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Spring Shakedown

Friday, May 17, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
Grand Rapids Yacht Club - Fleet 10
740 Lakeside Drive
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Jason Pursell
6162953454 (p)
MC Regional Regatta
Registration is recommended
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Spring Shakedown Regatta
Extra Saturday Lunch
Extra Sunday Lunch
Extra T-Shirt

  44th Spring Shakedown Regatta
May 17 - 19, 2019
Grand Rapids Yacht Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fleet 10 and the GRYC invite you to the 44th annual Spring Shakedown Regatta held on Reeds Lake in beautiful East Grand Rapids.  You will meet and compete with some of the best MC sailors in the country.  Come and enjoy West Michigan scow sailing hospitality.  We promise a fun, educational, and competitive weekend.  So shake the cobwebs out of your MC and come to the GRYC.
Grand Rapids Yacht Club, 740 Lakeside Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Intersection of Wealthy and Lakeside Dr. on the west end of Reeds Lake.
Rules and
The races will be governed by the rules defined The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). This event is open to MC scows whose skippers have completed registration and paid the required fees by close of registration. Trophy age requirements must be met before the first scheduled race.  
Date Time Event
Friday May 17

  3pm Practice starts (10+), followed by Practice Races. 
  5pm Seminar/Chalk Talk with Eric Hood Melges Boat Works
Beer and Brats.
Saturday May 18
Registration and Continental Breakfast

1000 Skippers Meeting

1030 Warning Signal Race #1 with 2nd at discretion of Race Committee
   TBT Lunch
   TBT 3rd race at discretion of Race Committee 

Social Hour (Dinner on your own. Large grill available)
Date Time Event
Sunday May 19 0800-0900 Continental Breakfast


Warning Signal Race #4 with additional races at the Race Committee’s discretion.

(No race starts after 12:30 pm)

Lunch & Awards Presentation
Top 5
Top Master, Grand Master, Mega Master
Top Women's
Top Junior

live scoring
Boat Registration is $65 ($60 for MCSA Memebers).  Juniors (under 21 yrs) is $50.

MCSA members get $5 off during online registration only. Please login to you MSCA account and then register to receive the discount.

Payment at the event only-cash or check. No credit cards accepted.

Seminar with Eric Hood from MBW
Friday night Shakedown "Brats and Beers!"
Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
Lunch (Saturday and Sunday)
Commemorative T-Shirt 
Beer on tap all weekend
Saturday evening social event
Take home trophies

Please Register by May 1st to ensure correct T-shirt size and for customized T-shirt with Boat #.

$20 - Extra T-Shirt for crew or guests

The BEST spring regatta this side of the Mississippi!


Some helpful information about the Grand Rapids Yacht Club (GRYC)

  • Registration will be at the GRYC club house
  • The event will be dry-sailed.At the end of the day you will pull your boat out and leave it on your trailer.There will be MC members there to help with this process.
  • Trailers will be stored on site.
  • Motorhomes are permitted on the GRYC grounds on a first come first serve basis.20 amp power hook-ups and club showers and restrooms open at all times.
  • A Limited # of Boats may be available for charter - Please contact Jason Pursell 616-295-3454 for more information or to reserve.
No pets allowed 
Jason Pursell -Fleet Captain  616-295-3454
There are a few GRYC Members open to hosting sailors from off-lake.  Please contact Fleet Captain Jason Pursell 616-295-3454 if interested.

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