I-LYA Bayweek Scuttles Race Day 1

Morning light over Bayweek Regatta, by Madison Goff Wood

I-LYA Bayweek sailors, hosted by the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, greeted day one after early-morning thunderstorms, rising temperatures, and very light winds.  After several delays, the Race Committee cancelled the day’s three races.  Competition is scheduled to resume Saturday morning at 9am, after a skippers meeting at 7:45am.

The afternoon off allowed sailors respite aboard the boats and at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.

Regatta awaits Saturday races at Put-in-Bay

Comfortable hammock catches the afternoon breeze

Russ Krock excited for solo competition



Great Lakes Single-Handed Society to Race at Put-in-Bay

GLSS victor, Schock & All

The annual I-LYC Bayweek regatta, held at Put-in-Bay, will have a single-handed class for the first time this year.  Great Lakes Single-Handed (GLSS) ratings and scoring will be used, and participants in this class will have their own official start for a race around the Bass Islands each of the 3 days–August 5,6,7.

The Great Lakes Single-handed Society is an organization established for the perpetuation of the sport of solo sailing. It is one of the few organizations where no amount of money will purchase a membership – only by successfully completing a Port Huron to Mackinac, Chicago to Mackinac, Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth, the Lake Erie Solo Challenge, or the Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge is lifetime membership conveyed by the Society.


Junior Bay Championships this Week!

Junior Bay boats lining up at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club. Click to enlarge drone view by Adam Myers!

I-LYA Junior Championship racers report to the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club between 1200-1400 hours on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 for registration and check-in.  All boats, equipment and sails will be inspected at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.

Racing begins the following days: July 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2021.  The schedule time for the Shore Warning Gun for launching for each day is 0900 hrs.

Put-in-Bay Sunset Puts Accent on Mills Trophy Race

Put in Bay Sunset

South Bass Island State Park on Friday evening / Photo by Caryl Fox

Mills Trophy Race



“Red sky at night, sailors delight” bodes well for the Mills Trophy Race, presented by the Toledo Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club.  Racers in five classes (PHRF, JAM, Double-Handed, Multi-Hull and Classics) departed Toledo Harbor early on Friday evening. The three courses offered, depending on class and boat rating, begin near the Toledo Harbor Light and end at a finish line off South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay).

Mills Trophy Race