Friday, March 27, 2015
2015 Schedule Summary
Spring Series - May 23-25

Around-the-Islands - Jun 27

Bayfield Race Week - Jun 29-Jul 3

Silver Bay Scramble - Aug 22*

Fall Series - Sep 5-7

Single/Double Hander - Sep 12*

Dobson Cup Regatta - Sep 26-27

*Not part of championship series

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
Wind Forecasting - A Workshop for Sailors

WYC is hosting an Wind Forecasting Workshop for Sailors at the Wayzata Yacht Club on April 11. No aspect of weather is more important to sailors than the wind. It dictates when it is safe to leave port and whether your journey will be fast or comfortable. On the race course, properly predicting the wind separates the winners from the seminar brochure here. Or learn more and sign-up here
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Have a friend who wonders why you’re “up North” every weekend? Have a boat, and looking for more excitement? Looking to practice your sailing skills against others? Whatever your reason we invite you learn more about racing with AIS in Bayfield, WI


Long time WYC-AIS members; Clay Babcock, Pete Shelquist, Doug Millroy, and Andy Spence-Parsons will host two lively and entertaining events to introduce the Apostle Islands Station of the WYC
  • Thursday, May 7 from 1900, at Wayzata Yacht Club, Wayzata, MN
  • Saturday, May 30 from 0900, at Pikes Bay Marina, Bayfield, WI

Topics including; safety, fleets, social events, recruiting crew, how to get started, and maybe even memorable regatta stories...... So, make plans to attend. Share this event with your friends. Be part of a fun and growing fleet.

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

Fleet Captain: 
David Crum 

Buoy Fleet: 

Mid Distance / Jib-and-Main: 
Pete Shelquist

Buoy Racing

This option features action packed races around buoys laid by the race committee. Races are typically two or three laps around a 1.5-2.0 nautical mile course, and take about an hour. At the discretion of the Race Officer, the course may be a medium distance course around local attractions and/or aids to navigation. Two or three races per day are common.  Yachts are typically in the 30-50 foot, and can complete equitably; yachts are assigned a handicap rating – either via a Lake Michigan PHRF certificate, or one assigned by the Race Committee.

Mid-Distance (MD) and Jib-and-Main (JAM)

Yachts in this fleet eschew rounding buoys in favor of racing though paradise around islands and along shorelines. Some sailors find Mid-distance racing an easier point of entry into the sport.  The fleet is further sub divided into yachts that prefer to race with a spinnaker, and those with more cruising oriented yachts, who those who would prefer a more leisurely experience.  Some are family programs with kids; while others with more experience, race shorthanded with their spouse.  Yachts of all shapes, sizes, and ages, can complete equitably; yachts are assigned a handicap rating – either via a Lake Michigan PHRF certificate, or one assigned by the Race Committee.

Race Week

Bayfield Race Week is the centrepiece of the AIS season: a week long festival of sailing on the South Shore of Lake Superior. The event surrounds the 4th of July, and attracts boats and crews all points of the compass, including: Canada, Florida, Duluth, and the Twin Cities.

Race week itself kicks-off on Sunday evening with registration.  Racing starts at 1100 each day, with multiple fleets. Depending on conditions, up to three races may be run in a day.

Post race entertainment starts with the social at the Pavilion each night, with prizes, and continues on throughout the week. Bayfield in the mid summer is a lively place with many unique dining and live music options.

Fleet Captain: David Crum, Webmaster:Andy Spence-Parsons
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