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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.

Rear Commodore Seminar

Southern California Yachting Association Rear Commodores Brunch and Seminar
January 27, 2019 at
South Shore Yacht Club
1099 Bayside Dr., Newport Beach
Registration begins at 10:00 Am


Brunch Menu
Continental Breakfast:
Orange juice, coffee,
bagels & cream cheese,
Fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, French toast,
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Yacht Club Management Seminar

International Order of the Blue Gavel
District 15 is hosting a yacht club management seminar.  Topics covered will include:

Yacht Club Protocol
Yachting Organizations
Yacht Club Finances
Yacht Club Legal Issues
CA Labor Laws


Location: Silver Gate Yacht Club
Saturday January 19, 2019
9:00am to 12:30pm
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MidWinter Regatta Registration Is Open

SCYA MidWinter Regatta is just around the corner. With over 600 boats and 3000 people expected to participate this is one of the largest regattas in the US. Over 25 venues help SCYA put on this 90th running of the event. Check out the NOR with registration information Read More »

90th Midwinter Regatta coming soon

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2021 America's Cup

36th America's Cup: mark your calendars for March 6th through the 21st in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. Entries for challengers opened on January 1st this year and closed on June 30 with late entries accepted until December 31st. The America's Cup World Series will be held in 2019 and...Read More »

SCYA Womens Boating Clinic Date Are Set

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Installation and Awards Dinner Update

The annual installation of SCYA Officers dinner will be held at Pachanga Resort and Casino on Saturday January 12th. If you have not yet reserved your place at the dinner please do so by CLICKING HERE . Many of you will want to stay in the area...Read More »

Calendar, Events and Opening Days for 2019

The dates and locations for the General Meetings including locations has been posted. Not all of the details are available you and this information will be added as the event comes closer. To see the schedule please CLICK HERE. Some of the upcoming Seminars are also listed...Read More »

Rear Commodore Seminar January 27, 2019

With the change of the Bridge taking place at most clubs soon SCYA will again host a seminar for Rear Commodores. This seminar will teach new incoming Rear Commodore what they need to know to insure that their years on the Bridge will be a success. The attendees...Read More »

Womens Boating Clinic Date Announced

The SCYA Women's Boating Clinic held in September was an outstanding success and was a sell out event. SCYA is committed to accommodating the individuals that were unable to attend and expand the program this year. On September 22rd at Del Rey Yacht Club we will be hosting an expanded...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 »

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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BCYC Celebrates 6o Years

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

BCYC Opening Day

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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 »