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60 seasons of the Midwest Open Racing Fleet (MORF)!
Founded in 1959, MORF is dedicated to providing fair, fun and competitive offshore sailboat racing for mid sized racer/cruising sailing yachts.
The MORF mission is to provide “The best possible racing and social programs for a mixed PHRF fleet.”
During the Chicago racing season from May through September MORF offers a full schedule of short-course and long-distance races conducted under the PHRF handicapping system.
MORF offers experienced racers and their crews the challenges of racing against some of the best sailors in Chicago land. And with its training programs and casual races MORF welcomes new racers to the excitement and comradery of sailboat racing.
As a voluntary organization MORF depends upon its members for race management allowing for very modest membership and race entry fees.
MORF is a member of U.S. Sailing Association, the national governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States.
Commodore – Judith McLean (Esprit d’Ecosse)
Vice Commodore – Diane Bouckaert (Gaucho)
Rear Commodore – Peter OMalley (Tenacity)
Treasurer – Mike Ciechanowski (Cahoots)
Secretary – Peter Cooper (Tenacity)
Section 5 – Captain Dave Hoff (Nivana)
Section 6 – Captain Tim Herboth (Fastnet)
Section 7 – Captain (Vacant)
Section 9 Captain Bob Garrett (Intention)
Past Commodore Bob Metzen (Tide the Knot)
Protest Chair Dennis Bartley (Planxty)
Crewpool Chair Lori Tubbs (Gaucho)
Webmaster Peter Cooper (Tenacity)
Send completed Membership Application Form to MORF (P.O. Box 3429, Lisle, Illinois 60532 or email@example.com) payments can be mailed with the application form or made online through the paypal link on the Join MORF page
- Annual Membership $190
- New Member Special $75
- Partner/Crew Membership $25
Make Checks payable to MORF