CCSA members have been sailing at Creve Coeur Lake for more than 40 years. With between 15 and 20 boats sailing on race day, our primary focus is on racing, improving sailing skills and bringing new sailors into the sport. Unlike other racing clubs, we emphasize having fun and keeping the events relaxed and open to everyone. While we use the formal Rules Of Racing, there are no protest committees. Disagreements on the racecourse are viewed as learning opportunities.
Last Race will start before 3:30pm (Goal: 3 Races / Race Day)
What to Expect
12:30 pm: Skippers and Boats Arrive / Setup – Our race days typically begin around 12:30pm as Skippers arrive with their boat and crew at the boat ramps off of Marine Ave. next to the flag pole.
1:00 pm (ish): Race Committee Setup: The CCSA race trailer arrives. The race committee’s tent and boat are setup.
1:00 pm-1:30pm: Course Prep – “Dry Race” writes the course on a board at the Race Tent and “Wet Race” drops “Marks” around the lake.
1:40 pm: Last Minute Boat Ramp Rush – Skippers put their boat in. Crew wrangle boats while other Skipper and Crew practice. They often “Run the Line”. Last minute boat adjustments and strategy are done.
2:00pm – Start of Race #1.
3:30pm – All Races Must Start before this time.
5:00 pm (or so) – Racing is complete.
6 Min – Preparatory (Four Short Horn Blasts – One Minute Until Race Sequence Start)
5 Min – Race Sequence Start (One Short Horn)
4 Min – (One Short Horn Blast – Skippers use this to test onboard countdown)