SCYA Midwinters West
10:00 AM10:00

SCYA Midwinters West

Arr! Come on out for some midwinter fun.


The Southern California Yachting Association was organized in 1921 to provide a much-needed communication, educational, and organizational service to the yachting community in Southern California and Arizona.  Our objectives are to provide a forum for sharing ideas, identifying and engaging in governmental issues that affect recreational boating, promoting events, acknowledging excellence, and providing a social and educational platform to build a stronger boating community.

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Sail Training - Spring
to Apr 22

Sail Training - Spring

Sail training in the spring.

  • Attain a larger level of confidence.
  • Have fun
  • No better place to sail than beautiful Lake Mead
  • Two days of both classroom and on the water instruction.
  • Personal instruction.
  • Make friends with a common interest.
  • Adventure.
  • Dirt cheap.
  • U.S. Sailing course material.
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Fred Darling Memorial Long Distance Race
to Apr 29

Fred Darling Memorial Long Distance Race

Auto racing has 24 Hours of LeMans.  Sailboat racing has the NYC Fred Darling Memorial. Test your perseverance. Start at Lake mead Marina.  Round the buoy at Callville Bay.  Through the Narrows.  End run around East Point.  Scratch your sternum and tip your hat to Napoleon's Tomb. Round the entrance bout at Temple Bar.  Head westward toward Echo Bay.  Round government marker near Surprise reef.  Back to the Forbidden Zone.  Round the buoy at Callville Bay.  Home to the marina. Virtually a walk in the park.


Last years NOR.

Nevada Yacht Club
Ron Darling Memorial
Long Distance 2017
Notice of Race

The Nevada Yacht Club (NYC) will be holding its Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial 2017 Race. The race will consist of a Saturday and Sunday on the lower and upper basins of Lake Mead.  The race schedule will be as follows:
Competitors Meeting
Warning Signal
Saturday, Sept 9th
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
Competitors meetings will be held on the patio of Lake Mead Marina. 
NYC’s Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Race will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), the prescriptions of US Sailing, the rules of PHRF, and the Sailing Instructions (SI).

Each vessel competing in the Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Regatta shall be equipped with a marine VHF radio capable of communication on VHF channel 72. Handheld radios are permitted to satisfy this requirement but each skipper is responsible for receiving and acknowledging race course information from the Race Officer. Running Lights must be operable as this race will be through the night. 

Eligibility and Classes
The races are open to all competitors with boats meeting the requirements of the Southern California PHRF by-laws.  There is one fleet based on PHRF rating. 

Entry forms will be emailed out prior to the race or will be available on the dock at Lake Mead Marina before Competitors meeting on the day of the race.  Registration is closed after Competitors meeting on the day of the race.  
NYC Member Price
Non NYC Member Price

Entry Fees:

Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions for the Ron Darling Long Distance Memorial Race will be emailed out prior to the race and available at the Competitors meeting on the Lake Mead Marina Patio.

Start line- TBD
To Callville - Leave (A) Mark to Starboard
To Temple Bar - Leave (A) Mark to Port
To Echo Bay Arm, leave placed mark to Port (entrance buoy} 
To Callville – Leave (A) Mark to Port
Finish same as start

The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.
All boats will race against their PHRF- ONE CLASS
No motoring may be used. You may start your motor (to charge batteries). You may not engage your prop.

Contact Information for Details
If you have further questions please call Clay Ostrom @  (702) 413-4813

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Sail Training - Fall
to Sep 9

Sail Training - Fall

Learn to sail at NYC's Fall sail training.

Know nautical nomenclature. Tie knots like a master rigger.  Keep up on the latest yachting fashions. Confidently describe the difference of Port from Starboard. Study the U.S. Sailing basic sailing guide. Buy a yachtsman's  cap. Enjoy two, count'em two, on the water labs.  Take the first step in achieving a dream.

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Temple Bar Regatta - Fall
to Oct 21

Temple Bar Regatta - Fall

Start early morning at Lake Mead Marina.  Scream across the lower basin to Flamingo reef thereabouts.  Zig-zag through the Narrows.  Clear around East Point to the right.  Beam past Mushroom Rock. Round the government mark at Temple Bar.  Join your family of sailors for feast song and drink. Do the reverse order the next morning.

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Frostbite #1
10:00 AM10:00

Frostbite #1

First in series of two races.


Frostbite Series 1 - Skipper sign up

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, 10:00 AM

Lake Mead Marina - Boat House Restaurant
Lakeshore Road Boulder City, NV

2 Sailors Attending

Attention CREW - Please email Tim (cemseller@gmaildotcom) with your interest to crew. Nevada Yacht Club Frost Bite Series 2017 Notice of Race Venue The Nevada Yacht Club (NYC) will be holding its Frost Bite Series 2017 Regatta which will consist of two race days on the lower basin of Lake Mead.  The race schedule will be as follows: Race Name Date ...

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NYC General Meeting
7:00 PM19:00

NYC General Meeting

Thursday, July 227 2017
7:00pm  8:00pm
Boulevard Bar and Grille
9860 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Join us for our Monthly meeting where you will get an opportunity to meet the other members and find people to crew for if you don't have a boat already.


Note: The August sailing workshops have been cancelled. This has been done to support an increased effort in the fall sail training.

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Summer Sailstace
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Sailstace


On your way down Lakeshore drive turn Left before getting to the ramp on the dirt road Find the Hobies and Sailboats and find a spot

2017 Summer Sailstice Sailing Invitation:

Members of Nevada Yacht Club are invited to join the

17th annual Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing on June 24, 2017

Let’s put our club on the map!  Saturday, June 24th  is the 17th annual Summer Sailstice global celebration of sailing.  In 2016, sailors participated by racing, cruising or daysailing from all 50 US states and over 40 countries sailing ‘together’, wherever they were in the world.

The Nevada Yacht Club is inviting all our members to sign up, hoist sails and ‘get out the boat’ for our club Summer Sailstice event(s)  (race, open house, raft-up, daysail or ??).  We want our club and sailors to be ‘on the map’ of 2017 Summer Sailstice celebrations.

To participate, sign up at (post your own club event and send your link – see below**) and then go sailing with us on the weekend of June 24th.  The Summer Sailstice website allows you RSVP to our club event and help us be eligible to win the yacht club challenge.  It’s the perfect time for us all to start our summer of sailing and an ideal weekend to unite with sailors around the world.

By signing up for Summer Sailstice we all become eligible to win prizes contributed by West Marine, Hobie, Offshore Sailing, Harken, WoodenBoat and many other marine favorites. Check out the full prize list here:

Sailors will also have the opportunity to join sailors committed to preserving the world’s oceans by contributing to Sailors for the Sea.

So please join us, with other members of Nevada Yacht Club, out on the water on June 24th while we “Sail Locally, Celebrate Globally” connecting with the whole world sailing the 17th annual Summer Sailstice!

About Summer Sailstice

Founded in 2001, Summer Sailstice is the global sailing holiday celebrated on the weekend closest to the summer solstice connecting the global sailing community in a multifaceted and multi-location sailing holiday. Every year, Summer Sailstice unites over 20,000 sailors all over the world—cruisers, racers and recreational—to celebrate and showcase life under sail. The event has expanded to include participants from Asia, across the Americas and Europe. In 2016, the celebration grew to almost 5,000 sailboats racing, cruising and day sailing in 50 US states and 40 countries. For more information about Summer Sailstice, please visit or contact

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