Portage Lake Tuesday Invitational Series

Laser Invitational Racing Series

Notice of Race

Schedule of Events

·        Tuesday evenings of June 4, 11, 18, 25, and July 2, 9.

·        6:30 pm warning signal of first race, multiple races will be attempted.

·        There will be a brief meet-and-greet on the first evening, either as a group, or individually at your boat while you’re rigging (and as needed weekly).  See 3.1 and 3.2 for additional race logistics. 


1.     Rules:

1.1  This series will be governed by the rules as described in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2  State law requires a USCG approved PFD for each person on board.


2.     Eligibility, entry and fees:

2.1   This series is open to all Lasers sailors using either full or radial sails, which may be interchanged, but must be

         reported to the race manager of the day for record keeping if the sail number is different. Practice sails are allowed.

2.2   Enter by completing the entry form along with the required fee. ILCA class rules apply, but ILCA membership is not

         required.  You may enter this series at anytime with a paid registration.

2.3   This series is layered over, and is included in, the full seasonal racing of the local Laser Fleet.  

2.4   Visiting racer series fee $30. Preregistration is encouraged for planning and email of the sailing instructions.


3.    Sailing instructions:

3.1 These instructions are available at the Club office, on the evenings of this series, or emailed to early registrants.

3.2  Last year it worked well to email a written skipper’s meeting instruction packet. This included links to the Sailing

        Instructions, a top 10+ Q&A gleaned from previous skipper’s meetings, and a racing rules primer, all designed to get

        you started on the right foot, especially if you are new to the game.


4.    Venue:

4.1 Portage Yacht Club (PYC) on Portage Lake at 8900 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney MI 48169

        734-426-4155 or www.ms-pyc.com or sail@chartermi.net


5.    The courses, scoring and prizes:

5.1  The races will be sailed around movable buoys being rounded to port and will consist of no less than three legs. 

5.2  Each evening’s total score per skipper will be averaged giving an overall placement for the evening.

5.3  If all 6 evenings have at least 1 race completed then the skipper’s 2 worst or missed evenings are thrown-out.  If the

        series is reduced to 5 evenings by a cancellation, then 1 evening is thrown-out. If reduced to 4 or less, no throw-out.

5.4  Prizes will be awarded at the Fleet’s fall Invitational No Sweat Regatta Sept 21. Best 3 (minimum), furthest traveled.


6.    Launching and boat storage:

6.1  Launch at the PYC service ramp west of Clubhouse, by sea, by cottage, or otherwise access the racing area.

6.2  You may tow in each evening of the event, or Storage is available during this series in the PYC Storage which is

        immediately across the street is included for your convenience provided the boat is tied down to its trailer or beach

       dolly for launching at the PYC service ramp west of the clubhouse.


7.     Family and spectators:

7.1  Family and guests are welcome to attend and use the Portage Yacht Club facilities during this evening series, which

        will provide excellent views of the racing area from the upper deck. Sorry no pets or swim area use.


8.     Venue notes:

8.1  Invitational series participants are responsible for the conduct of their guests.

8.2  PYC is a tobacco-free premises.

8.3  Minimum attire inside the clubhouse is t-shirt over bathing suit and sandals, including using the restrooms.


9.     Contact in formation:

9.1   Series Coordinator - Rick Lyons rl@chartermi.net or 734-426-4155

9.2   Laser Fleet Captain - Steve Wiseman swwiseman@hotmail.com

9.3   Club Office - Info is in venue paragraph




2019 Invitational Laser Racing Series Entry Form



Sail number_________________________________________________________________Boat name________________________________________



Skipper_________________________________________________________________________email Address_________________________________









Home/Cell Phone______________________________________________________________Work___________________________________________



Affiliated Yacht Club__________________________________________________________________________________________________



Inconsideration of the acceptance of this entry form by Portage Yacht Club, the undersigned agrees to abide by the Racing Rules of sailing, in addition to all other rules that govern this event. Furthermore, the skipper becomes a member of Portage Yacht Club only on the series dates (June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9) from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, and as such accepts responsibility for the actions of his or her guests. Completion of this entry form is required.



Skipper’s Signature



Entry Fee: $30 per visiting boat


Fee includes entry to the club facility during the described event and times, racing and prizes.


Mail or drop off registration with check to/at Portage Yacht Club, 8930 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Event Contact Info
Rick Lyons
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8930 Dexter-Pinckney Road
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