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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.

Commodore's Cruise Save the Date

Friday and Saturday

Sept. 14-15, 2018



   SCYA Commodore's Cruise at

              Long Beach Yacht Club

6201 E. Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

for more information watch the website or contact

SCYA Service Center Manager or 562-433-7426


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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 »

DWYC Charity Regatta

Dana West Yacht Club invites you to join us for an eventful three days of fun for the entire family in Dana Point Harbor on June 1st through June 3rd, 2018. All events and races are open to the public.
Skippers – Assemble your top crew and signup early on...Read More »

Leukemia Cup Regatta at BCYC

Join BCYC members for some terrific events to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)!


• May 5, 2018: BCYC Fiesta for the Cure - Cinco...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 »

Opening Day Changes

We have received quite a few changes to the yacht Club Opening Day schedule since it was first posted. As a result a new schedule is posted in the member section or it can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. It is current as of 2-7-18. We will...Read More »

Opening Days

Why do our member yacht clubs stage Opening Day ceremonies even though members can sail year-round?

The custom traces back to the practices of climatically challenged clubs on the East Coast. It doesn’t really matter that yachting season never closes in Southern California. Every yacht club must have its Opening Day, or...Read More »