Racing with the Tucson Sailing Club

Click Here for Information on the 41st Annual San Carlos International Cup Regatta (May 2022).

The Tucson Sailing Club has an active racing program, and members can participate with a wide variety of boats, including Lasers, Hobie Cats, J-boats, and an assortment of others, small and large.

Many of our members race sailboats on Arizona lakes around Tucson and Phoenix. The biggest racing events of the year are the twice annual regattas in San Carlos, Mexico.

Even the cruising boats participate in the San Carlos regatta, after which, many of them like to go cruising in Mexico.


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With over 70 boats on the water and breakfast courtesy of Tucson Sailing Club Photo by Mike Ferring, AYC

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The 37th Annual International San Carlos Regatta took on a “No gotta Regatta”, as a result of a hurricane.

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The 47th Annual Fall Regatta hosted by the Tucson Sailing Club & the San Carlos Yacht Club provided a beautiful venue for this long running regatta. Sailors were welcomed & race weekend activities began with a dock party Friday evening at Marina San Carlos, followed by the Commodores Beach Party Saturday at sunset and the Sunday Awards Banquet.  The race course provided a challenging venue for the five fleets entered rounding islands & marks in the bay.  A number of boats sailed a long courses almost to Miramar five miles from the starting line. On board sailors enjoyed beautiful vistas of rugged mountains, miles long sandy beaches and clear blue sky.  The welcome enjoyed by crews to this small Mexican community & the wonderful sailing in the bay brings sailors back year after year to this famous regatta.

Click HERE for the 2017 fall regatta race results.

The May regatta racing was challenging and fun.  The Saturday race course was to Catch 22 beach.  Winds were in the 6 to 12 knot range which resulted in a challenging beat up the coast in sloppy water.  Fortunately the race committee moved the mark almost out of the bay and the shortened course allowed more boats to finish.  We had a nice run the finish in 12 knot breezes.

The Sunday course was in the bay with 10 to 15 knot winds,  almost perfect sailing.  San Francisco Bay has some of the most consistent breezes you will find anywhere and when you add 70 degree turquoise waters surrounded with beautiful scenery, well, it is just hard to beat.  Click HERE for the race results.

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