Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club

Civic Regatta

Saturday August 4th, 2012 

The 2012 Civic long weekend is upon us and with it comes the annual Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club regatta. The schedule of events goes as follows: Saturday August 4th is the main event. A large course will be set for 420s, Picos, Bytes, Lasers and Laser Radials, and the Handicap class. Anyone is welcome to enter their own boat regardless of size or make in the handicap fleet. A smaller course will be set closer to club for the Opti fleet, and their day will finish at 1pm. There will be a Prizegiving Dinner Sunday August 5th at 6 pm at Rosehill (7 Henry Street), which sailors and non-sailors are welcome to attend.


Notice of Race



Registration opens at 9 a.m.

Skippers’ Meeting at 10 a.m.

1st gun at 11:00 a.m.

No races shall start after 4 p.m; for Optis, no races shall start after 1 p.m.

Cost:   $5.00 per person

Sailors may purchase a lunch (sandwiches from Big Daddy’s Deli in Fenelon) at registration for $5.00 or they are welcome to bring their own. The lunches 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/Blue 420 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

Picos and Blue 420s: Treetops Trophy (Bronze IV and under; no spinnaker; 420 handicap)


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 4 p.m.


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

Prizegiving Dinner: Sunday August 5th, 2012

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

Non-sailors are welcome!!


Sailing Instructions shall be handed out tomorrow morning at registration.


Looking forward to a great day of racing!

Amy DesBrisay


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