Racing at Conestoga Sailing Club is fun and friendly, and a great way to improve your sailing skills.
The Club hosts several regattas spread out over the sailing season and weekly club races beginning in May. Club members are welcome to participate in all the racing events. All of the racing events are described in detail below with links to the sailing instructions (SI’s) and notice of race (NOR) sheets.
Wednesday Night Races- Starts May 22 2019
Wednesdays evenings from May to September are scheduled for the club’s weekly racing series. On Wednesday the club members race in a mixed fleet of boats using the Portsmouth numbers to adjust the finish times. Wednesday nights are always a great time for everyone to come out and enjoy the lake full of sailboats.
NOR | SI’s
Warm Water Regatta and Canadian Wayfarer Nationals June 8-9 2019
The Warm Water Regatta is an annual open invitation regatta that the sailing club hosts with a focus on Wayfarers, Lasers and Albocores.
The event is attended by racers from around Eastern Canada and NE USA, and is a stop on the Wayfarer Class racing circuit.
See the Warm Water Weekend page for more info and Registration details.
Carling Cup Regatta, Warm Water II : 2 day Regatta and coaching July 6 – 7 2019
New in 2019, this is will be a two day regatta. CSC’s Dave Meijer will not only head up the race committee, but he will also provide coaching tips based on his observations of the Saturday racing based on his observations from the committee and/or safety boat. Racing format will follow that of the Warm Water Regatta
Cost for the regatta will be $60.00 for a double handed boat and $30.00 for single handed. All participants and their guests are invited for a barbecue dinner on Saturday evening at the club. Bring your own meat/main to barbecue, and contribute to pot luck appetizers, salads and desserts.
Bring your own refreshments for the weekend. Barbecue sausages will be provided on Sunday after the race.
Participants are welcome to camp on ‘The Point” at the club.
All Arms Race – Sunday July 21 2019
The All Arms Race is a long distance race that takes members up each of the three arms of Conestoga Lake. The race is a chase event with the slower boats starting earlier in the day and the faster boats starting later on, racing to overtake everyone else to be the lead boat at the finish at 4:00pm. Following the race there is a pot luck dinner at the club. Club will provide burgers and sausages, so bring a salad or dessert.
NOR | SI’s
Club Championships – August 24 -25 2019
The Club Champs regatta is a two day event that is typically held on one of the last weekends in August. This open fleet regatta is scored using the Portsmounth scoring for system. Members and youth and adult sailing school participants are invited to join in this regatta.
Though this is a two day regatta, everyone is more than welcome to join in for a single day, especially the Sunday and join the barbecue
There will be a corn roast and barbecue after the races on Sunday. 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