This fun event draws a large contingent of NSC sailors who enjoy not only racing, but also the challenge of sailing at night. The event is open to all PHRF and JAM boats. There is a Skippers Meeting around 8:30 p.m., with the first gun around 10:00 p.m. (Check the current SIs for the exact time.) The course is usually twice around a simple windward/leeward using either the permanent or temporary marks. The marks are illuminated.
Sailing after dusk is a unique experience which helps to improve not only your ability to steer and navigate using other senses, but also to prepare your crew for any other overnight cruising or racing that you have planned. The necessary safety gear is a requirement, along with a fun attitude.
The race is preceded by a corn roast and followed by libations at NSC and includes a great deal of story telling of the night’s events. More often than not, Midnight Madness is remembered as one of the best parties of the year at NSC.
Check the Sailing Instructions or any special notice for additional details. Come and enjoy the Madness!
Written by John Rae. Comments or changes to Hugh Morrin, webmaster at nsc dot ca.
Page updated: 2019-10-08.
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