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Online Registration for 2018 ECA National Championship Regatta

We are using the new ECA website for online registration for the 2018 ECA National Championship Regatta.  The website will allow people to register for the regatta itself, plus the various social events. You will also be able to purchase a Nationals hat, and three types of regatta shirts in a large variety of sizes.

Per ECA Rules, only ECA Members can register as the Contestant/Helmsman in the regatta, though Crew can be either ECA Members or non-Members.  See Part III, Section 6, of the ECA Rules for more information on Contestant requirements. If you an ECA Associate Member or are not an ECA Member but have an Ensign and wish to participate as a Contestant, you need to first join the ECA for the very low price of $25 per year.

To register as a Contestant, you must first log into your account on the ECA website. If you do not remember your username and/or password, please read the Member Login Instructions.

Once you are logged in to the website, click on the 2018 National Championship Regatta on the Events tile on the home page of the website. Then click on the Register Now button.

Select from Contestant (Helmsman), Crew, or Non-Sailing Participant.  (Members who are not logged in and non-members will see only Crew and Non-Sailing Participant.)

People who register as Crew or Non-Sailing Participant cannot register as a Contestant for the regatta. They can only register for the social events and buy clothing.

Non-members can register for social events and can buy regatta shorts and hats.  On the Event Registration page just ignore the "Login to Register" and "Recover Username/Password" buttons and proceed to enter your name and other information.  

As a Contestant, you can, but do not have to, purchase social events and clothing for all your crew and guests. If any Crew or guest wishes to purchase additional social events tickets or clothing, they can register as themselves for that purpose.

On the next page you will be asked to add “Guests.”  Guests are your Crew, plus other people you may be inviting to social events, or people for whom you will only be purchasing a hat or shirt. You can add up to 10 Crew/Guests. Enter the information and click Save. You will return to your Guest Registration list.

As you add guests, each person will be listed by name. When you are done adding your guests click Next. After that, you will see one page per person for yourself and each of your guests.

On each of these pages you get to select the social events and clothing you want to purchase for each person. If you are the Contestant, the regatta itself is pre-selected. Also, when a Contestant registers for the regatta, they get four tickets to the Sunday Night social at no additional charge. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25 each. 

As you select events and items for you and your guests, you will see a running total of your bill. At this point you can go back and adjust your selections.

We accept either checks or VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.  There is a $1500 limit per registration if you want to use a credit card. So, if you plan to use a credit card, watch your running total and do not exceed $1500. If you do, you will have to pay by check and mailing instructions will be provided.

The $1500 credit card limit is per-registration. You can first register for the regatta, social events and clothing up to the $1500 limit. Then you can create another registration for additional social events and clothing. If you do register more than once as a Contestant, remember to choose "I'm Already Registered and I'm Registering Someone Else."

When registering as a Contestant, you will be required to enter your home fleet, sail number, boat name and boat color. You will also be given the options of requesting a mooring at the Seaside Yacht Club, or requesting to borrow a boat, if available. You will also be asked if you and your crew qualify for the Youth Championship Award.

If you or your guests have signed up for the Awards Dinner, you will be asked to choose an entree selection for each person. The entree selections are:

*    Ginger-Infused Salmon with Honey Teriyaki Glaze
*    Breast of Chicken Topped with Lump Crab in a Roasted Tomato Béarnaise Sauce
*    Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef au jus, with a Side of Spicy Horseradish Sauce

If you do not know the entree selection for some of your guests, please make the best selection possible and then send an email to Cheryl Murphey at with the proper entree selection no later than August 3.

After selecting events and items for all the people you are registering, and answering the Contestant-only questions, you will see the Registration Summary screen. This will show all the people you have registered, and the event tickets and items you have ordered for each. This is the final screen where you can still go back and adjust your selections.

When you select Complete Registration your selections will be recorded and you will go to the Payment page. If you need to change anything after clicking on Complete Registration you will need to create a new registration and send an email to to cancel the previous registration.

You can pay by Check or, if your total is $1500.00 or less, by Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept American Express.) 

For Check payments, print your invoice, but please ignore the check instructions on the invoice.  Please make your check out to Ensign Fleet 63, and send a copy of your invoice and your check to:

Ensign Fleet 63

Po Box 861

Island Heights, NJ 08732

Registration closes on August 1, 2018. Cancellations and Refunds must be requested by August 3, 2018. If you have not canceled your registration we expect a check postmarked by August 1, 2018 to be received promptly by 1st Class US Mail.


All Contestants and Crew will be required to sign a Disclaimer of Liability before they will be allowed to sail in the regatta.  Click here to fill in and sign the Disclaimer

Click here to register for the 2018 Nationals: 2018 Ensign Class National Championship - 8/12-16/2018

Click here to go back to the 2018 Nationals information page: 2018 ECA National Championship

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