The 2011 yachting season is officially open.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, six local yacht clubs in Marina del Rey rolled out the red carpet for invited guests and dignitaries to usher in another semester of Southern California boating.

Blue blazers, white pants, live bands, finger food, speeches and lots of ceremony is the order of the day at this annual tradition.

Photographer Pat Reynolds was on hand to capture the spirit of the event.