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The Southern California Yachting Association was organized in 1921 to provide a much-needed communication, educational, and organizational service to the yachting community in Southern California and Arizona.  Our objectives are to provide a forum for sharing ideas, identifying and engaging in governmental issues that affect recreational boating, promoting events, acknowledging excellence, and providing a social and educational platform to build a stronger boating community.

Regular SCYA meetings allow member club officers to build a rapport with other officers, often making lifetime friendships. Presentations are:

  • Relevant to timely issues
  • Reach back in the past that paved the path to today
  • Recognize people for major accomplishments or are expert in their field of study or sport
  • Mentoring opportunities to enlighten and overcome obstacles

SCYA assists yacht clubs in Opening Day efficiency by coordinating a master schedule to reduce date conflicts; as well as providing a mailing list so clubs can invite other SCYA member club flag officers to celebrate their special day.

There are also publications that SCYA produces for its member clubs:

  • The SCYA Race Calendar that conveniently lists races and regattas from Santa Barbara to Arizona to the Mexican border
  • The Yearbook contains member clubs' Officers, Delegates and Alternatives and their contact information
  • "The Yachting Protocol Guidelines" is a guide of the traditions in the modern world of conduct and etiquette used in the yachting community and is a handy resource for yachtsmen and leadership

In addition, SCYA provides sail numbers  as a service to the yachting community in Area J.

Extreme Sailing San Diego live on line

Want to see some of the hottest sailing action since the Americas Cup than head to San Diego on October 18th to the 21st for the Extreme Sailing event. For more information see Extreme Sailing San Diego.
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RBOC/SCYA fund Raiser

We still have a few slots open for the fund raiser on Saturday October 13th at Long Beach Yacht Club. You will have a great sit down dinner with live entertainment and a chance to participate in the auction that has some great prizes including a ride in a foiling...Read More »

Huntington Beach Airshow

3rd annual show being held October 19, 20, & 21 will feature the USAF Thunderbirds, in what will be a spectacular event. The Huntington Beach Airshow is free to the public. the shows center is located across Pacific Coast Highway- from The Waterfront Beach Resort.  Anywhere along the...Read More »

N2E Registration is Open

NOSA will again be running 3 courses heading south on April 26th 2019, Newport to Ensenada, Newport to San Diego and Newport to Dana Point.  Registration is now open and the NOR is posted at There will be something for everyone in this 72 annual running...Read More »

Govenor Brown Signs AB 2175

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the RBOC-supported AB 2175 [Aguiar-Curry] that will enhance boating safety by clarifying law enforcement’s ability to remove and store vessels under specific circumstances.
“AB 2175 will help create parity between the Harbors and Navigation Code and the Vehicle Code by allowing peace officers and...Read More »

Support RBOC and SCYA

In less than 2 weeks you will have the opportunity to bid on some great prizes including a ride on an catamaran during the San Diego Extreme Sailing Event October 18th to 21st and a BoatUS one year salt water tow membership.

Come out and...Read More »

A Successful Summer of Sailing

The month of July had over 100 unique regattas in our SCYA territory. The
month of August had over 90. Summer weeknight racing (beercans) had
PHRF events available in Newport Harbor four weeknights a week, three
nights in San Diego and Santa Monica, two nights in Long Beach, and DanaRead More »

2019 Awards Dinner and Installation of Officers


Southern California Yachting Association
Installation of 2019 Officers
January 12, 2019

Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula CA Reference: #5641975 “SCYA Installation”
RSVP early to attend this event HERE

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Shoreline YC hosts Cal 20 Championship

Shoreline Yacht Club hosted the Cal 20 Class Championships in August. Thirty-five boats signed up to compete in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets. On Friday the excitement built as the Gold fleet ran the line prior to the start. Two boats collided, eliminating them both from the rest of...Read More »

SCYA Membership Workshop

Please join your fellow yacht club officials for an interactive workshop to discuss one of the most important subjects on most club agendas:
- Membership -

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dana Point Yacht Club

Topics to be explored include:

 Member acquisition; sources.
 Advertising assets & pitfalls;...Read More »

BCYC Celebrates 6o Years

A look at BCYC from our start in 1958 through today. 

BCYC Opening Day

Want to know more please go to

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Lobster Season Starts

The 2018-19 lobster season opened at 6:00 AM on September 29, 2018 and ends on March 20, 2019. Report Cards must be returned by April 30, 2019.

Our beaches are popular for lobster fishing but can be hazardous for divers and boaters.
Divers should know their limitations. Lobster diving can be...Read More »

Need Boat Towing?

BoatUs is donating unlimited one year saltwater towing membership for the RBOC/SCYA fund raiser. This is only one of the many fine auction item that you have a chance to get. So come to the dinner and auction on October 13 at the Long beach Yacht Club...Read More »

RBOC Opposing Franks Tract Restoration in the Delta

Recreational Boaters of CA

RBOC is opposing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s proposed restoration of Franks Tract in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as the project would negatively and permanently harm present and future boating opportunities in this prime area of the Delta.

The following...Read More »

Support RBOC and SCYA Oct 13

Recreational Boaters of CA

SCYA will host a fund raiser Saturday October 13th at LBYC to raise funds to support the ongoing work of the Recreational Boaters Of California and Southern California Yachting Association. The event  runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and will...Read More »

Old Glory Boat Parade

Most of us agree that the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor is a not to be missed event and has annually ranked as one of the top ten holiday events in our nation. But boat parades are not just limited to...Read More »

Club Nautico Baja Joins SCYA

SCYA extended its reach to include a club in Ensenada, Norte California, Mexico. The members of SCYA approved granting Special Membership to Club Nautico Baja at the July general membership meeting. The club is a civil association established in 1999. The Club is also affiliated to the Mexican Federation Sailing...Read More »

Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego, October 18-21

Renowned for its intense racing, the adrenaline-fueled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Harbor Island, San Diego, following its successful debut in 2017. The penultimate stop on the action-packed global tour will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing...Read More »

90th Annual Midwinter Regatta Dates Announced

As the 2018 Midwinter Regatta concludes with the LGYC regatta on May 19th, the 2019 race committee is already gearing up for the 90th annual running of the SCYA Midwinter Regatta. The event is scheduled for the weekends of February 9/10 and 16/17. We understand that there are sometimes conflicts...Read More »

SCYA 2018 RACE Calendar Published

SCYA is pleased to announce that the 2018 race calendar is now published in an e-magazine style. The e-magazine production allows users to flip through interesting articles and content. In addition, the calendar displays our wonderful sponsors that support SCYA and the local yachting community. The calendar contains vital racing...Read More »