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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.

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

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 detail


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.

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

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

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.  

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

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
for 1 Year

2-Day Regatta Fee:

# 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
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Remember to make your camping reservations here: CAMPING RESERVATIONS

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

If you have any questions please contact us:

Regatta Chairman:  TBD
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