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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 NorCal Race Series

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

 6/3/17 * Carmiggelt Regatta

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2017 SoCal Series (Updated, Download the NOR)

L.A. Fleet and S.B. Fleet members...

May race date rescheduled to May 20, check with Park Densmore for details.
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 Series #3 Results

Nine Mercs entered the third regatta of the 2017 NORCAL Series. The day was sunny with an increasing and shifty breeze.
The water was flat with a flood tide.Race one was a single sausage finishing on the wind. The wind was 5-8 kn with some shifts. Jim and Ben Bradley had a good start at the committee boat and were never headed. Randy Smith and John Hays had a duel with Bill and Katy Worden. Smith was second and Worden third.

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2017 NorCal Series #2 Carmiggelt Results

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Saturday morning in the bay area was windy cold and rainy, but nine mercury sailors did not let the weather stop them.As the day went on, the sun came out, the rain went away, but the wind held. The gusts were clocked at 19 on the committee Boat and 9 on the steady side. For the wind ward-leeward courses the direction was OK, but the shifts were better than 20 degrees.The ebb tide became a factor as the day went on.

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2017 SoCal #2

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Another gorgeous Southern California day gave way to some fun and exciting racing in 6 to 12 knots of breeze for round 2 of  the SOCAL Series at CBYC. 3 boats were able to get 6 races off, and with no race committee available this weekend, it was rabbit starts every race with each boat getting a turn at being the rabbit.

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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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MCYRA

From The Prez 2017

April 2017
Hello again all Mercury Sailors!
2017 MCYRA Flagship

April is upon us and much has happened since my last notes to all. First I would like to welcome new member and owner of Merc 530, Victor Piltch. Victor recently purchased the boat and will be working with Pax Davis to make some user friendly improvements (i.e. taking out the raised floorboards). We are looking forward to having them out on the water soon!

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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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