• ILYA Invitational

ILYA Invitational

  • 07/14/2016
  • 07/17/2016
  • Lake Harriet


Lake Harriet Yacht Club welcomes you to the 2016 ILYA MC Invitational Regatta. This will be the first ILYA MC Invite to be held on Lake Harriet. Lake Harriet is located in the urban heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a part of the Minneapolis “Chain of Lakes”. Recreational motorboats are prohibited on Lake Harriet, resulting in true flat-water sailing and an ideal MC sailing venue. While Lake Harriet is one of the smaller ILYA lakes, with our partnership with the Twin Cities Sailing Club, we boast one of the most active MC fleets in the country with over 30 boats on the lake, and we average over 17 boats on the line for weekend sailing. This regatta is a great opportunity for you to experience a unique sailing venue in the heart of an urban environment.

Headquarters: Lake Harriet Yacht Club Sailing Pavilion

4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy

Minneapolis, MN 55409

Regatta Co-Chairs:

Bill Colburn (612) 821-9387

Joe Fricton (651) 357-7918

Registration, Check-in, Launch: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, and 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15. 

Housing with LHYC members is limited and first come first serve. Please contact Joe Fricton, josiahfricton@yahoo.com to inquire. 

For sailors and friends, the weekend’s experiences extend beyond fun on the water. After sailing on Friday (7/15), a picnic will be held at Beard’s Plaisance. On Saturday night (7/16), there will be a party at the Urban Eatery at the Calhoun Beach Club celebrating regatta racers and the LHYC’s 75th Anniversary. The general public and all friends of Lake Harriet and the LHYC are invited to the Saturday Night party. More information and ticket prices will be updated on the LHYC site closer to the event.

See the NOR for full information on fees, schedules, Aquatic Invasive Species regulations, social events and more. 


For more information, see our press release from May 31, 2016.


Are you a local business or sailing company looking for unique ways to get in front of your target audience? We have a number of sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 up to $1,000 during the event. 

All sponsorships must be finalized by July 8 (t-shirts by July 5).

Please download our brochure and contact regatta chair  josiahfricton@yahoo.com with any questions.

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