Sailing Race from Toledo Yacht Club, across Lake Erie to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Sailors from far and wide join in the tradition. The three courses offered, depending on class and boat rating, all begin near the Toledo Harbor Light and end at a finish line off of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay).
Mills Trophy Race is a test of navigational skill, it begins in the late afternoon and sailing continues through the evening and night.
Although the race is the centerpiece, Mills Week includes a number of other events. On the Friday evening preceding the race, the Mills Masters are invited to a special picnic in their honor. On Wednesday, the winners of the previous year’s race are feted at a banquet and awards presentation. A post-race party, held on Saturday afternoon at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, includes music, refreshments and the posting of the race results. Before heading home on Sunday, flags are presented to the winning skippers.