Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. The annual event, now celebrating its 37th year, attracts hundreds of boats from across the Great Lakes and beyond. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of sailing classes. Building on that eminence, this year’s CRW Regatta will again play host to multiple Regional Championship events.
Founded in 1980, CRW has developed into 10 days of racing and special events.Edgewater Yacht Club, which recently celebrated it’s Centennial is currently undergoing an exciting renovation and will be the host club for this event, scheduled to take place June 15 – 25th. CRW annually draws over 1,500 national and international participants and offers significant marketing exposure to a premiere demographic of sailing professionals, nationally ranked amateurs, junior sailors and female competitors.
One design fleets that participate include J/22, J/70, J/24, J/105, Tartan 10, Thistle, Highlander, Dragon, Ensign, Jet-14, VX, Interlake, and Star classes. The Handicap (PHRF) Class is represented with nine racing divisions and three JAM divisions.
CRW continues to be the premier sailing regatta on Lake Erie, and has consistently maintained or increased participation year after year. Our strong sponsorship network provides continuous support placing Cleveland Race Week in the upper echelon of US sailing events and further enhancing CRW’s status as a major regional regatta.