Yachting Cup: Come for the racing
Published on March 17th, 2021
After postponing the 2020 Yachting Cup due to COVID-19, which hosted a reduced field of 37 boats on October 10-11, the 2021 edition is hopeful for 100+ when it returns to the water on May 1-2 in San Diego, CA. While the social events remain restricted, host San Diego Yacht Club is eager to run great racing.
“The success of the event has been and will be being able to get out on the water,” says SDYC Waterfront Director Jeff Johnson. “It’s an event for all of those that are looking to sail, and that’s why we do it – for the competitors. It’s not about the food and free drinks or fancy awards. It’s just to sail. And that’s what we’re doing.”
The 2021 Yachting Cup will be held on two ocean courses on the Coronado Roads. Competitors will be divided into one design fleets or Handicap Divisions (PHRF, ORR, ORR-ez).
Always one of Yachting Cup first entrants is SDYC Staff Commodore John Laun’s J/120 caper, who hasn’t missed a Yachting Cup in 20 years before last October’s regatta. Similar “This will be caper’s first regatta in 16 months,” notes Laun. “I’m excited to reunite with the crew. We’ve been together for over 10 years, some as long as 20. My crew is full of great friends and skilled sailors.”