Racine, Wisconsin, August 9 - 12, 2016

As co-chairs of the SAIL RACINE experience, it's our pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating the Racine Yacht Club's first 100 years with outstanding sailboat racing and social events. The club’s generous members have once again opened their doors to bring together multiple fleets to sail on beautiful Lake Michigan adjacent to five miles of sandy North Beach.

Sail Racine racing begins August 4-7 with the Star Class Blue Nose Regatta, overlapping with the Racine Yacht Club Regatta for all classes of sailboats over the weekend of August 6-7. This will be followed August 9-12 with the Buccaneer 18 North American Championship, the Formula 16 US National Championship and an open Portsmouth multihull regatta.

But wait, there's more! Weaved into these multiple events is a host of other activities... From August 3-5, you'll have an opportunity to receive expert race training from Red Gear Racing's world class Olympic sailing coaches Robbie Daniel and Jill Nickerson. On August 8th, we'll be inviting new sailors to join our “PUBLIC and YOUTH, LET'S GO SAILING Experience” sponsored by RYC, the Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin and the Buccaneers. Now stop flossing and pay attention... Yes there is more, including theme parties, great music and food, along with multiple youth and family events such as our world famous RAINGUTTER REGATTA and our first ever OPTI PADDLE THE DITCH WATERMELON RELAY.

RYC and CRAW are known for their great events and with the help of the other fleets, SAIL RACINE will be better than a tall drink of fresh squeezed ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. None of this fun and excitement would be possible without the warm hospitality and love shown by the members of the Racine Yacht Club. On behalf of all the participants, we thank them once again for being such generous hosts.

Mark Thomson, US-F16 Class Chair
Christopher Blake & Gary Chu, Regatta Co-Chairs

Carlyle Lake Sailing Association will host the 2016 Hobie 17 North American Championships Racing will be on Carlyle Lake, Illinois 22-26 August 2016. There are many hotels to choose from in Carlyle which is about 10 miles from the sailing venue. There is camping at Hazlet State Park about half a mile away. Hazlet State

The 2016 F18 Canadian National Championship will be held September 9-11, 2016 (Friday to Sunday), in Ottawa, Ontario at:

Nepean Sailing Club
Dick Bell Park
3259 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2H 1A6
Tel: (613) 829-6462

The F18 Canadians are planned to be part of the Fanfare regatta at Nepean Sailing Club (Ottawa).

Regatta site:  http://nsc.ca/web2/racing/fanfare.

F18 Fleet representatives: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Canadian F18 Class Association contact is Maxime Rivest.

in addition to the F18 championships there will be an open catamaran class racing on SCHRS.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Notice of Race for the 2016 F18 National Championships has been posted and registration is open.  The international event, with five days of racing, is scheduled for September 19-23, 2016 at the Sandy Hook Catamaran Club (SHBCC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Sandy Hook Bay is one of the finest natural sailing areas in the world, experience some of the best catamaran sailing on the East Coast protected by the “Hook”. Racing will primarily be in these protected waters inside the bay and as long as the weather cooperates there will be a 35 mile distance race to the Statue of Liberty and back.

Founded in 1977, SHBCC is the largest catamaran club in the United States, hundreds of catamarans call the club home. SHBCC hosts the annual Statue of Liberty Race, a full local racing schedule, and has hosted numerous Hobie Cat National events. With an excellent reputation for hosting events and social functions, this is sure to be an exciting event. Club facilities include hot showers, bathrooms, changing areas, limited RV parkings with hookups. Nearby Lodging and RV parking is limited, make your plans accordingly.

The view from Sandy Hook Bay features many famous landmarks such as the Verrazano Bridge, Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the New York City skyline. All of these landmarks are a short day trip for family. Downtown Atlantic Highlands is nearby and offers 45 minute ferry service to NYC.

This is a “don’t miss” event! Be sure to register before June 19th to take advantage of savings and book lodging soon to ensure you’re close to the race site.


Registrant List


Event Documents and Links:

Wondering about the Venue?

Awesome drone video from the 2015 Pinata Regatta is HERE

Fun promotional Video for the 2016 NACs is HERE

Keyplan showing the suggested Lodging locations, Race Headquarters, and the Race Area is HERE

Google Map link to the Event Location is HERE

Event Documents

The NOR and all race documents will be hosted on the Regatta Network event site HERE

Mexico Lodging and Travel information is HERE - UPDATED 2016-03-09.  Get your lodging in early! October is the busy season, rooms and RV spaces WILL sell out!

Playa Bonita RV Park reservation form HERE - You will need a stamp and an envelope for this one! 


Registration is open! The Regatta Network event home site is HERE

Direct link to Regatta Network Registration is HERE

Direct link to the Competitor List HERE


Please head over to our event Facebook page HERE - Like us, and Share with your local group.  Thanks!