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MCSA Master's Championship

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 to Saturday, September 28, 2024
Carlyle Sailing Association - Fleet 91
20960 Hazlet Park Road
Carlyle, IL  62231
Additional Info:
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 #91 & Carlyle Sailing Association cordially invite you to the

MCSA Masters Championship Regatta
September 26 - 28,  2024


Carlyle SA - Fleet 91
20960 Hazlet Park Road
Carlyle, IL  62231



 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 #91 & Carlyle Sailing Association (CSA).
The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is the waters of Carlyle Lake located in Carlyle Illinois.
  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 courtesy copy posted on the official notice board located at the CSA Pavilion. The official notice board will be on CSA's Clubspot website.
  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
September 22, 2024. Or Deliver in Person at Registration - preferred method.

Carlyle Sailing Association
ATTN: Joe Jacobs, Harbormaster
20960 Hazlet Park Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

Schedule of


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


Date Time Event
Sept 25 

12:00-5:00 pm

5:30 pm

Registration at CSA Club House
Please inform Rick Bernstein if you anticipate arriving unregistered on 9/25

Evolution Sails Welcome party- BBQ at CSA Pavilion

Thursday Sept 26
8:00 am Continental Breakfast at CSA Club House
  9:30 am
Competitors Briefing 
  10:00am  Harbor Warning

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

TBD Lunch at CSA Pavilion
  TBD  Harbor Warning  

TBD 1st Race Start of Afternoon
Drinks & snacks after racing                         


Dinner/Drinks at Bretz Winery


Sept 27

 8:00am Continental Breakfast at CSA Club House
  10:00 am Harbor Warning  

10:30 am Warning signal for first race of the day
  TBD  Lunch at CSA Pavilion
  TBD Harbor Warning

TBD 1st Race Start of Afternoon
  TBD Drinks & snacks after racing 
  6:00 PM BBQ at CSA Pavilion 

Saturday Sept 28
8:00 am  Continental Breakfast at CSA Club House
  10:00 am Harbor Warning   

10:30 am Warning signal for first race of the day
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 at CSA Pavilion with Awards to follow



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

Registration closes at 4 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2024. Please inform Rick Bernstein if you anticipate arriving unregistered on 9/25

Boat Registration fee - $295 when registered by Sept 14, 2024 at 11:59 pm
Boat Registration fee - $325 if registered after Sept 14, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Additional meal package is $120 ea; or $140 ea if ordered after Sept 14, 2024.

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 Evolution Sails Welcome Party

  • Thursday and Friday dinner parties

  • Regatta T-Shirt

Additional Package of all Meals at $120 ea or $140 ea if ordered after Sept 14, 2024. :
(3) Breakfasts (3) Lunches, Wed Evolution Sails Party, (2) Dinner Parties, Beer Tickets.

Extra Meal Fees, Each:
Lunch: $10
Evolution Sails Party - Wed:    $15
Banquet Dinner at Bretz-Thurs. $30
CSA BBQ Dinner - Friday: $15

Extra T-Shirt $20
Extra T-Shirt, 2XL,3XL  $25

Checks can be made out to: Carlyle Sailing Association or CSA

Crew Boat

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

 Trailer Parking
Boat Storage
Haul Out

Boats will be dry sailed nightly. Launching is available by 3 hoists or 2 ramps at CSA.

Boats will be stored on their trailers each night on CSA’s property. Two permenant tie downs for each boat are present on every parking space. Boat owners are responsible for tie down lines.

CSA is a 25 acre association located in Hazlet State Park. The property has a 2-story air conditioned club house with bathrooms and kitchen facilities. There is also a separate bathroom building on the property with 4 shower stalls per side. There’s the 3-tier pavilion with BBQ facility plus amble tent camping space. The facility owns 800 feet of dock space, 3 hoists & 2 ramps. The property is managed by Joe Jacob’s, CSA’s Harbormaster who has a permanent residence at the front gate of CSA. See for additional information.

Lodging: CSA is located in a State Park with tent, RV and cabin camping right outside our club grounds. 

Tent camping only is available on CSA’s grounds. RV parking is NOT allowed on our property as per State Park Guidelines. There are two hotels in the town of Carlyle (10 minute drive), see CSA’s website for information on lodging specifics.


For further information or questions, please contact:

Rick Bernstein; Regatta Chairman – (314) 324-3024 or

Paul Hanson; Clubspot/Registration Guru – (618) 604-7157 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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