What we're about

The Colorado Sail and Yacht Club has been racing sailboats on Chatfield Reservoir since 1996. Watching the sun set behind the foothills as a flock of white sails glides back toward the marina after a race is a beautiful and common sight on Wednesdays at Chatfield during the summer. Every Wednesday about thirty keelboats face off in spirited races after the workday is done and it is time to play. Once the boats are put away for the night, we gather on the docks for hamburgers and beers and animated conversations about the racing.

We invite you to come sail with us. Whether you are an avid racer, have a boat in the yard that needs dusting off, or have never sailed before, we can find a place for you. Many of us got into racing because the friends who taught us how to sail told us that racing is the fastest way to become a really good sailor. They are right - crewing on a racing yacht is the perfect way to learn about the technical precision that allows you to sail a boat as fast as the conditions will allow. Racing with CSYC not only improves your sailing, but also gives you a regular cadence - you become dedicated to sailing at least once per week.

CSYC also has dinghy racing on Tuesday nights during the summer. There are usually extra dinghies available to borrow. It is said that every great sailor started out sailing a dinghy.

During the winter, we mourn having our boats out of the water and those of us unable to migrate to warmer climates and continue sailing get together for social events. The Sailing Association of Intermountain Lakes organizes a series of seminars focusing on different aspects of sailing.

If you are looking to have some fun sailing adventures and to meet some friendly sailors, you have found the right group. For additional information, please visit csyc.org

Upcoming events (1)

Beer Can Race #4

Needs a location

CSYC is offering beer can race #4 for people with sailing experience. Participating boats will race each other just like in a real race. Each boat's crew will work with the skipper to try to make that boat win. Everyone's goal is to learn more and have fun.

We're interested in people who have sailed and are interested in racing, with the ultimate goal of joining CSYC in the future. CSYC is not a sailing school - we recommend Community Sailing of Colorado (www.communitysailing.org).

Dress for the weather, wear non-marking shoes, and bring your PFD (can be inflatable). It's nice to bring a snack or six-pack to share with the skipper :)

Space is limited; therefore, please cancel your rsvp 24 hours in advance to let someone on the waitlist take your spot.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE MARINA BY 5:30. BOATS WILL LEAVE THE MARINA AT 6:00. YOU MAY FIND SHORTER LINES ENTERING THE PARK OFF TITAN ROAD THAN OFF WADSWORTH.

Past events (176)

Beer Can Race #3

Needs a location

Photos (132)