View Full Version : Classics in Southern California?

Dustin Laurence
11-30-2001, 03:59 PM
I realize I'm in the wrong place on the wrong
coast, but does anyone race classic rigs
and/or wooden hulls in Southern California
(LA area, not San Diego)?


ken mcclure
11-30-2001, 04:57 PM
check the antique and classics boat society

www.acbs.org (http://www.acbs.org) I think.

bill hersey
11-30-2001, 07:53 PM
You bet. Everything from Master Mariners in San Diego and Santa Barbara to Wooden Hull Yacht Club out of MDR and LA. Lots of class racing as well (Kettenburgs etc.)

The Wooden Hull Yacht Club has a web site, but I don't have it handy. I'll find it and post it unless someone beats me to it.

12-03-2001, 08:49 AM
Left Coast maybe, but wrong coast? No way http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by TomRobb (edited 12-03-2001).]

imported_John G
12-08-2001, 01:40 AM
The Wood Hull Yacht Club is online at whyc.org, this is an eclectic and fun group with some very nice wood boats. Check it out.

Dustin Laurence
12-08-2001, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the web sites--that's more or less what I was hoping for. As for wrong coast, well, we have nice sailing weather, but they tell me the "other" coast has a lot more traditional craft...I haven't gone to look myself, but I definitely should.

ken mcclure
12-09-2001, 11:00 AM
Heh. Get yourself up to the northern end of your coast. You'll find more classics than you have time and bodily fluids to drool over.

Art Read
12-09-2001, 02:28 PM
... and if you don't mind taming mold, you can sail 'em all year without either breaking up the ice in your slip first, or losing sleep about rot and shipworms and tacky "snowbirds"... ;-}

12-12-2001, 07:22 PM
I'm just catching up on Forum postings. Besides the Wooden Hull Yacht Club in LA, there is also the Ancient Mariners in San Diego:

BUT, please note, we would be thrilled if you decide to head up to SF Bay for the Master Mariners Regatta on Memorial Weekend, Sat. May 25, 2002. For classic sail boats coming from over 200 miles away we waive the membership fee, they just have to pay race fee. And we try to arrange free berthing for the visiting boats, and invite them to stay through our Wooden Boat Show which will be Sunday June 23rd. Our website is:
www.mastermariners.org (http://www.mastermariners.org)
Hope you can make it up!

Nora Lee
12-23-2001, 08:13 AM
What great sites Ariane!

I found two hulls very similar to my boat Sea Fever in their membership photo album. Hope they may be able to fill in the blanks for me about my boats design.


Nora Lee

12-24-2001, 09:17 AM
I just wanted to mention one of the lesser touted but incredibly fun classics put on by Pacific Corinthian YC in Channel Islands, usually in early August. The McNish Classic has classes ranging from Thistles on up to the mighty Bloodhound with a smattering of everything in between. The sailing is great and the hospitality is incomparable. Definitely worth a trip to an often overlooked stretch of SoCal coast.

Gary Bergman
12-24-2001, 05:42 PM
Well, I'm with Tom, but if you're on the 'wrong' coast, sail to the 'right one. Merry Christmas ORCA and crew