Doublehanded Championship

The 2019 Race – This past year’s race was quite a challenge.  With 12 foot waves and a Northerly gale for the East-Shore division, it was decided to cancel the East-Shore race and apply their entry fees to next year.  The West-Shore division was postponed 2 hours to allow for the wind to subside slightly as predicted.  Several boats dropped out early.  Some were then subjected to three hours of nearly no winds near Racine, to which more boats dropped out.  The fleet then had some winds fill in from the South, then shift to the West.  The last few hours of the race were the most enjoyable, under a clear sky, nearly full moon, light chop, and steady winds for a reach.  The results have been posted.  Congratulations to all of the finishers!

The 2020 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 34th annual Double will start on June 11, 2020 (tentative date). 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. June 12, 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, 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 11, 2020.
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 11, 2020.

Notice of Race: Please see the 2019 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 11, 2020 (tentative)
Entry Deadline: May 29, 2020. Late applications will be accepted up till June 10, but may not include the free T-shirts or a participation flag.

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