2017 Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous, Put-in-Bay, OH August 4-6 on Lake Erie

Deepwater/Feeder Race to be held on Thursday, August 3rd

Registration is Now Open! Notice of Race is Posted!

Bay Week is one of the largest fresh-water events in the United States with boats hailing from all over the Great Lakes and Canada.  And this year, Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous will be part of this Annual Event.  This event is open to all Corsair Boats, Farrier Boats and Offshore Multihulls. 

We have all the necessary elements required to put on a great regatta.  We have the world's greatest venue.  We have the Lake Erie Islands and we have the wind. We have the Weekend Format (Fri, Sat, Sun) which has proven to be so popular with the Nood Regattas. We will have a Social Package. We have On-line Registration and Yacht Scoring.  This event is open to the Corsair Boats, Farrier Boats and Offshore Multihulls.  The Corsairs will race a series of Round-the-Buoys and Round-the-Islands Races.  We will have a Casual Cruising Class for Non-racers and Jib and Main Boats. Corsair Boats will be using GLMRA Ratings.  Go to:  Lake Erie Multihulls Website.

Bay Week 2015 - F-22 Raise a Little Hull at the Finish                                                          
—Deb Schaefer

Sandusky Sailing Club - Deepwater Race to the Bay – Thursday August 3rd

The Sandusky Deepwater Race is a separate race with separate registration, separate fees, scoring and awards. See Notice of Race at Yacht Scoring.  Pre-registration only for this event at Yacht Scoring.

Registration Deadline for the Deepwater Race is 11:59pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Entry fee is $45. Registrations received after the deadline may be subject to a late fee of $10.00
Registration is now open at Yacht Scoring:   http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4248

Wednesday Night, August 2nd:  Wednesday Night is Race Night at Sandusky Sailing Club.  Join Club Members for After Race Burgers and Beer.  Meet and greet, with other Corsair and Offshore Multihull Sailors.  

Racers will have dockage (included) at SSC, with access to bathrooms and showers on the grounds.  There is a hoist at SSC and ramp launching at several locations nearby.  The Put-in-Bay JET EXPRESS  people Ferry leaves out of Downtown Sandusky about every 2 hours.  There is lodging and restaurants within short walking distance of the host club.  Check out these deals!  http://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g50874-Put_in_Bay_Ohio-Hotel-Deals.html

Thursday, August 3rd:   SSC will serve as Race Headquarters for the Deepwater Race to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island.  As part of this Feeder Race, participants will race or cruise over to Put-in-Bay by way of the iconic Marblehead Lighthouse.  Find the Notice of Race at Yacht Scoring:  www.yachtscoring.com.  Cross the finish line at South Bass Island and sail into the harbor at Put-in-Bay where dockage will be assigned. This is included in your registration!

Marblehead Lighthouse                                                    
Deb B.

The 2017 Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous

will be held in concert with the I-LYA Bay Week Regatta August 4-6, 2017.  This will be a GLMRA and LEM Counter!

MyIRA, Corsair F-31R Charges after the Start                       
Deb Schaefer

The Offshore Multihulls will race a series of Round-the-Buoys and Round-the-Islands Races.  We will have a Casual Cruising Class for Non-racers and Jib and Main Boats.

Registration Deadline for the Regatta is 11:59pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017.  See Notice of Race for your Entry fee.

Registrations received after the deadline may be subject to a late fee of $35.

Register now at:  http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4249


On-shore Registration at PIBYC will start at 4:00pm, Thursday, August 3, 2017.  Pick up your Race Packets and Social Package Tickets/Wristbands!

Registrar:  Dennis Mintus at derelict@aol.com 2362 Henn Hyde Rd. NE, Warren, OH  44484,  330-540-6367

It is very important to Register for your Social Package with Yacht...Save $10!


Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island - Racing and Cruising Destination!!! 

As a resort community, Put-in-Bay has been called the "Key West of the North" and "the Playground for Adults."   South Bass Island offers plenty to do for the whole Family....shopping, dining, sightseeing, or choosing from the many types of outdoor recreation.  Learn the History of Perry's Monument and the Battle of 1812.  Landlubbers can tour the island by bike, golf cart or tour train.  The adventurous can try parasailing or kayaking.  The kids may want to try mining for gems at Perry's Cave or exploring the inside of the World's Largest Geode at Crystal Cave. 

For the Adults, there are Wineries, Breweries and the World's Longest Bar with entertainment offered all day and into the night.

Come for the Regatta.  Stay for the week!  The South Bass Island has accommodations at all price points with 400-500 hotel rooms, B&B's, condos, and cottages.  Or enjoy the sunset from your lovely wooded State Park campsite overlooking the lake.  We have Camping right where the action is at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.  E-mail PIBYC Manager, Barb:  manager@pibyc.org   Or, Save some bucks, stay on your boat. 

August is peak season for this resort community, so make your reservations early! http://visitputinbay.com/pib/lodging/ 

PIB Visitors and Convention Bureau:  http://www.visitputinbay.org/about.php  

Download the Visitor's Island Guide:  http://visitputinbay.com/pib/

Ottawa County Visitor’s Bureau Lodging Locator Service: 1-800-441-1271

State Park Camping:  Reserve online at www.ohiostateparks.org


Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous Schedule of Activities –

Racing every day and Parties every night!

The Bay Week Social Package, Thursday through Saturday, August 3-6th, 2017

Join us on Thursday Night for the first night of our 3-day Social Package.  For $45 per person, your Wristband/Ticket will be Your Ticket to all the Parties , Events, and Liquor: 

. Opening Ceremony at PIBYC - 5pm Thursday 

. DAILY Awards and Beer at PIBYC - 5pm-6pm Friday

. Welcoming Party at PIBYC with Food by Tony Packos and Beer (All you can drink) – 6:00pm-8:30pm Thursday Night with DJ and Dancing until 10:00pm.


. Tito’s Vodka Party , Beer and Chicken BBQ  - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Friday Night  Vodka, Beer, Music and Dancing until 10pm!!!

 . Ladies Cocktail Reception -  4:00pm-5:30pm. Saturday... It's Tradition!  Meet the Commodore and his Lady at Miller's Pavilion (adjacent to PIBYC) Cocktails made to order and Hors d’oeuvres.  Register for the Ladies Party at PIBYC after 4pm Thursday and Friday. 


. DAILY Awards and Beer at PIBYC - 5:30pm- 6:30pm Saturday…. Wear Your Wrist Band!!

. Mount Gay Sail RUM Party at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club - 6:30pm Saturday Night.  (All you can drink)  DJ and Dancing .  Your Crew will be fed with Disbrow's Signature OH Boy Sandwich, Mac and Cheese.  Wear Your Wrist Band!!  Music and Dancing till 10:00pm!!!

. Sunday after the Races: 1pm Daily First Awards, Beer Bust and Final Awards at PIBYC.  

. After Glow Party at Middle Bass Island - enjoy overnight dockage at reduced rates!  Party with us at JF Walleyes with Specials and Discounts especially for you!  Unwind at MBI before heading home.  Complimentary Breakfast at MBIYC.  Reservations by credit card now, by contacting the MBIYC Dockmaster at 419 341-1576. See handout in your packet. 

See the I-LYA Sail Regatta Program on the Website at http://www.I-LYA.org   and don't forget to pick up  your Official Yearbook Booklet at the registration desk.  It's Free!

Lake Erie Islands – A Great Cruising Destination 

Casual Cruising Class - We will have a Cruising Class for Non-racers and Jib & Main Boats.  Cruisers will have a separate start and finish line with a starting window for a no - pressure start.  Cruisers will sail one Round-the-Islands Course each day.  They will enjoy same Social Package, Parties and Activities as the racing fleet. 

The Cruising Fleet will have the option to race each day, or explore the nearby Lake Erie Islands.   Explore Middle Bass Island just across the channel.  Dock at MB Is State Park.  Hike the Nature Trails OR Visit the Historical Lonz Winery.  Enjoy the wading pool at JF Walleyes.  

Wading Pool at JF Walleyes                                                                    Deb Schaefer

After the regatta, take a cruise to the nearby Kelley’s Is, Pelee Island or Leamington, Canada.  Or take a short cruise to Cedar Point Marina to enjoy the Roller Coast!  We've got it all!

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club - Race Headquarters at PIB

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, South Bass Island, will be the site for the all the Après Race Activities...Welcome Party, Tito’s Vodka Party, Mount Gay Sail RUM Party, and DAILY Awards, Beer, DJ and Dancing Every Night!, Good Food every night and the ever popular Beer Garden! 

If you don't ever race any other regatta, this is the one for you!

Your Bay Week Specialist, 


Deb Schaefer


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