Lake Michigan Singlehanded Society

In the spirit of adventure, self-reliance, competition and camaraderie among sailors






Welcome to Lake Michigan Singlehanded Society.  We are a club that promotes short-handed sailing on Lake Michigan, in the spirit of adventure, self-reliance, competition and camaraderie among sailors.  We organize two races per year for both single- and double-handed crews.  We started with the Q-Race and Solo races back in 1981.  In 1987, we added the Doublehanded Championship.  The “Double” is quite popular, with an East and West course, both finishing at Port Washington, Wisconsin.

With Singlehanded and Doublehanded sections, you might also consider the Racine Yacht Club’s Hook Race.  It starts in Racine, WI, goes through Door County’s Death’s Door, and finishes at Menominee, MI for 189 nm.  This year, they’re also introducing the Super HOOK, rounding the mark in Menominee and returning back to Racine, for a 379 nm course with an optional pit stop allowed in Menominee.  To learn more or to register, visit the Hook Race website.


During the Covid-19 Pandemic we have modified the logistics of our events to keep our participants safe and stay within the various social distancing restrictions/guidelines. Our current modified format will eliminate all group gatherings. For Pre-race we will primarily use electronic communications in lieu of a group in-person skippers meeting. Race materials will be provided by special arrangement or curbside pickup. On race day all boats will meet on the water at the start line. The race will occur as normal. We will forgo the normal awards ceremony and will arrange alternate delivery of all awards. Modifications to these plans will be made as required or if better options become available.


Our President

For more information contact our President:
Lake Michigan Single-handed Society
Mike Kenny
759 Thorndale Dr
Elgin, Il 60120
Phone (847) 697-2327

Our Sponsors

Our races wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Contact Us

Have any questions or comments?  Don’t hesitate to send an email to Mike at