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WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT RACING

During the 6 primary weeks of our summer camp program, we conduct an open racing series each Thursday evening (except during the week of our annual Family BBQ Fundraiser, when Thursday Night Racing is held on Wednesday). All current campers enrolled in a session, along with alumni and any staff members not working that night, are invited to participate and race. In addition, SBJSA Community Boating FULL FLEET Members are also welcome and encouraged to participate. Anyone can race just one Thursday night, or multiple Thursdays, based on personal availability and interest.

 

Sailboat classes include Laser Radial, 420 and Opti. If 3 or more boats of another one-design class are present, then they will receive their own start as well. Thursday Night Racing is also open to members of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club and their families who wish to utilize the Club's fleet of Ideal 18 keelboats or other one-design class boats owned by members (ie – Lightnings).

Thursday Night Race Eligibility and Fees.

 

A. Registered Summer Campers​ 2021.

​1. No Fee for boats.

2. $5 per person Thursday night race entry fee.

3. Register with staff prior to checking out a boat and racing.

B. SBJSA Alumni

  1. A one time $20 boat usage fee (good for all scheduled Thursday Racing is required.

  2. $5 per person entry fee applies each week.

  3. Register with staff prior to checking out a boat and racing.​

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C. Community Boating Members (Full Member Privileges)

  1. Family Full Fleet Members, NO boat usage fee of $20.

  2. Individual Full Fleet Members, NO boat usage fee of $20.

  3. $5 per person Entry Fee applies each week.

  4. Register with staff prior to checking out a boat and racing.

D. All other Community Boating Member Categories.

  1. Same as SBJSA Alumni Category Above.

  2. Register with staff prior to checking out a boat and racing.

E. Sodus Bay Yacht Club Member(s)

  1. If using club Ideal 18s, NO boat usage fees apply.

  2. $5 per person Entry Fee applies each week.

  3. Register with staff prior to checking out a boat and racing.

E. Current Employed SBJSA coaches, staff members and CITs.

  1. No Charge for boat use fees.

  2. No charge for race entry.

 

Each participant is required to fill out an entry form and pay the Program Director, or his/her designee, on each Thursday evening before racing begins. Each boat user and, if under 21, also their parent or legal guardian, must sign the SBJSA Camp Boat Use & Liability Release Agreement document which, among other things, spells out responsibility for boat repair costs in the event that damage or loss of equipment occurs.

Between 4:45 and 5:45pm each Thursday evening during the series, SBJSA hosts an informal "Chill and Grill" for anyone interested in an inexpensive hamburg, hot dog and/or drink. Racing commences just to the south of our waterfront area on Sodus Bay at approximately 6 p.m., and concludes by 8:30 p.m. We therefore urge you to arrive by no later than 5:15 pm to get ready.

 

Come and join in on the fun!