Yacht Racing Association
The YRA’s Summer Series for full crew on short courses will continue on May 8.
The OYRA Series will resume on the 22nd, with the Duxship Race around the Duxbury Reef buoy (off Bolinas) and the Lightship.
San Francisco Yacht Club’s Elite Keel invites J/105, Express 37, J/88, Melges 24, J/70, SF Bay IOD, Knarr and J/24 fleets to race on May 1-2.
“Shake off the dust, swab the decks, and brush up on your social skills. It’s time to emerge from isolation and go sailing,” writes Moore 24 secretary/treasurer Sarah Raymoure. The Moore 24 fleet will sail their Nationals at Santa Cruz May 7-9. Why? “Arms vaxxed, hulls waxed and ready to kick AXX!” says Sarah. Register here.
On May 8, Monterey Peninsula YC will host the Club Laser Champs.
On May 15-16, St. Francis YC will welcome invited one-design dinghies to the Elvstrom/Zellerbach Regatta, then they’ll welcome invited classes, ORR and PHRF keelboats to the Stone Cup on May 21-23.
The Master Mariners Regatta for classic vessels is a go for the 29th, the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
Also on Memorial Day Weekend is the Whiskeytown Sailing Association’s Memorial Weekend Regatta on Whiskeytown Lake.
Los Angeles YC’s Breakout Regatta Series will continue on May 8.
California Offshore Race Week returns! It will start on May 29, with the Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco Bay to Monterey. On May 31, racers will depart Monterey for Santa Barbara in the Coastal Cup. The SoCal 300 will wrap up the series on June 3-5. Got a really, really fast boat, like a MOD70? The CA 500 is for you. Sail all the way from San Francisco to San Diego nonstop on June 3-5.
For info on all of the above, see www.offshoreraceweek.com.
High School Sailing
High school racing resumes this weekend for the first time since the pandemic struck. Encinal YC will host the NorCal Championships on May 1-2, while the US Sailing Center of Long Beach hosts the SoCal Championships. USSCLB will host the Gold Pacific Coast Championship on May 8-9. All of these regattas will be sailed in CFJs.
For many more regattas and events around the region, check our May Calendar, coming out in the May issue of Latitude 38 this Friday, April 30.