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2015 - CLSA Open House Pictures by Angie Hunt
CLSA 2015 Calendar
CLSA 2015 Calendar
Memorial Day Weekend always brings the CLSA Captain Morgan Regatta, a series of distance races and social events.
Friday, May 22 6:00 p.m. Food and Tall Tales Lunker's, 104 S. Linden St, Normal, IL (Best Fish Sandwiches ANY WHERE!) Lunker's Facebook Page.
Saturday, May 23, Noon. Skippers' Meeting. All racers welcome!
Sunday, May 24, 10:00 am. Captain Morgan Brunch provided by CLSA. All racers and all CLSA members welcome!! RSVP Here.
Sunday, May 24, Noon. Distance races continue.
Come to race . . . Come to eat . . . Come to socialize!
CLSA sailors will hold an OPEN HOUSE
at the CLSA Pavilion at the Clinton Lake Marina
Saturday, May 16 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!
This Saturday CLSA conducted the annual spring invitational for enthusiastic central Illinois Windsurfers.
It was a beautiful day with temps. in 70's [water temp still cool] and included the inaugural use of CLSA's "new" Committee boat, which has been refurbished inside and out: a new mast and rigging and finished off in beautiful blue paint! [Kudos to Dick Hansen for his labors!]
Chris Wojnar and Michelle Moyer committeed the races, setting up a triangle course off the point due west of the pavilion. Winds were fairly steady at 10 to 12 mph.
Four races were run, and by the end most participants had had enough and were exhausted.
The first three places received awards for their efforts: first place went to Richard Wojnar, second went to Hugh Robertson, and third to Ken Moyer.
The highlights in the first race were Hugh Robertson out gunning Rick W. with a great start and out pointing everyone to windward and winning. The third race was the most exciting as the winds picked up, and after rounding the windward mark, the racers went screaming off wind, "planing" [a way sailors are able to skim over the top of the water] while reaching to the "Jibe" mark with Ken Moyer in the lead, presumably with the race in hand, but after rounding the mark, he took a deeper angle to the downwind mark while Hugh R. and Rick W. stayed further upwind and got the inside track. When they reached the "leeward" mark, Rick was able to get just inside everyone because of greater speed and head upwind to the finish and victory.
Eileen Westervelt was out to observe the races in her MC Scow often looking good "planing" off wind while her husband Jim Westervelt was working hard, participating in the races!
It was a wonderful spring day at Lake Clinton and start to the racing season!
Are you ready to buy a sailboat?
Or do you have a boat or pieces and parts to sell?
CLSA Classified Ads are posted under the News Tab of this website (http://www.clsasailing.org/news-1/classified-ads).
To get an ad posted, send specifics in an email to Ruth Ann Vokac, email@example.com.
Also, Deb Aronson puts members' Classified Ads in the Windwords. Send specifics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you request, after posting your ad on clsasailing.org, Ruth Ann will send it to Deb.
In addition to these two places to advertise sailing paraphernalia, consider a post on the CLSA Sailing Forum (an opt in Google group). If you aren't currently a member of this group, email Rick Langlois, email@example.com and request an invite.
As you spring clean, help out other sailors by offering for sale some of your unneeded boats or gear!
CLSA Members and Friends,
Please join other sailing enthusiasts
at the Clinton Lake Sailing Association Pavilion April 25 from 9 am to 12:30 pm
to ready our sailing area for the summer activities.
Dick Hanson, our harbormaster, will suggest tasks for everyone:
CLSA Boats – assemble dollies, pump up tires, clean out boats, hoist mast on Ray Green, check lines, sails, rudders, dagger boards, hull stickers? Hanson will bring compressed air tank for low tires. Need rags to clean off Ray Green, new cover for summer?
Pavilion – reset tables for use, wet rag wipe off tops and benches, clean chalk board, clean up store room. Yeagles have donated two 5’ benches – where to put them?
Dock – clean off with bucket of water, broom if needed. Leave bolts in post tops till after the spring rains. I will investigate the low west end when I work on the dock this summer.
Boat Launch Ramp – clean off debris, move rock from pile onto sandy portion of ramp. Hanson will bring a wheel borrow, shovels, garden rake.
Beach – pick up, saw long log into pieces for fire wood. Chain saw some brush along waters edge west of large trees.
Mast Raising Pole – check knots and inspect line for any small damage. Hang weight to test (need 2 heavy persons to stand on a tied loop).
Committee Boat – boat will be in the slip with repaired roof - clean out cabinet, put life preservers onboard, flags, 2 chairs, get ready to use. Make reminder sign for boat operator to ALWAYS raise the motor after use – to keep moss from forming on lower unit!!!
Shed – sweep out inside, check on race buoys and air pump. “Evaluate items to throw out. Install new larger pulley on line under the roof to raise race buoys – Hanson.
Road – fill in depressions so water doesn’t puddle – use pea gravel from east piles.
Grounds – rake leaves away from pavilion, level ground where the firewood previously was stacked – plant grass seed and put fence around new grass seed area, pick up branches, clean up fire pit, chain saw small trees next to evergreens. Hanson will bring chain saw, grass seed, garden rake, leaf rake. How to water grass to get it started?? Restack firewood.
Lawn Mowers – change oil, sharpen blades, get fresh gas, gas mix for weed whacker, get more string for weed whacker. Hanson will bring new gas, string.
Lake Side Bench – use wheel borrow to move pea gravel to fill in low, wet path. Paint bench.
Sign Post at the Bottom of Hill – use post-hole digger to reinstall existing post and sign. Hanson will bring a digger.
Cooking Grill – clean out old ashes, try out new canopy over grill – Hanson will bring.
Flag Pole – Last spring a good RUST-OLEUM paint was put on for a good base coat. Next a good finish enamel coat is needed. Bryan will bring ladders and paint.
SeaTow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station – If available - install next to marina launch ramp. Dig a hole and install. Put extra life preservers in overhead of shed.
Tree over Pavilion Roof – Take it down now? We need to be planting replacement trees. Where can we get some cheap 6’ trees?
While Dick will bring most tools and supplies necessary for jobs,
please bring some of the following: cleaning materials, a bucket, broom, materials for making a small sign,
and anything else you would like to accomplish one of the tasks above.
Around noon , Debbie Yeagle will serve her famous, delicious homemade soup.
Please bring a veggie relish tray, fruit bowl, crackers and or chips, cookies or brownies, and any drinks you want.
Debbie will provide sugar-free lemonade and water.
Instead of a dish for lunch, Debbie suggested someone might want to bring some donut holes and coffee for the morning start.
If you know what you are going to bring a day or so ahead, email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Deb Aronson has published the April Windword. Read all about CLSA activities, members' projects, sailing in San Francisco, our Social Chairman's tribute to the board members, the Sea Tow Foundation Grant, and Boats for sale--and more!
The newsletter is attached.
CLSA Members and Friends of CLSA,
This year the Spring Banquet will be at Teddy Buchmen’s in LeRoy, IL. on April 12, starting at 5 p.m.
Directions at https://www.facebook.com/teddy.buckmens.
The schedule of events is as follows:
For anyone not familiar with this custom, we bring and donate used or new sailing items or nautical-themed things to be auctioned off. The proceeds go to CLSA. It's always fun to see what people bring in!
Please come to the Spring Meeting for a wonderful way to kick it off!
CLSA celebrates Plimsoll Day on Saturday, March 21 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Meet at the CLSA Pavilion.
— Bring a hearty snack, such as chips and salsa or dip, cookies, brownies or other munchies, veggies, humus, etc. to share.
— Debbie will bring her famous, delicious soup! She has even offered to take suggestions for the type of soup she cooks: if you have a favorite, email Debbie at email@example.com.
— Also bring an old pair of socks. Yep..... You read it right! .... Socks! It's a sailor's custom to start off the season by having a sock burning for good luck.
(Ever wonder about the origin of Plimsoll Day or the origin of sailors’ burning socks? Google both to find the answers and share them with us on March 21!)
Looking forward to seeing lots of sailors at the lake!
Thanks to Deb Aronson, the March 2015 Windward has been published. Find it as a file attached to this post.
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