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Little Traverse Yacht Club's Ugotta Regatta is a fun celebration on Little Traverse Bay

July 2024

Sailboats from across the U.S. head to picturesque Harbor Springs each July for a summer tradition: the Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta. Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club (LTYC), the Ugotta Regatta brings together some of the best sailboat racing in the country on Little Traverse Bay and takes place the weekend following the second Mackinac Race.

LTYC’s Ugotta Regatta is a fun celebration on the gorgeous waters of Little Traverse Bay where some of the best sailing in the country just happens to be!

With approximately 100 sailboats participating in the Regatta, the event brings to Harbor Springs hundreds of crew members and their families. Race watchers either head out onto the water in power boats or watch from the Petoskey State Park or Petoskey’s Sunset Park.

Here's the typical schedule for the event:

Thursday

  • 11am-9pm – Bar Open at Little Traverse Yacht Club (LTYC)- 343 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, all members & Regatta visitors welcome!
  • 2-3pm – Volunteer Packet pickup at LTYC
  • 3-4pm – Road Crew & on the water volunteers meeting at LTYC
  • 4-6pm – Friday One Design & Ugotta Regatta Registration at LTYC

Friday

  • 11am-9pm – Bar Open at LTYC, all members & Regatta visitors welcome!
  • 12pm – First Warning Signal for One Design Racing
  • 3-5pm – Ugotta Regatta Registration at LTYC
  • 5-7pm – Irish Boat Shop Party

Saturday

  • 7:30-10:30am – Breakfast at LTYC, Public Welcome ($10/person)
  • 12pm – First Warning Signal for Tour of the Bay Courses
  • 4-8pm – Ugotta Regatta Party at LTYC: BBQ Buffet from 4-7pm, $15/person. Entertainment under the tent from 4-8pm. Drink Tickets available for purchase.

Sunday

  • 7:30-10:30am – Breakfast at LTYC, Public Welcome ($10/person)
  • 12pm – First Warning Signal for Tour of the Bay Courses
  • 4-6pm – Ugotta Regatta Awards Party: BBQ Buffet from 4-6pm, $15/person. Drink Tickets available for purchase.

Experience Harbor Springs

From spring days with a landscape covered in trillium to a summer afternoon on the beach or water, Harbor Springs is the place. Read the stories below or go to the Harbor Springs destination page.

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Ugotta Regatta!

For more information on Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta, please contact them at:

930 State St., Ste 15D, Fairview Office Center, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740

(231) 526-7919

ltyc.org

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