If you use any online services, you've undoubtedly received an email from each one about changes to their privacy rules as a result of the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These regulations will also apply to MC Sailing Association. We have been working closely with ClubExpress, our association management software vendor, to comply with these new regulations.
Welcome to the MC Sailing Association
The MC class is one of the top one-design sailboat racing classes in North America. The MC class is not just about racing -- it has also been described by many people outside of the class as a very enjoyable and fun group to spend a weekend with!
Please look around and explore the activities taking place at a nearby lake ( over 100 fleets can be found here: MC Active Fleet Finder) and see why we're so enthusiastic about this one-design racing sailboat. Looking to buy an MC? Go to the Forums menu section.
ClubExpress strictly protects and secures your personal data. They have implemented strong measures to control who has access to this data. One of the reasons we chose them to manage the organization's website, member database, and other functions, is because they take security and privacy so seriously. They have recently updated their platform to support GDPR and to fully protect you and our organization. We have also updated our privacy page ( located at the foot of this page) to fully and clearly explain how we collect, store, and process your personal data, our business reasons for doing so, and your rights under this policy.
At the end of this month, when you login to our website, you will be redirected to a new screen where you will be required to answer a couple of questions.
In compliance with the GDPR, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer ("DPO") to handle any questions or concerns you might have about the privacy of your personal data. That person's name and contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.
- You will be required to click an "I Agree" box to certify the following:
- That you consent to the storage and processing of your personal data in the US, by ClubExpress, on our behalf.
- That you consent to receiving transactional messages sent by ClubExpress on our behalf, such as a renewal notice or a payment confirmation.
- That you consent to the sharing of your personal data with third parties to conduct the official business of the organization, such as processing a credit card payment.
- You will also be asked whether you will accept general purpose communications concerning club or association business, such as newsletters and event notices. This question is required, but you have the option to accept or decline such communications.
Another provision of the GDPR is the "right to be forgotten", i.e. to have your information completely removed from our databases. We are implementing an automated process to handle these requests. Until it's fully built, they should be submitted to the DPO.
Thank you for continuing to support us as we implement these important changes to protect your privacy.
DPO - Data Protection Officer
Notice of Election
As part of its annual rotation, the Board seeks nominations of candidates to fill the positions of three retiring members of the Board of Governors. Nominees must be current MCSA members and available to actively serve a three year term of office beginning January 1, 2019.
The elected individuals will fill the expiring terms of Ron Baerwitz, Amy Larkin, & Joe Fricton. When contemplating prospective nominees, consider the value of maintaining a Board balance in sailing, administrative, and leadership skill sets as well as a geographical representation of MCSA members.
The following members have accepted nominations to fill the positions of the three retiring Board members and will be placed on the ballot for a vote:
Ron Hull - Lake Menona YC, WI
Al Haeger - Lake Beulah YC, WI
Scott Harestad - Spring Lake YC, MI
The following is a list of the current Board members whose terms expire on December 31st of the year indicated:
Ron Baerwitz - St Petersburg, FL (2018)
Amy Larkin – Lake Lanier, SC (2018)
Josiah Fricton – Lake Harriet, MN (2018)
Andy McDonald –Indianapolis SC, IN (2019)
Stefan Schmidt –Lake Mendota, WI (2019)
Dan Fink - Little Muskego, WI (2022)- Vice Commodore
Richard Blake – Hoover Lake, OH (2020) – Commodore
David Helmick – Lake Eustis, FL (2018) – Rear Commodore
The election will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting at the MCSA National Championship regatta at Pewaukee YC, WI , August 23-26, 2018.
Inquiries should be submitted to Richard Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch of Class Magazine - Spring Issue
The latest issue of the Touch of Class magazine will soon be mailed to your homes for those members that chose to receive a printed copy. For those members that elected to receive the electronic version of the Touch of Class magazine, it is now posted to the website under the menu "Touch of Class" in the members only section and is available for your viewing and or downloading.
Members have the option to choose a mailed printed version or an electronic version. You may do so by logging into your account and make the change under the "Contact Info" menu area of the "Personal Info" section. Please consider going green!
2016 National Championship
Eagle Lake Open
2017 cage match
Gowrie Group and The Burgee Insurance Program are proud to offer a comprehensive suite of safety materials and safety resources to our clients and associates. You can download the documents. See link below
Burgee Program Safety Resources: by Gowrie
MCSA Member Ted Weihe created a MC book for purchase. Ted is contributing all royalties to the class!! ( $3 of $20 book cost) - Thank you Ted.: To purchase book, go here: MC BOOK
Falling in Love with the MC Scow is a primer on racing the MC from a new comer to the class with a lifetime of sailing experience. Much of information is based on Zenda U. on-the-water training by the Melges Team and by MC champions. It is infused with personal recollections by the author.