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The LTYC one-design fleets—Dinghies (420s and Lasers), J/70s, Alerion 28s, and classic NMs— as well as an active PHRF fleet are out nearly every day of the week as part of one of the busiest and most competitive yacht club racing programs in the country.

An overview of the weekly racing:

Mondays. Lasers—13ft single-handed boats used in the Olympics—race on Monday evenings, with a first start at 6:00pm and up to four races. 

Tuesdays. If it’s Tuesday, then it must mean Tuesday Night Racing, with the race starting at 6:00 and several fleets of both one-designs and PHRF racers doing (friendly) battle before recounting their exploits at the Club over perch, burgers, and gin & tonics.

Wednesdays. On most Wednesday nights we see our smallest LTS Junior Sailors showcasing their skills right in front of the club in Pram Racing. Look for the colorful boats and listen to the coaches as they work to build the next generation of master LTYC sailors.

Thursdays. On Thursday nights, two-person teams, young and old alike, set forth in the LTS 420 Fleet for three or four races in the Harbor.  Everyone comes back to the club afterwards (joining many other Club members) for the BBQ Buffet and post-racing camaraderie.

Fridays. Most Friday afternoons, you’ll catch a glimpse of the afternoon youth regattas hosted by the LTS Race Team from 4-6pm in which they compete for the venerable trophies of the Legends of the Great Lakes Series. On Friday nights, we rest. Or practice. And don’t forget: the LTYC Bar opens from 3-8pm. After all, nobody said you need to race in order to come to the Club for drinks with your friends!

Saturdays & Sundays. On Saturday afternoons (and some Sundays) three of our fleets—J/70s, NMs, and Alerion 28s—race multiple races on Little Traverse Bay.

Sailing Committee Meetings


January 20, 2020 – Meeting Notes and Materials


Club Racing Results


Tuesday Night Series – Spring 2019

Tuesday Night Series – Summer 2019

One-Design Series – 2019

NM July Championship – 2019

NM Mid-Summer Championship – 2019

NM August Championship – 2019

Alerion 28 Summer Championship – 2019

J/70 Summer Championship – 2019

Tuesday Night Series – Fall 2019

Photos and Videos

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Photos by Chris Ford

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Drone Videos by Dan Thompson



Schedule, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions

Click here for the LTYC Calendar

Notice of Race (NOR): (coming soon for 2020)

Tuesday Night Racing [pdf]

Alerion 28 One-Design Racing [pdf]

J/70 One-Design Racing [pdf]

NM One-Design Racing [pdf]

Beaver Island Race [pdf]

Sailing Instructions (SIs): (coming soon for 2020)

Tuesday Night Racing – Sailing Instructions [pdf]

One-Design Racing – Sailing Instructions [pdf]



How to Register

Click here for Tuesday Night racing. (coming soon for 2020)

Click here for One-Design Racing (J/70, NM, Alerion 28). (coming soon for 2020)

Click here for Dinghy (Laser & 420) racing. (coming soon for 2020)

Click here for the Beaver Island Race. (coming soon for 2020)

Click here for the UGotta Regatta.


Stay Updated!

To get text /email updates about LTYC Club Racing:

      • For Tuesday Night Racing:  text the message “@LTYCSail” to the number 81010 or email LTYCSail@mail.remind.com
      • For J/70 Racing: text the message “@LTYCJ70” to the number 81010 or email LTYCJ70@mail.remind.com
      • For Alerion 28 Racing: text the message “@LTYCA28” to the number 81010 or email LTYCA28@mail.remind.com
      • For NM Racing: text the message “@LTYCNM” to the number 81010 or email LTYCNM@mail.remind.com

Fleets & Fleet Captain Contacts

General LTYC Club Racing Info Polk Wagner RearCommodore@ltyc.org
Northern Michigans (NMs) Bill Brown ospreyNM25@att.net
Alerion 28s Christine Gettel christinegettel@gmail.com
J/70s Scott Sellers scott@encoreconsumercapital.com
J/105s Jay VanderWall jay_vw@outlook.com
Dinghy (Laser & 420) Robert Duff rduff154@gmail.com

Crew Information

If you need crew or would like to crew, send an email to one of the fleet captains listed above, or to the Rear Commodore of the LTYC, at RearCommodore@ltyc.org.  Many of our boats need crew, and we’re always looking for enthusiastic new sailors!

Helpful Resources

Club Racing Buoy Chart

The Racing Rules of Sailing

US Sailing: Racing Rules Resources