Racing at Conestoga Sailing Club is fun and friendly, and a great way to improve your sailing skills.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Club is now open with limitations as advised by local and Ontario health departments, and Ontario Sailing. Please see the COVID-19 Protocol document for detailed procedures and requirements before visiting the club, as well as further updates on our Members & News pages.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience in this difficult time, and trust that everyone is staying safe. We are looking forward to enjoying a safe racing season this summer.
The Club normally 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 June 17, 2020
Wednesday 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. At start of season, First Start is planned at 7:00. Starts can be earlier as the days get shorter.
NOR | SIs
Sunday Afternoon Races – Starts July 5, 2020
Sunday afternoons we’re trying a weekend racing series. Like Wednesdays the club members race in a mixed fleet of boats using the Portsmouth numbers to adjust the finish times. It’s always a great time for everyone to come out and enjoy the lake full of sailboats. First Start is planned at 2:30.
NOR | SIs
Warm Water Regatta – CANCELLED
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 usually attended by racers from around Eastern Canada and NE USA, and is a stop on the Wayfarer Class racing circuit. (this year COVID-19 means we’ll only be entertaining guests from Ontario)
All Arms Race – Sunday August 23rd 2020
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 we will gather to socialize at a distance, so bring your own food & drink. See linked documents for details:
Club Championship – Sunday August 30 2020
The Club Champs regatta is normally a two day event that is typically held on one of the last weekends in August. This open fleet regatta is scored using the Portsmouth scoring system. Members and youth and adult sailing school participants are invited to join in this regatta.
When this is a two day regatta, everyone is more than welcome to join in for a single day, especially the Sunday. This year due to COVID-19 we are only running a One Day regatta, on the Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of experience, and join the after-race socializing. (at a distance this year)
See also the News post, and check there for updates. Sailing Instructions will be communicated at the skippers meeting at 10:00 Sunday morning.