Clinton Lake Sailing Association

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Event Calendar

    • Wed, May 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Wed, September 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 22 sessions
    • CLSA

    Free Flying Scot rigging lessons are offered every Wednesday at 4pm.  

    Direct Scheduling Link

    A hitch and ball are not required to attend this lesson.  If you prefer to you use your vehicle for the lesson, you must have a 1 7/8" ball. 

    • Fri, May 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Tyler Andrews from Flying Scot Inc will be putting on a racing clinic at CLSA for Flying Scot sailors who plan to race on Saturday.   Following the sailing activities, we'll meet in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina with pizza provided courtesy of Tyler.  The cost is $30 per boat, paid to Flying Scot Inc at check-in.  Please have your boats ready to go by noon.  

    • Sat, May 15, 2021
    • 10:50 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Flying Scot Radioactive Racing Series
    Race #1

    Register (Free) | See Who's Coming

    This Saturday-only format allows local and regional guest to experience exceptional one-design racing without having to spend an entire weekend at the lake.   

    Sailors who want to make it a full sailing weekend can enjoy Saturday evening camping at the club and take part in our Sunday morning "more-fun-than-racing" starting clinics.    

    Guest skippers who are members of FSSA are welcome! 

    Registration Fee:  Free

    Divisions: (1) Heavyweight (2) Middleweight (3) Challenger
    (All divisions start together)

    Prizes: 
    The skipper who is leading the series standings for each division will be awarded the championship belt after each Saturday racing event.  

    Daily prizes will be awarded to the winning skipper and crew of each division.   

    Saturday Schedule:
    10:50am Competitor's Meeting + Hot Dogs in pavilion 
    12:10pm First Warning Signal
    3 Races Scheduled
    3:30pm Latest warning signal for. race.
    Awards/Food Truck following racing.  

    Sunday Schedule:
    10:00am Competitors meeting in CLSA pavilion.  
    Optional 'More Fun Than Racing' starting clinic. 
    Q&A/Hot Dogs following starting clinic.  

    • Sun, May 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    Event:  Starting Clinic

    More fun than racing!   All boat types welcome.  

    Starting clincis bring everyone together for maximum fun and maximum close-quartered action.  We do not award prizes, but we promise you’ll walk away with more experience navigating the congestion at the start and mark soundings.  Before we hit the water, racers will meet in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina to discuss tips, rules applications, and tactics.   

    Sponsors: 

    Flying Scot Fleet Fleet 135, Thistle Fleet 66

    Schedule:

    10:00am - Meet at Barefoot Cove Marina Bar/TV

    1:00pm - Meet at the CLSA Pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A

    Format:

    1. Discuss rules and strategy in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina.  

    2. All boat types are welcome and all boats start together.  

    3. Run 3x 5-min starts on a square line back to back.  All boats start together.  

    4. Set up a very short windward leeward course 

    5. Run an upwind start and instruct racers to race around the windward mark and return to the starting.   

    6. Run a downwind start and instruct racers to race around the leeward mark and sail to starboard lay line before tacking back to the starting area.  All boats start together.  Only raise spinnakers after the start.  

    7. If we’re done for the day, return to the pavilion,  Else, go back to step 5 and keep having fun.   

    After the fun, we’ll meet at the CLSA pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A.  

    • Tue, May 18, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, May 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sun, May 23, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Details TBD

    • Mon, May 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Tue, June 15, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • CLSA
    Register

    This learn to sail course includes 2 days of classroom and 4 days of on-the-water practice.  The on-the-water training will be on Lasers and Sunfish which are single-person boats.  Tuition for the class is FREE for those who only sign up for the classroom portion.  Tuition is $195 for those who sign up for all 6 classroom and on-the-water sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in CLSA Certification, which allows members to sail the club small boats.  Our course sessions will be held in the CLSA pavilion from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday & Tuesday evenings over 3 weeks.

    Class Schedule

    Monday May 24 - Classroom

    Tuesday May 25 - Classroom

    Monday June 7 - On-the-water 

    Tuesday  June 8 On-the-water

    Monday  June 14 On-the-water

    Tuesday - June 15 On-the-water

    • Sat, May 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, May 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Will hold Flying Scot racing if weather cancels May 15 race.  
    • Sun, May 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    Event:  Starting Clinic

    More fun than racing!   All boat types welcome.  

    Starting clincis bring everyone together for maximum fun and maximum close-quartered action.  We do not award prizes, but we promise you’ll walk away with more experience navigating the congestion at the start and mark soundings.  Before we hit the water, racers will meet in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina to discuss tips, rules applications, and tactics.   

    Sponsors: 

    Flying Scot Fleet Fleet 135, Thistle Fleet 66

    Schedule:

    10:00am - Meet at Barefoot Cove Marina Bar/TV

    1:00pm - Meet at the CLSA Pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A

    Format:

    1. Discuss rules and strategy in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina.  

    2. All boat types are welcome and all boats start together.  

    3. Run 3x 5-min starts on a square line back to back.  All boats start together.  

    4. Set up a very short windward leeward course 

    5. Run an upwind start and instruct racers to race around the windward mark and return to the starting.   

    6. Run a downwind start and instruct racers to race around the leeward mark and sail to starboard lay line before tacking back to the starting area.  All boats start together.  Only raise spinnakers after the start.  

    7. If we’re done for the day, return to the pavilion,  Else, go back to step 5 and keep having fun.   

    After the fun, we’ll meet at the CLSA pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A.  

    • Sat, June 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, June 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, June 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Sun, June 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    The Hike Out on Route 66 Regatta is a one-design regatta sponsored by Thistle Fleet #66.  

    Details TBD

    • Tue, June 15, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, June 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, June 26, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • CLSA
    Register

    This class is designed to encourage and promote sailing activities the whole family can enjoy. You and your child will learn the basics of sailing and gain confidence on the water while sailing pram dinghies, Sunfish or Lasers. Our program will be family orientated for parent and child participants. The class will briefly cover sailing concepts followed by on the water experiences. Classes in each session will be very hands on driven. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Tuition for this class is $50 for both the parent and child to attend. Parents can sign up for either the morning or afternoon session.  The morning session starts at 9am and the afternoon session starts at 1pm.  

    • Sun, June 27, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Details TBD

    • Sat, July 10, 2021
    • 10:50 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    Event: Radioactive Racing Series (Flying Scot)
    Race 2

    Race Chair: Eric Bussell

    Flying Scot racers across three divisions will over three Saturdays at CLSA and compete for highly-coveted title belts.  This Saturday event format allows local and regional guests to experience exceptional one-design racing and still be home for Saturday dinner with the family.  Sailors who want to make it a full sailing weekend can enjoy Saturday evening social activities at the club and take part in the Sunday morning "more-fun-than-racing" Starting Clinic.    

    Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

    Registration Fee:  Free

    Saturday Schedule:
    10:50am Competitor's Meeting + Hot Dogs in pavilion 
    12:15pm First Warning Signal
    3:30pm Awards and pizza in The Bar at Barefoot Cove Marina

    Sunday Schedule:
    10:00am Competitors Meeting in The Bar at Barefoot Cove Marina, followed by practice races
    1:00pm Q&A and Hot Dogs

    • Sun, July 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    Event:  Starting Clinic

    More fun than racing!   All boat types welcome.  

    Starting clincis bring everyone together for maximum fun and maximum close-quartered action.  We do not award prizes, but we promise you’ll walk away with more experience navigating the congestion at the start and mark soundings.  Before we hit the water, racers will meet in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina to discuss tips, rules applications, and tactics.   

    Sponsors: 

    Flying Scot Fleet Fleet 135, Thistle Fleet 66

    Schedule:

    10:00am - Meet at Barefoot Cove Marina Bar/TV

    1:00pm - Meet at the CLSA Pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A

    Format:

    1. Discuss rules and strategy in the bar at Barefoot Cove Marina.  

    2. All boat types are welcome and all boats start together.  

    3. Run 3x 5-min starts on a square line back to back.  All boats start together.  

    4. Set up a very short windward leeward course 

    5. Run an upwind start and instruct racers to race around the windward mark and return to the starting.   

    6. Run a downwind start and instruct racers to race around the leeward mark and sail to starboard lay line before tacking back to the starting area.  All boats start together.  Only raise spinnakers after the start.  

    7. If we’re done for the day, return to the pavilion,  Else, go back to step 5 and keep having fun.   

    After the fun, we’ll meet at the CLSA pavilion for hot dogs and Q&A.  

    • Mon, July 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Tue, July 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • CLSA
    Register

    This learn to sail course includes 2 days of classroom and 4 days of on-the-water practice.  The on-the-water training will be on Lasers and Sunfish which are single-person boats.  Tuition for the class is FREE for those who only sign up for the classroom portion.  Tuition is $195 for those who sign up for all 6 classroom and on-the-water sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in CLSA Certification, which allows members to sail the club small boats.  Our course sessions will be held in the CLSA pavilion from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday & Tuesday evenings over 3 weeks.

    • Sat, July 17, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Details TBD

    • Tue, July 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, July 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    This spot is reserved for a member-sponsored event to be determined.  Have a fun idea you'd like to see on the calendar?  Contact clintonlakesailing@gmail.com.  

    • Sun, July 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, July 31, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    This spot is reserved for a member-sponsored event to be determined.  Have a fun idea you'd like to see on the calendar?  Contact clintonlakesailing@gmail.com.  

    • Sat, August 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, August 14, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • CLSA
    Register

    We will be conducting a youth sailing camp in July.  Depending upon the number of students enrolled, the morning will be for students between ages 8 -12. The afternoon will be for teenagers.   A barbecue lunch will be included for students and volunteers.   We hope that students from the parent child class and other CLSA young people will invite their friends to join them for a fun day of sailing at our lake.

    Tuition for this class is $25 for each child to attend. Parents can sign their child up for either the morning or afternoon session.  The morning session starts at 9am and the afternoon session starts at 1pm.  

    • Sun, August 15, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    This spot is reserved for a member-sponsored event to be determined.  Have a fun idea you'd like to see on the calendar?  Contact clintonlakesailing@gmail.com.  

    • Tue, August 17, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, August 21, 2021
    • 10:50 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    Event: Radioactive Racing Series (Flying Scot)
    Race 3

    Race Chair: Eric Bussell

    Flying Scot racers across three divisions will over three Saturdays at CLSA and compete for highly-coveted title belts.  This Saturday event format allows local and regional guests to experience exceptional one-design racing and still be home for Saturday dinner with the family.  Sailors who want to make it a full sailing weekend can enjoy Saturday evening social activities at the club and take part in the Sunday morning "more-fun-than-racing" Starting Clinic.    

    Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

    Registration Fee:  Free

    Saturday Schedule:
    10:50am Competitor's Meeting + Hot Dogs in pavilion 
    12:15pm First Warning Signal
    3:30pm Awards and pizza in The Bar at Barefoot Cove Marina

    Sunday Schedule:
    10:00am Competitors Meeting in The Bar at Barefoot Cove Marina, followed by practice races
    1:00pm Q&A and Hot Dogs

    • Sun, August 22, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Details TBD

    • Sat, August 28, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, August 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, September 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, September 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Sun, September 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    The Painkiller Regatta is a Thistle one-design regatta sponsored by Thistle Fleet #66.  

    Details TBD.  

    • Sat, September 18, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Radioactive Racing Series Rain Date

    • Tue, September 21, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, September 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    This spot is reserved for a member-sponsored event to be determined.  Have a fun idea you'd like to see on the calendar?  Contact clintonlakesailing@gmail.com.  

    • Sat, October 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Sun, October 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • CLSA
    Register

    The Glow-in-the-Dark Regatta is a one-design regatta sponsored by Flying Scot Fleet #135.  

    Clinton Lake Sailing Association and Fleet 135 are once again excited to host the Glow Regatta at Clinton Lake. If you haven't been to the Glow recently, you have certainly heard about the exceptional racing, food, and fun atmosphere. Online registration and online payment are required in advance of the event. The all-inclusive registration fee ($95) includes the boat registration fee and breakfast/lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday (Potluck) and Saturday (Steaks) for the skipper and one crew member.  Additional food passes may be purchased for additional crew and guests.   In order to sail in this regatta, a visiting skipper must be a member of the Flying Scot Sailing Association.   

    Registration Link: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21699

    • Sat, October 09, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, October 10, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sat, October 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sun, October 17, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Tue, October 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Tue, October 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

    • Sat, October 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, October 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA


    • Sat, October 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Sun, October 31, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • CLSA

    Details TBD

    • Tue, November 16, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Zoom

    CLSA Board Meeting

    Contact Commodore Nooren if you would like to attend.  

Past events

Wed, May 05, 2021 Flying Scot Wednesday
Fri, April 23, 2021 BYOB Happy Hour & Hot Dogs
Thu, April 22, 2021 Mark Rounding Clinic
Tue, April 20, 2021 Board Meeting
Thu, April 15, 2021 Starting Line - Racing Classroom
Wed, April 07, 2021 Rules of Racing Classroom
Sat, April 03, 2021 Rigging with Rod Clinic (Flying Scot)
Thu, April 01, 2021 Wind Shifts and Compass Classroom
Sat, March 27, 2021 Spring Cleanup
Thu, March 18, 2021 Crewing 101 Classroom
Tue, March 16, 2021 Board Meeting
Thu, March 11, 2021 Spinnaker Handling Classroom
Wed, March 03, 2021 Capsize Recovery and Safety Boat Rescue Classroom
Wed, February 24, 2021 Learn to Sail Right - Intermediate Sailing Classroom Part 2
Wed, February 17, 2021 Learn to Sail Right - Intermediate Sailing Classroom Part 1
Wed, February 10, 2021 Learn to Sail Right - Beginner Sailing Classroom Part 2
Wed, February 03, 2021 Learn to Sail Right - Beginning Sailing Classroom Part 1
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