Rickey Point Sail Club

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2014 Buoyfield Assignment Map:

2014 General Membership Meeting at Northern Ales was staged Sunday March 31st at 1500:hours
Guest Speaker was Andy Dunau of the Lake Roosevelt Forum.
Official minutes of the meeting will be posted soon to the right in the pages.
As planned Foster and Catherine resigned respectively from the offices of commodore and secretary which they've both served for nearly a decade.
Please give a warm welcome and your support to our two newest officers

The RPSC General Membership meeting was followed by an informative and entertaining slide show from Michael and Catharine Whitby featuring sailing the lower west coast of South America.
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2014 RPSC resignations
At the 2014 Annual Membership meeting of the Rickey Point Sail Club in Kettle Falls, Washington, Catherine Brown and J. Foster Fanning, after a decade of service to their favorite sailing club, held their course and tendered their planned resignations, as secretary and commodore respectively, in preparation of retirement and pursuit of the cruising lifestyle. “It’s been a good decade of service and both Catherine and I feel as though we’ve gained as much as we’ve given,” Foster said, “but it’s time to move on. There’s new courses to chart.”
After a standing ovation honoring the service of this cruising couple the Rickey Point Sail Club membership bestowed the honorary titles of ‘Roving Commodore and Roving Secretary’ to Foster and Catherine. Look for their 30’ S2 9.2C sailing vessel AQUILA and say hello if you’re sharing an anchorage.

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R.P.S.C. is an organization formed in 1984, dedicated to providing keelboat access, sailing education, sail boat events, and promoting boater safety on northern Lake Roosevelt in Washington State.
Behind Grand Coulee Dam in NE Washington, formed by the mighty Columbia River, is Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake. Roughly one hundred and forty miles long, with a surface area of 81,000 acres, reaching depths of over 400 feet, Lake Roosevelt is a large body of water. This is a relatively wild and diverse lake with hundreds of coves, miles of sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, and in the summer, relatively warm waters along more than 500 miles of indented shoreline. In some areas forest lands hide waterfalls, which plunge into the lake. Other shorelines are so desert-like, devoid of timber and in the summer hot, it’s like sailing in Baja.

Look to the north end of the lake, eastern shore, just south of the Colville River, near the town of Kettle Falls to find the Ricky Point Sail Club buoy field. The Rickey Point Sail Club, in cooperation with Lake Roosevelt National Park Service maintains a Community Access Point which is composed of a permitted lease for 30 mooring buoys; a dinghy/service dock and an unimproved parking area on adjacent NPS managed lands.Four of those buoys are for Public Sailboat Mooring with a free three day limit.

Our sail club is made up of approximately forty members and another thirty or so affiliates. We host several events annually with 2012 marking our 29th Regatta over the 2nd weekend of July. Watch this site for both highlights of past regattas and the upcoming 2012 schedule.

We have participated with the National Park Service for all of their annual Paddle Days and plan on doing so again this year, marking the 13th anniversary of this successful event. For more info:
Another of our annual events is our Cider-Fest Cruise in October to the historic town of Marcus, the host of the Cider Festival. For more info:

So, if you plan to sail Lake Roosevelt, on the upper Columbia River, contact us and we’ll share some of the local secret spots…
Fair Winds…
Foster Fanning
Roving Commodore, RPSC

New to this site - the RPSC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION and 2012 billing info are now located in printable form on the pages to the right. Know someone who wants to join? Direct them here for an application.
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Want to view some of our fleet on the Cruising World Community Site? Follow this link; http://forums.cruisingworld.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=565

Here's a link to a short video from Foster & Catherine shot entirely on Lake Roosevelt...

Below is a link to Adam Wharf's saga of DAVEY JONES REVENGE

To see the Rickey Point Sail Club buoy field during the July 12, 2010  wind storm click to start the video below.

P.O. Box 1179
Kettle Falls, Washington, 99141


COMMODORE – John Hill duties include RPSC representative to NPS, general business administrator.

VICE COMMODORE – John Tyra, director of annual regatta, public relations, assists Commodore.

PORT CAPTAIN – Gabriel Cruden in charge of all aspects of buoy field, keeper of the waiting list.

SECRETARY – Catherine Brown manages all RPSC official correspondence, in charge of meeting minutes.

TREASURER – William Emily, receives, accounts for and manages fiscal affairs of RPSC.

MEMBERSHIP ADVISOR – Jay Berube, provides consultation to board of directors, chairs nomination committee, represents membership issues to the board of directors.