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Los Angeles Yacht Club to award championship for Mercury Class

Mercury Class 2018 National Championship will be held at Los Angeles Yacht Club, Aug. 16-19.

SAN PEDRO — Mercury Class boaters will be competing in a national championship off the coast of San Pedro, Aug. 16-19, as Los Angeles Yacht Club will host the Mercury Class 2019 National Championship Regatta.

The regatta is open to all eligible boats in the Mercury Class; boaters must also maintain current membership in the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association.

Entrants must pay a registration fee of $160 per boat; the entry fee includes two dinners on Aug. 18 at Los Angeles YC.

Registration will take place Aug. 16 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Aug. 17 (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) in the clubhouse. Three races are scheduled for Aug. 17, followed by two races on Aug. 18. Racing will begin at 11:55 a.m. both days.

Aug. 19 is designated as “Reserve Race Day.” Any races not completed on Aug. 18 will be held on Aug. 19.

Winning teams will be awarded Mercury Class Championship Perpetual Trophies. Trophies will also be awarded to Gold Fleet Skipper (placing 1 through 5) and Silver Fleet Skipper (placing 1 through 3).

Trailer parking and storage is available at Cabrillo Dry Boat Storage, Aug. 16-19.

Contact Regatta Chair Kevin Heffernan at 626-255-1856 or racing@layc.org for more information.

Los Angeles YC is at 285 Whalers Walk in San Pedro.

Photo: Los Angeles Yacht Club

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