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.

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.

NOR posted for May 12 at Cal YC

Saturday May 12, RS Tera Pacific Coast Regatta

Join us for a weekend of fun competitive sailing!
California Yacht Club is proud to host the 2018 RS Tera Pacific Coast Regatta.
Racing will be conducted inside the Marina del Rey Harbor; racing areas to be assigned. Please note that this regatta will be a reusable water bottle event to help protect our oceans.
Each competitor must submit a completed CYC Parental Consent Form, signed by a parent or guardian.  The signed form can be faxed to 310.822.3658 (to the attention of the Regatta Chair, Guillaume Rasse), scanned and emailed to, or submitted at Check-in on Saturday morning, 12 May.
For additional regatta information please contact Junior Activities Director, Guillaume Rasse via email at or call 310.822.1908.


LIYC Spring Dinghy Regatta Report


Great turnout again for Teras, 14 youth raced from the Newport Sea Base, American Legion, Dana Point, Dana West and Lake Mission Viejo Yacht Clubs.

snap2017-12-14-13h38m57s717Deagan Willis from Lake Mission Viejo Yacht Club with 4 bullets aced the regatta! Tight scores for the podium, congrats to 2nd place winner Davis Willsie from the American Legion. Very close competition all the way through the mid-fleet sailors. Great to see Nate Espinoza from DWYC moving up into the Top 10, he’s worked hard for it! Sean Romano from BCYC placed 8th, in his very first regatta!


Congrats to Ryan Shay from the
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LIYC-Tera-Awards-SDR2018A shout out to the American Legion Yacht Club for lending boats to sailors from LMVYC and Dana West YC. SoCal programs have charter Teras for sailors visiting from other fleets at no charge to help grow participation. Simple One-Design makes it fair and easy for all.

Gale Pinckney, the new LIYC Jr Director and her team ran a super regatta with a new course format for Sabots and Teras shaped like an "N" rather than traditional windward-leeward. Made for quick rotations and 6 races with a lunch break.

Next RS Tera California Series Regatta, Saturday May 12th at California Yacht Club!

Jeffrey Adam Memorial Regatta


Fifteen Teras with youth and alumni from DPYC, DWYC, Lake Mission Viejo and the Newport Sea Base raced on the open ocean outside Dana Point Harbor in the 7th Annual Jeffrey Adam Regatta. A lumpy left over chop and light air made for challenging conditions. Congrats to EJ Howald from the Newport Sea Base on his first, First Place win in the Junior division and Jeff Adamson in the Seniors division. For full race results, click here.




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