Dear Bayfield Race Week Sailors,
The leadership team of Wayzata Yacht Club/Apostle Islands Station (WYC/AIS), the organizers of Bayfield Race week, have decided that due to safety concerns caused by Covid-19, The Bayfield Race Week regatta and The Around the Islands Race are cancelled for 2020.
Please note that a group of Bayfield sailors are disorganizing Sailfest 2020 which will be 4 days of casual mid-distance races running from Sunday June 28-Wednesday July 1. This event is not affiliated with WYC/AIS. For social distancing purposes there will not be any socials or skipper meetings. Protests are not allowed. There will not be any race fees although a donation to Mt. Ashwabay would be greatly appreciated.
Wayzata Yacht Club | Bayfield, WI, USA
Bayfield Race Week is the centerpiece of the AIS season: a week long festival of sailing on the South Shore of Lake Superior. The event surrounds the 4th of July, and attracts boats and crews all points of the compass, including: Canada, Florida, Duluth, and the Twin Cities.
Race week itself kicks-off on Sunday evening with registration. Racing starts at 1100 each day, with multiple fleets. Depending on conditions, up to three races may be run in a day.
Post race entertainment starts with the social at the Pavilion each night, with prizes, and continues on throughout the week. Bayfield in the mid summer is a lively place with many unique dining and live music options.
Kenny Dobson has donated the Marty M as the committee boat, lodging for the race committee, and subsidised launch/haul services for visiting yachts!
Thanks to Cindy and Dick Kalow of Superior Charters for providing a Mark Set Boat and Driver.