** MC Fleet 104 Please contact school@glyc with your 2019 and 2020 results!
2021 SATuRDAY RACING
What: Fleet racing Saturdays June, July, August, September
Who: All MC Fleet and other sailboats welcome to join.
Time: 12:00 unless noted otherwise
Location: Main Lake in front of GLSS
PRO: Rotate through fleet. PLEASE volunteer. If you are novice PROs, Mentors will guide you through this process.
DATES to NOTE
June 5 IceBreaker!
June 10 - 13 Ted Keller Sailing Clinic
June 19 (Father’s Day Weekend)
June 26 **No Race (Hot Fun on the Waterfront 1:00)
July 3 (Independence Day Weekend)
July 10 ** 10:00 Race (Family Fun Day at Noon at GLSS)
July 31 FUN REGATTA
August 1 FUN REGATTA WEATHER BACK UP DATE
September 4 (Labor Day Weekend)
September 18 **
NEW THIS YEAR: WE WILL BE ADDING MIDWEEK RABBIT RACING AT 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
NO RACE COMMITTEE. ALL ARE INVITED TO JUMP ABOARD AND TAKE THE HELM. ENCOURAGING ALL SKILL LEVELS TO PARTICIPATE.
COVID RULES: One Household per PRO Team. Bouys with anchors and Flags will be set outside the clubhouse prior to the race set up. Gear will be returned to outside clubhouse lower doors. Avoid entry and use of lower level in order to keep space clean for sailing school.
SAFETY: We need one Safety Boat out there each race. To help PRO teams, please encourage your family to check on your safety. Life vests and flotation panels are excellent options to reduce risk to sailors, PRO and safety teams. Throwable flotation in all boats is state law. You are responsible for your own safety and a safety team will assist you if available. Respect physical distance between boats. SAFETY NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY.
COURSES: 3-5 20 minute races per Saturday. Course design at the discretion of the PRO will be communicated prior to starts.
3 minute starts.
COMMUNICATIONS: Prior to the Racing, we will use the GLYC MC FLEET Text Group to monitor weather and general plans
During racing, radios will be used. Chanel 72
PLEASE add new and potential sailors and teams to this email list and forward along to them.
SCORING: Each race will be scored. Results will be posted on FLEET TEXT.
We will be Accumulating Scores for the Season
WEATHER: Times may change if weather is a factor. A race may be rescheduled for Sunday if the PRO team deems appropriate. The TEXT GROUP and Chanel 72 radio will be used to communicate postponements and cancellations
Each MC registered to the fleet will need to pay a fee $150 per boat. We highly encourage a donation to GLSS at the Skipper Level or greater. For those of you who have not already made your donation to GLSS, here is the link to the easy to use website.
DUES: Each boat needs to pay a fleet dues of $150 to T. Dunphy. This helps to support the use of club facilities and fleet costs.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Have Fun Out There!
Your MC Fleet Officers,
Sailors! Attention! Sailors! Attention!
We are so excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for our MC Fleet #104.
MCSA (MC Sailing Association) and Gull Lake MC Fleet #104 are hosting a sailing clinic on our lake. Ted Keller will be here for a weekend of teaching, coaching and drills. Ted is a national champion MC sailor and a part of the Melges Team. He will be with us on June 10-13. Just five weeks away! Here is your Practice and Preparation for the 2021 season!
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, June 10 Drills 3-5 pm
Friday, June 11 Drills 9 am-3pm and Evening Clinic 5 pm-7pm
Saturday, June 12 Clinic and Drills 9 am start and 4pm Wrap up
Sunday, June 13 Drills 9-11
Ted is a tactician and trimmer in the Melges 24 and 20 sportboat circuits. He grew up racing Butterflies at Torch Lake, MI and has extensive experience racing scows: MC, C, E, Melges 17, and A's. The MC has been a specialty area for Ted. Over the years Ted has won 45 regattas, including championships in the MCSA, ILYA, WMYA, as well as 5 Blue Chip titles. Ted is an instructor at Melges' Zenda University held at Lake Eustis each March. He also provides coaching and puts on clinics throughout the Midwest. For more information go to TKSailing on Facebook.
His curriculum for this clinic will include Speed is King topics such as angle of heel, working the boat, body position, sail trim and boat handling. On the Water subjects will include upwind tacking and speed, downwind jibes and speed, starting strategies and starting practices and drills.
This is a great initiative for our entire fleet. All sailing abilities are welcome and encouraged. We will be at the sailing school, indoor and outdoor, weather dependent. Refresh and learn new skills!
We hope that you will attend as much of the clinic as possible. We have offered this low, easy daily price for registration so that you may be able to work the event into your schedule. The fee will include famous GLSS Swag. We will have BYO lunch and/or may order out lunches as an option too. Scholarships are also available. Checks made out to MC Fleet #104 will be collected at the clinic.
Please contact Vince Driessen or Katie Arvesen if you are planning on attending any or all the days.
TED KELLER SAILING CLINIC!
We will be hosting Ted Keller for racing clinics and drills June 10-June 13. Click on the tab for all the details and registration info for this awesome opportunity. Contact Vince Driessen or Katie Arvesen. All sailors welcome. $50 per day.
2021 FUN REGATTA
FUN REGATTA Logistics: The fleet will support the Fun Regatta on Saturday, July 31, 2021. We anticipate a great showing of the fleet and seek volunteers for on and off the water tasks. This should not interfere with your ability to sail in the races. Learn about Launching, Boat Inspection, Race Equipment, Trophies, PRO helper, Safety, Scoring, Marks and Mooring. Thanks for volunteering!
2021 EXTERNAL REGATTA DATES
JUNE 24-27MCSA 50th NATIONALS CLEAR LAKE IOWA
JULY 9-11ILYA MC INVITE OKAUCHEE, WISCONSIN
AUGUST 16-18ILYA CHAMPIONSHIPS OKOBOJI, IOWA
SEPTEMBER 18-19 DIEHARD LAKE HARRIET, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
SEPTEMBER 24-26 MCSA BLUE CHIP, SPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN (BY INVITATION ONLY)
OCTOBER 8-10 MCSA MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP LAKE LANIER, GEORGIA
We are so excited to announce that Gull Lake MC Fleet #104 has been awarded the honor of hosting the MC Masters Event in June 2022!!!
This is our first MCSA event and we are stoked and hope you are too!!!
2022 REGATTA DATES
JUNE MC MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS GULL LAKE, MINNESOTA!
Kate and Gene Driessen Sportsmanship Award
Events at GLSS!
SEPTEMBER & OCT
HIGH SCHOOL SAILING