Date: July 27 & 28
The 2nd Annual Ashbridge’s Bay Optimist Regatta took place at ABYC on July 27 and 28. We ran two courses this year, one for Optis (including greens), and one for for 420s and RS Fevas. A good time was had by all!
We are working on plans for the 3rd Annual (Opti) dinghy regatta, which may expand to include other classes. Watch this page for details.
The ABYC (keelboat) regatta is a wrap! Racers and race committees coped with rain and fog combined with thunderstorms detouring around us on Saturday, followed by light and flukey winds on Sunday, but we still got in lots of racing. The results are posted at http://www.lorc.org/Results2019/2019_Results.htm .
And racing on Saturday was followed by an epic party that was still going strong at 2200 when I went home to bed.
Thanks to Joanne and Mike Chwalek, our regatta co-chairs; to all our volunteers on shore; to our race committee volunteers from ABYC, PCYC, QCYC, and RCYC; to our judges; and to our general manager Tim and all our staff.
Dave Steenbergen, Rear Commodore
There are two shallow spots on the approaches to ABYC. The first is west of the most southern point of Ashbridge’s Bay Park. The second is west of the middle of the entrance to the main ABYC harbour.
Deeper draft boats that are coming to ABYC should stay a couple of hundred feet off the southernmost point of the park and stay close to the rocks on the south side of the entrance on the way into our harbour.