McNish Classic comes to Channel Islands Harbor

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club’s regatta is positioned as balancing competitive racing with fine sailing.

OXNARD — Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club will host the 41st annual McNish Classic Yacht Race at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, July 28.

Race organizers have advertised the McNish Classic as a regatta attracting classic yachts from up and down the Pacific coast since its inception more than 40 years ago.

“Some years, nearly 40 yachts have participated: some serious racers, others just enjoying the fine sailing,” the regatta’s website states. “From the 135-foot Yacht America to the 18-foot Gearys, every entrant has a chance to be crowned a champion! All the keelboats vie for the prestigious Strathmore Cup and the skipper’s weight in champagne awarded to the ‘First to Finish.’”

The McNish Classic will feature a 17-mile course off the coast of Channel Islands and Ventura harbors. Racing begins at noon on July 28, with the first boat leading an inverted start.

A barbecue and trophy presentation will be held after racing at Pacific Corinthian YC, with awards given in each class and for best elapsed time, Bristol Boat and “First to Finish.

Regatta participants are invited to a free taco bar the night before racing (July 27).

The skippers meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on July 28. Pacific Corinthian YC offers dock spaces at no charge.

Call Kevin Dickmann 805-312-7319 or the Pacific Corinthian YC office at 805-985-PCYC (7292) for more information, or visit to download the entry form.

Share This:


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *