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MCSA 50th National Championship

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Saturday, August 22, 2020
Lake Geneva Yacht Club - Fleet 31
1250 South Shore Drive
Fontana, WI  53125
Christopher J Gannon
847-321-8015 (c)
Jeff Brassel
630-205-0165 (c)
Ron Hull
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
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MCSA National Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package
Additional Thursday Lunch
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Banquet Dinner
Additional Saturday Awards Lunch
Additional 50th Commemorative Etched 20oz Craft Beer Glass.
Additional Regatta Shirt- Dry Fit Long Sleeve

MC Fleet #31 and the Lake Geneva Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA 50th National Championship Regatta
  August 19 - 22, 2020

Lake Geneva Yacht Club – Fontana, WI

Notice of Race  

lake geneva yc

The regatta venue and host will be the Lake Geneva Yacht Club (LGYC) located at 1250 South Lake Shore Drive, Fontana, WI 53125  

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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 LGYC .
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with Lake Geneva Yacht Club (LGYC).

The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is Lake Geneva  
  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. Racing rules 30.1, 35, 41, 62.1, 62.2, A2, A4.2 and A11 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. The sailing instructions may also change other racing rules.
  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. 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.
  7. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.
  8. 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 20)
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:
Dan Fink
W257 S10550 Horseshoe LN
Vernon WI 53149


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
Aug 19

Boat Inspection & set up (Weighing, if needed).

  2:00pm Optional Practice Race
Welcome Reception at LGYC- Bevs & Snacks 

Aug 20
Registration. Please register on Wednesday if you can!
Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot Breakfast

Welcome & Competitors Briefing 

10:30 Warning signal for Race One

TBD Lunch 

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
Annual MCSA Meeting at LGYC

Beverages & Snacks at LGYC
Dinner- Open Night, check out the local area restaurants

Friday Aug 21

Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot Breakfast

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board

TBD Lunch 

TBD Racing continues as conditions permit
Dinner & Band Party at LGYC
7-11 PM "After Hours Band" & Party at LGYC
Aug 22 

Coffee, Juice, & Full Hot 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.

$205 ea - Boat registration if register on or before August 4.  $225 after August 4.

$  65 ea - Youth entry (under age 25 on August 20) Youth MCSA Membership is Free

Each Boat Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, receptions, Thursday Bevs & Snacks, Friday Dinner & Band Party, Regatta Shirt, & 50th Commemorative Craft Beer Glass for all Skippers.

$80 ea - Crew or Guest package includes all Meals, Party, & Regatta Shirt

$10 ea - Additional Lunches - Thursday & Friday
$15 ea-  Additional Lunches - Saturday Awards

$45 ea-  Additional Friday Dinner Party                       

$30 ea-  Additional Long Sleeve Dry-Fit T-shirts. -please order at early registration.
$10 ea - Additional Commemorative Etched 20oz  Beer Glass. While supplies last.            

Regatta Shirts ordered by August 4 will be in the bag at registration. Regatta Shirts ordered after August 4 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.
Clean Regatta This regatta will be following the Sailor for the Sea guidelines for a Clean Regatta.  Efforts will be made to minimize the number of plastic water bottles used during the regatta.  The use of refillable water bottles is encouraged.  LGYC has a refillable water station located on the lower level for use during the regatta.  
The Yacht Club has 4 cranes & a ramp for launching. Dry sailing will be permitted. Boats will also be moored in near LGYC for lunch only on Thursday & Friday. Each boat will need to have a buoy, at least 20’ of anchor line and an anchor for mooring during lunch . Taxi services will be provided. Moorings and lifts may also be available for those with private housing. No overnight buoy mooring or 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 18 and we will try hard to accommodate you.

The Abbey Resort  Close by, great place to stay:

Guest rooms are now available at the Abbey Resort at a special rate.
Reservation ID:  11G5QA. 
Group Name:      MCSA Nationals
Call the Abbey  800-709-1323 to secure your room today.
Special room rate is valid through 12/31/19.  The Abbey is a full-service Resort Hotel located in a harbor on Geneva Lake.



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Regatta Chairs:

Christopher Gannon   847-321-8015 (c)
Jeff Brassel  630-205-0165 (c)

Housing Chair: Ed Stassen

Registration/Class Information        Dan Fink
Social Media/Scoring Coordinator   Ron Hull 

PRO: Chip Mann

LGYC Club Manage: Michael Moore

 Disclaimer 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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