2017 PEPIN OPEN REGATTA
May 27 & 28, 2017

NOTICE OF RACE

SONY DSCThe Lake City Yacht Club proudly announces the Notice of Race for the 2017 Pepin Open Sailboat Regatta. This year’s Pepin Open is scheduled for May 27 and 28. The LCYC welcomes all PHRF racers from around the mid-west to the windblown waters of Lake Pepin and the scenic Hiawatha Valley with its majestic Mississippi River bluffs.  In order to keep costs down, race fees for the 2017 Pepin Open have remained the same as last year.  Early registration fees are $110 if received by Friday, May 12.  Late registration fees will be $125 if received after May 13.  Skippers who are members of US Sailing will receive a 10% discount applied to the race fees above (early registration $99, late registration $113).

Racing shall be governed by US Sailing’s Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, except where altered by the LCYC Sailing instructions.  Additional information, including the Pepin Open Registration Form and the LCYC Sailing Instructions can be found at www.lakecityyachtclub.com under the Racing tab.

We will attempt to sail 2 or 3 races per day, with a limit of 6 completed races total.  The races will be managed by the Lake City Yacht Club’s Principal Race Officer.  A skipper’s meeting will be held at the Lake City Yacht Club at 9:00 am on Saturday.  The first gun will be at approximately 10:55 am each day.  The courses will be W/L with the lengths dependent upon wind direction and strength.

After racing concludes on Saturday, there will be a dinner served at the LCYC clubhouse.  Signup for the dinner will be posted on the bulletin board located just inside the entrance of the club.  Cost will be $15 per person, not included in the race registration fee.  Live music will follow dinner. This is a terrific way to unwind after a full day of racing and to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow competitors.

At the completion of racing on Sunday, an awards ceremony will be held on the deck at the LCYC clubhouse.  Trophies will be presented for two classes; Spinnaker Fleet 2 (PHRF >= 150), Spinnaker Fleet 1 (PHRF < 150).

The Pepin Open couples first class facilities with competitive racing, post-race parties, and camaraderie.  Whether you travel by water from the St. Croix River or trailer your boat, you’ll find professional launch services and dockage at the Lake City Marina (651-345-4211).  For information on Lake City and hotel accommodations visit www.lakecitymn.org or call the AmericInn of Lake City at 651-345-5611.

This will be a weekend full of exciting racing and tremendous fun.  Please direct any questions to Dave Dennison. Hope to see you on beautiful Lake Pepin for the 2017 Pepin Open!

Dave Dennison (Races)
Charles Grassl (Social)
Pepin Open Chairmen