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Training Regatta At Cedar

Optimist Dinghy
Red, White, Blue, Green
July 12, 2019
Cedar Lake Yacht Club
Hartford, Wisconsin

Final Notice of Race and Preliminary Instructions (09/01/18)


The Cedar LakeYacht Club invites all Optimist sailors and families to the second annual Training Regatta at Cedar (TRAC). The emphasis of this regatta is to help train young sailors and their families in the sport of sailing. This will be accomplished through dry land demonstrations, on the water coached races and review (if possible) of the day of sailing.

Cedar Lake Yacht Club

4719 Yacht Club Dr.
West Bend, WI 53095


Safety check:Please ensure that all of our sailors have all the items listed on this safety checklist. Safety Checklist.

Friday, July 12

  • Registration – 8:30-9:30am
  • Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am               
  • Skippers Meeting – 9:30 am
  • Break out session following skippers meeting
  • First Race Warning Signal for Red, White, Blue Fleet – 10:30 am
  • First Race Warning Signal for Green Fleet – 10:45 am

Scheduled Racing:


There will be two seperate race courses. The Red, White and Blue fleets will be the North of the yacht club and the Green fleet will be to the south.

  • Red, White and Blue Fleets: Will sail as many as six races.No warning signal will be made after 3:30 pm.  
  • Green Fleet: Will sail as many as four races. No warning signal will be made after 3:00 pm.


The fleet will be split into white, blue and red fleets according to the age of the helmsperson as follows:
White Fleet - (8-10 years) Helmspersons who are eight, nine, or ten years of age on July 12, 2019.
Blue Fleet - (11-12 years) Helmspersons who are eleven or twelve years of age on July 12, 2019.
Red Fleet - (13-15 years) Helmspersons who are thirteen or fourteen or fifteen years of age on July 13, or a sixteen-year-old who has turned sixteen during calendar year 2019.
Green Fleet - (5-15 years) The Green fleet is for beginner sailors who are in their first year or two of sailing. This is an opportunity for young sailors to truly witness the fun of sailing. 


  • Lunch:  Lunch will be provided for sailors as part of their registration and will be available for parents as well for $8.00 per person.


The entry fee includes lunch, and a full day of instruction and on the water sailing.

  • All Fleets – The registration is $40 per optimist. A late fee of $10 will be assessed after July 5th.


  • Red, White, Blue Fleet - Trophies for places 1-5 will be awarded in each fleet.
  • Green Fleet –Trophies for places 1-5 will be awarded.


Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor, or in the case of minors, each competitor’s parent or guardian, agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.


  1. The Regatta will be governed byThe Racing Rules of Sailing(RRS), the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association, the Rules and Bylaws of the ILYA, the rules of IODA and USODA, except as any of these are modified by the Sailing Instructions, and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions will be available during the registration periods.
  2. The Low Point Scoring System in Appendix A of the RRS will apply, except that Rule A2 is changed so that each boat's total score will be the sum of her scores for all races(including boats that are not in their fleet).
  3. The Turns Penalty shall apply.
  4. Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the water and on regatta piers.
  5. No swimming shall be allowed while on the lake or on yacht club grounds.

Media Rights

Competitors' parents or guardians give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of competitors or their boats generated during an the regatta to be published in any media for press, editorial or advertising purposes.


The racing area will be on the navigable waters of Cedar Lake.



Launching and Mooring: Optimist launching will be at regatta headquarters. Each Optimist sailor will be assigned a parking spot for his or her boat. Optimists and related equipment may be stored on the lawn at the regatta headquarters, however the Cedar Lake Yacht Club accepts no responsibility for equipment. Spectator and coach boats may be launched at the yacht club

Regatta contacts

Ed Eckert 262-675-0836,


To register for the regatta click Training Regatta At Cedar or at the regatta headquarters between 8:30-9:30am on July 12th.

All entries require the parent's acceptance of a waiver protecting the CLYC and other volunteers. The waiver is available on line when registering.