2022 Summer Community Sailing Is Back!

SUMMER COMMUNITY SAILING IS BACK! After two years off due to the pandemic, NC State Sailing is once again hosting Community Sailing this summer! 

Several evenings this summer NC State Sailing hosts college-style sailing and dinghy racing at Lake Crabtree County Park! These events are FREE and open for participation to both students and community sailors. Below are details on the Series including registration information and schedule.

Registration links for each session are below:

These events are FREE and open for participation to both students and community sailors. Registration IS REQUIRED for the Triangle Community Sailing Summer Series via EVENTBRITE (follow the Twitter and Facebook accounts for each week's registration link.)


  • The Triangle Community Sailing Summer Series will take place at the Lake Crabtree boat launch at the end of the park drive beginning at 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 29 with a brief Skippers' Meeting taking place shortly thereafter.
  • Boats will be assigned via registration online.
  • First races will begin on the water at 6:15 pm and we'll continue racing until light begins to fade(usually around 730/745pm).
  • Each race will last roughly 15-18 minutes depending on the wind. We will fit as many races as possible.
  • There is no charge to participate.
  • Boats will be provided and races will be sailed in collegiate FJs or "Flying Juniors" or 420s which are double-handed, sloop rigged dinghies.
  • You may participate as at two-person team however you must each register individually. You can register by yourself and will be assigned to pair with another sailor at the skippers' meeting.
  • Personal boats will not be eligible for competition - except Lasers which will have a separate start sequence. Please contact the organizers if you would like to participate with a Laser.
  • No disposable water bottles! Refillable water bottles are mandatory and refilling containers will be provided on the water.
  • Minors below the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. We request sailors must be at least 8 years old to participate.
  • Please wear closed-toe, non-marking shoes
  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • Coast Guard approved PFDs are required to be worn at all times by all participants. We will provide PFDs if you don't have your own.
  • Please park within the approved parking area at Lake Crabtree County Park and do not utilize spots reserved for boat trailers.
  • Please observe all speed limits within the park and be courteous to others using this facility.
  • If you're able to carpool, please do.


Experienced Skipper = you have experience sailing and can confidently, safely drive and control a dinghy sailboat. This is a racing position.

Experienced Crew = you have experience sailing and can confidently and safely crew a dinghy sailboat. This is a racing position.

New Sailor = you are new to sailing, or you are not fully capable of sailing the boat independently. You will be paired up with an experienced sailor. This is a racing position.

Scores from each week's races will (usually) be posted the morning after races. If you have questions about the Triangle Community Sailing Summer Series, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or drop us a Tweet at @NCStateSailing. Directions to the boat launch area: https://www.google.com/maps///35.8385682,-78.79069449999997 Please note: we do NOT launch at the waterfront kayak and canoe rental area.

Please complete a release before you attend and bring it with you. We will have hard copies of this form at the lake, but please complete this in advance to save time:

Adult Release        Youth Release

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