DSA Commodore’s Cup 2020

When: September 19-20, 2020

Where: Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO

Registration: Day of at the DSA Club House.

Cost: FREE to DSA members!
We are accepting contributions to help cover regatta costs. Any additional money collected will go toward our fundraising for a new RC boat.

Safe Sailing:

  • We will be giving the skippers meeting socially distanced in the Cherry Creek Marina dry dock parking lot area and over radio.
  • No social gatherings will be organized for before or after the event.
  • Results will also be posted digitally.

CLICK HERE to read the Notice of Race.
CLICK HERE to read the Sailing Instructions.

Early Online Check-in:

We’re offering an early online regatta check-in this year to help with social distancing.

CLICK HERE to fill out the three forms required for participation (and scoring). Please read the instructions carefully to complete the forms correctly. Please email Ginny at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Paper forms will be available day of at registration if you do not wish to use the online version.

DSA Virtual Regatta

We are happy to kick off DSA’s first ever virtual regatta!

This regatta will start Monday May 11th and will continue until the regular racing resumes.

Rules:

Any DSA member can participate in this virtual regatta. When out sailing, record your activity through an activity tracker such as Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, Race Qs, etc. Activity recordings should start when your vessel is under sail and stop when it is no longer under sail power (i.e. motoring or rowing). Afterward, email the recording’s stats (file, image, or link) to [email protected] for your activity to be officially ‘scored’.

Some activity trackers may lack the ability to track certain information in order to participate in a regatta category. You will automatically be entered into the categories that your tracking information allows you to.

Standings will be reported in the weekly update newsletters. Everyone’s running score total will also be available to view on a spreadsheet – CLICK HERE.

Methods of cheating such as attaching your tracker to a drone, hoisting it to the top of your mast, motoring around the lake, etc. will be frowned upon. We are unable to police individual actions during this event, but you will risk shady side-eyeing at the docks from competitors.

Winners will be announced at the end of the virtual regatta through our newsletter and social media.

Have questions? Email Ginny at [email protected]

Categories:

  • Most Time Spent Sailing – Total time sailed calculated by adding recorded activity times.
  • Most Days On The Water – Total number of days you went sailing.
  • Fastest Recorded Speed – The top speed your activity tracker records.
  • Farthest Distance Sailed – Total distance sailed calculated by adding recorded distance on activity tracker.
  • Best GPS Drawing – Let Cherry Creek be your canvas! Draw an image on your activity tracker’s GPS map through your sailing. You can see examples here of GPS drawings for inspiration.*
  • Best Photo – Take a snap shot of your days on the water!*
  • Best Video of Sailboat Water-skiing – Ever attempt to water-ski off the back of a sailboat? Now’s your chance to show off your skills. Take a video of a crew member water-skiing off the back of the boat.*
*The board will pick the top entries that the members/public will then vote on the winner.
Additional categories may be added as the virtual regatta progresses. They will be announced in the weekly newsletters and added to this post.

Most importantly, ENJOY YOURSELVES!