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Manistee 2 Regatta

July 29th - 30th

Douglas Park
Manistee, MI

Check and see who has pre-registered HERE.

A CRAM favorite, this scenic little vacation town is here to stay. Not only here to stay in 2023, but ANOTHER ROUND! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan with a launch protected by a breakwall. 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

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, either south or north of the channel.

manistee launch area
Manistee Parking

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.

RV parking - The city of Manistee has graciously allowed us to park in the lot across from the open space. We will need to be courteous and respectful of the lot's intended use, so perhaps we park every other spot in the red areas shown above to try to keep the footprint small but also try to be in close proximity to the open area. 


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.

Manistee has many hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts to choose from in the area.

For this regatta, you are on your own both Friday and Saturday nights. Manistee is a wonderful little town and we are making an effort to patronize their local eateries! There are many wonderful restaurants in and around Manistee.

12:00 - ?? Arrival and Set-up
08:30 - 09:15 Registration
09:30 Competitors Meeting
11:00 First Warning Signal
18:00 - ?? Hang out after dinner
09:00 Competitors Meeting
10:30 First Warning Signal
13:00 No warning signals after this time
15:00 Trophy Presentation

CRAM Sailing Instructions

for 1 Year
* Class:

Please Note:
  • CRAM members receive a $15 discount. However, you must first log in to the website for the system to recognize your membership status.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Automatic Discounts
  $15 Member
  $10 Early registration (expires 23:59 on Tuesday, July 25th)

Manual Discounts
  $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.

Racing Information
We need to know your class, sail number, and crew name. If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.
If you are single-handed and do not have crew, please enter "N/A" to help us with a cleaner pre-registration sheet and to make scoring less complicated. 

2-Day Regatta Fee
* Class:

* Sail #:

* Crew Name:




If you have any questions please contact us:
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