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Eagle Lake Open

Saturday, June 08, 2024
Eagle Lake Sailing Club - Fleet 19
24046 S. Shore Drive
Edwardsburg, MI  49112
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Event Contact(s):
George A Carlin
574-276-1741 (c)
MC Regional Regatta
Registration is recommended
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Eagle Lake Open Regatta
Extra Saturday Lunch
Friday Practice Regatta
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MC Fleet #19 & the Eagle Lake Sailing Club invite you to the 11th Annual

Eagle Lake Open - MC Scow Regatta
June 8, 2024

Racing Clinic - Friday, June 7th – Time = TBD; Host = TBD

Saturday, June 8th – 10 AM – 1-Day - The Eagle Lake Open!


Eagle Lake Sailing Club, a beautiful old sailing club with a wonderful history, is located on Eagle Lake in Edwardsburg, MI 49112.  The club is about 14 miles northwest of South Bend, IN the home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish!  The lake is in the shape of an Eagle of course.  Depending on the wind direction there is a chance for a long beat impacted by points on each shore.  Often, we end up sailing in the belly of the eagle which is more of a bowl shape with oscillating winds and shorter beats.

  • Regatta Duration – This is a one-day Saturday only regatta.
  • Races Planned - 5 races are planned (1 toss out only if 5 races are sailed).
  • Pre-Regatta Set Up Assistance – Will be available Friday starting at 9 AM if we have a racing clinic, and 4 PM to 8 PM if we only do the Friday Skippers Dinner. Saturday boat setup will be available starting at 7 AM.
  • Post-Regatta Breakdown For Travel Assistance – Will be available from the club after the regatta and the post-race activities will not begin until all off-lake sailors are ready to travel home (unless they are planning on leaving their boat at the club and staying overnight).


  • Friday Events:
  • Racing Clinic – 
    Matt Fisher is going to lead a racing clinic on Friday 6/7 starting at 12 PM. 

    If you are interested, plan on blowing off the day Friday, pun intended, and treat yourself to a long weekend with plenty of sailing!  Regardless, if you wish to set up Friday there will be help at the club in the afternoon.

  • Captain’s Dinner – 6-9 PM - Regardless of the Racing Clinic, there will be a Captain’s Dinner with burgers and Johnsonville Cheese Brats with all the fixings, and of course plenty of great beers, wines, and other assorted beverages to wash everything down with!

We hope to see you Friday night!

  • Saturday Events:
  • Skipper’s Meeting – That is planned for 9:15 AM.
  • 1st Warning Signal – That is planned for 10 AM wind permitting (note that we will sail below class minimum winds if there is some stability in the wind).

The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

The following rules will be changed / clarified. These changes will appear in the Sailing Instructions.


The rules of the regatta are contained in greater detail in the SAILING INSTRUCTIONS, but in particular note:

  1. Scoring System – Low Point - USSA Appendix A - RRS A2.1 is changed to provide that when fewer than five (5) races are completed a boats score will be the total of all of her race scores. If five (5) races are completed, the worst score will be excluded (dropped) from her series (regatta) score.
  2. RRS A1 - A Complete Regatta – One completed race shall constitute a series (regatta)
  3. RRS 41 - Outside Help – This rule is modified so that a capsized MC may receive outside assistance, without penalty, and may continue to race so long as she sails the entire course and finishes properly.
  4. RRS 44.2 - One-Turn Penalties Only – This rule is changed to a one turn penalty for all penalties incurred on the course.  All remaining rule verbiage in 44.2 remains the same as written.
  5. RRS 30.2 - Starting Penalty – Modified Z Flag – We will sail under a modified Z Flag rule.  While we do not have an actual Z flag to fly any OCS boat identified will be penalized by 20% of the number of finishing boats for that race.  This rule is further modified so if there is a General Recall any OCS boat CAN restart that race WITH NO PENALTY APPLYING.

Eagle Lake Open - SI's

The official notice board will be in the front of the club (ELSC).


The race course will be Windward / Leeward.  Courses and course diagrams are posted in the Sailing Instructions.

An offset mark will be used adjacent to the windward mark.

A leeward gate will be used at the end of a leeward leg.  Boats shall sail between the marks and round either mark.


Capsize.  A boat that capsizes may receive outside assistance and continue racing. The boats score shall count in the race and series so long as the boat sails the full course and makes a proper finish.


Radio use will be at the discretion of the PRO.  

This event is open to MC scows whose skippers have completed registration and paid the required fees by close of registration. Trophy age requirements must be met before the first scheduled race.
Date Time Event
Fri, June 7 TBD AM-TBD PM


   All Friday Afternoon Boat Set-Up Assistance At ELSC will be available starting at 9 AM if there is a racing clinic.  If not, assistance will be welcome along with plenty of refreshments at the club all Friday afternoon.
   6-9 pm Captain’s Dinner - Summer Cookout With Burgers & Johnsonville Cheese Brats, Curry Rice Salad, Red Skinned Potato Salad, Wine, Beer, Pop, Water, and more…………
Sat, June 8
7:30 - 9:00 



Boat Set Up & Registration (weather permitting the registration table will be outside on the club patio but if there is weather early the registration table will be inside our club’s main hall).  There Will Be ELSC Club Support & A Light Breakfast (bagels, cream cheese, fruit, health bars)

915 am Skippers Meeting
10:00 Warning Signal Race #1
TBD Box Lunch, shore break 

Warning Signal Next Race - 1.5 hours after the last sailor gets to the club after the last race. 

No Warning signal will be made after 3:30 PM.

Awards Presentation & Relaxed Dinner – After the regatta there will be light food and all kinds of beverages to enjoy while the off-lake sailors prepare to travel home.  The awards ceremony and post-regatta dinner will not start until all off-lake sailors are ready to travel.  Know that there will be to-go boxes for the drive home!  We will have plenty of arguable the best pizza in the South Bend area, Barnaby’s, Marcos, yes Marcos, cheesy break (yes, it is the best)!

Saturday's Eagle Lake Open Regatta:

  • At Least Two Prizes For Our Champion#1 = A perpetual trophy will be awarded you, and your name will be immortalized on the trophy. You are encouraged to take it home, but it must be returned to ELSC by Labor Day as this trophy is also awarded to the Eagle Lake MC Season Champion!) & #2 = first pick of Pottery To Our Champion!
  • 4-Pack Of Bare Hands Brewery beer for the top 3 off-lake boats!
  • 8 pieces of Bill Kremer’s Notre Dame University Pottery Art (no sailor to get more than one selection) – WHAT!
  • 1st. through 4th Overall
  • Top Woman
  • Top Youth (First person under the age of 25)
  • Top Master (50-59 years)
  • Top Grand Master (60-69 years)
  • Top Mega Master (70-74 years)
  • Top Old Salt (75 years and up)
  • Some Valuable Prize For All Contestants
  • Inspirational poems for everyone attending!


  • Friday – Racing Clinic - TBD.

  • Friday Fee Includes:

    • All Day Racing Clinic Hosted By TBD.
    • Lunch TBD.


  • Saturday Eagle Lake Open Regatta = Boat registration is: $60 MSCA members, $70 for Non-MSCA members; $20 for Youth

    Fee includes:
  • Saturday Fee Includes:
  • Awards For All Contestants
  • Friday Dinner – Old fashioned summer cookout with all the fixings, beer, wine, pop, and water.
  • Saturday Breakfast – Bagels & Cream Cheese, Health Bars, Fruit, water, pop, juice, and coffee
  • Saturday Lunch – Jimi-Johns sandwiches, chips, veggies, fruit, Friday night left over cookout food, premium & light beer, pop, water
  • Saturday Dinner – Area’s Famous Barnaby’s Pizza; Marco’s Cheesy Bread (again, the best), wine, premium & light beer, pop, water. Plenty of To-Go Boxes for fun on the drive back to your club!

Please login to your MSCA account and then register to receive the discount.

MCSA Membership Signup

Pay by cash or check at on-site registration.


  • Hotels – Please do an internet search.
  • Camping – You are welcome to camp at the club. There is camping and RV space at ELSC in the upper area as you enter the club.  Showers and restrooms, and a full kitchen of course in the club, but no hook-ups. NO PETS!!! Please notify George Carlin (C)574-276 1741 if you plan to camp-out.  Anyone having too good of time Saturday post-race they can camp or stay with fleet members. Arrange though George.
    • Housing Available - Our MC fleet will take sailors into their homes. Contact George or Jim see below:



    • Arrangements Will Be Made If Possible Away From The Club – We are sorry but we have tried to make furry family members welcome at the club along with all the people who are at the club and at this time we just cannot make this work.

    If you, like Julie and me, only travel with your furry family member let us know and we will try to work out an acceptable arrangement for you and your furry family member!


Questions Most Welcome!

George Carlin (C)574-276-1741
Jim Engels      (C)269-330-2453

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