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(Select "Regattas" at the Main Registration Page) 

2023 HFYR Sailing Instructions Click Here:

The main goal of this regatta, held annually in mid-August, is to provide an opportunity for budding racers to take part in a friendly less formal introduction to competitive sailing. This event is open to all participants of local sailing schools and yacht clubs who are under the age of 18.  In previous years we have focused on the two-handed boats used by many junior sail programs around Lake Ontario; Club 420 white sail and spinnaker, RS Feva S/XL, Opti and Oppi. 



For the last few years, we have been very fortunate to have the popular Thomas Fogh, Han's Fogh's son and member of the National Team and Team Canada Coach (Pan Am Games 2015) generously volunteering his services as a special guest coach and the technical expertise of the internationally qualified race officer, Irene McNeill, as a principal race officer.  


Check out this spectacular drone footage from last year's event!


For 2023, the Hans Fogh Youth Regatta (HFYR) was held on August 23th and 24th. To further expand opportunity for racing experience to an even larger pool of budding competitors, this year we included ‘Oppies’, a plastic roto-molded dingy, which is similar to, but heavier than the Optimist.  This class ran on a separate shorter course along with the Opti Class Fleet.

We had108 Main Fleet, 34 Opti/Oppi and 23 Coaches for a total of 165 participants, which represents a material increase from the previous year. This year weather did not favor us and like at many other regattas, limited the number of races. We were able to complete two plus several incomplete races. As this event is a youth development regatta, the participants leaned this to is part of sailing. Not to be thwarted, the sailors took to their boats each day. learned new sailing skills and met news friends while waiting for conditions to improve. Walking around and observing the number of young smiles dramatically confirmed a good experience has had by all !  

As always, this event could not have been held without the many volunteers who gave freely of there time driving to create the best experience possible for the participants. This year, we had 35 volunteers, many from other clubs and participant parents. We sincerely thank them all for their contributions. 

The official HFYR 2023 results can be found here : 

If you have any 2023 HFYR photos you'd like to share with us and for possibly inclusion on this webpage, please email them to

For the Official Notice of Race (NOR) check back here !

Coach-Based Participant Check-in Procedure

We request the club coaches or representatives to check-in their team as a group, rather than have each participant check-in. When all the club's team members have arrived and are  physically present on Day 1 and Day2, the coach will come to the Registration Tent and confirm a list of the club's registered participants. The  Regatta Registration volunteers will confirm the official registered club list and check-in all the sailor plus provide the coach with the team's Regatta T-shirts (Day 1 only). For Day 2, the process is exactly the same with exception of the receipt of the T-shirts. Paticular attention should be paid to by the Coach's to ensure that the Sail Numbers are correct bother before the regatta check-in and during the regatta check-in

One important note, this confirmed list will be the same list used by the Beach Volunteers to confirm who is leaving/returning the beach and for individual race scoring so, it is very important to your club that your list is complete and accurate.  

Please note, HFYR regatta registrations will close at 9:00pm the day before the first day of the regatta. 

Want to Help with the Regatta ?

 EYC constantly strives to keep this event one of the most affordable regattas on the youth racing calendar and this is only possible with the help of people who generously donate their time to this event. No sailing or boating experience is required, just a wiliness to help out and have fun. If you are interested in volunteering or helping in any way to make our regatta truly successful, we would love to hear from you at


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About Hans Fogh :

Hans Fogh was one of the most successful competitive sailors in Canadian history, with dozens of national and international championships in many different classes, including two Olympic medals. As a long-term member of EYC, he was a big supporter of our junior sailing program and developing youth sailing. We are pleased and honored to name our regatta after him.


Hans Fogh first made his Olympic debut representing his native Denmark at Rome 1960, winning the silver medal in the first-ever Flying Dutchman class with Ole Gunner Petersen. At Tokyo 1964, Fogh (with Peterson) just missed the podium in fourth with Miss Denmark 1964, and while representing Canada at Montréal 1976, he finished fourth again with Evert Bastet. Competing in the Soling class at Los Angeles 1984, his sixth and final Olympic Games, Fogh won his second Olympic medal, a bronze, 24 years after his first, an Olympic record at the time. He was also 16th at Mexico City 1968 and seventh at Munich 1972 in the Flying Dutchman.

Along with his Olympic success, between 1962-78, Fogh is a four-time World champion, winning a total of seven medals in the Flying Dutchman and Soling classes: for Denmark (three gold, one bronze) and Canada (one gold, one silver, one bronze). At the 1978 Pan American Games he won the silver medal in the Soling class. Fogh was on the crew of the Don Green at the 1978 Canada’s Cup and sailed on Canada II at the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup.


Fogh started sailing at the age of 17 bypassing the opportunity to take over the family gardening business. His first international title was winning the Flying Dutchman at the 1960 European Championships. Gifted in spatial geometry, Fogh could envision physical objects like a sail, and worked with Danish sailor and maker, four-time Olympic Finn class champion Paul Elvstrom. Midway through his illustrious sailing career, Fogh was encouraged to move to Canada by Olympic sailor Paul Henderson who knew Canada was in need of an experienced sailmaker. Settling in Toronto in 1969, Fogh opened Elvstrom Canada and later he produced sails under his own label (Fogh Sails and North Sails) and opened a retail store (Fogh Marine) which still exists today. He was married to his wife Kristen for 49 years, became a Canadian citizen in 1975, and had two sons.


Fogh’s sailing career spanned seven decades from his first race in the late 1950s to his last race in 2014. He shared Los Angeles 1984 with his oldest son Morten and was able to compete in two Olympic trials with his youngest son Thomas. Born in Rodovre, Denmark, near Copenhagen, Fogh died from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in Toronto in 2014.