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Registration is now open for the Queen's Cup Race at South Shore Yacht Club

by Scott Burke 21 Feb 2018 05:29 PST 22 June 2018
Defender during the 2017 Queen's Cup © Steve Cloutier

South Shore Yacht Club cordially invites you to participate in the 80th sailing of the Queen's Cup Race. The race will start in the early afternoon on June 22nd, 2018 with a finish line set just offshore of Grand Haven, MI.

The Queen's Cup cocktail party will start at 6 PM on Thursday, June 21st. The Grand River Sailing Club (GRSC) will host the finish. They are working on improvements including new wave boards on the "wall" and will have a limited number of slips available. Slip reservations will require a special event code that will be provided by SSYC on a first come first served basis with a paid entry. GRSC along with the whole town are planning a fun Saturday.

A Cruising Fleet is available for those who wish to compete in the race without spinnakers. This fleet will start 30 minutes ahead of the main PHRF fleet. The cruising fleet will use PHRF NSHCP (non-spinnaker) values for their handicaps.

Please use our club's website (www.ssyc.org) for access to updated information about the race, events in Milwaukee and Grand Haven as well as the results. Simply select "Queen's Cup" from the main menu. Online registration is available here and you can pay your entry fee with a credit card. Alternatively, you can pay with a check when you send in your race documentation. Please include your boat's current LMPHRF or ORR certificate or One design certificate and proof of insurance.

Safety is a priority for this race. You will be required to turn in a Safety Equipment Checklist when you sign in for the race. This checklist includes a requirement to certify that you and at least two of your crew have participated in a man overboard drill this year. Please see the Notice of Race and the Checklist for more details. Race Documents can be directly accessed here. As always, we ask entrants to display portable sail numbers when passing the check-in boat and again at the finish. You must display these numbers at check-in and finish, within the time span given in the sailing instructions.

The staff at LMPHRF, ORR and SSYC ask that you apply for a renewal or a new handicap certificate as early as possible, to allow adequate time to process your certificate before the race. Applications prior to May 1st would be greatly appreciated. Please take time to review your certificate(s) when you receive it for any discrepancies and contact LMPHRF or ORR if you have any questions as soon as possible.

The SSYC Auxiliary will be selling Queen's Cup attire. You will be able to pre-order so you can ensure there will be items in the sizes you want. The order form will be sent via E-mail and posted on our website under Queen's Cup - Race Documents as soon as it is available.

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