Racing is one of the attractions of our club. If you read through our history you'll find this is deep within our culture. Our members' boats are adorned with the success of the program as they actively compete around Lake Ontario and beyond. We have an active Performance Handicap Racing Fleet, Lake Ontario (PHRF-LO) fleet. More information can be found at http://www.phrf-lo.org/ . We host the annual Challenge Cup Regatta which is a Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) Tier 2 counter event for the awarding of the LYRA Boat Of The Year trophy. Club racing includes Spring, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fall and Long Distance Series racing.
The annual Centrals on Sodus Regatta is jointly hosted by the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association and the Sodus Bay Yacht Club and held typically on the 2nd full weekend in July. We, as always, welcome all junior and adult competitors to the annual regatta. Considered one of the essential regattas in our region, the "Centrals" has evolved into one of the must "go-to" youth racing events on the calendar. Three race courses are conducted on the protected waters of Sodus Bay, within a very short sail of our facilities.
Information can be found on the SBJSA website at http://www.sbjsa.org
Please join us each year for the SBYC annual Light House Fun Race!
No experience necessary, no entry fee, open to any sailboat, skippers encouraged to attend the pre-race meeting July 4th , 10:00 AM at SBYC. If you do not normally dock at SBYC, please tie up at any guest slip (Yellow Fender Boards).
Open to everyone, members and nonmembers alike! Handicap ratings to be assigned by the Race Committee. Reduction in rating will be provided for each non-member boat recruited by an SBYC Member.
Scoring will be time on distance, with adjustments for crew happiness level.
Boats in the Water fight division will be penalized for engaging a craft not in the Water Fight division.
Free docking for guests!
SPRING - MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY - FALL - LONG DISTANCE
Spring and Fall Series racing are each a 7 race series. Races are held on Sundays and the first gun is usually 10:30 a.m. for a two race day. The last Sunday of the series is used for race 7 and any make-up races.
Long Distance Series racing is a 5 race combination of distances including a night race around the Ford Shoal Buoy and back. These races may be on a Friday night or a Saturday and are designed annually by the Fleet Captain.
Memorial Day and Labor Day Series racing are each a 3 race series. This is a great way for beginner to get involved in racing their boats. This series will have races on Saturday leaving the holiday for family fun.
THURSDAY NIGHT RACE SERIES
Thursday night racing is racing for fun, camaraderie, and learning. It is a joint effort with SBJSA to involve more sailors in the sport of racing. To this end, guests from the marinas on Sodus Bay are invited to join in with us and join us in the club afterwards for food drinks and sharing good times.
Boats on the SBYC course will race white sail (genoa only) or race on an Ideal 18. There will be no official scoring and prizes will be for fun.
All sailors are invited to come out, but for the “newbies”, there will be 15 minute talks before 4 of the series.
We look forward to seeing you out there.
For those of you who want to compete on a higher level we have it. Not only do we host this annual regatta, our fleet is up and down the lake competing in other Tier 1 and Tier 2 LYRA events. You will always see an SBYC boat competing in these major and regional regattas: LYRA, EYC, Rochester Hospice, Oswego County Hospice, Scotch Bonnet Light House, Sail Oswego, Genesee Yacht Club Women's and Youngstown Level.
More information can be found at http://lyrawaters.org/WP1/