Lake Erie Solo Challenge Begins Saturday

Shock&All departs Put-in-Bay for Toledo on 14 August 2020.

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.

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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!


I-LYA Sail Regatta August 2-4, Put-in-Bay

Inter-Lake Yachting Association and Put-in-Bay Yacht Club present the 2019 I-LYA Bayweek Regatta August 2-4.

Put in Bay BayweekThis event is open to members of US SAILING or other National Authorities, members of recognized yacht clubs, members of recognized class associations, and others as designated by the Organizing Authority. Classes include: PHRF, JAM, Off Shore Multi-hull, Cruising Class, T-10, Interlake, Hobie Wave and Beach Cats.

A Bayweek Promo Powerpoint presentation is available here!

 




Ocean-Going Sailors from Germany Visit Put-in-Bay

Brigantia GfS

International sailors!

Around noon today, the German flagged vessel Brigantia (Hallberg-Rassy 48) arrived at Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie.  The captain,  Felix Höhener, and crew are members of GfS — Gemeinschaft fur Seefahrt, or “Fellowship for Blue Water Sailors.”  Home port for the sailors include Hamburg, Germany, and several towns around Lake Constance, Germany.  Details about the organization (in German) are available by clicking on this logo: Bodensee_logo-gfsPut in Bay_Brigantia