One-design racing regattas offer sailors of all experience levels to enjoy a day on the water.
AN DIEGO—San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) invites eligible sailors to race in the last sailing One Design Weekend event in the 2018 series. One Design Weekends take place once a month and give racers of all experience levels a chance to brush up on their sailing skills.
Some of the One Design Weekend Regattas are two-day events, but the final race in December will only be a single day event. Each one-design race in the series is independently scored; there are a maximum of nine races held each weekend, according to the Notice of Race.
There is no entry fee for any One Design Weekend Regatta. No trophies will be awarded, but the event does give practicing sailors the opportunity to race each other in a competitive arena.
According to ussailing.org, one of the benefits of one-design racing is that typically fleets encourage newcomers. The website states, “One-design classes are broken down into fleets that are located at yacht clubs and community sailing programs. Club or fleet racing takes place on a regular basis all over the country, and many fleets welcome newcomers. Contact your local yacht club or community program to get involved in one-design sailing and ask for the name of the fleet captain(s).”
Register for the regatta online by completing an entry form at sdyc.org/race. Online registration will close by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the race.
Visit the website at sdyc.org/assets/documents/2018/odw18_nor.pdf to view the full Notice of Race.