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2018 Calendar




Championship Series
Sailing World NOOD Regatta               June 8, 9, & 10
North American Championships          July 26, 27, 28, & 29
Verve Cup Regatta                            Aug. 10, 11, & 12

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Race to Mackinac                       Saturday, July 21

Larsen Marine - Weekend Warrior Series
Colors Regatta                             Sat/Sun, June 2, 3
Lutz                                                        Sun. July 8
Hobelman (W/L)                                 Sun. Aug. 19
Sheldon Clark                                      Sat, Sept. 22

Vin - Distance Series
Chicago to Waukegan                         Sat. June 16
Waukegan to Chicago                        Sun. June 17
Columbia Cup (Distance)                     Sat. Aug 4 (week after NA's)
Chicago to St. Joe (Bi-State)               Fri. Aug. 31
St. Joe to Chicago (Bi-State)              Sun. Sept. 2


Wednesday Night Beer Can Series
May 23 to Sept 12 (see Yacht Scoring website for dates & SI)

Casual Distance Races
Abe Jacobs Regatta (Distance Casual)   Sun. June 24
Air Show Regatta  (Casual)                     Sun. Aug. 18
Chicago Regatta (Distance Casual)            Sat. Sept. 8

                                     2018 Fleet 5 Events
Spring Meeting - Site TBD                              Sat. March 24
Spring Social – Site TBD                                 Sat. April 21
Mac Island Party                                 Tues. July 24, 11:00 am (eastern)
Fall Meeting Site TBD                                     Sat. Oct. 13
End of Season Party Site TBD                         Sat. Nov. 10


Championship Series

For those seeking the highest level of competition, this series of the NOOD and the Verve will demand boat speed, handling and tactics over 3 days of intense buoy racing.  This year will include the J105 North American Championship’s in Harbor Springs. These are Class A events.  No pros are allowed.  Participants are required to certify their crew weight on using our online form. The series will be scored by the low point system with no throw outs. 


Chicago Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is a race like no other. More than three hundred fifty boats leave Chicago every July for the dash to Mackinac Island. At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island. The J105 Fleet will once again be the largest One Design Section. This is a Class A event and the Special Addenda: 2018 Chicago-Mac Race applies (see “Documents” page) 

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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 C 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. The series is                                                                   scored with the high point scoring system and no throw outs.
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Vin - Distance Series


Fluky winds and big shifts are a major part of sailing on Lake Michigan. You'll need great boat speed and a little luck in these challenging port-to-port races.  Plus, there's always a great party at the finish.  These races will be Class C events so you can bring a sailing pro, sailmaker, or coach.  The series is scored with the high point scoring system with no throw out.

Wednesday Night Beer Can Series

This is a series that a number of J105's boats have always participated and done well in, a great way to get out on the lake do some casual racing and enjoy the sights. These races are is Class C events.

Casual Distance Races


An intermediate distance series meant to be a more casual day on the lake, perhaps an introduction to racing, a great way to bring out some non-sailing guests or introduce people to racing. These are Class C events & the Owner Driver rules are waived. Come out and have a good time.