Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and has become one of the largest in the country. The annual event, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, attracts over 300 boats from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of sailing classes and attendance at the event. Certified in 2018 & 2019 as a Bronze Level Clean Regatta by Sailors for the Sea, Cleveland Race Week is proud to conserve and protect our Lake Erie waters.
Founded in 1980, CRW has developed into 10 days of racing and special events. Edgewater Yacht Club, which recently celebrated it’s Centennial and underwent a clubhouse renovation, will be the host club for this event, scheduled to take place June 18th – 27th, 2021. CRW annually draws over 1,800 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, Melges 24, Melges 32, 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 national regatta.