5th Annual Squaw Island Offshore Race & Cookout 2015
Kick off August with the RC Laser fleet by coming out to sail in the 5th Annual Squaw Island Offshore Race Saturday August 1st.
This 2-mile race requires skippers to sail their radio controlled sailboat up the lake to a mark at Squaw Island and then back to a finish line at the club. It was one of the more fun but challenging sailing events we have held in past years.
Registration can be done online or can be handled Saturday starting at 1pm at the concrete dock on the CYC waterfront. Skippers will need to figure out their mode of transportation on the water to follow their boats up the course and back. We are getting close to the event, so if you need a ride and don’t have one, please let us know asap and we’ll do our best to find you a chauffeur.
If you have a powerboat and would be willing to take spectators or skippers for a ride on Saturday afternoon, please show up at 1:30 to be paired with a sailor.
Our Race Director, Keith Calkins, will hold a skipper’s meeting at 1:45 pm.
Racing will begin shortly thereafter with an on-the-water start this year with a line set somewhere in the vicinity of the south end of the mooring field. We’ll attempt to have a start line set so that we have a windward start and so that onlookers from shore will get a good view. The finish line will be crossing the start line in the opposite direction from the start.
We will have a cookout following the race. The fleet will provide meat and rolls but you can bring beverages, sides, salads or deserts to share.
Prizes for this year’s race will be:
1st Place: Celebration for 4
2nd Place: Celebration for 2
3rd Place: celebration for 1
There will also be an award for the first team boats that finish. (If you share a chase boat with another racer and both finish the race before any other shared case boat, that team will be awarded a medallion and a BIG $$$$$$$ prizes.)