Concours reception, Saturday reception and racing.

Entrants can also make a voluntary contribution of $25 (or more) to the KCY Charity Cup. Those who do make such contributions will be included in scoring of the KCY Charity Cup Race.

One sailboat and one powerboat will be awarded the Best of Show prizes, both of which will be presented at the Concours D’Elegance event. Judges will decide whether additional awards will be presented.

“Prizes will be presented for each competitive race class as listed in the Sailing Instructions,” the Notice of Race stated. “The KCY Charity Cup, which is designated as a perpetual trophy, shall be presented to the eligible boat that finishes first, based on corrected time, in the KCY Charity Cup Race.”

Proceeds from the KCY Charity Cup will be donated to the San Diego YC Sailing Foundation – PC History Fund (which is celebrating its 90th anniversary).

Sailing Instructions will be available on June 28.

Contact Jeff Johnson, San Diego YC’s waterfront director, or Danielle Richards, the regatta’s co-chair, for more information. Johnson can be reached at 619-758-6310 or Richards is available at 619-322-7512 or

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