SCYA Midwinter Regatta returns in February, celebrates 90 years

The nation’s biggest sailing competition is back, boasting 26 venues, 100 classes and more for two weekends.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) previously announced it would be holding its 90th Midwinter Regatta on the weekends of Feb. 9 and 10, and the following weekend on Feb. 16 and 17. The nation’s largest sailing competition, which offers 26 venues, attracts more than 600 competing boats, 100 classes and more than 2,500 sailors is a great time for sailors to network and have fun on the water.

This year’s two-week format will stretch from Morro Bay to Baja California, encompassing many clubs in the Southern California region. According to a release by SCYA, “This yachting tradition is a chance to test your skills against the best skippers on the West Coast or provide an opportunity to experience the thrill of competitive racing for the first time.”

The Midwinter Regatta gives hosting yacht clubs the chance to show off what they have to offer the sailing community. Many of the major yacht clubs on the West Coast will participate.  A full listing of participating clubs is available on the official website with links to register, entry prices and Notice of Race. U.S. Sailing members can deduct $2 from the entry fee; host clubs may charge additional fees.

SCYA has contributed 98 years of service and continues to sponsor a variety of boating events, safety courses, club management training and more.

Interested parties can register for the 2019 Midwinter Regatta online at Sailing instructions and other race documents can also be found on the website at this time. For information about adding a region or sailing class, contact co-chairpersons Roger Salway or Helen Hawkins at



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