Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club in conjunction with the Paw Paw Lake Star Fleet will be hosting the Great Lakes Star Sailboat Championship September 7, 8, and 9th, 2018. 

Top sailors are invited to Coloma from the Great Lakes States and Canada.  The Yacht Club may draw teams of sailors from the rest of the USA as well.  This is likely to be the largest and most prestigious regatta ever held on Paw Paw Lake.

The first set of races will begin Friday afternoon and the Regatta will finish up Sunday afternoon with the presentation of the Blue Star Trophy.  There will be breakfasts at the Yacht Club, a cocktail party and a dinner party Saturday evening.  Visiting teams will receive VIP treatment.  It will be a great event...ARE YOU GOING TO BE THERE?


  • Be a host family for one of the Star teams who will travel here
  • Be or recommend a business sponsor for the event who will be recognized by having their company logo on the event T-shirt and printed material
  • Be a volunteer to help with logistics
  • Attend some of the events and meet the racing teams
  • View the races from the Yacht Club, your boat, or docks

Anyone interested in volunteering, becoming a crew on a safety boat, or helping with the regatta, please contact Jeff Phillips 269-506-0440.

Checkout the Great Lakes Star Sailboat Championship on FACEBOOK or the International Star website.


Think of this event like the Masters of the golf world in Augusta, Georgia. Take our beautiful yacht club, host the most talented Star Boat sailors from the Great Lakes Region, and then watch as they match their boats and sailing skills in a battle on Paw Paw Lake!  Who will win?                                                       -Jeff Phillips

Great Lakes Star Sailboat Championship