July 27th & 28th, 2019
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Muskegon's Pere Marquette Park has become one of our favorite venues. Lake Michigan in mid-summer simply can't be beat: the sun high and warm, beautiful dunes as a backdrop, the water clear and warm (well - as warm as it gets!), the winds more manageable, and the beaches full. We launch from a protected area inside the south breakwater and race out on the big lake.
Pere Marquette Park, Muskegon, MI. Launching is from inside the breakwater on the south side of the channel. Weather and conditions permitting, racing will be held on Lake Michigan. Our fallback is Lake Muskegon.
From I96/US31 interchange, take Seaway Drive west about 4 miles. It will curve north. Turn left (west again) onto Sherman Blvd for about 3 miles. Turn right onto Beach St. and follow your way in from there.
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.
CRAM Racing Rules
Both RV and tent camping is allowed onsite in the area designated above. It may not be glamorous, but it works. There are no hookups or amenities at the camp location, however a large porta-john will be available. Public restrooms (sorry, no showers) are a short walk away.
There are also several state parks nearby with full camping facilities. This will be the peak of the summer holiday season, so you'll need to book your site far in advance. The closest is Hoffmaster State Park (about 15 minute drive). The other is Muskegon State Park. The latter may seem close - only 100yds across the channel, but its about a 40 minute drive around Lake Muskegon to get there. Perhaps you can sweet-talk the CRAM boat driver to ferry you?
There are a number of hotels in the area. Check the map here for contact information.
We are planning to have dinner on "The Deck" (formally Captain Jacks) Saturday night.
Of course, don't forget to bring your favorite beverages, and folding chairs!
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→ expires midnight July 23rd!
|Onsite Camping: $20 / 2 nights|
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