The 2023 LMSS Doublehanded Championship – The “Doublehander”, or “Double”, is a double-handed race run every year, usually on the Thursday of the second full week of June. Our 37th annual Double will start on June 15, 2023. This race is intended to encourage adventure and competition in the tradition of shorthanded sailing and cruising. The Doublehanded Championship will consist of a race to Port Washington, Wisconsin. Friday June 16, our layover day, will be in Port Washington where the Port Washington Yacht Club and Sailing Magazine will be our hosts. A party and an awards ceremony are planned for that afternoon. Your race fee includes the Port Washington Yacht Club party (and luncheon), dockage in Port Washington June 15th through 17th, and two T-shirts if your entry is timely.
Awards: There will be classes for monohulls, with awards for first, second, and third place in each class. There will be a class for multihulls if at least three enter. There will be a minimum of five and maximum of ten boats per class, at the discretion of the race committee.
The Course—East-Shore Division: 66.5 nautical miles from a starting line at Muskegon, Michigan, by any course, to a finish line at Port Washington, Wisconsin. Starting will commence at 0800 (local time) June 15, 2023.
The Course—West-Shore Division: 53.5 nautical miles from a starting line at Winthrop Harbor, Illinois by any course to a finish line at Port Washington. Starting will commence at 0830 (local time) June 15, 2023.
Notice of Race: Please see the 2023 Notice of Race (pdf) for further details, yacht eligibility, and a printable entry form. Alternatively, you can fill out our online entry form, optionally attaching scans or photos of your race documents, and even send payment via PayPal.
Race Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Entry Deadline: May 31, 2023. Late applications will be accepted up till June 15, but may not include the free T-shirts or a participation flag.
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