Racing is one of the attractions of our club. If you read through our history you'll find this is deep within our culture. Our members' boats are adorned with the success of the program as they actively compete around Lake Ontario and beyond. We have an active Performance Handicap Racing Fleet, Lake Ontario (PHRF-LO) fleet. More information can be found at . We host the annual Challenge Cup Regatta which is a Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) Tier 2 counter event for the awarding of the LYRA Boat Of The Year. Club racing includes Spring, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fall, and Long Distance Series racing.

Sodus Bay Yacht Club is proud to host the 136th Annual LYRA regatta. This will represent the 11th time SBYC has hosted LYRA; The town is jumping with activity, the conditions are always great and the regatta team friendly and professional. . Stay tuned to our LYRA page for information.

8 Metre North Americans 2022

The Lake Ontario 8 Metre Association has announced that they will hold their North Americans during this year's LYRA Annual Regatta at SBYC. It will be a beautiful sight to see these majestic sailboats gracing our Sodus Bay waters. Come see these beautiful boats and their crew in action.

Crewing is a Great Way to Learn!

No experience? Some Experience? It doesn't matter. We just want enthusiastic folks to come and race with us.

We need help help crewing our boats for all sorts of racing. We've got lots of boats wanting to participate on the Thursday night Fun Races but not enough people to crew. It's free and it's fun!

Interested in how to participate?

Contact Tom Thurston

SBYC COVID-19 Checklist -2021.pdf

SBYC Covid-19 Checklist

SBYC 2021 Racing Waiver.pdf

SBYC Racing Waiver

8 Metres

SBYC has a history of members owning and sailing 8-metre sailboats. After a hiatus of having a small fleet at SBYC, they're making SBYC their home port once again. Among them is the return of the all wooden 8-metre, "Natural". Its legacy includes the 1995 World Cup 1st place trophy hosted in the Netherlands. The following year in 1996, SBYC hosted the 8 Metre Worlds Event.

The Natural's crew working hard during the 1995 Worlds Cup in The Netherlands

A winning crew: Tom Ruflin, Tim Donovan, Erik Will, and skipper Hank Stuart

Bow man Hank Willard

Watercolor painting by the late Franz Schwenk of Rochester YC.

The original hangs in the 8 metre room at RYC

Know Before You Go

Check out the latest forecasts and wind conditions before heading out on your trip around the bay or out on the big lake. There are lots of weather apps you can install on your smart phone so the weather and wind is always at your fingertips.