Regattas & Events

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CORK (Opties)
CORK (Opties)
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
 
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Memorial and Anniversary Cups 10:00 AM
Memorial and Anniversary Cups
Aug 12 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Two special races take place on the Saturday morning of the Commodore’s Sailpast. The Memorial Cup is in honour of two sailors who lost their lives on Lake Wabamun and the Anniversary Cup celebrates the Club’s longevity. Special awards are presented as part of the Commodore’s Sailpast ceremony.
Sailpast & Reception 12:00 PM
Sailpast & Reception
Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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 Hagen-Visman and the Memorial Cup races. After that Commodore and their family are ferried to the Barge ... Read More
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Dick Harper Ancient Mariner 10:00 AM
Dick Harper Ancient Mariner
Aug 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Dick Harper Ancient Mariner celebrates a long-standing club member who in the later years of his life personified the Ancient Mariner. A special award is presented for these races. The Ancient Mariner begins at 10 am and the format will be posted on the official notice board in front of the Clubhouse. Scoring results count towards monthly and annual ... Read More
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Masters Laser Canadians Training Camp
Masters Laser Canadians Training Camp
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day
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
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2017 Canadian Laser Master Championships
2017 Canadian Laser Master Championships
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
2017 Canadian Laser Master Championships @ Wabamun Sailing Club
Notice of Race (Amended 2017-08-05) Registration
CORK
CORK
Aug 18 – Aug 23 all-day
 
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Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships
Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships
Aug 20 – Aug 26 all-day
Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships @ Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, RNSYS, will be hosting the Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships August 20-26, 2017. This event is open for all sailors, male and female aged 15 and under. This Regatta will consist of two fleets, a Green Fleet course for the novice sailors with little or no racing experience and a Championship Fleet for those with ... Read More
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WSC Sail Training Program 9:00 AM
WSC Sail Training Program
Aug 26 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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 ... Read More
Saturday Series Racing 2:00 PM
Saturday Series Racing
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
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Calendar of Events

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!

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.
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.
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.
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.

The annual Commodore’s Awards and Banquet takes place at the Edmonton Golf and 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 Awards and Banquet as part of their annual membership dues. Additional tickets must be purchased in advance in the Members’ section of the website.
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.

Places to Stay

Shoreside Inn
Wabamun Lake Inn
Provincial Park
Moonlight Bay Centre