CLSA Calendar

CLSA Fall Work Day -- October 18, 2014

Calling All Members to the CLSA 2014 Fall Banquet

posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:34 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:09 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

November 8

Ozark House, Bloomington

5 pm – Socializing and Check-in

6 pm – Dinner




Green Salad – Assorted Dressings

Baked Potato

Your Choice of One Entrée:

10 oz Ribeye Steak  ***  Half Slab Rib  ***  Broiled Chicken

Onion Crusted Salmon ***  Icelandic Cod 

Choice of Apple Cobbler or Brownie


 Schedule of Events


Commodore’s Welcome                  Golden Spigot Award

Treasurer’s Report             Annual CLSA Board Elections

Racing Recognition                      Passing of Board Flags

Season Trophy Awards                   Closing—Not the End

Bob Rundus, CLSA Lifetime Member, Dies

posted Oct 17, 2014, 1:37 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 6:23 PM ]

CLSA is saddened to learn of the death of one of our lifetime members:

"URBANA – Robert E. "Bob" Rundus, devoted husband, father, grandfather, mathematician, teacher, photographer, pilot and sailor, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014, at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, in the company of his loving family."

Many of us fondly remember Bob from his Champaign sailing business and his sailing with us at Clinton Lake.  

We send our sincere condolences to Eleanor and all the Rundus family. 

Come to CLSA Fall Work Day

posted Oct 12, 2014, 7:39 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 9:17 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

CLSA Fall Work Day, Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 – 9 am to 12 noon

            We have some major items to work on Sat morning – many hands make light work.

Details are in the October Windword.  Here is a summary of planned work:

·       Build boat rack roof (Materials provided.)  If this is work you can do, perhaps bring a favorite hammer or saw.

·       Paint flag pole and replace lines (Materials provided.)

·       Stack picnic tables

·       Cut lower branches from trees at the water line.  (Dick will bring chain saw and ladder.)

·       Cut dead trees by shed and restack wood pile (Chain saw needed.)

·       Ready committee boat for winter

2014 October Windword

posted Oct 12, 2014, 7:35 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Please find attached your October Windword. The most important things to know about are that the Fall Workday is this Saturday, October 18, and Dick Hanson, Harbormaster, has many jobs he'd like to get done. Check out his "to-do" list and get ready to lend a hand.
Secondly, the annual Fall banquet is Saturday, November 8. There won't be another newsletter between now and then, but you'll be reminded by email in a few weeks.

Okay, that's all for now!
Deb Aronson
Editor, Windword

Final Race and Dock Walk of the CLSA Season

posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:41 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 9:14 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

Sailors will race the Distance Vickie Cup, the final race of the CLSA season, at Clinton Lake on Saturday, October 11.
 (Skippers MeetingNoon at the CLSA Pavilion).

Around 4 p.m., Debbie Yeagle, Social Chair, will serve chili at the Pavilion to celebrate the season of racing:
All members welcome!
Bring a dish to share.

The final Dock Walk of the season will follow the chili about 5:00 p.m. Socialize with sailors on the docks by the Marina.

Come race  Come celebrate racing  —  Come enjoy CLSA fellowship!

14-10-11 Dock Walk

2014 September Windword

posted Sep 29, 2014, 8:46 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 11:13 AM by CLSA CLSA ]

Once again, in under the wire, here is your September Windword! Please enjoy!

Deb Aronson

Wanted: CLSA Members for the Commodore’s Feast!

posted Sep 25, 2014, 6:09 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 12, 2014, 8:16 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

The CLSA Board cordially invites you to the 2014 CLSA Commodore's Feast

CLSA Pavilion

Saturday October 4

6:00 – 9:00 pm

This event, for members only, is the Board's thanks to the membership for a great sailing season.   Your participation in the races, moonlight sails, dock walks, potlucks, classes, work parties—all our events-- has contributed to a fantastic CLSA year, which we will celebrate! 

Our Social Chair, Debbie Yeagle, has a delectable menu planned:  steaks, salad, potato casserole, her famous baked beans, and a decadent dessert, along with beer and hot cider!

This meal is provided by the CLSA board, so all you need to do is

CLSA always welcomes new members:  Join now, come to the Commodore’s Feast and Fall Banquet, and retain membership all through the 2015 season!  

14-10-04 Commodore's Feast

FS Fleet 135 Invites CLSA Members to the Glow in the Dark Regatta!

posted Sep 18, 2014, 7:08 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 9:34 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

Next weekend (September 26-28) is the annual Glow in the Dark regatta!

This year more than 20 boats from as far away as Maryland, Wisconsin and Tennessee will join us at Clinton Lake for the weekend. 

Of course everyone is welcome to come watch the sailing (and help us on the water, if you are interested), but 

I want to extend a specific invitation to CLSA Members to join us for our steak dinner Saturday night 

($15 at the door). 

We would love for our fellow Flying Scot members to meet our awesome CLSA members and share a night of fun, food and music. Last year several CLSA members did join us, and it doubled the enjoyment, from my perspective.

The fun will start around 5, with some music starting about 6 pm. We generally eat around 5:30 or so…

If anyone would like to join us, please RSVP to Deb Aronson debaronson@nasw.org so we can get an accurate head count. 

Questions? Email or call Deb at 217-344-8508.

Glow in the Dark Regatta —September 26-28

posted Sep 18, 2014, 6:56 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 9:40 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

Keeping with tradition, we will have a Friday night pot luck featuring Wisconsin beer/brats from our friends to the north. 

On Saturday, Flying Scot Fleet 135 will have a spectator boat and racing which will be followed by a steak dinner and live music.  

You can RSVP for the spectator boat and/or steak dinner on our registration form.   

Non-racers and prospective sailors/racers are welcome to come out and enjoy the fun atmosphere. 

25 Flying Scots Sail in the 2014 Glow!

Annual Laser Banshee Sunfish Regatta — September 20

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:32 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 7:34 PM ]


On Sept. 20, the annual CLSA Laser Banshee Sunfish  regatta will begin with the skipper's meeting at noon.
Racing will begin about 1:00.
It is a one design race on Lasers Banshee and Sunfish. 
The Lasers and Banshees will race scratch (no Handicap between them); the slower Sunfish will be scored using Portsmouth Handicap.

Club members who do not have their own Laser, Banshee or Sunfish can use one of the CLSA Fleet boats. 
Club boat reservations can be made on the CLSA website (see link below):

Please let me know if you have any questions, 
Gerry Christman
309 662 5301 (home)
309 212 6136 (cell)

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