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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! https://youtu.be/57UP7nYbCEs
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 :
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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.