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The Yacht Racing Union of Southern California (YRUSC) is a racing association of 31 Southern California Yacht Clubs with land and water facilities capable of hosting major regattas.

The objectives of YRUSC are three fold:

  • To encourage and promote Corinthian yacht racing and related yachting activities.

  • To encourage and promote educational programs related to sailboat racing, race management, cruising, and yacht club management.

  • To represent our 31 member clubs and their individual members on the national level as a member of the United States Sailing Association.

MEMBER CLUBS

OFFICERS

NATIONAL LEVEL

As a member of the United States Sailing Association, YRUSC represents 31 member clubs and their individual members, approximately 13000 voting members (about 26000 people), in matters concerning sailboat racing on a national and international level and as an aid in bringing major regattas to the bays of Southern California.

AWARDS

YRUSC awards seven Perpetual Trophies each year. Three are for ocean racing. The other four honor outstanding individuals for their excellent performance. The winners of these trophies are listed in TROPHY AWARDS.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


YACHT RACING and REGATTAS

To encourage and promote Corinthian yacht racing and related yachting activities, YRUSC organizes and manages the:
  • OCEAN RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

YRUSC also supports the PHRF Championships


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS


To encourage and promote educational programs related to sailboat racing, race management, cruising, and yacht club management, YRUSC conducts seminars; honors Yachtsman, Yachtswoman, Youth, and Yacht Service by awarding Excellence Awards; and hosts the YRUSC Catalina Cruise.

SEMINARS

YRUSC conducts seminars that discuss and find solutions to many issues landed yacht clubs find in common.

  • CLUB MANAGEMENT
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS
  • CONDUCT OF MEETINGS/ROBERTS RULES

EXCELLENCE AWARDS


Each year, in recognition for outstanding performance, YRUSC honors individuals who displayed excellence and sportsmanship in racing as well as support of the sport of sailing. Selections are based on nominations for these awards by our member clubs and are presented at the Opening Day celebrations of the awardees' clubs. The categories of the awards are:

YACHTSMAN
Presented to the outstanding male sailor for his performance as a racing skipper.

YACHTSWOMAN

Presented to the outstanding female sailor for her performance as a racing skipper.

YOUTH

Presented to the outstanding youth sailor, male or female, for his/her performance in sailing; however, this award also strives to recognize citizenship, sportsmanship and social attitudes.

YACHTING SERVICE
Presented to one or more recipients for outstanding service to yachting.

YRUSC CATALINA CRUISE

The YRUSC Catalina Cruise is held annually in July and combines business (a little) with pleasure (a lot). It offers the opportunity for flag officers of member clubs to get to know each other better than they ever can at opening days and other meetings.

The cruise generally starts on a Thursday at the Isthmus and continues to other parts of the Island on Friday and Saturday. Each year there is a different theme around which menus and skits are planned. The YRUSC Staff Commodores cook a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning to prepare the cruisers for an unusual race event on Saturday afternoon. A short general meeting is held on Saturday evening during the festivities. Cruisers head for home or other island sites on Sunday.

The members of YRUSC Member Clubs are eligible. Watch this site for more details.


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April 9, 2013