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Opti Training Regatta at Cedar (TRAC)






The Cedar Lake Yacht Club invites all Optimist sailors and families to the 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 as well as on the water coached races and review on 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.


GREEN and RWB FLEETs will participate on separate dates.


Thursday, July 7, 2022 - GREEN FLEET

  • Check In – 8:00-9:00am
  • Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am               
  • Skippers Meeting – 9:00 am
  • Break out session following skippers meeting
  • First Race Warning Signal for GREEN Fleet – 10:00 am

Friday, July 8, 2022 - RWB FLEET

  • Check In – 8:00-9:00am
  • Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am               
  • Skippers Meeting – 9:00 am
  • Break out session following skippers meeting
  • First Race Warning Signal for RWB Fleet – 10:00 am

Scheduled Racing:

There will be two separate days for the regatta.  Designated rigging locations will be assigned to each lake in an effort to provide adequate space for rigging.


* GREEN Fleet: Will sail as many as (4) races. No warning signal will be made after 3:30 pm.

* RWB Fleet: Will sail as many as (6) races. No warning signal will be made after 3:30 pm.  





For scoring, 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 8, 9, or 10 years of age on July 8, 2022.


Blue Fleet - (11-12 years) Helmspersons who are 11 or 12 years of age on July 8, 2022.


Red Fleet - (13-15 years) Helmspersons who are 13, 14, or 15 years of age on July 8, 2022.


Green Fleet - (5-15 years) The Green Fleet is for beginners who are in their first year or two of sailing. This is an opportunity for inexperienced skippers to sail in a race format. 



  • Lunch:  Lunch will be provided (on-shore) for sailors and instructors as part of their registration. There will be some extra lunches available for spectators. Spectator Boats: Will be provided.



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

  • All Fleets – The registration fee is $70 per optimist.  A late fee of $10 will be assessed after June 30th.   In order for participants to receive the super cool 2022 TRAC t-shirt, registration must be received by June 30th.  The registration online site will remain open until July 7th at 10pm.  Kindly register online.  There will be no on-site registration. 


  • Red, White, Blue Fleet - Trophies for places 1-3 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 by The 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 area 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. All coach boats (and spectator boats) may be launched at the yacht club between 7:30 - 8:30am only.


Regatta contacts


Nicole Boemer 414-628-5305,




To register for the regatta registration below.  

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




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