The WYC Capri 25 fleet is the largest Capri 25 fleet in the world. The Capri 25 is a one-design fleet of masthead keelboats that perform well in all kinds of weather conditions. Designed for southern California breeze, the boat is capable of moving well even in light air. In heavy wind, this boat is a handful. Typical crew is anywhere from 4 to 6 people consisting of a helmsman, trimmer, pit, foredeck, and tailor.
Star of the North Regatta
The STAR OF THE NORTH Regatta is the largest Capri 25 One Design Regatta in the World. It is held the second or third weekend in September and has up to 10 races over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 2022 had 20 Capri 25's on the line and three great days of racing.
GREAT CLIPS is the proud sponsor of Star of the North Regatta September 8-10,2023, which is the largest annual regatta hosted by Wayzata Yacht Club!
It all started one day when Dallas was standing at the end of WYC’s Dock C with Larry Aubuchon and David Onan, then Commodore and Vice Commodore, respectively. “We talked about an article in Sailing World magazine, which focused on one-design fleet racing and how neat it was", Dallas said. Then we talked about the number of Capri 25’s racing in the handicap fleet and thought we could probably turn that into a new one-design fleet. We agreed to give it a try and made a deal.
Those two guys said they would take care of the process and the politics of making a new fleet work at our yacht club, and I would do all the grunt work. Somehow that sounded like a great idea at the time, especially tapping into something our members were excited about and wanted. This was my first really big project, after joining the club, and I became captain of the fleet. What a great memory.