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  • Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" Invitational — Chris Wojnar CLSA's very own Eric Bussell, with veteran sailor Tom Yeagle as crew, won the very first Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" invitational on Sunday.  The competition included 11 boats, both from the Carlyle [CSA] sailing club and Clinton's CLSA. The conditions were absolutely stupendous as the clouds drifted away and 14 mph winds came in from the North West. Eric's father Rod Bussell and Dick Hansen ran the committee boat setting a W4 course that was Windward/Leeward twice around with a downwind finish. Competition was fierce but with wonderful sportsmanship and camaraderie between the clubs. Brian and Angie Hunt made a really neat traveling trophy for the overall team winners! [awarded to CLSA this time!]
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 4:52 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • Dinner and Dockwalk — Saturday, August 29 — 5:00 p.m. Please join CLSA on Saturday, August 29  for our Dock Walk. This is a chance to go to the docks and check out the cabin boat fleet, as well as socialize. Many times 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.Debbie Yeagle is our host for the evening.   Schedule of Activities  5pm - Dinner at the Salt Creek Restaurant (inside the Marina building) 6pm - Head to Dock 2 for the dock walk where appetizers and drinks will be shared.  There is a possibility of sailing if conditions are right. **We need you to confirm your attendance so the restaurant can prepare for us ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2015, 8:51 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • Venetian Night — Dinner and Moonlight Sail — Saturday, August 22 What:      CLSA Venetian NightCome decorate your sailboat with lights and fanciful themesOr view decorated boats at the sailboat dock                               Steaks cooked on the grill — $10/Steak                              Potluck Dinner at the CLSA Pavilion — Bring a dish to pass!                             Sail with a nearly full moon as your spirit moves you. When:    Saturday, August 22, 2015:  Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.                    Come early to decorate your boat!Where:  Dinner at the CLSA Pavilion at Clinton LakeEveryone is welcome!  The lake is great by night. It's fun to watch satellites and stars. Moon rise is 2:15 PM and set at 12:05 AM. Come join us!
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Dinner and Dock Walk August 28


CLSA 2015 Calendar

Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" Invitational — Chris Wojnar

posted Aug 24, 2015, 12:53 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 4:52 PM ]

CLSA's very own Eric Bussell, with veteran sailor Tom Yeagle as crew, won the very first Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" invitational on Sunday. 

The competition included 11 boats, both from the Carlyle [CSA] sailing club and Clinton's CLSA.

The conditions were absolutely stupendous as the clouds drifted away and 14 mph winds came in from the North West.

Eric's father Rod Bussell and Dick Hansen ran the committee boat setting a W4 course that was Windward/Leeward twice around with a downwind finish.

Competition was fierce but with wonderful sportsmanship and camaraderie between the clubs.

Brian and Angie Hunt made a really neat traveling trophy for the overall team winners! [awarded to CLSA this time!]

Dinner and Dockwalk — Saturday, August 29 — 5:00 p.m.

posted Aug 22, 2015, 8:51 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Please join CLSA on Saturday, August 29  for our Dock Walk. This is a chance to go to the docks and check out the cabin boat fleet, as well as socialize. Many times 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.

Debbie Yeagle is our host for the evening.  

Schedule of Activities 

5pm - Dinner at the Salt Creek Restaurant (inside the Marina building)

6pm - Head to Dock 2 for the dock walk where appetizers and drinks will be shared. 

There is a possibility of sailing if conditions are right.

**We need you to confirm your attendance so the restaurant can prepare for us. 

RSVP here! 

Venetian Night — Dinner and Moonlight Sail — Saturday, August 22

posted Aug 17, 2015, 7:51 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated by CLSA Sailing ]

What:      CLSA Venetian Night

Come decorate your sailboat with lights and fanciful themes
Or view decorated boats at the sailboat dock 

                              Steaks cooked on the grill  $10/Steak
                              Potluck Dinner at the CLSA Pavilion  Bring a dish to pass!

                             Sail with a nearly full moon as your spirit moves you. 

When:    Saturday, August 22, 2015:  Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
                    Come early to decorate your boat!

Where:  Dinner at the CLSA Pavilion at Clinton Lake

Everyone is welcome!  
The lake is great by night. It's fun to watch satellites and stars. Moon rise is 2:15 PM and set at 12:05 AM. 
Come join us!

15-08-22 Venetian Night


Flying Scot Fleet 135 Excels at Ephraim!

posted Aug 2, 2015, 10:55 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

In email from Rod Bussell:

FS Fleet 135 had a very successful weekend at the 110th Annual Ephraim Yacht Club Regatta in Wisconsin.  With 26 Scots competing in a very competitive fleet, Fleet 135 had three boats in the top four at the end of the first day. With weather canceling Sunday's racing this was also the final standings for the regatta.  Ben and Deb finished 2nd on Sophie, Frank Gerry finished 3rd on EVA and Eric and Chris finished fourth on Windtalker.  Congratulation, great sailing everybody!


Making CLSA Proud!!!!!!

August 1 CLSA Distance Race Report by Chris Wojnar

posted Aug 1, 2015, 7:20 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 7:26 PM ]

A well-organized staggered start sent five cabin boats to windward and toward the dam on the western side of Lake Clinton—it was a half distance—that finished downwind after participating boats rounded the westernmost buoys.   Wind was light—5 to 8 mph. Gerry Christman and son Phillip took first aboard "Synergy," a Capri 22.

Gerry and Phillip found new competition:  second place went to underrated skipper, Perry Biddle, aboard his "new" boat, a Balboa 26.  He and veteran sailor Bill Vokac (crewing at his side) (on his birthday!)  nearly beat the Capri 22!

 Rick Wojnar took third, Brian Hunt on StarWind 22 fourth, and Dick Hanson on "BlueChip" fifth.

It was a gorgeous day after the previous night’s highly successful "Moonlight Sail" celebrating the rare "Blue Moon" Friday night.

Dinner and Sailing under a Full Blue Moon -- Friday, July 31

posted Jul 27, 2015, 8:17 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 6:49 PM by CLSA Sailing ]

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Come for fellowship and the wonder of sailing under a Full Blue Moon.
Where: Salt Creek Restaurant and Bar, Clinton Lake Marina 
Host - Rick Langlois
6:00 p.m:  Meet at the Marina Salt Creek Restaurant and Bar to eat as a group. 
About 7:00 p.m.  Divide up and head out on the lake for the moonlight sail.  

 if you plan on joining the fun of the dinner and sail. 
We need to give the restaurant management some idea of what to expect.
 It will make it a better experience for all of us. 
We also need to know who will be  skippers  and who want to be passengers.

(Please note:  This event has been added to the original calendar)



15-07-31 Moonlight Sail


2015 July Windword

posted Jul 25, 2015, 7:36 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Enjoy The July Windword!
Best
Deb Aronson

July 12 CLSA Triangle Race Report by Chris Wojnar

posted Jul 12, 2015, 6:20 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

It was highly doubtful at first whether the eight boats registered were going to race. The skies were clearing but only patches of wind on the water could be seen.  After much high level discussion and doubtful debate, the committee boat set off from Toland's dock [recently ravaged by high water flooding] to set a W-4 course just west of the pavilion, far enough out to dodge the numerous motor boats gunning down the lake.

The committee boat continues evolving into quite the high tech boat  with a new electronic starting horn and sequencer that just requires the press of a button! First time race committee Harvey Young got to experience the new hardware, and he did a marvelous job setting an almost perfect windward /Leeward course with the help of Dick Hanson in unpredictable wind conditions. Despite all the forecasts for light wind out of the northwest, the actual wind was steady out of the south all day at about 8mph.

The first race was won by the ever-improving Eric Bussell despite being behind Ben Williams at the favored "pin-end" start and tacking ahead of the fleet. Chris Tesdal also did well in the first race right on the heels of Eric at the finish as he and recent bride Stephanie made it look easy. 

The second and third races were dominated by Ben and Deb as they showed their championship form finding the right side of the course and "covering" the fleet. Bill Vokac deserves special mention as he was right behind Ben throughout the last race after Bill got the best start of the day and beating three other Scots [he and his crew flew their Spinnaker perfectly]!

 Ben and Deb won the overall competition in the Scot fleet.  Synergy [Capri 22] skippered by Gerry Christman took first in the cabin boats with Joe Budden in second and Bryan and Angie Hunt third. The committee boat had its own excitement as the occupants on board, not paying attention to things around them, got repeatedly hit by large rolling waves created by nearby motored yachts, once lifting  the pontoon boat up and Chris Wojnar out of the reclining chair he was relaxing in, dumping him unceremoniously onto the floor of the committee boat.  Pictures may have been taken of that! -Stay tuned. . . .

Sailing Clinic & Laser, Banshee, and Sunfish Beer Can Race--Saturday, July 11, 2015

posted Jul 6, 2015, 7:08 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Jul 7, 2015, 7:53 AM ]

Come join the fun of small boat racing and hone your skills!
 
This small boat racing clinic will have four components:
·        12:00 Noon   How to set up the club's small boat fleet (Laser, Banshee and Sunfish)
·        12:30p  Short chalk talk about some of Greg Fisher's top 10 sailing tips! 
·        1:00p  Hold short races in the Wednesday night format
·        4:30p   Debriefing session following the racing and de-rigging

Reserve a CLSA Fleet boat here! CLSA Fleet Boats

Moonlight Sail — Date Changed to July 3rd

posted Jun 14, 2015, 5:53 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 8:32 PM by CLSA Sailing ]

Come for fellowship and the wonder
of sailing in the moonlight!

WhenFriday, July 3, 6pm – 10pmPlease note the date and time change from the original yearly schedule.  
WhereSalt Creek Restaurant and Bar, Clinton Lake Marina (map)
DescriptionHost - Debbie Yeagle 6:00 p.m: Meet at the Marina Salt Creek Restaurant and Bar to eat as a group. 
So that we can help Salt Creek Restaurant plan for us,if you plan to eat with the CLSA group, RSVP HERE!
About 7:00 p.m. Divide up and head out on the lake for the moonlight sail.  

15-07-03 Dinner and Moonlight Sail




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