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Accept the Queen’s Cup Challenge!

Plan now to enter the 2018 Queen’s Cup, sponsored by South Shore Yacht Club. It’s the 80th sailing of one of the most storied yacht races on the Great Lakes. This year’s overnight race across Lake Michigan departs from Milwaukee for Grand Haven on June 22, 2018.

For this popular regatta, we expect close to 200 boats, with more than 1,200 sailors and great parties ashore. With several multi-generation crews, the adventure and camaraderie keeps people coming back.

Step aboard, and sign up for this famous offshore sailboat racing adventure!

Want to know more? Go to ssyc.org and click on Queen’s Cup or e-mail qc@ssyc.org.

2017 Queens Cup by Lee Matz 121


The Event

                Open to all boats with valid LMPHRF handicap certificates and ORR certificates.

                Open to all one-design classes if enough entries are received.

                The multihull fleet will race if at least five entries are received.

                The short-handed fleet is for monohulls with a crew limit of two.

                The cruising fleet is for non-spinnaker monohulls.


The Course

Milwaukee, WI to Grand Haven, MI   (approx. 89°;  approx. 68 NM )

Thursday, June 21 Registration at SSYC: 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. SSYC Queen’s Cup Party: 6 p.m. - ?? Enjoy the party and shuttle bus to Milwaukee attractions

Friday, June 22 Registration: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Starts staggered from mid-afternoon through early evening.

Saturday, June 23 The fleet arrives in Grand Haven for post-race festivities hosted by Grand River Sailing Club.

Small-Boat-Friendly Fee Structure – Fee entry system is based on LOA. This helps to make the fee schedule more equitable and increase participation in small-boat sections.

Take the Queen’s Cruise – Cruisers, join our increasingly popular jib-and-main fleet. Take advantage of an afternoon head start for added daylight sailing time. You must be entered; comply with all safety and insurance regulations; and have a PHRF certificate.

One-Design Racers

We’re always open to fleet starts. All you need for a scoring division is 6 boats. Talk to our race chair Scott Burke 

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