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
- 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
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.
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
YACHT RACING and REGATTAS
To encourage and promote Corinthian yacht racing and related yachting
activities, YRUSC organizes and manages the:
OCEAN RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
also supports the PHRF Championships
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
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
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:
Presented to the outstanding male sailor for his performance as
a racing skipper.
Presented to the outstanding female sailor for her performance as
a racing skipper.
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.
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
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April 9, 2013