Thanks You - 2019 Challenge Cup Sponsors


Beautiful setting overlooking Sodus Bay. On-site catering and wedding coordinator available. We have it all to help plan and host your special event.


 Our Distillery Tasting Room & Bottle Shop is located right on Railroad Street just outside of Rochester’s popular historic Public Market. 


Italian Subs, Speciality Subs, Breakfast Sandwiches, Salads & Soups. You can take out or eat in our dining area downstairs or up in the balcony.


Serving fresh food with local ingredients. Stop in for coffee and a muffin, a quick lunch bite, ice cream or join us for a dinner and drinks upstairs at The Up Pub! 

Challenge Cup - June 29 - June 30, 2019

Find Registration Here

Find Race Results Here

Find RaceQs Follow the Race Here


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


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


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 .  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. 



The 2019 Challenge Cup Regatta Committee would also like to thank Hank & Mary Stuart, Dot Doyle, and Rick & Jean Crittenden  for their much appreciated donations to the event.


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: Shelli Fitzsimmons

            Skippers Meeting - PRO Larry Sill

            Fleet splits

            Dinner tickets

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

              Racer Awards

              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.