Photo courtesy of Pierre Marois - thx!
Yes, it is the highlight occasion of the season for many sailors. The picture is of the Long Distance race on Saturday with over 100 boats all starting at the same time. Sunday and Monday two classes are racing one design: the Tanzer 22 and J24 classes. There will also be separate starts for PHRF and White Sail. Many cruisers love doing the distance race, for it is a lovely sight with so many fellow enthusiasts. I'll be getting my game face on for the OD racing too -grrrr! By the way, I erred earlier, the Tanzer 22 Class is conducting their North American Championship, not Canadian. Boats are coming from Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia at last count! Members of the Tanzer Association will race for the Quebec Championship in the distance race. Tanzers of all sizes will be eligible, so long as a member is in charge. Membership forms will be available at HYC registration, or from me at the club. Keelboats of all sizes and types come out for Saturday's race, so join the fun with whatever you sail, and come party after! Be sure to say hello in the harbour raft-up post-racing.
The Sailing Instructions are online. Click the Hudson Yacht Club link on the left side of the page.