there are (5) upcoming Sunfish races in the Midwest Region during the month of September. the full Midwest region schedule can be found as part of the entire Sunfish 2011 regatta schedule here (.pdf file).
Saturday, Sept 3rd – Summer’s End Regatta (formerly Mayor’s Cup Regatta)
this one-day event will be held by the North Shore Yacht Club in Highland Park, Illinois. it is a multi-class regatta, with Sunfish, Buccaneer 18’s, Lasers, and more. the notice of race can be found on the club’s website (here), and a map to the site (here).
Saturday, Sept 3rd and Sunday, Sept 4th – GDSC Open Regatta – Labor Day
the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) (also check out their Yahoo Group, it’s sometimes a bit more up-to-date) hosts an annual camping trip with Sunfish racing to be held over Labor Day weekend. they have mixed things up a bit this year, as it has been moved to Tawas Bay, Michigan, with racing to be held on the Tawas Bay which is part of Lake Huron. many from the group will be camping at the Tawas Point State Park, but the group will be launching their sailboats from the public ramp next to Timberlane Resorts, where some of the group is also staying.
my family camped at that state park last summer – it is a pretty nice park, and a absolutely beautiful area, but sailing is not really feasible from the state park and campground area, as the water is very shallow for several hundred and up to a few thousand feet off the shoreline. I also sailed on Tawas Bay that weekend, launching from the same ramp the GDSC will be using. it seemed like a great place to sail, so hopefully they can get in some great racing.
Saturday, Sept 10th and Sunday, Sept 11th – US Sunfish Masters Championship Regatta
the 2011 US Sunfish Masters Championship will be hosted this year by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club, who also had the same event back in 2006. the racing will be held on the waters of Lake Michigan. the official notice of race (NOR) can be found here.
Saturday, Sept 17th and Sunday, Sept 18th – Midwest Sunfish Regional Championship #2
this event will be held at Devils Lake Yacht Club in Manitou Beach, Michigan. it is the “Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta”, and typically includes 2 fleets – Sunfish and Lightnings. this is the event I was able to attend as a spectator (and photographer) in 2009.
Saturday, Sept 24th and Sunday, Sept 25th – Clark Lake Fall Regatta
this 2-day event will be held by Clark Lake Yacht Club in Clark Lake, Michigan. a couple things from the notice of race:
Note: 5 boats minimum required for individual start –3 boats minimum for a fleet! Rebels, Interlakes, Sunfish, Wayfarers, Buccaneers, and Snipes!
sounds like a great time! the official notice of race can be found here (.pdf file).