Bayview Yacht Club Opens Online Registration for Third Annual One Design Regatta
01/29/2014

The event is scheduled to take place May 30 through June 1 and includes three race circles for larger keelboats that will take place on Lake St. Clair and a fourth race will be held on the Detroit River, featuring Ultimate 20s, wayfarer and other dinghies.

Online PR News – 29-January-2014 – Detroit – The Bayview Yacht Club, one of the of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the world, announced that online registration has begun for the Third Annual Bayview One Design Regatta at www.yachtscoring.com. In addition, the Notice of Race has been posted on the site.

The event is scheduled to takeplace May 30 through June 1 and includes three race circles for larger keelboats that will take place on Lake St. Clair and a fourth race will be held on the Detroit River, featuring Ultimate 20s, wayfarer and other dinghies. More than 200 boats entered the race in each of the first two years. Entry fees start as low as $25 for some classes and all entry fees will increase $50 for those boats registered after May 9.

“The Bayview One Design Regatta has quickly become one of the premier One Design events in the country,” said 2014 Regatta Chairman Paul Hulsey. “While most of our participants are from the Midwest, we have had boats come across the country from the East and West Coasts and from as far away as South America. The competition level has been so outstanding to this point that, in 2012, U.S. Sailing picked us as the top One Design Regatta in the U.S.”

The Bayview One Design Regatta will again host the International Moth Grand Prix. The exhibition races will take place directly in front of Bayview Yacht Club on the evenings of May 30 and May 31 following the day’s racing. This also is the third consecutive year these fast sailing hydrofoil dinghies will participate in the regatta, according to 2014 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore Tim Prophit.

“At Bayview, we have two goals with this event: to provide the best quality racing on the water and the most outstanding parties while off the water,” Prophit said. “We encourage participants to sign up early. This not only helps them avoid the late fee, but has been known to provide extra incentive to competitors as they see their rivals already registered for the event.”

The 2014 Bayview One Design Regatta continues a familiar format of multiple races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two dozen or more one design classes and a limited number of handicap classes. Classes with strong contingents expected to enter include: Audi Melges 20, Beneteau 36.7, C&C 35 Mark I Design, Cal 25, Catalina 27, Etchell, Express 27, J/70, J/120, J/35, Laser, Lightning, Thistle, and Thomas 35, Melges 24, NA 40, S27.9, Tartan Ten and Ultimate 20.

Daily awards will be provided for first, second and third places for each class. Series prizes will be awarded for first through third places for classes with 15 or fewer entered boats and first through fifth places for classes with more than 15 entered boats. A One Design series overall winner for each race area (four total) will be selected by the OA. The One Design entry determined by the OA to be the best performing boat will receive recognition on the Bayview One Design Regatta Perpetual Trophy.

Bayview Yacht Club also is excited to announce Velocitek as the 2014 sponsor of the International Moth Grand Prix. This is the first year the Hawaii-based company has been involved in the event. To join Bayview’s One Design Regatta as a sponsor, please contact 2014 Regatta Chairman Paul Hulsey at 248-515-2320.

For more information or to register, visit www.yachtscoring.com. Registration ends May 23.

Bayview Yacht Club, founded in 1915, is widely regarded as the premier sailing club in Michigan and the Midwest. It has been hosting the Bayview Mackinac Race since 1925. The private club is located on the Detroit River near themouth of Lake St. Clair. It has more than 1,000 members. For more information, visit: www.byc.com.