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Racing

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club has a long and rich history of Yacht Racing.  From its inception in 1953 MPYC has been sponsoring yacht races on the Monterey bay for both MPYC members and racers from other clubs.  At present the Club sponsors over 100 races a year from the favorite Wednesday night "beer Can" races to the 100KM Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey and everything in between.  The club has an excellent history hosting National and regional regattas and a very active and successful Junior and Summer Sailing programs consisting of both educational and competitive events.

All Documents are available for download for the 2016 racing season.

  • 2017 Race Packet which includes the
    • Entry Form - fill out and return to the Race Chairperson
    • Liability Waiver - fill out and return to the Race Chairperson
    • Sailing Instructions
    • Course Sheet
    • and the super-detailed map of mark locations
  • 2017 Race Schedule - updated March 13, 2017

The 52nd Shields National Championship Regatta, last held in Monterey in 1984!, was held September 28 – October 1, 2016.  More information about this event is available on their web site.

The size and participation in the Victoria fleet is building quickly, primarily because buying and maintaining a boat is extremely inexpensive and you are -almost- guaranteed to not get wet during the race.

the Course Heading Chart was updated in April 2009.  Any volunteers interested in getting even more information should contact the MPYC Webmaster for an Excel Template.

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