• LHYC 2022 Die Hard Regatta

LHYC 2022 Die Hard Regatta

  • 09/23/2022
  • 09/25/2022
  • Lake Harriet Yacht Club


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Water proof 3L Dry Bag with Die Hard Regatta 2022 graphic.

    Purchase a Die Hard Regatta Dry Bag only without registering for the event. $20 each.

    A limited quantity of bags will be available for purchase.

Registration is closed

The 2023 LHYC Die Hard Regatta will be held on September 16 & 17.

The Notice of Race will be posted soon at 


LHYC Die Hard Regatta 2022
Sept 23, 24, 25, 2022
Check-in Sept 23, 5pm
Melges 15 and MC Scows

Sailing Instructions

Regatta Results

Notice of Race

Lake Harriet Yacht Club invites you to its 67th annual Die Hard regatta. Lake Harriet is a public lake located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recreational motorboats are prohibited on our lake, resulting in true flat-water sailing and an ideal MC and M15 regatta venue. While Lake Harriet is small, we boast two of the most active fleets in the country with over 20 MC scows and a brand-new fleet of 11 Melges 15’s. We sail short, 30-minute races, and lots of them. It is a fantastic place to build up your boat handling skills amongst a supportive and skilled range of sailors. Join us this fall to get in on the fun!

Regatta Headquarters

Lake Harriet Yacht Club Sailing Pavilion

4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy

Minneapolis, MN 55409

LHYC, the sailing dock, and boat ramp are just east of the Lake Harriet Band Shell:


Friday, Sept 23 

1700-2000 Launch and Registration 

Saturday, Sept 24

0730-0900 Launch, Registration, and Continental Breakfast 

0900 Competitor’s Briefing at Regatta Headquarters.

1000 Warning Signal, First Race (races to follow, PRO discretion)

TBD Lunch 

TBD Warning Signal, Afternoon races

1800-2130 Party (Dinner provided to all)

Sunday, Sept 25 

0800-0900 Continental Breakfast 

0930 Warning Signal, First Race (races to follow, PRO discretion; no races will be started after 1200 on Sunday) 


$95.00 (after September 10th) - Includes racing, morning treats/coffee, one lunch (skipper), and Saturday evening party.

$15.00 - Extra lunch

$20.00 - Regatta dry bag

Local Rules

All boating regulations of the State of Minnesota will apply. All boats shall carry a Coast Guard approved PFD for each person on board. All off-lake boats, trailers, anchors, anchor lines, and temporary buoys must pass inspection by Minneapolis Park Board staff for Aquatic Invasive Species to be allowed on the lake. Please be sure to have your equipment clean and dry prior to inspection.

Moorings and trailers

Up to 20 boats will be drysailed on a first-come-first-serve basis in the parking lot. Boats may be moored to the east of the boat launch. Bring your own anchor, buoy, and line (30 feet). Water in the mooring area is between 10-20 feet deep. The bottom is a mixture of sand and mud with some weeds. If mooring in the lake, trailers may be kept in the parking lot.


Housing with LHYC members is limited and first come first serve. Please contact Bill Colburn, w.e.colburn@gmail.com, to inquire. 

Spectator Boats

The size of Lake Harriet allows for viewing from all sides of the lake. Kayaks, canoes, and pedal-boats are available to rent from Wheel Fun, located at the boat ramp.

Regatta Dry Bag $20 (can be bought without regatta registration. Limited Quantities)

Regatta Co-chairs

Jennifer O’Brien, (612) 819-6347, jobrienreg@gmail.com

Bill Colburn, (612) 821-9387, w.e.colburn@gmail.com

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