"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.


 2019 Bootlegger Races (tentative)

(Only race dates shown. For delivery dates consult the calendar page)

Skyway Yacht Works COLORS Regatta (June 1)
(Entered in single-handed class)

 LMSS Doublehanded Championship (June 13-14)

Visit Port Washington -

GLSS Chicago - Mackinac Island Solo Challenge (June 22-24)

36th HOOK Race (single-handed or with crew, July 13-15)

The Q Race (August 16th)

"The Q RACE – a singlehanded race run since 1981 (now with a double handed section)—takes place approximately every-other year on the third Friday of August.  The next race will take place Friday, August 16, 2019. This singlehanded challenge is intended to encourage adventure, self reliance, and competition in the tradition of singlehanded sailing. While also a race, the primary focus of this challenge is accomplishing the goal of completing the course – relying on oneself, yet enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded sailors. We include a separate division — the DoubleHanded — as an introduction to the spirit of the singlehanded challenge. Additional information will be supplied to entrants."