Victory Fleet 13 was formed at Mission Bay Yacht Club in 1962, by Charles Bentley. Tim Bentley would be the first MBYC skipper to win a Victory Nationals in 1963, and 1977 would be the first time MBYC hosted the Victory Nationals Regatta. In the late 70’s there were 36 registered Victory’s at MBYC, more than any other Fleet, to this day, in the 80 year history of the club. Today you can see Victory’s actively race every month in San Diego Bay. San Diego is also home to the Jack Dorsee regatta, named after the Catalina Yachts salesman who was very influential in the purchasing of many of the Victory’s you see today. San Diego is a popular destination for the Victory Nationals, and the Victory is also very popular with U.S. Disabled Sailing teams.
Since our early beginnings, Mission Bay Yacht Club has been the epicenter of Victory racing. She was and is the “Homeport” of the Victory Fleet. Today, we have eight active boats, and are dedicated in keeping the proud history of the Fleet and the joy of sailing, racing, and competing, alive.
|3rd||Victory||209||Tabler, Mike||98.3||5.0||2.0||(16.0 DNS)||6.0||4.0||33.0||17.0|
|5th||Victory||615||Anderson, Greg||98.3||4.0||8.0||(16.0 DNS)||4.0||6.0||38.0||22.0|
|6th||Victory||641||Keane, Michael||98.3||6.0||9.0||(16.0 DNS)||3.0||5.0||39.0||23.0|
|7th||Victory||500||Carter, Kim||98.3||(16.0 DNS)||6.0||5.0||10.0||3.0||40.0||24.0|
|12th||Victory||237||Kammerer, Kurt||98.3||7.0||(16.0 DNC)||16.0 DNC||12.0||13.0||64.0||48.0|
|13th||Victory||553||Neely, Chris||98.3||12.0||13.0||(16.0 DNS)||13.0||14.0||68.0||52.0|
|14th||Victory||552||Love, Dave||98.3||(16.0 DNS)||12.0||16.0 DNS||14.0||11.0||69.0||53.0|
|15th||Victory||579||Guerrazzi, Sheila||98.3||13.0||14.0||(16.0 DNS)||15.0||15.0||73.0||57.0|
Results from the 2007 SCYA Victory Midwinters Regatta, hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club, on 17 & 18 February 2007. There were a total of eight Victory’s representing Mission Bay YC, Fresno YC, and Convair Sailing Club. Races were held in the ocean off of Mission Beach. The conditions on Saturday would allow for just one race due to lack of wind. Sunday was drastically different with a low pressure system bringing high wind and surf. Two races were sailed on Sunday for a total of three races sailed. Chuck Philips and Scooter Holmes from Fresno Yacht Club won the regatta.
|Place||#||Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Total|
|1||00||Chuck Philips||- 1||1||1||2|
|2||500||Kim Carter||- 7||2||2||4|
|3||648||Sanford Leon||- 3||3||3||6|
|4||647||Harry Smith||2||- 5||5||7|
|5||615||Gregory Anderson||4||4||- 9 dnf||8|
|6||026||Fred Scott||5||- 9 raf||4||9|
|7||598||Troy Teague||- 9 dnf||6||6||12|
|8||383||John Henke||6||- 9 dnf||9 dnf||15|
Designed by Ted Carpenter, Naval Architect, and first manufactured for Henry R. McCune in 1959, the Victory sloop was a 21 foot keel boat weighing 1,350 pounds, and was designed as a one-design class boat, fully competitive in any range of comparable boats. 126 boats were manufactured before the rights were sold to Frank Butler of Wesco Marine in 1962. Wesco Marine started production with boat #150 in 1964, leaving a gap (for reasons unknown) from #127 through #149. In 1966, in the #490-500 hull sequence, Wesco Marine made the boat self-bailing, redesigned the cockpit, and added a sliding hatch on the cabin. Frank Butler eventually changed the name from Wesco Marine to Coronado Yachts, and in 1968 Butler sold Coronado Yachts to the Whittaker Corporation, who already owned Columbia Yachts. In 1969, Victory hull nameplates showed Coronado Yachts as a division of the Whittaker Corporation, and Frank Butler would remain onboard Whittaker for one year only, leaving over disagreements with management. Frank Butler went on and founded Catalina Yachts, which is currently the largest sailboat manufacturer in the world.
In 1970, the Victory was dropped from production with hull #593 being the last hull produced. Shortly thereafter, Catalina Yachts acquired the manufacturing rights to the Victory 21, and started limited production through 1973/74. At this time, production ceased for about a year, and the National Association of Victory Sloop Owners (NAVSO) Board, officially asked Catalina Yachts to make a policy statement concerning the future availability of new Victory 21 sailboats. Catalina Yachts eventually resumed production throughout the early 1980's, and sold the Victory as a Capri Victory 21, using the Catalina 22 oval shaped mast, which was shortened about a foot.
Victory production finally ceased around 1983/84. The latest documented information shows the boat's standard price was $3,850.00 as of September, 1981, and the final number of boats produced was about 700.