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August 2014 Small Boat Clinic and Venetian Night

Sailing Clinic & Laser, Banshee, and Sunfish Beer Can Race

posted Aug 3, 2014, 9:36 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 3, 2014, 9:43 AM ]

Come join the fun of small boat racing and hone your skills!

This small boat racing clinic will have four components:

·        12:00 Noon   How to set up the club's small boat fleet (Laser, Banshee and Sunfish)

·        12:30 short chalk talk about starts

·        1:00 hold short races in the Wednesday night format

·        4:30   Debriefing session following the racing and de-rigging


If you have a small boat, please join us. 

If you don't have one and want to sail one of the club boats, please contact Gerry Christman by email.

Club boat assignment for this event will be made in order of reservation receipt.

 I think there will be a good turnout for this event.


Gerry Christman


Venetian Night & Moonlight Sail — August 9 — 6-9 p.m.

posted Aug 2, 2014, 6:26 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 6:49 PM ]

Saturday August 9, 2014, Clinton Lake Sailing Association is hosting Venetian night, an evening when sailboats are decorated with lights and fanciful themes and docked at our sailboat dock prior to an evening's moonlight sail. Please join us for a potluck and cookout followed by a nearly full moon sailing experience.

Decorate your boat or plan to sail with other sailors!  

The potluck and cookout begins at 6:00 PM and sailing follows as your spirit moves you.

CLSA will provide steaks at $10 per steak. 

Please send an RSVP to our Social Chair, Debbie Yeagle, by filling out the form below

Please bring a dish to pass!

In addition to Venetian Night, we are also holding a small boat sailing clinic from noon - 4pm.  for sailing lasers, banshees or sunfish.  Therefore, you could plan to enjoy a full day on the lake learning about small boat sailing, cooking out, and finally moonlight sailing.

The lake is great by night. It's fun to watch satellites and stars. Moon rise is 7:02 PM and set at 4:42 AM.

2014 July Windword

posted Jul 18, 2014, 8:42 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Greetings Fellow Sailors!

Please take a moment to enjoy your July issue of the Windword. The club has been very very active, with huge attendance at last week's moonlight sail and many, many racing activities since the last Windword.

I would have added more photos, but I've been too busy sailing myself!



Moonlight Sail — July 12

posted Jul 7, 2014, 8:25 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 6:35 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

Come join sailors of CLSA at the Salt Creek Restaurant & Bar located at Clinton Lake Marina at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and visiting.  

Around 7:00 pm, we will head out for a sail under a full moon on beautiful Clinton Lake.  Those with boats will be matched with people who want to to hitch a ride.  

Can't come for dinner?  Show up at the marina restaurant a few minutes before 7:00!

Night sailing is special:  A calm comes to the lake, an gentle evening breeze picks up, the stars come out, and sailboats ghost along.  You can hear the clanking of the rigging, see the sparkle on the water, and feel a peace not present during the day.  

Everyone is welcome!  We hope to see YOU there!

14-06-12 Moonlight Sail

2014 June Windword

posted Jun 12, 2014, 10:05 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Please enjoy the June issue of the Windword. 

And remember to join us Saturday for Family Day 
and Sunday for the triangle race!

Youth and Family Sailing Day—June 14, 1-3 p.m.

posted Jun 10, 2014, 5:39 PM by CLSA CLSA   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 6:10 PM ]

Come Sail Clinton Lake!

Members: Bring your family and friends to Clinton Lake Sailing Association's annual 
Youth and Family Sailing Day.
 June 14 from 1-3 p.m.

Guests: Find a CLSA member at the CLSA Pavilion.  Take the entrance to Clinton Lake Marina and look for our facility just north (to your right) of the marina grounds.  

  • Enjoy a day on beautiful Clinton Lake
  • Take a free sailboat ride
  • Meet other sailors
  • Learn about sailing
  • Enjoy some refreshments

June 7: Distance Race — Potluck — Moonlight Sail

posted Jun 2, 2014, 8:22 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 10:09 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

CLSA Events  -  Saturday, June 7

Distance Race at Noon: 
CLSA will hold a skipper's meeting at noon at the club's pavilion where the race committee will announce the course and direction of the race based on weather and wind conditions. The start of the race is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will probably will include cabin boats, Flying Scots and a mixed fleet.  

Potluck at 5:00 pm:
Members and guests are encouraged to gather at the CLSA pavilion--a grill for cooking will be fired up. Bring meat to cook and a dish to pass.

Moonlight Sail follows Potluck:
Around 6 pm, sailors will 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 join us for all (or some) of these fun summer events!

2014 May Windword

posted May 22, 2014, 7:10 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 27, 2014, 10:22 PM by CLSA CLSA ]

Here is the May Windword. Please enjoy!!

And remember that this weekend is the Captain Morgan Regatta!  (Details in post below.)

Captain Morgan Regatta this Weekend!!!

posted May 19, 2014, 6:36 PM by CLSA CLSA   [ updated May 19, 2014, 6:52 PM ]

2014 Captain Morgan Regatta Schedule:

The regatta is a 2 day regatta. The distance, full or half, will be determined by the race committee and wind conditions.

Friday, May 23:

6-9 pm        Kickoff party at Lunker's in Normal, IL

Saturday, May 24:

12pm         Skipper's meeting at the CLSA pavilion

1pm           Start of the first race

5 pm          Results onshore

Sunday, May 25:

10:30am   Captain Morgan Brunch
                 RSVP Here

12pm        Skippers meeting

1pm          Start of second race

5pm          Final results and Celebration

2014 April Windword

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:11 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 6:53 PM ]

Greetings All!

Here is the latest edition of the CLSA Windword. I will draw your attention particularly to this weekend's spring workday, during which we unwrap the club and get ready for sailing season. The morning's activities are topped off by a yummy hot lunch. Please bring a dessert!! 

Also, make sure to read all about our very successful spring banquet and silent auction. It was a fun time!!

Deb Aronson
Windword editor

P.S.  I will also mention to those of you receiving this newsletter who have not yet renewed, please do so at your soonest convenience!!

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