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Practice Racing!
Colorado Sail and Yacht Club is resurrecting an old tradition this year, of conducting practice races on Monday evenings. These practice races are an ideal opportunity for people new to the sport of sailing or sailboat racing to get an orientation to what’s involved in a yacht race. These events also serve as a great opportunity for CSYC skippers and aspiring crew members to get to know each other. The participating boats will race each other just like in a real race, except it won't be scored. Each boat's crew will work, together with the skipper, to try to make that boat win. Everyone's goal is to learn more and have fun. Dress for the weather, and bring a snack or six-pack to share with the skipper :)

Chatfield Marina, Inc.

11500 North Roxborough Park Road · Littleton, CO

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    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

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