Kenora, ON

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RLWYC Racing Program (Team Core)

prepares sailors for the challenges and rewards of regatta competition, while promoting camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Students of all ages are welcome to join Team Core. Training includes: practice starts, short course racing and on-land debriefing. Topics include: strategies and tactics, regatta rules, sail and boat tuning, and boat maintenance. Team Core is ideal for students who have a keen interest in racing.

We encourage all sailors interested in Team Core to bring their own boat and dolly.  A limited number of Club boats – Optis, Lasers and Fevas –  are available on a first come served basis.

Race Team will operate Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm and during weekends when there are regattas. After weekend regattas the following day (usually a Monday) will be maintenance days, racers may be required to assist for a portion of the day but there will be no formal training on maintenance days.

Race Team members will also participate in the Wednesday afternoon races and Saturday/Sunday Club Races.


Team Core-Opti is a fun way for young sailors to build a solid sailing and racing foundation. Racing skills will be taught at an age appropriate level to prepare young athletes for regatta competition. In addition to weekday coaching, Team Core Opti sailors are encouraged to race in the Club’s weekend race series, either in the Open class or as crew on a scow.  Opti Provincials will be held at the Club on July 27 & 28, as part of the Richardson Regatta.


Prerequisite: CANSail 1&2

Team Core – Intermediate & Advanced racers will concentrate on boat handling and racing techniques in single-handed or double-handed boats. Instruction will include dry-land training, start line training, short course racing, and on-land debriefing. Topics include race tactics and rules, sail and boat tuning, regatta strategies and sail controls, trapeze and spinnaker work. In addition to weekday coaching, Team Core sailors are expected to participate in the Weekend Race Series, either in the Open fleet or as crew on a scow.

In addition, Team Core sailors will have the opportunity to participate in away regattas at Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake.  Participation in SailWest (at Wabamun, Alberta Aug 1-5) will be dependent on sailor interest.  Away regattas may incur additional costs for registration, accommodation, food, travel and coaching.


New this year, Team Core PM is designed for racers aged 13-18 aiming to enhance their sailing skills while also juggling the demands of summer employment.  Using Club boats, either single or double handed, the class will run on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm.  In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the Weekend Race Series.



The McLaughlin Scholarship offers one RLWYC sailor the use of a beautiful black racing Opti for the summer season.  This boat has a complete set of the best equipment currently available including all required traveling equipment (sail bag, blade bag, spar case, top and bottom cover) as well as a dolly for use at regattas.  The scholarship will reimburse the entrance fees for every regatta in which the boat is sailed.

General Information

  • Sailors must provide and wear an approved PFD and rubber-soled shoes.
  • Sailors should bring a towel, dry clothes, a set of foul weather gear, hat and sunscreen.  A wetsuit is recommended in cooler weather.
  • All sailors in the Racing Program are expected to participate in the Wednesday Races.
  • RLWYC Membership is required for full season Team Core participation.
  • Maintenance Days occur on all Mondays following weekend regattas. Maintenance days provide team “R&R” and/or time for boat maintenance.
  • A mandatory Sail Manitoba membership fee of $35 will be added annually to your registration fee, to provide liability and accident insurance.


Questions? Please contact Nicola Tory at