The 2017 Ten Mile Lake sailing season begins with Fourth of July Race on July 1 followed by the Memorial Cup the next Saturday on July 8.

Having the races on back-to-back weekends gives us the best chance that people who come to the lake that week can participate in two races.

We’ll do the same thing for the Moxness Cup and End of the Summer race. Those races will be on July 29 and Aug. 5 respectively.

There are two open weekend Saturdays on the schedule – July 15 and July 22 – that we’ll reserve for make-up races and our ongoing sailing clinics, depending upon interest.

As usual, the first race begins at 1:30 p.m. In case of foul weather or no wind, the races will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. If you have any questions, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Because our fourth grandbaby is due June 29 (Hannah, a veteran committee boat volunteer, and Ben, a sailor from the East), I’m holding off on scheduling the annual kick-off party.

But I will let everyone know as soon as this baby girl decides when she is ready to make her debut.

Until then, get your boats tuned and we’ll see you July 1.

2017 sailing schedule

Fourth of July July 1
Memorial Cup July 8
Moxness Cup July 29
End of Summer Aug. 5

We’ve rescheduled the Fourth of July races for this Saturday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. and will hold the Wooden Boat Classic on Sunday at noon to honor our club’s patriarch, Dick Garbisch, who turned 100 this year.

On Sunday, let’s plan to gather around Hillaway shortly before noon, then we’ll sail past the Garbisch cabin a few times. The classic has been upgraded to a “promenade” to ensure our wooden boats are well preserved.

Wooden runabouts are also joining the procession, as are a few non-wooden sail boats. So we hope to see you out there. The more the merrier. It should be fun.

As for the Saturday race, we might need to self start because we don’t have a committee boat lined up yet. But the forecast is calling for southeast winds of 5 to 10 mph. So it should be manageable.

Last weekend, the wind died down to nothing on both Saturday and Sunday, then picked up shortly after we canceled the races. Hopefully, we’ll have better luck this weekend. 

Hope to see you on the water. 

 

The Ten Mile Lake sailing season begins this Saturday (July 2) with the Fourth of July Race at 1:30 p.m.

Our annual kick-off party will begin at about 4:30 p.m. after the races, or whenever Lolly Brandt Hallberg shows up.

The following weekend, on Saturday, July 9, we’ll hold a special Wooden Boat Classic race to honor the godfather of our sailing club, Dick Garbisch, who turned 100 this year.

If you don’t still have a wooden C-boat, consider appearing on the course in a classic wooden runabout.

There aren’t many wooden C-boats left on the lake, so we’re not sure how many boats will come out. But it will be fun to try.

The Memorial Cup will be held July 23, the Moxness Cup on July 30, and the End of Summer regatta on Aug. 6.

As always, if there’s no wind or bad weather, we’ll reschedule the races for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday the following day.

Please check our website at www.tmlsailingclub.org for updates to the sailing schedule.

Hope to see you out on the water.

2016 sailing schedule

Fourth of July July 2
Wooden Boat Classic July 9
Memorial Cup July 23
Moxness Cup July 30
End of Summer Aug. 6

The second race of the season, the Memorial Cup, will be held this Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.

It’s earlier than our usual 1:30 p.m. start because I have to be back in St. Paul by 5 p.m. or I’m a dead man.

It should be a great day for sailing. The forecast calls for a west wind of between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15.

So it could be perfect day for a rematch of the earlier Fourth of July Race. In that race, Grant Moos came in first, followed by a tie for second between Mariah Crabb (Bob as crew), and Ki Hoffman (Byron as crew), Pete Roberts (Rich Becher as crew) and Andy Nelson (Lance Hauge as crew).

Mariah sailed a couple of great races, narrowly squeaking by Ki in the second race for the first time in her life.

There is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday. So look to the green, yellow or red flag at the end of my dock that will indicate whether the race is on or not. I’ll text or call everyone, too.

And we’ll send up a smoke signal for the Rear Admiral (Committee Boat Maestro Dick Staunton) because he doesn’t have a line of sight to my cabin.

Hope to see everyone out on the lake on Saturday.

The 2015 Ten Mile Lake sailing season officially begins with the Fourth of July Race that this year will actually be held on July 4. The first race begins on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Our annual kick-off party at the Moos cabin will follow when the races end, which is about 4:30 p.m. All sailors, friends of sailors, and anyone who has ever seen a sailboat, are welcome.

On July 18, we’ll hold the Memorial Cup, followed by the Moxness Cup on Aug. 1 and the End of the Summer Regatta Aug. 8.

There are two open weekends in the schedule – July 11 and July 25 – that we’ll reserve for make-up races and our ongoing sailing clinics, depending upon interest.

Of all the months in Minnesota, July has the least wind. So we want to be sure to make up any races that are canceled due to lack of wind.

All races will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. In case of foul weather or no wind, the races will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. If you have any questions, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015 Sailing Schedule

July 4

Fourth of July Regatta

Sailing season kickoff party

July 11

Open (reserved for make-up race or sailing clinic)

July 18

Memorial Cup

July 25

Open (reserved for make-up race or sailing clinic)

Aug. 1

Moxness Cup Regatta

Aug. 8

End of Summer Regatta

The 2014 Ten Mile Lake sailing season begins June 28 with several clinics for new sailors and races for more experienced ones.

On Saturday, June 28, we’ll hold our annual tune-up race where we make sure we have our boats rigged properly and have located all of our gear from the year before.

Then, the following Saturday on July 5, we'll hold the Fourth of July Regatta followed by the annual kickoff party at the Moos cabin. Everyone's invited.

The following day, July 6, we’ll hold the first in a series of informal sailing clinics.

 The classes -- taught by volunteers -- begin at 1 p.m. on the Moos dock. If you’re interested, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can line up instructors and boats. Clinics are also scheduled for Sunday, July 20, and Sunday, July 27. Everyone is welcome and there is no fee.

For the first time, on July 12, we’ll hold an “All-comers race” where boats of different types will have an opportunity to race. Places will be determined by a handicapping system. This will give sailors who don’t have C-boats an opportunity to fine-tune their skills.

On July 26, we’ll hold the Moxness Cup Regatta -- traditionally the marquee race of the season -- followed by a sailing clinic the next day.

All races begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. In case of foul weather, the races will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The clinics will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on the Moos dock.

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June 28

July 5

Tune-up Race

Fourth of July Regatta

July 6

Sailing clinic No. 1

July 12

All-comers race

July 19

Memorial Cup Regatta

July 20

Sailing clinic No. 2

July 26

Moxness Cup Regatta

July 27

Sailing clinic No. 3

Aug. 2

End of the Summer Regatta