LOCAL & REGIONAL CLUBS that AOSA SERVES.
|CANADIAN FLAG ETIQUETTE - If you fly only one flag on your boat, it should be the Canadian flag. The correct size of the Canadian flag for your vessel is 10 cm of fly per meter LOA or 1" of fly per foot LOA for those of you still hung up on the Imperial system.|
BURGEE ETIQUETTE - Most yacht clubs have a unique burgee (triangular flag) that identifies a member's boat.
CANADIAN FLAG ETIQUETTE - A sailboat should always fly a national flag when underway, except when racing.
The Sail Canada (CYA) governs the sport of sailing in Canada with a regional association handling the local flavour in each province.
In Alberta that group is the Alberta Sailing Association (ASA) whose office is at the Percy Page Centre in Edmonton. The CYA office has recently placed a film on their web site. To view it click on "Lets go Racing."
& Sail Squadrons - The
Edmonton Squadron of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron serves the
area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Many of their students and members boat
locally and in distant locations. There are a variety of preferences,
power and/or sail, within the organization. The members have vast
experiences, including travels to Alaska and passages around the
Lake Sailing Club - The
club is berthed in the marina located on the south shore of Cold Lake,
only 300KM northeast of Edmonton. There are 255 long-term berths and 40+
guest berths. Other services are overnight security, launching ramp,
sewage pump out, fuel, oil, maps, fishing license, coffee bar, store, etc. For reservations call toll free 1-877-639-3535 or send an email. This
club consists mostly of cruising sail boats in the 20 to 30 foot range. Races are handicapped to allow all types of boats and levels of crew
experience to be competitive. Our aim is to sponsor events that promote
friendly competition. Visitors are always welcome to join in our events. The Prairie Endurance Challenge is a major regatta held in the middle of
Lake Sail Club - This
dinghy club was/is located on South Cooking Lake, 14 miles east of Sherwood
Park, on Highway 14. Club events include a Sunday race series, spring and
fall regattas as well as a number of family fun and social events
throughout the year. They also offer CYA Learn to Sail programs. Amenities
include a modern clubhouse with kitchen, change rooms, fireplace, sail
equipment storage, as well as ample boat parking, laser racks, club boat
dollies, 2 rescue boats, and visitor camping for regatta's. New members
Yacht Club - This
cruiser club is located on the shore of Seba Beach at the west end of Wabamun Lake.
Shore facilities include a fire pit is and a clubhouse with kitchen,
washrooms, and showers. The pay phone is located on the North side of the
clubhouse. Deep water mooring, anchoring and dock space are available. The
bottom is sand. It is a poor place to stay if the storm is from the east. Sailors are welcome any time. EYC also hosts the
Northern Alberta Sailing College to teach sailing.
Poole Sail Club - This
cruiser club was located on the north shore of Wabamun Lake at Poole Scout
Camp. Maybe it can be resurrected when new management runs the
camp. Shore facilities include a fire pit, BBQ shelter, flush outhouse and
showers up in the Scout camp. The "lighthouse", adjacent to the dock, is 20
feet above water level. The strobe light switches on automatically at
night. There are two deep-water guest moorings. Bring your dinghy to get
to shore. The water at the end of the pier is about five feet deep. The
bottom is sand. It is a poor place to anchor if the storm is from the
southeast. However, your boat will be secure on a mooring but it will be
a rough ride if you stay on board. Sailors are welcome any time. Just as a side note, this is
where the AOSA was conceived as a way of maintaining the sailing interest over the winter
and where Dick Weir, WARDEN, taught the majority of old time sailors their
Sylvan Lake Sailing
Club - Located
on the south shore of Sylvan Lake, close to the lighthouse. Their big
annual event is the End of Summer Hummer Regatta.
Bay Yacht Club - This
cruiser club is located on Sunshine Bay at the southwest end of Wabamun
Lake. Shore facilities include a club house with shower, toilet facilities
and a huge deck, BBQ shelter with fire pit, 2 chemical toilets, and ample parking. Sunshine Bay is probably the best-protected bay on
Wabamun Lake. The floating docks are in deep water. Sailors are welcome to
stay overnight. Please ask which slip to use or anchor off.
Sailing Club - This
dinghy club is located on the north shore of Wabamun Lake at Ritchie
Point, approximately 3.2 km west of the village of Wabamun. Shore
facilities consist of a club house with shower and toilet facilities,
launching and storage area for dinghies. Water is about chest deep at the
end of the pier. Bottom is sand. If you arrive in a cruiser be prepared to
anchor off. WSC also hosts the
Northern Alberta Sailing College to teach sailing.
& RV Park - This
private deep-water marina is located at the village of Wabamun. The
launching ramp has cement walks on either side that are excellent for
controlling your boat in a side wind. The marina has showers, toilets, a
social room and a deck. They sell gasoline and outboard oil from the dock
plus offer a sewage pump out facility. There are no guest slips as yet and
the gate is kept locked to keep the riff raff on their side of the fence. No not the boat!