Butte Sailing Club - Thermalito Forebay - Oroville, CA | Directions | GPS: 39.536944, -121.586845

Spring Feather Fiesta Regatta –

May 6-7, 2017

The Butte Sailing Club is hosting our 3rd annual spring Feather Fiesta Regatta on May 6-7, 2017.  All one design classes are invited Banshee, Laser and Open. Open Class Centerboard will be Portsmouth scoring system.

Located at the Forebay Aquatic Center, Butte Sailing Clubs facilities include a clubhouse with a large covered deck, bbq pits, upstairs racing venue viewing area, over-the-water viewing deck, two launch ramps (with long docks), and a grass area lawn with large shade trees and picnic tables. Safety boat is a 17 foot Boston Whaler and other skiffs are 15 foot mark boats to be used as needed.

Bring the Family and Camp! The Forebay Aquatic Center park is great for the family. Bring your entire crew and those not racing can enjoy stand-up paddling, kayaks, water-bikes and paddleboats. Rentals for this equipment will be a significant discount for the families of racers. Everyone is invited to dinner at the Forebay after racing (included in your entry)! Additional dinners available for $6 per person, children under 12 $3.

Saturday Schedule

 9:00 a.m.     Registration begins at the clubhouse – Thermalito Forebay - Oroville

10:30 a.m.     Skippers Meeting at the clubhouse

11:00 a.m.     First Warning

4:30 p.m.        Final race start deadline

5:00 p.m        Dinner served to all classes (Tamale's and all the sides)

Entry & Fees

The entry fee is $35. After April 19th late registration is $45.  Entry fee DOES NOT include the $13 state park entry fee per day with boat launching fee included. See bottom of NOR for registration link.


Weather permitting; up to six races will be sailed. There will be one throw-out with 5 or more races.   Racing will be held under the current US Sailing Rules of Sailing and one-design class rules, except as amended by the sailing instructions. Sailing instructions will include a course sheet.

Scoring & Classes

A minimum of four boats of the same one design class will constitute a fleet and a separate start. One-design classes with fewer than 3 registered boats may be grouped into one start.  One open class fleet will have its own start and will be scored using the 2008 Table of North American Portsmouth handicap ratings.

Awards will be awarded after the last race as follows:
4 starters         1 award

6-10 starters     2 awards            

0+ starters       3 awards                            


We are located at the Thermalito Forebay - Oroville.  From points South of Oroville, take Highway 70 to Oroville and exit at the Garden Drive ramp, turning left over the freeway. To get to the clubhouse, go through the state payment kiosk and keep left following the signs to the Forebay Aquatic Center. The Feather River Sailing Club is the second metal build at the end of the large parking lot. From Chico and areas North, take 99 south to 149 to 70 South to Oroville. Exit at the Garden Drive ramp and follow the same directions above.


Race Registration now open! $35 up to April 15th. After April 15th, $45.