Sailing Information

COLSA and the Southern Illinois Collegiate Sailing Club host a combined thirteen races each season including the weekend COLSA Cup Regatta. (See  Calendar for dates and times). Generally all the races are ran under open class Portsmouth Handicapped rules. Each boat has a published handicap and time is corrected based on the handicap numbers. Most races are held on Sundays and start at 12 Noon.  Visitors from other clubs are also welcome.

This is club racing and the only purpose is to have fun and to develop our sailing skills that normally would not be tested under more leisurely circumstances.. We also need race committee volunteers (two to three per race). to man the pontoon boat and run the races. It is the best seat on the take too. 

Crab Orchard Lake Champion Award

This award is given to the skipper and crew who perform the best race scores over the season. To qualify one must race in 50% of any of the scheduled COLSA races  including two  race committee duty. The winner's names are engraved on the traveling trophy each year. Both skipper and crew have their separate trophies. The presentation is made at the COLSA Annual Meeting .

Crab Orchard Lake Challengers Award

This award is given to a new skipper who is learning the intricate maneuvers of sail boat racing. To qualify one must race in 50% of any of the scheduled  COLSA races including two race committee duty. The winner's name are engraved on the traveling trophy each year. Past award winners are ineligible to compete for this award.

 

COLSA CUP REGATTA

 

COLSA CREW Award