Best Racing Venues In California!


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 out 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 Midwinters Regatta

87th Annual Midwinters Regatta at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
Previous LA Harbor Action!

 February 20 - 21, 2016

Download the NOR and Entry Form here.

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'15-'16 Perry Cup Series

Perry Cup Series Resumes Saturday February 6th!

The weather forecast looks good for the Perry Cup Series finale on Saturday, February 6th.

We have several make up races along with the three races that are scheduled. Whether you have sailed in the series or not, come down and sail. 
Be ready to go in the water prior to 11am, so that we can start at noon.

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2016 Travel Trophy Series

Check back for 2016 Travel Trophy Results!

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2016 Perry Cup Series

Perry Cup Third Race Day

Eight Mercs showed up to race on a cool but sunny day with very little wind. The flee milled around the committee boat for a little over two hours before one abandoned start.
The wind about 5 knts changed direction. The course was changed and race one was started.Twice around sausage finishing downwind. Doug Baird with Kate Conway skippering and Steve Jeppesen with Ken Maring chose to go right from the start. It paid off big time as they sailed into a nice lift after they tacked to starboard. Conway had a very big lead and kept it to the finish. Jeppesen could not hold his lead over Pax Davis with Dave Morris. Davis passed Jeppesen on the second weather leg to place second with Jeppesen placing third.

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From the Prez.....

The Weather Mark
February 2016

The Mercury Class Yacht Racing Association officers work to preserve our class history, traditions and longevity. But they also look into the future. New technologies and materials are flooding the sailing world.

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Deck Stepped Mast Approved

For 2016 the MCYRA now allows interested owners to use a desk stepped mast instead of the normal keelson stepped mast.

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2016 MCYRA Membership Dues...

Are Due Now!
Download your Annual Dues Form now and get you check off to Class Treasurer Jim Bradley today.

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2016 Schedule

2016 Regatta Schedule


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Sailors for the Sea
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. 

  US Sailing
Mission: Provide leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport of sailing.
Vision: Leader in training and certification, in support for the racing sailor and in facilitating access to sailing.