2021 Racing Schedule

Our schedule for racing this summer, subject to weather & public health regulations, is:

  • Club Championship series; dinghy racing every weekend day and statutory holiday from May 29th to September 19th, except on days when we have a keelboat race scheduled
  • Keel boat racing days; June 19, July 31, September 11th, and September 18th.
  • Commodore’s Cup on August 14th (it is included in the Club Championship series)

The Racing Instructions for the Club Championship are posted here.

  • Here are some important points from the racing instructions:
    • The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1300.
    • The race officer on duty may run up to five races in a day.
    • At least three boats must start in a race for that race to be counted towards the Championship.
    •  15 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series. A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her 16th best score and all those below it. [So, you really want to complete 15 races during the summer]

We are intending to start a women’s sailing league this summer.  I will post the schedule and the racing instructions for the women’s league race series when the plans for those races are developed.

South Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League

In the summer of 2021, the Falcon and West Hawk Lake Sailing Clubs plan to launch a joint sailing program for women who have limited, or no prior sailing experience. Both Clubs have active women sailors who have mentored one another over the years. They are looking for more women who would love to join in experiencing the joy of sailing. Long term, our vision is to have an active South Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League, the likes of which exist in other parts of Canada & the U.S.A.. The women’s learn to sail program July 12-16 will kick-off the program this summer.  

For more information, click here to go to the website.

New name for the club

We have decided to change our operating name to Falcon Sailing Club, effective immediately.
We are also considering selecting a new logo. If you have any suggestions, please send them to Penny and Sharlene before the end of March.
We will gradually transition the website to the new name.

Sept 26 Racing

Saturday turned out to be a combined club close-up and racing day. We put away the boats, did lots of cleaning, lifted the docks in the morning, and as the weather turned nice in the afternoon, we set a race course to the South-East, based on the winds of the moment. It was an official keel boat day, with three boats on the line, and dinghy sailors went sailing around the buoys too. The wind was capricious; it pretty much blew from every direction, and everything from a zephyr to a hard blow.

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Al31.0218.341
Feavers31.0319.012
Marcello32.3019.503
RACE 2
Al20.0211.841
Feavers19.2211.862
Marcello23.2414.043

Sept. 19 Keel Boat races

Lovely warm and sunny day, great turnout, everything good except…. a shortage of decent wind. We ran two races in little zephyrs of wind, sometimes just enough to keep moving, sometimes not quite enough…

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Al68.0340.231
Dave H64.0041.972
Marcello75.5545.553
Feavers75.5646.494
Ian75.5749.005
RACE 2
Dave H22.1114.551
Marcello25.4515.452
Ian26.1516.943
Al29.3917.534
Feavers28.4217.575

Keel Boat Activities

Five Boats enjoyed a gentle NW breeze to take us down to Picnic Island for a BBQ on Saturday evening.

Sailing back to the club Sunday morning was a beat into a brisk and gusty NW wind, much cooler than the night before.

It seemed like the wind had settled down a bit around noon, so we set up a course for a keel boat race, but when we gathered at the start line the wind was once again coming in hard gusts, dangerous conditions to try racing for our fleet, so the race was called off.

Sat. Sept. 12 Racing

After a cool morning, the sun warmed things up and a gentle breeze appeared to be blowing from the West when we set the course, but winds are never so simple on Falcon… A north wind came in gusts to mix it up with the west gusts, and unfortunately the course was set a little close to the north shore, so the favoured side of the course had dead spots. We ran five short races, each one a unique combination of gusts and quiet moments…

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers15.329181
Dave L16.579262
B Kelly15.509363
Jean18.569954
Cindy21.1310555
Anna17.1011176
Feavers16.359801
Anna15.3010092
B Kelly17.3510393
Patti19.4910414
Dave L19.1710545
Cindy22.2611156
Roger21.1511167
Jean21.3011308
RACE 3
Dave L18.5610351
Feavers17.3710412
Anna17.2211303
Patti21.5211494
Roger22.0111575
B Kelly19.4911716
Jean23.5712587
Cindy26.5213368
RACE 4
Dave L15.058241
B Kelly14.348612
Jean16.568903
Patti16.588914
Roger17.449325
Feavers16.5710026
Cindy21.0010447
Anna17.0011068
RACE 5
Feavers12.567651
B Kelly13.077752
Dave L15.138323
Anna13.208684
Roger16.528865
Jean17.149056
Patti18.109547
Cindy22.3011188