September Racing Preview

Hopefully by now your plans for Labor Day Weekend are all squared away. If not, take a look at our preview of events coming up this holiday weekend.

On September 6-8, Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego will host the International 14 Nationals. SFYC will host the International Knarr Championships on September 6-14. The IKCs rotate through the Bay Area every three years.

The Tahoe YC invites Laser fleets to their annual Laser Fleet Championships on September 7-8. Laser Standard and Radial rigs and Picos will sail on Stampede Reservoir near Truckee. A large group campsite is available, with BBQ, hosted cocktails and a bonfire. See www.regattanetwork.com/event/19248. On the same weekend, San Diego YC will host an Olympic Classes Regatta and Santa Cruz YC will host the West Marine Fun Regatta for kids.

Bright Hour
What would a September racing preview be without a photo from Rolex Big Boat Series?
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

Have you signed up for Rolex Big Boat Series yet? If not, time is running out. The deadline to enter is August 31. St. Francis YC will host the regatta on September 12-15. See our preview coming out in the September issue of Latitude 38 on Friday (in the Sightings section). Also on September 12-15, Richmond YC will run the Mercury Nationals.

raft-up in Half Moon Bay
SSS sailors gather at HMBYC’s dock in foggy Pillar Point Harbor.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

The singlehanders and doublehanders of the SSS will sail to Half Moon Bay on Saturday the 14th. On September 14-15, SCYC will host the Melges 24 California Cup, and the Finn Pacific Coast Championship will sail on San Diego Bay out of SDYC.

Richmond YC’s Totally Dinghy Regatta will take place on September 21-22. Register by September 9 to ensure that your class has a start.

Encore, Point Bonita
The Koides’ Sydney 36 CR Encore races past Point Bonita in last year’s YRA Season Closer.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

At the end of September, the Tiburon Peninsula will be a hub of yacht racing. CYC will host the Corinthian Regatta (no longer the YRA Season Closer) on September 28-29. Neighboring SFYC will host a Multihull Regatta that weekend. And, CYC will welcome the Nordic Folkboat International Regatta on September 29-October 4.

As usual, the above is just a small sampling of the numerous regattas and races available in California in the coming month. Each year it seems the list of events grows longer. For more, check out our Calendar coming out Friday in the September issue of Latitude 38. And feel free to add events to this posting by commenting below.

1 Comment

  1. Christine Weaver
    Christine Weaver 3 months ago

    We made a slight correction to this post on September 5.

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