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MCSA Master's Championship

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023
White Lake Yacht Club - Fleet 24
Whitehall, MI  49461
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dan Fink
414-344-8765 (c)
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
PLEASE - Follow the registration link to the Event Website, register, and pay on-line.
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MCSA Masters Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package

Notice of Race
MC Fleet #24 & White Lake Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA Masters Championship Regatta
August 23 - 26,  2023


White Lake Yacht Club
6748 South Shore Dr
Whitehall, MI 49461 



 Sponsors Melges
Quantum Sails
North Sails
UK Sails
DPS Sails
Evolution Sails
Sailors Tailor
June Howells- Premier Sothebys Realty
Entries &
This is an MC Sailing Association (MCSA) sanctioned event. It is open to MC scow Masters skippers which is defined as 50 years of age or older on or before the first scheduled race. Each skipper must be a current member in good standing of MCSA.  Non-MCSA members will be scored DNC for all races. 

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.

  • Master               50 - 59 years
  • Grand Master    60 - 69 years
  • Mega Master     70 -74 years
  • Old Salt             75 years & Up
  • Women              50 & Up
  • Member Signup / Information
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with MC Fleet #24 & White Lake YC (WLYC).
The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is White Lake.
  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 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. 
  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. Electronic Equipment: Use of electronic timekeeping is permitted. Digital compasses and/or devices, which offer functions not exceeding timing, heading and directional memory, which may include a user programmed reference heading are permitted. Any electronic device shall not provide wind information, boat speed, GPS-related information or compute correlation between time and bearing (such as used to ping the starting line).
  7. 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.
  8. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.

  9. Notice Board & SI's
  10. Hearing Request Form 2021-2024
  11. Results Page
 Scoring &

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 awards will be awarded if at least one race has been completed. Awards will be based on her finishes in the overall fleet.

Keeper Awards:

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

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies. No later arrival than
August 18, 2023. Or Deliver in Person at Registration - preferred method.

White Lake Yacht Club
6748 South Shore Dr
Whitehall, MI 49461


Schedule of


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


Date Time Event
Aug 23 

12:00-5:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:30 pm

Launching Begins
Check in & Late Registration at WLYC Clubhouse.

Practice Race
SLYC style “Lean In” at WLYC

Thursday Aug 24
8:00 am Continental Breakfast at WLYC
  9:00 am Registration Cutoff
  9:15 am
Competitors Briefing 

10:30 am Warning signal for first race of the day

TBD Lunch at WLYC

TBD Afternoon Racing to follow at PRO’s discretion
  TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO

Bar will be open soon after racing – Anchor-room is also available all day / evening for beer and wine.


WLYC style Bar-B-Que at WLYC

aug 25

 8:00am Continental Breakfast at WLYC

10:30 am Warning signal for first race of the day
  TBD  Lunch at WLYC

TBD Afternoon Racing to follow at PRO’s discretion

Beer is available after racing – Anchor-room is also available all day / evening.

  6:30 PM Cocktails at WLYC 
7:30 pm

Champions dinner at WLYC with music to follow

Saturday aug 26
8:00 am  Continental Breakfast at WLYC

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 1300 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1300. 

TBD Lunch & Awards Presentation at WLYC Clubhouse



PLEASE - Follow the registration link to the Event Website, register, and pay on-line.

Registration closes at 9 am on Thursday, August 24, 2022. 

Boat Registration fee - $275 if registration is made and credit card payment is received (simultaneously with online registration) prior to July 15, 2023, and $295.00 for those skippers who register after July 15, 2023. Additional dinner and event tickets for crew and guests will be available.  $115.00 ea Meal Package.

Skipper Registration fee entitles each registrant to:            
  • Three Continental Breakfasts
  • Three Lunches
  • Free beer after racing each day (tokens / tickets will be given out at registration)
  • Wednesday welcome “Lean In”

  • Thursday and Friday dinner parties

  • Regatta T-Shirt

Additional Package of all Meals at $115.00 each:
(3) Breakfasts (3) Lunches, Wed Lean In, (2) Dinner Parties, Beer Tickets. 

Checks can be made out to: White Lake YC

Crew Boat

WLYC will strive to provide ample crew boats available to first to crew and then to spectators.

 Trailer Parking
Boat Storage
Haul Out

Please mark the tung of your trailer with your name and sail number. Launching will be available at White Lake Yacht Club and the Scenic Drive road-end launch ramp (Lakeside Inn ramp). At WLYC boats will set up in the upper East parking lot and will be driven down to the lower launch ramp when ready. We ask you to please keep your setup process moving along so that we can accommodate additional arrivals.

With the Scenic Drive launch ramp being a public ramp, please be aware that fishermen and pleasure craft will also be using the ramp and will need sufficient access to do so. Be aware of any overhead power lines!!!

Trailers can be parked in the Rillema field, which is 1/4 mile from WLYC (to the West – through the stop sign and to the left in approx. 200 ft) and 1/8 mile from the Scenic Drive ramp (up the hill, right at stop sign and then left in 200 ft.).

Boat Storage:

All boats will be moored, beached, or on lifts (limited availability) in the vicinity of WLYC.Each participant is responsible for bringing his / her own mooring apparatus (anchor, line, buoy) for mooring in approx. 25 feet of water. Apparatus must be fully removed at time of haul out. Limited beach area is available at WLYC and residences to the West (Smies and Dake beaches) on a first come basis. You are responsible to bring a dolly or padding and they must be totally removed at time of haul out. No dry sailing is available at WLYC or Scenic Drive ramp.

Haul Out:

Stay tuned for detailed haul out instructions to be posted on WLYC Clubspot as regatta approaches.


WLYC is a spacious two-story clubhouse; upper ballroom and balcony with great views of White Lake. Our Anchor-room (casual restaurant) serves snacks, menu items, ice cream, and assorted soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (including beer and wine). Bathrooms with showers are on the first floor. Our Pool will be open during the regatta. If this is your first visit to WLYC, you are in for a treat. See for additional information.

There are several hotels and B&B’s in Whitehall (7 miles east of WLYC).There is no camping or RV parking at WLYC. For those with RV’s, Duck Creek RV Resort is about 15 minutes Southeast of WLYC. VRBO and Air BnB are also great options for local lodging.

Alcohol Policy 

The White Lake Yacht Club has a strict liquor license! NO outside alcohol can be brought onto, or consumed on WLYC grounds.All alcohol must be purchased from the club! Please do not be offended if staff (or members) have you remove it from the grounds. Alcohol boundary signs are posted on the grounds. You will be given a 4 day temporary membership card upon registration so that you comply with our license. Please have it available if asked to present it. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


For further information or questions, please contact:

Cam McNeil - (616) 405-6772 or

Jack Rillema – (231) 206-7082 or

Scott Harestad – (616) 844-8434 or

Disclaimer of
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.

RRS 3 states, “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone.”By participating in this event each competitor agrees and acknowledges that sailing is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. These risks include strong winds and rough seas, sudden changes in weather, failure of equipment, boat handling errors, poor seamanship by other boats, loss of balance on an unstable platform and fatigue resulting in increased risk of injury. Inherent to the sport of sailing is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death by drowning, trauma, hypothermia or other causes. The White Lake Yacht Club, Race Committee, Protest Committee, sponsors, volunteers, or any other affiliated organization or official accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death or inconvenience incurred, in conjunction with the regatta, however caused. By participating in this event, each competitor, or in the case of minors, each competitor’s parent or guardian, agrees to release the Regatta Organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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