One of the original J/22 fleet members, Dave Cool owned hull 20, Joe Cool. Passionate about racing, he established the Dave Cool Icebreaker regatta to encourage the J/22 fleet to get their boats in the water and ready to sail as early as possible. Traditionally the first regatta of the year at Wayzata Yacht Club, this has continued to be a prized event for hearty sailors eager to race in typically cold and windy conditions – baptism by fire. This year, the J/22 fleet is pleased to invite their friends in the J/24 and J/70 fleets to break some ice on Lake Minnetonka.
Championship of Champions
CThe annual Champion of Champions race is typically hosted by MYC. This event crowns the race winner of Lake Minnetonka between each fleet champion at Wayzata Yacht Club and Minnetonka Yacht Club as they battle it out in a one-design fleet on the main lake. Racing typically begins at 1800 followed by dinner at 1900 on Lighthouse Island.
The annual Burton Cup/MS Cup Race in the morning, followed by the awesome Burton Cup/MS Cup Corn Roast at 1800 that evening.
Star of the North
The largest annual regatta hosted by Wayzata Yacht Club, consisting of three fleets: Capri 25, Sonar, S2 7.9. typically on the weekend after Labor Day. For 2023, this is September 8-10, 2023. Register today!
The culmination of the season is the UGOTTA REGATTA - J/Fest Upper Midwest. Traditionally sailed in the "bracing" conditions of early October. This event brings J/24s, J/22s and J/70s from around the country for two days of competitive sailing, epic parties and Uncle Bernie's infamous Shrimp Boil. Register today!
Lake Minnetonka, MN, USA
1100 Eastman Lane Wayzata, MN 55391
N 44° 57.951 W 93° 30.164
We are located in scenic Wayzata MN, on the western edge of Minneapolis Minnesota, USA