NOR: 5th Annual Squaw Island Race


5th Annual Squaw Island Race

August 01, 2015

HOST: Canandaigua, New York RC Laser Fleet 14

RULES: The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing as amended by Appendix E for RC sailing, prescriptions of US Sailing, class rules of the RC Laser Class of North America and further Sailing Instructions as mandated by the Race Director (RD) who also has the authority during the course of the event to make changes which will be announced to the competitors.

ELIGIBILITY: The regatta is open to all RC Lasers conforming to RC Laser Class Rules.



  • Boats will be out of the water during the Skippers Meeting.
  • The starting line will be set between two markers just offshore from the concrete dock at the south end of the waterfront at the Canandaigua Yacht Club.
  • The south concrete dock is also designated as the finish dock.
  • At the start, skippers will sail their RC Lasers across the starting line in the proper direction and then sail a course that is roughly north on Canandaigua Lake towards Squaw Island, about 1 mile away.
  • Skippers in chase boats will follow their RC Laser and navigate their racing boats to a turn mark south of Squaw Island, located at approximately Lat/Long N42.869918, W077.275702, keeping the turn mark to port as the boats round and then sail back to the yacht club.
  • Boats will finish when the skipper has successfully crossed the starting line in the opposite direction from the start.

Online Registration
1:00 – 1:45 Boat set-up and practice sailing
1:45 Skippers Meeting (All boats must be out of the water.)
1:58 PM Two-minute audible countdown timer begins
2:00 PM Start
~ 5:00 PM Dock party begins with first finishing boat
~ 6:00 PM Awards presented after all boats return

LOCATION: Canandaigua Yacht Club (CYC), 3524 West Lake Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424

ENTRY: Eligible boats may be entered by submitting the registration form online and paying an entry fee of $15.00 boat.

SCORING: The race will be scored under the Low Point System described in The Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix A and the event will consist of only one race.

PRIZES: A prize will be awarded to the skipper who completes the course in the fastest time, and to the fastest Team that completes the course. A dock party will follow racing for all skippers and crew.

CONTACT: Nelson Habecker at or 585-201-0514 if you need us to find a chase boat and driver or for any other information.