The centerpiece of the club’s racing program are the Wednesday night races. Three series of 5 races each are run between mid- May and early September. At the end of the year, trophies are awarded for each series as well as trophies for the Fleet Championships which combine all three series as well as the three club regattas. The club has over 100 registered race boats. The Wednesday evening races routinely draw upwards of 70 boats. Presently we have 11 classes racing Wednesday nights: 7 spinnaker classes racing under PHRF-LE and 4 main and jib classes racing under modified PHRF handicaps.
The club also sponsors Tuesday night race series for 3 different fleets:
- China Light – for majority women crews (women must out number men and the helmsperson must be a woman) to encourage women to become actively involved in the sport of sailing. The China Light races typically draw 20 boats racing in two spinnaker classes, and one main and jib class. Tuesday night also provides an opportunity for juniors and novice racers to practice their skills.
- J-22 One Design Races- typically three races are run each Tuesday with about 15 boats participating.
- RCR JAM- main and jib racing for mixed crew sailors.
The club sponsors the Chilcott Regatta Series, an array of weekend events that culminate in one award given in November.
The club also sponsors an overnight race as well as a series of single-handed and double-handed races. Finally, a series of races in September extend the Wednesday night race season, as long as weather and daylight permit.
BHSC is one of the clubs sponsoring the Lake Erie Interclub Cruise. The club is a member of the United States Sailing Association (USSA), the Inter Lake Yachting Association (ILYA – Lake Erie), the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA – Lake Ontario), the Niagara Frontier Yacht Racing Association (NFYRA), and PHRF – Lake Erie.