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North Cape Race for Hope
Lasalle, Michigan
June 15th - 16th, 2019

Check and see who has pre-registered HERE

We are excited to return to the North Cape Yacht Club! This is the third stop on the CRAM regatta tour. We are expecting a good turn out from our Detroit, Ohio, and Canadian friends due to the central location. The club house is beautiful and has a full service bar, showers and restrooms for our use. The beach is clean, flat, well maintained, and very easy access for the boats.

LOCATION
11850 Toledo Beach Road, La Salle, MI 48145 (734) 242-5081

NCYC site

ACCOMODATIONS
We have secured the use of the grass apron on the left side of the road after you enter the gate at the entrance to NCYC.  There should be plenty of room for at least 15 to 20 motor homes.  The key will be backing them in; not parallel parking! There will also be room for tents.
Food (pizza, hot dogs, etc.) will be available for purchase at the club house for those interested.


HOSPITALITY
The yacht club will have a light breakfast available for a nominal fee both mornings. The Dinner usually begins at 5:00pm, and after dinner party will be from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. We will confirm all the details in the upcoming weeks, so please check back for info and updates. 


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 Trophy presentation

RULES
Have fun. Party at the clubhouse. No fires. Use generators sparingly at night. No pets on the NCYC grounds. 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 the 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:


* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:



Camping
$20.00
Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight June 11th!

Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats


We need to know your class, sail#, and crew name.  

If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.


$20 camping fee includes use of the club house showers and restrooms.



First time sailing with CRAM?
Then your racing is on us!


Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.


QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please contact us:

Regatta Chairman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
-or-
CRAM Commodore:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CATFIGHT VIII
Michigan City, Indiana
June 21st - 23rd, 2019

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After a 13 year hiatus, the venerable Cat Fight is returning to the Great Lakes. We’re also bringing it to you from a brand-new CRAM location in New Buffalo. CRAM is excited to announce that CRAW (Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin) will be joining us this year and hopefully for many years to come.  

LOCATION
New Buffalo Beach Park
300 Marquette Drive, New Buffalo, MI

New Buffalo is just north of the Indiana/Michigan border on Lake Michigan. It can easily be reached via I-94.  Just take Exit 1 off 94 and head north for 6 minutes on 239 (Harbor Country Drive).  Continue north through town on Whittaker Street to Lake Michigan and look for the New Buffalo Beach Park Pavilion which is the CRAM Regatta Weekend Headquarters.  It doesn't get any easier than that!

newbuffalo

VENUE
The below diagram should be fairly self-explanatory.  Please keep the trailers to the south side of the parking lot and your boats in the adjacent beach area just north of the breakwater.
newbuffalo detail

ACCOMODATIONS
RVs (only!) are allowed to stay at the Lions Pavilion Park (purple area above) as long as they are attached to their boat trailers.

Tent/RV Camping:  We urge you to be prompt in making reservations at either Warren Dunes State Park (link here) located about 20 minutes North of our launch site, or Judy's Motel & Campground (269-469-0222) which is about 6 minutes south of the launch site and has offered to give a discount to regatta participants. Both have plenty of availability at this time, but are first come first serve.

Hotels:  There are also many hotel options in the area (check link here).  This is the busy season, so hotel rates are not going to be cheap.


HOSPITALITY
The New Buffalo Yacht Club will host dinner Saturday evening June 2nd starting at 6:30pm for CRAM regatta participants, family, and friends. Dinner will consist of a wonderful buffet style dinner served in the yacht club dining room.

Family buffet style dinner includes:
Wild Mushroom Breast of Chicken or Broiled Tilapia
Golden potatoes
Fresh Broccoli
Fruit Tray
2 fresh made salads
Tossed salad, assorted dressings Rolls and butter

Cost for Dinner (paid on-site) is:
Adults $18.00 per person + tax & tip
Children Ages 0 to 4 FREE
Children Ages 5 to 12 $9.00 per person + tax & tip
Beverages & Bar Tab Each party responsible + tax & tip

All are welcome to attend dinner but YOU MUST INFORM US AT LEAST 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE with the headcount in your party attending dinner. That is no later than 6:00 PM Saturday, May 26th which is one week before the Regatta. Your dinner registration will facilitate our meal planning.

If you need to reserver your dinners outside of registration, please do so here:
(note: that for reservation purposes, it says $0 here, but actual cost is as indicated above and to be paid at the yacht club)

Adult Dinner
$0.00

Child Dinner
$0.00

We look forward to seeing all of CRAM at dinner after a great day of racing. 

TECH SHIRTS
NBUF SHIRT SM
Some very cool Tech shirts will be provided as a part of the regatta, but only to those that register by the early-registration deadline (May 24th). You can select your and your crew's shirt size (max 2) as a part of registration or reserve them separately here:


If you missed early pre-registration, you can still purchase for $30 each as a part of regular registration.  Or if you'd like to purchase extras, you can do so on-site.


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 Trophy presentation

RULES
Have fun. Use generators sparingly at night. 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:



Tech Shirt


Adult Dinner
$0.00

Child Dinner
$0.00
Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight May 24th!

Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats


$25 camping fee for on-site RVs (sorry no on-site tent camping)



We need to know your class, sail#, and crew name.  

If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.

Please note: Only 1 shirt for each attendee (crew/skipper) are included with pre-registration.  Additional shirts can be purchased at the regatta site.


First time sailing with CRAM?
Then your racing is on us!


Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.


Questions?  Please contact:
Regatta Chairman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
-or-
CRAM commodore: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sail Manistee!
August 10th & 11th, 2019

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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.
$25.00

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.

HOSPITALITY

Meals
For our Saturday night dinner CRAM has partnered with The Iron Works Cafe from Manistee. It will be a catered taco bar in the Lions Pavillion adjacent to Douglas Park. Please Prepay for the dinners here or as a part of reigstration below.

Adult Dinner:
$15.00

Children's Dinner:
$10.00

mani ironworks


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:


* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:


Camping:
$25.00

Adult Dinner:
$15.00

Children's Dinner:
$10.00


Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight Aug 6th!
Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats
$25 camping fee.



We need to know your class, sail#, and crew name.  

If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.






First time sailing with CRAM?
Then your racing is on us!


Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.


QUESTIONS
If you have any questions please contact us:

Regatta Chairman:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
-or-
CRAM Commodore:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Higgins Lake Regatta
Roscommon, Michigan
June 1st & 2nd, 2019


Check and see who has pre-registered HERE

If you enjoy crystal clear water and beautiful fall foilage, then this is the place for you.  Higgins Lake State Park provides a spectactular protected site for late season sailing. The Saturday night party is the annual Chili Cookoff. Bring your best pot of chili and compete for the best chili of 2019!

VENUE
South Higgins Lake State Park near Roscommon. Superlatives can't do Higgins lake justice. 9900 acres of protected crystal clear water, a well kept wooded campground, and easy access to the highways.  This is one fantastic place to sail.
Higgins

DIRECTIONS
North on I-75 to Roscommon exit. Left at stop sign at the end of exit ramp, over overpass, right on Robinson Lake Road. Left at County Road 100. Follow this road to signs for park entrance.

SITE DETAIL
Higgins detail


ACCOMMODATIONS

Camping The only location to consider is the South Higgins Lake State Park (not the North Park).  Phone (517) 821-6374. Site includes 305 acres, 512 modern campsites, Picnicking, boat launch, and most important, more than one mile of sandy beach. We typically stay in the West campground in the sites at the north end of the middle loops. Boat setup and launch area are immediately north of the camping area.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS

Hotel  Your kidding right?  If you must, there are some small motels in the area - probably 15-20 minute drive from the site.  We'll leave it to Google and your creativity to find them.


HOSPITALITY
Back by popular demand, we'll have our traditional chili cookoff. So start testing and perfecting those recipes!  If not bringing chili, please bring a dish to pass, salads and desserts.  A volunteer is requested to to coordinate the Chili participants, as well the toppings!  Plastic and paper products will be provided.  Don't forget your beverages!!

SAILING RULES
CRAM Racing Rules

CRAM REGATTA FEES & REGISTRATION
2-Day Regatta Fee:
$75.00
$65.00
Discounts:


* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:

Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight May 28th!
Manual Discount:
  $5 Single Handed Boats
First time sailing with CRAM?
Then your racing is on us!


Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.




SCHEDULE
Saturday  
8:45 - 9:15 Registration
9:30 Skipper's meeting
11:00 First start signal
17:00 - ?? Chilli Cook-Off and Campfire
   
 Sunday  
9:00 Skippers Meeting
10:30 First start signal
13:00 Final Race
15:00 Awards

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please contact us:

Regatta Chairman:   TBD
-or-
CRAM Commodore:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tawas Bay Regatta
East Tawas, Michigan
September 28th & 29th, 2019


Check and see who has pre-registered HERE

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: We will once again have some 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
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 the 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:


# Adult Dinners:

* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:

Automatic Discounts:
  $15 Member*
  $10 Pre Registration
     → expires midnight Sep 14th!
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!


Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.



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

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please contact us:

Regatta Chairman:  TBD
-or-
CRAM Commodore:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.