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  • Independence Day Potluck and Raft-Up — Saturday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.  CLSA invites you to celebrate the July 4th holiday!  CLSA PavilionSaturday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.Deb Aronson, hostessPotluck:Bring meat to cook on the grill and a dish to pass.  Water and lemonade will be furnishedRaft-Up:The potluck will be followed by a raft-up.  You can use your boat or hitch a ride on one going out!  Please let us know if you are coming!        RSVP HERECome join the party to celebrate our country's birthday!!
    Posted Jun 25, 2016, 2:02 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • Full Strawberry Moonlight Sail — Saturday, June 18 — 5:00 p.m. Join CLSA for a Potluck and Full Strawberry Moonlight Sail.Saturday June 18 PotLuck supper: 5:00PM to launch time.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 PMNautical Twilight: 9:40 PMMoonset: 8:31 PMThe 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 ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2016, 5:02 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac
  • June 2016 Windword 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!Deb AronsonWindword Editor
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 3:49 PM by CLSA Sailing
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June 5 CLSA Triangle Race


CLSA 2016 Calendar

Independence Day Potluck and Raft-Up — Saturday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.

posted Jun 25, 2016, 2:02 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

 CLSA invites you to celebrate the July 4th holiday!  

CLSA Pavilion
Saturday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.
Deb Aronson, hostess

Potluck:
Bring meat to cook on the grill and a dish to pass.  Water and lemonade will be furnished

Raft-Up:
The potluck will be followed by a raft-up.  You can use your boat or hitch a ride on one going out!  

Please let us know if you are coming!        RSVP HERE

Come join the party to celebrate our country's birthday!!

Full Strawberry Moonlight Sail — Saturday, June 18 — 5:00 p.m.

posted Jun 16, 2016, 5:02 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

Join CLSA for a Potluck and Full Strawberry Moonlight Sail.

Saturday June 18 

PotLuck supper: 5:00PM to launch time.

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! 




June 2016 Windword

posted Jun 8, 2016, 3:49 PM by CLSA Sailing

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!

Deb Aronson
Windword Editor

Family Sailing Day

posted Jun 7, 2016, 6:10 PM by CLSA Sailing   [ updated Jun 7, 2016, 6:17 PM ]

Come Sail With Us

Sailing in the Midwest?

We Are Not Kidding!

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!!

 Come:

·     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: christmanz@hotmail.com

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

posted Jun 7, 2016, 5:51 PM by CLSA Sailing

12:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016
 
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)
  • 12:30p  Short chalk talk about some of David Dallenbaugh sailing basics. 
  • 1:00p    Hold short races in the Wednesday night format
  •  4:30p   Debriefing session following the racing and de-rigging

 
Reserve a CLSA Fleet boat: 

Check Electronic Devices Morning of June 4 Before Heading To Lake!

posted Jun 3, 2016, 2:59 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac

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.

Summer Work Day —June 4

posted May 30, 2016, 8:41 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 30, 2016, 4:10 PM ]

The early Summer Work Day is next Saturday, June 4th


We will gather at the CLSA Pavilion at 9 a.m.  

If there is a task you sometimes do for workdays, think about tools/supplies you might want to bring.  

Communal food is always appreciated!!

Or, bring your own snacks, if you wish, and for those who want to,  we can go for lunch. Perhaps Ted's Garage or The Country Store in DeWitt. 



Captain Morgan Regatta—Great Turnout and Weather by Chris Wojnar

posted May 30, 2016, 8:23 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

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.

2016 Captain Morgan Regatta Planned May 27 - May 29

posted May 22, 2016, 11:02 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 22, 2016, 11:13 AM ]

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.   

2016 Schedule


Friday, May 27

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


Saturday, May 28 

12pm         Skipper's meeting at the CLSA pavilion

1pm           Start of the first race

Sunday, May 29

10:30am   Captain Morgan Brunch

                All CLSA Members and Racers Welcome!

                 Please RSVP for the Breakfast so CLSA has plenty of food!

                  RSVP Here!


12pm        Skippers meeting

1pm          Start of second race

5pm          Final results and Celebration

First 2016 Moonlight Sail — Saturday, May 21

posted May 18, 2016, 6:43 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated May 18, 2016, 6:55 PM by CLSA Sailing ]

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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