Lake City Yacht Club

Promoting Yachting Since 1969

July 4 and 5, 2020


The Lake City Yacht Club proudly announces the Notice of Race for the 2020 Pepin Open Regatta. This year’s Pepin Open is scheduled for July 4 and 5, 2020

(Given the current COVID -19 situation we will update plans as the situation warrants.)

The LCYC is excited to welcome all PHRF racers from around the mid-west to the windblown waters of Lake Pepin and the scenic Hiawatha Valley with its majestic Mississippi River bluffs. A weekend of racing in this beautiful setting is a great way to celebrate the July 4th holiday!

The best deal is early registration! Early registration fees are $100, if received by May 15, 2020.  The regular registration fee will be $125, if received after May 15th.  Skippers who are members of US Sailing will receive a 10% discount applied to the race fees above (early registration $90, late registration $113).

Racing shall be governed by US Sailing’s Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, except where altered by the 2020 LCYC Sailing instructions.  Additional information, including the Pepin Open Registration Formand the LCYC Sailing Instructionscan be found at under the Racing tab.

We will plan to sail 2 to 3 races per day, with a limit of 6 completed races total.  The races will be managed by the Lake City Yacht Club’s Principal Race Officer.  A skipper’s meeting will be held at the Lake City Yacht Club at 9:00 am on Saturday July 4th.  The first gun will be at approximately 10:55 am each day.  The courses will be W/L with the varying lengths dependent upon wind direction and strength.

After racing concludes on Saturday, there will be a raffle, dinner, music and party served at the LCYC Clubhouse.  Reservations for the dinner will be available on the LCYC website Pepin Open events page as well as on the registration form.  Cost will be $20 per person including beverages, not included in the race registration fee.  The live music will follow dinner. This is a terrific way to unwind after a full day of spirited racing, win some swag, have a great meal and to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow sailors and competitors!

At the completion of racing on Sunday, an awards ceremony will be held on the deck at the LCYC clubhouse.  Trophies will be presented for 2 fleets based on registrations; Asymmetrical Spinnaker Fleet, Spinnaker Fleet / Jib and Main Fleet.

The Pepin Open couples first class LCYC facilities with competitive racing, post-race parties, and camaraderie.  Whether you travel by water from the St. Croix River and the down the Mississippi or trailer your boat, you’ll find professional launch services and dockage at the Lake City Marina (651-345-4211).  For information on Lake City and hotel accommodations visit or call the AmericInn and Suites of Lake City at 651-345-5611.

This will be a weekend full of exciting racing and tremendous fun.  Please direct any questions to Ken Ewald.

Hope to see you on beautiful Lake Pepin for the 2020 Pepin Open!

Ken Ewald

Race Director
Pepin Open Chairmen

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