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Colorado Sailing Guide
« on: May 13, 2016, 05:19:46 PM »
Colorado  Sailing Organizations (click for their external link)
 
Denver Sailing Association - is located in Denver with organized racing programs that are held on Cheery Creek Lake from April through October. With 4 complete series and 3 annual regatta’s, Denver Sailing Association offers plenty of opportunity for you to get involved.

Carter Lake Sailing Club - is located in Loveland and has an active racing program for sailors of all experience levels. The highlight of the racing season is the Carter Lake Open the first weekend of June each year. For club racing there is a spring, summer, and fall series along with several other race events. The club has active one-design and PHRF fleets along with a youth sailing program. 

Colorado Sail and Yacht Club - is located in Littleton. The Colorado Sail and Yacht Club has been racing sailboats on Chatfield Reservoir since 1996. Every Wednesday about thirty keelboats face off in spirited races after the workday is done and it is time to play. Whether you are an avid racer, have a boat in the yard that needs dusting off, or have never sailed before, we can find a place for you. Racing with CSYC not only improves your sailing, but also gives you a regular cadence - you become dedicated to sailing at least once per week.

Community Sailing of Colorado - is located in Denver, Longmont, and Boulder. The junior racing team is a great way for novice sailors to quickly surpass the hurdles while learning to sail with peers. Sailors are encouraged to participate in competitive regattas (sailing races) both in and out of state. Competitive sailing here in Colorado is a great pathway to lead young athletes toward college sailing and beyond. This program is aimed at junior and high school age students. Other programs are open to people of all ages.

Dillon Yacht Club - located in the town of Dillon, the Dillon Yacht Club offers sailing, yacht racing, entertainment, food and special events on beautiful Lake Dillon in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Located just west of the Continental Divide and surrounded by 13,000 ft peaks, you are guaranteed some very exciting sailing conditions. Because of this, Dillon sailors are known to be some of the best in the Rocky Mountain region.

Grand Lake Yacht Club - located in Grand Lake, the Grand Lake Yacht Club was incorporated in May of 1902 with a membership of four. Two of them - Harry Bryant, Richard Crawford Campbell - competed in the club's first racing later that summer, dueling in rowboats outfitted with homemade sails. The members elected Bryant the club's first commodore. Since that time the club continues a competitive tradition, and has constructed a new club house for members.

Harper Lake Model Yacht Club - Located in Louisville, this club holds races on Saturdays between April and November, weather permitting. Their model boats are like larger boats, except that they are remote controlled from shore. For those interested in racing tactics and strategies, this club offers the ideal way to practice! Membership is $20 per year. You can’t go wrong. Come and watch them between 1000 and 1300 Saturdays.

Union Sailing Club - Located in Longmont, the Union Sailing Club is one of Colorado's largest and most active sailing clubs with weekly racing in the spring, summer and fall. Several regattas, social events, youth activities, and clinics open to the general sailing public are also hosted each year. Instruction is also offered. Club boats are available on a limited basis for rental to experienced sailors.

Reprinted from "The Beacon", May 2016 edition
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 09:10:36 AM by Brian Jones »
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