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MCSA Master's Championship

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to Saturday, June 25, 2022
Gull Lake Yacht Club - Fleet 104
19696 Love Lake Rd
Brainerd, MN  56401
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Katie Arvesen
651-328-1720 (c)
Vincent Driessen
612-202-9752 (c)
Betsy Driessen
Sarah Leschinsky
MCSA Sanctioned Regatta
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full At Event Only
PLEASE - DO NOT use the credit card feature on this website to pay for this event. Pay when you arrive at the event only.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
MCSA Masters Championship
(1) Crew or Guest Package
Additional Thursday Lunch
Additional Friday Lunch
Additional Friday Dinner
Additional Saturday Awards Lunch
Additional Long Sleeve Regatta Shirt

Notice of Race
MC Fleet #104 and the Gull Lake Sailing School and Yacht Club cordially invite you to the

MCSA Masters Championship Regatta
June 23 - 25,  2022


Gull Lake Yacht Club   19696 Love Lake Rd  Brainerd, MN  56401

“Start first and increase your lead.”  - Buddy Melges


Act NOW to win the start at the 2022 MC Masters Championship. Go to the MCSA web site to register and get local knowledge for making your hotel/motel/housing plans. The Brainerd Lakes Area is a popular summer destination, so act now to not find yourself in the second row at the starting line.

 Sponsors Melges
Quantum Sails
North Sails
UK Sails
DPS Sails
Mad Sails
Sailors Tailor
June Howells - Luxe Real Estate Co.
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 and 50 years of age on or before the first scheduled race. 

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.

  • Master               50 - 59 years
  • Grand Master    60 - 69 years
  • Mega Master     70 -74 years
  • Old Salt             75 years & Up
  • Women              50 & Up
  • Member Signup / Information
The organizing authority (OA) for this regatta is the MC Sailing Association (MCSA) in cooperation with the Gull Lake Sailing School and Yacht Club (GLSS) and MC Fleet #104.


The races will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
  1. The racing area is Gull Lake.
  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 will be changed.  The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. 
  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 (such as used to ping the starting line).
  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. Sailing Instructions
  10. Hearing Request Form 2021-2024
  11. Notice Board & Results Page
 Scoring & Awards

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 completed races shall constitute a regatta for awarding Perpetual Trophies. Keeper awards will be awarded if at least one race has been completed. Awards will be based on her finishes in the overall fleet.

Keeper Awards:

  • Top 10 Overall
  • Top 2 Grand Masters
  • Top 2 Mega Masters
  • Top Old Salt
  • Top Woman
Perpetual Awards:
  • Regatta Winner
  • Top Grand Master
  • Top Mega Master
  • Top Old Salt
  • Top Woman

Address for return of previously won Perpetual Trophies:

No later arrival than June 10, 2022
Katie Arvesen

697 Warner Avenue South

Pine Springs, MN 55115


Or Deliver in Person at Registration

Schedule of


NOTE: All times shown are preliminary. Check official Notice Board for updates.


Date Time Event
June 20,21,22

  Practice Days
June 21,22

9:00 am-4:00 pm
Melges and Quantum Sails Zenda Sponsored Sailing Clinic.

Free Training Clinic with Coaches Ted Keller and Eric Hood

Classroom and On the Water

See separate notice of event for details & registration  
June 22 

12:00-7:00 pm
Master's Check in & On-site registration.

Avoid the rush the next morning. Come early and setup tonight! 

Practice Race - TBD

Thursday June 23
9:00 am
Master's Check in & On-site registration.
Continental Breakfast

  9:00 am
Welcome & Competitors Briefing 

10:30am 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
  After Racing

Apres Sail at Clubhouse immediately following competition

Dinner on your own - enjoy the local eateries

Friday June 24

Continental Breakfast

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

Dinner at GLSS/GLYC Clubhouse

Saturday June 25
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 1500 hours. No warning signal shall be made after 1500. 

TBD Lunch & Awards Presentation at GLSS/GLYC Clubhouse



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.

Registration closes at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022. 

Boat Registration fee - $200 if you register on or before June 1, $220 afterwards.
Skipper Registration fee entitles each registrant to:            
  • Three Continental Breakfasts
  • Three Lunches
  • Thursday Apres Sail
  • Friday Dinner, Beverages.
  • Cool Regatta Shirt (Long Sleeve).

Additional Package of all Meals at $90 each:
(3) Breakfasts (3) Lunches,(1) Apres Sail, (1) Dinner w/drinks. 

Additional Lunch at $10 each
Additional Friday Dinner w/Drinks at $40 each

Additional Shirt at $30 each. Please pre-order at early registration (before June 1). Extra shirts at the event is not guaranteed.

Checks can be made out to: Gull Lake Sailing School

Regatta Shirts ordered by June 1 will be available at registration.
Mooring, Crew & Spectator Boats

Masters Instructions

Launching will be using the ramp at the GLSS/GLYC.

Trailer parking will be at a designated spot upon arrival at GLSS/GLYC.

Mooring is available in front of clubhouse.  At your own risk, bring 15 ft. line, sand bottom.

Every effort will be made to provide ample boats for crews. Spectator/tender boats are welcome. Power boat launching at DNR ramp only. Spectator boats will be available depending upon Covid protocols.

Because of high season demand, MC Fleet 104 has made block reservations at four hotel/resort properties.  These room blocks will expire if not reserved by MC Master sailors as of May 1st, 2022.  Room type and pricing vary by property.  When contacting the properties, refer to event: MCSA MC Masters Championship Regatta, host: Gull Lake Sailing School and Yacht Club, and name: Vincent Driessen.  The four properties are:

1.  Quarterdeck Resort (4 lodge rooms, 1 beach house room, 1 cottage).  Located on west side of Gull Lake in front of sailing area.  telephone: 218-963-2482.
2.  Country Inn by Radisson, Baxter (7 king with jacuzzi).  Hwy 371 Baxter.  telephone 218-828-2161.
3.  Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Baxter (3 king, 7 queen).  Hwy 371 Baxter.  telephone 218-824-3232.
4.  ArrowWood Lodge, Baxter (room details forthcoming).  Hwy 371 Baxter.  telephone 218-822-5634.


In addition, there are dozens of other hotel/resort and/or VRBO properties in the area. Details can be found on Brainerd Chamber of Commerce website.

Lodging in the Brainerd Lakes Area is available with many options, prices and locations. The regatta is during peak season so book now. 


Due to Covid we will not be providing housing.


There is limited tent camping or RV parking (no hook ups) on grounds. First come, first servedOnsite Covid Protocols will be posted.


GULL LAKE CAMPGROUND  is within 5 miles of the club for additional RV and camping sites.


Loaner/Charter Boats  Fleet # 104 may have a limited number of loaner/charter boats available. First come, First served.  Contact Vince or Katie.


Katie Arvesen

cell 651-328-1720


Vince Driessen

cell  612-202-9752

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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