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2019 Women's Midwest Championship


Growing excellence in Women's Keelboat Racing

Over the last 50 plus + years, the Wayzata Yacht Club has been a strong proponent of women in sailing. Today, about one-third of our members (172 members) are active women racers. Our “Women at The Helm” Series originated in 1987 and is today averaging 28 boats. We have sent numerous teams to the prestigious Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship and two of our Commodores in the last 10 years have been female.

In 2019, we continue raising the bar for women's sailing programs.  We are inviting all women to the 2nd annual Women’s Midwest Championship, to be held on the beautiful waters of Lake Minnetonka!  The racing is meant to be competitive exclusively with women-helmed boats and all women crew.

Once gain, the Sonar fleet has generously agreed to make their boats available to teams that wish to compete. Please contact us for charter information, connecting with crew, and finding housing.  We are also welcoming Sonars from other clubs to participate.

Volunteers are needed to make this regatta a success! Please contact via email today.

The event has the following proposed schedule:

  • Friday, September 27: Clinic
  • Saturday, September 28: Racing
  • Sunday, September 29: Racing (no warning after 1200)

The entry fee is only $225 per boat if paid by August 15, 2019 (after that, the fee is $275 per boat).  This includes social activities for four (4) boat members!  Additional social tickets will be available.


Sponsor: Discover Strength