SUNFISH RACES

     An important part of the Youth Classes  includes an introduction to sailboat racing.

     Many have found listing sailing as an activity sets one apart in the college application process -- and indeed sailboat racing experience has even help obtain scholarship money at colleges that have a sailing team or want to start one.  (Note that college sailing is different since it is based on how your team does more than individual sailors.)  
 
    The CLYC sponsors Sunfish Races every Tuesday and Saturday through mid-August and many Crooked Lake Sailors participate in these races -- with their own early start.  (And students can use the Sailors Sunfish to participate in the Saturday races.

     Not only do the races increase oner's sailing abilities, but most find them fun -- and given Crooked Lake's variable winds, almost everyone has some excellent finishes.   












INFORMATION ON THE SUNFISH RACES

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 1:30 
ALL ADULT AND YOUTH SAILORS WELCOME!

     You do not have to be a member of the CLYC to participate in the races.  However, all racers should sign in with the Starter before racing (with a signature by a parent for participants under 18 years of age who are not Crooked Lake Sailor students.)  While we generally follow the rules of sailboat racing the focus is on learning to sail and race and having a good timeRacing experience is not needed to participate.   

      The Starting line is in front of the CLYC

      The Starter announces the course before each race that includes one or more of the 3 buoys that form a triangle:  Buoy 1 is toward Conway usually off Graham Point, Buoy 2 is toward the south (Minnehaha stream) , and Buoy 3 is toward Oden Island/Oden Park).

     Starting horns sounds at 5 minutes, one minute, then Go -- and then for each Finisher.