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  • Summer Work Day —June 4 The early Summer Work Day is next Saturday, June 4thCheck back for a start time to be posted soon! Bring your own snacks, if you wish, and for those who want to,  we can go for lunch. Perhaps Ted's Garage or The Country Store in DeWitt. Rick Langlois
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  • Captain Morgan Regatta—Great Turnout and Weather by Chris Wojnar It was the best wind and weather for a Captain Morgan is recent memory. Tremendous turnout [10 boats!] as well as newcomers and spectators. Gerry Christman was master of ceremonies [and race committee] for the annual CLSA spring event. Kite sailors greeted the cabin boat fleet as they approached the starting line in winds ranging from 18 to 25 knots out of the south- southwest.  Frankie Scotello was strutting his stuff in picturesque fashion as he repeatedly went airborne in puffs of air dangling from his high sailing kite as he and others reached back in forth on the wavy waters....distracting the sailors but adding to the overall excitement on Saturday. Two half distances were run with Joe and ...
    Posted by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • 2016 Captain Morgan Regatta Planned May 27 - May 29 Memorial Day Weekend always brings the CLSA Captain Morgan Regatta, a series of distance races and social events.  The racing is a 2-day regatta. The distance, full or half, will be determined by the race committee and wind conditions.   2016 Schedule Friday, May 27 6-9 pm        Kickoff party at Lunker's in Normal, IL Saturday, May 28  12pm         Skipper's meeting at the CLSA pavilion 1pm           Start of the first race Sunday, May 29 10:30am   Captain Morgan Brunch                 All CLSA Members and Racers Welcome!                  Please RSVP for the Breakfast so CLSA has plenty of food!                   RSVP Here! 12pm        Skippers meeting 1pm          Start of second race 5pm          Final results and Celebration
    Posted May 22, 2016, 11:13 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac
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Summer Work Day —June 4

posted by Ruth Ann Vokac

The early Summer Work Day is next Saturday, June 4th


Check back for a start time to be posted soon! 

Bring your own snacks, if you wish, and for those who want to,  we can go for lunch. Perhaps Ted's Garage or The Country Store in DeWitt. 

Rick Langlois

Captain Morgan Regatta—Great Turnout and Weather by Chris Wojnar

posted by Ruth Ann Vokac

It was the best wind and weather for a Captain Morgan is recent memory. Tremendous turnout [10 boats!] as well as newcomers and spectators. Gerry Christman was master of ceremonies [and race committee] for the annual CLSA spring event.

Kite sailors greeted the cabin boat fleet as they approached the starting line in winds ranging from 18 to 25 knots out of the south- southwest.  Frankie Scotello was strutting his stuff in picturesque fashion as he repeatedly went airborne in puffs of air dangling from his high sailing kite as he and others reached back in forth on the wavy waters....distracting the sailors but adding to the overall excitement on Saturday.

Two half distances were run with Joe and Linda Budden taking a commanding lead and first to the windward mark in the first race. Rick Wojnar and Joe battled it out with Rick's Catalina "Tim Tim," which thrives in big wind, winning out in the downwind leg. The second day brought a more subdued wind [around 14 knots] and more from the west. The Fleet ran a "Full Distance" which tested the mettle of each participant and temperatures rose and the Wind got "Flukier" and Tempers ran high.  

One of the real stories was the emerging presence of Phillip Christman as he won all three races in the "one design" fleet.  Phillip and Rick lead the "Youngbloods" of CLSA with their youth and sailing acumen.

There were more heroics after the race as a member of the Rescue crash boat dropped his cell phone into the lake off Toland's dock, and Brian Hunt plunged in to retrieve it, getting a Hero's applause after emerging with it. Good times were had in a party atmosphere into the evening hours...

Special thanks need to go to Commodore Rick Langlois and his side kick "Nacho" for their expert supervision and also to "Vice" Commodore/Social Chairwoman Tom and Debbie Yeagle providing food - beverages and crew for the needy.

2016 Captain Morgan Regatta Planned May 27 - May 29

posted May 22, 2016, 11:02 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 22, 2016, 11:13 AM ]

Memorial Day Weekend always brings the CLSA Captain Morgan Regatta
a series of distance races and social events.  

The racing is a 2-day regatta. The distance, full or half, will be determined 
by the race committee and wind conditions.   

2016 Schedule


Friday, May 27

6-9 pm        Kickoff party at Lunker's in Normal, IL


Saturday, May 28 

12pm         Skipper's meeting at the CLSA pavilion

1pm           Start of the first race

Sunday, May 29

10:30am   Captain Morgan Brunch

                All CLSA Members and Racers Welcome!

                 Please RSVP for the Breakfast so CLSA has plenty of food!

                  RSVP Here!


12pm        Skippers meeting

1pm          Start of second race

5pm          Final results and Celebration

First 2016 Moonlight Sail — Saturday, May 21

posted May 18, 2016, 6:43 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 18, 2016, 6:55 PM by CLSA Sailing ]

After a busy day of greeting guests at Open House on Saturday, May 21, a good way to relax is with a moonlight sail.

Meet at the CLSA Pavilion between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.  to join up with other sailors and then take to the water to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of a moonlight sail! Sail your own boat or board another one to take part in this fun CLSA activity!

Come for Open House! Stay for the Moonlight Sail!




CLSA Open House — Saturday, May 21

posted May 11, 2016, 8:41 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

CLSA sailors will hold an OPEN HOUSE 

at the CLSA Pavilion at the Clinton Lake Marina 

Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

 

We extend a warm CLSA welcome to the public to come . . .

· visit with sailors

· learn about CLSA events and classes

· look at sailboats in the area  

· participate in “Ready, Set, Wear It!” Life Jacket World Record Day

· hop on board a sailboat for a ride on Clinton Lake

 

To CLSA Members:

Please come to the CLSA Pavilion to help welcome guests and socialize! 

The Mid Illini Sail and Power Squadron will grill meat for us around 12:30 p.m.  

Please bring a dish to share!  

May 2016 Windword

posted May 5, 2016, 9:46 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Greetings, all!
I imagine a few of you are thinking, “Wait, didn’t I just get a Windword? Where is the spring going and why is it going by so fast?" Well, fear no more. In an effort to systematize the newsletter we’ve shifted the schedule. You’ll now be getting the Windword the first week of the month, rather than the last week of the month. Time will now pass at its usual rate!
Enjoy, and don’t forget to join us for the annual Open House at 1 pm May 21. And bring a friend!

Smooth Sailing ~
Deb Aronson
Windword Editor

Spring Workday Postponed until Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m.

posted Apr 30, 2016, 6:25 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Apr 30, 2016, 10:44 AM ]


CLSA Members and Friends,

Please join other sailing enthusiasts 
at the Clinton Lake Sailing Association Pavilion Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 pm 
to ready our sailing area for the summer activities.  

Spring work includes making ready club boats, cleaning the pavilion, shed, dock, and grounds, checking the mast raising system, preparing the committee boat for its activities, getting the grill in good working order, and all other tasks the harbor master suggests.

Our new Harbor Master, Perry Biddle, will bring some tools and equipment, but if you want to bring a rake, tools, cleaning supplies, bucket, or broom, that would be great!  

About 4 pm , Debbie Yeagle will serve her famous, delicious homemade soup.  
Please bring a veggie relish tray, cheese, fruit bowl, crackers and or chips, cookies or brownies, and any drinks you want.  
Debbie will provide sugar-free lemonade and water.  


If you know what you are going to bring a day ahead, email Debbie 
at wildflwrfarm@yahoo.com so she can assure we have a good variety.  



Workdays are fun:  We work together to accomplish lots of tasks, socialize and eat well! 
 Come join us!!

CLSA's Annual Windsurf Regatta — Saturday May 7.

posted Apr 28, 2016, 7:42 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

CLSA's Annual Windsurf regatta will be on Saturday May 7

It is open to all windsurfers.  A $10 entry fee will be charged for non CLSA members. (no charge for CLSA members)

Registration will be at 12:00.  Skippers meeting will be at 12:30.  Races will begin at 1:00.  

Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 positions. 

Before and after the race, experienced and friendly windsurfers will be available

 to answer questions about the sport.

April 2016 Windword

posted Apr 25, 2016, 9:05 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Greetings All! 
Here is the April Windword for your enjoyment. There is lots of news to read about and photos to enjoy. Meanwhile, hope to see you at the lake.

And, if anyone reading this would like to contribute a story or some photos to our publication, please don’t hesitate. We love to hear from everyone! The deadline is the first of each month, which gives me time to assemble the stories and get it out to members before the month is over. 

So, enjoy this issue, and please consider contributing your own sailing stories. 

Smooth Sailing!
Deb Aronson
Windword Editor

Mix 94.5 Podcast Highlights CLSA!

posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:16 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 7:24 PM ]

As a part of the media coverage to let people know about our May 21, 2016 Open House, Eric Bussell and Deb Aronson have recorded a podcast that is hosted by Mix 94.5 Radio


What a super job highlighting CLSA, Eric and Deb!!

Specific details about the open house will be posted soon!

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