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CLSA 2016 Calendar
CLSA invites you to celebrate the July 4th holiday!
CLSA PavilionSaturday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.
Come join the party to celebrate our country's birthday!!
Join CLSA for a Potluck and Full Strawberry Moonlight Sail.
Saturday June 18
CLSA will have some tableware and refreshing lemonade and water.
Grills will be lit for cooking some dogs, brats or burgers. Bring something to cook.
Some generous folks will bring fried chicken-- First come, first served.
Bring a dish to share.
Sunset: 8:25 PM
Nautical Twilight: 9:40 PM
Moonset: 8:31 PM
The Full Strawberry Moon will be in the sky by the time the sunlight is gone. If there is any wind at all, it should be a beautiful night. If there isn't wind - more relaxation! Either way it should be a fantastic Full Strawberry Moon.
Come see it from the water!
Apologies for a delayed delivery of this month’s Windword. Being under the weather slowed down production! Never too late to read about wildly successful events, however, so enjoy this month’s good news and photos!
Come Sail With Us
Sailing in the Midwest?
Bring your family (and friends!) to Clinton Lake Sailing Association’s annual
Family Sailing Day, June 12, 1-3 p.m., and see what you are missing!!
· enjoy a day on beautiful Clinton Lake
· take a free sailboat ride
· meet other sailors
· learn about sailing
· enjoy some refreshments
Clinton Lake is located 35 miles from Bloomington/Normal. The CLSA pavilion is best reached from Route 10 south of the lake. Find White Pigeon/Marina road and drive north. Take the entrance to Clinton Lake Marina and look for our facility just north (to your right) of the marina grounds. Our GPS coordinates are 40.150259,-88.824037
Questions or RSVP to Gerry Christman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join the fun of small boat racing and hone your skills!
This small boat racing clinic will have four components:
Reserve a CLSA Fleet boat:
Showers are forecasted for our CLSA Summer Work Day tomorrow [June 4],so check your electronic devices before heading out to the lake in the morning. Our Harbor Master will let us know as soon as he decides.
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!
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