At SOSA we look at racing around marks as an opportunity to hone our sailing skills, learn new techniques and have FUN. We are fully inclusive of any monohull or multihull under 20 feet in length and participants vary from new sailors who have never raced before to those with six or more decades of experience from around the world. Ages range from teenagers to octogenarians. All levels of skill are welcome. Hints and tips are always shared to help everyone improve and have fun.
SOSA uses the Sailwave software to calculate race results and standings.
This will start end-June and there will be two series each of five weeks (typically three races per evening) up to early September. All races will now start at 1 PM. Personal handicapping will be used to even things up over the season! This gives a better chance of winning to those less experienced while providing more challenge to those more experienced.
The Series are open to Club Members and those taking part in CanSail Level 3 and above.
June 24 – July 29, 2023 – Series One (12:50 warning signal)
August 5 – September 2, 2023 – Series Two (12:50 warning signal)
There will be no Series racing on the Naramata Mug weekend
This will be run July 22-23, 2023. This is a handicap event open to all monohull and multihull dinghies under 20 foot with a Portsmouth Handicap rating. Classes with more than five starters may be allocated their own start. Notice of Race.
Bruno Lieppe Cup
This will be run August 26-27, 2023. While primarily for Wayfarers and CL16s it is a handicap event open to all monohull and multihull dinghies under 20 foot with a Portsmouth Handicap rating. Classes with more than five starters may be allocated their own start. It is a fun weekend of food and sailing. All are welcome.
Joint Events with other Clubs
From time to time we will run events jointly with other Clubs. For example, racing with Summerland YC
Race Coaching Days
During the race season we will run Race Coaching days specifically aimed at improving race skills, knowledge and techniques and helping participants in the race series have more fun. They may be open to non-club members for an additional fee.