The Sylvan Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) offers a variety of racing opportunities for its members each season.

Ice Breaker Cup

This presitgious trophy, which consists of a Bottle of Rum, is awarded each Fall Meeting to the crew of the first boat each spring to brave the ice and cold water and sail to the sand-banks at Jarvis Bay Provincial Park and back. It's often been known to occur under the cloak of secrecy, with only photographic evidence as proof.




Pursuit Races

Each year, the Club organizes a few pursuit or novelty races on Saturdays or Sundays. Details are included in the yearly schedule. 


The sailing instructions for Pursuit Races will be published when available.






The Hummer

Each year, the SLSC ends its racing season with a bang at the End of Summer Hummer. The Hummer is a great chance to gather with other members for a final social and some exciting sailing in a two-day regatta.


The sailing instructions for The Hummer have been published for 2017.






Wednesday Night Racing

Follow this link to Racing InstructionsWednesday night, from May until September, SLSC members participate in the weekly racing series. These races are separated into four different series:

  • Spring Series (May to June)
  • Summer Series #1 (June to July)
  • Summer Series #2 (July to August)
  • Fall Series #1  (Aug to Sept)
  • Fall Series #2  (September)

Follow this link to Racing Instructions




In addition to the Pursuit Races, there are two club Regattas: the Commodore's Cup and the Memorial Cup. These events are normally held on Saturdays and are great preparation for the End of Summer Hummer. See the Club schedule for dates and details. Trophies for these regattas are presented at the Fall Club Meeting.


The sailing instructions for Regattas will be published when available. 




Sylvan Lake Sailing Club

End of Summer Hummer September 8th-10th, 2017

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club, 100 Marina Bay, Sylvan Lake, Alberta








  1. RULES
    1. The End of Summer Hummer Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017– 2020, the prescriptions of the Canadian Yachting Association, the Sailing Instructions and any amendments.


    1. The End of Summer Hummer Regatta is designated a Category “C” event under ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.  The organizing authority may require all participating boats to display the event sponsor’s advertising in accordance with Regulation 20.3(d)(i).


    1. The End of Summer Hummer Regatta is open to all keelboats.
    2. Eligible boats may enter by completing the official entry form available online at
    3. Ramp launching, mast tower facilities, and moorage from September 8th -10th, are included in the entry fee.  Slip assignments will be provided at the registration table on Friday, September 8th.


  1. FEES
    1. Payment shall be made in Canadian Dollars in the form of cash or check.  The non-refundable entry fee is $125.00 per boat, includes one Dinner ticket.  In addition you will also receive a standing invitation to the Friday Night Bar, BBQ-on-a-bun with sides, plus Saturday & Sunday Coffee & Donuts/Muffins (additional Dinner tickets available @ $25.00 per person)
    2. Checks should be made payable to the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club and mailed to:

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club, Box 9008, Sylvan Lake, AB, T4S 1S6

  1. Registration fees not submitted by mail must be paid at the regatta registration table by 2100 hours on Friday, September 8th.









September  8th

Registration & Welcome Social

Yacht Club

1700 to 2200 hrs

Cash Bar & BBQ/Snacks

Yacht Club

1800 to 2200 hrs


September 9th

Coffee & Donuts/Muffins

Yacht Club

0730 to 0900 hrs

Competitors Meeting

Yacht Club

0900 hrs

Warning Signal for 1st Race

Race Course

1000 hrs

Social/Dinner (Cash Bar)

Sylvan Lake Legion

5:00 PM


September 10th

Coffee & Donuts/Muffins

Yacht Club

0730 to 0900 hrs

Warning Signal for 1st Race

Race Course

0900 hrs

BYOB Bar & Snacks

Yacht Club

following last race*


Yacht Club

following last race*


  1. The last race on Saturday, September 9th will begin no later than 16:00 hrs.
  2. The last race on Sunday, September 10th, will begin no later than 15:00 hrs.


    1. The Sailing Instructions will be available by 17:00 hrs on Friday, September 8th at the registration table.


  1. VENUE
    1. Racing will be conducted in the South-East area of the Sylvan Lake.


    1. The courses to be sailed will be Windward/Leeward.


    1. The Scoring Penalty, Rule 44.3, will apply.
    2. For all classes Rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turn Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.


    1. The Low-Point Scoring System of the Racing Rules of Sailing: Appendix A will apply.
    2. One (1) race must be completed to constitute a regatta.
    3. When fewer than five (5) races have been completed, a boats score will be the total of her race scores.
    4. When five (5) or more races have been completed, a boats score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her worst score.



  1. Handicapping
    1. The corrected time will be calculated using PHRF Time-on-Time Handicapping.  The conversion formula is 700/(550 + PHRF).


  1. Divisions
    1. There will be two divisions:

Division 1 – PHRF 174 & less

Division 2 – PHRF 175 & greater

 (Boats registered in Division 2 without a spinnaker will have a PHRF adjustment of 18 seconds/mile.)


    1. Except where permitted by these sailing instructions, no yacht shall instigate radio communication from 10 minutes before the first warning signal until 10 minutes after the last start.
    2. Radio communication between boats and the race committee will be carried out on channel 09.
    3. Every effort will be made to inform boats observed by the race committee to be OCS and may be identified on the course frequency as specified in 13.2 as soon as possible.  This changes rule 41.
    4. Boats are encouraged to monitor channel 09 during the last minute of the start sequence.
    5. Any radio communication by the race committee, any naming or misnaming of boats and/or their numbers, colours, designs, logos, or shapes cannot be used as evidence in any subsequent redress hearing.  This changes rule 62.1(a).


    1. Prizes will be awarded in each division on, Sunday, September 10th, as follows:


2-5 yachts                          1st & 2nd places

6 or more yachts              1st, 2nd & 3rd places


    1.  Competitors participate in the regatta and its related events entirely at their own risk – see RRS Rule 4 Decision to Race.  The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the regatta.


    1. Each participating boat shall provide evidence of valid third-party liability insurance with coverage of not less than $1,000,000 dollars, not to exclude racing.


    1. For further information on accommodations in Sylvan Lake see:
    2. For further information about the regatta see or please contact:


Allan Fisher                                                                                   

EOSH Regatta Committee Chair                                 EOSH Regatta Committee

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