posted by | Comments Off on Club Opening POSTPONED one week until April 28th!


Unfortunately the club opening scheduled for this weekend will be postponed until next Saturday, April 28th.

There is currently about 4 inches of snow on the ground, and with the weather forecast the way it is, it will not be melted in time, and be extremely wet.  Also the water level is too low to launch the docks.

So please update your calendars for the 28th, and I hope to see you then.

Jan d’Ailly
Conestoga Sailing Club.

posted by | Comments Off on Registration now OPEN!!!

The registration pages are now open for Membership, and both Youth and Adult Sailing School!

Email either or if you have any questions or issues.

Media Captain,
Conestoga Sailing Club

posted by | Comments Off on Spring General Meeting Saturday April 7!

A quick reminder of:

Spring General Meeting: April 7th, 2 – 4 pm, with social at 1:30at the Granite Club, 99 Seagram Dr. in Waterloo. Great time to find out more details on what’s going on at the club this summer, and provide any ideas and suggestions and get ready for the sailing season.

Brief Agenda:
  • Commodore’s Welcome
  • Approval of the Minutes of the 2017 SGM
  • Membership/Media Captain’s Report
  • Fleet Captain’s Report
  • Sailing School Report
  • Shore Captain’s Report
  • Race Captain’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • University Sailing
  • Other Business:
    •      Warm Water Regatta
    •      Bingo
  • Question and Answer Session

posted by | Comments Off on Spring Update – key dates to remember


Updated Apr. 19: Club Opening Postponed due to weather!
Updated Apr. 11: Civic Laser regatta Aug. 4-5, see below.

The summer sailing season is quickly approaching and this is a quick update on the plans for this year. Our board has already met a few times since our Annual General Meeting, making sure that everything is on track for our summer season.

Of particular note: our Spring General Meeting will be held on April 7th, 1:30 – 4 pm, at the Granite Club. See details below.

Key Dates for the Summer 2018 Sailing Season

Spring General Meeting: April 7th, 2 – 4 pm, with social at 1:30 at the Granite Club, 99 Seagram Dr. in Waterloo. Great time to find out more details on what’s going on at the club this summer, and provide any ideas and suggestions and get ready for the sailing season.

Club Opening – Saturday, April 21st 28th – DATE CHANGED! Volunteers needed for this year’s club opening. An e-mail will be sent out closer to the date. Also, a gentle reminder that the early bird membership discount ends at the club opening.

Warm Water Regatta, June 9th and 10thCome out for some fun in the sun at our Warm Water Regatta, and celebrate afterwards with a delicious Spanish themed dinner!! Training day and dinner are on Saturday, with the regatta held Sunday! We will be looking for volunteers to assist with hosting this event. More info at the SGM.

Start of Wednesday night races  – May 23rd 7:00pm start Come out and enjoy some friendly competition with fellow club members

General Open House – Sunday, May 27th Members from the University of Waterloo’s Sailbot team will be doing some trial runs with their autonomous sailboat in prep for competition. A good chance to see them in action, and wish them success.

Sail Past/Pirates Day – Saturday, June 23rdThis event is always fun for the whole family. So get your best water cannons ready to welcome your commodore to the board with style! Enjoy an evening sail and deck out your boat in some brilliant lights and enjoy a night cruise with friends and family for the summer solstice. Details to follow.

Civic Weekend Laser Regatta New and still Tentative July 28th and 29th firming up!: August 4th & 5th – We will be looking for some volunteers and a Race Officer, and hopefully this can grow into a good event for the club. Planning Lasers, Laser Radials and Club 420s. Watch for updates!

All Arms Race – Sunday, July 29th

Club Championship – Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th

Opti Poker Run – Sunday, September 2ndThis event was a ton of fun last year and the year before, so we’re bringing it back! We want to see all the Opti’s out on the lake this year for a friendly game of poker. We may also be adding a youth racing day for our sailing school campers, stay tuned!

Club Closing – Saturday, October 13thVolunteers needed for this year’s club closing. An e-mail will be sent out closer to the date.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Spring General Meeting on April 7th!

Conestoga Sailing Club.

posted by | Comments Off on 2017 Awards Presentation and Annual General Meeting


The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Presentation of the Conestoga Sailing Club will take place on Sunday, November 12th, at 1:30pm in the meeting room of the Granite Club at 99 Seagram Dr, Waterloo, ON.

Students of our summer Sailing Camp are welcome to attend the presentations, particularly the award recipients!

This year’s meeting will be quite interesting. After the awards presentation, we have a speaker from the University of Waterloo’s autonomous sailing team. These are bright young engineers and they will be using our club to test their boats.

The AGM is an important meeting to attend because members will elect a new Executive Board to carry out the club’s business for the coming year. We are also updating our by-laws to be consistent with current provincial legislation for not-for-profit clubs like ours. It is also an occasion to discuss any other matters of concern.


1:30 – 2:00 Social
2:00 Commodore’s Welcome
2:15 Annual Awards Presentation: Sailing School and club participants
2:45 Presentation by Seamus Johnson from UW SailBot team
3:15 AGM Business meeting

We hope to see many members and school participants! For questions, further details, or a copy of the AGM document package, please Email

posted by | Comments Off on Opti Poker Race 2017


On Saturday, Sept. 2nd starting in the early afternoon, we are having the second annual Opti Poker Race. Sail an Opti (or Topper) to designated spots/boats on the lake to pick up a card, and winners based on best poker hand and placement. Lots of fun! Barbecue afterwards (potluck/$5 for meats). Please see the “official” Notice of Race PDF, and please let us know that you are planning on participating.

posted by | Comments Off on Club Championships and Corn Roast 2017



On Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20, 2017 we will be holding the Club Championships and Corn Roast. This is primarily for club members and guests, and open to all classes of boats. It’s club friendly, so you don’t need any experience. There will be a skippers meeting at 9:45 on Saturday to review the course and procedures, and first race will be about 10:30. We will be sailing until mid-afternoon with a break for lunch. Bring your own lunch.

On Saturday after the races we will be having a corn roast and pot-luck dinner at the club, open to everyone. The club will provide the corn, burgers and sausages, and you are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share with everyone. We are also asking for a $5.00 contribution to help offset the costs.

Racing will continue on Sunday, first race at 10:00.

For further details, please see the UPDATED PDF: Notice Of Race.

Note: there will also be an adult sailing class at the club on Saturday. For anyone who wants to use a club boat for the racing, please check with the instructor (Brynn) regarding which boats are available.

We hope to see everyone out there!

(updated 2017-08-17 22:43)

posted by | Comments Off on Commodore’s Sail Past & Pirate Day!


Come join us for the 2017 edition of our annual

Commodore’s Sail Past & Pirate Day!

on Saturday, July 1

  • Sail Past is scheduled to begin around 1:00pm
  • Mitch and RikkiRene are co-Commodores for the day, so this will be a great send-off for them.
  • After the Sail Past, the Commodores will try to defend the fort, while the cretins, wharf rats & low-lifes attempt to take it from them!
  • All manner of water cannon permitted! (but no hull contact!!)
  • After one side surrenders or gives up, Dinner will be pot luck salads and desert, with the club providing the burgers and sausages.

We look forward to seeing you there!

posted by | Comments Off on 2017 Open House: Saturday June 17!

Come join us for our

2017 Open House on Saturday, June 17!

  • Tour our club property!
  • Get a ride/demonstration in a sailboat!
  • Meet Members!
  • Find out about our Sailing School and summer programs!
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the lake!
  • Refreshments provided!

From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Print the poster! 2017 Open House

Need directions? Check out our map and directions here.
Got a question? Send us an email at
Or leave us a message at 519-638-5241.

posted by | Comments Off on 2016 Opti Poker Classic

Click here to see the 2016 Opti Poker Classic