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.

2019 Race Schedule

RaceDateClubInformation
LAYC Opening Day RegattaJanuary 26LAYCInformation
Mid-Winter Around Catalina Island RaceFebruary 2-3LAYCInformation
SCYA Mid-Winter RegattaFebruary 16-17SCYAInformation
Rapid StartsFebruary 23CBYCInformation
US Sailing Race Management SeminarMarch 2 CBYCInformation
Tanspacific Maritime Cup RegattaMarch 3LAYCInformation
Port of Los Angeles Harbor CupMarch 8-10LAYCInformation
George Griffith Series - Race #1March 23LAYCInformation
Wet WednesdayApril 3CBYCInformation
Point Fermin Inverted Start RaceApril 7CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayApril 10CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayApril 17CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayApril 24CBYCInformation
Marina CupApril 26-27CBYCInformation
George Griffith Series - Race #2April 20LAYCInformation
Wet WednesdayMay 1CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayMay 8CBYCInformation
Spring One Design RegattaMay 10-11CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayMay 15CBYCInformation
Eli Reuben Memorial (Opti) RegattaMay 18-19CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayMay 22CBYCInformation
Around Catalina to Dana Point RaceMay 26-27CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayMay 29CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJune 5CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJune 12CBYCInformation
Walt Elliot ChallengeJune 16ASPBYCInformation
KHYC to CBYCJune 16CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJune 19CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJune 26CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJuly 3CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJuly 10CBYCInformation
Cal 20 SoCal/Fleet 4 ChampionshipJuly 14CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJuly 17CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJuly 24CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayJuly 31CBYCInformation
Farr 40 Pre-WorldsAugust - TBDCBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayAugust 7CBYCInformation
Opti West Coast ChampionshipAugust 10-11CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayAugust 14CBYCInformation
Catch Me Who Can Coastal Pursuit RaceAugust 17LAYCResults
Wet WednesdayAugust 21CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdayAugust 28CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdaySeptember 4CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdaySeptember 11CBYCInformation
Harbor Series - Howland's Landing Layover RaceSeptember 14-15LAYCInformation
Perry #1 420September 14-15CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdaySeptember 18CBYCInformation
Wet WednesdaySeptember 25CBYCInformation
Mercury Pacific Coast Championship September 28-29LAYC Information
San Pedro Bay CupOctober 5CBYCInformation
Fall Point Fermin Inverted Start Charity RaceNovember 2CBYCInformation
Fall One-Design RegattaNovember 9-10CBYCInformation
Holiday Opti RegattaDecember 7-8CBYCInformation
CBYC Club Championship Open: FJTBDCBYCInformation
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