San Diego Yacht Club to Host the 2016 International Masters Regatta

The International Masters Regatta returns to San Diego Yacht Club October 21 - 23, 2016. Twelve legendary skippers from across the country will battle in a rotation of 12 J/105s in the stadium sailing of San Diego Bay. The Notice of Race will be available soon. Welcome to International Masters Regatta 2016!


The International Masters Regatta, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club for the fifth consecutive year, finished late afternoon on Sunday, October 23rd. Racing was tight at the top of the fleet for the duration of the weekend, and Bill Menninger (Newport Harbor Yacht Club) had a spectacular last day, winning both races on the final day as well as the overall regatta.
Day two of San Diego Yacht Club’s International Masters Regatta featured more wind than the first day of racing. The twelve masters sailors competing in the regatta experienced conditions that were more typical of San Diego on Saturday afternoon in the City Front racing venue. Sunday, October 23 will be the final day of the regatta.
Day one of San Diego Yacht Club’s International Masters Regatta wrapped up Friday evening with the first day of racing in San Diego Bay. Twelve Master sailors and their crews from all around the country competed in two races along the San Diego City Front. The Masters Regatta will continue on Saturday and Sunday in the same venue. Race committee was only able to run two out of the four scheduled races due to extremely light winds. The wind was at 0 knots at noon which delayed the start of racing by about 2 1/2 hours.
For the fifth consecutive year, San Diego Yacht Club will host the International Masters Regatta (, from October 21-23, 2016. Originally established in 1975 by St. Francis Yacht Club member Don Trask, the regatta was previously sailed in the San Francisco Bay for a number of years until SDYC began hosting the prestigious event in 2012. Invited skippers must be over the age of 60 and crew members must be over the age of 45.
“I’m going to tell my crew we’ve got to go faster” said Malin Burnham on the first day of the International Masters Regatta, and that is just what they did. Just shy of his 88th birthday, Malin Burnham can also celebrate his 2015 International Master Regatta first place victory.
The San Diego Yacht Club’s annual International Masters Regatta officially kicked off today in San Diego Bay. Consistent wind at 8-10 knots, gusting at 15-18 created a beautiful platform for racing in front of the downtown skyline.
San Diego Yacht Club welcomes 12 masters sailors and their fine crew to San Diego for the latest edition of the International Masters Regatta.
Out of twelve legendary sailors, one has sailed away with the title of International Masters Regatta Champion. On the final day of racing it was Augie Diaz who finished in first place for the three day regatta, continuing his streak of impressive finishes. Diaz also took gold for the 2013 Star Western Hemisphere Championship and 2013 Star Winter Series Championship.

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