Welcome to the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club

The Sylvan Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) is a volunteer organization for sailors at Sylvan Lake  – people who gather for races and sailing instruction, to socialize and around sailing. Operating out of the homebase of Marina Bay, the Club has access to 30 slips for members on an annual basis. 

This website is designed as a resource for members, and it's filled with applications, instructions, race results and general information.

Current Club Members: Take a few minutes to peruse through this enhanced website to see all that it has to offer. The calendar and sailing instructions for Wednesday racing have been updated for the 2015 season.


For sailors new to the Club: be sure to visit the Club Fundamentals and Memberships pages for details on the application process.

Club Fundamentals

The SLSC has been operating in Sylvan Lake since 1985, and it's current focus is to help members enjoy the sport of sailing through racing.


Returning members and new members can complete their Membership Applications and Slip/Racing Applications online.



The SLSC offers a variety of racing opportunities for its members each season. From weekly races to special regattas, there are many opportunities for good sport and fun.

Check local conditions

Visit Windfinder to get wind conditions for Sylvan Lake, Alberta. 



What's happening at SLSC?

Check out our Calendar for details. 



SLSC in pictures

Visit the Photo Gallery to see our best side.



Commodore's Comments

And then....its over

Another Hummer is in the history books, marking the end of a successful season for the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club. Despite the cool weather on Sunday, the conditions for sailing were nearly perfect with steady breeze making for some excellent racing.

At its conclusion the End-of-Summer-Hummer featured 9 races with the Leau Rider team of Don Ulsifer, Norma Turner, Joe Gathercole and Pat Blinkhorn winning 7 of the 9 races with a display of skill and teamwork which clearly was the class of Division 1 this year. Congratulations Leau Rider! Full Tilt Boogie once again performed well to take second place, followed by Grayling in third.

In the Division 2 racing, Altered States including helmsman Nick Partridge, Deb Russel, Brent Chalmers and Sara Hewitt took first place. Tippie Canoe took second place, and Star Reach placed 3rd.

In addition to her teams strong performance on Tippie Canoe, skipper Val Knebel won the "prestigious" Winch Wench of the year award for the female racer in the club showing a dedication to the sport and the club, playing an active role in club events and most importantly helping to introduce the club to new members. Val's crew featured three new visitors to the club the season and we look forward to seeing Brian, Hillary and Temple back for more fun in 2016.


Finally, as the regatta Chair I would like to thank the many people who volunteered to help out and make the event a success. Specifically Bryon and Sue Farguson for organizing all of the food for both Friday and Saturday nights, Barry and Colin Tee, Jeremy Kevnick and the Full Tilt support team for their endless support of the club's social functions. Special thanks to Marg Phelan who helped out with the bar on Friday and may just have sold enough wine to turn this year's event into a money maker!!

A huge thanks to our race committee as always for an exceptional job throughout the weekend. Lisa, Chad, Bob G, Whaler Bob, Craig, Andy and everyone else, we couldn't have done it with out you!

Until next season....keep your sails trimmed!


Sailing News

M242 North American Championships
July 30/31 2016.

This M242 regatta will be as part of the annual Cowichan Bay Regatta, one of the most popular yacht racing events in British Columbia. Racing will occur on Saturday & Sunday July 30/31, leaving the holiday Monday as a transport day for sailors returning home.

Click here http://www.cowbay-regatta.ca/2015   for details and pictures about the 2015 event, (NOR, Si's, Logistics, Registration and Fees, etc), The 2016 regatta will be a repeat of this 2015 event.




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