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Bayfield Race Week

Special Announcement 5/26

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.


Jim Vaudreuil

Fleet Cap’t.

June 29 - July 03, 2020

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.

Thanks to our generous sponsors

Event Partners

We’re delighted to announce Mount Gay Rum will, once again, sponsor the post race social events at the Pavilion each day.



The Summit Brewing Company have generously donated a keg throughout the week.

Coral Reef Sailing will be on-site with their trailer and huge inventory of official Bayfield Race Week merchandize

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.