Del Rey Yacht Club |

February 10 – 11 , 2018





San Diego Argonauts DragonFlite 95 Points Racing

Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond

Click on Image to go to the USA Distributor

SDYC SCYA Midwinter Regatta

San Diego, CA     February 10-11, 2018






CYC SCYA Midwinter Regatta

Marina del Rey, CA      February 10-11, 2018




SoCal’s Drew Freides Captures Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Regatta Win

From the Melges 20 Class Website:

MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2018) – Sunshine and big breeze ushered in the final day of competition at the 2017-18 Miami Winter Series hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC). With idyllic, simply spectacular racing conditions in place for a third day in a row, it’s no surprise Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE took the overall win alongside of team members Morgan Reeser as tactician and Charlie Smythe.

Confirming the final podium positions are Russia’s Vladimir Prosikhin’s NIKA in second, and following in third, flying high with the Monaquese flag, was Achille Onorato’s MASCALZONE LATINO, JR.

With two rounds of 2017-18 Miami Winter Series racing complete, the ranking is well on its way to being defined. Freides officially commands the lead by a slim margin. Prosikin and Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS round out the podium spots. Onorato and Alexis Michas’ MIDNIGHT SUN completes the top five.

READ MORE……………………………

Complete Results


Bidding Adieu to Ports O’ Call Village

From The Log:


The Rise of San Pedro Public Market


SAN PEDRO— For anyone who has seen “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Carol Kane’s rambunctious Lillian Kaushtupper stands for many lifelong residents who live in colorful parts of town, complete with graffiti, pollution and decrepit housing, but adamantly oppose any alterations that could change his or her beloved hometown, faults and all, to a comical extent. Plans to demolish Ports O’ Call Village, a beloved local hangout, in order to build the new, stylish and gentrified San Pedro Public Market have seen an emotional outburst from members of the community as well as the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission.

Construction on the planned San Pedro Public Market, which is expected to replace Ports O’ Call Village, will soon be under construction. The city of Los Angeles plans to spend $100 million on building a Fisherman Wharf-style waterfront marketplace in the shadows of the Vincent Thomas Bridge by 2020.

READ MORE………………………………………….




Big Boat Sailors use DF Racing Boats to sail small, grow fast!


All across North America, the DF65 & DF95 are expanding beyond the traditional model yachting enthusiasts and are finding new venues in “big boat” yacht clubs and sailing clubs at an incredible pace!

The availability, instant delivery and affordability of the DF95 & DF65  are helping these big boat sailors build fleets and build interest in sailing beyond their normal membership avenues. At a time when interest in sailing has been shrinking globally, the RC sailing approach has been a welcome, new fun alternative  to sailing for these yacht clubs to increase interest and activity! Historically many of the these clubs have found RC sailing too hard to build, too expensive, and too far on the hobby side to get a fleet up and racing.

The development  the last couple years of easy to assemble, and affordable boats like the DF65 & DF95  have caused many of these clubs to rethink their approach to radio sailing, and redefining their “frostbiting ” sailing to include RC boats.

Kialoa II Returns to Australia – Sydney to Hobart Race

From Yachts and Yachting.com

By Bow Caddy Media 1 Jan 05:33 GMT1 January 2018

In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name – came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Some 46 years later the restored Kialoa II has returned to the race under the ownership of Paddy and Keith Broughton and – despite breaking her boom barely halfway to Hobart – completed the 630 nautical mile course six hours faster than her Line Honours winning time in 1971.

Kialoa II © Stefano Gattini / Studio Borlenghi / Rolex

Invoking the spirit of her 1970s run to Hobart all of her male crew members sported retro moustaches of that era – also raising money for the Movember charity – and all of the crew wore terry towelling hats.

We spoke to Paddy Broughton just after Kialoa II docked in Hobart to find out how they fared once they had lost the use of the boom and whether they would be back again.

Cover Photo Credit: Kialoa heads south © Crosbie Lorimer

Jeff Simon Memorial Regatta Results


N2E introduces YB Tracking

Adding more safety and excitement to the 2018 race!

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif; February 5, 2018 – Raising the safety bar for the 71st annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race while setting a new standard for the involvement of friends and family is what its new relationship with YB Tracking is all about, said Newport Ocean Sailing Association officials.

Racers on all three courses; the iconic 125-mile course to Ensenada, the new short course to Dana Point, and the Border Run course to San Diego will carry the trackers.

“We’re all about safety first, but it’s also an amazing opportunity for the sailing community and non-sailors see what this classic and storied race is all about,” said NOSA Commodore Daniel Hodge. “It’s a very exciting opportunity for N2E that also provided the race true international exposure. I’m really excited that NOSA has stepped up; not only to create more opportunities for racers but also for up-and-coming racers all the while garnering worldwide exposure for our sponsors.”

For the high school and collegiate racers on the short course, YB Tracking will serve as a valuable learning tool. Racers can review the race data and analyze how to do better from a different perspective.

For N2E sponsors, YB tracking will be available on the Website of our major sponsor, the Los Angeles Times, on the NOSA Web site, and on mobile and social media apps so shore side sailing enthusiasts can follow along.

The move means N2E joins the like of other major sailing regattas like Transpac, San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race, the Islands Race and even the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race use YB Tracking.

“As a racer, I am very excited YB Tracking will be implemented for the 2018 Ensenada Race so that friends and family can follow the race as the boats head to Mexico. It will allow spectators to keep track of their favorite boats and gain insight into tactical decisions and overnight lead changes that usually go unnoticed,” said Shaun Prestridge, a new NOSA board member. “Like many racers, I will be sharing a link to tracking page on my social media handles.”

YB Tracking, previously known as Yellowbrick Tracking, has been providing racers on land and at sea its satellite mapping hardware and software since 2009.

“YB Tracking looks forward to supporting the N2E team towards another exciting and memorable edition of the race!, said YB Tracking’s Alex Burgis who believes the use of satellite tracking both promotes safety as well as spectator engagement. “YB Tracking offers a robust, tried and tested tracking solution allowing for both Race Officials and fans of the event to follow the action on the water,” he said.

Race mapping can be accessed free of charge via links which will be posted before the race. As the start of N2E 2018 nears, a link will populate in the list of upcoming races at ybtracking.com.

Additionally, the monitors behind the front desk of the Hotel Coral in Ensenada will display the progress of the fleet so those checking in to the hotel will quickly know the location of all boats.

To be a participant rather than an observer in N2E 2018, please get a sneak peek at your competition and register for the race at  www.nosa.org. Racers are encouraged to register early to ensure the availability of trackers.

Local Sailing News From SoCal and Beyond