Charting a Course to Racing

Start racing your boat now!

Chart your course into racing! A free series of events designed to help novice skippers (and their crews) get started racing their boats in Marina del Rey:

IYR 2013

Event #1: Introduction to Yacht Racing

March 23rd, 2013


This event is for your crew as they begin racing with you. Introduction to Yacht Racing will have three parts: a morning session ofspeakers and equipment displays, an introduction to various kinds of boats, and a practice race in the afternoon.  Introduction to Yacht Racing will help prepare your crew for upcoming races. Visit for a complete list of races in the Santa Monica Bay in which you can compete.

New skippers who want to get an easy start to racing are encouraged to sign up their boat for this event (skippers need to have basic tight-quarters boat handling ability to participate). If you have questions about this event you can contact the Introduction to Yacht Racing Team at:

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Introduction to Yacht Racing is Back!

Introduction to Yacht Racing 2013Introduction to Yacht Racing 2013 (IYR ’13) is an event to bring new crew (and new skippers) into sailboat racing.  The program will be held on March 23 at Del Rey Yacht Club (DRYC) from 9 AM to 5 PM. Introduction to Yacht Racing is sponsored by South Bay Yacht Racing Club in partnership with DRYC.

IYR ’13 provides new sailors with the basics of sailboat racing.  It is an opportunity for people interested in racing to experience the sport and meet other sailors.  The event also assists experienced crew to find openings on racing boats around the marina.

The morning session will cover the basics of how sailboats operate and their equipment.  New crew will be assigned to boats for on-water practice, and mentors will be available to assist training. The day will end with a practice race inside the marina.

In a wrap up session new crew will be given the chance to debrief with IYR staff and to talk about racing on a regular basis. Event organizers will help connect them with skippers looking for crew.

Registrants will receive by email attendance confirmation and instructional information to go over prior to the event.  Last year’s event was completely filled; those interested in participating should register as soon as possible.

For more information and registration visit


Greg Rutter

P.O. Box 10967, Marina del Rey, CA 90295

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Champagne Series More Pictures

Here are a few more picture from Champagne.

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Champagne More Pictures Gallery 

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