Racing

While MCSC is a teaching and is not a “racing” organization per se‚ sailboat racing can be a terrific way to learn more about boats‚ handling‚ trim and teamwork‚ in a fun and sporting format. So MCSCs members enjoy a wide variety of sailboat racing opportunities.

MCSC Organized Racing:

MCSC organizes and supports three types of racing activities:

1.) MCSC Enrichment Racing is low key‚ inclusive‚ and instructional: a way to get more time on the water‚ meet other members and learn new skills. We work to pair experienced sailors with people who have less experience.

Enrichment Racing Details:


2.) MCSC Regattas are special events mix MCSC boats and crew with privately-owned boats and their crew. Trophies are awarded for each regatta and every event is governed by its own sailing instructions.

MCSC Regatta Details:


3.) One design racing mixing MCSC J-24s and crew with privately-owned J-24s and their crew.

J-24 Racing Details:



Sign up for J-24 Racing Here.

If you are interested in racing or learning about any MCSC Racing described above‚ please speak with an MCSC staff member about getting involved‚ register for a racing class or download the MCSC Racing Handbook.




Partner-Organized Racing

MCSC Members who aspire to race or race more are urged to reach out to Nick to discuss goals and develop a study plan to become race-ready and then to make connections with other Milwaukee area sailboat racing organizers to learn more about their events.

Milwaukee Bay Women’s Offshore Series (MBWOS) Mondays

On Milwaukee Bay‚ six Monday evenings are reserved for women to sail with and against other women. Sailed on PHRF (handicapped) boats from all over the bay‚ the racing is fun and friendly. Many female MCSC members join teams for these exciting events. Fran Aring is the race chairperson and can be reached through inquiry at ssyc.org.

Tuesday Laser and Lightning Racing

On Tuesday evenings‚ the north end of Milwaukee Bay is covered in Lasers and the south end in Lightnings. These privately-owned dinghy fleets are competitive and quick. MCSC members with Lasers and Lightnings often gather on the grounds before and after racing to share tips and tricks. MCSC sailors are invited to enter their own boats or reach to the fleets to inquire about crew spots. Since many private boats are dry-sailed from MCSC‚ Tuesday evenings at MSCS can be an opportunity to socialize‚ spectate and recruit.
Sunday‚ July 10‚ 2022

Mid Season Championships

Who is the best racer‚ half way through the year? Find out in the 2022 Mid-Season Championship! Sailing Instructions at MCSC.
Fridays‚ starting at 6:15pm

MAST Racing Fridays

MAST is a low-key‚ fun-loving fleet of privately-owned PHRF boats. Many MCSC members crew or skipper their own boats in MAST races. Members interested in learning more should inquire with MAST Racing regarding open crew spots. Members with private boats should visit MAST Racing for registration information.
Wednesday evening

Wednesday Night Racing

Milwaukee and South Shore Yacht Clubs each organize evening racing on Wednesdays. Many MCSC members crew or skipper their own privately-owned boats in these events. Members interested in learning more should attend the early-season crew-search meetings hosted by the clubs to find a spot on a boat. Members with private boats should reach to their respective club for registration information. Crew search meetings are announced on MCSC bulletin boards and in our weekly emailed newsletter. To be added to our email list‚ please email us.

Additionally‚ MCSC J-24s and Solings with qualified MCSC Race Skippers and MCSC crew can elect to enter Milwaukee Yacht Club’s Wednesday night series‚ as long as MCSC racing fees are paid and all MCSC Racing Rules are followed. Since races start at 6:00pm outside the breakwater‚ sailors should be at the MCSC dock house no later than 5:00pm to organize teams for the evening. All MCSC boats that participate in these races must be back at the dock before dark‚ so late-season races may be cut short depending on wind and sunset.
TBA

Milwaukee Bay Offshore Series and SASS

Milwaukee and South Shore Yacht Clubs cooperatively organize a series of weekend regattas geared for privately-owned boats and crews. Some MCSC members crew or skipper privately-owned boats in these events. Members interested in learning more should attend the early-season crew-search meetings to find a spot on a boat. Members with private boats should reach to their respective club for registration information.
Annual

Queen’s Cup

Hosted by the South Shore Yacht Club‚ the Queen’s Cup is a historic offshore sailboat race featuring one of sailing’s oldest trophies. The race starts in Milwaukee Bay and finishes in one of the communities on the Michigan shore of Lake Michigan. The race is open to all boats with a valid Lake Michigan Performance Handicap Racing Fleet rating certificate or ORC rating certificate. There is often a shorthanded fleet (with a limit of two crew per boat)‚ a cruising fleet for non-spinnaker monohulls‚ and there may be starts for one design boats such as the GL52‚ J/111‚ Beneteau 40.7 and 36.7‚ and Tartan 10s. Some MCSC members crew on or skipper their own privately-owned boats in this storied event. Members with private boats should visit South Shore Yacht Club’s website for registration information.

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