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.