The annual Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta, organized by the Lake Chelan Sailing Association, will take place the weekend after labor day. This event is open to all sailboats and sailors of all skill levels. Classes will include one design and Portsmouth.
Registration will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. The skipper’s meeting will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday with the first race starting at 11:00 a.m. No starts will occur after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday Evening there will be a baked potato dinner party ($10 per person) at the Nut Farm Bring your instruments! Don’t miss the party!
Racing will resume on Sunday with the first race at 10:00 a.m., no races will start after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. (We try to make it easy on the road warriors). The plan is to sail at least three races on Saturday and at least two on Sunday but plans are subject to change by consensus or mutiny. Conditions may range from drifter to hurricane and once in a while something in between.
This is a fun event and is not a points race for most classes, protests are discouraged but friendly conversation or water balloons at ten paces to help educate less experienced sailors is welcomed. All sailors are required to comply with Washington State Boating Law and the event is conducted following most of the United States Sailing Association Rules of Racing or at least the few that we know about.
Lake Chelan is a resort area with many hotels and camping accommodations, more information is available by contacting the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-4CHELAN or Chelan City Parks at 509-682-8023. Free limited facility camping for tents and RVs is available at Rusty’s Nut Farm as well (large grass area, porta potti and house shower or garden hose).