Regattas at ABYC

Upcoming Regattas


Donald D. Summerville 2019

2019 Donald D. Summerville Memorial Race

Date: September 21

The Summerville is a coastal race from ABYC around marks of opportunity to the east and back. Faster boats will be sent on a longer course and vice versa to give a great day race for everyone. The race is an LORC event as well as part of the ABYC offshore series. There is no fee for ABYC boats but they must register online on the LORC website at

The Notice of Race for this event is on the LORC website. The Sailing Instructions were amended on September 18. Here are the Summerville SIs including amendment 1.

There are currently no boats registered in IRC-1 or IRC-2, which are scheduled to start first. If there are no IRC boats on the day of the race, the amendment specifies that these starts will be omitted and all other starts will be moved earlier. Combining IRC and PHRF starts (or any other starts) will have the same effect. All boats should take this into consideration when planning when they will arrive at the starting area.

Past Regattas

2019 ABYC Optimist Regatta

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.

2019 ABYC Regatta

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 .

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.

Bravo Zulu!

Dave Steenbergen, Rear Commodore



Please take note!

For all visiting and member boats at ABYC regattas…

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.