BAYS adds RS Teras for 2019 Summer Series


Bay Area Youth Sailing in San Francisco has included the RS Tera Class in their four regatta Summer Series. Tera fleets at Sausalito Yacht Club, St. Francis and South Beach now have an opportunity to compete state-wide for the 2019 California Series Trophy. The series started last year with eight regattas in Southern California. Sausalito YC Youth Sailing Director and BAYS President Renee Corpuz-Lahne says, “We’re excited to offer traditional One-Design competition in a boat that we can use for everyone from novices to after-work fun races with our coaches.”


RS Tera California Series 2019 Calendar:





Jan 26

Super Bowl Charity Regatta

Santa Monica Windjammers YC


Feb 17

SCYA Midwinters

Westlake Yacht Club


Mar 2

Jeffrey Adam Memorial Regatta

DPYC /  Dana Pt Harbor Youth Foundation


Apr 28

Koll Family Spring Dinghy

Lido Isle Yacht Club


May 25-25

Memorial Day Regatta & BBQ

Santa Barbara Sea Shell Association


June 2

Jr. Leukemia Cup

Bahia Corinthian YC


June 9

Olympic Gold Regatta

Westlake Yacht Club


June 29-30


Richmond Yacht Club


July 18

Beach to Bay

Long Beach Yacht Club


July 20-21


Encinal Yacht Club


Aug 3-4

RS Tera North American Championship

Dana Point Yacht Club


Aug 3-4


San Francisco Yacht Club


Aug 4-9

RS Tera World Challenge Trophy 2019 ENTRY

Ljungskile, Sweden


Aug 31- Sep 1


Treasure Island Sailing Center



2018 LIYC Holiday Cup Winners


Westlake Yacht Club Junior Emily Rychlik has done it again!


On Sunday December 16, WYC Junior Emily Rychlik (1st on left) bested 17 other Tera sailors to finish 1st in the Tera fleet at Lido Isle Yacht Club’s Holiday Cup Regatta in Newport Beach. Sailors in the 18-boat Tera fleet were from Dana Point, the Newport Sea Base, Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, and Santa Barbara Seashells. Emily finished 1-2-1-1 in the four races, garnering 5 points, 7 points ahead of the 2nd place sailor Christopher Daher from Dana Point Yacht Club ( Full results).

Congratulations Emily!



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RS Tera North American Championships


Regatta Report by Keith Magnussen, courtesy of Sailing Anarchy

Richard Henry Dana considered Dana Point to be the most beautiful spot on the California Coast line.  I tend to agree. It is also home to the first retail surf shop in the world (Hobie) and the first Surfer Magazine headquarters.  Dana Point is now home to the first ever RS Tera North American Championships!

What is an RS Tera you ask?  Well it is an option for youth sailors to get into a true one design class and not drain their parents wallet at the same time.  For more information check out their website or the Wiki where they have a good page and description of the boat.

Since Dana Point is harbor is in my back yard, I made the ling ¾ mile trek down to see what it was all about.  The Dana Point Yacht Club and Dana Point Youth Foundation worked hard to pull this event off and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. 

31 boats signed up for the NA’s and Saturday consisted of 3 qualifiers to separate the sailors into a Gold and Silver Fleet.  PRO, Jeremy “Sarge” Quinton, mentioned that they wanted to get off more races but a huge right shift forced the RC to make some massive changes to the course.  Jeremy had this to say about the boats, “It is more consistent between the boats as far as One Design racing is concerned. It really puts the onus on the sailor to perform.  It is a great training boat and good step out of the Sabot.”

I arrived Sunday morning as the sailors were arriving and asked around the docks how the racing went and what the impression of the boats were.  There were a few early birds rigging their boats so I asked them some questions.

Miles Gordon (8 years old, Santa Monica Wind Jammers YC) said, “It’s like a Laser.  I am not allowed to sail a Laser yet so this is a good option. The wind was not too strong yesterday so it made the racing comfortable.”  His Dad chimed in to say, “The boats are great because they are easy to rig and virtually indestructible. Super friendly people and a great attitude amongst every one.”

So the next two young ladies I talked to were some of the first to their boats on Sunday… just remember that. Mora Moro (11 years old, Cal YC) said, “I like the boats because they are faster than Opti’s which makes them more fun.  They are comfortable to sail due to the curves and design.”

Continued at Sailing Anarchy, click here.

Regatta results. click here.

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Regatta Results Update


Emily Rychlik once again shows her top skills to win the Olympic Gold Regatta at Westlake Yacht Club and the Fourth of July Regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. Results and photos below. Great improvements for Kate Sweeney and Deagan Willis from Lake Mission Viejo!

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2018 4th of July Regatta
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Results are final as of 17:17 on July 7, 2018

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Recap: Cal YC Pacific Coast Regatta 2018


RS_Tera-PCR2018-CalYC130 junior sailors from 7 SoCal clubs raced RS Teras at California Yacht Club on May 12th in Marina del Rey. Tight competition in the upper half of the fleet was dominated by Cal YC’s racing team. The record turnout was a result of recent additions to program owned fleets that now span the region from Orange County to Santa Barbara. The youngest sailor, age 7, Miles Gordon of Santa Monica Windjammers managed a very respectable effort to place in the top half of the fleet. 2016 West Coast Tera champ Tessa Farrell and CYC’s Talia Hamlin, tied going into the 5th race, placed 2nd and 3rd.

RS_Tera-PCR2018-EmilyR2Taking top spot, Emily Rychlik of Westlake Yacht Club showed great light air technique and big fleet skills to sail a near perfect regatta with 5 firsts - and this regatta was the first time she sailed a Tera! Click image below for complete results.




Big breeze at Newport Sea Base


Fast sailing for the Andy Fitzpatrick Memorial races and a great warm-up for the Pacific Coast Regatta this Saturday, at Cal Yacht Club in Marina del Rey with 27+ RS Teras expected to race.

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