New Buffalo, Michigan
June 2nd - 3rd, 2018

Check and see who has pre-registered HERE

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.  

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!


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

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.

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

Child Dinner

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

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.


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

Have fun. Use generators sparingly at night. Oh, and of course there are the CRAM Racing Rules.

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
for 1 Year

2-Day Regatta Fee:

Tech Shirt

Adult Dinner

Child Dinner
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 1STCRAMREG 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. 
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