august 2011 sunfish midwest schedule

there are (9) upcoming Sunfish races in the Midwest Region during the month of August.  the full Midwest region schedule can be found as part of the entire Sunfish 2011 regatta schedule here (.pdf file).  the 1st weekend of August is going to be a busy day for Sunfish racers, with (1) race event on Saturday, and (4) different race events on Sunday!

Saturday, August 6th – Douglas Lake Regatta (Open)

this regatta is put together by the Douglas Lake Sunfish Fleet 700, and the event will be held on Douglas Lake in the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula (Google map).

Beautiful, large inland lake.  Good sized racing fleet.  Lots of room for launching and recovery.

Sunday, August 7th – Lake Charlevoix Open Regatta (Open)

this is fairly close to the race the previous day on Douglas Lake, so it’d be a great way to get 2 races in in the same general area.  Lake Charlevoix (“3rd largest inland lake in Michigan!”) is beautiful – I spent several vacations up there with my best friend back in the ol’ high school days, although back then we were cruising around on jet-skis.  the event is hosted by the Charlevoix Yacht Club, and racing will be held at the northwest end of the lake.

Sunday, August 7th – Lake Bluff Regatta (J Sheppard Memorial Regatta)

also on August 7th, this event will be held at Lake Bluff Yacht Club. additional information can be found at their Facebook page.

located in Lake Bluff, Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan north of Chicago.  This provides an excellent place to enjoy sailing and learn in many varied sailing conditions.

Sunday, August 7th – Fun Sunfish Regatta #3 (Open)

this is the same day as the Charlevoix Open and Lake Bluff Regattas above, but will be down in Ohio.  similar to the Fun Sunfish Regatta #1 held in June and #2 in July, this race will be held at Kiser Lake State Park in Ohio (map of state park here, .pdf file) and is hosted by the Kiser Lake Sailing Club.  the lake is popular for sailing as motorboats are not allowed on the lake.

Sunday, August 7th – Just For Fun #4 (Open)

again, this is the same day as the Fun Sunfish Regatta #3 above (and the Charlevoix Open and Lake Bluff Regatta).  the Hueston Sailing Association (map to lake here) already hosted Just for Fun #1 (May) and the Just for Fun #2 (June).  this is their 4th race in the Just for Fun series.  once again:

Racing 1:30pm to 4:00pm – no fees, no trophies, just fun!

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Friday, Aug 12th to Sunday, Aug 14th – Midwest Regional Championship #1

the 1st regional championship for the Midwest Region will be held at Wawasee Yacht Club on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana (Google map).  Friday night begins with registration and a welcome party, with racing to begin on Saturday morning and continue on Sunday. the NOR can be found here (.doc file).

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Saturday, Aug 13th to Sunday, Aug 14th – GDSC Open

the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) is trying out a new venue for this regatta – Wolverine Campground (.pdf site map) in Genessee County near Columbiaville, Michigan. most of the club members are camping, but the park is available for day-only passes for those who don’t want to camp for the whole weekend.

Our late-season camping weekend will be on August 13 & 14 this year.  We are trying a non-holiday weekend at a new venue for the second regatta to see if more boats will participate…The site will be an easy 1-hour drive for most members. It features a large lake/reservoir, shaded campsites and a nice swimming area for families.

Saturday, August 2oth – Scowfish Regatta (Open)

this is a regatta for both Sunfish and MC Scow sailboats.  it will be the 6th annual regatta for the MC Scows, and the 10th annual regatta for the Sunfish.  the event is being held at Portage Lake Yacht Club in Pinkney, Michigan. the NOR can be found here (.pdf file).

Sunday, August 28th – Fun Sunfish Regatta #4 (Open)

same venue and general info as the Fun Sunfish Regatta #3 on August 7th, see above for more details.

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