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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.


Special Announcement to all Yacht Clubs

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YACHTING ASSOCIATION is hosting a fundraiser to benefit

RECREATIONAL BOATERS OF CALIFORNIA and SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YACHTING ASSOCIATION

Saturday, August 12, 2017        5 pm to 10 pm at

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Newport Beach

cost per person $50.00

Seated...Read More »


Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Began May 1

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast. The quarantine begins May 1 and applies to all species of mussels that are recreationally harvested along the California coast, including all bays and estuaries. The quarantine is in place...Read More »


New Bill AB 78 Supported By RBOC and SCYA

Recently, Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) adopted a positon in support of AB 78, legislation that would expand the allowed use of a distinctive blue light on public safety vessels. Under AB 78, vessels owned by fire departments, or fire protection districts, may...Read More »


SCYA and RBOC Supports SB 704 DBW Collaboration

Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) adopted its supporting position of SB 704, legislation that would place into law the collaboration between the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and the Conservation Corps, and the use of members of the Conservation Corps in implementing...Read More »


Wheelchair Regatta at Silvergate YC June 11

On June 11th, Silver Gate Yacht Club in San Diego will host the 57th edition of a wonderful tradition – our Wheel Chair Regatta. During the event, volunteers take some of our physically and/or mentally challenged citizens for a tour of the beautiful San Diego Bay. This outing on...Read More »


California Boater Card

BoatUS Foundation online boating safety course approved by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 12, 2017 - A new law says California boaters will need to go to school, and the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety has the right course to...Read More »


MidWinter Regatta 2018 dates announced

The  2017 MidWinter Regatta officially wraps up on May 6th when LGYC holds races in the San Bernardino mountains for the remote control boats. Despite the sever weather over the 2 main regatta weekends in February that caused a number of clubs to postpone their regattas...Read More »


Membership Meeting

Board and General Membership Meeting May 12

Del Rey Yacht Club 13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Board Meeting 4:30pm
General Meeting & Dinner 6 pm

Presentation of the George & Kay Fisher Memorial Award to Tom O'Conner and Marilyn Hoenemeyer
Join us for a Mexican Fiesta with  Live Mariachi's during our cocktail...Read More »


Medical Emergencies at Sea Seminar

May 6th, 2017
Long Beach Yacht Club
6201 E. Appian Way. Long Beach, CA 90803
Registration 830 am - 9 am
Seminar 9 am - 230 pm
Lunch included and Seminar counts toward Club Of The Year points
$50 per person RSVP by clicking HERE
Please mail check payable to...Read More »