The Santa Rosa Sailing Club is based in Santa Rosa, California, 50 miles north of the Golden Gate. We have been an active, family oriented club since 1953, and membership is open to anyone interested in sailing. For 2017, we've scheduled over 30 days of sailing events, throughout the year. Our members' boats range in size from the 8' El Toro to 36' bay racer/cruisers. Some of our members are always looking for crew, so you don't need to own a boat to participate. And, during the Summer Twilight Series, the club has arranged for rental boats through the City of Santa Rosa. We sail on lakes large (Clear Lake) and small (Spring Lake), Tomales Bay, the Petaluma River, and San Francisco Bay. We have non-racing, racing, and mixed events throughout the year.
Current Club Events
Monthly Meeting (NEW)
Location: Pizza Gourmet
We had to cancel the annual banquet because of low signup. We have added this meeting to have a chance to get together. Hope you can attend.
Upcoming Club Events
Spring Lake Winter Series
Meet at the Boat Ramp. There is now a $4 charge to launch a boat with a trailer in addition to the normal entrance fee or pass.
Petaluma River Cruise
Tomales Bay Fall Race Series
Final Order of Finishers
Spring Lake Summer Series
Final Order of Finishers
San Rafael Creek Cruise & Lunch
We began our adventure at the docks at the launching ramp at Loch Lomond Marina. With all 7 boats in the water, we departed at about 11:00 A.M., the sailboats tacking out the marina entrance channel and then turning to starboard to take the Green “5” daymark off our port sides, while the SEA power boat escorted us...Read More
Labor Day Regatta
On a sunlit Friday morning, our 14’ Vagabond nearly overran the beach where the Santa Rosa Sailing Club would soon gather for the Annual Labor Day Regatta. Having left early to evade higher winds, we were surprised by a long, smooth run across Tomales Bay to Marshall Beach. By evening, four keelboats, a Laser, a Lido 14, a Force 5, a Pelican, and the Vagabond with their eager sailors, families, and friends spanned the sandy shore. Regatta Chair Bill Daniel and Mark Madigan inflated the marks, defined Race Committee space, and laid out details for Saturday morning Registration as the first beach fire warmed the wide circle of friends.
Race Committee Chair Steve Sarsfield arrived Saturday morning as the marks were set. Two more keelboats, including a ketch with a bright spinnaker, arrived before Bob Cafferata sounded the horn and the boats were off, first keelboats, then centerboards. Winds were surprisingly gusty and fluky for the bay, so race courses were shorter than usual but full of excitement.
On Saturday evening, we gathered for hearty appetizers and a bonfire under a starry sky that brought quite a chill to the air. The winds on Sunday were again more powerful than usual, and while a Pelican raced well Sunday morning, the afternoon races were daunting for many, with several capsizes to which the Race Committee and others responded. Thankfully, there were no injuries or boat damages. We enjoyed a long afternoon on the beach before dinner and gathering around the campfire, where Mike Kesler (Race Committee statistician) thanked everyone for coming and announced the winners:
Thanks to everyone who helped make this another memorable Club Regatta!
-story by Gail Cafferata, results by Mike Kesler
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The Santa Rosa Sailing Club
P.O. Box 3184,
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3184
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Santa Rosa Sailing Club
P.O. Box 3184, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3184
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