2024 Madison Clinigatta - LMSC Madison, WI

  • 12 Jul 2024
  • 14 Jul 2024
  • Lake Monona, Monona (Madison), WI


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Discounted rate before June 15
  • Available only to LMSC Members. Registration begins June 15
  • before June 15
  • Registration begins June 15


Weekend racing clinic and regatta on Lake Monona with David Ames and Ryan Malmgren.  The goal is to get in lots of racing, improve, and have fun!

HOST CLUB: Lake Monona Sailing Club.


NOTICE OF RACE:  click here

RACING FORMAT: Lots of short courses.  Windward-leeward twice around with windward offsets and leeward gates.  Target race time: 30 minutes.  Coaches allowed onboard during races.  Coaching allowed from coach boats during racing. Crew substitutions allowed. 

  • FRIDAY: Rigging/Tuning Clinc followed by practice drills, races, coaching, debrief.  Evening party at University of Wisconsin Hoofers Sailing Club, Memorial Union Terrace, Lake Mendota.
  • SATURDAY: Racing followed by evening party and debrief.
  • SUNDAY: Racing followed by RAFFLE and AWARDS.  No start after 1400.

VENUE: Regatta Headquarters at Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53714.  Three piers with six launch lanes.  Parking reserved for first 20 out-of-town trailers/vehicles; additional parking spots available.

ENTRY FEE: $125 per boat LMSC Member; $150 per boat others.  Extra social/meal passes available for purchase with registration.

INCLUDED: Ramp/launch/parking fees, social/meal passes for skipper and one crew, continental breakfasts, box lunches, complimentary raffle ticket, Fri/Sat dinner parties, race clinic/coaching, awards. Wisconsin Cheese (courtesy of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin). Beer available for purchase at the Memorial Union Terrace on Friday evening and at the Olbrich Park Biergarten following racing.  Beer and wine provided at the Sat evening social event.

CLINIGATTA RAFFLE: Flying Scot Fleet Grand Prize - New Mad Sails Flying Scot Race Jib (The catch: The winner must pass their current best jib on to the skipper in the fleet with the oldest newest jib in the fleet).  Grand Prize - refund of regatta entry fee.  Other prizes: West Marine gift certificate, WiscoBoys Polarized Sunglasses, ImagesPlus large format photo of your boat, David Ames coaching session, Jerry's Camping Center merchandise, Wisconsin Cheese, and more!  Extra raffle tickets awarded for most-improved, worst luck, dailiy winners, and more at the discretion of the all powerful all knowing Organizing Authority Syndicate!  Raffle tickets also available for purchase at the event.

Official Cinigatta Apparel

HOUSING: Provided at LMSC members' homes on a first come basis.  Camping available at Mad Sails and the Jim Colegrove Estate.

PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE COACHING (THURSDAY): Sessions available with David Ames on Thursday for an extra hourly charge.


QUESTIONS: Contact Dave Gorwitz (FS6193 "Too Many Daves") at 608-320-3366 or clinigatta@gorwitz.com

LIABILITY WAIVER:  By registering for this event I acknowledge, understand, and accept the terms of the liability waiver included in the Notice of Race and further acknowledge that, should I wish to do so, could negotiate the terms of the waiver with the host club, Lake Monona Sailing Club, prior to registering for the event.


  • Lake Monona Sailing Club
  • Harken, Inc.
  • Dane Manufacturing Company
  • Neider & Boucher, S.C.
  • Mad Sails, LLC
  • Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • WiscoBoys, LLC
  • Images Plus of Madison, LLC
  • Flying Scot, Inc.
  • Jerry’s Camping Center
  • Peterson Management Company, Inc.

Contributing Sponsors:

  • UW Hoofers Sailing Club
  • Olbrich Park Biergarten
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Feel free to stop by Stonebridge Park or Olin Park before or after a race to meet a few club sailors and ask questions. Races are generally held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons as well as holidays. Please see the calendar tab for more details.



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