Sunday, February 22, 2015

SCYA Midwinters Preview

J/70 sailing off San Diego, California(San Diego, CA)- Over the February 21-22nd weekend, the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) will be hosting the famous SCYA Midwinters at over four yacht clubs in four different venues across the region.

The event’s history is packed with legendary sailors and their boats from the early days to the present. In 1928, SCYA and the LA Junior Chamber of Commerce teamed up to sponsor the first Midwinters which was promoted as an example of the sports “paradise” that Southern California offered in the winter. As expected, the event attracted boats from the Great Lakes, Atlantic Coast and the rest of the Pacific Coast, and some of the best-known yachtsmen in America, including Clifford Mallory, John Alden and Herbert Stone, editor of Yachting have participated over time.

A number of J/Classes are participating; in the San Diego area the J/70s are sailing at Coronado YC and San Diego YC is hosting J/80s, J/105s, J/109s and J/120s.  In the Los Angeles area, the PHRF Classes will be at King Harbor YC and more J/109s will be hosted at California YC.   Sailing photo credits- Bronny Daniels/ Joy  For more SCYA Midwinters sailing information