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  • Spring Workday Postponed until Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. 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 ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 10:44 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • CLSA's Annual Windsurf Regatta — Saturday May 7. CLSA's Annual Windsurf regatta will be on Saturday May 7It 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.
    Posted Apr 28, 2016, 7:42 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • April 2016 Windword 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 AronsonWindword Editor
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 9:05 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • Mix 94.5 Podcast Highlights CLSA! 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 RadioCheck out Eric and Deb's podcast!What a super job highlighting CLSA, Eric and Deb!!Specific details about the open house will be posted soon!
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:24 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
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Spring Work Day


CLSA 2016 Calendar

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!

CLSA Spring Work Day, Sunday, May 1 — 1 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

posted Apr 25, 2016, 2:30 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Apr 30, 2016, 6:25 AM by CLSA Sailing ]

  1. CLSA Members and Friends,

Please join other sailing enthusiasts at the Clinton Lake Sailing Association Pavilion 
The Rain Date is in effect. New Work Day schedule is Sunday May 1 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
to ready our sailing area for the summer activities.  
Watch your email for updates

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!  


Around noon , 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.  

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 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!!

Flying Scot Fleet 135 Wants You to Race!

posted Apr 25, 2016, 2:10 PM by CLSA Sailing

Hello CLSA members and friends, 

 

At CLSAsailing.org, you will find many opportunities for you to sail with experienced Flying Scot racers.  Just look at the all the days on the calendar marked “FS Racing.”

 

            Or check this list:

 

Sunday: May 1, May 15, July 10, July 24, Aug 28

 

 

Wednesday: May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, Aug 3 Aug `10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21

 

 

Flying Scot Fleet 135 racing days are designed to help coach and develop sailors.   We set up a short course in front the CLSA dock and will run as many quick races as time allows, giving everyone more opportunities to practice starts and develop their sailing skills around other boats.   We do not keep score and these races do not count towards any of the club trophies.   The focus is on having fun and helping each other sail faster.   After the racing, we always look forward to snacks, cold beverages, and great camaraderie.  

 

RSVP is required.  If you are interested in joining us for an event, please email our race coordinator Rod Bussell at rodbussell@mac.com.  You will be paired up with a boat captain and should report to the club at least one hour before the racing begins.  

 

Prospective and current club members are encouraged to join us!

 

Wednesday -  Report to CLSA Pavilion at 5pm, racing starts at 6pm.  

 

Sunday -  Report to CLSA Pavilion at 12pm, racing starts at 1pm.

 

Christopher Tesdal

Flying Scot 135 Fleet Captain

CLSA’s 2016 Annual Spring Banquet

posted Apr 8, 2016, 4:10 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 8:29 PM ]

Ahoy, all East Central Illinois Sailors,

CLSA’s 2016 spring sailing activity continues with the annual Spring Banquet:

 

When:   Sunday, April 17, 2016   Hospitality Hour at 5 pm.   Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  LeRoy Country Club, (Located 1 mile East of LeRoy on U.S. Route 150) 

27307 US Highway 150, LeRoy, IL 61752 

Phone 309.962.3421                           

Menu: 
·         16 oz. Ribeye
·         Chicken Breast, Stuffed
·         Pan Seared Salmon w/Herb Butter Sauce
·         Vegetarian Pasta  

Cost:   $25, each    Drinks will be billed separately. 

Activities:     Silent auction, door prizes & raffles

  Club History Presentation – Dave Toland

                               

The silent auction is a CLSA fundraiser.

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! 


  

The CLSA Board is looking forward to a great sailing season! 

Please come to the Spring Banquet for a wonderful way to kick it off! 

Deaths of Two CLSA Members

posted Apr 8, 2016, 8:23 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

CLSA is saddened this week to learn of the deaths of two members.

Jim Trent, who sailed with CLSA in its early days, passed away April 3.   He and his wife Doris moved to Texas a few years ago.

Pastor Randy Dempsay, a recent CLSA member, passed away April 6.  He is survived by his wife Deana.  His obituary is in today's The News-Gazette.

We send our sincere condolences to the Trent and Dempsay families.   


CLSA Spring Work in Progress!

posted Mar 17, 2016, 8:48 AM by CLSA Sailing   [ updated Mar 17, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

Planning and work are underway for CLSA improvements!

Building a bridge






    



 





Plimsoll Day and Rites of Spring -- Details Finalized

posted Mar 14, 2016, 3:24 PM by CLSA Sailing

 Plimsoll Day and Rites of Spring
Saturday, March 19  1-3 p.m.
CLSA Pavilion
 
We hope you will join other sailors Saturday, March 19, to celebrate Plimsoll Day and enjoy spring at Clinton Lake!

Please bring a dish to share, drink of your choice,  and meat to cook on the grill, if you wish.
Also bring or wear a pair of winter socks to burn!
 
We will salute Samuel Plimsoll, who advocated in the English parliament for an Unseaworthy Ships Bill, passed in 1876, that required a mark be present on a ship’s hull to indicate the waterline at which maximum cargo capacity was reached for the vessel.  His efforts are credited for saving lives of many sailors! 

We also will celebrate another, much newer sailing tradition begun by Bob Turner, an Annapolis boat builder, who in the spring of 1978 was especially tired of winter and his winter socks. According to baltimoremagazine.net, one day near the start of spring, "after work, Turner invited his fellow employees at Proctor Masts USA outside, cracked some Budweisers, and lit his socks on fire."

After we eat, we will gather around the CLSA fire pit, take our winter socks (preferably with a beer in one hand), drop them into the fire, and welcome the Sailing Season 2016!

Please come celebrate spring with CLSA!

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