January Midwinters Postponed

January 19, 2018Midwinters, Regattas

Please be advised that the SCYC Race Committee has determined that it is NOT prudent to take out the race committee boats and volunteers tomorrow due to the extraordinary high surf and shoaling conditions across the Santa Cruz Harbor mouth. We regret if this may cause you to miss a fine race day if by … Read More

Veeder Cup 2017

September 5, 2017Club Features, Regattas

The 2017 Veeder Cup was underway this week in the Monterey Bay outside the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club between Lucky Duck of MPYC and Eylxir of SCYC. Light winds, prohibiting a fifth race, forced a tie in the event at 2:2, the latest in a series of local regattas, including Windjammer and Jazz Cup, stymied … Read More

August SCORE – 2017

August 28, 2017Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

The ride home to Santa Cruz from Moss Landing after the Double Angle Regatta this week was the perfect set for this month’s SCORE race. Results Congratulations to all finishers. First Place Finishers A-Fleet: Buona Sera B-Fleet: RIO Media

2017 Day On The Bay Regatta

August 17, 2017Day On The Monterey Bay

A BIG thanks to the Santa Cruz Yacht Club for another successful Day on Monterey Bay Regatta.  The 25th annual benefit regatta on August 13th raised more than $60,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The sunny, slightly breezy weather conditions were ideal for the 36 yachts in the reverse-start handicapped race around the buoys.  Congratulations … Read More

2017 75th Windjammer Regatta

August 4, 2017Windjammer

Since the 1800’s sailors have been racing from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. In the 1930, the race became immortalized as The Santa Cruz Windjammer Regatta. 2017 will celebrate the 75th running of the regatta where racers can enjoy the downwind sleigh ride, past California’s spectacular shoreline, through remarkable sea-life, and into the beautiful Monterey Bay … Read More

June SCORE – 2017

June 26, 2017Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

Warm winds from the West and smooth seas set comfortable conditions for the final day of racing in the Spring SCORE series. With points close in each fleet, fleet leaders were pressured to maintain their performance across the race courses where handicapped positions looked to be splitting hairs.  Congratulations to the First Place Finishers!  A-Fleet: … Read More


May 21, 2017Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

Strong weekend winds persisted, after a great One Design regatta the day before, for a fantastic spring regatta in Santa Cruz. As seventy-foot yachts jockeyed for superiority at the line, the jib & main fleet hounded at their heels for their chance to bite into dancing fog and 20+ knots across the course. The majority of … Read More

May One Design

May 20, 2017Club Features, One Design

Weak wind predictions were upset early in the afternoon by 15 knot winds. As the breeze built with the swell through the afternoon, racers, when not surfing, were whipped around the course, wide eyed with delight. In some cases delight turned to apprehension as lee-side sailors clung to side-ways boats and sea-soaked skippers leaned on … Read More

May Laser Regatta

May 19, 2017Club Features, Corinthians, Regattas

6 Lasers and 1 F.J. enjoyed a brisk Easterly for the first Friday Night Laser Regatta of the summer. Racing was close around the course and with some skippers in shorts, capsizes were critical points of avoidance.  The Laser Regatta kicked off the special triple regatta weekend, including One Design, S.C.O.R.E., and special appearances by … Read More


April 24, 2017Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

The fleet saw strong spring winds and swell for the April SCORE races out to Natural Bridges and around the corner to Mitchell’s Cove.  Congratulations to sailors and first place fleet finishers. A-Fleet: Merlin B-Fleet: Gandalf Jib & Main: Sailing Pair-A-Dice Complete Race Results

Midwinters Wrap Up

March 20, 2017Club Features, Midwinters

Light and variable wind but good time on the water for the late mid-winter.  Congratulations to top finishers! A-Fleet: Astra B-Fleet: Tonopah Low Jib & Main A-Fleet: Equanimity Jib & Main B-Fleet: Odonata Double Handed: Lowly Worm 2.0 Sign up for one design!  

January Midwinter’s

January 22, 2017Club Features, Midwinters

Frequent mudslides and downed trees on Hwy 17, partial shoaling of the harbor mouth, and some of the largest waves on the bay in many years kept racers ashore for the January 21 midwinter date.  Next midwinter racing is scheduled for February 18. 

Jack And Jill (2016)

December 18, 2016Club Features, Jack & Jill

Third try was a charm on a blue bird day on the bay for the annual Jack and Jill Regatta. It was great to see all the double handed racers on the water.  Congratulations to all participants & first finishers: Div A: M1 Div B:Mistress Quickly Jib And Main A: Tonopah Low Jib And Main B: Schock Therapy … Read More

December Midwinters

December 17, 2016Club Features, Midwinters

It was a beautiful day for the December midwinters. Congratulations to all finishers. First Place Finishers: Div A: Aboriginal Div B: Mistress Quickly Jib & Main-Div A: Equanimity Jib & Main-Div B: Odonata Double Handed: Lowly Worm 2.0 Complete Results Here

October SCORE

October 25, 2016Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

Many Painted Ships upon a painted ocean. Just enough wind to get around the courses in tight boat for boat racing. October’s First Place Finishers: A-Fleet: Octavia; Buona Sera B-Fleet: Worry Knot Congratulations to Series Winners: A-Fleet 1st Place: Heartbeat 2nd Place: Buona Sera 3rd Place: Astra B-Fleet 1st Place: Gandalf 2nd Place: Worry Knot 3rd Place: Rio Complete Results Are Here … Read More

September SCORE

September 26, 2016Club Features, S.C.O.R.E.

Sunday was a beautiful day on the water. Crews were out in short sleeves while a modest wind filled in across the courses. Congratulations to first place finishers: PHRF-Div A: Astra; PHRF-Div B: Mistress Quickly; Gandalf; Media: Photos from Chris Hofmann Start Slideshow

2016 74th Windjammer’s Race

September 4, 2016Windjammer

RESULTS Congratulations to First Finishers & All Competitors this year! PHRF Division 1: Edward Marez’s Buona Sera  PHRF Division 2: Howard Turner’s  Symmetry ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Complete Results Press: Windjammers Regatta to start in SF on Friday, finish in Santa Cruz

Buona Sera wins Windjammer’s Race

September 3, 2016SCYC Press, Windjammer

By Andrew Matheson, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED: 09/03/16, 11:45 PM PDT | UPDATED: ON 09/03/2016 The Buona Sera, a Santa Cruz 70 out of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club and skippered by Edward Marez, won its division in the 74th annual Windjammer’s Race. The race began Friday from the St. Francis Yacht Club in San … Read More

Windjammers Regatta to start in SF on Friday, finish in Santa Cruz

September 1, 2016SCYC Press, Windjammer

By Andrew Matheson, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Julie Jag, Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED: 09/01/16, 11:08 PM PDT | UPDATED: ON 09/01/2016 Eleven boats are expected to compete in the sailing race, which will finish off the Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz. With the exception of a brief hiatus during World War II, the race has run annually … Read More

August One Design

August 21, 2016Club Features, One Design

Santa Cruz 27 First Place Finishers were Mistress Quickly and Hanalei. Santana 22 First Place Finisher was Hot Tuna. Congratulations to all competitors! Complete Race Results are Posted Here MEDIA Start Slideshow