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DATE: July 20, 2024
If weather or wind do not cooperate, our alternative race day will be Sunday July 21st, 2024. This is also an alternative date for Junior races.

SITE: Branched Oak State Recreation Area (15 miles northwest of Lincoln) – View Map
Boat launching will be from the Lincoln Sailing Club site.  NO ACTIVITIES WILL OCCUR AT THE MARINA as in previous years.  Lincoln Sailing Club address: plus code X4HC+38 Malcolm, Elk, NE; Lat/Long: 40°58’41.6″N 96°52’44.4″W

The facilities at LSC lack electricity and running water

STATE PARK PERMITS: State park permits are needed for vehicles to enter Branched Oak State Recreation Area. Permits may be purchased at the park.


7 – 8 am- Doors open. Arrive and rig boat. (Lincoln Sailing Club mast crane will be available for use).

8 – 9 am – Registration: No registration or payments on site. However, changes to categories, skipper/crew designation, teams, etc. will be allowed.

9 am – Skippers meeting.

9.30 am – Opening Ceremony and National Anthem.

10:30 am – First race.

12.30-2.00 pm – Lunch provided.

2 – 5 pm – Racing resumes (no races after 5 pm)

5.30- 7.30 pm – Dinner (provided), awards and social gathering at Lincoln Sailing Club grounds.

NOTE: Skipper meetings will be at Lincoln Sailing Club clubhouse.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to each crew member of the top three finishing boats in each class.


Snipe Open

Dinghy/Daysailer Open – Boats under 18 ft. If at least 4 boats of the same type register by July 12, they will compete as a different category (e.g. Laser, Catamaran, Scow)

Cruiser Open – Boats 18 ft or above

Sunfish Open

Junior Open – Participants less than 18 years of age sailing a Sunfish or a Snipe. If at least 3 sunfish and 3 snipe register by July 12, they will compete as a different class with their corresponding medals


Portsmouth scoring with in Dinghy & Cruiser fleets.  Place finish in Sunfish & Snipe fleets. Starts will be at the discretion of sailing director, dependent upon number of boats in each fleet.  Crew can come and go, be substituted, etc., if the sailing director is notified of this at the skippers meeting. Crew changes are not allowed to change crew weight based on weather changes.

The event will consist of about five races. At least one race will be before lunch, with time to eat and tune boat before heading back out for the remainder of the races. No races will start after 5 p.m.

RULES: USSA and class rules will apply. Class membership is not required.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

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  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

PRICING DEADLINES:$40 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)

Junior participants:
$25 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)


ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:  Competition and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING: Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide. Upgrade and additional shirts will be available to purchase during registration. There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

NOTE: If registering the day of the event, please let the Sailing director know before you register, on-site or at requinrod@hotmail.com

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Sailing Director Rodrigo Franco at requinrod@hotmail.com

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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