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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.


Membership Seminar Big Success

Our Membership Workshop held at CBYC in October was a great success with 36 participants. Discussions were centered around membership campaigns, on-boarding and membership retention, and how to attract younger members and families.

We had a very informative featured speaker, Julie Albright, who spoke about the research which led to her...Read More »


Opening Day Schedule 2020

The second version of the SCYA member opening day schedule is now available. Please CLICK HERE to view the events. If your club is not on the schedule or there are changes please contact the SCYA office.

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Christmas Boat Parades Coming Soon

Many of our area harbors are getting ready for their annual Holiday Boat Parade and so are many of our member clubs where you may be able to get a great seat and watch the festivities while having a great dinner or just a Jingle Juice Cocktail. Check with our...Read More »


N2E 2020

The 73rd running of the race to Ensenada from Newport Beach will be held over the weekend of April 24th to the 26th. While all the details have not yet been announced NOSA promises to make this a very special contest. You will probably again have 3 separate courses in...Read More »


Commodores Cruise

The SCYA Commodores Cruise was held over the weekend of October 4th through 6th in at the hotel Coral in Ensenada Mexico. This event held to thank and honor all flag officer past and present that have helped shape the yachting community, The event was a real success for the...Read More »


Halloween Edition of the Searchlight

The Halloween Edition of the SCYA Newsletter is now available on line. It has been sent out to our member clubs and those indo=ividuals the have requested to be in the mailing list. If you would like to recieve your copy in your email...Read More »


November General Meeting

The next General Meeting and Annual Election will be held November 3rd at South Shore Yacht Club
1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660

This is the annual election meeting where your has a chance to vote on the new officers and directors. Please in sure that your club...Read More »


SCYA Searchlight Newsletter

SCYA publishes a newsletter on a regular basis through out the year. This is distributed to our members and interested parties via email. We look to promote the achievements and upcoming events of our member clubs so we encourage everyone to submit information that maybe of interest to our readers...Read More »