Racing Fleets – Something for everyone.
- Buoy Racing – this option features action packed races about buoys laid by the race committee. Races are typically two or three laps around a 1.5-2.0 nautical mile course, and take about an hour. Two or three races per day are common.
- Medium Distance (MD) – Yachts eschew rounding buoys in favor of racing though paradise around islands and along shorelines. Some sailors find Mid-distance racing an easier point of entry into the sport. Some are family programs with kids; while others with more experience, race shorthanded with their spouse.
- Jib-and-Main (JAM) – very similar format to Medium Distance except, as the name implies, this fleet does not allow spinnakers. This allows more cruising oriented yachts to be competitive. This fleet also permits use of auto-pilots. The mid-distance and jib-and-main format allows time for other activities in town.
Yachts of all shapes, sizes, and ages, can complete equitably; yachts are assigned a handicap rating – either via a Lake Michigan PHRF certificate, or one assigned by the Race Committee. Either way, we can help you start racing.