Match race signup deadline is April 22, 2023!
Reserve a Santana 20 (Match Racers Only)
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The Manawa Match Racing League was formed n 2007 to enjoy a team event with each person taking a turn at each position on the boat and learning new skills while in friendly competition with another equal boat. The boats are Santana 20’s, which are small fixed keel racing cruisers with mainsail, jib and spinnaker that are well suited for match racing.
Our mission is to grow the sport of sailing in our area, and advance the sport of sailing through Match Racing and One Design racing. Our mission is to improve sailing skills, build crew opportunities, and to promote a fun sailing experience on mono-hull keel boats. We will offer weekly races, ongoing instruction, both on and off the water that increases proficiency and advances sailing skills. To this end we will provide support to local sailing clubs and programs as needed.
This year we expect to have again, three teams of four members each, with three racing on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:00 pm. If there is sufficient interest to fill out additional teams, we will add a second night. Teams will rotate among the two Santana 20’s and the Race Committee duties each week. We will continue to use the Windfinder App to determine, at 4:30 pm on race day, if the winds are favorable for racing (between 5 to 20 mph) or not and to advise the racers accordingly. This should save unnecessary trips to the club at rush hour.
After having an unusual number of weather cancellations last year, the MMRL will be offering the option of rescheduling on the following Wednesday (with ENSA & INSA) or on Thursday evenings in the event the Monday or Tuesday winds are unfavorable. Hopefully, this will better insure MMRL members of getting their “money’s worth” in sailing time.