, 2022-06-20 04:00:00,
BRAINERD — The fishing on Gull Lake is good but the sailing will be even better this week.
The Gull Lake Sailing School was selected to host the 2022 MC Masters Nationals, the first time it was chosen to host the prestigious event for sailors ages 50 and older.
“We’re having people from all over the nation coming to visit us and sail, so that’s gonna be awesome,” said Katie Arvesen, who has been sailing Gull Lake ever since she was a child.
The MC Sailing Association, Melges and Quantum Sails Zenda, and the Gull Lake Sailing School and Yacht Club will have a two-day instructional seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday at the Brainerd yacht club on setting up, tuning and racing.
“Some professional sailors are coming to give anyone who’s interested and who wants to sign up … a free clinic for two days on sailing, which would be great,” Arvesen said Wednesday.
The MC Sailing Association Masters Championship Regatta kicks off Thursday. The sanctioned event is open to skippers of MC Scows who are current members of the association and those who are at least 50 years of age or older on or before the first scheduled race.
“The MC Scow design maximizes speed yet provides unmatched stability,” Arvesen said. “An original design by the Melges family in 1956, it is unique in the fact that you can sail single-handed or double-handed.
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