Solo / 2x2

SOLO / 2X2 – a singlehanded race run since 1981 (now with a double handed section)—takes place usually every other year, on the third Friday of August.  The next race date is tentatively Friday, August 21, 2020.  This singlehanded challenge is intended to encourage adventure, self reliance, and competition in the tradition of singlehanded sailing.  While also a race, the primary focus of this challenge is accomplishing the goal of completing the course – relying on oneself, yet enjoying the camaraderie of like minded sailors.

We include a separate division—the doublehanded 2X2—as an introduction to the spirit of the singlehanded challenge.

Course: From the starting line, Racine, Wisconsin, around the NOAA Mid Lake Weather Buoy, around a mark placed near the Holland, MI harbor entrance, around the Wind Point North Shoals Lighted Buoy #14 near the Wisconsin shore and return to Racine nonstop. A distance of approximately 138 nautical miles. The Mid Lake Weather Buoy and Wind Point North Shoals Lighted Buoy #14 must be left to Port.

Personal Qualifications: Solo entrants must be experienced sailors. Entrants who have completed previous Solo races are automatically qualified. Other entrants must provide evidence of experience, including a documented singlehanded passage of at least 50 miles and including a statement of other experience sailing or racing offshore. New entrants will have until August 6, 2020 to complete the 50-mile passage.

Notice of Race: Please see the previous 2018 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: Friday, August 21, 2020 (tentative date)
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2020. Late applications will be accepted up till August 16, but may not include the free shirts or a participation flag.

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