2023 CLYC SUNFISH RACES
Click HERE for current sunfish race standings
WHO: All adults & youth sailors are welcome!
WHAT: Sunfish Racing
WHEN: Every Wednesday & Saturday starting 1:30 PM (June 28th – August 12th)
WHERE: Crooked Lake Yacht Club Docks
Note: Boats are available if you do not own a sunfish; these are available to Yacht Club members only.
The CLYC has sponsored sailboat races - and occasionally regattas - on Crooked Lake for decades. You do not have to be a member of the CLYC to participate in the races. However, all racers should register with the Starter and sign a release before racing (with a signature by a parent for participants under 18 years of age who are not Crooked Lake Sailor students.)
An important part of the Crooked Lake Sailors Youth Classes includes an introduction to sailboat racing. Many find competitive racing in a safe and relaxed environment effectively improves their sailing skills. With instructor approval, registered students may use CLS sunfish to participate.
While all sailors are expected to conform to The Racing Rules of Sailing, many participants who are learning to sail and race just want to have a good time! Racing experience is not needed to participate. Ribbons are awarded for youth place finishes, and an award is given each year to the winners of the Adult and Youth series.
If you are new to the sport, it is advisable to know your limits when the wind picks up. If you tip and have trouble righting the boat, a safety boat is usually able to assist you. However, all sailors participate at their own risk.
If the Racing Committee Boat detects lightning or other hazardous weather, it and all safety boats will sound a horn 3 times, which means the race is cancelled and all boats should proceed to the nearest landing.
Click HERE for the CLYC Summer Sunfish Series Racing Instructions.