Welcome to Whiskeytown Sailing Club!

History and Tradition

Our sailors began meeting at Whiskeytown Lake soon after the dedication of Whiskeytown Dam by President John F. Kennedy on September 28, 1963. In the video below, see some of our first members sailing on the lake behind the President during his dedication.


We have sponsored the Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta for over 50 years, hosting as many as 300 sailors. Some of our sailors are third generation, following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents.

Safety First and Community Service

The Whiskeytown Sailing Club has an excellent relationship with our local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 39, which brings its patrol boats and safety expertise to our sailing events. We also partner with the Boy Scouts, assisting with Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge, and work with the YMCA to develop new aquatic adventures for youth at Whiskeytown Lake.


A membership application form can be found under the "Resources" tab. We welcome new members, whether or not they own a sailboat. Come join us and enjoy the most beautiful inland sailing in California!


Whiskeytown Sailing Club
P.O. Box 491526
Redding, CA 96049


Telephone: 530.539.4471

New club burgees!




Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

Competitor's List

Map of Lake




2016 Sailing Instructions


 RSVP to Chris Strahle 
or Mike Archibald 
 if you plan on racing or with any questions.

 See you on the water!




Regatta Entries as of 5.15.16

Regatta Poster


Current Newsletter


51st Annual Memorial Regatta

May 23 & 24, 2015



News articles

Ideal conditions greet sailors on Whiskeytown

What's Happening This Weekend: May 22-24, 2015


The Whiskeytown Sailing Club appreciates our 2015 Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta Sponsors!





Moore Chiropractic




Spring Series 2015


Sunday First Shape @ 12:30pm 

April 12th, RC Dan Tubbs
April 26th, RC Mike A.
May 17th, RC Dan Tubbs (Regatta Prep)
(Regatta May 23 & 24, 2015)
June 14th, RC Chris Strahle
Closing Day: June 28th, RC Carl Strahle

Race Committee (RC) will determine Number of Races

Volunteers needed to help on the Barge. This is a great way to get involved, and learn the ropes!

Please Email Chris Strahle at chrisstrahle@gmail.com if you want to be added to the RC list.

Summer Moonlight Sail:  Saturday June 27th.  Potluck in the picnic area 7:00pm, then sail and meet at the Barge anchor line under the (almost) full moon.  If you have a small boat or multi hull and don’t want to go out after dark, come anyway and hitch a ride.  If you’ve never been out sailing Whiskeytown Lake under the moonlight, you are missing out!  There will be the final Spring race the next day, so make this a “Weekend on Whiskeytown” for the whole family!!

See you on the lake!


For Sailing Lessons
and Boat Rentals

contact the Redding Yacht Club

(530) 245-0964



WSC Membership Meeting


Sailing Boat Restaurant

2772 Churn Creek Rd 
Redding, CA 96002

(530) 222-6868 reddingsailingboat.com

Hope to see you on the there…..

Michael and Donna

Michael:  949-2107
Donna:  941-7585



The Whiskeytown Sailing Club appreciates our 2014 Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta Sponsors!

Redding Valley Tire, Inc.

Moore Chiropractic

The 2014 Memorial Regatta was held on May 24th and 25th, 2014 at Whiskeytown Lake.


2014 Regatta Results

2014 Regatta Photos

Local news about the Regatta: "Whiskeytown regatta: A fine day for sailing," and "Drought forces some sailors to relocate to Whiskeytown to race this year"


WSC Board Meeting


Sailing Boat Restaurant

Members welcome.

2772 Churn Creek Rd 
Redding, CA 96002

(530) 222-6868 reddingsailingboat.com


RSVP Chris Strahle if you want to sail or volunteer for barge duty.


If you need crew or want to crew, check with Mike Archibald at mikeasailor@gmail.com

Michael:  949-2107
Donna:  941-7585

Hope to see you on the water…..

Michael and Donna





The 2013 Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta

May 25th and 26th

Regatta Photo Gallery



Photos of the 2012 regatta are posted in the online galleries. Three more galleries have been posted, for a total of eight!

For results please click the "Memorial Regatta" tab.

Regatta Articles:

May 25, 2013: Sailing club hosts annual Whiskeytown Regatta


Saturday, May 26, 2012: Annual regatta sets sail at Whiskeytown Lake

Thursday, May 24, 2012: Whiskeytown Regatta to be held this weekend; sailing club dinner will support local Scouts

Saturday, May 12, 2012 : Whiskeytown regatta set for Memorial Day weekend


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