Opti Poker race on Sunday September 1st 2019. Join the fun, and open to everyone. Gather at 1:00pm to set up the boats and skipper meeting.
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.
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
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.
Enjoy a wonderful evening sail on the lake and enjoy the fireworks from the water. We are planning a dinner around 5:30. Bring your main, and an appetizer, salad or dessert to share.
Watch the CTV News news clip on our Warm Water Regatta and Wayfarer Canadian Nationals.
Its our start of the 2019 sailing season at the club, including kids sailing camp and adults learn to sail programs for all.
The Warm Water Regatta will also be the Canadian Nationals for the Wayfarer class.
Racing will start about 11:00 am on Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday and end in the early afternoon.
Regatta registration links and notice of Race on the Racing tab.
Hawaiian themed dinner on Saturday night. Everyone is welcome, $25 for non sailors, prizes for best dress and trivia quiz
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.
The task list from last year’s Club Opening can be displayed or downloaded from this link:
Stephen will bring an updated task list to this year’s opening, and if we can post it here before Saturday we will.