The 2023 South Shore Yacht Club Queen’s Cup® Race

Plan now to enter the 84th challenge of one of the most storied yacht races on the Great Lakes. This year’s night race across Lake Michigan departs from Milwaukee, WI for Muskegon, MI on June 30, 2023.

Both Milwaukee’s South Shore Yacht Club and the Muskegon Yacht Club will provide an experience worthy of this 84th Queen’s Cup Race.

The race is open to all boats with a valid 2023 Midwest Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (MW-PHRF) rating certificate and ORC rating certificates. We will continue to have starts for the shorthanded fleet (with a limit of two crew per boat) and a cruising fleet for non-spinnaker monohulls.

We are looking forward to increasing the participation of one design boats such as the GL52, J/111, Beneteau 40.7, Beneteau 36.7, and Tartan 10s. The racing between these boats and other one design boats has been close in prior years.

The fee structure is based on boat length. This helps to make the fee schedule more affordable for smaller boats.

Countdown to the Queen's Cup



Registration is Open


The Course in 2023:

2023 SSYC Queen’s Cup Race … June 30

  • Milwaukee, WI to Muskegon, MI and Muskegon Yacht Club.
  • Registration Thursday, June 29 at SSYC: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 30 Registration: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Starts staggered from mid-afternoon through early evening.
  • Saturday, July 1st the fleet arrives in Muskegon for post-race festivities hosted by the Muskegon Yacht Club.

2023 Sponsors

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