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Events


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Events


SEAS uses expert instructors to teach a variety of courses related to basic boat operation and ownership. Upcoming classes, workshops and seminars cover topics from sailing fundamentals, boat and motor care & maintenance, repairs, upgrades & weatherization as well as everything you need to know in rules and tactics.  In addition to sailing education, we offer classes that teach the fundamentals of safe and proper powerboat operation.


Featured Events

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Castaway Challenge


Castaway Challenge 4th of July boat race.  Join the fun of building a boat to race or be at Rotary Riverview Park on the 4th of July at Noon to see these creations race.

Castaway Challenge


Castaway Challenge 4th of July boat race.  Join the fun of building a boat to race or be at Rotary Riverview Park on the 4th of July at Noon to see these creations race.

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Open Division races.  Build a boat now.

Open Division races.  Build a boat now.

Drifter Division - Build a boat on site with a provided kit.

Drifter Division - Build a boat on site with a provided kit.

Gather your recycled materials and a few friends. Find your inner creativeness and accept the Castaway Challenge to build a boat to race this 4th of July.  

Divisions:

  • Open - pre-build your boat and have it ready to race on July 4

  • Drifter - build a boat on July 4 with a provided kit

Registration: $30 per team (pay online or submit check with form)
Deadline is June 27

REGISTRATION FORM - must be completed and emailed to lisa@seasheboygan.org or mailed to SEAS, 630 Riverfrot Dr., Ste 110, Sheboygan WI 53801

RULES & GUIDELINES

WAIVER FORM


With one of our goals being marine preservation, the name Castaway Challenge fits with SEAS and the tradition of building a boat that just may sink.  Although you are not being marooned on a desert island, you may have to be saved.  We've reviewed the guidelines and made a  few changes that will hopefully wispark your competitiveness and boat building adventure.

  1. In addition to the list of traditional materials provided but recycled vs buying new, you are encouraged to find other recyclable materials to use.

  2. If you make it past the first buoy, you will be allowed to swim to the finish, but your whole crew and your boat must make it across the finish line.

  3. There will be separate open divisions for canoe style and box style boat designs.

  4. See Rules & Guidelines for all the details.

Challenge your friends and co-workers to build as well.  A little friendly competition is great!

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Annual Events


Annual Events


4th of July Castaway Challenge

If you’ve been in Sheboygan for the 4th of July, there is a good chance you’ve seen the cardboard boat races on the Riverfront. You’ve seen the fabulous sinkings, the amazing designs, and those that have built boats on site with kits. With a new name and new twist, The Castaway Challenge encourages teams to use recycled materials, whether it's cardboard, Styrofoam, etc., and their imagination to build a boat to race in this Sheboygan tradition.  Details and Registration Info - CLICK HERE

Brotz Regatta

The Brotz Regatta is held annually in the last weekend of August, bringing Lightning sailors from the Midwest and the Country to Sheboygan for a weekend of Lightning Sailing. This regatta typically fields 12-18 teams and has been won by competitors such as Matt Burridge (2 time North American Champion), Dan Moriarty (World champion, 2 time North American Champion), and Todd Wake (North American Champion and SYC member). Aside from the sailing, the Brotz regatta boasts some of the best camaraderie in sailing; this is a fun event for club and community members alike.

Rochelle Pennington Presentation

Rochelle Pennington delivers captivating presentations that highlight pieces of local history that you won’t want to miss. Bring your family and friends to learn the story of the ill-fated voyage of one of the Midwest’s most beloved schooners, The Rouse Simmons (aka the Christmas Tree Ship), and the infamous tale of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. 

Winter Education Series

SEAS offers workshops and talks to help you maintain your boat and learn more about sailing while having some fun. The series covers topics such as knot tying, splicing, winch maintenance, and crew school. 

 

Visit the EVENTS page for more information.