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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.

2022 Women's Boating Event, Sept 16,17,18, CYC. Save the Date

SCYA Midwinter 92nd Annual Regatta

For 92 years sailors have come together to celebrate the start of the sailing season by entering in the SCYA Midwinter Regatta. You too can be part of history by entering this years event scheduled over several weekends at 25+ host  venues.

This regatta has something...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 »