NEVADA YACHT CLUB

Welcome to Nevada's Premier Sailing Club

Nevada Yacht Club Racing


They say if you can sail on Lake Mead, you can sail anywhere...

Whether its a gentle 3.5 knots or blustery 22 knots, our skilled and professional Race Committee works hard to set the best courses to ensure a fun and fair competition. Skippers and crew compete throughout the year earning points towards their fleet's Nevada Cup trophy. 

All Nevada Cup regattas are divided into two competitive classes:

  • A-Fleet for PHRF less than 150
  • B-Fleet for PHRF of 150 or greater

Novice Fleet is open to all beginners regardless of PHRF. Novice fleet races run concurrently with all races and regattas. See the Novice Fleet page for full details.

For a detailed description of each regatta and race series, see the Annual Race Events page.

Nevada Yacht Club and SCYA affiliated club members enjoy a discounted entry fee.

New to racing? Checkout the Sailing 101 page.




Race Calendar

    • Saturday, January 14, 2023
    • Saturday, February 04, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Three races in the chillier months. Keep active.  Recuperate from Christmas shopping give yourself a treat on the Lake.

    2023 Winter Series Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Winter Series Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

    • Sunday, February 26, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you!

    Novice Fleet skippers will be assigned a experienced Skipper Coach to help you learn the ropes, including the start sequence, racing rules, and race strategies.

    Are you an experienced race skipper who would like to help new skippers develop their racing skills? Register below to be assigned a Novice Fleet boat.

    • Saturday, March 04, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 05, 2023
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    When Fred's son was killed, he scheduled an annual race in his memory near Memorial Day Weekend and a full moon. Fred was not only a wonderful contributor to the club but to the Southern Nevada community as a whole.  After Fred passed the race was renamed the Darling Memorial race in both their honor.  This two day one leg race runs 68 to 72 miles overnight starting and finishing near Boulder Island. Scheduled near a full moon.

    Registration for all participating boats is required.

    • Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • Sunday, March 12, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Saturday and Sunday regatta over the same weekend celebrating the some of the best sailing of the year.

    2023 Silver Cup Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Silver Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

    • Saturday, March 25, 2023
    • Saturday, May 20, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Two races in the spring.  Welcome the Ides of March.

    2023 Spring Series Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Spring Series Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

    • Sunday, March 26, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you!

    Novice Fleet skippers will be assigned a experienced Skipper Coach to help you learn the ropes, including the start sequence, racing rules, and race strategies.

    Are you an experienced race skipper who would like to help new skippers develop their racing skills? Register below to be assigned a Novice Fleet boat.

    • Saturday, April 29, 2023
    • Sunday, April 30, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register
    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Saturday, April 29th - Single-Handed Race

    Does your crew think they've been carrying you all season? Prove them wrong and complete single-handed!

    Sunday, April 30th - Jack-and-Jill Race

    Grab our best guy or gal and compete against the fleet short-handed!

    • Saturday, May 06, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 07, 2023
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    This 70-mile round trip multi-day, multi-leg, point-to-point race with an overnight stop over at the Temple Bar Marina is a club favorite. 

    This is a great event for Cruisers to tag along with the racing fleet and join the festivities on Saturday night. Most crews will fire up the BBQ for dinner and camp on their boats. Many crews will book a hotel room at the Temple Bar Resort Marina.

    Overnight docking fees are in additional to the registration fee and are payable to the Temple Bar Marina.

    Registration for all participating boats is required.

    • Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    After the summer heat we need races in the cooler temps.  The fall series takes advantage of non-blistering air temperatures and the still warm water temperature. If you have time take a swim between races.

    2023 Fall Series Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Fall Series Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

    • Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you!

    Novice Fleet skippers will be assigned a experienced Skipper Coach to help you learn the ropes, including the start sequence, racing rules, and race strategies.

    Are you an experienced race skipper who would like to help new skippers develop their racing skills? Register below to be assigned a Novice Fleet boat.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 29, 2023
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    This 70-mile round trip multi-day, multi-leg, point-to-point race with an overnight stop over at the Temple Bar Marina is a club favorite. 

    This is a great event for Cruisers to tag along with the racing fleet and join the festivities on Saturday night. Most crews will fire up the BBQ for dinner and camp on their boats. Many crews will book a hotel room at the Temple Bar Resort Marina.

    Overnight docking fees are in additional to the registration fee and are payable to the Temple Bar Marina.

    Registration for all participating boats is required.

    • Saturday, November 04, 2023
    • Sunday, November 05, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Nevada has a history of mining the regattas are named to nod the history of the state. The gold cup is a two-day weekend regatta (Saturday and Sunday).

    2023 Gold Cup Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Gold Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

    • Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Saturday, December 02, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Last series of the season.  Bundle up and prepare to get wet.

    2023 Frostbite Regatta Notice of Races.pdf

    2023 Frostbite Regatta Sailing Instructions.pdf

Past Races

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Frostbite Regatta
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Gold Cup Regatta
Sunday, October 23, 2022 Nancy Cox Women in Sailing Mini-Conference & Race
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Fall Series Regatta
Saturday, October 08, 2022 Fall Ostrom Cup (Temple Bar)


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