July 13, 2022
To be as inclusive as possible for overall Regatta Champion in handicap racing, LYRA is organizing two separate Centennial Race feeders from Canada. One will start from Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club and the other will start from Kingston Yacht Club. For US sailors, we will have two Founder’s Race feeders from Rochester and Oswego. Qualification for overall handicap Flying Sail Regatta Champion in PHRF and ORC requires:
1. Competing in a feeder race (either a Centennial Race or a Founder’s Race)
2. Competing in the Freeman Race
3. Competing in Course Racing (handicap, not one-design) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
One Design Regatta Champion does not require participation any of the feeder races or the Freeman race. All that is required is competing in the Flying Sail Course Racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Non-Flying Sail Course Racing will be held on Saturday and Sunday. All feeder races and Freeman Races are also available to non-flying sail competitors.
LYRA 2022 begins on Monday July 25th with the first Centennial Race west from Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club to Rochester. Tuesday July 26th will be the second Centennial Race east from Kingston Yacht Club to Sodus Bay, the Founders Race east from Oswego Yacht Club to Sodus Bay, and the Founders Race west form Genesee Yacht Club to Sodus Bay.
The long-distance overnight Freeman Cup races, of which there are many beautiful perpetual trophies, will be on Wednesday evening. LYRA wraps up the week with course racing: FS on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. NFS on Saturday and Sunday.
8 Metre North Americans
The Lake Ontario 8 Metre Association has announced that they will hold their North Americans during this year’s LYRA Annual Regatta at the SBYC. The association will do NA racing on Thursday July 28 and Friday July 29, 2022. The racing performed on July 29 as well as racing on July 30, and 31st will be scored for LYRA to award the Classic and Modern LYRA Trophies for this year’s Annual Regatta.