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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 race from San Francisco to Monterey, and everything in between.  The club has an excellent history hosting national and regional regattas and very active and successful Junior and Summer Sailing programs consisting of both educational and competitive events.

The new MPYC e-Sailing Hold Fast Spring Series is being held every Wednesday at 6pm until the COVID-19 shelter in place requirement is lifted and the regular Sunset Series commences.

In addition to the Championship Series, the Club has over the years developed a separate program consisting of twenty traditional races. These have become a permanent feature of the racing scene on the Monterey Bay. The following gives some information on the origin of these special races.

Mark Degrees Decimal Minutes
  Latitude Longitude
MPYC C 36° 36.89" 121° 53.68"
MPYC F 36° 36.42" 121° 53.19"
MPYC G 36° 36.64" 121° 52.74"
MPYC H 36° 36.98" 121° 52.06"
Monterey Mile Buoy 36° 37.46" 121° 53.74
Lover's Point off station  
Point Pinos 36° 38.87" 121° 56.66"
MY 1 36° 37.27" 121° 53.08"
MY 2 36° 37.98" 121° 54.26"
MY 3 36° 38.69" 121° 55.40"
MY 4 36° 40.00" 121° 54.32"
MY 5 36° 39.14" 121° 52.85"
MY 6 36° 38.30" 121° 51.28"
MY 7 36° 36.90" 121° 52.47"
MBARI "M1" 36° 45.18" 122° 1.281"
Moss Landing "MLA" 36° 47.93" 121° 48.08"
Santa Cruz Mile Buoy 36° 56.38" 122° 00.71"
Pt. Cyprus 36° 35.05" 121° 59.11"

NOTE: The mark waypoints given are approximations and may not agree with your computations, charts, or electronics. Inconsistancies are not grounds for protest, arbitration or redress.

Updated: June 06, 2020

Santa Cruz Yacht Club Marks 2020

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