Lake City Yacht Club

Promoting Yachting Since 1969

July 4 and 5, 2020


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

The LCYC is excited to welcome all LCYC / PYC Member Boats to this year’s version of the Pepin Open.  For this year, the race format is modified to accommodate family/ household boating requirements implemented by MN for COVID containment.

The format will be two longer distance races over Saturday and Sunday.  This more informal format will allow all member boats to join in the weekend’s fun. What a way to enjoy 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 cost for each race shall be $20 or $35 for both races. 

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 Instructions can be found at under the Racing tab.

The racing 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 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th.  The race start will be at approximately 1:00pm each day.  The races shall be longer distance, hopefully 6 to 10nm, courses based on prevailing and predicted conditions.

After racing concludes on Saturday, there will be a food truck dinner service available, socially distant raffle, socially distance outdoor seating, music provided by Joel Forthun and his band.   Cost will be your choice for dinner plus a $10 recommended donation for the music.  The live music will follow dinner and raffle.

These are really different times, but this is a terrific way to unwind after an informal afternoon race, have a great meal, participate in the raffle supporting local business, listen to some fine music and to enjoy the (socially distance) camaraderie of your fellow sailors / boaters!

Ken Ewald

Race Director
Pepin Open Chairmen

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