Civic Weekend Regatta

This Saturday we have the traditional SLSC Civic Holiday weekend regatta.  This event has its origins in the 1800s.  Come partipate in a tradition that has been part of Sturgeon Lake life since before the birth of our grandparents and greatgrandparents.  The details are all contained in the Notice of Race that follows.  See you all Saturday!


Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club

Civic Regatta

Saturday July 30th, 2011


Notice of Race



Registration opens at 9 a.m.

Skippers’ Meeting at 10 a.m.                                             

1st gun at 11:00 a.m.


Cost:   $5.00 per person


Sailors may purchase a ham or veggie Subway sandwich at registration for $5.00 or they are welcome to bring their own. The subway sandwiches and water will be given to the sailors on the water. 


Dinner: $ 5 per junior payable at the dinner (16 & under)

             $10 per adult payable at the dinner (B.Y.O.B)


The Courses:

The course will be twice around a triangle for Lasers/Radials, 420, and Handicap classes. 

The course will be once around a triangle for the Byte and Pico classes.

The course will be once around a sausage on a separate course for the Optimist class.

The start/finish line will be 1/3 up the windward leg.

Sailors must not pass through the start/finish line except for starting and finishing; boats that do pass through will be disqualified.


1st start: Class flag will be Pennant 1

  Lasers: Flavelle Cup; Junior Trophy for top junior

  Radials: Hopkins Trophy; medal for top junior


2nd start: Class flag will be Pennant 2

  Handicap: Handicap Trophy


3rd start: Class flag will be Pennant 3

  Club 420: Tolka Bowl (with spinnaker)


4th start: Class flag will be Pennant 4

    Byte: Instructor’s Trophy

    Pico: Treetops Trophy (Bronze IV and under; no spinnaker)


Optimist: Crandella Cup



The series will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.


Starting Sequence:

5 minutes: Class flag

4 minutes: Prep (code flag “P”)

1 minute:   Prep down

GO!!:         Class flag down


The Marks:

The marks will be large orange tetrahedrons.

The start/finish line will be between a mark and the Tanzer 22 Committee Boat.


Number of Races:

Maximum 7 races. No races will be started after 4p.m.



Low point scoring system.  One drop race if 5 or more races are completed.



Prizegiving: Sunday July 31st, 2011

6p.m. at Rosehill (7 Henry Street, Sturgeon Point)

Non-sailors are welcome!!

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