AYC supports sailboat racing on Anchor Bay for all skill levelsAYC is a sailboat racing club. We sail in Anchor Bay on northern Lake St. Clair. In association with the Anchor Bay Yacht-Racing Association (ABYRA), we manage our Tuesday Night Twilight Race Series, and also sponsor several Invitational races. On most Tuesday evenings, between May and September, you will find several classes of yachts having a go around the buoys. We feature handicap fleets for a wide range of boats, including Spinnaker, Asymmetric Spinnaker (Mackinac Race Cruising Class rules), and Jib & Main racers. One-design classes can also be accommodated. We are also a member of the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association.
Top Gun Series Racing
AYC offers a variety of sailing events. If you are interested in participating in these events or wish to assist in the management of any of the events, please talk to any AYC Board member or the Race chairman. Please note that class representation is based on the number of boats registered. Typically, there is a minimum of five yachts required to constitute having a separate class and a separate start for any of the events listed.
Race results for each Race and the Series are posted on YachtScore. Click the button below to be redirected to the official results page
St. Elmo's Night Race 2023
This spirited race has sometimes been called the AYC Night Race and has become one of the more popular races in the North end of the lake. The course consists of a race from the Clinton River Buoy “CR” to the Saint Clair Light and back again. Depending on the conditions, the Saint Elmo’s can demand a great deal of night sailing ability. This race also counts toward the AYC season standings.
AYC Memorial Trophy Race
This is a fun race open to ALL club members. The race honors deceased members and V.C. Michael Malesko who died in office. This race also counts towards the AYC season standings.