2022 Notice of Race

Milwaukee to Waukegan

Aug 13, 2022

Organizing Authorities: The Waukegan Yacht Club and the Milwaukee Yacht Club are the Organizing Authorities (OA) of this race.

2.0 Rules

2.1 The race shall be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

2.2 The Racing Rules will be modified as follows:

(a) If there is a conflict between this notice and the Sailing Instructions, the latter will take precedence. This changes Rule 63.7

3.0 Eligibility, Equipment and Entry

3.1 Yachts shall be at least 24 feet in length on deck. Yachts under 24 feet must receive Regatta Chair approval.

3.2 Yachts can register for the PHRF Fleet, Short Handed, One Design or the Cruising Fleet.

3.3 The Race Committee shall have full authority to determine the suitability of any yacht for entry in any fleet and may divide any fleet into divisions at its discretion.

3.4 The Organizing Authority may exclude a specific yacht from the race by invoking Rule 76 of the Racing Rules of Sailing (Exclusion of Boats or Competitors) if it determines that the yacht would incur a safety risk by participating.

3.5 Entry Documentation shall include the following:

(a) A completed entry form including the Waiver and Release of Liability signed by the Skipper, or Person In Charge (PIC), who is 18 years or older.

(b) Entry is not complete until the Organizing Authority receives a Waiver of Release of Liability signed by each skipper and crew member. Skipper and crew waivers shall be submitted no later than at check in. All waivers can be downloaded online on the web site of both clubs. In the event of a crew member substitution or addition after completed registration, the crew member must submit a Waiver of Release of Liability prior to racing for that boat’s entry to remain valid.

(c) Each yacht sailing in the Short Handed, One Design or PHRF Fleet (Monohull and Multihull) shall provide a valid 2022 LMPHRF Certificate, signed by the Skipper before their registration is valid prior to the entry deadline of August 6, 2022.

(d) Each yacht shall provide a current certificate of insurance with a minimum of $300,000 liability coverage.

(e) The appropriate entry fee:

$125.00 if entry is paid by May 31, 2022

$150.00 if entry paid by July 31, 2022

$ 175.00 if entry paid on or after August 1, 2022

Registration and payment can be completed online at the following link:

Regatta network

More information and updates will be available on this and the following websites:

Milwaukee Yacht Club

Waukegan Yacht Club

(f) Cancellation Refund Policy

No Refunds will be made after July 31, 2022

If the race is canceled by the OA, a refund of the 2022 entry fee will be issued.

4.0 Check in at Milwaukee Yacht Club (MYC)

Friday August 13, 2022

1200 to 2000

Late Check-in

Saturday August 14, 2022

Check-in 0630 – 0700

5.0 Schedule of Events at Milwaukee Yacht Club

Activities to be determined

6.0 Race

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Short Handed Fleet: First Warning at 0755

Cruising Fleet: First Warning at 0825

PHRF Fleet: First Warning at 0840 with “rolling” starts for each section

7.0 Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions shall be distributed at check-in. 

8.0 Course

Milwaukee, WI, to Waukegan, IL as described in the Sailing Instructions. 

9.0 Scoring

Each yacht shall be scored in the Cruising, Short Handed, One design and Spinnaker Fleet using the LMPHRF Distance Handicap Time on Distance, expressed in nautical miles. The handicap distance for scoring purposes shall be approximately 45 nautical miles. Note: Multihulls may compete in their own division but will not be scored for the overall winner. Awards 

10.0 Awards 

Flags will be presented at Waukegan Yacht Club. The time and location will be announced at the skippers meeting or in the Sailing Instructions. The overall winner’s trophy will be presented at the Annual Awards dinner of the Waukegan Yacht Club

11.0 Safety Equipment and Special Regulations

All Yachts shall abide by the Race Safety Conditions and Regulations which will be posted on the websites of both clubs. 

12.0 Disclaimer of Liability 

All participants (Skippers, Crew Members, Associated Persons) participate in the Race entirely at their own risk. See Rule 3, Decision to Race. The Organizing Authority will not accept any liability for property damage or personal injury, or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the race. 

Additional Information: Docking and accommodation information in Waukegan and Milwaukee will be included with each contestant’s entry acknowledgement. For additional information, please contact: 

Milwaukee Yacht Club
Paul McGuan,
Race Committee Chair

Waukegan Yacht Club
Jim Maivald
Sail Chair