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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.


2021 Revised Race Calendar

As we move through the year racing is opening up and many clubs are modifying thier racing schedules. The latest racing schedule has been posted. To view this schedule please see the RACE CALENDAR page of this website.

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SCYA Newsletter "Searchlight" Available Online

The latest edition of the SCYA newsletter has been sent out to subscribers. It is available on line HERE.

Past issues are also available on line HERE.

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2021 Opening Day Schedule Released

We have been in contact with most of our members to find out about thier opening day plans. The schedule is posted and can be accessed HERE. As much of our service area is still dealing with Covid 19 restrictions these schedules can and will...Read More »


SCYA Announces 2020 Award Winners

The Southern California Yachting Association recently held is 2021 officer and director installation dinner via Zoom. SCYA also takes this opportunity to announce  and honor the winners of the many awards that are given out annually for clubs and individuals that have made extra ordinary contributions to the sport of...Read More »


SCYA 92nd Annual Midwinter Regatta Postponed

Due to the uncertainty of various Covid-19 related restrictions on racing in Southern California, the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) has announced the postponement 2021’s Midwinter Regatta. Next year marks the Centennial Anniversary of SCYA and it is with great disappointment to have to delay SCYA’s signature racing event –...Read More »


SCYA Office

SCYA has had a physical presents in Long Beach for many years. As we have become more and more service oriented we tried to bring more services to your location. Due to the Covid 19 virus and the stay at home during the spring of 2020 we further change out...Read More »


N2E race to be held

The 2021 Newport to Ensenada sailboat race is scheduled to start April 23. There will again be 3 coursed to enter so the race will have something for everyone. You will be able to enter Newport to Dana Point, or Newport to San Diego , or Newport to Ensenada. In...Read More »


Pandemic Powerhouse Performance Award

SCYA created the Pandemic Powerhouse Performance Awards to recognize the achievement of our member yacht clubs in dealing with the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the action taken by our member clubs to deal with this unusual situation. The judges were completely blown away by the submissions. Some were over...Read More »