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COMMODORE’S LETTER

 

Dear J/70 Competitor,

 

Dear J/70 Competitor,

I would like to extend you a warm welcome to the 2021 J/70 World Championships. The journey to get here has been challenging but the J/70 class stuck with it and California Yacht Club is delighted to host this prestigious regatta.

 

With 62 competitors from 11 countries, competition is going to be tough, and I am sure you are looking forward to it as much as we are.

 

The planning for a regatta of this magnitude does not happen overnight and despite all that has occurred during the pandemic the team here at CYC led by regatta Chair Marylyn Hoenemeyer has never wavered. We are looking forward to offering you world class racing on the beautiful Santa Monica Bay and good times ashore.

 

As Commodore for California Yacht Club’s 99th year my theme is “Keep Calm and Sail On” which has served us well as we navigated all the restrictions that COVID-19 put upon us. I am thrilled that we have weathered the worse of the storm and can now embrace the “Sail On” part and appreciate the sport we all enjoy so much.

 

With any regatta the most important part is you, the competitor. I want to thank you for staying the course and making the effort to join us here at California Yacht Club for what will be the 7th J/70 World Championships.

 

It is a great honor to be Commodore during this regatta and I am delighted that I can join you on the water as a fellow competitor.

 

I hope you enjoy your time here at California Yacht Club, and good luck out on the race course!

 

 

Sincerely,

Tim Clarke

Commodore

CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB

Founded in 1922 in Los Angeles Harbor by a group of dedicated yachtsman, California Yacht Club quickly became a hub for the growing yacht racing community in Southern California. CYC was one of the first yacht clubs to establish a presence in Marina del Rey in the early 60s, when what has come to be the largest man made small craft harbor in the Western Hemisphere was built. The move to the current clubhouse was completed in 1967.

 

Today the club serves a diverse membership of nearly 1,000 with a shared interest in competitive sailboat racing, recreational boating, and other outdoor activities. The Club’s programs, events, and facilities have earned us distinction as a Platinum Club of America. Featuring 180 degree views of the Marina, the members’ bar and dining room is a wonderful place to enjoy a leisurely dinner while watching the sun set.

 

CYC members have sailed in the America’s Cup, won Olympic medals, and seen their names engraved on uncounted championship trophies. The club has hosted many world, continental, and national championships, and is a three time recipient of US Sailing’s St. Petersburg trophy, awarded annually excellence in race management.

 

We look forward to welcoming the J/70 Class to our Club.

Directions & Hours

California Yacht Club
is located on the main channel
of Marina del Rey.

To reach the yacht club, take the I-405 to the Marina Freeway, Highway 90.

Go west past the end of the freeway, and turn left on Lincoln Blvd.

Go 1/4 mi and turn right on Bali Way.

Turn right on Admiralty Way.

The Club is located on the left side of Admiralty Way in between the Warehouse and Cafe Del Rey restaurants.

(There is a short brick wall in front of the Club and we share a driveway with Cafe Del Rey.)

 

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