2018 races

Racing calendar is being finalized.  Expect spring dinghy sailing at Emigrant Lake and the usual events at Howard Prairie Lake.

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2 June 2017 13:00 to 19 April 2018 05:45 Icebreaker Trophy Race

This is the icebreaker trophy race.  Portsmouth handicap all boats race.  1:00 PM skippers meeting.  

Note that there will be several events this day and we look forward to seeing everyone up at the lake.

NOTE: If the weather forecast is cold and nasty all Opening Day events will be moved to the next weekend - June 9.


19 May 2018
11:00 AM
Barge Launch and Set Marks

Looking for a few volunteers to go out on the lake for a couple of hours to drop the racing marks for the upcoming season.

Call John Spillman or just show up arouund 11:00 AM

16 June 2018
01:00 PM
Jensen Distance Trophy Race

Time Change: Skipper's Meeting at 1:00 PM

This race is a distance race.  Course will be determined based upon the water levels.  Typically it is run as a PHRF pursuit race.  Small boats with no PHRF rating will be given a rating based upon the standard conversion formula from portsmouth.  All boats are welcome!

You must contact the race committee prior to race day in order to participate.  

This is so we can calculate your handicapped start time.


26 July 2018 09:00 to 29 July 2018 16:00 Southern Cascade Regatta

Our annual regatta. The biggest sailing event of the year at Howard Prairie lake

Guest fleets:

  • Santana 20 Class Championships
  • Geary 18 Internationals

Details to follow

18 August 2018
01:00 PM
Commodore's Cup Trophy Race

This race was conceived by Peter Cipes during his years as commodore in 2004-2006. Originally intended for new or less experienced skippers, the Commodore’s Cup Race calls for somewhat lower key racing. In the past few years this trophy race has been opened up to All Comers. This year’s race committee invites one and all to come out and participate.. 

Skippers meeting is at 1:00PM


1 September 2018
01:00 PM
Johnston Trophy Race

The Johnston Race is the "racers race" winners and competitve sailors will battle it out in a one-design round robin set of races for minor bragging rights.  In the past we've used Catalina 25's and Lidos 14's.  This year will likely be in Sunfish.  Plan for some fun in the sun.

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