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2017 Dates Announced

The 2017 Star of the North Regatta will be held Sept 15, 16, 17 on beautiful Lake Minnetonka as usual.  

After a very successful 10-race regatta in 2016 we're really looking forward to this next one.  We have several ideas in the works that will continue to enhance the competition and continue to expand this great event.

So, save the date.  We expect this to be awesome!

2016 Star of the North Regatta

Join your fellow sailors at the Wayzata Yacht Club for the 2016 Star of theNorth Regatta. The regatta is 3-day event with exceptional one-design racing opportunity for members of the Capri 25, Sonar, and S2 7.9 classes. This regatta is held annually on beautiful Lake Minnetonka, where the September winds will fill your sails.

Check back on this site for regatta updates, registration, sponsorship, volunteering, and other information.

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    Until the gun


    Available to Crew

    Contact Dan McNamara (mcnamara(at) If looking for a boat to race on.

    Boats Looking for Crew

    Contact Dan McNamara (mcnamara(at) If looking for crew.

    Notice of Race (Amended)

    Download this Notice of Race document for official details about schedule, rules, eligibility, registration, and more.

    Notice of Race (Original)

    The original NOR, which has since been modified with additional detail.

    Wayzata Yacht Club


    Our Sponsors

    These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.  

    Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Just send an email to Odell Tuttle


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    Sika Corporation, the premier sponsor of this event, is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting.

    Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum

    Mount Gay Rum

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    Every great story begins with a time and a place.  For Mount Gay Rum that time and place is the Caribbean Island of Barbados in 1703.  Rum, originally called “Kill-Devil” by the Barbadians who first distilled it, is truly a product of the island.  The abundance of molasses combined with the culinary ingenuity of early settlers and, of course, their legendary thirst for alcohol lead to this unique discovery in the production of spirits.

    Sponsored by Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers

    Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers

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    We have been in business since 1971 and during that time have earned a global reputation for quality designed, custom built racing, cruising, and multihull sails.  All of our sails are custom designed for your boat and sailing conditions for performance and quality you can trust.

    Sponsored by Liquor Barn

    Liquor Barn

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    Liquor Barn in Long Lake, Minnesota has the best selection of wine, beer and spirits in the area. Third generation family business, established in 1976. Make us your shopping destination for everything ranging from everyday needs to shopping for that special occasion, dinner or large event.

    Sponsored by Sailcrafters


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    Twenty five years of marine trade experience with running rigging, standing rigging, fiberglass and wood work, sail repair and sales, and sometimes a bit of sailing. Tim Carlson of Sailcrafters specializes in making your sailing craft run to perfection. If you have something you need done, and you want it done right, contact Tim and get it done.

    Sponsored by SportsEngine


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    At SportsEngine, a member of NBC Sports Group, we build applications and services to help the heroes of today spend less time on the administrative activities of their organization and more time teaching the qualities of Sport to their athletes. They are our future leaders, doctors, firemen, policewomen, teachers, fathers, mothers and friends.

    Sponsored by Annapolis Performance Sailing

    Annapolis Performance Sailing

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    Since 1991, APS has been exclusively sailing.  Located in Annapolis Maryland, the sailing capital of the world, APS provides easy shopping options through its website, storefront and catalogs.  APS continues to be best source for sailing apparel, hardware, line and accessories for cruisers and racers worldwide, plus rigging services and decorated sailing gear.   We live and breathe sailing and that is the APS difference. We have the experienced staff to provide you with answers and solutions.

    Sponsored by Excelsior Brewing Company

    Excelsior Brewing Company

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    Our mission is to celebrate the rich history of Lake Minnetonka and historic Excelsior by delivering superior brews hand-crafted in their image. We are a locally-based brewery committed to stewardship of the Lake and dedicated to serving her surrounding communities. Our brew was created to honor lake life, and ultimately, to complement it.  A Lake Minnetonka inspired microbrewery, right in the heart of Excelsior. The brewery is a full production brewery offering several unique brews. The brewery offers tours, growler sales and trucker caps. Stop by and let’s get to know each other.
    Sponsored by Minnesota Drone Photography

    Minnesota Drone Photography

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    Minnesota Drone Photography captures beautiful images from a unique angle using quad-copter stabilized camera platforms.  With silky smooth video and stunning stills, we specialize in commercial properties, construction, and events.  If you need photos or video taken, we are always happy to help.  For more information please visit

    Sponsored by Midwest Boat Appeal

    Midwest Boat Appeal

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    For 24 years, we have proudly served the Minneapolis area and surrounding communities of Wayzata, Mound, Minnetrista, Excelsior, Waconia, Tonka Bay, Minnetonka, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, Spring Park, Orono, Navarre, Brainerd Area, Chanhassen, St. Bonifacius and many other communities throughout the state of Minnesota.

    Think of Midwest Boat Appeal as your year round boat maintenance company.

    Sponsored by Sperry Topsider

    Sperry Topsider

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    The rough seas, a slippery deck and a struggle for sure footing almost cost Paul Sperry his life; and began his long and ambitious quest for a solution. One day in 1935, after watching his dog dart effortlessly across the ice on a cold Connecticut day, he was inspired to carve grooves – like those on his dog's paws – into the bottom of a rubber sole. In that moment of inspiration, the world's first boat shoe was born.

    Sponsored by West Marine

    West Marine

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    Our Mission is to be the best outfitter of boating-related product and gear for recreation on the water that provide outstanding value to every Customer.

    We are committed to providing the best possible Customer experience, so that each and every Customer regards us as an outstanding company and rewards us with their business.

    Sponsored by SailFast


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    Lifestyle: SailFast products are designed for active people who's hearts are where Wind, Water and Land come together.

    Vision: Make high-quality, innovative clothing for the coastal lifestyle that bridges the divide between style and performance.

    Philosophy: We take a "look good — do good" approach to business, and feel that our company can play an active role in leading the way to help people give back with every product we sell.

    Sponsored by Pete Ice / Edina Realty

    Pete Ice / Edina Realty

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    Are you buying or selling a property and don’t know where to start?  Just looking for general real estate information?  Want to know what’s happening in your community right now?

    Start with local real estate professional, Pete Ice.

    Pete has deep connections in this area as he has lived, worked and played in this part of Minnesota his whole life.  He is a 2nd generation Realtor as his family has been in the Wayzata/Lake Minnetonka area since 1875.

    Sponsored by e10


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    Is it brand? Marketing? Design? Business Innovation?

    Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes. We are engaged in all of this – and more. In our heart of hearts we’re designers. So, we design. We design images, ideas, experiences, stories, objects, strategies, etc…

    We are Design Thinkers with the essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to solve problems for our clients. That informs a brand, influences a marketing campaign….and leads to innovation.

    Sponsored by Target Corporation

    Target Corporation

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    We fulfill the needs and fuel the potential of our guests.

    That means making Target your preferred shopping destination in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and exceptional experiences—consistently fulfilling our Expect More.

    Pay Less.® brand promise.

    Sponsored by Quantum Sails

    Quantum Sails

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    Quantum has taken the art and science of sailmaking to the highest level to produce the most efficient and fastest sail shapes possible. Quantum’s proprietary iQ Technology® system was created by experts with over 20 years of knowledge and expertise in both sailing and the complexities of engineered structures. The computational tool set of iQ Technology® is used by our experienced designers to perform virtual testing and complex analysis of aerodynamic performance and determine the ideal structural requirements of each sail. 

    Sponsored by Wayzata Yacht Club

    Wayzata Yacht Club

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    Founded in 1965, the Wayzata Yacht Club is a non-profit sailboat racing club based in Wayzata, MN.  Our busy racing schedule, commitment to youth sailing, community sailing center, four season sailing, and great social community led to Sailing World magazine ranking Wayzata a top sailing town in the United States.

    Contact Us

    Odell Tuttle

    Odell Tuttle

    Regatta Chairman

    Phone: 651-925-7728