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    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club, Longmont, CO
    • 5
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    2018 Junior - Beginning/Intermediate Sailing Program

    Priority given to kids who haven't previously participated in a USC Junior Sailing Program. Please be sure your child can attend all four Saturdays in the session.

    Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

    Dates for the 1st Session:
    July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4

    Requirements / Expectations:
    - USC family membership required.
    - Age 8 to 18, (6- and 7-year-olds who are highly motivated may also be accepted into the program).
    - A swim check will be administered in accordance with US Sailing recommendations on the first day of class. All participating Juniors will be required to perform the swim check once per season. Participants must be able to swim at least 25 yards unassisted, tread water or float for three minutes unassisted while wearing a life jacket and normal sailing clothing, and demonstrate a comfort level while in the water.
    - Students will be expected to complete a capsize drill.
    - Parents / Guardians are expected to stay at the club during lessons.
    - Parents / Guardians are asked to help with rigging, de-rigging, launching, landing, and anything else that might be asked of them to assist the instructors.
    - Bring your own well-fitting life jacket and water shoes.
    - A spray or fleece jacket, a towel, change of clothing and sunscreen.
    - A sack lunch.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Butterworth.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club

    Back To School Junior Regatta


    Location: Union Sailing Club, Longmont, Colorado
    Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Organizing Authority: Union Sailing Club
    Contacts and Links: http://www.unionsailingclub.org
    Regatta Chair: Yaga Richter (jhbr@mac.com)
    PRO: Amanda Woeger (a_woeger@yahoo.com)

    Regatta Highlights:
    Back to School Junior Regatta is a one design casual junior regatta.Regatta headquarters will be at Union Sailing Club on the Southeast side of Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado. Union Sailing Club is dedicated to promoting small boat and youth sailing. Union Reservoir is a 750 acre no-wake lake is perfect for a junior event of all ability sailors. In addition to the Regatta, other activities are available for the family on the City side of the lake are swimming and paddle board rentals.

    1. Rules:
    1.1 This Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017- 2020.
    1.2 The rules of each class shall apply.

    2. Eligibility and Entry:
    2.1 The event is open to all boats of the Optimist, RS Tera (Sport rig), Lasers Radial, and 420 class.
    2.2 Participants must be under 18 years of age.

    3. Fees and Registration:
    3.1 Regatta Entry fee: $25/boat. Early Online Registrants (before August 4) will receive a $5 discount. Entry includes snacks before and BBQ after racing at the Union Sailing Club as well as awards. At registration, registrants will be given an option to purchase additional BBQ tickets at $5 per child and $10 per adult.
    3.2 Union Reservoir Park vehicle and boat passes must be purchased at the main park entrance for every participating boat and every car parked at the Union Sailing Club. Daily vehicle fee is $10, and a trailered boat fee is $8. After purchasing the boat fee, boats being brought on site will need to be inspected by the Union Reservoir Park staff for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). (Typically done at the main entrance, might be able to set up a time for a mass inspection)

    4. Schedule of Events:
    9:00 to 10:30 am: Registration and boat rigging
    10:30 to 11:30 am: Competitor’s meeting and brunch
    11:30 am: Get out on the water
    12:00 pm: Warning signal for the first race (no race will be started after 4 pm)
    about 4:30 pm (or 30 - 45 min after the end of last race): BBQ and Awards

    5. Sailing Instructions:
    Sailing instructions, available at registration, take precedence over this NOR if there are differences.

    6. Regatta Site:
    The regatta site will be at Union Sailing Club on the Southeastern Shore of Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado. Launching at Union Sailing Club is by dolly only, no vehicles are allowed on the gavel launch ramps. Vehicle/Trailer launching is available at the public concrete launch ramp at the Union Reservoir Park main site, on the South end of the lake, a short drive from USC (see attached map).

    7. Racing Area and Courses:
    Racing area and courses will be presented to competitors at the competitors briefing.

    8. Scoring:
    8.1 The Low Point System will apply.
    8.2 3 boats will constitute a fleet.
    8.3 The Regatta will consist of 3 to 6 races depending on weather conditions. One race shall be completed to constitute a Regatta.

    9. Coach Boats:
    9.1 All coach boats must register at the regatta check-in desk.
    9.2 Coaches must attend the coaches’ briefing immediately following the competitor’s briefing.
    9.3 Coaches shall not give advice, instruction, or any type of assistance during racing, except to render assistance to a boat in distress.
    9.4 Coach boats are required to carry a VHF radio and monitor the main regatta frequency which will be communicated during the coaches’ briefing.

    10. Trophies:
    Fleets with three or more boats will be awarded first, second, and third-place trophies.

    11. Disclaimer of Liability:
    Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race. Union Sailing Club, Union Reservoir Park, and the City of Longmont will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

    12. Loaner Boats:
    Union Sailing Club is able to provide 6 Optimists and 4 Laser (radial rig) sailboats to USC members on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve a boat by following this link: http://unionsailingclub.org/event-2901798

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club

    Details to follow....

Past events

16 Jun 2018 2018 Juniors - 1st Session
09 Jun 2018 ReUnion Regatta 9-10 Jun 2018
12 May 2018 2nd Spring Work Day and BBQ
31 Mar 2018 Spring Work Day / Docks-in
18 Nov 2017 2017 Fall Banquet, Award Ceremony and Elections
07 Oct 2017 2017 Rocky Mountain Finn Championship
30 Sep 2017 Oktoberfest 2017
16 Sep 2017 2017 Rocky Mountain Snipe Championship
26 Aug 2017 August BBQ Potluck / New Dock Launch / Capsize clinic
05 Aug 2017 August 2017 Juniors
08 Jul 2017 July 2017 Juniors
10 Jun 2017 ReUnion Regatta 10-11 Jun 2017
03 Jun 2017 June 2017 Juniors
08 Apr 2017 Rain Date: Spring Work Day / Docks-in
04 Mar 2017 Spring Potluck at the Flett's
19 Nov 2016 2016 Fall Banquet, Award Ceremony and Elections
01 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest 2016
17 Jul 2016 July 2016 Junior Sailing Program
11 Jun 2016 ReUnion Regatta 11-12 Jun 2016
20 Feb 2016 Please Register for the Union Sailing Club Spring Potluck, February 20th @ 5:30
14 Nov 2015 Fall Banquet, Award Ceremony and Elections
26 Sep 2015 Oktoberfest 2015
26 Sep 2015 Final Pot luck BBQ of the Season & Oktoberfest this Saturday
06 Sep 2015 Pot Luck BBQ Sunday Serptember 6, 2015
02 Aug 2015 Pot Luck BBQ Sunday August 2, 2015
05 Jul 2015 Pot Luck BBQ Sunday July 5th
20 Jun 2015 Boat Handling Clinics with Jim Young
14 Jun 2015 Pot Luck BBQ Sunday June 14th
06 Jun 2015 ReUnion/3Peaks Regatta 6-7 Jun 2015
03 May 2015 First Pot Luck BBQ of the season Sunday May 3rd
21 Mar 2015 Spring Potluck, March 21st @ the Flett's Home
15 Nov 2014 Fall Banquet, Award Ceremony and Elections
25 Oct 2014 Fall Cleanup Day/ Docks Out
27 Sep 2014 Oktoberfest 2014
07 Sep 2014 Sept 7th Pot Luck BBQ & Bring a Friend to Union Sailing Club
03 Aug 2014 August 3rd Pot Luck BBQ
06 Jul 2014 July 6th Fun Day and Potluck BBQ
22 Jun 2014 Colorado Buttterfly Championship Regatta
07 Jun 2014 Union ReUnion Regatta
01 Jun 2014 June 1st Pot Luck BBQ
04 May 2014 Time change for Pot Luck Bar-BQ to 12:00
04 May 2014 Race Committee Clinic this Sunday at 11:00am
04 May 2014 Motor Boat Clinic this Sunday at 1:00pm
05 Apr 2014 Spring Work Day/ Docks-in
01 Mar 2014 Opening Day Potluck, @ Mark & Melissa's
01 Jan 2014 2014 Boat Storage Payments

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