Challenge Cup 

Saturday June 29th - Sunday June 30th, 2024

Register For Challenge Cup

We will host our 40th Challenge Cup Regatta. In addition to great racing, registrants will enjoy: live entertainment, and  delicious meals available throughout the weekend.  We will also have Match Play Ink on-site for event merchandise. 

Planning to attend? Register your boat for the race, reserve dinner tickets for you and non-racing folks, and see who else is planning to be on the water.  A limited amount of dinners will be available during the event.

Regatta Information

Want to know more about the sailing rules and policies for the day's sailing events? Want to see a schedule of events for the regatta weekend? See all Notices of Race (NOR), Sailing instructions, and the event schedule here.  

Match Play Ink

Want some Challenge Cup swag to wear? Match Play Ink will be on site during the regatta for merchandise sales.  They will have Challenge Cup 2024 items with the newly designed 2024 logo as well as custom apparel.


Come in on Friday and stay through Sunday. We have ample parking for crew and friends and family.  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 also availabl: 


Saturday night we will host the band Midnight Storm! The band plays a wide variety of Classic Rock in the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester area. So get ready to dance the night away under the stars of Sodus Bay Yacht Club and enjoy the live music. 

Regatta Weekend Meals 

Friday Night Club Bar/Mexican Night

Join us Friday night at the Club and have drinks at the bar. Enjoy a festive Mexican themed dinner catered by our SBYC staff.

Saturday Regatta Dinner

After racing on Saturday, join us on shore for a delicious chicken BBQ .dinner.  Please purchase your tickets soon for your meals.

Sunday SBJSA Breakfast

The junior sailors are hosting a Pancake breakfast! All donations go to SBJSA. No pre-order necessary for this breakfast.

Sunday Picnic Lunch

After racing on Sunday, we will host a hamburger and hotdog picnic. The cost will be $12 per person. 

Regatta Overview

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

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: