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When the town of Park City is mentioned it brings to mind the 2002 Olympic Games, 3 world class ski resorts and an eclectic funky community. Just outside of the town and under the slopes of the Deer Valley ski resort the State of Utah constructed the Jordanelle Reservoir within a State Park. This created a 6 square mile body of water at 6200’ in elevation. South east of the reservoir is Provo Canyon and the city of Provo. The summer heat in the valley creates a reliable thermal breeze and the combination has become the ideal setting for Park City Sailing.

It turned out that Park City is the home of a large number of sailing refuges who relocated to live a unique mountain town lifestyle. With the creation of the Jordanelle the pieces began to fall into place during the summer of 2008. The rest is history.

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History

  • Spring of 2008 two local sailors started getting the word out about Laser sailing on the Jordanelle Reservoir
  • Summer of 2008 a group of Lasers begin racing on the Jordanelle with a 12’ aluminum R/C boat
  • Winter of 2009 word spreads and a 7 boat fleet purchase was arranged through West Coast Sailing in Portland OR
  • Spring 2009 PCSA acquires a 40’ cargo container and the State Park provided a fenced in area for boat storage near a concrete launching ramp
  • Summer 2009 a formal Tuesday night Laser racing series begins with sailors who have competed in 505, J22, J24, Etchells and Snipe World’s as well as newcomers to the sport
  • Midsummer 2009 Tuesday night racing attendance averages 15 – 18 boats
  • Late Summer 2009 a Family Sailing Demo weekend is conducted to introduce junior sailing to the community
  • September 2009 PCSA hosts the sanctioned Laser No Coast Championship with 31 competitors
  • Winter 2010 PCSA begins planning a Junior Summer Sailing Program
  • Spring 2010 PCSA acquires a 13’ Boston Whaler and 6 Optimist dinghies
  • Summer 2010 Laser Summer Series averages 18 boats
  • Summer 2010 The fleet hosts a series of sailing seminars
  • Summer 2010 The Junior program begins with a head instructor, 3 sailing instructors each certified by US Sailing
  • Summer 2010 65 children attend the summer program
  • September 2010 PCSA hosts the Laser District 23 Championship with 30 boats attending
  • Spring of 2011 PCSA buys a J22 and plans are made to create an Adult Sailing and Charter program
  • Spring 2011 PCSA conducts a 3 day in depth Laser racing seminar
  • Summer 2011 17  families join the J22 Charter program
  • Summer 2011 Laser racing averages 20 boats nightly
  • Summer 2011 130 children attend the Junior sailing program
  • Fall 2011 PCSA hosts the Laser No Coast Championships that was covered by Sailing World Magazine
  • Spring 2012 4 Club 420 sailboats are acquired to start an advanced racing program
  • Summer 2012 25 families participate in the inagural  J22 charter program
  • Winter 2012 PCSA acquires a second J22 and a 17’ Boston Whaler Montauk
  • Spring 2013 a donation of 8 Elliot 6m creates a club fleet race program
  • Spring 2013 2 additional  Club 420’s to increase the fleet to 6 boats
  • Summer 2013 a Rhodes 19 is donated to enhance the family sailing program
  • Summer 2014 over 350 participants from the National Ability Center sail with us in adaptive and therapeutic programs
  • Winter 2014 additional Optimists are purchased to to bring the fleet to 14
  • Summer 2015 2 additional Rhodes 19’s are purchased  to support the growth of the club
  • Summer 2015 3 additional Boston Whalers are acquired to the continued expansion of our growing organization
  • Summer 2015 14 sets of Optimist sails and 2 sets of J 22 sails are donated
  • Summer of 2016 our fleet expands to 42 boats with 4 Rhodes 19’s in the Access program and 4 Mercury 4 stroke motors are purchased.
  • Summer of 2016 over 1500 participants including 820 in Out Reach and  390 in our Junior program. 90 sailing lessons given and 48 Access members.

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