Jan d'Ailly


Covid-19 Update June 13 2020

  • According to Provincial Regulations, the  can be open, and is open, but physical distancing, hand-washing and wearing of face masks when physical distancing is not possible guidelines  must be followed.
  • Club boats may be used by members, but surfaces must be wiped before and after use.
  • Only one person or family unit or circle in the washrooms or the kitchen at a time.
  • Barbecues may be used by one family at a time. Utensils and handles must be washed/wiped prior and after use.
  • The club will not undertake any planned social activities.
  • The club will be holding its Wednesday night races commencing June 17th.
  • Family units/circles may sail together.
  • Our full guidelines are posted on the website and on the bulletin board.

Conestoga Sailing Club sailors win the Wayfarer North American Championship

The CWA North American championship trophy returns to Conestoga Sailing Club after 50+ years’ absence as Leo & Joanne Van Kampen score spectacular four-race sweep in very tricky conditions on Toronto’s Humber Bay.

See details http://www.wayfarer-canada.org/

“We read the wind right, we got great starts in clear air, our sails behaved really well and our boat handling when flawlessly, everything just came together this time” said Leo when asked about what went to well.   “It was a wonderful experience” added Joanne.

Leo and Joanne’s first introduction into sailing started when Joanne gave Leo sailing lessons at the Conestoga Sailing Club about 15 years ago, and they got the bug.

“Joanne and I got the bug” says Leo,   “We started with lessons on the club’s Wayfarer, and just went from there.  The basics of sailing for easy to learn, and there is always something to learn and get better at”.

“We first sailed the club boats and then bought our own and started racing in regattas and participating in rallies around the province, and it grew from there” says Joanne.

Congratulations for Leo and Joanne.


Club Championships Sat and Sun Aug 24 and 25th

Come and join the fun

Sailing and club barbecue, what could be better !?

Members and youth and adult sailing school participants are all invited to join in this regatta and dinner on Sunday.

Though this is a two day regatta, everyone is more than welcome to join in for a single day, especially the Sunday.

Races start at 11:00 am both days, skipper meeting at 9:30 on Saturday.

Club will provide Herle’s corn, burgers and sausages.

Potluck salads and desserts, and bring your own refreshment, and a $5.00 contribution per person

2019 NOR Club Champs

2019 SI Club Champs


All Arms Race

The All Arms Race will be held on Sunday July 21st.   This is a club friendly pursuit race, where all the boats starts at a time based on their speed, and with the finish line at the 2 hour mark.  The marks are set up the ‘arms” of the lake, so it an interesting sail.  The finish line will be set out where the lead boat is 2 hours into the race.  In an ideal world, all the boats should converge on the finish line at the same time.  Its a lot of fun and everyone, whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor, is welcome.

The Wayfarer class will start at approximately 1:30 pm.  Skippers meeting will be held at 12:15.  No need to register, just show up and join in.

The race will be followed by a  potluck barbecue.  The club will provide burgers and sausages,  so bring a salad or dessert to share with everyone.  Everyone is welcome for the barbecue, even if you don’t participate in the race.  There will be a $5:00 cash contribution per person for the dinner.


Spring General Meeting

Sailing season is quickly approaching.

Our SGM in on Sunday April 7th at 2:00pm at the Granite Club in Waterloo, 99 Seagram Dr, Waterloo, ON N2L 3B6.

We will be reviewing the summer plans and programs and hearing about what you would like to see this summer.

Agenda as follows:

  • Commodore’s Welcome
  • Approval of the Minutes of the 2018 SGM
  • Membership/Media Captain’s Report
  • Fleet Captain’s Report
  • Sailing Camp Report
  • Shore Captain’s Report
  • Race Captain’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • University Sailing
  • Other Business:
    •      Warm Water Regatta
    •      Bingo
  • Question and Answer Session

 

On behalf of the board, we are looking forward to seeing you.