Registration Opens for Yachting Cup

San Diego Yacht Club is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the highly anticipated 2024 Yachting Cup, San Diego’s premier spring regatta. Celebrating its 52nd year, the event will take place May 3-5, 2024, offering an unforgettable experience for sailors across a variety of fleets and racecourses.

The Yachting Cup is a Southern California staple, offering the perfect mix of intense competition on the water and camaraderie on land. With this year’s additional course, we are excited to extend the invitation to even more fleets and create an unparalleled scene on the Bay and in the Pacific. The courses this year are:

  • City Front W/L for one designs < 30’
  • a Random Leg for Classic and Navigators incorporating Bay to Roads courses
  • a W/L at Coronado Roads for One Design over 30’.

The Ton Cup, Friday night’s traditional fun race, is taking a new form in 2024. The race is on Friday, May 3 and features a free J/22 event for Yachting Cup entrants right in the La Playa basin, the perfect kick-off for sailors and spectators.

“We’re dedicated to providing free berthing to all out-of-town boats, creating the best possible racing experience for participants,” said Chair Patrick Russell, expressing his excitement to host the event.

The Yachting Cup isn’t just about sailing; it’s a celebration of camaraderie and passion for the sport. The event includes a Welcome Party on Friday night, the Yachting Cup Party on Saturday night, and an Awards Ceremony on Sunday after racing. Attendees can look forward to a live band and exceptional food and beverages.

Chick Pyle, the 2023 overall winner with Beneteau 36.7 Kea, shares his experience. “The One Design racing is the best. The 36.7 class is constantly evolving with new competitors. Everyone brings their A game, and after racing, SDYC puts on the best parties.”

Regatta veteran John Laun, the first to register with J/120 Caper, reflects on his longstanding connection with the Yachting Cup, “I’ve raced our J/120 Caper in every Yachting Cup since 2001. It has always been a favorite regatta since it attracts lots of great competitors.” Caper was the overall winner in the 2012 Yachting Cup.

Regatta Chair Patrick Russell expresses his enthusiasm, stating, “We are excited to host the 2024 Yachting Cup and bring together boaters spanning Southern California and more. This event is a true testament to the sailing spirit and the vibrant community we have on the West Coast.”

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