The 2020 Ugotta Regatta

July 24-26, 2020

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Sailboats from across the U.S. head to Harbor Springs each summer for one of the nation’s best-known sailing traditions: the LTYC “Ugotta” Regatta. Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club,  the Ugotta brings together some of the best (and certainly the most fun-loving) sailboat racers to sail in one of the world’s outstanding sailing venues on Little Traverse Bay. The Ugotta Regatta traditionally takes place annually the weekend following the second of the Mackinac Races. The event is open to all boats 22 ft and above – registration is first come, first served.

This year, on the occasion of Ugotta Regatta’s 60th Anniversary, as the world grapples with life during a pandemic, we are presented with unprecedented challenges. LTYC’s highest priority is the health and safety of our competitors and our community. For the past three months, we have been closely monitoring the local and national health guidelines, attending regular sessions from US Sailing, reviewing the current best practices in regatta management, and working with our team of nationally recognized Race Officers to develop a safe regatta plan. 

In this landmark year, we are reminded of the origins of the sport of sailboat racing: wind, water, and competition. We are going back to our roots by focusing on hosting an on-the-water event only, celebrating the fresh air and fresh water of Little Traverse Bay. We have redesigned this year’s event to comply with all COVID-19 safety rules, guidelines, and best practices — we are forgoing the large social gatherings that are normally associated with Ugotta Regatta, but we are confident that sailors will find opportunities to safely socialize on their own terms in smaller groups and serendipitous moments throughout the weekend.

Schedule of Events & Important Info
LTYC’s COVID-19 Updates  • Clubhouse Safety & Sanitation Plan
What to Expect When You Come To LTYC This Year