All ASC events are informal, low-key, and family friendly. We’re also very open to people who are just learning to sail, so don’t let a lack of experience keep you from joining us. In fact, only a few of our members come from a longtime sailing background. The rest of us learned right here at the ASC!

Weekend events almost always include a lively potluck, and most members stay overnight and either camp in our tenting area or park an RV. Evening activities include sunset viewing (weather permitting) and hanging by the campfire until the wee hours of the morning.

You can check out our events in three different ways:

  1. View the ASC’s public Google calendar online.
  2. Use the public iCal address to to access this calendar from other applications.
  3. Read about our season’s festivities below.

September 2023

Saturday September 23

All Day
Northern Lights Regatta
Alaska Sailing Club, Mile 8.2 South Big Lake Road, Wasilla, AK 99654, USA

The Northern Lights Regatta is our final racing event of the season. It’s a one-day-only series held the Saturday before the fall work party and is decidedly low-key. This race was started as a homage to the highly informal “old-skool” racing of the ASC’s past. We usually set a single mark to serve as one end of the starting line and use the end of the “B” dock as the other end. Instead of using marks, we set a course using various islands on Big Lake.

This event has gained popularity in recent years due to the reliable September winds and the interesting challenge of using the landforms on the lake to the best possible advantage. Plus, the shorter days improve the odds of viewing the Northern Lights while hanging by the camp fire after the races!

Sunday September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall Work Party
Alaska Sailing Club, Mile 8.2 South Big Lake Road, Wasilla, AK 99654, USA

The Fall Work Party is the official close-up session for the ASC sailing season. This is a one-day event where all of our members come out to help us do the hard work associated with putting the club to bed for the winter. Typical tasks include cleaning and stocking the clubhouse and sauna, chopping and stacking firewood, winterizing flower beds, pulling in and repairing the docks, pulling the Ensign and the Pontoon Boat, cleaning and de-rigging club boats, and cleaning the grounds.

The fall work party kicks off at 10:00am. When you arrive at the clubhouse you’ll be treated to the famous “Commodore’s Breakfast” where you’ll be fed a pancake breakfast served up by all ASC commodores, past and present. Once you’re fueled up with pancakes and coffee, the work begins. We’re usually finished with all the tasks by 4:00pm.

We need many hands as possible to get all of this work done in a day, and it’s a requirement of ASC membership to attend at least one of our work parties. As with with the spring work party, you don’t need any special equipment orskills to participate … in most cases, justa pair of work gloves and a positive attitude will more than suffice.

October 2023

Thursday October 5

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting

The ASC annual meeting is where we conduct voting for club officers and report out on the club’s financial position. This event is conducted by videoconference, and is typically a short, strictly business affair.

Saturday October 7

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
End-of-Season Party
Forget-Me-Not Nursery, 480 Indian Rd, Indian, AK 99540, USA

The ASC end-of-season party is our annual opportunity to let our collective hair down and celebrate the end of another season with sailing friends. Typical party agenda items include:

  • Pass out trophies for this year’s regattas.
  • Eat food at a fabulous ASC potluck.
  • Hang out with your awesome ASC friends.
  • Play some music. (So bring instruments!)

December 2023

Saturday December 2

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Party

The ASC holiday party is usually hosted by one of our members, and provides an opportunity for our community to gather in the winter, celebrate the holidays, and start dreaming of the next season of sunshine and sailing!