The St. Croix Sailing club is not all about Racing: we are about Sailing. For those who would rather go out for a casual cruise, the club holds five cruise events and a Bayfield cruise on Lake Superior. For those who like cruising but also enjoy a bit of fun, the Friday Beercan races might interest you. Beercan races are events which are less intensive then our regular races and are followed by a grilling event hosted by our member boats.
Cruise #4 will be held on October 1st and 2nd. Destination will be 12 miles south – at Prescott, WI!
Sail from Hudson on Saturday around 11am. This cruise coincides with the “Commodore’s Cup” race. Cruisers are welcome to start with racers (please inform the Race Committee beforehand on VHF 72) or simply sail to southern waters on your own.
Docking is provided free of charge, courtesy of the Prescott City Council at the city docks after 3pm. The docks are located between the two bridges, which requires a VHF radio call on 14 or 16 to open (Highway bridge only – no need for railroad lift). Please group together to reduce the number of lifts.
Beverages and appetizers will be provided on the dock. You are welcome to enjoy dinner at the many fine establishments Prescott has to offer!
On Sunday morning, everyone is encouraged to have a great breakfast in town, then prep for a long day at sea! The race back to Hudson will begin with a warning signal for all racers at 11am. Cruisers are encouraged to watch the spectacle, but not necessarily participate in the start – it can become quite complex!
Racing will complete between Afton and Hudson, but cruising will continue until the sun goes down.
St. Croix Sailing Club Presents the 1st Annual
ST. CROIX REGATTA SAIL & SHARE 2016
September 10th – 11th
St Croix YMCA Sailing Program, Saint Croix Sailing School
Skippers Meeting: Saturday, September 10th at 0900 hours.
Dates of Racing: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th
- See the ST. CROIX REGATTA NOR for more information
- The regatta consists of a minimum of one race and up to a maximum of eight races.
- The race committee may schedule up to a maximum of five races per day.
- The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race for each day is 1100 hours.
Dates of Cruising: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th
- Have a boat, want to sail, but don’t know the US Sailing rules? This event is for you!
- Join us for a leisurely cruise from Hudson to Afton and back.
- One cruise each day, with a dedicated course separate from the race event.
- Please attend the skippers meeting for more information.
- Awards will be presented!
Club Dinner: Saturday, September 10th following the races
- Location: St. Croix Marina Clubhouse
- Cost: $20
- Click here to make reservations
Party: Saturday, September 10th following dinner
- Location: The park between the Hudson Marina and boat launch
- Activities: Raffle, Silent Auction, Music
- Charities Benefiting:
- St Croix YMCA Camp Sailing Program (Kids Scholarships)
- Saint Croix Sailing School (Kids Scholarships)
Awards Ceremony: Immediately following racing on Sunday, September 11th
Location: St. Croix Marina Club House
Racing Registration: $125
Cruise Registration: $40
Dinner Reservations: $20
Register your boat for Racing or Cruising here: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2885
Dinner Reservations: http://stcroixsailing.com/sail-and-share-2016-dinner-reservation/
Transient launching/docking will be available at a group rate. Contact us immediately to stay in the loop.
Division splits and SI’s will be available prior to the event.
The Coast Guard Cruise will be held on Saturday August 27, hosted by the Boat with no Name!
Meet at Coast Guard Beach, across the river from Sunny Side Marina 3-4:00. Pour at 4. Dinner onshore about 6. Grilled meat, baked beans and rum provided.
Bring a dish to share and a favorite beverage.
Plan to anchor overnight and provide your own breakfast.
We will leave the beach mid-morning on Sunday.
Please RSVP to Jeanne Richardson via the following form by Wednesday, August 24th.
See you there!
The 4th Annual SCSC Pursuit Races will take place on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00hrs.
All boats intending to race should let the Race Committee know via the Contact Form. This is ESPECIALLY important for CRUISE (division 5) boats and those with higher handicaps. Sign-up deadline is EOD Thursday, August 11th.
Late entries might not be accepted, so if you are uncertain about attending, sign up anyway!
The Pursuit Race is an exciting twist on our traditional races! Friday evening, the Race Committee will post start times to the website based upon your handicap. These times will dictate when your boat starts after the conclusion of the initial start sequence. Higher-handicap boats will start earlier than lower-handicap boats. The idea is to have everyone finish at the same time! The first boat across the finish line is the winner. There will be two races.
The Pursuit Races are free and open to all members of the club.
The start times for registered boats will be posted on Friday, August 12th. More details will be sent as the race date approaches.
Any questions about the races can be directed to the Race Committee (Contact Form).
Footnote: This event coincides with the birthday of our former beloved Race Officer, Dave O’Donnell! Expect fair winds and following seas for this event!
Pursuit Race Start Times
Please print out the PDF and bring it with you to the races. The Race Committee can also tell you your start time for each race prior to the warning signal on VHF 72.
Two races will be held starting at 11am on Saturday.
The course length will be announced (over VHF and Megaphone) for each race prior to start. Competitors will use the course length and their handicap to determine their start time. (Hail the Committee Boat prior to the warning signal if you do not know/understand your start time.)
There will be one start (Division 1), which will serve as the start for the highest-phrf boat. All other competitors will use this start and their pre-determined time (using count-up timers) to plan their start. The Race Committee will broadcast the Warning signal for Division 1 over VHF.
The Race Committee will signal OCS (over-early) for any boats starting prior to their assigned start time.
All competitors are expected to be present for the Warning signal (or within VHF hailing distance).
SCSC BAYFIELD CRUISE
August 4th – 7thor 8th
It’s crunch time for nailing down your charter boat from either one of the three Bayfield Charter Companies:
SAILBOATS INC sailboatsinc-charters.com 715-779-3269 email:
SUPERIOR CHARTERS superiorcharters.com 715-779-5124 email: Sail@superiorcharters.com
CROWS NEST YACHTS saillakesuperior.com/fleet/ 651-739-2880 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At this writing there are 8 available boats for our time slot with Superior Charters, 6 boats available from Sailboats, Inc. and call Crows Nest Yachts for availability.
When you make your reservations, make sure you tell them you are with the SCSC Bayfield Cruise or mention my name (Bill Hooper). Call or email me if you have any questions 612-590-7235 or email@example.com
We have a kick off dinner for our group on Thursday, August 4th. We shove off for the Apostle Islands Cruise on Friday morning, August 5th. During our stay in the islands we will have an SCSC club sponsored wine party on one of the islands. Sail through Sunday the 7th or if you can get away from work on Monday the 8th, book your charter through then.
You can pick your group of sailors and find a boat to accommodate your group, or if you are solo or a couple looking to get on another boat, we will do the best we can to find a berth or put together another boat load. But you’d better get going. Time is ticking away. Typically all expenses are shared among each individual on each boat, including the charter, food, beverages, fuel, pump out, etc. Spreading the cost out makes this affordable for anyone.
Another email will be sent out shortly requesting reservations for our kick off dinner (we need a head count) and I will request specific info about each boat, the boat name, manufacturer and length, the skipper, all crew members and their phone and email addresses.
This is a fabulous event. If you’ve never sailed the Apostle Islands, it’s a most beautiful area of Lake Superior with 22 islands – many with light houses you can visit, sea caves you can spelunker in your dinghy, quiet anchorages to swing on a hook, shores where you can light a fire, shallow, warmer water for swimming and plenty of land and forests to hike in. We sail where we want and end up as a group in a different anchorage each night. Fish if you have the gear and a license. We check the weather and keep it safe.
Now boot up that computer and make the call to your friends, relatives, crew and the charter company and Hooper if you need further details. See you in the islands !!!
We are looking for Beercan Hosts for the 2016 season. Every year we look to you the membership to help plan and host the events that follow our 9 Friday Beercan races!! The club will reimburse picnic expenses up to $250 for Friday Beer Cans.
To reserve a date please Click Here include the Host name(s) and the date you wish to host.
The Beercan dates are as follows:
Beercan #1 – June 3rd – HOST: Harmony
Beercan #2 – June 24th – HOST: ARROW
Beercan #3 – July 8th – HOST: Contessa
Beercan #4 – July 15th – HOST: Bebop
Beercan #5 – July 22nd – HOST: Blew Bayou & Ragtime
Beercan #6 – Aug 12th – HOST: Salacia
Beercan #7 – Aug 19th – HOST: Fast Lane
Beercan #8 – Aug 26th – HOST: Swag Lady
Beercan #9 – Sept 22nd – HOST: Beast