2023 Calendar

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  Fleet 5 Schedule 2023

Larsen Marine - Championship Series

Sailing World Regatta (W/L)     June 9, 10 & 11

Verve Cup Regatta (W/L)          Aug. 8, 12 & 13


Weekend Warrior Series

Colors Regatta                          June 3 & 4

Halyard                                     July 9

Columbia Cup                            Aug. 5 & 6

MORF Open                              Sept. 16


Chicago Yacht Club - Race to Mackinac

Race to Mackinac                      July 22


Vin Chicago - Distance Series

Chicago to Waukegan               June 24

Waukegan to Chicago               June 25

Michigan City                           June 30

100 Boats                                   Aug 8 & 9

Chicago to St. Joe (Bi-State)     Friday, Sept. 1

St. Joe to Chicago (Bi-State)     Sept. 3


Wednesday Night Beer Can Series

Beer Can Races                             May 24 - Sept. 6

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR)

Columbia Yacht Club – Sept. 23 through Sept. 24

2023 Fleet 5 Events

Spring Meeting Zoom               April 2

Spring Party (TBD)                  Feb. 25

Mac Island Party                      July 26 – 11:00am EST

Fall Meeting (TBD)                      

End of Season Party (TBD)      


Larsen Marine - Championship Series

For those seeking the highest level of competition, this series of the Sailing World Regatta Series 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.

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 one of the largest One Design Sections. This is a Class A3 event and the Special Addenda: 2023 Chicago-Mac Race applies (see “Documents” page).

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 B2 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.

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 B2 events so you can bring a sailing pro, sailmaker, or coach.  The series is scored with a high point scoring system. In case of a tie, finish position in the last race will be used to determine winner.

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 (see Yacht Scoring for details). These races are Class B2 events. 

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR)

GLIOR is an annual fall regatta historically hosted by the Chicago T10 fleet and is an opportunity for collegiate sailors to experience the excitement of offshore keel boat racing. The J105 Fleet plans to again join the weekend. Participating teams come from college sailing programs in the Midwest and beyond.  Members provide the sailboats and are onboard during racing as a safety precaution; the collegiate sailors drive, crew the boat and manage strategy and tactics; CCYC provide facilities with Westrec Marinas providing slips.

The regatta consists of windward/leeward buoy races on Lake Michigan offshore of Chicago.  Teams arrive on Friday and have the opportunity to practice on their assigned boats that afternoon.  Race committee attempts as many races as possible all day Saturday and on Sunday morning.  Award ceremonies are Sunday during lunch and teams will have the afternoon for travel back to campus.

Past participating college teams – Navy, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, Hope College, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Grand Valley State, Toledo, Northwestern, St. Mary's College of Md., Michigan Tech, Minnesota, Ohio State, South Carolina, and Illinois.

For more information go to:  http://www.chicagot10.com/glior

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