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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.

Dangerous Fuel Plan for Boaters

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on July 5, 2017 its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, which mirror the record high levels mandated in 2017. In particular, the volume of conventional biofuels (i.e. ethanol; E15) is set to...Read More »

July Membership Meeting Speaker

July 8, 2017 SCYA General Meeting

Guest Speaker Wayne Kotow, Executive Director

Coastal Conservation Association California


The purpose of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is to educate the public on the conservation and enhancement of coastal marine resources. The CCA has 19 state Chapters, with...Read More »

Special Announcement to all Yacht Clubs

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YACHTING ASSOCIATION is hosting a fundraiser to benefit


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

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Newport Beach

cost per person $50.00

Seated...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 »