February 21, 2024
San Diego Yacht Membership is now open to register 2024 Yachting Cup, San Diego’s premier spring regatta.  Picture courtesy Mark Albertazzi/SDYC

San Diego Yacht Membership is now open to register 2024 Yachting Cup, San Diego’s premier spring regatta. 

Now in its 52nd yr, the occasion will happen from Could 3 to Could 5 for sailors throughout quite a lot of fleets.
 
The Yachting Cup is a Southern California staple regatta, providing competitors on the water, and camaraderie on land.

With this yr’s extra course,  the membership extends the invitation to extra fleets on the Bay and within the Pacific. The programs this yr are (1) Metropolis Entrance W/L for one designs < 30’, (2) a Redesign for Traditional and Navigators incorporating Bay to Roads programs, and (3) a W/L at Coronado Roads for One Design over 30’.
 
The weekend’s Ton Cup, Friday night time’s conventional enjoyable race, is taking a brand new kind in 2024. The race is on Friday, Could 3,and encompasses a free J/22 occasion for Yachting Cup entrants proper within the La Playa basin, the right kick-off for sailors and spectators.
 
“We’re devoted to offering free berthing to all out-of-town boats, creating the absolute best racing expertise for individuals,” mentioned Chair Patrick Russell.
 
The occasion schedule features a Welcome Occasion on Friday night time, the Yachting Cup Occasion on Saturday night time, and an Awards Ceremony on Sunday after racing. Attendees can sit up for a dwell band and distinctive meals and drinks.
 
Chick Pyle, the 2023 general winner with Beneteau 36.7 Kea, mentioned: “The One Design racing is the perfect. The 36.7 class is consistently evolving with new opponents. Everybody brings their AA-game and after racing, SDYC places on the perfect events.”
 
Regatta veteran John Laun, the primary to register with the J/120 caper, displays on his longstanding reference to the Yachting Cup, “I’ve raced our J/120 caper in each Yachting Cup since 2001. It has at all times been a favourite regatta because it attracts plenty of nice opponents.” Caper was the general winner within the 2012 Yachting Cup.
 
The 2024 Yachting Cup is sponsored by Ballast Level Brewing Firm, First Nationwide Bullion, Mount Homosexual Rum, Helly Hansen, SD Boatworks, and Bay Membership Resort and Marina.

For extra info and to register, please go to www.yachtingcup.com.