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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.

COY Seminar at KHYC

At the beginning of March the Club of the Year committee sponsored a seminar at King Harbor Yacht Club for all clubs that are hoping to get the prestigious honor of being Club of the Year. Clubs enter the years long competition in one of 3 categories depending upon their...Read More »

2019 Race Calendar

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 »

March Board & General Meeting

Enjoy a Classical, Celtic, romantic, folkloric performance at the upcoming
SCYA Saint Patrick’s Day Brunch and General Meeting
Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Silver Gate Yacht Club
$40 per person (NO Blazers! Wear GREEN!) RSVP
9:30 a.m. Board Meeting    11:00 a.m. Brunch

Dorothy Barth, is a...Read More »

N2E Count Down

The 72nd running of the Newport to Ensenada Race is right around the corner with the racers set to take off April 26th. The race again will feature 3 courses. Racers can go to Ensenada, San Diego or Dana Point. NOSA has provided something for everyone. Check it out at...Read More »

SCYA Womens Boating Clinic Date Are Set

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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 »

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 »