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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.
It is with sincere regret that the American Legion Yacht Club (ALYC) announces postponement of our planned Opening Day Ceremonies on Sunday, May 5th. Many of you may know we’ve been in an ongoing dispute with our partner of nearly 53 years, American Legion Post 291, which renders our regular...Read More »
The background information about London Bridge Yacht Club in Lake Havasu City has been updated to reflect the latest information. This club was chartered in 2005 with a mission to promote safe boating and to provide social opportunities for the members. The primary event and fundraiser is the Christmas Boat...Read More »
Since we first posted the opening day information for our member clubs there have been many changes. Many of these involve a change of date or change of contact. Most recently we recieved a change of contact for HHYC. Please check this website for any new information before you go...Read More »
In our mission to educate the boating community on revenant issues we recently held our annual medical emergencies at sea seminar at Long Beach Yacht Club. 41 sailors attended to find out what they can do when faced with a medical emergency while on the water. Many of the attendees...Read More »
The SCYA 2019 race calendar is now available. It covers most regattas and many seminars held by SCYA member clubs in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. If we missed an event let us know and we will try to highlight if on the website. The calendar can...Read More »
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 »