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MCSA Master's Championship

Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Sunday, September 20, 2020
Clear Lake Yacht Club - Fleet 36
103 Main Ave
Clear Lake, IA  50428

Mark S Tesar
641-529-0747 (c)
Stuart M Oltrogge
651-295-4913 (c)
Margaret Osmundson
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
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Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
MCSA Masters Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Dinner
Additional Saturday Lunch
Additional Saturday Cocktail Party with heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar
Additional Sunday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Polo Shirt

Notice of Race
MC Fleet #36 and the Clear Lake Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA Masters Championship Regatta
September 17 - 20,  2020

Please check out this event flyer for all the cool stuff we are going to have at the masters, complete with pictures of all activities:

2020 Masters Regatta Flyer

Clear Lake Yacht Club, 103 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428

If arriving from the North or the South, exit I-35 at the northern Clear Lake exit (exit 194, Highway 18 West), go west to 8th street and turn south.  Go to 1st Ave N and turn west and proceed towards the lake.  This will take you directly to the staging area for rigging your boat. 

Entries and
This is an MC Sailing Association (MCSA) sanctioned event. It is open to skippers of MC scows who are current members of MCSA and 50 years of age on or before the first scheduled race. 

All yachts must comply with the MC class rules prior to the preparatory signal of the first scheduled race. A 
boat may sail with a different sail number from its hull number if it registers with that sail number, and must compete with that number for the entire event.

Each skipper must declare his/her age and will compete in the associated division.

  • Masters - 50 - 59 years
  • Grand Master - 60 - 69 years
  • Mega Master - 70 -79 years
  • Old Salt - 80 years or older
  • Member Signup / Information
Covid- 19

This event will follow the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Federal CDC guidelines or requirements as applicable.  The CLYC will make every effort to make this a safe and enjoyable event.


Please see the separate Covid-19 Response document for more details on what the MCSA and CLYC will be doing to limit participants’ exposure to Covid-19:====>

2020 Masters Regatta COVID–19 Response & Procedures

The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with the Clear Lake Yacht Club (CLYC).

The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area at Clear Lake generally in the middle of the east end of Clear Lake, straight out from the yacht club.
  2. The sailing instructions will consist of the instructions in RRS Appendix S, Standard Sailing Instructions, and supplementary sailing instructions that will be published here, and be posted on the official notice board located at the club.
  3. Racing rules 30.1, 35, 41, 62.1, 62.2, A2, A4.2 and A11 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
  4. Courses to be sailed are all windward leeward courses as shown in the Sailing Instructions.
  5. VHF Radio (72) will be used by the RC to communicate with competitors on the water. Additional instructions regarding radio communication will be included in the SI’s.
  6. Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat generated during an MCSA event to be published in any media authorized by MCSA for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
  7. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.

  8. 2020 MCSA Masters Championship Sailing Instructions
 Scoring & Trophies

The Low Point System of RRS Appendix A will apply.

When fewer than 7 races are completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 7 or more races are completed, a boat’s score will be the total of her scores excluding her worst score. This changes RRS A2.1.

Seven races are scheduled. Three completed races shall constitute a regatta for awarding Perpetual Trophies. Keeper trophies will be awarded if at least one race has been completed. Awards will be based on her finishes in the overall fleet.

Keeper Trophies:

  • Top 10 Overall
  • Top 2 Grand Masters
  • Top 2 Mega Masters
  • Top Old Salt
  • Top Woman
Perpetual Trophies:
  • Regatta Winner
  • Top Grand Master
  • Top Mega Master
  • Top Old Salt
  • Top Woman

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:
Mark Tesar
705 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Schedule of


NOTE: All times shown are preliminary. Check official Notice Board for updates.


Date Time Event
Sept 17

2:00- 8:00pm Check in & On-site registration.
Avoid the rush the next morning. Come early and setup tonight! 

2:00pm Practice Race - TBD
Friday Sept 18
7:00-9:00 am Check in & On-site registration.
  8:30 am
Welcome & Competitors Briefing (VHF Channel 72 only)

10:00am Warning signal for first race of the day

TBD Racing as conditions permit

TBD Lunch
  TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
  TBD Annual Membership Meeting- at the restaurant or club
  6:30 pm
Social Hour at PM Park Restaurant
15297 Raney Drive, Clear Lake 

7:30 pm
Dinner Party at PM Park Restaurant

Saturday Sept 19


TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO

TBD Racing as conditions permit
  TBD  Lunch

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
6:30 pm

Cocktail Party with heavy hors d'oeuvres & open bar at:
Jeff Brakke’s house

1929 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake
Sept 20


TBD Racing begins as directed on Notice Board;
If three races have been completed no warning signal will be made after 1200 hours.  If three races have not been completed this time limit is extended to 1500 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1500. 

TBD Lunch & Trophy Presentation at CLYC



Please login to MSCA to register. The registration link will appear in the upper right hand corner. Please PAY AT THE EVENT, not on-line.

Registration closes at 9:00 am on Friday, Sept 18. 

Boat Registration fee - $185 if you register on or before Sept 7, $195 afterwards.
Skipper Registration fee entitles each registrant to:            
  • Three Lunches
  • Friday & Saturday Night Dinner/Cocktail Parties.
  • Regatta Polo Shirt.

Additional Package of all Meals at $80 each: (3) lunches,(1) dinner, (1) cocktail party. 

Additional Lunch at $10 each

Additional Friday Dinner Party at $30 each

Additional Saturday Cocktail Party with heavy hors d'oeuvres & open bar at $25 each

Additional Polo Shirt at $30 each. Please pre-order at early registration (before Sept 7th). Extra shirts at the event is not guaranteed.

Checks can be made out to:
Clear Lake Yacht Club
Attn: Meg Casey
PO Box 29, Clear Lake, IA  50428
Regatta Shirts ordered by Sept 7th will be available at registration. Regatta Shirts ordered after Sept 7th may be available for your size onsite. If not, then they will be re-ordered and mailed to you. There will be a limited quantity of shirts for sale onsite at the regatta on first come first serve basis.

Launching will be using the two boat ramps at the CLYC.

Boats will be assigned to a CLYC member dock.

Trailer parking will be at a designated parking lot approximately 10 blocks from the CLYC.  Directions / signs will be in place to direct the drive to the parking lot.


Due to the current concerns over Covid-19, the CLYC will not be providing or assisting with any housing requests.  Participants are encouraged to seek their own accommodations.

If you are interested in lodging, click here for a good listing of local establishments.     


Regatta Chairs: Mark Tesar,, 641-529-0747. 

Stu Oltrogge,, 651-295-4913.

Phone number at club: 641-357-8001

Disclaimer of Liability Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
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