Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan

Tawas Bay Regatta
East Tawas, Michigan
September 16th & 17th, 2017


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Everybody loves Tawas and this year will be no exception. The Park Rangers love us (as always), and the site is to die for.

This year, weather permitting, we're planning our distance race on Saturday.  Details will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks.  We traditionally start in front of the Launch Site, with a mid-point lunch at the Tawas City Beach.  Then a shorter race back.  It's a blast.

VENUE
Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas, Michigan. Phone (517) 362-5041.

DIRECTIONS
U.S. 23 to East Tawas. At the north edge of town, by the Big Boy restaurant, turn right on Tawas Beach road. Continue about 3 miles to Tawas Point State Park.

Tawas


SITE DETAIL
Tawas detail

ACCOMMODATIONS

Camping
Camping is available at the race site - there are a few other camping areas within 15-20 minute drive (check here), but there is no way you can beat Tawas Point State Park.  The park includes 175 acres of beautiful lake-surrounded land, providing swimming, playgrounds, picnicking, and 210 modern, grassy campsites. Electricity and heated showers are available.  We typically reserve sites on the SE loop of the park (sites 186-210).  Reservations should be made through the Michigan DNR site at the link below.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS

Hotels
There are a few hotels in the area within 10 minutes of the launch site.  If you feel you must, check the link here.

HOSPITALITY
Lunch 
The mid race lunch break on the beach will not be catered this year, thus no co-pay.  You may either pack a lunch and bring on your boat or buy your own lunch at the Taco Stand on the Beach

Dinner 
Saturday evening: Mr. Egerdal will once again provide his sumptuous pulled pork. $0 Copay per person + please bring a dish to pass.  Paper/plastic products will be provided.  We do not have a pavillion for dinner, so please bring folding chairs, and favorite beverages.  We usually have a campfire as well.

If you've already registered (or don't plan to sail) and at some point the number of people joining us for dinner changes, its no problem.  


SAILING RULES
CRAM Racing Rules

The below diagram shows the course we raced last year.  You can see where the marks were be set.  Buoys A and B are existing red NOAA buoys, and the rest will be set by the CRAM RC.  Our marks are Orange, so pay attention, there may be other races going on at the same time.  We'll have a traditional windward start to the S Mark.  Final position of the S Mark may vary slightly depending on the wind direction.  If there are changes to the course we will post that information in the upcoming weeks, so please be sure to check back periodically.  Sunday will be standard buoy race.

Click the picture to view the marks overlaid on Google maps.  If you'd like to download the waypoints to your GPS device, the GPX file is here (right click the link and select Save As).  Finally, we made a quick reference sheet for the possible courses and mark positions available at this link.

As always, weather conditions may dictate changes to final details, but this is our target.

Tawas Marks



CRAM REGATTA FEES & REGISTRATION

2-Day Regatta Fee:
$75.00
Discounts:


# Adult Dinners:

* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:

Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires Sep 12th!
Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats
Select # of people who will join the Saturday Dinner
First time sailing with CRAM?
Then your racing is on us!


Don't check any of the above discounts and instead enter 1STCRAM2DAY in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.

*$35 Annual CRAM membership is available here: ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP


Remember to make your camping reservations here: CAMPING RESERVATIONS

SCHEDULE
Saturday  
8:45 - 9:15 Registration
9:30 Skipper's meeting
11:00 First start signal
18:00 - ?? Pulled Pork Dinner / Campfire
   
Sunday  
9:00 Skippers Meeting
10:30 First start signal
13:00 Final Race
15:00 Awards

For more information, please contact the CRAM commodore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.