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Racing

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club has a long and rich history of Yacht Racing.  From its inception in 1953 MPYC has been sponsoring yacht races on the Monterey bay for both MPYC members and racers from other clubs.  At present the Club sponsors over 100 races a year from the favorite Wednesday night "beer Can" races to the 100KM Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey and everything in between.  The club has an excellent history hosting National and regional regattas and a very active and successful Junior and Summer Sailing programs consisting of both educational and competitive events.

The Monterey Bay Mark Distance Chart is available for download.

In addition to the Championship Series, the Club has over the years developed a separate program consisting of twenty traditional races. These have become a permanent feature of the racing scene on the Monterey Bay. The following gives some information on the origin of these special races.

For those of you who missed Race Committee Training or just need a refresher, we have posted an updated Race Flag Start Sequence Instructions.

Mark Deg Min Sec GPS Coords
  Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude
MPYC C 36 36' 53.8" 121 53' 41.2" 36 36.90" 121 53.69"
MPYC F 36 36' 23" 121 52' 13" 36 36.40" 121 53.23"
MPYC G 36 36' 41" 121 52' 38" 36 36.69" 121 52.64"
MPYC H 36 36' 50" 121 52' 3" 36 36.85" 121 52.07"
Mile Buoy 36 37' 27.3" 121 53' 44.5" 36 37.46" 121 53.74
Lover's Point 36 37' 49.2" 121 54' 55.2" 36 37.82" 121 54.92"
Point Pinos 36 38' 52.3" 121 56' 39.6" 36 38.87" 121 56.66"
MY 1 36 37' 16.1" 121 53' 4.8" 36 37.27" 121 53.08"
MY 2 36 37' 58.8" 121 54' 15.5" 36 37.98" 121 54.26"
MY 3 36 38' 41.5" 121 55' 23.8" 36 38.69" 121 55.40"
MY 4 36 39' 59.8" 121 54' 18.9" 36 40.00" 121 54.32"
MY 5 36 39' 8.5" 121 52' 50.8" 36 39.14" 121 52.85"
MY 6 36 38' 18.2" 121 51' 16.9" 36 38.30" 121 51.28"
MY 7 36 36' 54" 121 52' 28.3" 36 36.90" 121 52.47"
MBARI "A" 36 45' 01" 122 01' 00" 36 45.02" 122 1.00"
Moss Landing "MILA" 36 47' 56" 121 48' 05" 36 47.93" 121 48.08"

NOTE: The mark waypoints given are approximations and may not agree with your computations, charts, or electronics. Inconsistancies are not grounds for protest, arbitration or redress.

Thanks to US Sailing, there is now a complete PHRF online database available to racers who would like more information on their ratings.  For access to their new tools, please visit the website:

http://www.ussailing.org/phrf/

This site tabulates many high and low ratings nationwide, it provides a database of critical boat dimensions, and it provides an analysis tool for investigating the validity of ratings based on measured results.

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