Tawas Point Regatta

September 14th & 15th

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Everybody loves Tawas and this year will be no exception. Even with Mother Nature's changes to the shoreline, we were able to hold a great regatta last year at the State Park. This is a beautiful fall venue. As is tradition, weather permitting, we're planning our distance race on Saturday. Details will be confirmed closer to the event dates. We traditionally start in front of the launch site, with a mid-point lunch/break at the Tawas City Beach.  Then a shorter race back.  It's a blast.

Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas, Michigan. Phone (517) 362-5041.

U.S. 23 to East Tawas. At the north edge of town, by the Big Boy restaurant, turn right on Tawas Beach road. Continue about 3 miles to Tawas Point State Park.


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Camping is available at the race site - there are a few other camping areas within 15-20 minute drive, but there is no way you can beat Tawas Point State Park. The park includes 175 acres of beautiful lake-surrounded land, providing swimming, playgrounds, picnicking, and 210 modern, grassy campsites. Electricity and heated showers are available. We typically reserve sites on the SE loop of the park (sites 186-210), though this year those are already unavailable. For 2024, we plan to gather around the sites in the NE corner of the campground; sites 6-16 (evens) and 82-92Reservations should be made through the Michigan DNR site at the link below. 


There are a few hotels in the area within 10 minutes of the launch site. 

Saturday Lunch 
The mid-race lunch break on the beach will not be catered this year, thus no co-pay. It is best to pack a lunch and bring it on your boat or you can buy your own lunch at the taco stand on the beach. Just remember, the break between races is not lengthy. 

Saturday Dinner 
[Coming Soon]

08:45 - 09:15 Registration and check-in
09:30 Competitors meeting
11:00 First warning signal
18:00 - ?? Dinner
09:00 Competitors meeting
10:30 First warning
13:00 No warning signals after this time
15:00 Awards


The below diagram shows the course we've raced in previous years.  You can see where the marks will be set.  Buoys A and B are existing red NOAA buoys, and the rest will be set by the CRAM RC.  Our marks are orange, so pay attention, there may be other races going on at the same time.  We'll have a traditional windward start to the S Mark.  The final position of the S Mark may vary slightly depending on the wind direction.  If there are changes to the course we will post that information in the upcoming weeks, so please be sure to check back periodically.  Sunday will be the standard windward-leeward buoy racing.

Click the picture to view the marks overlaid on Google maps.  If you'd like to download the waypoints to your GPS device, the GPX file is here (right-click the link and select 'Save As').  Finally, we made a quick reference sheet for the possible courses and mark positions available at this link.

As always, weather conditions may dictate changes to final details, but this is our target.

Tawas MarksTawas Courses

for 1 Year
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Please Note:
  • 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.
  • Finally, if you're under 18 years of age, you and your parent or legal guardian need to print, sign, and date CRAM's Waiver & Release of Liability available here. The signed document must be either hand-delivered to Registration at the regatta or scanned and emailed to Registration (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to the event.

Automatic Discounts
  $15 Member
  $10 Early registration (expires 23:59 on Tuesday, September 10th)

Manual Discounts
  $5 Single-handed boats

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Racing Information
We need to know your class, sail number, and crew name. If you don't know yet, just enter TBD.
If you are single-handed and do not have crew, please enter "N/A" to help us with a cleaner pre-registration sheet and to make scoring less complicated. 

2-Day Regatta Fee
[Coming Soon]

If you have any questions please contact us:

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