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For over 72 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2017 the class continues to thrive and grow with great racing throughout all of California.   We have expanded the class archive section with some great historical docs and images with more to be added. And as always use the site learn about our history of competitive racing on the water and and family oriented activities off the water.

In 2017 we continue to attract top sailors in the best California racing venues but we don't forget to have fun. With regattas hosted in the San Francisco bay area, Carmel, Monterey, Huntington Lake in the Sierras, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego great competition is close by and always a challenge! Our active regatta schedule has events occurring every month of the year.  Mercury sailboats are easy to store, trailer and launch. And you can get started on a budget with competitive used boats starting around $1000. For a closer look at a boat or a test sail as a crew contact a fleet representative

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Regattas

2017 Cinco De Mayo/Race Of Champions

NEW DATE 5/6-5/7, Santa Barbara Sailing Club
Circumstances have required us to move the regatta previously scheduled at SBYC May 20-21 back to the SBSC on May 5-6.
Sorry for any inconvience this may cause. When NOR is available this announcement will be updated. 

Waiting For The Morning Breeze  

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2017 NorCal Race Series

NOR below...


NOTICE OF RACE‚Ä® 2017 MERCURY CLASS NORCAL SERIES
Organizing Authority: Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda, CA

3/4/17, 4/8/17*, 5/13/17, 6/3/17 * Carmiggelt Regatta

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2017 SoCal Series (Updated, Download the NOR)

L.A. Fleet and S.B. Fleet members...
We are going to start racing opposite of the NorCal series and call it the SoCal series. Running one day of racing on the same day of the NorCal series.

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2017 Homecoming Regatta / SYC 75th Anniversary

MERCURY CLASS HOMECOMING REGATTA
SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB
OCTOBER 21, 2017

To the Mercury Class Members, Honorary Life Members, Past Presidents, and Friends of the fleet:
You are invited to attend the Homecoming festivities at the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Please put the date on your calendar. The Sausalito Yacht Club has opened its doors to all involved in the Mercury Class. We are hoping for a large attendance, both for the racing and for the dinner that evening.

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Results

2017 NorCal #1

The weather forecast had 12-13 knots of wind with puffs close to 20 with some rain. It never happened.
The course was across the estuary twice around, finishing downwind. Each race took over 20 minutes. The puffy shifts 
made for some good racing. Twelve Mercs raced in this opening of the NORCAL Series.

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2017 SoCal #1

L.A. Mercury Fleet had its inaugural SOCAL Series on Saturday with blue skies and 4 to 7 knots of breeze. The intention is to sail the same Saturdays as the NORCAL series and promote more activity within the fleet. Three boats came out, race 1 was  2 laps 4 knots of breeze out of the south /SW, Park Densmore got out ahead right after the start and lead the whole way, with Brad Bergeron taking second, Tom Priest coming in third.

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2017 Los Angeles Midwinters

With all this rainy weather, the Cabrillo Beach YC was able to run a two day regatta. Several other clubs cancelled their regattas.There were three races on Saturday and three on Sunday.

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2017 Travel Trophy Series

George Rosman Travel Trophy Series

2017 Travel Trophy Series has started! George Rosman, MCYRA Chief Measurer from 1961 to 1974, established this event to encourage Mercury owners to travel to regattas. George felt by encouraging trailering of their boats Mercury sailors would become better all around yachtsmen and build friendships throughout the State of California.

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MCYRA

From The New 2017 Prez.....

February 2017
Hello All Mercury Association Members!
2017 MCYRA Flagship

I am honored to have been elected the class President for 2017. Most of you have known me for many years, but those who don’t, I look forward to meeting each of you and working with everyone to promote and continually improve the class! I would like to acknowledge Eric Conn, who graciously served as class President for 3 years! What a terrific job he did keeping the class heading in the in right direction!

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RaceQs, Free Race GPS Tracking App...

As noted in in this month's "From The Prez..." article the MCYRA approved the use of GPS course tracking for post race review. How do you do this easily?
raceqs

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