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.

2020 Race Schedule

RaceDateClubInformation
LAYC Opening Day RegattaJanuary 25LAYCInformation
Mid-Winter Around Catalina Island RaceFebruary 1-2LAYCInformation
Tanspacific Maritime Cup RegattaMarch 1LAYCInformation
Port of Los Angeles Harbor CupMarch 6-8LAYCInformation
George Griffith Series - Race #1March 21LAYCInformation
George Griffith Series - Race #2April 18LAYCInformation
Fast FridayMay 8LAYC
Fast FridayMay 15LAYC
Tahiti Transpac 2020May 28TPYC
Fast FridayMay 29LAYC
Fast FridayJune 12LAYC
Fast FridayJune 26LAYC
Fast FridayJuly 10LAYC
Fast FridayJuly 17LAYC
Fast FridayAugust 7LAYC
Fast FridayAugust 14LAYC
Catch Me Who Can Coastal Pursuit RaceAugust 15LAYCResults
Fast FridayAugust 21LAYC
Fast FridayAugust 28LAYC
Harbor Series - Howland's Landing Layover RaceSeptember 12-13LAYCInformation
Fast FridaySeptember 18LAYC
Mercury Pacific Coast Championship September 26-27LAYC Information
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