SCYYRA was formed in October of 1977, under the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA). SCYYRA’s purpose is to improve sailing skills of youth yacht racing sailors in Southern California. SCYYRA consists of 25 Southern California Yacht Clubs from Santa Barbara to San Diego who agree to coordinate junior sailing activities for the benefit of all. A healthy junior sailing scene builds future yacht club membership and ensures the future of our sport. The most challenging task is coordinating the junior sailing calendar and running the 7 junior sailing series that SCYYRA hosts each year. The formula has worked. Southern California has produced an impressive number of College All Americans, national champions, and Olympians. This is a direct result of a well organized junior sailing scene that provides a multitude of opportunities for kids to get time on the water.
We are pleased to announce the list of accepted sailors for the 2017 SCYYRA Clinic. The clinic will be held at the US Sailing Center Long Beach on December 2-3.
We have a great group of coaches lined up this year!
See you there!
Next year's racing calendar has been published! Thanks to the SCYYRA Board for their efforts in organizing the calendar.
Clinic Date: December 2-3, 2017 at the United States Sailing Center - Long Beach
Applications Due: November 17, 2017
Advanced Racing sailors in Southern California are invited to apply. Sailors must be in the 8th grade or higher, and have significant racing experience. This includes participants in the SCYYRA Shadden, Ullman, Frost, Perry Series’, and other SoCal High School aged sailors that have been involved in serious C420, CFJ, Laser or Laser Radial programs.
Members of the 2018 SCYYRA Advanced Racing Team are required to attend the clinic. Please complete the application online by November 17, 2017. We will publish the list of accepted sailors on the SCYYRA Website by or before Wednesday evening November 22, 2017.
Congratulations to the following sailors selected for the 2018 SCYYRA Advanced Racing Team. Sailors were chosen based on regatta results between September 1st and August 31st, as well as age, ability, sportsmanship and geographic location. Please note, team members are required to attend the Advanced Racing Clinic.
Coming up on October 21-22 is the BCYC Corinthian Cup! The Corinthian Cup Regatta is unique in that sailors are competing for the Team High-Point Perpetual Trophy in addition to individual low point awards within each class.
How it works: the Team High-Point combines participation as well as performance to determine an overall winning yacht club. Each registered Newport-area sailor receives 1 point toward their yacht club team score. Travel teams receive 5 points per registered sailor. Top 5 finishers in each class are awarded points based on their final ranking (1st: 10 points, 2nd: 8 points, 3rd: 6 points, 4th: 4 points, 5th: 2 points) in addition to their participation points.
The first event of the Hamlin Series is the Halloween Regatta, October 28 at ABYC. Because this is a one day regatta the Race Committee has generously offered to continue running races after the other fleets are done - especially if the conditions are good. We plan to have a clinic Sunday, but we need to know if you are interested so we can plan accordingly. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.