C World Online 
Vol 10, Issue 2

March 11, 2016

New Boats
In 2011 and 2012, the c fleet was not in a healthy position. Barely any new boats were being built, the mast die was lost with the closure of our extruder, and the used boat market was dismal. In the last few years, Melges along with leaders of our fleets worked together to create a newer design for the c scow. We also had support of our generous fleet to replace the die and countless hours from fleet leaders to quantify the new masts and inspect, measure, and serial number each one to ensure consistency within our masts so we never return to a point where stiff masts or a "slow" mentality are preventing purchasing of new boats. Below is a graph fo sales of c scows from 2011 to 2016.

As you can see, this year our boat sales have declined where in the past 3 years we have provided Melges with a consisted 12 boats per year. In order for our fleet to thrive, we need to support our boat builder. Please consider upgrading your boat for the 2017 season so we as a fleet can continue the path we were previously on. It is important to keep the cost of entry low for new c scow sailors with competitive used boats.
Nationals 2016
Registration is open for the 2016 nationals on Monana. Seven boats have already registered. Register HERE. This year we have a competition for which club travels the most miles. Currently Lake Beulah is in the lead with 252 miles by 4 boats registering. Cedar is in second with 1 boat registered (74 miles), and Monona is bringing up the rear with 2 miles for their two boats (for display purposes). Please consider registering early so we can get as many boats there as possible.

2016 Schedule
Date Event Name Host
April 23-24 No Frills Regatta Missouri Yacht Club, MO
April 30 - May 1 Spring(Field) Regatta Island Bay Yacht Club, IL
May 7-8 Ice Breaker Cedar Lake Yacht Club, IN
May 14-15
Mother's Day Regatta Spring Lake, MI
May 14-15 Cedar Spring Regatta Cedar Lake Yacht Club, WI
May 21-22 LaBelle Tune-Up Lac LaBelle Yacht Club, WI
June 4-5 - TENTATIVE Eastern C Scow Regatta Cuba Lake Yacht Club, NY
June 4-5 MIR Delavan Yacht Club, WI
June 10-12 National Championship Monona Yacht Club, WI
July 22-24, 2016 ILYA Invitational Nagawicka Yacht Club, WI
August 5-6 Interlakes Okoboji Yacht Club, IA
August 5-7 WYA Championship Pewaukee Yacht Club, WI
August 10-13 WMYA Championships Spring Lake Yacht Club, MI
August 17-21 ILYA Championship Lake Geneva Yacht Club, WI
September 10-11 Big Waters Regatta South Shore Yacht Club, WI
September 10-11 Maxinkuckee Fall Regatta Maxinkuckee Yacht Club, IN
September 17-18 Fenton Fall Regatta Lake Fenton Yacht Club, MI
September 17-18 Blue Chip Okauchee Yacht Club, WI
September 24-25 Nan Norris Beulah Challenge Lake Beulah Yacht Club, WI
September 24-25 Lotawana Fall Regatta Missouri Yacht Club, MO
October 1-2 Polar Bear Lake Davenport Sailing Club, IA
October 8-9 C Worlds Delavan Yacht Club, WI

Please reply to for additions, deletions, or modifications to the schedule.
Looking for a Board Member
There is currently an opening on the NCSSA board from Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, or California. If you are interested, please let a board member know and we can let you know what being a board member entails.
Support C-Scow sailing - Join the NCSSA
The National C Scow Sailing Association (NCSSA) needs you! Please support your class association and its activities by submitting your memebership dues today. You can pay your dues online by accessing the MEMBERSHIP page at Along with supporting the class you will eligible to included in the 2016 National Rankings, and Junior sailors - you'll be able to take part in discounted or free regatta registration - but only if your are a paid member of the NCSSA.
Thank you to those that have already joined. We are actively updating the membership list as people join.
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