2023The 42nd Go For The Gold Regatta was held on June 3rd 2023. It was again a scaled back version of a normal regatta. There were 9 boats in 4 classes. Scotts Flat Lake provided perfect sailing weather with sunshine and wind for the event.
2023 GFTG Race Results
2023 GFTG Race Pictures
2023 GFTG Pre- and Post-Race Pictures
2022The 41st Go For The Gold Regatta was held on June 4th and 5th 2022. It was again a scaled back version of a normal regatta due to the lingering effects of Covid. There were 9 boats in 3 classes. It was excellent sailing weather.
2022 GFTG Race Results
2022 GFTG Pre-Race Pictures
2022 GFTG Race Pictures
2022 GFTG Post-Race Pictures
2021The 40th Go For The Gold Regatta was held on June 5th and 6th 2021. It was a scaled back version of a normal regatta due to the lingering effects of Covid. There were 26 boats in 4 classes (including an 8-boat Thistle fleet) with all 5 races held on Saturday. The weekend temperature was warm with good wind conditions. Saturday night featured a cook-it-yourself dinner, awards presentation, lots of sea stories, and music by Bob Woods and Juliet Gobert.
2021 Regatta Results
2021 Pre-Race Pictures
2021 Racing Pictures
2021 Post Race/Awards Pictures
2020The 39th Go For The Gold Regatta was scheduled for June 6th and 7th 2020, but in the middle of March, the first signs of Covid-19 began to appear in the US. It soon became apparent that the virus would be around for a while and our lives would be significantly different. The decision was made to cancel the annual regatta for the first time in its 39 year history. As it turned out, it was the correct decision due to the social guidelines that has been put into place before June to limit the spread of the virus. In a stroke of irony, the weekend on which the cancelled regatta would have been held, the temperature and wind conditions on the empty lake couldn't have been more perfect.
2019The 38th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 1st and 2nd 2019 with 21 boats in 3 classes: Open Keel, Open Centerboard, and Banshee. There was plenty of sunshine and good winds.
2019 Regatta Results
2019 Racing Pictures
2019 Crew Pictures
2019 Regatta Awards Pictures
2018The 37th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 2nd and 3rd 2018 with 33 boats in 4 classes: Catalina 22, Laser Open Keel, and Open Centerboard.
2018 Regatta Results
2018 Regatta Pictures
2018 Regatta Awards Pictures
2017The 36th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 3rd and 4th 2017 with 33 boats in 5 classes: Open Keel, RS Aero, Banshee, Laser, and Open Centerboard. Saturday started cool and overcast with light winds, but soon cleared with good winds. The conditions were so good that there was time for an extra race, making it a 5 race day. Sunday was also beautiful with comfortable temperatures and winds that increased to provide fantastic, and sometimes frantic, sailing. Overall, the conditions, food, party, and awards were the best in recent memory.
2017 Regatta Results
2017 Regatta Pictures (Day 1)
2017 Regatta Pictures (Day 2)
2017 Regatta Pictures (Awards)
2016The 35th Go For The Gold Regatta was held on June 4-5, 2016 with 59 boats in 7 classes: Keel, Laser, Banshee, Windmill, Day Sailer, Catalina 22 and Centerboard. Things started out overcast and windless on Saturday, but there was a complete reversal on Sunday. The weather was warm, the winds were wonderful, and a full day of good racing allowed the GFTG to live up to its golden reputation.
Official 2016 Regatta Results
2016 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2015The 34th Go For The Gold Regatta was held on June 6-7, 2015 with 48 boats in 8 classes: Thistle, Laser, Banshee, Byte, Day Sailer (Regional Championship), Catalina 22, Open Centerboard and Open Keel. Saturday wind started late (after noon) but was great when it filled in going from 3-5mph, to 5-8, then 10-12 and back down to 5-8 for each of the four races. Sunday was much lighter with only two races for 6 classes while two classes managed to have three races. Temperatures in the 80s on Saturday with lots of clouds while Sunday was clear as it warmed to 90 for the first time this year.
Official 2015 Regatta Results
2015 GFTG Regatta Pictures
The Union 2015 Regatta Article
2014The 33rd Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 7-8, 2014 with 44 boats in seven classes. Fantastic lake conditions on Saturday as the 2014 Go For The Gold had four races for each fleet with steady (for SFL) breeze at 8-10 mph over the dam. The temperature was near 90 degrees but the breeze kept things cool. Sunday started with the wind opposite its normal direction and light, then stopping for a while as it clocked around to "normal" finally filling in over the dam by 1:30. An hour later, we had whitecaps and were able to get in 7 races for the Lasers and Banshees. Lasers made up the largest fleet with 12 boats.
Official 2014 Regatta Results
2014 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2014 Regatta Poster
2013The 32nd Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 8-9, 2013 with 36 boats in six classes. The story of the 2013 Go For The Gold was record heat. The temperatures rose to over 100 degrees on Saturday with light winds. Sunday was much more pleasant with a significant drop in the temperatures and threats of thunderstorms never materializing. Conditions were so nice that an extra 7th race was run. The C22 class was again the biggest as part of the western C22 regionals.
Official 2013 Regatta Results
2013 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2013 Regatta Poster
2012The 31st Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 9-10, 2012 with 45 boats in six classes. In a complete contrast to 2011, the weather was beautiful and the wind plentiful. There was extra excitement this year as the lake had been chosen for the site of the Catalina 22 Nationals starting the day after the end of the Regatta. C22 sailors from around the country were in attendance.
Official 2012 Regatta Results
2012 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2012 Regatta Poster
2012 GFTG Regatta in Latitude 38
2011The 30th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 4-5, 2011 with only 26 boats in four classes. This was the first time in 30 years that inclement weather was predicted and happened - we had no wind and lots of rain as start time arrived Saturday morning. Later in the day, there was just enough wind to get one race in for the fleet and a second race in for the Catalina 22 fleet. Saturday saw rain, then some blue sky and some wind - enough to get started at 11:45. Then enough wind to fit in two more races. The four starts included Open Keel, Catalina 22 Far West Region 10 Championship, Banshee, and Open Centerboard.
Official 2011 Regatta Results
2011 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2010The 29th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 5-6, 2010 with 43 boats in six classes. The six starts included Ultimate 20, Catalina 22 Far West Region 10 Championship, Sunfish Western Region, Open Centerboard A, Open Centerboard B, and Banshee.
Official 2010 Regatta Results
2010 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2009The 28th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 6-7, 2009 with 63 boats in ten classes. The seven starts included Open MultiHull, Thistle (regionals), Windmills, Open Centerboard A<93, Lido 14, Open Centerboard B>93, Laser Radial, Open Keel, Catalina 22 and Sunfish. Stormy weather threatened Saturday morning, but few raindrops and less wind! Only two races completed on Saturday, but Sunday was more typical for the area - light and shifting breezes.
Official 2009 Regatta Results
2009 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2008The 27th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 7-8, 2008 with 57 boats in eight classes. The seven starts included Open MultiHull, Ultimate 20/Open Keel, Catalina 22, Open Centerboard A and Open Centerboard B and Sunfish.
Official 2008 Regatta Results
2008 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2007The 26th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 2-3, 2007 with 55 boats in seven classes. The six starts included Open MultiHull, Ultimate 20/Open Keel, Catalina 22, Laser, Open Centerboard A and Open Centerboard B.
Official 2007 Regatta Results
2007 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2006The 25th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 3-4, 2006 with 63 boats in eight classes. Seven separate starts included Open Keel, Open Centerboard, Byte, Lido 14, Coronado 15, Buccaneer 18, Ultimate 20 and Catalina 22.
Official 2006 Regatta Results
2006 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2005The 24th Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 4-5, 2005. 41 boats hit the start line for the weekend's five races on Scotts Flat Lake. Seven class fleets in seven separate starts included: Ultimate 20, Open Keel, Catalina 22 (Region 10 Championships), Byte, Coronado 15, Sunfish and Open Centerboard.
Official 2005 Regatta Results
2004The 23rd Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 5-6, 2004 with perfectly high puffy clouds and variable breezes. 39 boats in 6 classes enjoyed the weekend racing on Scotts Flat Lake. Six class fleets in five separate starts included: Open Keel, Catalina 22 (Region 10 Championships), Open Centerboard "A", Coronado 15, Sunfish, Open Centerboard "B".
Official 2004 Regatta Results
2004 GFTG Regatta Pictures
2003The 22nd Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 7-8, 2003 with perfectly clear skies and light breezes, which did little to lessen the 90 degree heat. 42 boats in 6 classes enjoyed the warm weather, full lake, and great sailing. The RC did excellent work with many varied courses all around the lake's Olympic Circle. Our just-completed clubhouse BBQ worked out great for the steak/chicken dinner on Saturday night. Sunday morning's continental breakfast was well attended and lots of hot dogs (of special interest this year - bagel dogs!) eaten while waiting for the awards presentation mid-afternoon.
Official 2003 Regatta Results
2003 GFTG Regatta Pictures
The UNION, Nevada County's local newspaper June 9, 2003 article covering the 2003 Regatta.
The UNION's June 5, 2003 article announcing the upcoming 2003 Go For The Gold Regatta.
2002The 21st Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 8-9, 2002 with cloudy skies and strong winds (10-20 mph). 51 boats in 8 classes enjoyed the wind and waves, the great BBQ dinner Saturday night, Sunday morning's continental breakfast and hot dogs while waiting for the scoring and awards presentation.
Official 2002 Regatta Results
2002 GFTG Regatta Pictures
The UNION, Nevada County's local newspaper June 13, 2002 article on the 2002 Regatta results.
The UNION, June 6, 2002 article announcing the upcoming 2002 Regatta.
2001The 2001 Go For The Gold Regatta was GCYC's 20th running of the Gold Country Regatta, held June 9-10, 2001 with wonderful blue skies, warm weather and freeze breezes (5-10mph). 57 boats and over a hundred participants were rewarded with nice racing, perfectly set Olympic Circle courses, a great BBQ dinner on Saturday night, continental breakfast on Sunday morning and hot dogs while waiting for the scoring (a bit later this year due to a Protest Hearing).
Official 2001 Regatta Results
2000The 19th Annual Gold Country Go For The Gold Regatta was held June 10-11, 2000 under sunny blue skies with light and variable winds on Saturday and high thin clouds on Sunday. 37 boats in 4 classes (Open Keel, Snipe, Open Centerboard, El Toro) competed and had a fun time manipulating around the lake and the numerous "wind holes" that moved all over the lake, never twice in the same place, never twice from the same direction. This year required luck as well as skill to win your share of gold to take home!
Official 2000 Regatta Results
2000 GFTG Regatta Pictures
The UNION, Nevada County's local newspaper June 13, 2000 article about the 2000 Regatta.
1999The 18th Go For The Gold Regatta included 46 boats in six classes with nice breezes (although a bit light to start on Saturday morning). Competitors and Regatta participants enjoyed the two days (three races Saturday, two Sunday) of high Sierra lake racing. Classes included Open Keel (10 boats), Open Centerboard (9), Snipe (6), Byte (6), Sunfish (8) and El Toro (7).
Official 1999 Regatta Results
1998The 17th Go For The Gold Regatta featured seven classes, included Snipes, Bytes, Open Keel, Open Centerboard, El Toro, Sunfish, and Catalina 22.
Official 1998 Regatta Results
1998 GFTG Regatta Pictures
1997The 16th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 7-8 1997 on Scotts Flat Lake, had a total of 57 boats in 7 classes.
Official 1997 Regatta Results and Pictures
1996The 15th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 8-9 1996 on Scotts Flat Lake, had a total of 64 boats in a 5-event/no-throw-out weekend. The weather was beautiful and wearm with light winds.
Official 1996 Regatta Results and Pictures
1995The 14th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 10-11 1995 on Scotts Flat Lake, had a total of 74 boats in 10 classes.
Official 1995 Regatta Results and Pictures
1994The 13th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 11-12, 1994 on Scotts Flat Lake, had a total of 64 boats for the 2-day event. Three races on Saturday, two on Sunday. Light to moderate winds (5-10mph), sunny, highs in the 80s.
Official 1994 Regatta Results
1993The 12th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 12-13, 1993 on Scotts Flat Lake, had 74 boats competing in 10 classes.
Official 1993 Regatta Results
1992The 11th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 13-14, 1992 on Scotts Flat Lake, had 56 boats competing in 7 classes. It was a surprisingly cool and windy on Saturday with clearing skies and light, shifty winds on Sunday. Many different courses around the lake were used, based on the conditions, to keep thing interesting.
Official 1992 Regatta Results
1991The 10th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 8-9, 1991 on Scotts Flat Lake, had 51 boats competing in 7 classes.
Official 1991 Regatta Results
1990The 9th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 9-10, 1990 on Scotts Flat Lake, had boats competing in 6 classes: Keelboats, Centerboards, Thistles, Fireballs, and Caltalia 22s.
Official 1990 Regatta Results
1989The 8th Go For The Gold Regatta, held June 10-11, 1989 on Scotts Flat Lake, had 46 boats competing in 5 classes with 11 Catalina 22s, 6 Fireballs, and 5 Thistles. The weather was warm and sunny with good breezes. Two races were held in Saturday and two on Sunday before a great BBQ dinner.
Official 1989 Regatta Results
1989 GFTG Regatta Pictures
1988The 7th Go For The Gold Regatta, held August 6-7, 1988 on Scotts Flat Lake, had a total of 29 boats in 5 classes for the 2-day event. Classes were for Fireball, Lido 14, Enterprise, Keelboats, and Centerboards.
Official 1988 Regatta Results
1987The 6th Run For The Gold Regatta was held August 8-9, 1987 on Scotts Flat Lake. The wind was good both days, the competition keen, and the scoring close.
Official 1987 Regatta Results
1986The 5th Gold Country Yacht Club Regatta was held August 9-10, 1986 on Scotts Flat Lake. There were a dozen boats, three classes and five races.
Official 1986 Regatta Results
1986 GFTG Regatta Pictures
1985The 4th Run For The Gold Regatta was held August 10-11, 1985 on Scotts Flat Lake. There were a dozen boats entered and the winds and the winds were cooperative.
Official 1985 Regatta Results
1984The 3rd Gold Country Regatta was held August 18-19, 1984 on Scotts Flat Lake. There were more participants than the previous year, the wind was up, and folks had a great time.
Official 1984 Regatta Results
1984 GFTG Regatta Pictures
1983The 2nd Gold Country Regatta, held August 13-14, 1983 on Scotts Flat Lake. By this time, the name Gold County Yacht Club had been adopted.
Official 1983 Regatta Results
1983 GFTG Regatta Pictures
1982The 1st Gold Country Regatta was organized by local sailors and held in August 1982 on Scotts Flat Lake. The regatta attracted 42 boats and was the inspiration for the founding of the Gold Country Sailing Club (now Gold Country Yacht Club).