Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup

We are once again hosting our annual Challenge Cup Regatta. In addition to great racing, registrants will enjoy: live entertainment, free refreshments upon docking on Friday, and delicious meals available throughout the weekend. We will also get a jump start on the 4th of July Holiday by lighting up our boats in red, white & blue. Prizes will be awarded for the best visiting and home boat decorations. Register below!


SBYC is again hosting this annual regatta that is one of many quality regattas around Lake Ontario that act as a qualifying Tier 2 counter event for the LYRA Boat of The Year. This regatta will help you on a great campaign towards this coveted trophy. Have you heard of any of these major and regional regattas: LYRA, EYC, Rochester Hospice, Oswego County Hospice, Scotch Bonnet Light Race, Genesee Yacht Club Women's, and Youngstown CamAm? More information can be found at

Regatta Overview

The expectation is to race 5 races on Lake Ontario, but it is not out of the realm of possibilities to have a few or all in the bay depending on the weather. Racing will be on Saturday and Sunday and will culminate with an awards presentation Sunday afternoon on the west lawn next to the portico.

Challenge Cup is a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet. with event information on PHRF-LO found at:


You and your crew can stay on your boat rafted in our deep harbor or stay in a tent on our lawn. Local lodging is available and can be found at: .

Come in on Friday and stay through Sunday. In addition to the SBYC restaurant you can find plenty of fun within walking distance of the club. We have ample parking for crew and friends and family.