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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.

Dock Walker Training

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s) and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, the Bay Foundation (DBW’s Clean Vessel Act program) in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadrons, and Mission Bay Yacht Club
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Safety at Sea ---- BCYC


Do you know what to do next?
Attend the
Coastal Safety At Sea Seminar
February 25, 2018 • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presented by US Sailing • Hosted by BCYC
• Specifically designed for Inland and Coastal Racers and Cruisers
• Applies to...Read More »

Race Management Seminar

US Sailing will be holding a one day race management seminar at Long Beach Yacht Club on March 3 2018. The course will be taught by Mark Townsend and stare at 8:00 am and run till about 5:00 pm. Contact Steve Meyer for further information

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SCYA Midwinter Regatta

The start of 89th annual the midwinter regatta is coming up in a little over a week. In most venues the regatta will be held over the weekend of February 10th  and 11th or February 17th and 18th. There will be 27 host  venues and over 600 skippers participating in...Read More »

Opening Day Changes

We have received quite a few changes to the yacht Club Opening Day schedule since it was first posted. As a result a new schedule is posted in the member section or it can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. It is current as of 2-7-18. We will...Read More »

SuperBowl Regatta

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and Lido 14 Fleet 2 present the
2018 Super Bowl Charity Regatta
benefitting the Santa Monica Bay Sailing Foundation

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Opening Days

Why do our member yacht clubs stage Opening Day ceremonies even though members can sail year-round?

The custom traces back to the practices of climatically challenged clubs on the East Coast. It doesn’t really matter that yachting season never closes in Southern California. Every yacht club must have its Opening Day, or...Read More »

SCYA Old-Timers Awards

Largest number of Staff Commodores present at the October meeting Hollywood YC

Annually SCYA encourages all the member clubs to bring as many Staff Commodores to the fall meeting. This years event was at the Long Beach Yacht Club on October 2nd. The turn out...Read More »

Club Management Seminar

Presented by the Yacht Racing Union of Southern

Saturday, November 11, 2017
LONG BEACH YACHT CLUB   6201 E. Appian Way, Long Beach, 90803

Best Galley Practices --- Food Safety Guru Jeff Nelken

Directors & Officers Duties & Responsibilities --- Speaker: Lu Torrez...Read More »

Club Judge Seminar

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AOCYC Fall Finale Regatta

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Seminar at BCYC


       WHO should attend:  Those interested in Becoming a Regional or National PRO or needing to be recertified
Successful Completion of this Course is one of the requirements to become a...Read More »

Safety at Sea Seminar Jan 13, 2018

Safety at Sea Seminar Presented by

US Sailing and Del Rey Yacht Club

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