Clinton Lake Sailing Club will meet at the CLSA Pavilion April 26 from 9 am to 12:30 pm to ready our sailing area for the summer activities.
Dick Hansen, our harbormaster, will suggest tasks for everyone.
Around 11:30a, Deb Yeagle will have homemade soup and a cheese plate for workers to eat. Bring a salad or dessert to share.
We will work, talk a bit, eat and have fun! Come join us!!
Greetings fellow sailors!
The snow is gone, the skies are brighter - at least in the mornings - and it's time for your first 2014 Windword! Highlights include the upcoming April 12 banquet. Come join us, share our excitement and anticipation for the coming sailing season and catch up with people you haven't seen or spoken with through the long, dark winter!!
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Hello CLSA Friends & Family,
It's only two weeks until our Spring Banquet & the start of our 2014
sailing season. This year the Spring Banquet will again be held at Jack's Cafe on April 12, 2014
in LeRoy, IL. The schedule of events is as follows:
-"Hospitality" from 5:30PM -
-Dinner at 6:15PM Menu will be Soup or Salad, your
choice of one entree, with potato included.
10oz. Ribeye Steak
Vegetable Stir Fry w/Rice
will include a short presentation by Gerry Christman about the Power Squadron,
its purpose, 100th anniversary &
how to join. He will keep his presentation short as we will have raffle &
auction results to announce.
Remarks by our Commodore Tom Yeagle
As your Social Committee person, I am really looking forward
to a great season at Clinton Lake & especially looking forward to seeing
many of you at the Spring Banquet. And back by popular demand will be our
Silent Auction this year. Yes, It's back!
For anyone not familiar with this custom, we bring &
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 & I'm usually pretty impressed with everyone's generosity. This year, I
have collected some nice things that will appeal to the ladies in the group, as
I want to make sure there is something for everyone. Please, please bring
things of quality, as we want to make money for the club & it's a lot
more fun to bid on things people want & need. Bring your checkbooks, piggy
banks, cold hard cash & a great big heart to help this year's auction be a
success. I'm counting on you. :)
We will also have a raffle for a beautiful 31"x25"
framed sailing print, that Tom & I are donating to help raise money. Raffle
tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Don't miss this opportunity
to possibly take home a real treasure.
Even though no one likes to talk about money, the bottom line is that we
money to run this club. Things like insurance costs, pavilion &
upkeep, racing & social events cost money. The money raised by the
& raffles goes directly towards those things, & I promise you,
Board of Directors is no different than the ones before it, in that we
carefully weigh each financial cost & try very hard to make wise
decisions. By attending the Spring Banquet, a portion of your meal
goes directly into the bank to help insure that we have the programs,
racing & social events our group both enjoys & expects. Please
have a great meal and good fellowship with us. Just fill out the form
below to tell us how many of you will be attending the 2014 Spring
I'm looking forward to a wonderful evening with you. Can't
wait to get this party started! Thanks for ALL your help. I know we're going to
have a great year!
*** Sincerely, Debbie Yeagle
Please join us for the annual Samuel Plimsoll day at Clinton Lake. Plan to meet at 2:00 pm on Saturday 3/15/14 at the fire ring by Doc 4.
We will have a fire going, appropriate for your sock burning, WE are also planning a Scavenger Hunt for valuable treasure.
Hotdogs and chips will be available to be roasted on the fire (Socks will provide a unique flavor) and a warm beverage will also be available. Please bring your own favorite beverages also.
There are some picnic tables in the area, but you may want to consider bringing a chair also. The weather is predicted to be great 47°F and partly cloudy NO Rain NO Snow.
Hope to see everyone there as we get ready for another sailing season on Clinton Lake.
Bryan and Angie Hunt
I must inform you with great regret
that the Valley Forge Forage has been cancelled for 2014.
Due to the substantial snowfall today and anticipated snowfall tomorrow
as well as temperatures in the teens, conditions are less than ideal for
this outing. I apologize for any inconvenience, but hope
that you can make other
plans to enjoy the President's day weekend!
2014 CLSA Rear Commodore
Bill Vokac made a trip to Clinton Lake today and was rewarded by seeing CLSA club members, including Jim Westervelt, enjoying the hard water. Here are some pictures:
Here are two videos of the boats sailing:
One of the highlights of the winter season in the Midwest for sailors is Strictly Sail, which is held at Chicago's Navy Pier.
This year Strictly Sail will occur from January 23-26, 2014. Strictly sail
is an opportunity to check out the new boat designs builders have
developed, see the new gear that is available, attend conferences on sailing,
and enjoy Chicago. Tickets are $12/day on Thursday and Friday, $15/day
on Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively you can get an event pass for $75
which includes other perks such as access to a lounge, WIFI, and cash
The November Windword contains racing results for the season, some advice on PDFs, notes from the editor and the membership chair, a list of new officers and committee chairs, photos from the Fall Banquet, and more!
Click the link below to see the November Windword.
Watch your email for some upcoming Winter CLSA events...
Have a good holiday season!
The Fall Banquet is coming up on November 9, 2013!
Please join us for our annual Fall Banquet on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Our social hour begins at 5:00 PM, with dinner to follow at 6:00 PM.
This year's banquet will be held in Bloomington, IL at the Ozark House, 704 McGregor St, Bloomington, IL 61701.
The restaurant is on the South side of Bloomington.
The menu will feature a 10 oz. ribeye, half slab of ribs, broiled chicken, onion crusted salmon, or Icelandic cod, and a choice of apple cobbler or brownie for dessert, all for $25.00 per person. A full cash bar is also available for those who wish to enjoy it.
Reservations are now being accepted by emailing:
In order for the restaurant to fully accommodate our group, reservations are strongly suggested.
On this night we will --
- remember the 2013 racing season with awards
- install our new CLSA Board members
- announce the winner of our Photo Contest and award the prize
- conduct the Passing of the Flags Ceremony to honor both our outgoing and our incoming Board members
Come enjoy good food and fellowship with our sailing family. We look forward to seeing you there!
2013 CLSA Commodore
We found in our car a yellow life vest and a baseball hat that are not ours. They appeared after the Glow regatta. The hat says "Dirty Harry" on it. If you know who the owner might be, please contact me!