Young sailing students put skills to test as they head into Lake Erie at 10am Wednesday–the heat index is 101°F and the wind is at 10 knots out of the southwest. Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is home to Community Swim & Sail program.
Mills Trophy Race, presented by the Toledo Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club and held annually in early June, will hear the starting gun at 5pm today. According to the event organizers, “The race is open to the following classes: PHRF, JAM, Double-Handed, Multi-Hull and Classics. The three courses offered, depending on class and boat rating, all begin near the Toledo Harbor Light and end at a finish line off of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay).”
Started at 5:25pm on the Governors Cup course–52.6 nautical miles. Tacked upwind in 8-12 knots of breeze to first mark. It’s 8:40pm and we are 10.84 miles from Catawba buoy , rounding in 11 knots of breeze slightly cracked off the wind. Once on Catawba we will head north to mouse Island and east into Sandusky channel, then turn back around for a finish at Put-in-Bay after rounding Ballast Island.