2018 Membership forms are now available


The membership forms are now available:

Option 1. On-line registration and eTransfer of funds. Please fill in and submit the on-line registration form and eTransfer funds to blackstrapsailingclub@gmail.com.


Option 2. Mail in registration and payment. Please mail a copy of the form along with a cheque to Blackstrap Sailing Club c/o Dave Maenz, 816 Colony St. Saskatoon, SK S7N0S1

Happy sailing!

2018 Schedule



January 21: AGM – Click here for Meeting Minutes

March 19th: Spring Executive Meeting, (Tentatively set)

May 5th: Opening Weekend  Saturday – 10 am start (add BBQ)

May 9th, June 27th: Sunset Series

May 19 or 19-20: Spring Short Course event (depending on if MB is attending)

June 9-10: Mountain Madness Regatta

June 16-17: YOTS

June 23-24: Wheelchair event – Just try it

June 19, 21, 26, 28: Sailing School

Sept 8-9: Great Corn Roast Regatta (and 2.4 provincials and double handed provincials) 

2017 Commodore’s Cup


2017 was a challenging year for Blackstrap Sailing Club and the executive. Severe ice damage over the winter destroyed the shoreline. The rebuilding effort of 2017 was a monumental undertaking that could not have been pulled off without the dedication of 2 hard working members of the executive.

For the first time ever, the Blackstrap Sailing Club has co-winners of the Commodore’s Cup. The award goes to both “Chainsaw John Barry” for overseeing the details of site work and to Amy Langhorne for her expertise and tireless effort in working through the permitting process to get the project approved!

On behalf of the entire Club, I would like to thank John, Amy, and everyone who helped out during this crazy year.


Amy and Chainsaw John

To all members…


BSSC members:

As everyone is fully aware we were greeted this spring with severe ice damage along the full shore line of club. The extend of the damage was such that, out of necessity, a shoreline restoration project was initiated over the sailing season. The overall project was divided into 3 phases:

  1. Initial site preparation. (completed by the club membership).
  2. Contracted excavation along the shoreline and the access area and replacement of the old metal ramp with a permanent interlocked brick mat boat launch pad.
  3. Final contracted project to reinforcement of the shoreline, re-establish vegetation and firm up the access area to the new boat launch.

We’ve been able to complete a lot already and the shoreline is looking great.  We believe members will really appreciate the improved shoreline access, boat parking, and launch area.  We’ve also increased the usable space up around the change rooms.

Financing the complete project has been a challenge and we’ve worked hard with a combination of volunteer time and careful planning with the contractor to run the project very lean.  At this point though, we’ve exhausted club finances and still need to complete the third phase of the project as a high priority.

Given the financial situation of the club we are asking for donations to ideally finish off the complete project with minimal use of any debt financing. To facilitate donations we have successfully applied for charitable status and all donations to support the project can be used as a tax deduction.

Over the years Blackstrap Sailing Club has maintained extremely low membership fees. Given this background and our current circumstance we are asking the membership to step forward to support their club to finish the shoreline restoration project and advance our facilities for years to come.

Total project costs are $10,000 in excess of funds available in the BSSC account. If donations from existing club members were to average $300 we  would be able to cover these costs without the need for further debt financing. 

The project has been approved by Sask Sport Inc. which acts as the Saskatchewan branch of the National Sports Trust Fund. Donations to the National Sports Funds are recognized by Revenue Canada.

Donations can be made by one of the following options:

  1. On-line direct donation to the project by credit card through the Sask Sport website.


  • On the left side of main page click “Capacity” then “Donations/Fundraising”.
  • Under the National Sport Trust Fund click “To Donate”.
  • Fill in the details of the donation.
  • Under “Project” scroll down to 17:005 Blackstrap Sailing Club Improvement.
  1. Check by mail. All checks must be made out to National Sport Trust Fund. Please include the filled attached form.  Mail the check and form directly to the Regina office of Sask Sport.

Sask Sport Inc., Regina Office, 1870 Lorne St., Regina, SK, S4P2L7

All donations are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be issued upon receiving the donation.

To paraphrase a great historical figure:

“Think not what your sailing club can do for you, but what you can do for your sailing club”. 

Dave Maenz

BSSC Commodore

Icebreaker Regatta 2017


Just a small reminder that the Icebreaker Regatta will be held this weekend (May 20-21). The notice of race can be found here.