The Hoofer Sailing Club has a long history dating back to the late 1930's. Records show a Spring Invitational Regatta on May 3, 1952. In January 1995, some sailors on Lake Mendota thought that bringing back the spring regatta would be fun, ta da...The Spring Chicken Regatta was hatched.
Thanks to the dedicated founders of the first Spring Chicken Regatta (Stephan Schmit, Doug Kolner, John Powell, John Hodges, Jerry Gapinski, others...), it was a great success!
The goal of this regatta is to have a Tech regatta on or before May 1st of each year while the waters of Lake Mendota are still very chilly. The warm veggie chili at lunch and the traditional chicken dinner make this an event to remember, whether you're racing or just watching the fun.
Come join the fun; don't be chicken!