News and Events


Club Championship This Sunday!

This Sunday August 30 is the Club Championship. (no racing on Saturday this year) The skippers meeting will be on Sunday at 10:00am and first race at 11:00.  There will be a lunch break and we will finish in the middle of the afternoon.   Likely 4 or 5 races.

The Notice Of Race is posted, and a reminder that this is an opportunity for everyone to try out their sailing skills and have some fun.

While we can’t have a potluck meal and corn like we have in the past,  we can all bring our own meals and snacks,  we can all enjoy the day at the club and perhaps have a bit of distanced social interaction outdoors.


All Arms Regatta 2020: July 19

The All Arms Race will be held on Sunday July 19th.  This is a friendly club pursuit race, where all the boats start at a time based on their speed, and with the finish line at the 2 hour mark.  The marks are set up each of the three ‘arms’ of the lake, and we sail around the lake in a prescribed direction, so it’s an interesting sail.  The finish line will be set out where the lead boat is at the designated finish time: 4:00 PM.  In an ideal world, all the boats should converge on the finish line at the same time.  It’s a lot of fun and everyone, whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor, is welcome. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for candidates for our Broken Rudder award!

The Wayfarer class will start at approximately 2:00 pm.  Skippers meeting time TBA.  No need to register, just show up and join in. See also our Racing page. Current Start Times list can be downloaded here.

After the race we will gather to socialize, at a distance. Bring your own food & drink.

Last Updated: 2020-07-18 17:38 – New Start Times document


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.

Next Virtual Race MOVED to Thu. May 28!

An important update from our Fleet Captain:

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our first virtual race night!  Given the fun we had last week, and that we are not quite ready to gather for our regular  race nights, we are going to run another race night this Thursday May 28th at 7:00 PM.

For more information, visit the initial Virtual Regatta announcement, or read the CSC eSailing Guide, which is posted there.

If you have any questions, or to get the meeting info for Thursday, don’t hesitate to contact Graham at fleetcaptain@kwsailing.org.


2020 Tentative Event Dates

Spring AGM April 5 2020

Club opening April 18 2020 (inclement weather date April 25 2020)

Open House June 6 2020 Postponed

Warm Water Regatta June August 15 and 16 2020 Open class

All Arms Race Sunday August 23 2020 Wayfarer start at 2:00pm

Wellington Cup Postponed

Club Championships August 29-30 2020

Club Closing October 3 2020 


Club Opening will go ahead this Saturday, May 23.

Follow-up to general Email: Club Opening will go ahead this Saturday, May 23.

As per our email from last week, we are able to open up the sailing club, but with some COVID-19 restrictions. We all want to get out and sail. As a board, we are taking a prudent approach to creating a safe environment, respecting all the government guidelines, and to be a good example. We all have our part to play.

The following are some key points to remember:

  1. The club is partially open. You may place your boat in the boat park and launch the boat for sailing. Otherwise, everything should be considered closed and out of bounds. The club house remains closed with the exception of using the washrooms with proper physical distancing. No use of the club barbeques, kitchen, fridges etc. Club boats will not be available until proper COVID-19 protocols are put in place, hopefully within a couple of weeks.

    For now, there are no social activities planned, no organized on-water racing, and no food or drink will be served. Of course you can bring something for yourself and you can use the picnic tables as a family unit or with proper distancing, but you should wipe them clean before and after use.

  2. There will be formal COVID-19 related protocols in place for the club opening. They are posted separately on the website, and will be at the club this Saturday morning. We want to take a common sense approach to the protocols and have a safe environment for all. They will include:
    • a. Do not come to the club if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been recently (within 2 weeks) exposed to those with COVID-19.
    • b. All Provincial and Regional physical distancing rules and limits of group sizes apply at the club, including frequent hand washing and avoiding touching your face. We should not be congregating, especially in confined areas.
    • c. If it is going to be difficult to distance, take extra precautions like using PPE. Please bring your own.
    • d. Only one person or family unit in each change room at a time.
    • e. Only two people working in the club house kitchen area during club opening only for cleaning/tidying at a time, with distancing.
    • f. Maintain physical distancing in the upstairs room, or use PPE.
    • g. The club will be providing sanitizer stations around the grounds, and soap and water to wash your hands. Please use them as needed.
    • h. Bring and use your own tools if possible. When using club tools, make sure to wash your hands before and after using the tools. If feasible, sanitize the tools before and after use.

    This will all seem awkward at first, and these are new habits to learn. We should not be shy about respectfully speaking up and reminding each other about safe practices as needed.

  3. Club opening: This will include the dock (already done), taking the boats and masts out of the clubhouse and into the boat park, removing the window coverings, putting up the signs, and the general cleanup of the clubhouse and the grounds. We have lots of room and we should be able to do all of this safely if we are careful and take precautions.
  4. Sailing camp and adult lessons: Day camps are likely to be permitted this summer, with COVID-19 restrictions. We are looking at how we can manage our youth summer camp, and we at this time we expect to go ahead. Please register if you want to assure a spot this summer even though things may shift around a bit.
  5. A determination regarding the Warm Water Regatta will be made at the end of the month.
  6. Really important: Early bird fees are due by club opening this Saturday May 23rd, so best to register and pay now (the early bird discount gets applied at check-out) via our Membership page.  Payment by eTransfer is preferred, saves us a few dollars.
  7. There will be a page on the website with COVID-19 related information and we will do our best to keep everything up to date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me. Watch this News page for updates.

On behalf of the board, we are looking forward to a very enjoyable season.

Jan d’Ailly
Commodore
Conestoga Sailing Club.