2017 Evolution Sails ABYC Open Regatta

Seventy (70!) boats came out last weekend for the Evolution Sails ABYC Open. Saturday gave us light wind (or no wind) and big shifts before the wind settled in and all fleets got in three races, while on Sunday the Vipers and J/24s got in three more races after the fog finally burned off.

Thanks to:

– all our ABYC volunteers and club staff for making our regatta go off as planned, even as our plans changed up until the last moment!

-QCYC and RCYC for running Alpha course in its unusual location west of Gibraltar.

– all of our sponsors and prize contributors – Evolution Sails, Bristol Marine, Great Lakes Offshore Services, UK Sailmakers, Steam Whistle Brewing, Henderson Brewing Co. and Bacardi. Without your support an event like this would not be possible.

– and all the competitors who turned out for the regatta despite the limited format and our harbour restrictions.

For all boats finishing in the top three in your divisions, please contact us to arrange pickup of your prizes if you have not already done so.

Results are now available on the LORC website

Our regatta was the first half of the ABYC-QCYC Commodore’s Challenge. Seventeen ABYC boats and four QCYC boats came out in the PHRF fleet. Counting QCYC’s two-boat handicap, QCYC trails by 11 boats going into the second half of the contest for  Bragging Rights Around The Spit at the QCYC regatta in September.

The first Lake Ontario J Fest regatta will be held July 21-23. For more information check out the JFest Poster . Here is the NOTICE OF RACE. J Fest registration is now open at SailReg.ca

Then at the end of the season, ABYC will host the Donald D. Summerville Memorial Race on September 23.

There are two  shallow spots on the approaches to ABYC. The first is west of the most southern point of Ashbridge’s Bay Park. The second is west of the middle of the entrance to the main ABYC harbour. Deeper draft boats that are coming to ABYC should stay a couple of hundred feet off the southernmost point of the park and stay close to the rocks on the south side of the entrance on the way into our harbour.