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KIDS SAILING! 

August 7-8-9! 

More info to come!

 

In August 2016 Fort Peck Sailing Club hosted their first week-long youth sailing school, named the Mobile Optimist Sailing School.  The boats, coaches and program were all provided by the Alberta Sailing Association.  Special thanks to event director John Cormack, and coaches Andrea, Finn and Caleb.  Thanks to Fort Peck Marina for their generosity in offering their facilities.  Thank you to those who donated scholarships, and especially thanks to all the kids and parents for investing your time in learning about sailing.

All volunteer sailors are welcome to join in offering free rides, a sailing introduction for everyone. We’ll start at noon at Fort Peck Marina.  If you are interested in sailing, this is the perfect opportunity to check out some boats, take a ride and learn about what Fort Peck Sailing Club is doing to promote this wonderful sport to people of all ages in this area.  

If you are planning to bring a boat and give rides, please let us know.

 

RSVP Here to win many exciting prizes:
https://www.summersailstice.com/2018/event/sailstice-2018-fort-peck-sailing-club

 

4th CAN-AM FORT PECK SAILING REGATTA, August 10-12, 2018

 

Fort Peck Lake Marina

Fort Peck, Montana 59223

 

Host Club

Fort Peck Sailing Club

 

Rules

The regatta will be governed by the current edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the Rules of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) and this Notice of Race, except as amended by the Sailing Instructions or any appendices to the Sailing Instructions.

 

Eligibility and Entry

This regatta is open to all classes of sailboats, monohull or multihull, including but not limited to: Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Hobie Cat, Seaspray, Fireball, Optimist, San Juan 21, McGregor 24.

 

Calling all artists, you are invited to enter the Fort Peck Sailing Regatta Poster Contest! It's lots of fun, there's prize money, and the winning artwork becomes the basis for the Regatta poster. Check out this short video for some inspiration...

Dead line for submission is July 1, 2018.  Please submit your entry to Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery, 531 2nd Ave. So., Glasgow, MT

Everyone is eligible to participate.   No age requirement. 

All medium is accepted.

No size poster requirement.

$100.00 Prize Donated by Willow Creek Gallery

Information and lettering will be the responsibility of the printer and not the artist.

Accepted posters will be showcased at the Gallery,  Public invited.

Posters will be identified by numbers only while being displayed for public vote.

Posters will be on display at the following locations where the public will be able to cast votes for their favorite poster: 

 

The Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery,  531 2nd Ave. So.  

The Fort Peck Theatre, Fort Peck, MT.

Gateway

Fort Peck Marina

 

Votes will be tallied and winner announced at the 

Fort Peck Marina.

 

Winning poster will be printed and posted throughout the area.

 

The Folks at SummerSailstice.com chose Rafe's video as the winning contest entry and then wrote a fantastic article highlighting Fort Peck Sailing Club:

https://www.summersailstice.com/article/will-you-enter-2018-video-challenge-maybe-you-can-get-some-ideas-years-winner

Keel Boat Class

1st Jason and Elisa Sigmundstad on Catalina 22 “Ilene”

2nd Rafe Sigmundstad and Ryan Ketchum on Catalina 30 “Isla Bella”

3rd Doug Long and Levi Grant on Macgregor 26

4th Dan Hohman, Gary, Amanda and Lori on American 26 “Sea Scout”

 

Laser Class

1st Caleb Gilliam

2nd Tim Ogrinc

3rd Page Anderson

4th Dustin VanLoozen

 

Laser Radial vs Hobie Class

1st Marina Matheson

2nd Julie Burke

Winners of each class, Marina Matheson, Caleb Gilliam and Jason & Elisa Sigmundstad

A great article was published in the Glasgow Courier.  You can find it here:
http://www.glasgowcourier.com/story/2017/08/16/news/sailors-conquer-wind-and-waves-at-annual-regatta/5266.html

 

 

More photos can be found here:
http://rafes.org/pics/regatta17/

4th CAN-AM FORT PECK SAILING REGATTA, August 12-13, 2017

 

Fort Peck Lake Marina

Fort Peck, Montana 59223

 

Host Club

Fort Peck Sailing Club

 

Rules

The regatta will be governed by the current edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the Rules of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) and this Notice of Race, except as amended by the Sailing Instructions or any appendices to the Sailing Instructions.

 

Eligibility and Entry

This regatta is open to all classes of sailboats, monohull or multihull, including but not limited to: Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Hobie Cat, Seaspray, Fireball, Optimist, San Juan 21, McGregor 24.

 

3 or more entries of the same class will be scored as a separate class.

All other boats will race in either the Handicap-monohull or the Handicap-multihull class.  PHRF or Portsmouth handicap values will be used in these classes to rank the placing’s among dissimilar boats.

 

Entry: Regatta registration will take place:

Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.

 

Fees: Adult single-handed:                                       $45.00

                     Multi-handed:                                        $65.00

           Youth (Age 16 and under):  single-handed:  $35.00

                                                          Multi-handed:   $55.00

 

Risk

It is the competitor’s decision to enter the regatta and to start or continue any race.

The competitors are ultimately responsible for the risks.  The competitor will accept full responsibility for all his /her actions during any activity related to the event.  This includes on-shore activities before, during and after the regatta.  The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material or personal injury sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the races.

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, August 11th

·         Racing Seminar: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This seminar will be for the benefit of all sailors and race committee members, or for anyone curious about sailboat racing in general.

 

2:00 p.m. A brief dry-land presentation covering

·         Race course layout

·         Starting sequences and signals

·         Basic racing rules

·         Basic strategy

3:00 p.m. On the water practice race.

·         6:00 p.m. On shore dinner, Location at Sailing Barn.

 

·         Saturday, August 12th

·         Registration and breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 am

·         Competitors’ Meeting 9:00 am

·         On Course Race Warning Signal for all Sailors 10:00 am

·         Lunch on-shore 12:00 or 1:00 p.m.

·         No races will be started after 5:00 pm

·         Dinner at 6:00 pm at Marina

 

·         Sunday, August 13th

·         Breakfast from 8:00-9:00 am

·         On Course Race Warning Signal 10:00 am

·         Lunch 1:00 p.m.

·         No races will be started after 2:30 pm

·         Awards ceremony after Racing

 

Races will be sailed on Windward/Leeward or Windward/Reaching/Leeward  courses set approximately 1 mile out in the Lake.  A total of ten (10) races are scheduled. Two (2) races qualify as a regatta.  If more than five (5) races are completed there will be one (1) throw out race.

 

Sailing Instructions

The sailing instructions will be available at the time of race registration.


 

Facility

The Fort Peck Lake Marina has ample lawns space for tent camping, lot space for RV camping; charge spaces with services are available.  6 Spaces are reserved.  Dry camping is no charge. Restrooms are available. There are RV Hookups and a dump station located at Kiwanis Park.  The Park is within a mile of the Marina.

There are showers available at Kiwanis.  At the Marina there are good launching and storage facilities for lasers and dollies prior and throughout the regatta.

 

Rights to use Name and Likeness:

By participating in this event, a competitor grants the Organizing Authority and the sponsors of the event, the right into perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.

 

 

Create your own piece of art for a chance to win $100!  If your creation wins, it will be the poster for the 2017 Regatta.  Here are some past examples:

 

Schedule of Contest

 

Dead line for submission is Wednesday July 12, 2017.  Please submit to Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery, 531 2nd Ave. So. by 5:00 p.m.

 

Everyone is eligible to participate.   No age requirement.

 

All medium is accepted.

 

No size poster requirement.

$100.00 Prize Donated by Willow Creek Gallery

Information and lettering will be the responsibility of the printer and not the artist.

 

Accepted posters will be showcased at the Gallery July 12-14, 2017  Public invited.

Posters will be identified by numbers only while being displayed for public vote.

 

Posters will be on display at the following locations where the public will be able to cast votes for their favorite poster:

 

July 12-14 The Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery,  531 2nd Ave. So.         

July 15-16 The Fort Peck Theatre, Fort Peck, MT.

July 17-20 Gateway

July 21-23 Fort Peck Marina

 

July 23     Votes will be tallied and winner announced at the

Fort Peck Marina.

 

July 24     Winning poster will be printed and posted throughout the area.

 

Download entry form here

Fort Peck Lake is still frozen over and it snowed again this morning, but I know everyone has an eager eye toward summer and the calendar will fill up quickly.  Let's get the word out now so nobody can say they "didn't get the memo."

HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE SUMMER:

June 24th - Summer Sailstice  [completed]

This will likely follow the plan of the past 2 years, where all volunteer sailors are welcome to join in offering free rides, a sailing introduction to anyone interested.

August 7-11 (unconfirmed) - Mobile Optimist Sailing School [postponed until 2018]

We hope to encore our most meaningful outreach this year and host a week-long sailing school for youths age 8-14.  These are the future sailors, racers, instructors and leaders.  They already have the desire to learn and passion for being on the water.  You can be a part of their journey by giving toward their education.  A little help could go a long way creating new opportunities and directions, lending to a better future we can't even predict or imagine!

August 11-13 - Can-Am Fort Peck Sailing Regatta

Arguably the most fun regatta anywhere.  It's small, it's friendly, and it's a learning experience for everyone involved.  We're growing a culture of competitive sailing where none existed before.  If you have any interest, come join the fun!  Whether you want to try your hand at racing or helping as a volunteer, there is room for everyone.

 

 We'll be sure to post any updates here.  Also, here is a form letter you can use to decline any other events that might try to infringe on your summer boating schedule: 

/forms/summer-boating-decline-special-event-form-letter.pdf