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MCSA National Championship

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 to Saturday, August 24, 2024
Lake Geneva Yacht Club - Fleet 31
1250 South Shore Drive
Fontana, WI  53125
Event Contact(s):
Christopher J Gannon
847-321-8015 (c)
Jeff R Brassel
630-205-0165 (c)
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
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MCSA National Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package
Additional Thursday Lunch
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Banquet Dinner
Additional Saturday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Shirt- Dry Fit Long Sleeve
Additional Regatta Shirt- Cotton Short Sleeve

MC Fleet #31 and the Lake Geneva Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA National Championship Regatta
  August 21 - 24, 2024

Lake Geneva Yacht Club – Fontana, WI

Notice of Race  

lake geneva yc

The regatta venue and host will be the Lake Geneva Yacht Club (LGYC) located at 1250 South Lake Shore Drive, Fontana, WI 53125  

Sponsors Gordys
Quantum Sails
North Sails
UK Sails
DPS Sails
Evolution Sails
Sailors Tailor
June Howells- Premier Sothebys Realty
Entries and
This regatta is open to all sailors of MC scows. This is an MCSA sanctioned event. Each skipper must be a current member of MCSA and meet trophy age requirements before the first scheduled race. Non-MCSA members will be scored DNC for all races.

Member Signup / Renewal

All yachts must comply w
ith 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. 
 Weighing All boats need to ensure compliance with the class weight requirement. Some boats may need to be weighed and recertified. Weighing will take place at LGYC .
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with MC Fleet #31 & Lake Geneva YC (LGYC).
The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is Lake Geneva.
  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.
 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 races need to be completed before a National Champion is recognized and perpetual trophies awarded. One race constitutes a regatta for purposes of awarding keeper trophies. Awards will be based on her finishes in the overall fleet.
Keeper Trophies:
  • Top 15 Overall (any age, male or female)
  • Top 3 Masters (50 - 59 years of age)
  • Top 3 Grand Masters (60 - 69 years of age)
  • Top Mega Master (70 - 79 years of age)
  • Top Old Salt (80+ years of age)
  • Top Woman-any age
  • Top Youth (under 25 on August 20)
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:
Lake Geneva Yacht Club - Fleet 31
c/o mc nationals
1250 South Shore Drive
Fontana, WI  53125

Schedule of


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

Races will be scheduled at the discretion of the race committee to permit the completion of seven races.


Date Time Event
Aug 21

Boat Inspection & set up (Weighing, if needed).
  2:00pm Optional Practice Race
Welcome Reception at LGYC- Bevs & Snacks 

Aug 22
Registration. Please register on Wednesday if you can!
Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot Breakfast

Welcome & Competitors Briefing 

10:30 Warning signal for Race One

TBD Lunch 

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
  After Races As time permits - Short debrief with Maru Urban (LGYC Waterfront Director) 
Annual MCSA Meeting at LGYC

Dinner On Your Own – Explore and Enjoy the wonderful restaurants in the Lake Geneva Area

Friday Aug 23

Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot Breakfast, and debrief about the days racing/drone footage of race starts 

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board

TBD Lunch 

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
    After racing as time permits - Short debrief with Maru Urban 
Dinner & Band Party at LGYC
7-11 PM Band & Party at LGYC
Aug 24 

Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot Breakfast, and debrief about the days racing/drone footage of race starts 

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 1330 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1330. 

TBD Lunch and Awards Presentation


The registration link above will take you to another webpage to register.
Please Pay at the time of registration. Credit cards accepted at the event location.

$275 ea - Boat registration if register on or before July 22, 2024.
$295 ea - After July 22, 2024.

Registration ends at 9:00 AM on 8/22/24

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation after early registration 7/22/24 is non refundable

Credit card charge will not be reimbursed for cancellations


Each Boat Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, Wednesday Welcome Reception, Friday Dinner Party & Band, Regatta Shirt for all skippers.

$120 ea - Crew or Guest package includes All Meals, Wednesday Welcome Reception, Friday Dinner Party & Band, Regatta Shirt for one person.

$15 ea - Additional Lunches - Thursday & Friday
$15 ea - Additional Lunches - Saturday Awards
$45 ea-  Additional Friday Dinner Party                       

$30 ea-  Additional Long Sleeve Dry-Fit T-shirts. -please order at early registration.
$30 ea-  Additional Short Sleeve Cotton T-shirts. -please order at early registration.

Regatta Shirts ordered on or before 7/22/24 will be available for pick-up at the regatta. You must register by 7/22/24 to ensure you receive your regatta shirt at the regatta. Regatta shirts ordered after 7/22/24 may be available for your size at the regatta (Skipper and crew dry fit shirts only. Orders for cotton tee shirts will not be processed after 7/22/24). There may be a limited quantity of regatta shirts available for sale at the regatta on first come first serve basis.
Clean Regatta This regatta will be following the Sailor for the Sea guidelines for a Clean Regatta.  Efforts will be made to minimize the number of plastic water bottles used during the regatta.  The use of refillable water bottles is encouraged.  LGYC has a refillable water station located on the lower level for use during the regatta.  
The Yacht Club has 4 cranes & a ramp for launching. Dry sailing will be permitted. Boats will also be moored in near LGYC for lunch only on Thursday & Friday. Each boat will need to have a state of Wisconsin DNR approved buoy, at least 20’ of anchor line and an anchor for mooring during lunch . Taxi services will be provided. Moorings and lifts may also be available for those with private housing. No overnight buoy mooring or pier parking will be permitted. LGYC will provide a limited number of mooring bouys.
Crew & Spectator Boats Spectator/Tender boats launching is not allowed. There are several public launches in the area - Fontana and Williams Bay. There is no gas for sale at the Club, but there are full service marinas on the lake. Every effort will be made to provide ample spectator boats for those wishing to get out on the water to watch the action. 


Housing will be available on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to request housing, please contact the housing chair as soon as possible and we will try hard to accommodate you.

MCSA 2024 Nationals Special Rate Accommodations

The Abbey Resort  Close by, great place to stay:

Call the Abbey  800-709-1323 to secure your room today.
The Abbey is a full-service Resort Hotel located in a harbor on Geneva Lake.



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Regatta Chairs:

Christopher Gannon   847-321-8015 (c)
Jeff Brassel  630-205-0165 (c)
Housing Chair: Ed Stassen
PRO: Chip Mann
LGYC Club Manager: Michael Moore
 Disclaimer 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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