2023 Cruiser Class Race Schedule

The 2023 race schedule has been set.

Preseason Meeting & Sock Burning – March 18

Race 1 – May 13 – Buoy Race

Race 2 – May 27 – Buoy Race

Race 3 – June 10 – Buoy Race

Race 4 – June 24 – Summer Solstice Race – Evening Start

Race 5 – July 4 – Commodore’s Cup

Race 6 – July 15 – Buoy Race

Race 7 – July 29 – South Shore Sailing School Race

Race 8 – August 5 – Eastward Ho – Afternoon start

Race 9 – August 6 – New Buffalo to Michigan City

Race 10 – August 26 – Buoy Race

Race 11 – September 9 – Buoy Race

Race 12 – September 23 – Buoy Race + End of season cookout

Race 2 Results (5/28/2022)

Congratulations to Waco Kid and Valkyrie on their wins today!

We had to wait until the afternoon to find some wind, but it sounds like it was a good day on the water. Special thanks to Vik for running the race in my absence.

I’ll get the web site updated shortly.

Next race is on June 11th. See you all there.

2022 Cruiser Class Race Schedule

The 2022 race schedule has been set.

  • Sock Burning – March 20
  • Race 1 – May 14 – Buoy Race
  • Race 2 – May 28 – Buoy Race
  • Race 3 – June 11 – Buoy Race
  • Race 4 – June 18 – Summer Solstice Race – Evening Start
  • Race 5 – July 2– Commodore’s Cup
  • Race 6 & 7 – July 23/24 – Eastward Ho
  • Race 8 – August 6 – Buoy Race
  • Race 9 – August 13 – Buoy Race
  • Race 10 – August 27 – Irish Eye’s Cup
  • Race 11 – September 10 – Buoy Race
  • Race 12 – September 24 – Buoy Race

I’ll provide more details as we get closer to the start of the season.

Info about post race party (9/18)

As sailors, we are used to adapting to changing conditions (see last Sunday’s race)… slight change in plans for tomorrow.

The Holdings Group (owners of the YC building) and Fish Camp will host/sponsor our post race lunch tomorrow. A huge thanks to them for their generous support and hospitality to the Cruiser Class!

The overall details have not changed much: skipper’s meeting at 9am. Race at 10am. Meet at the 200 dock at 1pm where we will enjoy delicious food and rum punch from Fish Camp. Also season results will be announced.

FYI – Leaderboard, Results, and the Gallery have been updated from last week:

See you all in the morning.

Eastward Ho is this weekend!

Quick reminder: Eastward Ho is this weekend. This is our annual race to New Buffalo

  • Saturday Race: Skipper’s Meeting at 1pm. First start sequence at 2pm.
  • Saturday evening: We will be grilling in the pavilion by the transient slips.
  • Burger and brats will be provided. Bring a side.
  • Beer will come from Ironwood in Valpo. Please fill the tip jar. Barb is a big supporter of what we do
  • If you are participating in the race, you need to make a reservation for a slip
  • Sunday morning: Skipper’s Meeting at 9am. Race start at 10am. All times are MC time.

Has anyone seen Mark #3?

Hello Crusiers,

Has anyone seen mark #3 or heard of its location? During our first race on 7/17 we discovered it was missing. Please let me know if you hear anything.

-Mark Stephens

First race of 2021 this Saturday (5/22)

It’s been a long winter and it is time to get at it again!

The first race of the season is this Saturday the 22nd. 1st race start will be at 10.

In a slight departure from last year and a small return to normalcy, there will be an in person skipper’s meeting in the pavilion at the 400 dock at 9am. The meeting will also be available via Zoom for anyone wanting to attend remotely.

Weather is looking promising so far. I’ll send out another email Friday night once we have more confidence in the forecast.

Look forward to seeing all of you out on the water!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the group or to me directly.

Mark Stephens
[email protected]
Slip 207