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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.


2018 Midwinter Regatta

The 2017 midwinter regatta came to an end on June 19th after several weather delays. Despite southern California having one of the stormiest winters on record  and many delays all the host yacht clubs were able to hold the regatta and the sailors took advantage of the...Read More »


Boating Under the Influence

RBOC is extending its appreciation to Senator Jerry Hill [D-San Mateo] for his consideration of the concerns raised by RBOC and his decision to remove from SB 65 provisions that would have extended the boating under the influence [BUI] laws into the Vehicle Code with a prohibi¬tion against individuals drinking...Read More »


RBOC Working to Preserve Second Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

RBOC continues to oppose the AB 71 [Chiu] provision that would eliminate the state tax deduction for mortgage interest on second homes.
The California Association of Realtors, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and others are also advocat¬ing in opposition to this provision.
RBOC is concerned that AB 71 would discourage...Read More »


New State Fuel Tax Increase – what it means for boaters

Californians will pay 12 cents more per gallon of motor vehicle fuel now that SB 1 [Beall] was enacted into law on April 28.
A portion of this new tax is attribut¬able to boats, and it will be placed in the State Parks and Recreation Fund together with other funds...Read More »


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 »