Rickey Point Sail Club

32nd Regatta...
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2015 1st Work Party:

Rickey Point Sailing Club held their annual Spring Clean-up/Maintenance Day Sunday, April 26th at Rickey Point off Highway 25 across from Crandall Orchards. Under the direction of current Port Captain Gabriel Cruden, dock improvements were analyzed and it got a new coat of stain by Adam Wharf and George Howard.  Boat buoys were inspected and tended to by John Tyra and wife. A general scouring of the beach and brush by Brian Golphenee, past Commodore, and his wife and children, produced a couple bags of trash but it was noted that there was very little this year. Janet Hill took to the task of trimming limbs in the parking and picnicking areas. Long time members Joe Petreculli, Don Worley (past Commodore), Logan Aldous-Worley, John Hill, current Commodore, George Howard, Joel Green and Fred Perry were all on hand to advise and help in all the spring tasks. 

The Club was formed in 1988 and continues with inspiring locals to sail. They have a couple meetings a year to sort the season agenda and renew old friendships. Often, they swap old and new sailing stories and check in with those currently away on voyages. Their Annual Sailing Regatta is routinely scheduled for the second weekend in July. Short course racing, long distance racing to French Rocks, and general socializing with those who love the water marks the annual summer event. For those interested in the Rickey Point Sailing Club and/or available buoys, contact John Hill at jehill51@yahoo.com.
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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 – Carrie Peck 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.

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