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The Official 2024 CRAM Common NOR covered all events for the season. Further event-specific and registration information is available below. In case of discrepancy, the NOR takes precedence.2024 common NOR
A CRAM favorite, this scenic little vacation town is here to stay! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan with a launch protected by a breakwall. From US 31, head west on 1st Street. Take the first right in the round-about near the lakeshore, and pass the boat launch. The CRAM designated area is the large field on the right, past the pavilions.
On the south side of the mouth of the Manistee River lies Douglas Park and a perfect beach to host a regatta. Racing will be held on Lake Michigan, either south or north of the channel.
Both RV and Tent campers are welcome to join us on the 1.5-acre section of Douglas Park right next to our launch site. No hookups are available, but public restrooms are nearby and showers are available to CRAM campers at the city marina located 5 minutes away in the downtown part of Manistee. Whether camping with us or not, come join us for a group campfire in the evening.
RV's are also welcome to part in the parking lot across the road from the open space. Please be mindful to keep our RV area footprint small and in close proximity to the open area.
If you’re not looking for the rustic sailing & camping experience there are other campgrounds in the area including Orchard Beach State Park located 10 minutes away.
Manistee has many hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts to choose from in the area including the new Hampton Inn across the screen from the venue.
Trailer parking and setup can be done in the open space. There is a path leading down to the water adjacent to the sidewalk for the overlook. The city blocks off a few parking spaces allowing us unobstructed access down to the water.
It's roughly a 20ft drop down to the water for a manageable slope. Going down is easy, but getting up we all pitch in to help. Bring beach wheels, but if you can't just ask a CRAM member to borrow some.
• 12:00 onward : Arrival and setup
• 08:45 - 09:15 : Registration and check-in
• 09:30 : Competitors Meeting
• 11:00 : First Warning Signal
• 18:00 : Dinner at St. Marys Boat Club
• 09:00 : Competitors Meeting
• 10:30 : First Warning Signal
• 13:00 : No Warning Signals after this time
• 15:00 : Awards
CRAM members receive a $15 discount. However, you must first log in to the website for the system to recognize your membership status.
If you are not currently a member, first purchase your membership as a separate transaction from the regatta registration in order to get the discount.
Then your racing is on us! Simply enter 1STCRAM in the coupon code field at the time of checkout.
We need to know your class, sail number, and crew name. If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.