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Club Closing – Sat. Oct. 5

The sailing season is finally at its end. The days are getting colder, the water level is down, and it’s time to put everything away and batten the hatches for winter.

Our Club Closing is planned for this Saturday October 5, and we are looking for everyone to come out and help.

We will be de-rigging and putting away the boats and dollies, bringing in the docks, boarding up the windows, putting away tables and signs, cleaning up the grounds, and generally getting everything ready for winter. More hands make work light!

For detailed tasks and some tool suggestions, you can download the Task List document here: Closing-Day-v2018a.pdf

We plan to be finished around lunchtime, and lunch will be provided. We hope to see everyone there, with work gloves & footwear, and dressed for the weather!

Our Shore Captain Stephen Mercer will be there to direct all activities and answer any questions, as well as other board members & experienced club members.

Check back here for updates – last update on 2019-10-02 23:38


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.