Regattas & Events

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Sunday Series 11 AM Start 11:00 AM
Sunday Series 11 AM Start
Oct 1 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Due to the cooler mornings the starts are later this time of year.
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Rum Barrel Regatta 10:00 AM
Rum Barrel Regatta
Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The final sailing Saturday at the Club encourages the brave-of-heart to take to the race course for the Rum Barrel Regatta. Racing starts at 10 am and the format will be posted on the official notice board in front of the Clubhouse. A special Rum Barrel award is presented. Scoring results count towards monthly and annual awards.
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Thanksgiving Regatta 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Regatta
Oct 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  The sailing season is wrapped up on Thanksgiving Sunday with racing that starts at 10 am. After the races wetsuit- and -dry suited members remove the boats and piers from the lake while a team of volunteers cook up the best Thanksgiving Dinner around. Racing starts at 10 am and the format will be posted on the official notice ... Read More
Thanksgiving Dinner 4:30 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner
Oct 8 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wabamun Sailing Club is a long standing tradition. In the morning, we will have the final two races of the season during our Thanksgiving Regatta. Dinner will be served around 4:30 pm.  Tickets available at members.wabamunsailingclub.com under the events tab.
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Calendar of Events

The annual Commodore’s Banquet takes place at the Edmonton Country Club. A wonderful buffet dinner is followed by a short Special Meeting to elect the incoming Executive and then the annual awards for sailing excellence are presented. Each Active and Provisional Active members receives 1 complementary ticket to the Commodore’s  Banquet as part of their annual membership dues. Additional tickets must be purchased in advance in the Members’ section of the website.

2017 Commodore’s Banquet

at

The Edmonton Country Club

6201 Country Club Road, Edmonton, AB

on

Friday, November 17th

Cocktails at 6:00

Special meeting at 6:30

Buffet dinner to follow

Dance to follow presentation

Monthly potluck dinners at the Club bring out members’ inner chef and amazing gourmet meals are shared by all. On warm evenings, long tables are set out on the front lawn as long-time and new members share sailing stories and build comradery. Potluck dinners start at 6 pm.
The Wabamun Sailing Club’s Founders’ Regatta brings sailors together from across Alberta for two days of Open Class racing. Sailors should pre-register for the Founders’ Regatta as meals are available for purchase for pre-registered participants.

Notice of Race

Regatta Registration

Founders Results

Monthly potluck dinners at the Club bring out members’ inner chef and amazing gourmet meals are shared by all. On warm evenings, long tables are set out on the front lawn as long-time and new members share sailing stories and build comradery. Potluck dinners start at 6 pm.
Sail Week is 5 days of summer family fun for members and their families. Members, their children and grandchildren participate in daily sailing races, coaching, games and shared meals. Sail Week opens with great fan-fare, breakfast and a sunrise race on Monday morning. Featured activities of Sail Week include Capture the Flag, Pasta Night, Club Style Olympic Games, Bocce ball tournaments and much more. Members can register for Sail Week in the Members’ section of the website.
The annual Sail Week at the Club is wrapped up with a two-day, seven-race regatta for members and guests. A special award is presented for the Sail Week Regatta. The Sail Week Regatta begins at 10 am and the format will posted on the official notice board in front of the Clubhouse. Tickets may be purchased in advance for the delicious BBQ dinner on Saturday. Special awards are presented to the winners of the Sail Week Regatta and scoring results count towards the monthly and annual awards.
Monthly potluck dinners at the Club bring out members’ inner chef and amazing gourmet meals are shared by all. On warm evenings, long tables are set out on the front lawn as long-time and new members share sailing stories and build comradery. Potluck dinners start at 6 pm.
A special celebration is held annually to honour the Commodore’s dedication and service to the Club. Marine tradition, which goes back hundreds of years, had a Sailpast where the Commodore would review the sailing fleet at a club. The day begins with the Memorial and Anniversary Cup races. After that Commodore and their family are ferried to the Barge and members sail past and salute the commodore. Once everyone is gathered back on shore a lovely reception is hosted by the Vice Commodore and members enjoy an afternoon of food, beverages and socializing.

Sail Training Program

This year, we have worked hard to provide our WSC sailors with a comprehensive sail training program. This has included:

  • Class Strategy Session with Lawrence Lemieux (April 8 – great success);
  • ASA Workshop May 20-22;
  • August 15-18 training session, before Canadian Laser Masters;
  • Sail week – sail training by Barry Tee;   and,
  • 5 Saturday training sessions.

The five Saturday training sessions will be coached by either Krzysztof Machnowski or Lauri Kalkkinen (ASA coach).  Krzysztof  was an international level sailor and coach. Lauri coached in Geneva, Switzerland (Société Nautique de Genève) and is a Swiss Army Veteran.
The morning class will be Blue Fleet and the afternoon class will be Green Fleet.
The 2017 Saturday training dates are as follows:

  • June 17;
  • July 29 and 30th;
  • August 26; and,
  • September 9.

WSC can offer the following pricing:

  • 4-5 classes – $25 per class;
  • 2-3 classes – $30 per class; and,
  • 1 class – $35.

Before May 22, 2016, please register and pay online at:
Registration Page
We cannot proceed unless payments are made in advance.
For those who are uncertain into which training fleet they belong, the WSC sail training levels are as follows:
Green Fleet

  1. Balance in sail boat.
  2. Effectively execute  different points of sail:
    • Identify wind angles;
    • Trim sail and other boat adjustments  to maximise lift (e.g. Close haul, beam reach, broad reach);
  3. Feel comfortable in boat:
    • never over-heeled;
    • Identify gusts;
    • read approaching wind on water
  4. Manoeuvre boats to avoid slow down (e.g. release main sheet and sail adjustments)
  5. Basic technique of sailing manoeuvres.
  6. Understand basic racing rules.

Blue Fleet

  1. Proper technique of sailing manoeuvres;
  2. Understand racing rules;
  3. Develop strategies and tactics;
  4. Think ahead concerning wind and  boat encounters
  5. Proper decision making during races.
The Provincial Regatta is hosted annually around the Province by Alberta Sailing Association member clubs.

2017 Alberta Sailing Association Provincial Regatta  takes place September 2-4, 2017 at the Edmonton Yacht Club on Lake Wabamun.

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

The regatta is open to all dinghy and catamaran classes.

Notice of Race available here.

Registration is available online at here.
Five or more boats of the same class registered by 09:00 hours on Saturday, September 2 will constitute a class. All other boats will sail in open classes divided at the discretion of the Race Officer.
For open class racing, boat times will be adjusted using the current wind adjusted Portsmouth ratings.
The Optimist fleet may be further divided into classes based on experience level at the discretion of the Optimist Race Officer.
The Wabamun Sailing Club is hosting the 2017 Canadian Laser Masters Championship. Lauri Kalkkinen, ASA head coach will conduct three days of training, August 15-17, 2017

Limited meal tickets will be available for purchase on site.  Please preregister by August 13th  and purchase your meal tickets on line.  If you are not a participant and wish to purchase a meal ticket you may also do so on this form.

The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser class whose skippers have reached the age of 35 by the regatta start date.

Not a member of the North American Laser Class Association? Join here!

 

Notice of Race (Amended 2017-08-05)

2017 Canadian Laser Masters Results

Register Now!

Monthly potluck dinners at the Club bring out members’ inner chef and amazing gourmet meals are shared by all. On warm evenings, long tables are set out on the front lawn as long-time and new members share sailing stories and build comradery. Potluck dinners start at 6 pm.

The sailing season is wrapped up on Thanksgiving Sunday with racing that starts at 10 am, followed by wet and dry suited members removing the boats and piers from the lake while a team of volunteers cook up the best Thanksgiving Dinner around. Tickets must be purchase in advance. Tickets must be purchase in advance and are available in the Members’ section of the website.

Places to Stay

Shoreside Inn
Wabamun Lake Inn
Provincial Park
Moonlight Bay Centre