Programs & Activities
A vibrant group of sailing enthusiasts get together to race and socialize five weekends a summer. The main “season” consists of 4 races starting on the July 1st weekend, culminating in mid August. Following each race there is a sailing social, always fun and well attended, where members replay the nuances of the race. Friends and family are welcome to attend these events. At the end of the main season in August the commodore hosts a BBQ party and on the Labour Day weekend a final evening pot luck party is enjoyed by all, with dancing and a beach bonfire.
Three classes of boats race - catamarans (mainly Hobie 16’s), sloops and windsurfers. Each class has their own start with Catamarans going first at 1:30 p.m., immediately followed by the sloops and then by the windsurfers. Catamarans must complete three laps of the course, sloops two and windsurfers one lap. It is courteous to keep out of the start area when other classes are preparing to race.
Two areas of the lake are used for racing, easily identifiable by the three triangular orange course markers set out the morning of each race. The Main Lake (being the area out from the public beach) and West Bay. For each race winners in each class receive a ribbon and a Season Cup is awarded for the best of the summer. There is a special banner for the Regatta race held on the August 1st weekend. The Presidents Cup race ends the season on the Labour Day weekend, also with a dedicated cup.
All levels of sailing expertise come out to enjoy the wind in their sails. Racers should be at the course area by 1:15 p.m. to register with the committee boat and also make sure they are (Informed of the direction of the race! Racing rules/information is attached through this link.
The cost to sail with the sailing Group is $20 for the season which includes sailing socials. Family members who attend are charged $2 for socials and $5 for the BBQ.
Click to download the Chandos Lake Sailing Club Rules (.pdf 158Kb)
2010 Race Schedule
|4||Saturday||14-Aug-10||Season||West Bay||Parker - BBQ|
|5||Sunday||04-Sep-10||Presidents Cup||Main||Macklin - Evening|