• Die Hard Regatta

Die Hard Regatta

  • 09/21/2024
  • 09/22/2024
  • Lake Harriet Yacht Club

Die Hard 2024 September 21 & 22

Minneapolis, MN
September 21 & 22, 2024
Check-in September 20, 5-8pm
MC Scows and Melges 15s

Notice of Race will be posted here.

Lake Harriet Yacht Club invites you to the 69th Annual Die Hard Regatta!

Lake Harriet is nestled in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and surrounded by public park; recreational motorboats are prohibited, creating ideal conditions for fast sailing and an excellent MC and M15 regatta venue. While Lake Harriet is small, we boast two of the most active racing fleets in the country with over 25 active MC scows and 11 Melges 15’s. We sail short, 30-minute races, and lots of them.


Friday, Sept 20

1700-2000 Registration

1800- Local get-together

Saturday, Sept 21

0730-0900 Launch, Registration, and Continental Breakfast 

0900 Competitor’s Briefing

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

TBD Lunch on shore

TBD Warning Signal, Afternoon races

1800-2200 Party (Dinner provided)

Sunday, Sept 22 

0800-0900 Continental Breakfast 

0930 Warning Signal, First Race (races to follow, PRO discretion; no races will be started after 1230 on Sunday)

Moorings and trailers

Boats may be dry-sailed and kept in the parking lot using trailers or dollies. 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.

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:


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 shore viewing from all sides of the lake. Kayaks, canoes, and pedal-boats are available to rent from Wheel Fun, located at the boat ramp. Motorboats are prohibited.

Regatta Chair

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

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