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Spencer Weersing MC Scow Regatta

Saturday, August 21, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021
White Lake Yacht Club - Fleet 24
6748 South Shore Drive
Whitehall, MI  49461

Additional Info:
Cam McNeil
616-405-6772 (c)
MC Regional Regatta
Registration is recommended
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Spencer Weersing Memorial Regatta

MC Fleet 24 and the White Lake Yacht Club
cordially invite you to the

Spencer Weersing MC Scow Regatta
August  21 - 22, 2021

Venue White Lake YC 6748 South Shore Drive  Whitehall, Michigan 49461. 231-894-4516

The regatta is open to any boat that complies with the current MC Scow Class Association Rules.  Skippers must be in good standing with the MC Scow Class Association

Rules & Scoring The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

The following rules will be changed / clarified. These changes will appear in the Sailing Instructions.

  1. RRS A2.1 is changed to provide that when fewer than six (6) races are completed a boats score will be the total of all of her race scores.If six (6) races are completed, one score will be excluded (dropped) from her series (regatta) score.
  2. RRS A1 – one completed race shall constitute a series (regatta)
  3. RRS 44.2 is changed to a one turn penalty.  All remaining rule verbiage in 44.2 remains the same as written.

Sailing Instructions – will be available online at (racing section / Spencer Weersing Regatta) ,at registration, and posted on the official notice board.

The official notice board will be in the front of the club (WLYC).

Venue – will be White Lake, located near the White Lake Yacht Club, Whitehall, Michigan.

Courses – will be Windward / Leeward.Courses and course diagrams will be available in the Sailing Instructions.

An offset mark may be used adjacent to the windward mark.

A leeward gate may be used at the end of a leeward leg.  When used, boats shall sail between the marks and round either mark.

Scoring.  The low point scoring system will be used along with NOR 

Capsize.  A boat that capsizes may receive outside assistance and continue racing. The boats score shall count in the race and series so long as the boat sails the full course and makes a proper finish.

Radio Communication.  A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing not receive radio communications not available to all boats.  This restriction also applies to mobile phones. The Race Committee channel shall be channel 73.

sailing instructions

Date Time Event
August 20 
4:00-6:00 pm  Est   Registration and “Get Together”  
August 21
08:00-9:00 am Late Registration 

09:15 am Competitor’s briefing  

10:30 am First Warning Signal


Fun on the Deck / low key lean in (cash bar with food available for purchase) immediately after racing.

Date Time Event
Sunday August 22
0900 am Continental Breakfast at WLYC

10:30 am
First Warning Signal


As soon as race scoring is complete.  ASAP!


The regatta fee is $50.00 and is due at registration.

MCSA members get a discount of $5.00.

    Awards  Prizes – will be awarded to the top five (5) series (regatta) places
    Launch & Berthing

    Launching and boat storage will be at WLYC and / or Scenic Drive launch ramp (“Lakeside Inn” ramp) – at the end of Scenic Drive.  This ramp is not monitored.  A limited amount of boat hoists may be available at WLYC.  Cross tying along the WLYC Scow dock is permitted.  Ground tackle is recommended for those wishing to moor.  Overnight cross tying behind any WLYC main-dock slip is prohibited.


    Hotels near the WLYC:  Hotel Search


    Event / regatta PRO – Jack Rillema

    Further Information – please contact:

    Jack Rillema –  Cell 231-206-7082

    Or Cam McNeil –  Cell 616-405-6772 

    Disclaimer of Liability

    Disclaimer of Liability – Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.  See RRS 3, 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.

    Insurance – Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance.

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