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Spring Shakedown

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
Grand Rapids Yacht Club - Fleet 10
740 Lakeside Drive
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Jason Pursell
MC Regional Regatta
Registration is recommended
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Spring Shakedown Regatta
Extra Saturday Lunch
Extra Sunday Lunch

  43rd Spring Shakedown Regatta
May 18 - 20, 2018
Grand Rapids Yacht Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fleet 10 and the GRYC invite you to the 43rd 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 18
Beer and Brats. Racing seminar (TBT)
Saturday May 19
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 20 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 Overall
  • Top 2 Masters
Boat registration is $40. Juniors(under 21 years) is $25 MCSA members get $5 off during online registration only. Please login to your MSCA account and then register to receive the discount. Payment at the event only-cash or check.  No credit cards accepted.



  • Continental Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Lunch (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Beer on tap all weekend
  • Friday night Shakedown “Brats and Beer!”
  • Take home Trophies
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.
No pets allowed 
Jason Pursell -Fleet Captain  616-295-3454
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