Champagne Series 2016

SBYRC presented the 43rd Annual 2016 Champagne Regatta on
Saturday January 23rd

Stand by for 2016 photos. Coming soon!

2015 photos, it was a great day!

It was a beautiful day for the Champagne Series. Check out the Photos taken by Tim Martin.

[print_gllr id=52839]

Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series Day 2 Pictures

Day 2 of Champagne 2014 was a perfect day. Clear air, beautiful clouds, fair winds and great sailing. Check out the Gallery below of shots we were able to get from the Committee Boat.

[print_gllr id=33167]

Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series 2014

Sailing Instructions  Amendment 1 Sailing Instructions Order of Starts Day 2 Notice of Race Register Now Registrants Race Results

SBYRC Presents the 41st Annual Champagne Series Regatta

Two Saturdays, January 25 and February 8, 2014

The South Bay Yacht Racing Club (SBYRC) is sponsoring the 41st Annual Champagne Series Regatta, to be held in the waters just outside Marina del Rey.  The regatta will be held on two Saturdays, January 25 and February 8.  The dates are pushed back two weeks from previous years in the hope of better winter wind.

The event kicks off SBYRC’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The Champagne Series is a major event for SBYRC every year, and is their first event of the season.

Champagne Series racing classes will include buoy racing for PHRF and One-Designs on January 25.  They will be joined by Cruiser classes in a long random-leg race on February 8.  The buoy racing will use the permanent marks outside the Marina breakwater.  The random-leg race will begin outside, go around the marks and will finish inside at Burton Chase Park.

Both days’ racing will be followed by hospitality at a local yacht club.  Prizes will be awarded to winners at the February 8 party.

For more information on this event or to schedule an interview please email Greg Rutter at, or call at 206.551.9090.

Notice of Race Register Now Registrants Race Results



Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series More Pictures

Here are a few more picture from Champagne.

champagen_others  012.jpg


Champagne More Pictures Gallery 

Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series 2013 Wrap-up

The 40th Annual Champagne Series Regatta wrapped up on Saturday with a continuation of the weirdest weather this event has experienced.

Champagne_Race_2013D2  022.jpg
Champagne Series got off to a slow start, literally, on Saturday the 19th with a postponement and finally a start in light air…coming off the beach.  The day’s two races around the cans tested the seamanship and patience of all racers.


Day Two got started on time, with southwesterly wind at 7 knots, only to have fluky wind force an abandonment. After only a brief delay the first race went off.  The wind held for the second race, but brought fog in with it.


By the end of the second race it was pea
Champagne_Race_2013D2  007.jpgsoup from the start line all the way to the windward mark, forcing the RC to prudently cancel racing for the day.


Champagne_Race_2013D2  014.jpg
Five classes of boats competed for the Champagne Series Trophy and the Kleeve Trophy.  Top performances for the series came from Avet in PHRF B and Team Open Sailing in 5.70, each scoring three bullets and a second in their respective classes.  Well done!


Well, that’s January racing in the Santa Monica Bay!  A big “Thank you!” to all racing boats, after-racing hosts MVYC and PMYC, to CYC and SMWYC for supplying chase boats and to everyone who toiled on Race Committee.
Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series 2013 Day 2 Galleries

Champagne series day 2 was a really interesting day for photographs. It started out drizzly, cleared up to a beautiful day and then the fog rolled in at the end. A wonderful variety of lighting conditions for shots of racers!

Champagne_Race_2013D2  154.jpg

Champagne Series 2013 Day 2 Gallery 1

Champagne_Race_2013D2  099.jpg

Champagne Series 2013 Day 2 Gallery 2


Comments { 0 }

Champagne Series Day One

Champagne Series 2013
Day One of the 2013 Champagne Series regatta got started with beautiful winter weather.  Too good, in a way, as winds were light and variable.  With prevailing wind from ENE, racers got an unusual course, racing toward  the beach on the initial weather legs.  As the afternoon progressed, the wind swung to S affording great views of Catalina.  The day ended with two races competed and a promise of more wind next weekend.

Cruiser-class racers will have their chance to join in next week, January 26, on the Random Leg course.  If your Cruiser-class boat isn’t registered already, sign up now!  Prizes for the day’s races, and the overall Champagne Perpetual Trophy and Kleeve Trophy, will be presented at the after party at PMYC; a raffle for some cool items will also be held.
Comments { 0 }