The Columbia Basin Sailing Club annually hosts a regional regatta (Desert Regatta) that attracts sailors from around the Pacific Northwest. In turn, avid sailors from the Columbia Basin Sailing Club travel around the Pacific Northwest to race in regional regattas and occasionally beyond, to national events. The importance of these regional and national regattas are reflected in the club’s calendar in that, whenever possible, the club’s series races and fun sails are planned so as not to conflict with selected regional and national regattas. Regattas in the Pacific Northwest promoted by the club are:

  • Alex Bell Regatta, Lewis-Clark Sailing Association, Lewiston, ID & Clarkston, WA
  • National Offshore One Design (NOOD), Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA & Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver Lake Regatta, Vancouver Lake Sailing Club, Vancouver, WA
  • Al Morris Regatta, Willamette Sailing Club, Yale Lake, WA
  • Flying Scot Districts, Port Townsend, WA
  • Flying Scot Sandpoint Regatta, Sandpoint, ID
  • Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta, Lake Chelan Sailing Association, Chelan, WA
  • Bellingham Bay One Design Regatta, Bellingham Yacht Club, Bellingham, WA

Regional Race Results

Race results from the regional and national regattas, in which the club members participated will be posted on these webpages. Colors shown for the club’s racing boats are shown as colorized club burgees; where, the background is the boat’s hull color, the foreground is the boat’s deck color, and the mainsail and jib color is an accent color (e.g., hull stripe, third deck color, sail colors).

Lake Chelan, September 7, 2009

class skipper crew boat colors place
Multi Hull Sarah Burton crew HB 15878
Flying Scot Ray Peters Omar Ali FS 4887
Flying Scot Brian Tyrrell Laura and Lindsey Bolin FS 1864
Emily Lauren
Flying Scot Rich Obst Kevin Minton FS 2127
PHRF Bob Spaulding crew Mirage 24

Lake Chelan, Washington - 5 club boats participated in the well-organized races. The scenery was beautiful, weather was great, locals were friendly, and Starbucks was a short walk away -- what more can we say about this place.