Sunday, January 25, 2015
2015 Schedule Summary
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Spring Series - May 23-25

Around-the-Islands - Jun 27

Bayfield Race Week - Jun 29-Jul 3

Silver Bay Scramble - Jul 18*

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
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



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.



Contact
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Fleet Captain: 
David Crum
BayfieldRacing@Q-iii.com 
952.479.0046

Buoy Fleet: 
Andy.spence-parsons
Andy.Spence-Parsons@comcast.net
763.360.8587

Mid Distance / Jib-and-Main: 
Pete Shelquist
Pete.shelquist@comcast.net
952.807.8744

Buoy Racing
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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)
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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
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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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