Racing at Conestoga Sailing Club is fun and friendly, and a great way to improve your sailing skills. 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.
For up-to-date information about upcoming races, please visit our Racing News page.
Wednesday Night Races
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.
Sunday Afternoon Races
We are also trying to establish a weekend racing series on Sunday afternoons. 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.
Warm Water Regatta
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 New England and is a stop on the Wayfarer Class racing circuit.
All Arms Race
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 around 4:00pm. Following the race we typically gather to socialize with food & drink.
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. While this is a two day regatta, everyone is more than welcome to join in for a single day, especially the Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of experience, and join the after-race socializing.