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81st Queen's Cup Race at South Shore Yacht Club - Preview

by Scott Burke 2 Mar 10:06 PST 28 June 2019
Queen's Cup 2018 © Dan Nerney

South Shore Yacht Club cordially invites you to participate in the 81st sailing of the Queen's Cup Race. The race will start in the early afternoon on June 28, 2019 with a finish line set just offshore of St. Joseph, MI.

South Shore Yacht Club and St. Joseph River Yacht Club will be providing an experience worthy of the 81st Queen's Cup Race.

Start: festivities, friendly accommodations and the traditional over-the top pre-race party at SSYC's Harbor of Hospitality on Thursday June 27th, plus Milwaukee's world-famous Summerfest music festival.

Finish: the day begins with brunch, transitions into lunch, followed by the awards ceremony, an evening dinner buffet, and finally a great party until midnight.

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

Please go to our club's website for access to updated information about the race, events in Milwaukee and St. Joseph as well as the results. Simply select "Queen's Cup" from the main menu. Online registration is available on the site 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. Entrants must display portable sail numbers when sailing by the check-in boat and again at the finish. You must display these numbers at check-in and finish, for 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 June 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 be sure there will be items in the sizes you want. The order form will be sent via E-mail and posted on our website under Queens Cup - Race Documents as soon as it is available.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Queen's Cup.

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