ACSA was formed by sailors who loved to race. The Club racing (Red Cup Series) and Regattas we sponsor each year are still important and popular activities for our club. For the novice or experienced sailor, racing is a great way to learn more about sailing, hone your skills and boost your confidence while providing you with the excitement of competition. Volunteering for the Regatta Race Committee and operating the Mark Boats are also a great way to learn more about this fantastic sport.
Wednesday Evening Club Racing
During the sailing season (April through October) the club holds our Red Cup Series races every Wednesday evening. We always have boats looking for crew, so even if you're new to sailing you're welcome to join us at the marina around 5:30 PM on race days and ask around to find an open spot on a boat. You may even enjoy the camaraderie and competition enough to buy your own boat.
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Regatta Series Races
ACSA usually sponsors three open regattas during the year - the
Icebreaker in mid April, May Cup in late May and the Old Fox Regatta to round out the season in October. Please see the main calendar for the full racing schedule.
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Our club members regularly participate in other races, including the Mills Race at Toledo Yacht Club, Sandusky Island Yacht Club Islands Race, I-LYA Deep Water Feeder Races for I-LYA Bay Week, Snow Flurries Regatta at the Port Clinton Yacht Club, and Fall Bay at the North Cape Yacht Club.
PHRF is a handicapping system used in sailboat racing around the world. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other. The aim is to cancel out the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each class of boat, so that results reflect crew skill rather than equipment superiority.
The process of determining the PHRF for an individual boat begins with the 2014 Lake Erie Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (reported Base HCP ratings, when not listed in the Lake Erie Resource), and then considers individual attributes of the boat.
If you have general questions about racing, contact our Vice Commodore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about PHRF ratings, email our PHRF Chairperson at PHRF@alumcreeksailing.com.