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 2012 regatta schedule here (.pdf file).
Saturday, Sept 1st – Highland Park Labor Day or “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’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 1st and Sunday, Sept 2nd – 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 are repeating things from last year, with the event being held at Tawas Bay, Michigan, with racing to be held on 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 two summers ago – 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.
Saturday, Sept 15th and Sunday, Sept 16th – 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 22nd and Sunday, Sept 23rd – 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).
Sunday, Sept 3oth – OktoberFast Sunfish Series #4 Regatta
this is the final event for the year hosted by the Hueston Sailing Association at Hueston Woods State Park (map to lake here). they have hosted several of the “Just for Fun” Sunfish racing series over the summer.