Marina Del Rey Venture Macgregor Fleet Since 1970’s

Our Mission.



Please come join us for some fun racing every Tuesday night during daylight saving time.  Our mission is simple, to encourage new skippers and sailors into the sport of yacht racing along with experienced skippers to try out new things.

There are three established classes and they are as follows:

CLASS- A is for full on race boats and experienced skippers.

CLASS -B  is pretty much like performance class except they are cruising boats with performance equipment installed.

CLASS-C  is for smaller boats and skippers who are new to racing and are concerned about being pushed around by aggressive boats at the start line and or not ready to compete in the Sunset Series.

There are different courses in each series, some up wind/down wind, some reaching, a little of everything for everyone.   Please note that some races may be cancelled due to foul weather.

After the event we gather for the after race get together at Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club located at the end of Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey.  This is an ideal place to meet skipper’s seeking  new crew members. Please contact us for more details.

Who is Vic Smith?


Vic Smith began running the Tuesday night races back in 1981 and it was called the Tuesday Night Trials (TNT). The fleet had social events, pot luck Sunday dinners along with racing, After race gathering were held at various docks and yacht clubs that Vic Smith organized.  In 2014 the fleet voted to have the name changed to Vic Smith Tuesday Night Trials (VSTNT).

After Vic Smith passing , others continued to hold and honor Vic Smith’s concept of low-cost fun racing that everyone could participate in and enjoy.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

Jacques Yves Cousteau




MDRVMF C/O Laurie Linden578 Washington Blvd #222 Marina del Rey, CA 90292




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