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  • Rescheduled CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish Regatta —Saturday, Oct. 1 Sailors:On Saturday, October 1, the rescheduled annual CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish regatta will begin with the skipper's meeting at noon at the CLSA Pavilion.Racing will begin about 1:00 p.m.This is a one design race on Lasers Banshee and Sunfish. The Lasers and Banshees will race scratch (no Handicap between them); the slower Sunfish will be scored using Portsmouth Handicap. Club members who do not have their own Laser, Banshee or Sunfish can use one of the CLSA Fleet boats. Club boat reservations can be made on the CLSA website (see link below): Reserve a boat here.  Please let me know if you have any questions, Gerry Christman309 662 5301 (home)309 212 6136 ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 2:29 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • CLSA Members invited to FS Glow 2016 — Racing and Social Festivities The FS Glow Regatta at Clinton Lake Friday, Sept. 23 5:00 p                toSunday, Sept. 25 1:00 pHey, CLSA Members!The 10th FS Annual Glow II Regatta is next weekend, and we hope you'll join for the festivities all weekend long.  Come out on Friday for the very popular potluck dinner—please bring a dish to share.Join us for steak dinners on the grill on Saturday after the racing.   Don't make breakfast plans on Sunday because we'll be cooking breakfast over the fire.Then share hamburgers after the racing.    Find a FS Glow II Schedule here.   Please RSVP and pay online on or before Friday.  It's easy and helps us plan!Step ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 3:59 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • September 2016 Windword Hi All!We have a packed Windword for you this month. I especially want to make sure you see Dick and Suan’s amazing story about sailing on a Windjammer in Maine. Incredible!I didn’t do the headline right, and it’s near the end of the issue, but DON’T MISS IT!!  I don’t know about you, but I’d love to hear more!!  And see more photos! Maybe I’ll see if I can figure out how to put all the photos he sent me on our google drive. Rick #37 would be so proud!!Deb, Windword Editor
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 8:30 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac
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September 18 CLSA Triangle Race

Many by Jamie Rimovsky
A few by Bill Vokac



CLSA 2016 Calendar

Rescheduled CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish Regatta —Saturday, Oct. 1

posted Sep 22, 2016, 2:29 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Sailors:

On Saturday, October 1, the rescheduled annual CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish regatta will begin with 

the skipper's meeting at noon 

at the CLSA Pavilion.

Racing will begin about 1:00 p.m.


This is a one design race on Lasers Banshee and Sunfish. 

The Lasers and Banshees will race scratch (no Handicap between them); the slower Sunfish will be scored using Portsmouth Handicap.

 

Club members who do not have their own Laser, Banshee or Sunfish can use one of the CLSA Fleet boats. 

Club boat reservations can be made on the CLSA website (see link below):

 

Reserve a boat here.

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, 

Gerry Christman

309 662 5301 (home)

309 212 6136 (cell)

CLSA Members invited to FS Glow 2016 — Racing and Social Festivities

posted Sep 14, 2016, 3:37 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 3:59 PM ]

The FS Glow Regatta at Clinton Lake

 

Friday, Sept. 23 5:00 p

                to

Sunday, Sept. 25 1:00 p


Hey, CLSA Members!

The 10th FS Annual Glow II Regatta is next weekend, and we hope you'll join for the festivities all weekend long.  

  • Come out on Friday for the very popular potluck dinner—please bring a dish to share.
  • Join us for steak dinners on the grill on Saturday after the racing.   
  • Don't make breakfast plans on Sunday because we'll be cooking breakfast over the fire.
  • Then share hamburgers after the racing.    

Find a FS Glow II Schedule here.  

 
Please RSVP and pay online on or before Friday.  It's easy and helps us plan!

Step 1: Visit the event website for the 10th Annual Glow II on the Regatta Network:

Step 2: Click on View Event Storefront

Step 3: Order and Pay for the $20 Food Pass for the entire weekend, or pay $15 for Saturday steak dinner only. 

This event is open to all CLSA members, friends and family.   We look forward to seeing you there!

      
For more information, contact Deb Aronson, debaronson@nasw.org.


        FS Fleet 135

 

 


September 2016 Windword

posted Sep 8, 2016, 8:30 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Hi All!

We have a packed Windword for you this month.
 
I especially want to make sure you see Dick and Suan’s amazing story about sailing on a Windjammer in Maine. Incredible!
I didn’t do the headline right, and it’s near the end of the issue, but DON’T MISS IT!!  
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to hear more!!  And see more photos! Maybe I’ll see if I can figure out how to put all the photos he sent me on our google drive. Rick #37 would be so proud!!

Deb, Windword Editor

CLSA Pulled Pork/Potluck and Dock Walk — Saturday, September 17

posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:57 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

The Midwest Sail and Power Squadron and CLSA will combine activities on Saturday, September 17.

 2:00 p.m.   

Mid Illini BVI Flotilla On-The-Water Training

 5:00 p. m.

Jim Titlow is serving his famous, delectable smoked pulled pork to accompany a CLSA/Mid Illini Potluck! 

Thanks much to Mid Illini Sail and Power Squadron and Jim for providing the pork for this event!!


Bring a dish to pass.

 After dinner

 CLSA will host a dock walk—come view members’ boats up close! 

This is a chance to go to the docks and check out the cabin boat fleet, as well as to socialize. Often we spend time sailing on our own boats and don't get a chance to see the other fine boats that make up our club.

On the RSVP form, you can volunteer your boat for viewing.

Come join us for an evening of good food, fellowship, and tall sailing stories!!

So that Jim and others can prepare, please let us know by noon on September 17 that you are coming.

 RSVP Here

Harvest Moonlight Sail — Friday, September 16

posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:38 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 3:44 PM ]

CLSA sailors will be on the water Friday, September 16 to enjoy the Harvest Full Moon.  
The moon will rise at 7:06 p.m.

Come out on the water, find all the boats sailing through the moonbeams, and sail by to say "Hi"!

Take some pretty pictures, email them to me, Ruth Ann Vokac, vokac45@yahoo.com, and I will upload them to CLSA's pictures on Google and post a link to them!  How many CLSA members will YOU find sailing by moonlight on September 16?  

If you encounter someone sailing on the lake who isn't a member, welcome him or her to CLSA and hand out a membership form!  (See form attached.)

We always welcome new members!


Annual Laser Banshee Sunfish Regatta — Sunday, September 11

posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:13 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 6:19 PM ]

Sailors:

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the annual CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish regatta will begin with the skipper's meeting at noon 

at the CLSA Pavilion.

Racing will begin about 1:00 p.m.


This is a one design race on Lasers Banshee and Sunfish. 

The Lasers and Banshees will race scratch (no Handicap between them); the slower Sunfish will be scored using Portsmouth Handicap.

 

Club members who do not have their own Laser, Banshee or Sunfish can use one of the CLSA Fleet boats. 

Club boat reservations can be made on the CLSA website (see link below):

 

Reserve a boat here.

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, 

Gerry Christman

309 662 5301 (home)

309 212 6136 (cell)

Clinton Lake Sailing Instagram Account!

posted Aug 24, 2016, 5:40 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 2:38 PM by CLSA Sailing ]

Do you enjoy beautiful photography as much as I do?  You can find many spectacular pictures on this website--just look for the "More Pictures" links in posts.  These links will take you to specific CLSA Google Picture Albums.  Or find the Gallery Tab under the Social Tab at the top of pages.  In a post there are links to all 2016 pictures that are in Google Picture Albums.

Now, additional amazing CLSA pictures--like the one above--are available on Instagram. Membership chair, Heather Johnson, initiated the account and is posting the pictures.  Thanks, Heather!   

 Just follow clintonlakesailing on Instagram to see them all!  Or click the Instagram icon on the left side of this webpage.

If you have pictures of CLSA events you would like posted, contact CLSA at clintonlakesailing@gmail.com.

Ruth Ann Vokac


Venetian Night & Sturgeon Moonlight Sail — Saturday, August 20, 6 p.m.

posted Aug 10, 2016, 12:21 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 10:04 AM by CLSA Sailing ]

Venetian Night

Venetian Night
Our sailboats get all spruced up!

Plan to attend Venetian Night and the Sturgeon Moonlight Sail, a sparkling  yearly event! 

August 20, 2016
6:00 pm    Potluck and Steak Dinner  
At dusk     Divide up for Moonlight Sail on decorated boats!


Cost:  $10/reserved steak
Bring a dish to pass.

If the spirit of Venetian Night moves you, we would love for you to decorate your boat!  

But by all means. . . 

Join us for the fun and elegance!!


                                        by Angie Hunt








CLSA Featured in WCIA Summer Sports Spectacular!

posted Aug 9, 2016, 7:15 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 9:51 AM ]

Thanks, WCIA, for featuring CLSA with a super report about sailing at Clinton Lake! 

See the video. 


 What a super job our members did explaining sailing and our activities!



CLSA Late Summer Work Day — August 13, 9:00 a.m.

posted Aug 7, 2016, 6:35 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 4:57 PM ]

Meet at the CLSA Pavilion at 9 a.m. 
Plan on a brown bag lunch around noon after the work is done.

Work Day
Our Harbor Master, Perry Biddle, has set out the work to accomplish:

Organize the gear shed. 
Weed around the pavilion. 
Organize  wood pile.
Work on Lasers. 
Weed around dock. 
Sweep pavilion and clean tables

Determine work you can do and bring tools or supplies you might need.  

Brown Bag Lunch
Bring your own sack lunch.  
Of course, something to share is always appreciated!  
Debbie Yeagle, Social Chair, will have water & lemonade

 We will work, talk a bit, eat and have fun!  Come join us!!


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