SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT FRIDAY URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cleveland OH 405 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020 Lake Erie nearshore waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH- Lake Erie nearshore waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH- 405 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020 * WHAT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and waves 3 to 5 feet expected. * WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH and nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Reno Beach to The Islands OH. * WHEN...Until 10 PM EDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.
Lake Erie Solo Challenge, sponsored by the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society, begins on Saturday, 15 August 2020. Seasoned sailor Russ Krock, a frequent visitor to Put-in-Bay, races aboard Schock&All.
Great Lakes Singlehanded Society describes the competition this way:
“The course will start approximately .7 nautical miles outside of the harbor at North Cape Yacht Club/Toledo Beach Marina. It then proceeds approximately forty nautical miles eastbound thru Pelee Passage, leaving Pelee Island, Ontario to starboard, thence approximately one hundred sixty eight nautical miles to Seneca Shoal Light (approximately 42o47.5’ / 78o56.0’), R”2”, Fl R4s, near Buffalo, NY. After rounding the buoy, leaving it to starboard, the course proceeds southwesterly approximately sixty three nautical miles to the finish mark (approximately 42o09.9/ 80o03.2), R”2”, Fl R4s, just outside the harbor at Presque Isle Harbor. The course distance is rated at 271 nautical miles (312 statute miles). The Great Lakes Single-handed Society stresses that the spirit of the Challenge is to complete a safe and seamanlike passage. The fact that a race event is being held does not condone unseamanlike conduct in fog, traffic or conditions of fatigue.”
Vessel race-tracking is available HERE!
Put-in-Bay boating often delivers unique and beautiful cruisers to Put-in-Bay Harbor.
Put-in-Bay Moorings, operated by Boardwalk Harbor Operations, adjusts hours to meet demand while balancing service staffing resources. Please visit Boardwalk Harbor Operations for complete and updated information on mooring balls, Park Place Boat Club docks, and Put-in-Bay marine fuel station.
Currently, the Put-in-Bay Moorings have the following hours:
Put-in-Bay Mooring Field — Harbor Taxi Service
Monday & Tuesday – 8am to 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday – 8am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday – 8am to 10pm
Sunday – 8am to 6pm
Put-in-Bay Webcams are the next best thing to being at the Bass Islands. Stay in touch with a virtual visit!