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2014 Queen Lake Regatta Timeline & Rules

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2014 Queen Lake Regatta Timeline & Rules

Details on the 2014 Regatta tentative. Watch this page for updates.

The regatta will be dependent on the weather (rain & wind)

A Jolly Roger Flag will begin to fly on August 9th from the Newcomb camp to signify that the RACE IS ON.

On race day it will be determined if the regatta is on. IF NOT the flag will be taken down and communication posted on both the Facebook and Website. We are going to try our best to have the event.


  • All sailors must wear life jackets.
  • We are going to ask all camps to abide by a NO WAKE ZONE for the duration of the race. Having tubes and skiers on the water with this many anticipated sailboats out would be a safety hazard.
  • There will be two FIRST AID BOATS out to assist in the event of capsize or injury.

Race Course

The course is going to be laid out on the lake on August 3rd to allow “practice”.

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Course A

Assuming there is enough wind. All boats will negotiate around both PINK & YELLOW buoys. Boats will go through the start gate and then around two pink buoys and one yellow buoy at the end of the lake. GO DOWN WIND and around the yellow buoy at the other end of the lake and then tack around the two remaining pink buoys finishing by going through the START/FINISH gate.

Course B

If there is not sufficient wind, then the PINK buoys will be pulled and the boats will just negotiate the YELLOW buoys. (one at each end of the lake and the finish gate)

The START/END gate will be off of Dakin’s raft. (The one with the chairs). The gate is defined by one Yellow buoy and the raft itself.

Race Day

AT 11:15 THREE blasts of an air horn will announce the commencement of the event.

AT 11:58 TWO blasts of the horn means that your boat is to get into position to go through the STARTING GATE GOING UP WIND. Any boat going through too early must go around and restart.

AT NOON ONE blast to start the competition. Boats must pass through the starting gate going upwind proceeding through the designated course.

FINISH LINE. Once completing the course your boat must pass through the START/FINISH gate. If you are first or second in your division, you will be asked for your camp name to be placed on the plaque.

Post-Event Activities

The camp of Bob & Joan Kraemer is hosting a MEET & GREET your neighbors for the whole lake immediately following the regatta.

Time: 1-4 pm

  • Bring an appetizer to share
  • Bring your own beverage.
  • We will supply utensils, plates and cups.
  • Presentation to winners will occur during this time.

We have some dock space for those who take their power boats and ample parking for those who wish to drive in. Plenty of space for kayaks etc.

Updated on Jul 5, 2014 by Karl Hakkarainen (Version 9)

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