From the Helm

A word from the Commodore.

I am very pleased as Commodore to welcome you to our club.  When you think of sailing,  your first thought is not likely perhaps to be of southern Saskatchewan or even the prairies …..but maybe that will change as you get to know us better!

In the  2005 the Last Mountain Lake Sailing Club, the village of Saskatchewan Beach and the Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association hosted a very successful Canada Games sailing event. A lot of hard work went into preparing and upgrading the club facilities for the games.

The legacy of all of that hard work is a club located on a bluff in a reserve overlooking what might just be the best view on Last Mountain Lake.

Our objective for the next two years will continue to be membership building. Plans so far are to continue the Wednesday evening sailing for dinghies and or cruisers on a weekly basis. If sufficient interest is there we may look at holding dinghy and cruiser “races” on alternate weeks.

We are a relatively small and friendly club with 30 or so members about half of which are keenly active.  We have at the moment a larger emphasis on cruisers which are trailerable but need to keep developing sailing skills. This can be done in several ways but my favourite is dinghy “racing” because it is a far more seat of the pants way to catch the sailing bug. There is something quite magical when your boat gets a lift from the wind.

We are a sailing club, rather than a “yacht club” so our social activities are somewhat informal.

Some Background of the club:

Originally  incorporated on June 17, 1974 as a “Society”, Last Mountain Sailing Club now comes under the arm of the provincial Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association which is a non-profit corporation.  Our clubhouse, ramp, docks, equipment and boat storage areas are located within and leased from the Saskatchewan Beach Village Council located in the resort village of Saskatchewan Beach on Last Mountain Lake (sometimes called Long Lake on account of its length of over 100 kms).  Alternatively, we are across the lake and a little to the south and east of Regina Beach. On a clear day our clubhouse can be seen from the public beach at Regina Beach.

Club membership is open to anyone who wishes to sail and our objectives continue to be:
1.  To foster, promote and advance the art, sport and recreation of sailing.
2.  To promote and encourage all facets of sailing, including training, racing and cruising.
3.  To foster, promote and encourage safe practices both on and off the water.

We are always looking for new members both with none to little experience through to old salts with seawater in their veins. All are welcome at our club.

I hope we will be piping you aboard soon.