You can go here to see photos of the first day of Optimist Sailing School 2016 which is currently in progress.

Fort Peck Sailing Club Summer Sailstice

10:00 am, Saturday June 18th, 2016

 update: read nice article, summary of our 2016 event at SummerySAILStice.com:

7/14/2016 SummerSAILstice.com on 2nd Sailstice: Fort Peck Gains Sailors Through Summer Sailstice

 

Free sailboat rides for anyone interested

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Fort Peck Marina...Please sign in at the marina

If we have bad weather on Saturday June 18th, the event will be postponed until Sunday June 19th

 

Fort Peck Marina
Fort Peck Lake
59223 Fort PeckMT
United States
47° 59' 44.034" N106° 29' 20.0976" W

RSVP at the following link to be entered to win prizes!:

 http://www.summersailstice.com/event/fort-peck-sailing-club-summer-sailstice#sthash.dwyKwtl2.dpuf

Here's a video exploring why we sail featuring interviews with John Arndt, the founder of this world wide celebration of sailing:

 


 

Can-Am Fort Peck Sailing Regatta

August 20-21, 2016  

(3rd weekend in August)

Download Notice Of Race here

Any and all sailing craft welcome.  Lasers, Sunfish, Hobie (and other) Cats, keelboats, 3 of any one type will be scored as a class.  $45 entry fee includes T-shirt, hot breakfast and lunch both days, steak BBQ Saturday evening, followed by an all-inclusive musical jam session.  Camping available on-site, tent camping is free.  Nice hotel 3 miles from Marina.

 

Also, new this year:  Optimist Sailing Camp

for kids ages 8-14,
August 15-19, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

$250/each, some scholarships available.

Download Opti Sailing Camp registration form here

The 2015 Can-Am Fort Peck Sailing Regatta was the second successful racing event held on Fort Peck Lake in Eastern Montana.  1st place in the Laser class was won by skilled young sailor Caleb Gilliam of Billings Montana. 2nd place went to David Eliot, a world class sailor from Alberta Canada.  In 3rd place was local Page Anderson, a founder of the regatta and newly formed Fort Peck Sailing Club, which organized the event. This year the regatta was open to all types of sailboats.  Taking 1st place in the monohull keel-boat class was Doug Long of Wolf Point, Montana in his MacGregor 26, followed by Dan Hohman of Wolf Point and his crew on their American 28.  The only multi-hull boat was a Hobie Wave sailed by Julie Burke, who is also a founder of the event and organization.


Regatta Winner Caleb Gilliam demonstrates sailing in high winds Saturday