Friday, June 26, 2020







J105 FLEET 5 - CHICAGO

DRAFT 2020 SCHEDULE

Social Distancing Series

Race #1                              Sun, July 5
Race #2                              Sun, July 12
Race #3                              Sat, July 18
Race #4                              Sat, July 25

Fleet 5 Training Series
Regatta #1                         Sat, July 11
Regatta #2                         Sun, July 19
Regatta #3                         Sun, July 26

Championship Series
Columbia Cup (W/L)           Aug. 1 & 2
Verve Cup Regatta (W/L)              Aug. 7, 8, & 9

Larsen Marine - Weekend Warrior Series
Sheldon Clark (W/L) Sept. 19
Herb Kaczmarek (W/L)        Oct. 3

Vin Chicago - Distance Series
Third Coast Cup (to Northpoint)      Aug. 15
Third Coast Cup (NP to Chicago)   Aug. 16
Chicago to St. Joe (Bi-State)          Friday, Sept. 4
St. Joe to Chicago (Bi-State)          Sun, Sept. 6

Wednesday Night Beer Can Series
100 Boats on a Beer Can (Day 1) Tue. Aug. 4
100 Boats on a Beer Can (Day 2) Wed. Aug. 5

Short Handed Races Series
Leukemia Cup                                    Aug. 22
Chicago Regatta                                Sept.12

2020 Fleet 5 Events
Spring Meeting (Zoom Call)               Tues, June 30 at 7:00 PM                        
Fall Meeting (Zoom TBD)                   Sat. Oct. 17   
End of Season Party (TBD)                Sat. Nov. 14

Social Distancing Series

New CASRA Series, see their website for NOR, SI, & other details. All participants need to observe Social Distancing or wear Masks & observe all local health requirements.

Fleet 5 Training Series

It has been a long winter, to help get everyone up to speed, improve the whole Fleet’s competitive skills, and try out the latest in tracking & remote buoy technology we plan a series of races were each boat will be recorded with on the water filming and a group debrief afterwards.

Championship Series

For those seeking the highest level of competition, this series of Colors and Verve Cup will demand boat speed, handling and tactics over several days of intense buoy racing.  These are Class A1 events.  No pros are allowed.  The series will be scored by the low point system with no throw outs.


Larsen Marine - Weekend Warrior Series  

This series is a great way to get into One Design buoy racing or just sharpen your team’s skills throughout the summer.  These will be Class C1 races so you can bring a sailing professional, sailmaker, or coach.  Just remember the class weight rules apply and your pro will count toward that limit. However, for this series if the crew weight will be exceed; the pro can stay on the center line and will not count towards the crew's weight. The series is scored with the high point scoring system and no throw outs. 
      
Vin Chicago - Distance Series

Fluky winds and big shifts are a major part of sailing on Lake Michigan. However, with great boat speed, some navigation skills, and a little bit luck these challenging port-to-port races are a lot of fun.  Plus, there's always a great party at the finish.  These races will be Class C3 events so you can bring a sailing pro, sailmaker, or coach.  The series is scored with the high point scoring system and new this year with one throw out. In case of a tie, finish position in the last race will be used to determine winner.

                 ** New this year the Third Coast Cup – This may be added to the Shorthanded Series

Beer Can Series

As part of Chicago Race Week & based upon a huge turnout for the inaugural 2019 event, once again there will be the 100 Boats on a Beer Can (Day 1 & Day 2). For more information on these two races see the CASRA website. A great way to get out on the lake do some casual racing and enjoy the sights. These races are Class C3 events. As part of Chicago Race Week & based upon a huge turnout for the inaugural 2019 event this will be a night to remember.


Short Handed Series

In recognition of the growing desire for shorthanded racing CASRA has worked with a number of Clubs to offer dedicated sections in several regattas. The J105 with its asymmetric spinnaker is the perfect shorthanded boat. We have several boats that regularly participate in the Solo Mac and other such events. Here is your chance to get out there and test yourself and support some great causes.

** New this year the Third Coast Cup – This may be added to the Shorthanded Series


J105 FLEET 5 - CHICAGO DRAFT 2020 SCHEDULE Social Distancing Series Race #1                               Sun, July 5 ...