LYRA 2023 Cobourg 8mR Championship

LYRA 2023 Attendees and CYC Members

Thank you to all of our Skippers, Crews, Volunteers, Staff, Planners, Racing Committee, and Photographers for making LYRA 2023 Cobourg such an incredible success!

Click Here for the
Official LYRA 2023 Cobourg 8mR Photo Album

LYRA 2023 Cobourg 8mR Championship was an incredibly historic event hosted by Cobourg Yacht Club over August 4-7, 2023. This was the first LYRA Regatta we have held in 59 years, since our club's inception in 1964, which was born to host LYRA Freeman Race in 1965! Let the tradition continue! LYRA and the Town of Cobourg have history that dates back as early as 1909.

Cobourg Yacht Club has a rich history
with the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA)

In 1964, Cobourg Harbour was under Federal jurisdiction. That year, Rochester YC contacted Mayor Jack Heenan and town council to ask if the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) could finish the first leg of the Freeman Cup Race in our harbour. LYRA is believed to be the oldest association of yacht clubs on the continent, formed in 1884 by delegates from clubs in both Canada and the United States, and its Freeman race began its own history in 1921. Cobourg had hosted LYRA three previous times in 1909, 1920, and 1932. It was an honour to have LYRA back. The Cobourg Yacht Club was formed to host that first leg of the 1965 Freeman Cup.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor:
Thomas Motors


Silver Sponsors:
Dean Marine

Follicles & Dermis

D.C. Hogarth & Associates

Management Consulting, 
Marketing & Media Services

Yacht Solutions

Yacht Charter Specialists for Flotillas, Yacht Vacations, Intl Sailboat Races
LYRA 2023 Cobourg would not have been possible without the incredible support and sponsorship from The Town of Cobourg / Experience Cobourg

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"Cobourg Yacht Club" is a non-profit organization.
100 Hibernia St, Cobourg, ON K9A 3J8, Canada mailing address: P.O. Box 561 Cobourg, Ontario K9A 4L3

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