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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.


Open house Sunday June 2nd!

Join us for our annual Open house this weekend, Sunday June 2nd, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who is curious about sailing, or interested in learning about our club’s facilities, our Youth Sailing Summer Camp, or who may be interested in taking sailing lessons themselves. Please come out and go for a sail with our members. Some refreshments/light lunch will be provided. Learn why sailing is such an enjoyable and environmentally friendly sport! See also our Facebook event.


Now accepting Interac E-transfers!

We are now both accepting and issuing Interac E-transfers as our preferred method of payment.

When renewing your membership, registering for lessons or for an event, just pick Cheque as your payment method. Then log into your online banking and:

  1. set up a new payee in your bank’s Interac E-transfer section, with the recipient set to:
    treasury@kwsailing.org
    It may not matter what ‘Name/Description’ you give it, but please make sure that the Email address is correct. Note that your bank should recognize that we have enabled automatic deposit, so no password or security question should be requested or required.
  2. Create an Interac e-Transfer Send request for the required amount to your newly created recipient. Make sure to specify a ‘Message’ that makes it clear what you are paying for, including class or event name, or membership class, and Name or Email address specified in registration if different from your banking info.
  3. Take a moment to double check all details, then Confirm/Send payment.

Please note: because auto-deposit is enabled, as soon as you hit “Send” your money is gone, so make sure everything is correct before sending! (the only way to fix an error is for us to send money back)

Feel free to Email our treasurer at the above address if you have any questions.