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CLSA 2016 Calendar
The early Summer Work Day is next Saturday, June 4th.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 ~
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.
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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