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For over 70 years the Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association (MCYRA) has been racing throughout California. For 2016 we have launched an updated website which will enable you to get the latest news from all your portable devices.  Explore the site to see our history of great racing with friends and family oriented activities.

As a competitive class attracting top sailors in the best California racing venues 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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2016 NorCal Series #3 Homecoming Regatta


Organizing Authority: Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda, CA

5/14/16, 6/4/16

Homecoming Perpetual Trophy
This trophy was donated by Peter Sutter and designed and built by Leonard Delmas. The Homecoming Regatta was sailed in honor of the Builder, Ernie Nunes and later other builders. Currently the regatta is held at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda.

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2016 Travel Trophy Series With Cinco Updates...

About the George Rosman Travel Trophy Series

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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'16 Cinco de Mayo

Baird wins light air Cinco de Mayo Regatta

2016 Cinco De Mayo Winner, Doug Baird

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2016 NorCal Series #2 Carmiggelt Results

The first NORCAL regatta in March was postponed due to a storm with pretty high winds. The races today, NORCAL #2, forecasting some rain, but winds 8-10 knots westerly, eight Mercs entered. The water was flat with very little boat traffic. There was rain, but not much.

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Huntington Lake Is On!

Huntington Lake
GOOD NEWS everybody.  The lake will be full by Memorial Day and they plan to keep Huntington full until Labor Day. 

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NorCal #1 Rescheduled To June 25, 2016

Norcal #1 which was abandoned due to weather concerns has been offically rescheduled to June 25, 2016.

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From the Prez...

The Weather Mark, April 2016


Close call. I was putting my mast away after the class championships in Alameda.  A terminal for one of the upper shrouds simply fell off in my hand. Another mishap happened to a top skipper when his main sheet broke in the middle while approaching the weather mark. In both cases the gear has been replaced but the lesson remains.

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We pledge our commitment to clean waters ands shores by participating in Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regatta program. We vow to fulfill, and encourage others to fulfill, the goals and requirements of Clean Regattas as set forth by Sailors for the Sea, and to work to protect and restore our waters for the use and enjoyment of current and futrue generations. 

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