Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club Awarded Regatta of the YEAR!

On January 28, 2011, the Canadian Yachting Association announced that Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club was the winner of the 2010 CYA Regatta of the Year. The CYA City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award will be presented by CYA to SLSC for its hosting of the 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Championships that took place over 3 days of great sailing in July 2010.

The Masters Regatta involved a huge effort from an army of Sturgeon volunteers – it was in every way a community wide effort.  Many people provided beds to the sailors; many prepared the community breakfasts and dinners; many were on the water helping out; the harbour team got boats launched and back to shore; the scorers were timely; the prizes were wonderful…The masters sailors – aged 35 to 77- raved about the accommodations, about the meals, about the racing, about the surroundings and above all about how organized and helpful and friendly the volunteers were.  The Sailing Club extends a giant thank you to everyone who pitched in to make this regatta what it was – the best in Canada for 2010!

Hugh Desbrisay

Commodore, SLSC

Sailing Club Fundraising Cocktail and Beach Party!

In lieu of the more traditional Gala Dinner, the SLSC will be holding a cocktail party at Swannanoa’s Boathouse and the Sand Bar. There is a suggested donation of $40 per person, with proceeds going towards expansion of the fleet.
Please RSVP to Leslie Thomas at [email protected] or by phone at the following numbers: (416) 234-5506 OR (705) 887-2821.
See you at the (Sand) Bar!

Call for beds for sailors

This year out very own Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) has been selected to host the Canadian Laser Masters Championships on July 23 to 25. The club obviously has a tremendous reputation and continues to raise the bar by attracting such high level competitions year after year.

One of the reasons for this success is that each and every sailing competion is a community effort, and every year Sturgeon Point has welcomed the participants of Provincial and National level competitions by hosting them within our small community. This was often done by simply providing a welcoming smile and a part of a yard for young sailors to set up tents.

This year, because the Masters competion involves mature sailors from 35 to 75(!) years of age, we are looking more for beds rather than outdoor space to pitch a tent. No meals will need to be provided – sailors will be fed communally at the sailing club and elsewhere. Sailors will also provide their own bedding. 

If you think you can provide a bed or two for some sailors, please contact the SLSC at [email protected] . They will be thrilled to hear from you. The club asks that you do so before June 15th so that they can assess the number of beds that will be available.

If you’d like to read more about this event, please click on the following link: SLSC to Host 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Championships.

Summer sailing season has arrived!

The sailing program starts up for the summer on Monday July 6 at the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club. Hundreds of local kids have been attending the great summer sailing programs offered at the club for over 50 years, and this year’s group of instructors are busy getting everything ready for another summer of sun and sail. Geared towards youngsters between the ages of 8 to 16 years of age, sailing club runs every weekday from 8:30 to 12:30 until August 28. Head over to the SLSC web site to find out more. Highly recommended!