Old man Marathon
The Oldman Laser Marathon will be held Saturday July 7, 2018 at Windy Point, Oldman Reservoir
(see attached maps). Arrive mid-morning and be dressed and rigged for an 11 AM standing start
from the gravel beach. The first leg will be a 12 km westward sail, likely upwind, to Island View
Picnic area. Bring a lunch or have one driven to the picnic area for you, along with warm clothes,
blankets etc. Following a 1.5 hour break, sailors will complete the 12 km return sail, likely downwind,
to the start/Finish point where sailors will cross a line between two onshore landmarks.
Participants must be suitably attired with wetsuits for cold mountain water of Oldman Reservoir. This
is a no-host event designed for Lasers sailboats which can be self-rescued from capsize. The
Oldman Laser Marathon is a gathering of independent experienced sailors; it is not a regatta; it has
no host; it has no organizing committee. Participating sailors will sign a waiver acknowledging this,
and also attesting to their experience level, fitness, swimming ability, and self-rescue ability.
Attendees will participate and sail at their own risk, with no expectation of on-water rescue.
There are campgrounds, hotels and B&Bs nearby at Pincher Creek and Cowley.