Key Dates

Registration Cutoff Dates:
     Early Registration Discount Cutoff:            May 19th, 2020
     Shirt and Dinner orders:                            June 5th, 2020                         

After June 5th, and up to the date of the regatta, you are still welcome to register and sail with us.  However... many of the important pre-planned benefits of the regatta either won't be available or would be available at additional cost.  Please check below for further details.  Simple point: register early and plan to enjoy an amazing event.

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Location

Washington Park Beach
100 E Michigan, Michigan City, IN

Michigan City is just south of the Indiana/Michigan border on Lake Michigan, 6 miles west of the MI/IN state line. It can easily be reached via I-94. 

DIRECTIONS

From the North/East:  Take I94 West toward Michigan City exit 40B (US20).  Continue West for 5.5 Miles.  Turn left onto US12 (W Michigan Blvd), and then take the first right (Pine Street).  Continue West for about 1/4 mile to LakeShore Blvd and turn right.  Continue about 200yds and then turn left at the Washington Park Entrance.

From the South/West: Take I94 East toward Michigan City Ext 34B (US421).  Continue north on Franklin Road for 3.8 miles, then turn right on 11th street.  Go 1 block and then immediately turn left on Pine Street.  Follow Pine Street for a bit less than a mile and turn right on Lakeshore Dr. Continue about 200yds and then turn left at the Washington Park Entrance.

VENUE DETAILS
The below diagram should be fairly self-explanatory.  Click it for a zoomed in view.

Parking, Boat Storage

Race Venue Parking: 
The Michigan City Park Board has graciously supported us by allowing car and boat trailer parking at the Washington Park Lot immediately west and north of the Sunset Grille Pavilion. Please see the venue site map above for location details. 

For those that register on or before June 4th:  Parking passes for the regatta weekend will be issued free of charge. You will be added to the CRAM Parking List with an assigned weekend parking pass for car, RV, and boat trailer that allows for use of the beach boat ramp. When you arrive, please show a valid ID to the parking attendant at the Park Entry Booth and you will receive your weekend parking pass. CRAM parking support personnel will direct you to the boat unloading and setup area as well as the parking locations. Please follow their instructions. 

For those that register after June 5th, 2020 , you will be required to pay the daily Michigan City parking fee upon entry into Washington Park and also be subject to an additional trailer storage and boat ramp launch fees.

Boat Storage:
Boats will be parked on the Washington Park Public Beach during the regatta weekend. Upon arrival at the regatta venue, please proceed to the northwest corner of the lot to set up (see venue site map above). Once set up, please transport them over the beach boat ramp to the beach storage area. Please follow support personnel instructions. You are  strongly encouraged to bring and use sand augers to secure your boats on the beach.  This is a real issue - in the recent past we have had serious damage in storms from unsecured boats.

Boats will launch from the beach for racing on Lake Michigan. After daily racing is completed, return to the same location for overnight storage.

Accommodations

Onsite Tent & RV Camping:
Camping will be available at Washington Park with tents located immediately east of the Sunset Grille Pavilion and RVs to the West. Please see the venue site map above for details. You must register on or prior to June 5th, 2020 to be guaranteed a campsite. RV parking locations will be preassigned.  Be sure to reserve a spot in the below registration section.

Please Note: Onsite campsites may not be available to those registering after June 5th 2020.

Hotels: 
4411 Inn & Suites (Newly Remodeled Hotel 5.2 miles from race venue)
4411 US Hwy 12
Michigan City, IN 46360
Profile: Total 27 Units; 35 Bedrooms; Accommodation for 70 People; Entire hotel reserved for event participants & friends.
Reserve Online: https://www.vrbo.com/1815591
Reserve via Phone: 219‐262‐1441

Room Rates: (NOT including taxes and fees):
 Deluxe Single Room Rate (9 available) $129 per night
 Premium Single Room Rate (11 available) $149 per night
 Premium Double Room Rate (6 available) $219 per night
 Premium 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Room, Full Kitchen Rate (1 available) $319 per night

AirBnB could be another option.  Follow this [ link] for a local search.

Hospitality

We are planning two super fun events during the regatta weekend. Both are included in the sailing registration and open to guests per additional cost below.  Note that we must make a final headcount confirmation by June 5th. Therefore all dinners must be reserved/purchased by June 5th and will not be accepted afterward.

Friday, June 19th, 2020 Pizza Reception: 
Join regatta participants, sponsors, & friends at the Michigan City Yacht Club Pavilion located immediately south of the Fish Camp Restaurant (see venue site map below) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza hosted by CRAM and Hobie Fleet 126. A cash bar will be available. 

Saturday, June 20th, 2020 LMCC Dinner: 
Regatta participants and friends are invited to attend the Championship Dinner on Saturday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Michigan City Yacht Club Pavilion. The menu plan is provided and served by the Fish Camp Restaurant in coordination with the Regatta Chairman.

Dinner Menu Saturday
Seared Breast of Chicken with Roasted Garlic Lemon Caper Butter
Roasted Fish
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potato Wedges
Mixed Grilled Vegetables
Fruit Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad including diced cucumber, tomato, shaved red onion,
parmesan fresh mozzarella
Tossed Green Salad with ranch and Italian
Rolls and butter
Bar Service:  Cash Bar hosted by Fish Camp Restaurant 

Above dinners are included in the regatta registration for the skipper and crew.  If you have additional guests that would like to join, please purchase below.  Note that you must be 13 or under to qualify as a child.

Friday Adult
$10.00
Friday Child
$5.00
Saturday Adult
$30.00
Saturday Child
$15.00

Regatta Shirts

High quality regatta long-sleeve tech-shirts are available for $20 each. Please indicate your preferred size(s) here or below as a part of registration.

Shown here his the 2019 design.  The 2020 design is in-process and details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Please note:  The cutoff for shirt orders is 6:00pm EST Friday, June 5, 2020. All shirt orders will be final and nonrefundable at that time.

Tech-Shirt
$20.00
Shirt Size:

Schedule

Please Note:  All times are CDT = Central Daylight Time (aka Chicago Time :) )

Date/Time Event Location
Thursday
12:00-22:00 Arrival & Setup Washington Park Parking Lot NW Corner near Beach Boat Ramp
Friday
08:45-09:15 Registration Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters
09:30 Skipper's Meeting Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters
11:00 First Race Lake Michigan
18:00-20:00 Pizza Reception MCYC Pavilion Immediately South of Fish Camp Restaurant
Saturday
08:45-09:15 Registration Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters
09:30 Skipper's Meeting Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters
11:00 First Race Lake Michigan
18:00-21:00 Lake Michigan Championships Dinner MCYC Pavilion Immediately South of Fish Camp Restaurant
Sunday
09:00 Skipper's Meeting Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters
10:30 First Race Lake Michigan
13:00 Final Race Lake Michigan
15:00 Trophy presentation Sunset Grille Pavilion Race Headquarters

Racing Rules

Hobie Cat HCANA Points Regatta: Those sailing in the Hobie Cat class for this HCANA Points Regatta must sail class-legal boats and will be governed by International Hobie Cat Association (IHCA) 2017-2020 Class Rules Revised 1 April 2017. Those sailing in the HCANA Points Regatta will either be scored separately or have a separate start (race committee decision). 
HCANA RULES 

Non class-legal Hobie Cat participants are absolutely 100% welcome and will sail in the open fleet and be governed by CRAM's Racing Rules.

CRAM Racing Rules: For all other boats / fleets, the regatta will be governed by the CRAM Racing Rules Revised May 2018.
CRAM RULES

Advertising

ISAF Advertising Code Regulation 20 will apply for this Regatta. As per Regulation 20.4, competitors may be required by the Organizing Authority (OA) to display regatta sponsor advertising. Sponsor advertising stickers will be provided to participants at onsite registration and must be displayed on boats as outlined by the OA at onsite registration in order to compete in this regatta.

Registration

Please note:

  1. CRAM members qualify for a $10 discount.   However, you must first log in to the website for the system to recognize your membership status.
  2. If you are not currently a member, first purchase your membership as a  separate transaction from the regatta registration in order to get the discount.
  3. Finally, if you're under 18 years of age, you and your parent or legal guardian need to print, sign and date CRAM's Waiver & Release of Liability available here. The signed document must be either hand delivered to Registration at the regatta or scanned and emailed to Registration (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to the event.
Get your CRAM Racing Membership here:
$35.00
for 1 Year
* Class:



Automatic Discounts:
$10 CRAM Member
$10 Pre Registration
→ expires midnight May 19 th!

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.
3-Day Regatta Fee
$150.00
$140.00
Discounts:


* Class:

* Sail #:

Crew Name:

Shirts
If you need different sizes, you'll need to add them to the cart separately.
Cutoff for shirt Orders is 6:00pm EST Friday, June 5, 2020. All shirt orders will be final and non-refundable after that date/time.
$20.00
Shirt Size:

Camping
Camping is included in the registration fee but we need to collect a count here.
Please Note: on-site camping may not be available after the June 5th cutoff.
$0.00
Camping: