Wednesday Night Racing
Wednesday Night Racing - May through September each year
Warning sound at 18:30
First race starts at 18:33
This is the essence of club racing... a mid-week break with friends racing around the buoys on the lake.
Reminder concerning GSC polices:
1) Three free rides maximum for non-member crew.
2) Skippers must be GSC Family or Individual members and registered for WNR. Regular crew shall be be Crew, Individual or Family members. Boats not complying will not be scored. If you are from an affiliate ASA Club, you may register for free.
Please join in and support the sailing club.
Keelboat or dinghy, there is an active racing fleet of like-minded sailors who will welcome you on the race course.
Though you might not expect it of Calgary, we've actually got a great lake for racing. For the beginner, the waters are protected enough that we rarely see large waves. For the experienced sailor, the ever- shifting winds provide the ultimate challenge.
Even at low water in June, the East Arm is always deep and we've got the space to set a race course with upwind and downwind legs as long as a kilometer and a half each. By the end of August and throughout the fall when the water levels are high, we'll rearrange our racing marks to use the full lake, almost doubling the possible size of our racing area. If you want a taste of big-water racing, join us for the Sunday Fall series when we can stretch each leg of our race course out to 2km or more.
Depending upon the weather, we'll typically run 3 or 4 races on an evening, so if you blow one you've always got a chance at redemption!
Club members volunteer as Race Committee and run the racing for other members. If you're new to racing, don't worry - we have a buddy system in place. Experienced volunteers will be happy to show you the ropes.
To register your boat for Wednesday Night Racing
The night's racing wraps up at the clubhouse with burgers, beverages, and awards for effort and fastest of the night. You are guaranteed to hear many stories and a few lies about the night's racing. Sunsets viewed across the lake from the Club's deck are among the best in Calgary!