2023 Racing Series


Larsen Marine - Championship Series          

For those seeking the highest level of competition, this series of the Sailing World Regatta 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: 2021 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 C3 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

PDF of 2023 Schedule

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