Race Nights at SSP

Sailors looking to hone their skills, make new friends, or just enjoy an evening on the water are invited to participate in Sail Sand Point’s casual summer racing series. No reservations are necessary for race nights and sailors are welcome to drop in any week during the summer to participate.


One-Design Friday Night Racing


This summer, SSP is excited to announce the return of our community one-design racing series on Friday nights in July and August! Click on the image above to read the NOR for the July series. This racing is semi-formal and competitive, and boats will be started and scored against other boats of the same design. Similar classes may be started together to make for more competitive start lines, but will be scored separately. Sailors do not need to be experts, but should know the racing rules of sailing and be fully competent in the day’s conditions before participating in this series.

We expect there to be strong Laser, FJ, and Opti fleets at these events. Please read the NOR for specifics on fleets and eligibility – other classes can compete if they can get together enough boats for a start! Lasers, FJs, and Optis will be available for public use through Open Boating on a first-come, first-served basis. Rigging will occur around 5:00pm with first warning at 5:45pm.

A registration clipboard will be available at the Open Boating (Dockmaster) desk, along with a donation box. There is no charge for this series, but SSP suggests a $5-10 contribution. Boats who do not register on the sheet may still start with their classes (assuming there are enough boats for a fleet) but cannot be scored.



Mixed Fleet Monday Night Racing

Sail Sand Point hosts informal Mixed Fleet racing on Monday nights at 530pm during the summer (mid-June to September), and Sunday afternoons at 3pm during the spring (April to mid-June, and Sept 4th to Oct 23rd, 2022, **NOTE- there is NO Mixed Fleet race on Sept 11th due to Octoberfest onsite). Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. Following the racing there is often a BBQ where racers provide sides and SSP provides burgers and hot dogs. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution, especially for those eating off the grill.

Participants that wish to rent SSP boats will have to do so through an online reservation process, and we will build out our Open Boating (OB) sessions to best cater to racers. On Mondays during the summer Open Boating staff will place a mark at ~5:00pm. Rigging begins around 5:30pm and the first start is close to 6pm. On Mondays’ OB will run until 7:30pm through May 24th, and then move to 8:30pm from May 31st through Aug 30th. The mark will be pulled and all SSP boats must be derigged and checked in by closing time.