SCYA Midwinter Regatta at CYC This weekend!

Alejandro and Crew

Come and join the fun – be part of the 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta. In 2016, California Yacht Club invites the following classes to race: Martin 242, Star, J/80, J/24, Tartan 101 and J/109.

Competitors must file a CYC Entry Form along with the SCYA Midwinter Entry Form (the CYC Entry is online, please drop off or mail the SCYA form to CYC at 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, the SCYA form may also be faxed to 310.822.3658). Deadline for entries will be 1900 hours on Friday, February 19th.

After racing on both Saturday and Sunday, sailors can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar at the club. And don’t forget to pick up a Midwinter t-shirt.

SCYA Midwinter Regatta sponsors: West Marine, North Sails, Quantum Sail Design Group, Ullman Sails, Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, The Mariner, The Log and Meridian Worldwide Transportation Group.

Please contact dockmaster Evan Davis at [email protected] or 310.823.4567 for questions regarding mooring, launching or storage.

2016 District 5 and Star Class Calendar

It’s a special year anytime the Star Worlds come to the US. This time the Star Worlds will be in Miami hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club April 7th through 17th. What this means is many boats usually in California for the spring regattas will be in Miami.

Another import regatta to note is the North American Championship hosted by Chicago Yacht Club September 27th – October 2nd.


2016 District 5 Calendar

District 5 2016 Midwinters 02/20/2016  –  02/21/2016
District 5 2016 Rollins Bowl 05/21/2016  –  05/22/2016
District 5 2016 Cal Race Week 06/04/2016  –  06/05/2016
District 5 2016 Baxter Bowl 06/18/2016  –  06/19/2016
District 5 2016 King of Spain 07/09/2016  –  07/10/2016
District 5 2016 Sr.Thomas Lipton Cup 08/13/2016  –  08/14/2016

2016 Championship Calendar

ISCYRA 2016 Star Worlds 04/07/2016 – 04/17/2016
ISCYRA 2016 Star European Championship 07/12/2016 – 07/17/2016
ISCYRA 2016 South American Championship 07/27/2016 – 07/31/2016
ISCYRA 2016 Eastern Hemisphere Championship 08/30/2016 – 09/04/2016
ISCYRA 2016 North American Championship 09/27/2016 – 10/02/2016
ISCYRA 2017 Star World Championship 07/01/2017 – 07/08/2017

Please note, always verify regatta dates at the Star Class website.

Szabo / Ducommun Wins!

Szabo / Ducommun Wins SSL Lake Grand SlamCongratulation George Szabo and Patrick Ducommun for their win at the SSL Lake Grand Slam! The win earned them $25,000 and 3,000 SSL points toward their SSL ranking. Read regatta report here.

Lipton Cup August 8,9 Getting Ready for North American Championship

With the North American Championship being held this year on the West Coast, hosted by Seattle Yacht Club, two Seattle boats (8466 Larry Whipple and 7620 Derek DeCouteau) will be joining the fun and sun in Santa Barbara with the rest of the District 5 Star Fleets. If you are planning to attend, please contact Dave Young at (805) 689-7245 to arrange housing.

2015 Lipton Cup 7 Registered

13 and Counting for the 2015 King of Spain at CYC July 11, 12

The King of Spain regatta this weekend will prove to be a great turnout as well. Like Rollins Bowl and Baxter Bowl, some of the top Star boat teams have signed up to compete for the 87 years old King of Spain Trophy. Here are the list of registered boats:

2015 King of Spain Registered

D5 Blue Star Championship & Baxter Bowl at NHYC June 20, 21

D5 Championship is just around the corner! June 20th and 21st at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. We are expecting an excellent turn out very much like the Rollins Bowl. Please note, weigh in of both skipper and crew are required, also BOTH skipper and crew must be current Star Class paid members.

Class membership may be completed online (Crewman may join as an associate member of the class.):

Your score will not be valid if you and your crew are not paid class member for 2015, so please take care of this detail early.

Regatta documentation and online registration are posted on
Online Registration Link

A Truly International Class

Few sailboat classes can claim this title. What started as a drawing on the desk of Francis Sweisguth in the fall of 1910 in New York, has become an international class with a rich Olympic history and active fleets as far as Russia, Australia, Europe, not to mention North and South America. This year, the Star Class World Championship will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina hosted by Club Nautico San Isidro November 1st – 10th. All regatta documents are available on the class website along with boat transport information. For West Coast boats interested in going, contact Erick Lange before May 29th for transport pricing from port of Los Angeles and back or from port of Los Angeles to Buenos Aires to port of Miami for the 2016 World Championship.

Erick Lange
[email protected]

2015 Star World Championship information page.

All 2015 Star Class Championship Schedule.

Ready for some Star Boat racing?

2010 Baxter Start

Photo by Christine Mills

After a long spring break in our District 5 Star schedule, May brings the start of the Starlight Series hosted my California Yacht Club, and The Rollins Bowl Regatta hosted my San Diego Yacht Club.

Join the Santa Monica Bay and Los Angeles Harbor Star Fleets every Thursday starting May 14th for some tight and competitive Star racing. Warning signal is at 17:57 with 3 short races schedule for each of the 15 evenings! Online registration is now open. $60 for 15 Thursday nights of racing on a Star only race course is a heck of a deal! All Starlight documentation are available on CYC website.

2015 Starlight:
Online Registration
2014 Starlight Photos (CYC)

The 53rd Annual Rollins Bowl Regatta is one of the biggest Star regatta on our District schedule. The after party hosted my Mrs. Rollins is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Rub elbows and share war stories with living legends of our class. San Diego Yacht Club has opened online registration and posted all regatta documentation.

53rd Annual Rollins Bowl Regatta May 23,24:
Online Registration
After race party info.

86th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta Feb 21-22 @ CYC

It is still not too late to register for the 86th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta. Once again CYC will be hosting the Stars among other classes for a weekend regatta in Santa Monica Bay. To register please visit CYC’s Midwinter Regatta Page.