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CLSA 2016 Calendar
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!
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 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!!
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 email@example.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.
Flying Scot 135 Fleet Captain
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)
Cost: $25, each Drinks will be billed separately.
Activities: Silent auction, door prizes & raffles
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!
CLSA is saddened this week to learn of the deaths of two members.
We send our sincere condolences to the Trent and Dempsay families.
Plimsoll Day and Rites of Spring
Saturday, March 19 1-3 p.m.
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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