2024 Madison Clinigatta - LMSC Madison, WI


2024 Madison Clinigatta - LMSC Madison, WI

Friday, July 12, 2024 to Sunday, July 14, 2024
Event Host Site: 

Madison Flying Scot Clinigatta 2024

Race clinic, regatta, and sailing party rolled into one!  We expect around 30 boats!

Sponsored by: Flying Scot, Inc., Harken, Inc., Dane Manufacturing Company, Neider & Boucher S.C., WiscoBoys, LLC, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Peterson Management Co., Inc., Mad Sails, LLC, Jerry's Camping Center, Inc., Images Plus of Madison, David Ames, and Sailboatinstructor.com. 

Contributing Sponsors: Olbrich Park Biergarten, UW Hoofers Sailing Club, Lake Monona Sailing Club

Weekend racing clinc and regatta on Lake Monona with David Ames, Ryan Malmgren (Mad Sails), and Eric Bussel (SailboatInstructor.com).  The goal is to get in lots of racing, improve, and have fun!

HOST CLUB: Lake Monona Sailing Club.

RACING FORMAT: Lots of short courses.  Windward-leeward twice around with windward offsets and leeward gates.  Target race time: 30 minutes.  Coaches allowed onboard during races.  Coaching allowed from coach boats during racing. Crew substitutions allowed. Video debriefs, drone video, post-regatta debrief via Zoom!

FRI: Rigging/Tuning Clinc followed by practice drills, races, coaching, debrief.  Evening party at University of Wisconsin Hoofers Sailing Club, Memorial Union Terrace, Lake Mendota.  LIVE MUSIC with Wise Jennings at 4 p.m. followed by PHUN! (a Phish tribute band) at 7 p.m.

SAT: Racing followed by evening party and debrief.

SUN: Racing followed by RAFFLE and AWARDS at Olbrich Park Biergarten.  No start after 1400.

VENUE: Regatta Headquarters at Olbrich Park, Madison, WI.  Three piers with six launch lanes.  Parking reserved for first 20 out-of-town trailers/vehicles; additional parking spots available.

ENTRY FEE: $125 per boat LMSC Member (add $25 after June 15); $150 per boat others (add $25 after June 15).  Extra social/meal passes available for purchase with registration - $45 each (add $10 after June 15).

INCLUDED: Ramp/launch/parking fees, social/meal passes for skipper and one (1) crew, continental breakfasts (Fri/Sat/Sun), box lunches (Fri/Sat/Sun), complimentary raffle ticket, Fri/Sat dinner parties, race clinc/coaching, awards party. Wisconsin Cheese (courtesy of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin). Beer available for purchase at the Olbrich Park Biergarten each afternoon and at the Memorial Union Terrace on Friday evening.  Beer and wine provided at the Sat evening social event and two complimentary Wisconsin craft beer tickets to use at the Olbrich Park Biergarten included with registration.

CLINIGATTA RAFFLE: Flying Scot Fleet Grand Prize #1 - New Mad Sails Flying Scot Race Jib (The catch: The winner must pass their current best jib on to the skipper in the fleet with the oldest race jib in the fleet).  Grand Prize #2 - refund of regatta entry fee.  Other prizes: West Marine gift certificate, WiscoBoys Polarized Sunglasses, ImagesPlus large format photo of your boat, David Ames coaching session, Jerry's Camping Center merchandise, Wisconsin Cheese, and more!  Extra raffle tickets awarded for most-improved, worst luck, dailiy winners, and more at the discretion of the all powerful and all knowing Organizing Authority Syndicate!  Raffle tickets available for purchase online when registering and at the event ($10 ea. or 3 for $25).

HOUSING: Provided at LMSC members' homes on a first come basis.  Camping available at Mad Sails and the Jim and Jennifer Colegrove Estate.

PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE COACHING (THURSDAY): Sessions available with David Ames on Thursday for an extra hourly charge.  Must reserve in advance.

REGISTRATION & REGATTA DOCUMENTS: Posted at www.lakemononasailing.com.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dave Gorwitz (FS6193 "Too Many Daves") at 608-320-3366 or clinigatta@gorwitz.com

Olbrich Park
3527 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI, 53714