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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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Regattas

2016 Hart Nunes Regatta

Sunday, July 9, 2016
San Francisco Yacht Club
Belvedere, California

 Sailing in Raccoon Straits

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2016 National Championship And Huntington Lake Regatta

Huntington Lake Start
We Are Going Back To Huntington Lake For 2016!

The Huntington Lake Regatta is immediately followed by the 2016 National Championship Series
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Huntington Lake Regatta

2 races Saturday July 23, 2016

1 race Sunday, July 24, 2016 

2016 National Championship

First race is Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2016 2:00 PM Warning

2 races Monday, July 25, 2016

2 races Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Results

NorCal #1 Make Up

Ten Mercs raced June 25, 2016 in the makeup races for the March cancellation. A warm day with flat water and a shifty breeze between 4 and 8 knots. There was a flood tide. The Alameda side of the course were puffs of a more westerly direction. The Oakland shore would be of a northerly direction. In the center of the course it might be a lighter breeze.

The first race was a once around sausage finishing on the wind. Jack McAleer and Eric Stasovich played the Alameda shore and built up a nice lead. He held it on the run and easily won. Randy Smith and Jeff Holder placed second. Dave West and Chris Krueger were third.

Race two was a double sausage. Pax Davis and John Selback played the Oakland shore. They were able to hold of West to go on to win. West was second ahead of Bill Buckingham and Blair Peterson who placed third.

Race three Smith did very well on the Alameda side to take the lead. This was another double sausage. Nobody could touch him, he easily won. Buckingham, new to the class was doing very well and placed second. McAleer had to claw his way through the fleet to place third.

Race four was the same course and the same winner, Smith. The first four Mercs picked up a very northerly wind and almost reached to the weather mark. The run was reach most of the way and then back on the second lap. This separated these Mercs from the rest of the fleet. John Hansen and Tony Basso did an excellent job of moving from fourth to second. Bill Worden and Chris Davis placed third.

Race five was a single sausage. Once again Smith was first at the weather mark. On the run, the beam reach came in and he did an horizon job on the fleet. Davis and Hal and Anne McCormack duked it out on the downed and beam reach leg. Davis placed second and McCormack was third.

Smith won easily for the day. Davis was second winning the tie breaker over Buckingham. Davis won the Norcal Series.
19 Mercs participated in the series, 17 were from the SF Bay Fleet. Many thanks to Marianne and Ken Popplewell for doing all the race committee work for the entire series and to the Encinal YC.

2016 NORCAL
No Skipper Race                                     Day Series Throw Net  
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total Total Out    
580 Davis 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 6 2 4 2 2 5 7 1 6 4 2 20 53 24 29 1
553 J Bradley 2 1 3 3 1 5 3 6 1 1 3 1 5 3 11 11 11 11 11 55 93 44 49 2
543 Smith 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 4 2 4 1 2 2 5 1 1 1 10 109 40 69 3
432 Worden 4 3 2 4 3 3 9 3 2 12 12 12 12 12 5 8 5 3 7 28 121 48 73 4
571 McCormack 9 9 9 9 4 2 6 8 9 3 1 3 4 1 9 6 4 5 3 27 113 36 77 5
538 Ritz 6 5 7 7 6 7 5 1 7 7 5 7 9 4 8 10 9 9 8 44 127 37 90 6
481 Buckingham 9 9 9 9 9 6 8 5 4 12 12 12 12 12 4 3 2 6 4 19 156 48 108 7
461 Mueller 5 6 5 2 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 9 6 8 11 11 11 11 11 55 158 44 114 8
459 McAleer 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 1 7 3 8 6 25 171 48 123 9
558 B Bradley 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 8 6 10 6 10 4 10 7 9 40 167 41 126 10
562 Hansen 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 6 9 7 2 5 29 175 48 127 11
565 Erickson 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 5 9 5 3 10 11 11 11 11 11 55 173 44 129 12
429 West 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 3 2 8 10 11 34 180 48 132 13
548 Nelson 3 4 4 5 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 55 181 48 133 14
508 Baird 9 9 9 9 5 4 1 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 55 182 48 134 15
576 Trela 8 8 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 11 8 7 11 11 11 11 11 55 178 44 134 16
574 O’Connor 9 9 9 9 8 9 7 9 5 8 7 10 7 9 11 11 11 11 11 55 179 44 135 17
584 Jeppesen 9 9 9 9 7 8 4 7 3 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 55 189 48 141 18
577 Chargin 7 7 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 8 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 55 187 45 142 19

2016 NorCal Series #4, McCormack Wins - Davis Leads Series

Eleven Mercs entered the third edition of the 2016 Norcal Series. The water was smooth. The wind very shifty, velocity 4-10 kts. A very warm day without a lot of sun. The northerly that came from Oakland, would not go away and the southerly off Alameda never developed, but there was some weasterly.

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2016 NorCal Series #3 Homecoming Regatta (Updated)

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Nine Mercs entered the racing on a day with smooth water, but very shifty and a velocity ranging 4-12 in puffs.This brought 13 Mercs who have participated in the two days of the series.

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MCYRA

From the Prez...

June, 2016

Here is a great idea from Larry Nelson, MCYRA VP, and owner of #548.  Each yacht club has newsletter either printed and/or online. The Mercury Class would benefit if an occasional bit of news or even a picture where included in various class member’s newsletters.

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Tag Your Ride...

With a MCYRA class emblem decal! Thanks to Larry Nelson, MCYRA VP, vinyl class emblem window stickers are now available. 

Order one for each of your vehicles and give one to your crew member. 
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Joe Logan Regatta Schedule Change...

The Joe Logan Regatta scheduled for October 29-30 off the St Francis YC has a change of date.

The regatta is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th.

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