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 Friday, August 16, 2024.  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: The course for 2024 is from the starting line, Racine, Wisconsin, around NOAA Muskegon Weather Buoy Station (45161) around the NOAA Southern Mid Lake Weather Buoy (Station 45007) and return to finish line at Racine. A distance of approximately 144 nautical miles. The NOAA Muskegon Weather Buoy Station (45161) and NOAA Mid Lake Weather Buoy must be left to Starboard.

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 10, 2024 to complete the 50-mile passage.

Notice of Race: Please see the 2024 Notice of Challenge (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 16, 2024
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2024. Late applications will be accepted up till August 16, but may not include the free shirts or a participation flag.

Entry Form

(Coming in 2024)

Boats Entered

(Coming in 2024)

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