Steerers Regatta

Welcome to the 65th Annual Steerers' Invitational
July 18 & 19, 2024

at the Port Credit Yacht Club 

                                                          

 2024 REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON

Camping Available - More Information Soon 

REGISTER

2024 NOTICE OF RACE
All amendments to the NOR and any other instructions will be found on the event site. Please refer to it regularly here for updates and results.

Sailing Instructions - Alpha Course (Opti Green and C420 White Sail)

Sailing Instructions - Bravo Course (Opti Red White Blue)

Sailing Instructions - Charlie Course (Club 420 Spinnaker)

Sailing Instructions - Delta Course (ILCA)

HELPFUL (2024) DOCUMENTS

Event Waiver (compulsory)
Event Information Package
Rule 42 Video

Questions?  Email us at s4s-registrations@pcyc.net
* PCYC respectfully asks all members and visitors to keep in mind that others may have nut allergies.

EVENT HISTORY

In the late 50's there were no Zone, Provincial, or Canadian Youth Championships, so juniors in the Toronto Area quite often raced against adults in open dinghy events. In 1959 the junior instructors at Port Credit Yacht Club, under the direction of Fleet Captain Ron Searle, invited a few of the junior programs from neighbouring clubs to come to the mouth of the Credit River for a regatta. The event was such a success that it has been held every year since.

TODAY

The regatta has grown from a local event to include junior sailors from all over Canada, and the south shore of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Although there is competition among the junior clubs, coaching is actively encouraged for the last 1/3 of the fleet. The regatta has also become a training event for Race Officers; having as many as 50 or more boats on a starting line is a challenge for wannabe RO’s.

THE STEERERS' TROPHY

In 1968 a trophy was created from a wooden Nutshell rudder, hence the name Steerers’, and presented to the best Junior Club in the regatta. The Trophy is awarded using a formula which takes into consideration not only the winners but also the participation in all classes.

In 2022, 20 clubs competed to win the coveted trophy.

The 2022 Steerers' Trophy winner is Port Credit Yacht Club!  Congratulations!

Click here for Steerers' Trophy Results.

Steerers’ 2023 Goes International!

Sailors came from as far as Hong Kong, Mexico, West Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Frenchman’s Bay, Lake of Bays, Nepean, Sarnia, Kingston, and Stony Lake, just to name a few who ‘travelled the distance’ even before they got on the water at the 64th PCYC Steerers’ Invitational, sponsored by driveHG.ca. PCYC proudly hosted 321 sailors, 59 coaches, and 230 boats from 22 sailing clubs, in what was the best turnout in recent years.

The event included four different race courses and four top rated Race Committees set for Optimist Green sailors (many for whom this was their first regatta sailed) and separately for Optimist Championship White, Blue, and Red (age-determined, all under age 16) for a total of 87 Optis; 91 C420 White Sail and Spinnaker double-handed teams; and 43 ILCA 4.7 and ILCA 6 sailors.

Wind and weather was excellent over the two-day event, with 5 races sailed over the two days for Optimists and C420s, and 7 races for ILCA 4.6 and 6. On-water coaching and jury boats including Certified National Sailing Judges were on all courses, offering a tremendous growth experience for all our young sailors. Enthusiastic PCYC member-volunteers packed awesome swag and lunches, checked both sailors and coaches safely out-and-in off the water, launched and hauled out 230 dinghies. Congratulations to all sailors for a spectacular regatta, and thank you for joining us at Port Credit Yacht Club!

Congratulations to the Oakville Yacht Squadron, who were the conquering winners of the Steerers’ Invitational trophy in 2023!

Top Championship Optimist Flag went to Sterling Ott, of Port Credit Yacht Club.

The John Weakley Memorial Trophy for most improved Optimist sailor was awarded to Gabby Coté, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

The Tim Noble Award for Sportsmanship was awarded to three different entries: Isla Sitter, Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club; Etienne Rimoux, Etobicoke Yacht Club; Elliot Hoetmer and Wesley Kotto Ciccone, Barrie Yacht Club.

                          

Results for the Steerers’ Invitational can be seen here: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/pfVAtPySuX

On Water Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here: https://tillertakes.com/f329426680  password Pcycs4s23

On Land Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here:

https://evergreencait.shootproof.com/

                          

Results for the Steerers’ Invitational can be seen here: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/pfVAtPySuX

On Water Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here: https://tillertakes.com/f329426680  password Pcycs4s23

On Land Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here:

https://evergreencait.shootproof.com/

                          

Results for the Steerers’ Invitational can be seen here: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/pfVAtPySuX

On Water Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here: https://tillertakes.com/f329426680  password Pcycs4s23

On Land Photos for viewing and purchase can be found here:

https://evergreencait.shootproof.com/