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MCSA 50th National Championship

Thursday, June 24, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021
Clear Lake Yacht Club - Fleet 36
103 Main Ave
Clear Lake, IA  50428

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Margaret Osmundson
612-418-8856 (c)
Mark S Tesar
641-529-0747 (c)
Stuart M Oltrogge
651-295-4913 (c)
Daniel Allen
641-430-8847 (c)
Dan Fink
414-344-8765 (c)
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full At Event Only
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Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
MCSA National Championship
(1) Extra Meal Package
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Dinner
Additional Saturday Lunch
Additional Saturday Cocktail Party with heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar
Additional Sunday Awards Lunch
Additional Regatta Shirt

MC Fleet #36 and the Clear Lake Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA 50th National Championship Regatta
June 24 - 27,  2021
Notice of Race

Clear Lake Yacht Club, 103 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428

The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsors a street event on Thursday evenings with street vendors and bands from 6:00-9:00 pm.  So, when arriving on Thursday, please avoid Main Ave since it will be blocked.  There will be signs to help direct traffic.

If arriving from the North or the South, exit I-35 at the northern Clear Lake exit (exit 194, Highway 18 West), go west to 8th street and turn south.  Go to 1st Ave N and turn west and proceed towards the lake.  This will take you directly to the staging area for rigging your boat. 

Entries and
This is an MC Sailing Association (MCSA) sanctioned event. It is open to skippers of MC scows who are current members of MCSA. 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. 

All yachts must comply with 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.

Each skipper must declare his/her age and will compete in the associated division.

  • Open
  • Masters - 50 - 59 years
  • Grand Master - 60 - 69 years
  • Mega Master - 70 -79 years
  • Old Salt - 80 years or older
  • Youth
  • Woman
  • Single Handed
Member Signup / Information
Covid- 19

This event will follow the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Federal CDC guidelines or requirements as applicable.  The CLYC will make every effort to make this a safe and enjoyable event. Please see the separate Covid-19 Response document for more details on what the MCSA and CLYC will be doing to limit participants’ exposure to Covid-19.

2021 MC National Regatta COVID-19 Response & Procedures
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with the Clear Lake Yacht Club (CLYC).

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix S, and the MCSA rules and by-laws.

  1. The racing area at Clear Lake will be in the middle of the east end of Clear Lake, straight out from the yacht club.
  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, A5, A10, 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. Electronic Equipment: Use of electronic timekeeping is permitted. Digital compasses and/or devices, which offer functions not exceeding timing, heading and directional memory, which may include a user programmed reference heading are permitted. Any electronic device shall not provide wind information, boat speed, GPS-related information or compute correlation between time and bearing.
  7. 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.
  8. Safety Suggestion: MCSA encourages but does not require the use of masthead flotation panels when conditions warrant their use.

  9. Protest & Redress Information for Competitors

  10. 2021 MCSA Nationals 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 June 25)
  • Top Single-Handed Sailor

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:
Mark Tesar
705 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA 50428

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
June 24

12:00- 8:00pm Check in & On-site registration.
Avoid the rush the next morning. Come early and setup tonight!
Regatta Welcome with refreshments at CLYC

3:00pm Optional Practice Race 
Friday June 25
7:00-9:00 am Check in & On-site registration.
Continental Breakfast (tentative)

  8:30 am
Welcome & Competitors Briefing (VHF Channel 72 only)

10:00am Warning signal for first race of the day

TBD Racing as conditions permit

TBD Lunch
  TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
  6:30 pm
Social Event at the Surf Ballroom 

Saturday June 26

Continental Breakfast (tentative)

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO

TBD Racing as conditions permit
  TBD  Lunch

TBD Racing begins as Directed on Notice Board by the PRO
6:30 pm

Annual Membership Meeting  &
Cocktail Party with heavy hors d'oeuvres & open bar at:
Jeff Brakke’s house

1929 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake
Sunday June 27
Continental Breakfast (tentative)

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 1500 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1500. 

TBD Lunch & Trophy Presentation at CLYC



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.

2021 MCSA 50th National Championship - Competitor's Packet


Registration closes at 9:00 am on Friday, June 25. 

Boat Registration:
$195 ea  If you register by June 11 , $205 afterwards.
$  65 ea  Youth entry (under age 25 on June 25) Youth MCSA Membership is Free

Skipper Registration fee entitles each registrant to:
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfasts for all attendees.
  • Three Lunches
  • Friday & Saturday Night Dinner/Cocktail Parties.
  • Regatta T-Shirt ( Long or Short sleeve).
  • 50th Commemorative Craft Beer Glass for all Skippers.

$80 ea - Additional Package of all Meals: (3) lunches, (1) Friday social event, (1) Saturday social event.

$10 ea - Additional Lunch
$30 ea-  Additional Friday Social event      

$30 ea-  Additional Saturday Social event                       

$35 ea-  Additional Shirt. Please pre-order at early registration (before June 9th). Extra shirts at the event is not guaranteed.


You have a choice of a long sleeve quarter zip or a short sleeve T-shirt for the Regatta Shirt.

Regatta Shirts ordered by June 9 will be available at registration
Regatta Shirts ordered after June 10 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.


Launching will be using the two boat ramps at the CLYC.


Boats will be assigned to a CLYC member dock for cross-tying.  We have arranged for some parking spaces where boats can be dry-sailed from their trailer.  We have some spots by the CLYC building downtown and some spots next to the ramp by the Lakeside Inn only for people staying at the Lakeside Inn.  If dry-sailing, you will be responsible for your own launching and hauling out of your boat.


If you are staying at the Lakeside Inn and would like to dry-sail from that area, please let us know during online registration so we don’t assign you to a member dock.


If you would like to keep your boat on its trailer by the CLYC building, also please let us know during online registration.  Those spots will be handed out on a first-come basis.


If you have made your own arrangements for dock space, please let us know that too so we don’t assign you to a member dock.

Trailer parking will be at a designated parking lot approximately 10 blocks from the CLYC.  Directions / signs will be in place to direct the drive to the parking lot.


Due to the current concerns over Covid-19, the CLYC will not be providing or assisting with any housing requests.  Participants are encouraged to seek their own accommodations. If camping, we suggest you stay at the Clear Lake State Park

If you are interested in lodging, click here for a good listing of local establishments.     


Regatta Chairs:
Mark Tesar,, 641-529-0747. 

Stu Oltrogge,, 651-295-4913.

Dan Allen,, 641-430-8847.

Phone number at club: 641-357-8001

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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