Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan

Sail Manistee!
August 11th & 12th, 2018

Check and see who has pre-registered HERE

After a very successful first trip to Manistee in 2017, CRAM is excited to announce a second trip to the Northwest coast. This scenic little vacation town is here to stay on the CRAM season schedule

LOCATION

From US 31, head west on 1st street. Take the first right in the round-about near the lakeshore, and pass the boat launch. The CRAM designated area is the large field on the right, past the pavilions.
 Manistee Location

VENUE
On the South side of the mouth of the Manistee River lies Douglas Park and a perfect beach to host a regatta within a breakwater. Racing will be held on Lake Michigan to the north of the channel.
manistee launch area

ACCOMODATIONS
Camping
Both RV and Tent campers are welcome to join us on the 1.5 acre section of Douglas Park right next to our launch site. No hookups are available, but public restrooms are nearby and showers are available to CRAM campers at the city marina located 5 minutes away in the downtown part of Manistee. Whether camping with us or not, come join us for a group campfire in the evening.

If you’re not looking for the rustic sailing & camping experience there are other campgrounds in the area including Orchard Beach State Park located 10 minutes away.

Hotels
Manistee has many hotels, motels, and Bed & Breakfasts to choose from in the area including the Lake Shore Motel within walking distance from Douglas Park. For a full list and contact information see the map here.
Meals
For our Saturday night dinner CRAM has partnered with The Lakeside Weiner Wagon to bring you gourmet hot dog and pulled pork sandwiches you can order and eat right in Douglas Park. We’re not planning this catering style. Order whatever you want off their menu and pay for exactly what you want. They accept cash and card.
Weiner Wagon

HOSPITALITY
For the Family
If you’re bringing the family with you for the weekend there will be plenty for them to do while the fleet is racing. Within walking distance of Douglas Park there is also Lighthouse Park, as well as First Street Beach which includes multiple playgrounds.
Mani Grapes River
Kids not a concern? Then head downtown for Manistee’s annual Grapes on the River wine festival. Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Grapes on the River is an event that pairs local cuisine and Michigan wine. This event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina overlooking the Manistee River in the heart of Downtown Manistee.









SCHEDULE
Friday  
12:00-?? Arrive and Set-up
   
Saturday  
8:45 to 9:15 Registration
9:30 Skipper's Meeting
11:00 First Race
18:00 Dinner
18:30-21:30 Party
   
Sunday  
9:00 Skipper's Meeting
10:30 First Race
13:00 Final Race
15:00 Sharp Trophy presentation

RACING DETAILS / RULES
Saturday/Sunday are normal buoy races in standard CRAM fashion for all fleets.
A VHF radio is not required but is highly recommended to allow communication with the RC in case assistance is needed.
Oh, and of course there are the CRAM Racing Rules.

CRAM REGATTA FEES & REGISTRATION
Please note:
   1) CRAM members* qualify for a $15 discount.  You must be logged-in for the system to recognize your membership status.
   2) If you are not currently a member, you must first purchase your membership seperately from regatta registration in order to get the discount.

*CRAM Racing Membership
$35.00
for 1 Year


2-Day Regatta Fee:
$75.00
$65.00
Discounts:


Camping:

* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:

Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight July 31st!
Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats
$25 camping fee.



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QUESTIONS
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