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Old 07-28-2003, 03:16 PM
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Dates and times are easy, but what about best location to watch the races from. I was told that it looked as if the majority (if not all) of the race is within the breakwater area. If this is so then do we have to park outside breakwater and try to peer over? What is best landside location to watch the races if the lake is being less than hospitable?

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I've been told that they are only passing through the harbor. They are going in the the north entrance and out the middle entrance. Then heading back north a couple of miles. I'd get a spot in the harbor. It might be rougher because of the wakes reflecting, but it'll be smoother because you won't be the open water. Plus you can still head up river if you so wish. Parking suggests that you won't be boating. If so, then there is a new park just outside of summerfest right on the water. It'll offer the perfect location for watching the races. Another spot would be from the Old art museum. The problem is that everybody will be there and you may have to pay admission.
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Does anyone know the race schedule for Saturday and Sunday. When do they start and end. When do the big boys run, Sunday only or both days?

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According to a friend he thought that the entire area inside breakwater may be restricted, but we are not sure. I grew up in South Milwaukee so am familiar with the area - like you said Cord, I'm sure around Art Museum and Pieces of Eight it will be very crowded. Fully intend to take the Donzi unless lake is really nasty.

Not sure of schedule yet RV, but will post it before that weekend if someone else doesn't beat me to it.
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PX, P1-5, One Design and F1 will run on Saturday, Supercat and Super Vee on Sunday with SCL, SVL, and F2.
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Can't wait till Aug 7th, when I fly up to WI.
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[ does any one know about hotel and slip accommodations for the race??
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Lucy, Port washington marina still has transit slips available. You'll have to go about 25 miles south though.
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Cord,
Thanks for the link. In the course layout from that link it appears all racing is within breakwater and the North/South safety zones pretty much keep all spectator boats outside breakwater?
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