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Yacht Club brings new regatta to Youngstown


Wed, May 29th 2024 11:05 am

Press Release 

The winds of change are sweeping through Youngstown Yacht Club with a new take on the annual regatta.

The “Youngstown Chase” will take place July 26-28, and replaces course racing with pursuit races, when faster boats chase down slower boats who started ahead of them.

The weekend schedule starts Friday with feeder races from the Hamilton/greater Toronto and Olcott/Rochester areas. Check in and a kickoff party conclude the day. Saturday will then host an 8-12-mile pursuit race, followed by dinner and live music from Western New York’s high-energy tropical rock band Gimme Buffet. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a shorter pursuit race and more live music, this time from local classic and modern rock band Reflector.

“We are incredibly excited for this year’s event and look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors to enjoy all Youngstown has to offer,” said Commodore Charlie Kegler Sr., race committee chair. “The spirit of these ‘chase’ races is to be inclusive of cruising fleets with an atmosphere focused on family, friends, and attracting all fleets to Youngstown Yacht Club.”

Sponsorships are available and offer a unique opportunity for marketing exposure such as on-site branding and media promotion, in addition to entertainment benefits. For more information, contact Corey Gray at [email protected].

Registration is now open at www.yachtscoring.com. the first 30 boats to register will receive a commemorative gift. For more information, visit www.yyc.org or email [email protected].

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