• LHYC 2023 Die Hard Regatta

LHYC 2023 Die Hard Regatta

  • 09/16/2023
  • 09/17/2023
  • Lake Harriet Yacht Club

September 16 & 17, 2023
Check-in September 15, 5pm
MC Scows and Melges 15s

The Notice of Race will be posted here soon.

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Lake Harriet Yacht Club invites you to the 68th 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 fleet of 11 Melges 15’s. We sail short, 30-minute races, and lots of them. 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:

Expected Schedule

Friday, Sept 15 

1700-2000 Launch and Registration 

Saturday, Sept 16

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 17 

0800-0900 Continental Breakfast 

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

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 Jamie Fraser, jamie@widernets.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 Chair

Jamie Fraser, (312) 952-6960, jamie@widernets.com

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