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2023 Force 5 Midwinter Championship Registration is now open!

Notice of Race

Saturday Oct 8, 2022

Hosted by LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club 2640 Front Rd LaSalle Ontario and Force 5 Fleet 115

Notice of Race

Eligibility: This regatta is open to Force 5 class dinghies and other small sailing dinghies.

Rules: This event will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024

Course Area: We will be using the Detroit River between the LaSalle shoreline and Fighting Island, and Grassy Island and Turkey Island. Course lengths will be approximately 2 Nm. Course sheets will be available at registration.

Registration and Entry: Will be from 10:30 - 11:00 at the Tiki bar - north of club house. We ask that you sign the attached entry form and submit it at registration. Extra entry forms will be available. There is no entry fee.

Sailing Instructions: SIs will be available at registration.

Skippers Meeting: Will be at 11:00 at the Tiki Bar.

Let me start this off by giving a background on Berlin Yacht Club. We started single-handed racing 6 years ago with the idea of allowing people to show up with whatever they owned as long as you single-hand. We have seen a huge success in this program with us scoring Portsmouth, doing a single start and short windward/leeward races.

By Phil Porte

Upper Keys Sailing Club, Key Largo, Florida

February 17th through 22nd,2020

The event kicked off Tuesday, February 22nd with the customary Nest Key Race and Rum Rendezvous. Breeze was up for the day, blowing in the high teens out of a southeasterly direction.  This provided an exhilarating downwind run out to Nest Key.