FAQs

  • Where do I launch from?

    • Edgewater Ramp, Wendy Park Beach, Whiskey Island Marina, or Edgewater YC. If you are planning on launching at Edgewater YC or WIM, you must make your own arrangements with them.

  • What should I bring on my boat?

    • Water, sunscreen, snacks, and sunglasses.

    • Appropriate gear; it may be cold and windy; avoid cotton and wear layers.

    • VHF radios are REQUIRED for EVERY BOAT. Race Committee will be on Channel 69.

    • PFDs are REQUIRED for EVERY BOAT.

  • How long will the race take?

    • The Crib Race is approximately 7.5 miles long, and should take about 1.5 hours in a dinghy. Of course, conditions will be the deciding factor on race length. RC may shorten the course at any time.

    • In 2019, the overall winner finished in 00:29:55 (Nacra 20), and the last place finisher in 01:28:37 (Collegiate 420). Breeze was 14kts ENE, 2-3' waves.

  • What happens after racing finishes?

    • Awards and a cookout will be held shortly after racing (2021 location TBD). Expect awards 1 hour after the last finisher, and hot dogs at 11:45 or after the first finisher (whichever comes first).

  • Who runs the Crib Race?

    • The Crib Race is an independent sailing race founded in 2019 by Sam Patterson, after being frustrated with the availability of dinghy racing in the Cleveland sailing community. The inaugural event was run by Sam and a team of volunteers, using the Foundry's facility as a home base (please note that the Crib Race is not a Foundry event and all questions should be directed to samuelzpatterson@gmail.com). We're working on a plan for 2021, with host venue TBD!​

  • What happens to our registration fees?

    • The vast majority of registration fees are donated back to the Lake Erie community! 2021's event will benefit nonprofit organizations that support the health of Lake Erie. The 2019 proceeds went to the Foundry.

    • A small poriton of registration fees are used to pay for regatta expenses like powerboat fuel, event insurance, etc. ​

Founded by Sam Patterson.
Run by and for the community.

© 2019 Sam Patterson