Sodus Bay Yacht Club hosted the 2022 Challenge Cup Regatta. It was a weekend of lighter winds and flat water. The regatta included 27 boats in four divisions with visiting sailors from Newport Yacht Club, Oswego Yacht Club, and Pultneyville Yacht Club. It was also a treat to see two 8 metres racing on the line in division 1. All in all everyone got a lot of sun, enjoyed great music by the Baby Boomers, and feasted on great food. Thank you SBJSA for hosting the annual pancake breakfast before the start of the second day of racing. We would also like to thank Larry Sill, who served as PRO for this event.
Challenge Cup 2022 was a scorcher of a weekend. It was the first time Sodus Bay Yacht Club hosted the event simultaneously with the Sail for Hospice Regatta. Friday night we hade small boat RC boats races, a fantastic steak dinner, and acoustic guitars by the bonfire (thank you Gerry Walsh and Bill Maguire). Saturday had lighter winds but the lake was flat and we had plenty of air to run three races without any delays. Saturday night was the chicken BBQ and music by the Baby Boomers. Sunday we enjoyed an SBJSA pancake breakfast and raced the final two races with winds higher but still from the south ensuring flat waters again on the big lake. Oswego Yacht Club took home the coveted Challenge Cup this Year. Congrats!
Oswego Yacht Club takes the 2022 Challenge Cup.
2022 Challenge Cup Results
Want to see who won each division? Interested to know which club took home the coveted Challenge Cup? Check out who participated and how the times broke down by clicking below.
SBYC traditionally hosts 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 http://www.lyrawaters.org/index.html
LYRA TIER 2 Counter Event
The expectation is to race 7 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: www.phrf-lo.org