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MCSA National Championship

Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
Minnetonka Yacht Club - Fleet 40
19800 Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven, MN  55331
Michael T Hanley
612-220-0609 (p)
Terry Jewett
Ron Hull
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
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MCSA National Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Saturday Lunch
Additional Saturday Dinner
Additional Sunday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Shirt- Dry Fit Long Sleeve

MC Fleet #40 and the Minnetonka Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA National Championship Regatta
  August 22 - 25, 2019

Minnetonka Yacht Club – Deephaven, MN

Notice of Race  

The regatta venue and host will be the Minnetonka Yacht Club (MYC) located at 19800 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55331

mcsa nationals - welcome letter

mcsa nationals - fact sheet & launch map

mcsa nationals - launch & haul out

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 Carson's Bay Facility .
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with Minnetonka Yacht Club (MYC).

The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is Lower Lake Minnetonka  
  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. 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.
  4. 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 for press, editorial or advertising purposes.
  5. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.
  6. MCSA National Championship Sailing Instructions
 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 23)
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:

Minnetonka Yacht Club - MC Fleet 40
19800 Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven, MN  55331 

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
August 22

Boat Inspection & set up (Weighing, if needed).
Registration, launching & mooring at MYC Carson's bay Facility.

Optional Practice Race
Welcome Reception-Excelsior Brewery. 

Friday August 23
8:00- Mooring shuttle available at Carson's bay facility
Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast
Registration, launching & mooring at MYC Carson's bay Facility. Please register on Thursday if you can!  
Welcome & Competitors Briefing  via VHF Radio

10:00 Warning signal for Race One

TBD Lunch on Lighthouse Island (LHI)

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
Annual MCSA Meeting - LHI  

Beverages & snacks on LHI
Dinner- Open Night, check out the local area restaurants
Bag Toss Courts Reserved at Maynards

Saturday August 24

8:00 Mooring shuttle available at Carsons bay facility
Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board

TBD Lunch on LHI

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
Dinner & Band Party on Lighthouse Island  
Sunday August 25 
8:00 Mooring shuttle available at Carsons bay facility
Coffee, Juice, & Continental Breakfast 

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


Please login to MSCA to register. The registration link will appear in the upper right hand corner. Please PAY AT THE EVENT, not on-line. Credit cards accepted at the event location.
$195 ea - Boat registration if register on or before August 7.  $215 after August 7.

$  60 ea - Youth entry (under age 25 on August 23) Youth MCSA Membership is Free

Each Boat Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, receptions, Friday bevs & snacks, Saturday Dinner Party, and regatta Shirt for all Skippers.

$75 ea - Crew or Guest package includes all Meals, Party, and regatta Shirt

$10 ea - Additional Lunches 

$40 ea - Additional Saturday Dinner Party 

Additional Shirt -please order at early registration:
$25 ea- Long Sleeve Dry-Fit T-shirts

Regatta Shirts ordered by August 8 will be in the bag at registration. Regatta Shirts ordered after August 8 may be available for your size onsite. If not, then they will be re-ordered and mailed to you. There will be a limited quantity of shirts for sale onsite at the regatta on first come first serve basis.
The Yacht Club has one crane for launching. No dry sailing will be permitted out of the MYC. Boats will be moored in Carson’s Bay. Each boat will need to have a buoy, at least 20’ of anchor line and an anchor. Taxi services will be provided prior to and immediately following the races. Moorings and lifts may also be available for those with private housing. No overnight pier parking will be permitted. 
Crew & Spectator Boats Spectator/Tender boats are welcome. 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 prior to August 22 and we will try hard to accommodate you.

NOTE: No RV’s or overnight sleeping will be allowed on the MYC grounds.

Hotels: There are numerous accomodations in the area, including:

The Landing Hotel, Wayzata

The AmericInn, Chanhassen 952-934-3888

Hotels near MYC


Regatta Chair    Mike Hanley   612-220-0609,

Housing Chair   Paige Packard 952-457-4499,

Registration/Class Information       Dan Fink

PRO: Blake Middleton

MYC Office: 952-474-4457

Disclaimer of Liability

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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