While MCSC is a teaching and is not a “racing” organization per se‚ sailboat racing can be a terrific way to learn more about boats‚ handling‚ trim and teamwork‚ in a fun and sporting format. So MCSCs members enjoy a wide variety of sailboat racing opportunities.
MCSC Organized Racing:
MCSC organizes and supports three types of racing activities:
1.) MCSC Enrichment Racing
is low key‚ inclusive‚ and instructional: a way to get more time on the water‚ meet other members and learn new skills. We work to pair experienced sailors with people who have less experience.
Enrichment Racing Details:
Description: Instructional racing for members on MCSC boats.
Schedule: Every Sunday morning during the sailing season
Boats: MCSC boats only (could be Ensigns or Solings)
Skipper: MCSC Racing Certified Skipper on each boat>
Crew: MCSC members‚ with and without rating
Fees: Current Enrichment Membership for all participants
Scoring: Informal - participants can choose to keep score or not
2.) MCSC Regattas
are special events mix MCSC boats and crew with privately-owned boats and their crew. Trophies are awarded for each regatta and every event is governed by its own sailing instructions.
MCSC Regatta Details:
Description: Special events that mix MCSC boats and crew with privately-owned boats and their crew
Schedule: Four regattas each season
Boats: MCSC and Visiting Boats (PHRF‚ Solings‚ J-24)
Skipper: MCSC Racing Certified Skipper on each boat
Crew: MCSC members and guests
Fees: $20 per boat entry
Instructions: Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SIs) issued for each regatta
Scoring: Regattas are scored and prizes may be awarded per the instructions
Protests: See SIs
3.) One design racing mixing MCSC J-24s and crew with privately-owned J-24s and their crew.
J-24 Racing Details:
Description: One design racing mixing MCSC J-24s and crew with privately-owned J-24 and their crew
Schedule: Every Thursday Evening from June 2nd to August 25
Boats: J-24s from the MSCS and private fleets
Skipper: MCSC Racing Skipper with J-24 certificate on each MCSC boat
Crew: MCSC members with and without rating on MCSC boats
Fees: $150 per boat entry accepts for MCSC members with full MCSC crews
Instructions: NOR and SIs available from MCSC
Scoring: Season scoring kept by MCSC Race Committee
Protests: See SIs
If you are interested in racing or learning about any MCSC Racing described above‚ please speak with an MCSC staff member about getting involved‚ watch the Jib Sheet for schedules‚ or register for a racing class.
MCSC Members who aspire to race or race more are urged to reach out to Nick
to discuss goals and develop a study plan to become race-ready and then to make connections with other Milwaukee area sailboat racing organizers to learn more about their events.
Fridays‚ starting at 6:15pm
MAST Racing Fridays
MAST is a low-key‚ fun-loving fleet of privately-owned PHRF boats. Many MCSC members crew or skipper their own boats in MAST races. Members interested in learning more should inquire with MAST Racing
regarding open crew spots. Members with private boats should visit MAST Racing
for registration information.
Milwaukee Bay Offshore Series and SASS
Milwaukee and South Shore Yacht Clubs cooperatively organize a series of weekend regattas geared for privately-owned boats and crews. Some MCSC members crew or skipper privately-owned boats in these events. Members interested in learning more should attend the early-season crew-search meetings to find a spot on a boat. Members with private boats should reach to their respective club for registration information.