SBYC is again hosting this annual regatta that is one of many quality regattas around Lake Ontario that act as a qualifying Tier 2 counter event for the LYRA Boat of The Year Trophy. This regatta will help you on a great campaign towards this coveted trophy. Have you heard of any of these major and regional regattas LYRA, EYC, Rochester Hospice, Oswego County Hospice, Scotch Bonnet Light Race, Sail Oswego, Genesee Yacht Club Women's and Youngstown CamAm.
More information can be found at http://www.lyrawaters.org/index.html
The expectation is to race 5 races on Lake Ontario, but it is not out of the realm of possibilities to have a few or all in the bay depending on the weather. Racing will be on Saturday and Sunday and will culminate with an awards presentation Sunday afternoon on the west lawn next to the portico.
Challenge Cup is a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet event information on PHRF-LO can be found at www.phrf-lo.org
You and your crew can stay on your boat rafted in our deep harbor or stay in a tent on our lawn. Local lodging is available and can be found at http://www.greatsodusbay.org/ . Come in on Friday and stay through Sunday. In addition to the SBYC restaurant you can find plenty of fun within walking distance of the club. We have ample parking for crew and friends and family.
4pm to 8pm - Registration, Distribution of SI's, meal tickets, programs
2pm to 8pm - Greeted docking. SBYC club contact is channel 9 on vhf
4pm to 8pm - Dinner picnic food. Music until...
8pm until... - Lighting of boats. Independence Day theme. Prizes for best SBYC and best guest boat at the Awards ceremony
4pm until... - Inside and outside bar
6:30am to 9am - Coffee
8:15am to 8:45am - Late Registration
9 am. Welcome: Shelley Fitzsimmons
Skippers Meeting - PRO Larry Sill
9:30am - Harbor Gun
10:30am - First Start
3pm -No races started after 3pm
Snacks and bar - immediately after racing
Bar inside and outside bars begin after racing ends
5:30pm - Dinner - chicken barbeque dinner and clam bake (clams ordered separately)
7pm to 10pm - Live Music Dave Riccione and Friends (including Erik Will) Formerly Night Stalkers
8pm until... - Lighting of Boats
8pm to 11pm - Bonfire by the Beach
7:30am to 11am - Sodus Bay Junior Sailoring Assoc. Breakfast - 7:30am to 11am
9am - Harbor Gun
10am - First Start - (please note time change from Saturday)
1pm - No races started after 1pm
12pm to 5pm - Bar and Leftovers
Awards - asap after racing
Boat lighting awards
For any boat owners wanting to depart for home immediately after racing, power boats will be available at the racing venue or the mouth of the bay in order to bring nontransport crew to shore.
Camping is available on the lawn next to the junior sailing center.
The club members will be decorating their boats for the upcoming Independence Day celebration. Please consider joining us by lighting up your boat. Awards will be given for the best SBYC and guest boat.