Over a windy weekend, Midwest universities showed up to do some serious racing at the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. This year there were enough entrants to support two classes — the Tartan 10’s (16 boats) and the J105’s (6 boats).
It was a windy day for the 2019 3-CRIB Fiasco (pursuit race) with 23 boats starting! We saw gusts up to 35 knots, with a sustained breeze in the mid-’20s. Racers had their choice to start northbound or southbound, and with the TWD (true wind direction) of 200–220 degrees the clear choice was the South course leaving racers with two tight jib reaches, a beat, and a hot spinnaker run!
Sign-up for Skyway Yacht Works complete In-and-Out Regatta services for the 2019 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championships on September 4–8 so that your boat is in top condition and ready to go on race day!
Whether you're bringing your boat to Chicago for the 2019 J111 Worlds or the Verve Cup, contact us at Skyway Yacht Works for your complete In-and-Out Regatta services so that your boat is in top condition and ready to go on race day!
The COLORS Regatta, sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works, is Columbia Yacht Club's One-Level Offshore Racing Series and has been Chicago’s shake-the-sheets event since 1995! More than 100 boats race annually during the first weekend of June and the strong one-design presence of the Beneteau, J/Boat, Tartan-10 and other large fleets designates the event as a tune-up for the season.
The 6th Annual Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock Regatta is set for Saturday, May 11! This is the annual start of the season and an event aimed at getting people out of the yard and into the harbor. This year’s event features breakfast and an 11am harbor start from the yard.
For years Skyway has been focused on being environmentally conscious, but with all sorts of new products on the market, we're getting green-er!