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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.

Summer’s coming! Let’s get paddling!

Creativeness. Design. Teams. Competitiveness.

What do these have in common?  The Castaway Challenge.

What’s a better way to spend the 4th of July than on the Sheboygan Riverfront and Lakefront.

We understand everyone has more and more on their schedule making it difficult to fit everything in. However, we all need some FUN time. The 4th of July Castaway Challenge is a great way to bring your friends/groups together while having an awesome time!

Many years ago, companies and organizations participated and challenged each other in the 4th of July boat races. As life changes so did the participation as it has tapered off for the pre-built boats.

Our goal this year is to diversify community involvement again and experience the excitement of the event. Use materials you may already have, build team spirit and create a boat to represent your company or organization in this year’s Castaway Challenge. You can have different teams to race or groups work on various parts of the build (design, decorating and rowing) or challenge another organization to race against. Your design or your paddling skills don’t have to be pretty, because it’s about the fun! And Best Sinking has its own Award! 

Good news! This year the US Coast Guard is issuing a community challenge to participate in a paddleboard or kayak race to bring new life to this event. We welcome teams to challenge the USCG. Details coming soon.

This year's theme:

SAIL THE 7 SEAS
Design you boat around your favorite vacation spot.

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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.