Small Boat Racing at Lake Monroe
LMSA conducts a 6-week series of dinghy and small boat races Wednesday evenings during June and July, with races starting around 6:00 pm (pre-race skills and tactics meeting at 5:30 pm). These popular social events are enjoyable for beginners, experienced racers and spectators! Enjoy the races and stay for the parties, complete with pizza, grilling out and great fun for all!
All who are age 12 or older, or are qualified Summer Sailing Camp participants, are eligible to race on any sailboat up to 20 feet in length. A Portsmouth rating system will be used. Non-LMSA members are subject to a $5 DNR facility user’s fee.
The races shall be conducted under State of Indiana Boating laws and regulations except for right of way issues which will fall under US Sailing Simplified Right-of-Way Rules and LMSA Racing Rules listed in the 2013 LMSA User’s Guide and Handbook.
A limited number of Youth Sailing Program boats are available for rent to LMSA members who hold a valid US Sailing Small Boat Certificate (available through Walt Johnson Summer Sailing Camp Director). Reserve a boat through the LMSA Facility Manager for the $5 rental fee.
Schedule of Races:
This series has concluded for the season.
New! Rules of Racing Series, 2017-2020
2017 Cruiser-Overnighter Racing Series:
All LMSA members are invited to participate in the Cruiser Overnighter races. These are Saturday and Sunday races that are more social than serious. Any sailor members can take part, and there are no restrictions on the number of sailors on a boat. The object of the Overnighter Series is to have fun. At the fall banquet, prizes are awarded for participation and to the winners of the series. The races are point-to-point, with intervening marks to be rounded. A typical course might begin outside the LMSA buoy field and proceed to Paynetown, Ramp Creek and finish in Moore’s Creek. If there is enough air, the farther mark might be at Fourwinds Marina. After the Saturday race, most of the boats tie together in Moore’s Creek. Hors d’oeuvres are passed around in the evening, and those who did not overeat prepare supper on board before spending the night together. A second race is scheduled on Sunday, once the wind has come up. All racers are generally finished by mid-afternoon on Sunday.
Schedule of Races:
April 22, 23
May 6, 7
June 10, 11
July 15, 16
August 5, 6
September 9, 10
Below is the usual schedule for the Cruiser/Overnighter series:
2016 Cruiser-Overnighter Race Calendar Coming Soon.
Racing Rules - Everything you need to know about LMSA racing is in the following document.