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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.


Club Náutico Baja Joins SCYA Midwinter Regatta

SCYA is again honored to have our friends from south of the boarder host a race in the 93rd running of the Midwinter Regatta. To find out more about this race or about the regatta in general please see the website.

To learn more about Club Náutico...Read More »

SCYA Midwinter Regatta Results

SCYA thanks all the host clubs, skippers, crew and volunteers that have made this 93rd running of the regatta a success. The results are posted on the SCYA Midwinter Website for the clubs that have completed their races. Pictures will also be posted...Read More »

2023 Midwinter Regatta Gear now Available

Skippers the 93rd running of the SCYA Midwinter regatta is just around the corner and you will want to outfit yourself and your crew with the latest Official Regatta Gear. We have long and short sleeve T Shirts as well as caps available on the Read More »




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Midwinter Regatta Sponsors

SCYA is proud to announce that the following companies are working with us to host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta, American Legion YC, Alans Artisian Soap,  Gallagher Finishing Touch Engraving, Christopher Haro CPA, and RPE Origins (email marketing). Please...Read More »

Registration Info Added to Website

We are pleased to announce that for most host venues the Regatta Network  registration pages are now live. Please review the list of host clubs and classes and sign up soon. Please see the SCYA Midwinter website for more information on the regatta as a whole or go...Read More »

SCYA Midwinter Regatta Info Posted

The information regarding Regatta Dates, Host Venues and Classes represented has been posted on the SCYA Midwinter Regatta website. Links to the regatta network registration pages will go up soon, making registration super simple. 

The website also contains a short history of the regatta, results and pictures...Read More »

SCYA Midwinter 93nd Annual Regatta

For 93 years sailors have come together in February to celebrate the start of the racing season by entering in the SCYA Midwinter Regatta. This years regatta will be held on the weekends February 4 & 5 and 25 & 26 depending on the venue....Read More »

SCYA Newsletter "Searchlight" Available Online

The latest edition of the SCYA newsletter has been sent out to subscribers.

The full library of “Searchlight” is  available on line HERE.

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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 »

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 »