Welcome to the LSYC Racing Web Pages. These pages will inform you about all racing events being sponsored by LSYC during the 2017 season. New this year are some Predicted Log competition opportunities.
LSYC offers weekly racing series for both Auxiliary and one-design Sailboats.
The Auxiliary sailboats race on the LSYC fixed mark course, located to the east of Lorain Harbor. Racing happens most Wednesday nights from June 7th to September 20th with one by-week on July 26th. The weekly races are divided into two series with combined seasonal overall awards too. Races start at 19:00 until August 30th when the balance of the season starts at 18:30.
One-design sailboats race on a movable course windward/leeward legs. Racing occurs on Sunday afternoons with a 13:00 start time. We normally run three (3) races each Sunday. This course will be active between June 11th and September 17th with some Sundays excluded.
The Gibbs/Kelleys Island race is an annual event at LSYC. The race is a two-day event. On Saturday we race 25 miles from Lorain to Kelleys Island. We stay over on Kelleys enjoying a meal and party. On Sunday we race back. This year the annual steak fry is returning as part of the event. This is always a great way to cap-off the season!
The annual MAST race is for Auxiliary sailboats and will feature a Predicted Log competition for powerboats. Each class must have at least three boats registered.
The course is a 10 to 22 mile mid-distance, off-shore course (depending on day-of course selection) around buoys deployed by the MAST (Maritime Archaeological Survey Team) over two shipwrecks in the immediate vicinity of Lorain Harbor. The start line will be in Lorain Harbor at the G5 government buoy. The finish line will also be in Lorain Harbor between G5 and R6 with each skipper taking their own finish times.
Auxiliary sailboats will race under PHRF-LE ratings and rules.
Powerboats competing in the Predicted Log competition will need to provide one member of their crew to ride a competitor's boat and handle time recording. The Predicted Log competition requires the masking of speed/knot meters and watches. Skippers may use only the RPM guage and their knowledge of how their boat performs. The Skipper pre-judges his/her timings around the course, the boat with actual timings closes to the predicted ones wins.
After the race stay to enjoy LSYC's annual July Fouth American Picnic which will include the awards presentation for the MAST race. Then stay for a front-row seat to the city of Lorain's annual Fireworks display.
The annual Lorain One-Design Regatta will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 at LSYC. The event will have starts for Stars, Interlakes and Jet 14s. Any other class that registers at least three (3) boats by Saturday, July 1st 2017 will also receive a start at the regatta.
The event will feature a full day of racing on the waters of Lake Erie off the shores of Lorain, Ohio followed by a post-race dinner, party and awards.