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CLSA 2016 Calendar
CLSA Fall Workday — Saturday, October 29
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Please plan to come help get CLSA ready for winter!
Workdays are fun:
We work together to accomplish lots of tasks, socialize, and eat together!
Come join us.
Here are tasks for this fall:
The Scots were really bringing it on Sunday afternoon in the final triangle race of the season.
The previous night at the Commodore's feast (a tremendous success saluting Rick Langlois’s ending reign as commodore), everyone was lamenting about the next day’s wind forecast of 2 to 3 mph.
Lo and behold when we arrived at the lake, there was a solid breeze filling the whole lake and building! Turned out to be a 10 to 15 perfect westerly all day.
The Scots were there with Thistles and cabin boats, including the return of Larry and Barb Bethard on their Capri 22.
There were three races completed on the day: W4 (windward/leeward twice around) for the dinghies and W2 (once around) for the cabin boats.
We all started together at the same time — which lent excitement to the starts! In the Scots Rick Wojnar and Eric Bussell battled all day and ended in a tie for first place with Ben and Debbie Williams a close third. The first race favored the left side of the course, but as the day wore on, sailors like Joe and Linda Budden in "Blue Eyes" took advantage and went to the right side and nearly beat the whole fleet in the third and last race.
Next Saturday will be the last distance race this year. Clinton Lake is beautiful right now -- take advantage of it!
More Pictures taken by Heather Johnson
Some CLSA sailors will be on the water Sunday, October 16 to enjoy a casual sail by the Full Hunter's Moon.
The moon will rise at 6:52 p.m.
Come out on the water, find all the boats sailing through the moonbeams, and sail by to say "Ahoy"!
Take some pretty pictures, email them to me, Ruth Ann Vokac, email@example.com. I will share them here!
The bottom line is, come to the Commodore’s Dinner this Saturday, but make sure to RSVP!!
See you at the lake!!
These two regattas are each one-one-day races for which the winners take home a traveling trophy. There are typically multiple fleets (cabin boats, Flying Scots, and a mixed fleet) in both races—any sailboat is welcome!
For the Triangle Regatta Sunday, October 9, there will be a skipper's meeting at noon at the club's pavilion where the race committee will announce the location of the course and the race particulars based on weather reports and wind conditions. The race committee tries to schedule the start for the first of 3 or 4 races at 1:00 p.m. The race course is typically a triangle or a windward/leeward course. Traveling trophies — a one-design fleet trophy and a regatta winner trophy — will be awarded.
For the Distance Regatta, Saturday, October 15, the course is a loop about 11 nautical miles long and provides a very scenic round trip of Clinton Lake. There will be a skipper's meeting at noon at the CLSA pavilion. The race committee will determine race course details, which depend on weather conditions. The start of the race is scheduled for 1:00. A traveling winner's trophy will be awarded.
These two regattas have ended the CLSA sailing season for many years. When Clinton Lake opened in the early 80’s, our esteemed member, Francis Smith, owned a sailboat dealership in LeRoy, IL. In addition to other makes of sailboats, he sold Victoria 18’s, and a group of them competed in early CLSA races. Because of their prominence, the last two CLSA races of the season were named for them. I have not seen one of these beautiful boats at Clinton Lake for years, but we still celebrate their early contribution to our racing program!
This event, for members only, is the Board's thanks to the membership for a great sailing season.
Your participation in the races, moonlight sails, dock walks, potlucks, classes, work parties—all our events—
has contributed to a fantastic CLSA year, which we will celebrate!
Our Social Chair, Debbie Yeagle, has a delicious steak dinner planned. A vegetarian option will be provided.
This meal is provided at no charge to members by the CLSA board, so all you need to do is to RSVP.
(Steaks will be ordered only for those who RSVP!)
It might be cool outdoors: Dress for the weather!
CLSA always welcomes new members:
Join now, come to the Commodore’s Feast and Fall Banquet,
and retain membership all through the 2017 season!
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):
Please let me know if you have any questions,
309 662 5301 (home)
309 212 6136 (cell)
The FS Glow Regatta at Clinton Lake
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FS Fleet 135
Twenty-four Flying Scots participated in GlowII-2016!
Results are at http://www. regattanetwork.com/event/11305.
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
The Midwest Sail and Power Squadron and CLSA will combine activities on Saturday, September 17.
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.
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.
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