Nationals is a large event that can greatly benefit any host club. Typical turn out is around 60 c scows. We are currently looking for yacht clubs to put together bids to host nationals in the future years. In order to bid, the NCSSA board asks that your club can answer the following questions.
• Club Location and a brief history including websites and social media outlets
• Past Nationals hosted and years if applicable
• Club facilities – Full Restaurant, Bar, Storage Shed, etc.
• Launching facilities – Number of hoists, ramps, etc. to make it easy for traveling teams to get in and sailing and on the road at the end.
• Dockage – Number of boat slips, boat lifts available, etc. Dry event or wet event? Hauling every night?
• Housing – Free housing, available, hotels, B&B’s nearby, etc.
• Fleet Size – How many active boats at your club. How many active on the regatta circuit
• Food – Meals provided, Free Beer, open bar, ability to take credit card, etc. Local restaurants and bars to go out to after sailing.
• Social Media – Club Website, Facebook page, Twitter, Online Registration – These all let us know how you are going to sell your event to get sailors to attend.
• Ability to post scores quickly (WiFi available, printer available, etc…)
• Price – What is your target price? Will food be packages only or ala carte? What is the anticipated social package price?
• Note: Regatta registration and food shall be charged as separate line items.

Please answer these questions and return your formal bid to Upcoming venue choices and active bidding clubs are below.

Year Awarded Club Bidding Club(s)
2015 Minnetonka, MN
2016 Monona, WI
2017 Okoboji, IA
2018 Delavan, WI Delavan, WI; Beulah, WI
2019 Pewaukee, WI Pewaukee, WI
2020 Muskegon, MI Minnetonka, MN; Muskegon, MI; Okauchee, WI, Lake Geneva, WI
2021 To be announced at 2019 Nationals No Bids Received To Date