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.


Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, we are modifying the logistics for this year’s Doublehanded race to keep our participants safe and stay within the various social distancing restrictions/guidelines. As of 5/14/20, 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. North Point Marina is open and we are in touch with them attempting to work out mooring. For the West Shore, Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club is working on providing a start boat. The East Shore will tentatively be started by Swiftsure. On race day all boats will meet on the water at the start line. The race will occur as normal, West Shore will start outside of North Point Marina, the East Shore will start outside of Muskegon and both finish through the Pier Heads at Port Washington. Port Washington Marina is open and will accommodate us with mooring/rafting in the basin. The PW Marina is operating at capacity this year and most likely will not have any slips available. The Port Washington Yacht Club is planning a finish boat. At this time we plan to forgo the normal awards ceremony and luncheon. We will arrange 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