LYRA 2020 Notice of Race

LYRA 2020 NOR v2 (pdf)


Welcome To LYRA 2020

The Sodus Bay Yacht Club's 12th hosting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association Annual Regatta. The 135th LYRA Race Week will see competitive sailboat racing from July 26th through August 2nd. 



The LYRA 2020 Race Registration and Food Ordering for evening events and crew lunches  is now live and ready to take registrations and payments. 

Race Week

Founder's Cup Race East - July 26


Oswego Yacht Club will be hosting the feeder from the east on the Sunday following their Sail Oswego Regatta during the annual Harborfest Celebration. Boats from the east can follow Sail Oswego with LYRA 2020 Race Week.

Centennial Cup Race - July 27


Youngstown Yacht Club will be hosting the feeder from the far west to Rochester following their CanAm Regatta. These boats will have the opportunity to also race in the Founder's Cup West on Tuesday.

Founder's Cup Race West - July 28


Genesee Yacht Club will be hosting the feeder from Rochester to Sodus Bay on Tuesday. Boats coming from The Greater Toronto area and YYC will have opportunity to compete to be in the running for Regatta Championship.

Freeman Cup Race - July 28


The Freeman Races long and short will be held in the late afternoon and competitors will race overnight. One Feeder Race. the Freeman Race, and Course Racing FS are required to be eligible for the Regatta Championship.

Course Racing Flying Sails


July 31 - Aug 2 is the three days of Course Racing for FS competitors. We have plans to provide three circles on Lake Ontario. Also, one circle in the protected waters of Sodus Bay for small boat One Design fleets. 

Course Racing Non-Flying Sails


August 1 and 2 is the two days of Course Racing for the NFS competitors. This provides a less rigorous venue for the white sail racers that wish to compete at the LYRA Annual Regatta.