A Century of Service, 1921-2021 Centennial Celebration Southern California Yachting Association

BOAT RACING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Southern California is the perfect location for inshore and offshore power and sailboat racing. The racing history is extremely rich and colorful. The stories could make a book thousands of pages long. Just pick one dedicated racing sailor or power boater and their stories could be thousands of pages long. Every day that someone heads out onto the water, especially to race, provides so many unknowns and challenges. Here we present a few historical stories of So Cal racing.

SAILBOAT RACING

Midwinters 1934-001

MIDWINTERS HISTORY1934 YACHTS IN TITLE RACE SERIES With a light drizzly breeze blowing, and threatening weather in the offing, the 12 mile course laid out for the seven classes competing in the eighth annual national midwinter sailing regatta at Los Angeles California...

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1967 RACING SCENE

1967 RACING SCENE All photos from a section in the 1967 SCYA Yachting Yearbook, pages 31-41 This is not auto play. Click through at your pace. Schooner Serena on the way to Acapulco

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Click on the titles below to see the super photo from the date and read the historical comment from the back of the photos.

POWER BOAT RACING

Long Beach – San Francisco Race

LONG BEACH TO SAN FRANCISCO RACE This story, and the photos, are from the SCYA Yachting Yearbook, 1967, pages 42 and 43, THE LONGEST AND MOST CHALLENGING offshore power boat competition ever held, the Long Beach-San Francisco Race, was won by Thunderballs,...

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