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    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club, Longmont, CO
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    August 2017 Junior Sailing Program

    Registration will open soon! Priority given to kids who haven't previously participated in a USC Junior Sailing Program.

    Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

    August 5, August 12, August 19, and August 26

    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).
    - Able to swim at least 25 feet without assistance.
    - 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 lifejacket and water shoes.
    - Also bring a towel, change of clothing and sunscreen.
    - A sack lunch for socializing after lessons.

    If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Woeger at mandage.k@gmail.com

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Union Sailing Club Grounds

    August BBQ Potluck / New Dock Launch / Capsize Clinic

    Saturday, August 26 @ 12:30 pm

    Union Sailing Club

    Please bring one dish to share. Waters, burgers, brats and hot dogs will be provided.

    Please show up at 10:30 to help build and launch our new dock system. 

    We will break for lunch at 12:30 and finish up what is needed thereafter. Bring your sailing gear for a capsize clinic / fun sailing day in the afternoon.

    Just a reminder that August 26 will also be our final Junior session for the season (from 10 am to 4 pm). It would be fun to get all of our Junior sailors together for BBQ lunch, so please come join us!

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club, Longmont, CO
    2017 Rocky Mountain Snipe Championship Regatta

    The RMSC will be held on September 16th and 17th at Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado - 30 miles north of Denver along I-25.  All activities will be located at Union Sailing Club on the southeast side of the lake.

    1. Rules:
    This Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. 

    2. Eligibility and Entry:
    This event is open to Snipe class sailboats. Entrants must register for the event, pay the appropriate fees and sign a Union Sailing Club liability waiver.

    3. Fees and Registration 
    Entry fee is $60.00.  This includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday for both skipper and crew. Additional meals for the weekend will be $7.00 per lunch and $14.00 per dinner.

    Registration is open online from July 17th, 2017 until September 15th, 2017. A late fee of $20.00 will be charged for onsite registrations.

    4. Schedule of Events:
    Saturday, September 16th
    9:00 am - Check-in and onsite Registration
    10:00 am - Junior Races
    12:00 pm - Lunch and Skippers Meeting
    1:00 pm - Three or more races back-to-back, no races to be started after 5:00 pm
    6:30 - Dinner @ Union Sailing Club

    Sunday September 17th
    10:00 am - Two or more races back-to-back
    1:00 pm - Awards & Lunch

    5. Sailing Instructions:
    The Sailing instructions, made available at check-in, take precedence over this NOR.

    6. Regatta Site:
    The Regatta Site will be at Union Sailing Club on the southeastern shore of Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado. Trailer launching is available at the public launch ramp at the Union Reservoir Park site. Union Sailing Club's launch ramp is dolly-launch only.

    Camping can be reserved directly with the Union Reservoir Park on an individual basis by following this link:  Tent Site Reservations

    Any boats being brought onsite must report to the Union Reservoir Park main gate to be inspected for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) by the Park staff prior to launching. This applies to all boats, even those launched at the USC dolly-only ramp.

    Day Park Pass is REQUIRED $16/day for vehicle and trailered boat. Park passes can be purchased at the Union Reservoir Park main gate.

    7. Racing Area and Courses:
    Racing area and courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions, available at check-in.

    8. Scoring:
    The scoring system will be the Low Point Scoring System found in Appendix A of the RSS. 

    9. Disclaimer of Liability:
    Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to race. Snipe Fleet #210, 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.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Marcus Ward - marcus.ward@gmail.com
    Amanda Woeger - a_woeger@yahoo.com

    Link to official Notice of Race

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Union Sailing Club, Longmont, CO

    Rocky Mountain Finn Championship Regatta

    Downloadable NOR

    1. Event:

    The Rocky Mountain Finn Class as the organizing authority will conduct the Rocky Mountain Finn Championship at Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO, Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, 2017. 

    2. Rules:
    The regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing except as changed by this Notice Of Race (NOR), the Regatta Sailing Instructions, the rules of the International Finn Class and the Rules & Regulations of Union Reservoir.

    3. Eligibility and Entry: 
    3.1 The regatta is open to all members of the Finn Class. Competitors shall be members of the USA Finn Class Association, the Canadian Finn Association or other relevant national Finn Class Associations. 
    3.2   Competitors must arrange for the registered boat to be present at the event. 

    3.3 To enter, complete and sign the enclosed form, pay the entry fee in Section 4 Fees, and mail the form and entry fee to the regatta chair listed below or register online www.unionsailingclub.wildapricot.org. Entry may also be completed at the time of registration. Boats that have not registered and not paid their their entry fee, will not be considered competitors.
    3.4On Site registration will be available at the Union Sailing Club Clubhouse. Sailing Instructions will be distributed to competitors at Registration and may be posted at www.unionsailingclub.wildapricot.org . Up to twelve (12) races are scheduled. Seven races completed will constitute a regatta.  Competitors who registered by mail or online at www.unionsailingclub.wildapricot.org are required to check-in at the On Site registration desk to pick up their Sailing Instructions and sign their waivers.

    4. Fees:
    Fees are $50.00 which provide for event shirt, beer/beverages, Saturday evening dinner and Sunday awards. 

    5. Schedules:
    Friday, October 6th, 2017 – Drop off for Out of State boats 1800 -2000
    Saturday, October 7th, 2017: On Site Registration 0900-1000; Competitor’s meeting 1000; First warning signal 1030; subsequent signals & races to follow 
    Sunday, October 8th, 2017: First warning signal 1030; subsequent signals & races to follow No race warning after 1400 

    6. Notices to Competitors:
    Notices to competitors will be posted on the official USC notice board located on the Union Sailing Club Club House.

    7. Changes to the Rules:
    The Sailing Instructions may modify the rules. Anticipated changes include but are not limited to: modification of Appendix A Low Point Score System as described in Section 10: Scoring, Inclusion of RRS Appendix T. Changes to the Sailing Instructions may be made on the water under Code Flag L.

    8. Prizes:
    Trophies will be awarded for the top three finishers.

    9. Venue:
    All races will be held on Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO.

    10. Scoring:
    10.1 The Low Point Scoring System in Appendix A will be used with the modifications stated in this Notice of Race: 
    10.2  Each boats’ series score shall be the total of her race scores excluding her two worst (that which can be thrown out) scores after ten (10) races have been completed.
    10.3 Appendix A 4.2 is modified as follows: 
           DNF, RET, RAF, TLE = number of finishers plus 1; 
           DNS, OCS = number of starters plus 1; 
           DNC = number of competitors plus 1, 
           DSQ = total number of boats registered plus 2. 

    11. Photography Consent:
    Competitors entering the regatta accept that they may be photographed and/or videotaped participating in the race and/or Union Sailing Club’s facilities and they consent to the taking of such images and to the use, reuse, publication and republication of such images in any media, in conjunction with the competitor’s name or not, without compensation and without the competitor’s approval of such images or any use thereof.

    12. Coaches and Non-Race Committee Boats:
    All support boats and coaches must be capable of communicating with the Race Committee on VHF channels, 16,68,69,71 and 73

    13. Radio Communication:
    The Race Committee reserves the right to make announcements on the water via VHF radio on channel 73 in addition to announcements made under Code L. These may include OCS calls and advanced warning of upcoming starting sequences and schedules. 

    14. Insurance:
    Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with minimum coverage of US $300,000.00 per event or the equivalent.

    15. Disclaimer of Liability:
    Competitors participate entirely at their own risk. See RRS Rule 4 Decision to Race. Union Sailing Club as the organizing authority 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. 

    16. Information:
     For more information, contact the regatta chairs: 
    Marcus Ward                 marcus.ward@gmail.com
    Curtis Rist (719) 648-1830 commodore@rmsail.org 

    Union Sailing Club, 461 Co Rd 26, Longmont, CO 80504

Past events

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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