Racing

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.


Main Events

Thursday Evening Series

This will start mid-June and there will be two series each of six weeks (typically three races per evening) up to early September. All races will now start at 6 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 Thursday Evening Series is open to Club Members and those taking part in CanSail Level 3 and above.

June 2 and 9, 2022 – Practice races (19:00 warning signal)

June 16 – July 21, 2022 – Series One (18:00 warning signal) **NEW TIME**

July 28 – September 1, 2022 – Series Two (18:00 warning signal)

Naramata Mug

This will be run July 23-24, 2022 alongside the Summerland YC Bruno Liepe Cup. 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. Notice of Race.

Wayfarer Weekend

This will be run August 27-28, 2022. 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.

Joint Events with other Clubs

From time to time we will run events jointly with other Clubs. For example, racing with Summerland YC.

Final dates, Notices of Race, Entry forms and Sailing Instructions will be published here as they become available.

Training

Learn to Sail Fast Courses

While racing is introduced at CanSail Level 4, more advanced racing knowledge, techniques and training is imparted in CanSail Levels 5 and 6. Please see the Learn to Sail page for schedule and pricing.

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.

Practice races

Before the main Thursday Evening starts in mid-June, there will be two evenings of practice racing. Coaches will be available to explain starting and racing procedures as well as basic racing rules. Hints and tips will be shared ashore after the last race.

June 2 and 9, 2022 – Practice races (19:00 warning signal)

Thursday Evening Series

Informal sessions will be held ashore after the last race in which the more experienced sailors will share their observations on the water as well as hints and tips to improve. Some of the more experienced sailors may also do the same while racing!

Assistant Race Officer Course

As we encourage race participants to take their turn running races through the season, we expect to be able to offer formal Assistant Race Officer courses to both race participants and any other Club member who is willing to assist with running races. The courses will be free (TBC) to those willing to commit to assist with running races and can lead to formal qualifications.

May 26, 2022, 6:00-9:30 PM