CanAm Challenge

Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, New York, United States of America

22 July to 24 July

Welcome back to another summer of CanAm racing on Lake Ontario! Our planning committee is well underway with preparations for another great event. We seem to have a good formula going that we adopted from the long run of the Level Regatta and we plan to keep much of that tradition alive this July. So if you have not already made plans to return to Youngstown on July 22nd, please get your crew lined up and get your boats registered.

The Youngstown Level Regatta wrapped up in July of 2013 after a 40 year run but we here at Youngstown Yacth Club have come up with a replacement event called the Can Am Challenge. The Inaugural Can Am Challenge was held in 2014 at the end of July, just like the Level Regatta – same place, same time slot, same fun and great racing!

The new event signifies an overall contest for bragging rights between the Canadian and US boats sailing in the event. In 2014 and 2015, the winner was Canada on the water, though the USA won the Street Hockey Tournament in 2015!

If you don’t know where Youngstown is, it’s about time you find out!  We are at the mouth of the Niagara River, across from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.  We are 15 miles from the beautiful Niagara Falls, 30 miles from Buffalo, NY, across Lake Ontario from Toronto and 100 miles west of Lake Ontario from Rochester, NY.  In addition to a must see trip to Niagara Falls, historic Old Fort Niagara is right in Youngstown.  Plan a trip, you’ll be sure to come back!


NOR and SI