Saturday, December 20, 2014
2015 Schedule Summary
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Spring Series - May 23-25
May 23th 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races

May 24th 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races

May 25th
1 MD/JAM/Buoy Race, 
2nd Buoy race weather and time permitting

Details to follow


Summer Series / Bayfield Race Week
June 27th 
Around the Islands Race 10:00 start

June 29th 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races*

June 30th 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races*

July 1st 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races*

July 2nd 
1 MD/JAM Race, 2 Buoy Races*

July 3rd 
1 MD/JAM/Buoy Race*

*MD/JAM/Buoy race schedule and number of races TBD by Race Week Committee


Fall Series
Sep 5th 
1 MD/JAM/Buoy ­ Bill Hulings Around Madeline Race ­ 10:30 start

Sep 6th 
1 MD/JAM race, 2 Buoy races

Sep 7th 
1 MD/JAM race, 2 Buoy races



Dobson Cup Regatta - 2 Races
Sept 26th 
1 MD/JAM/Buoy race

Sept 27th 
1 MD/JAM/Buoy race


Other Events
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July 18th 
Silver Bay Scramble (Not part of AIS Champ series)

Sept 12th 
Single/Double Handed Race ( MD/JAM Champ series only)



LSYA Offshore Series (See LSYA NOR for details)
  • June 20th Duluth to Bayfield
  • June 27th Around the Islands
  • July 28th International ­ Thunder Bay to Houghton
  • Aug 1st Trans Superior

Other Events:
  • July 11th Chicago Mac
  • July 18th Port Huron Mac
  • July 25th Harbor Spring


2014 Results Summary
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The Results are in!

Here is a summary of this season’s WYC-AIS races.  Congratulations to everyone and thank you for the great participation we had this year.  Our numbers continue to grow along with the variety and quality of racing.  Spread the word for next year and gear up for fun, competitive and unique racing all happening in Bayfield on beautiful Lake Superior

   Buoy Fleet Mid Distance Fleet
 Spring Series 1st Chewbacca
2nd Place Angisina
3rd Place Chase
1st Celebration
2nd Kestrel
 Summer Series  1st Chewbacca
2nd Zig Zag
3rd place Chase
1st Celebration
2nd Undaunted
3rd Texana
 Fall Series 1st Chewbacca
2nd Zig Zag
3rd Chase
1st Kestrel
2nd Texana
3rd SS George Bailey
 Frost Bite Series 1st Zig Zag
2nd Angisina
3rd Chase
1st Kestrel
2nd Celebration
3rd SS George Bailey
 Championship  1st Chewbacca
2nd Zig Zag
3rd Chase
1st Celebration
2nd Texana
3rd SS George Bailey



Bayfield Race Week Wrap-up
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Bayfield Race Week 2014 showed great growth, with 48 registered boats, up from 39 last year, and the best in a long time. Boats travelled from Thunder Bay, Duluth and Houghton, as well as strong local participation.



The Mid Distance and the entry level, Jib and Main class were popular due to fewer crew requirements, more interesting courses, one race per day, and good competition.

Buoy Fleet: 10 boats
Mid-Distance A and B Fleets: 12 boats
Mid-Distance C Fleet: 10 boats
New Jib and Main Fleet: 4 boats

Racing on Monday was cancelled due to strong winds, over 40 knots at the dock! The wind died steadily over the week but recovered nicely on Friday with steady 10-13 knots.

The Around the Islands Race included 30+ knot winds, driving rain, and calm, as well as the usual, agonizing decision: stay close to the islands at the Outer Island versus go outside. The outside option paid off better! The first boats finished about midnight, with the remainder coming in until about 5:00 AM.

Around-the-Island race results
Bayfield Race Week results. 

Photo Copyright Mark Puariea - Many more great  images here 



2013/2014 Winter
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The boats may be put way for the season. But its never too early to dream of soft water, and start planning your 2014 racing campaign.



2014 schedule is posted here. UPDATED 27th Jan

Notice-of-Race - Updated 3/19/14



So…. You’re interested in racing the Great Lakes!
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So…. You’re interested in racing the Great Lakes!

Welcome to AIS! We are committed to a comprehensive racing schedule, excellent race management, and testing conditions on the greatest of the Great Lakes. The schedule comprises more than twenty races over: Memorial Day, Race Week around July 4th, Labor Day and the final weekend in September. In addition, there are offshore races, including the legendary Trans Superior. Competitive racing is assured. Courses are a combination of windward/leeward, medium distance, and point-to-point, so there is something for everyone. 
  • Own a boat and need Crew? We have you covered!
  • Are you a crew looking for a ride? Let us help you get to race a big boat!



New for 2013; Crew and Owner handbooks
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New for 2013; Crew and Owner handbooks.  Each pamphlet is designed to provide boat owners and their crew with the relevant information you will need to enjoy your experience in Bayfield, including; schedule of events, recommended gear list, directions, dining options, and contact information.  Download and circulate your copy today.

Boat Owner Handbook    Crew Handbook 
     
 Download   Download






Official Notice Board
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All official amendments to SI’s will be posted here by 10:00 on the day of race.



J105 For Sale By Owner
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J105 For Sale By Owner

Boat Name: Miss J
Location: Bayfield
Price: $80,000 or best offer

Contact: djsons@centurytel.net
651-260-7224 or 715-779-5580




Find a Ride
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Big boats need big crews, so there are always opportunities for you. 


Three ways to connect are: 
  1. Via email to bayfieldraceweek@gmail.com
  2. Via the AIS email server.  Register here: http://lists.wyc.org/listinfo/AIS then follow the instructions.  
  3. Many of the fleet have their own websites, where you can register to crew.  Click here. http://wyc.org/ais/Fleet.aspx

Be honest about your experience, and what you want to get out of the experience.  Hope to see on the starting line.

AIS@lists.wyc.org :  Join the fleet list server and you, too, can send out messages to the entire fleet. 


Superior Lake Levels
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Photo Gallery
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AIS Photo Gallery



Welcome
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Welcome to the Apostle Islands Station of the Wayzata Yacht Club, on the shores of Lake Superior, in Bayfield, Wisconsin.  The WYC is committed to the promotion of sailboat racing competition! The AIS extends this commitment with a comprehensive racing schedule, excellent race management, and testing conditions on the greatest of the Great Lakes.

The schedule comprises more than 20 races over: Memorial Day, Bayfield Race Week (around 4th July), Labor Day, and a final weekend in late September.   In addition, there are offshore races, including the legendary Trans Superior.  Competitive racing is assured, as the yachts from 35' to 53' use LMPHRF (Lake Michigan Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) ratings. Courses are a combination of Windward/Leeward, medium distance, and point-to-point, so there is something for everyone.

Crew opportunities are always available, at all levels of experience from novice beginner, to experienced sea-dog, and everything in between.  Check out the fleet page.  The fleet captain can connect you with skippers looking for crew.



Our Playground
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Bayfield is located on the South Shore of Lake Superior, just 4-1/2 hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul.  The Apostle Islands are sometimes referred to as Jewels of Lake Superior - Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources.  Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas.



Social Scene
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After a hard day on the water, you can imagine the need for refreshment! Fortunately the AIS has a vibrant social scene. It is the perfect opportunity for sailors to "hydrate" and tell tall stories, and for non-sailing family members to be part of the fun. Post race festivities include: Bayfield Inn and the other two points of the Bayfield Triangle (Morty’s and the Rum Line).  Bayfield offers many unique dining experiences.  And, of course, Lake Superior makes a perfect backdrop for any dock-side barbeque or house party at any time during the season.

 



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