43rd Annual One More Time Regatta

Presented by Del Rey Yacht Club and Wooden Hull Yacht Club

Saturday, July 21

 

The regatta was so named because a group of SoCal sailors decided to organize a wooden hull race in 1976. The first one had no wind, the fog rolled in and the rain poured and only one boat out of 76 finished, so organizer Kathy Hellman said 'let's do it one more time'. The second 'inaugural' had 25-40 knot winds, shredded sails and huge seas and the committee boat couldn't see out of the troughs and one racing boat took out all the windows on the committee boat's starboard side.
 
The race is open to all wooden hulled boats and has seen its share of celebrities: Dennis Conner won the race in 2013, and Santana, Humphrey Bogart's S&S 55ft Schooner won her class in 2005. The 2017 race was no different as 90 year-old Dick McNish won the overall first-to-finish honors driving Errol Flynn's 46 ft. 1931 Fellows and Stewart yawl, Cheerio II.
 
The boats represent a true labor of love as many have been beautifully restored.
 
The One More Time Regatta is also part of the California Classic Yacht Series (CCYS).


Notice of Race, click here.
Sailing Instructions, click here.
Race Entry Form, click here.