Racing

Los Angeles Yacht Club has a long history of competitive racing and was founded with the purpose of promoting sailboat racing of all types.  We are well known for race management and organization. LAYC has been the starting club for the biennial Transpac race for more than 70 years. Club members organize several regattas each year, including the George Griffith Series, the Harbor Series, the intercollegiate invitational Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup to name a few. Members were very involved in running the Olympic sailing events in 1984, and we look forward to helping again in 2028. The Clubhouse collection of trophies and memorabilia proves that big and small the club races them all.

One way the club has delivered on its purpose to encourage the sport of racing was to introduce the George Griffith series in 2014. This series of three racing days, each followed by a party at the club, was introduced at George’s behest to keep alive the Corinthian spirit and comradery of racing sailboats. The series also helps to celebrate and memorialize the many contributions George made to sailboat racing, the club, and boating in general. Perhaps one of the most notable was his design guidance in the development of the now legendary Cal 40’s, which dominated Transpac in the 60’s. George and his brother won the 1941 Transpac race and he was the most senior member of the Transpac Yacht Club when he passed away in September 2012. At that time, he was also the 4th most senior member of the LAYC having been commodore in 1971. Throughout the summer in 2012, George and his wife Mille could be found with family and friends aboard Sarissa at their mooring at Howland’s Landing.

2021 Race Schedule

RaceDateClubInformation
Mid-Winter Around Catalina Island RaceFebruary 6-7LAYCCANCELED
George Griffith Series - Race #1March 20LAYCInformation
LAYC Breakout Series - Race # 1April 10LAYCInformation
George Griffith Series - Race #2April 17LAYCInformation
LAYC Breakout Series - Race # 2May 7LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJune 2CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJune 4LAYCInformation
LAYC Opening Day RegattaJune 5LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJune 9CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJune 11LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJune 16CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJune 18LAYCInformation
LAYC Breakout Series - Race # 3June 19LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJune 23CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJune 25LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJune 30CBYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJuly 7CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJuly 9LAYCInformation
CBYC Cal 20 Hurricane Gulch ShootoutJuly 10CBYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJuly 14CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJuly 16LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJuly 21CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJuly 23LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayJuly 28CBYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayAugust 4CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceJuly 30LAYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceAugust 6LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayAugust 11CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceAugust 13LAYCInformation
Catch Me Who Can Coastal Pesuit RaceAugust 14LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayAugust 18CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceAugust 20LAYCInformation
CBYC Wet WednesdayAugust 25CBYCInformation
LAYC Fast Friday RaceAugust 27LAYCInformation
Harbor Series - Howland's Landing Layover RaceSeptember 11LAYCInformation
Mercury National Championship RegattaOctober 2-3LAYCInformation
Round Catalina Island RaceOctober 9LAYC Information
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - Cal Maritime InvitationalOctober 22-24LAYCInformation
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