June 1 Sunset Update


11 boats on the line last night for some exciting racing.  Wind was puffy and shifty, generally SSE at 10-15 kts, good for hiking, planing and a couple of awesome deathrolls. Visit the Regattas page or click HERE to download results. Randy McMeekin – RC.

Sunset Series Results To Date…


Three very successful nights of racing have been held so far this year.  For Last Wednesday May 25 Jaime HOgan reports:  The racing series continued last night with lighter winds.  Tanys was clearly on a roll.  It seems we could use a couple more boats on the line next week, there was more than enough space for me.

Results are as follows and posted on the Regatta Page. Click on the image to see a larger version.

BSSC Needs Qualified Regatta Volunteers and Race Officers


BSSC will sponsor (pay the registration fee) of up to 3 members who wish to take the upcoming CYA race management course (see previous post). Sponsorship will be awarded on a  first come first serve basis.

The course is a great opportunity for (potential) volunteers or wanna be racers to learn some of the basics of what sailboat racing is all about.  Sailboat racing is, be it as a racer or as a race official volunteer, a great recreational opportunity providing fresh air, exercise and time spent with other like minded individuals.

Race Management, for those interested in qualifications as certified race officials, presents wonderful opportunities for personal development and travel on a provincial, national and even international level.

If you are interested in having the BSSC sponsor your attendance at the  upcoming CYA Race Management Weekend please contact Jaime Hogan at jaime.hogan@gmail.com.

CYA Race Management Clinic, March 26-27


What makes for a good race and regatta and how to do it.

If you work on the water at your club regatta, or are interested in doing so, this CYA seminar will be helpful. The presenter will be Peter Van Muyden, International Race Officer (IRO), from Edmonton. Peter will deal with the theory and practice of race management.

The course will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 2011, at the Sports Centre, 510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon. We will start at 9:00 AM and continue to around 5:00 PM. Pizza lunch will be available.

  • March 26-Assistant Race Officer, Level 1
  • March 26-27- Club Race Officer, Level II

The cost is $15.00 for the one-day seminar and $30.00 for two days. Please notify Mark Lammens, 306 975-0833, sasksail@shaw.ca of your intention to attend as soon as possible.

BSSC Members Named 2010 SK Sailor and Volunteer of the Year.

General Information

Congratulations to Sydney Byrns of the Blackstrap Sailing Club, who was recognized as SSCA Lauri Olenius Sailor of the Year. Byrns won the Western Canadian Championships as well as District 5 Race Series. Sydney is presently in Malawi, Africa working with Engineers without Borders.

Congratulations to Leigh Campbell of the Blackstrap Sailing Club who is recognized as the Debbie Holgate Volunteer of the Year. Campbell was recognized for all of his work with BSSC, SSCA, 2 Western Canadian Championships and the Canada Games.