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2023 Hoosier Regatta



2023 Hoosier Regatta

September 30 - October 1,  2024
Wawasee Yacht Club
Lake Wawasee
Syracuse, Indiana





The Hoosier Regatta is organized by Lightning Fleet 154, in conjunction with the International Lightning Class Association (ILCA).



The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing. Appendix T, Sections A, B and D will apply; the Prescriptions of US Sailing; the Document Governing all Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships (hereafter referred to as the Document Governing), except as any of these are altered by these sailing instructions), and by the Sailing Instructions.



Eligibility for entry shall be in accordance with Articles V, VI, and VII of the Document Governing. Eligible boats may enter the Regatta by completing the registration form and paying the registration fee. Registration is online at The Regatta Network.


An entry fee of $145 USD is due upon registration. A late fee of $20 will be added for registrations received on or after 9/25/23. Registration includes regatta registration, Saturday doughnuts/coffee, Saturday bag lunches (3), Saturday post-race snacks, Saturday beef tenderloin dinners  (3), one regatta shirt, open keg, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunches (3).



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all times are EDT)

Friday, September 29, 2023
6:00-11:00 PM Homecoming reception

Saturday, September 30, 2023
8:30 AM Doughnuts & Coffee

11:00 AM Skipper’s Meeting/Pick up lunches

12:00 PM Warning Signal, 1st Race

6:00 PM Dinner & Program


Sunday, October 1, 2023 8:00 AM Continental breakfast
10:00 AM Warning Signal, 1st Race 

After Racing Lunch & Awards


The Principal Race Officer may adjust the racing schedule to suit weather conditions. The Principal Race Officer may try to conduct as many races in a given day as possible. **No warning signal will be made after 12:30 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2023**



Races will be sailed in the general area of the Wawasee Yacht Club racing area on Lake Wawasee, near Syracuse, Indiana.



The Sailing Instructions will be available onsite beginning Friday, September 29, 2023.



The courses will be windward-leeward in configuration. Specific courses to be sailed, including offset and leeward gate information, will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.



Use of hand held VHF radios will be permitted for communication from the Race Committee to competitors on a predetermined channel to be identified in the Sailing Instructions. The Race Committee intends to use VHF radio to identify OCS (On Course Side of the line) boats after starts and otherwise communicate with the fleet on the water. Failure to receive a hail, for a hail to be made, the order of hails made, or receive other communications to the fleet shall not be cause for redress.



Five (5) or more races are planned. If more than 5 races are completed, each competitor’s worst finish will not be scored.



Scoring will be in accordance with the Document Governing


Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 placing skippers and crew.



We strive to provide housing to all regatta participants. Advanced notice is required.



6338 E. Trusdell Avenue
Syracuse, IN 46567


Jeff Schmahl
317) 753-7734

Additional housing notes:

- Camping is available on the grounds of the Wawasee Yacht Club.

- Limited RV parking is available (no water or sewer service).

- Well-behaved pets are welcomed at the Wawasee Yacht Club.

- Several hotels, motels, and B&B’s are located nearby.


2023 Hoosier Regatta Results:

2022 Hoosier Regatta Results: