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                                    "Don't let it be forgot.
                                            that once there was a spot
                                                    for one brief shining moment
                                                            that was known as Camelot"
                                                                           Lerner & Loewe

Olympic Yachting and Los Angeles go back a long way -- to the Games of Xth Olympiad. It
was then that the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) also had its first involvement in the Olympics.

SCYA, founded in 1921, played a major role in the staging of the 1932 Olympic Regatta, which was sailed in the Pacific Ocean off the Port of Los Angeles. Among the many who were involved was 26 year old Owen Churchill, who skippered  the eight-meter yacht "Angelita" to a Gold Medal in those Games. There were many more and together they provided the inspirational linkage between them and the more recent vintage of SCYA leaders, foremost of whom was Richard Belden, SCYA Commodore-1975, who when the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad were awarded to Los Angeles in 1978, began the effort to see that SCYA again played an important role in staging the 1984 Olympic Games.