To celebrate two world-class sailing events going on simultaneously on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan is holding a brat fry on Friday, Sept. 23 on the grounds of the Sheboygan Yacht Club. The Brats 4 Sail Waterfront Picnic, sponsored by Johnsonville, is part of the weeklong Women’s Match Racing World Championship and Blind Match Racing World Championship. Both tournaments are being held Sept. 19-25 from the Sheboygan Harbor and Sheboygan Yacht Club.

The Brats 4 Sail brat fry, which will feature the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, will be the best family-friendly deal in town: A Johnsonville brat, chips and a drink for $4, with proceeds going to support sailing education and adaptive sailing for disabled children and adults.

Entertainment during the brat fry will be provided by King Solomon, a Milwaukee-based reggae/Caribbean band with a huge following throughout the Midwest. The evening will conclude after dark with fireworks off South Pier.

The entire event is open to the public. Professional sailors from around the world will be on the grounds, as well as dignitaries and other local celebrities.

The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maritime education, including safe boating classes for sail and powerboats and adaptive sailing for children and adults with disabilities.

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is a 65-foot long mobile grill with 40 square feet of grilling space capable of cooking 750 brats at a time, or 2,500 per hour.