This past Saturday initiated the CLSA racing season with the annual Windsurfing Regatta ..After many frustrating years of "not enough"wind the wind gods "smiled" and dropped the hammer huge 30 mile and hour gusts through the treelinesand made for quite the spectacle on a triangle course set up by race committee Jerry Christman.[incredible how Jerry was willing to "single hand" the committee boat in these conditions..amazing guy!].It took double anchors on all marks and the committee boat to hold them fast throughout the blustery afternoon as the tops of the waves whitecaps were blowing spray e
Hello Fellow Sailors,
This month's Windword includes a member profile for Rear Commodore Deb Aronson, write ups about the Spring Banquet and our latest workday (including photos), a call for a web master, information from Gerry Christman regarding racing at Clinton Lake, a calendar of upcoming club events, the CLSA Classifieds, and our monthly Commodore's column. Hope you enjoy the read!
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This month's Windword includes an article by member Rick Langlois entitled Epic 3000 rpm Nuclear Sailing, a member profile for Bryan Hunt, an article about the Flying Scot Midwinters in Florida, a chance at a free sailboat in the Classifieds section, and much more.
Oh, and don't forget: our Spring Banquet is this coming Sunday, April 14 at Jack's Cafe in LeRoy at 5:30 PM. See you there.
Don't let that foot of snow last week get you down! The crocuses are blooming, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. That means it’s time once again to join us for CLSA’s Annual Spring Banquet. This year the festivities will be held April 14 at Jack’s Café in LeRoy Illinois.
Socializing starts at 5:30, dinner will be served at 6:15.
The menu includes a choice of soup or salad, and a choice of fried chicken, 10-oz rib-eye steak, or salmon, served with potato, or vegetable stir-fry with rice.
It Won't Be Long Now,
Do not let the recent snowfall discourage you; Spring is on the way. Time to gear up for the coming sailing season at Clinton Lake. This month's Windword includes membership information, Chris Tesdal's commodore's report, a report on the Valley Forge Forage (with photos), Board meeting minutes, a Social Committee piece, a calendar of events for the upcoming sailing season, information on how to get free sailing charts from NOAA, and more!
From member Bill Vokac:
Following the America's Cup
To keep in touch with the America's Cup over the Winter months, I recommend three ways to stay informed:
1. Watch America's Cup Discovered
A weekly 30 minute program on America's Cup activity, personalities, boats and issues. Available on You Tube.
2. America's Cup Event Authority CEO Stephen Barclay posts regular commentary on his Twitter account at @stephenjbarclay
3. Check out www.americascup.com on a regular basis
One of the highlights of the winter season for sailors is Strictly Sail, which is held at Chicago's Navy Pier. This year Strictly Sail will occur from January 24-27, 2013. 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 bar.
Ahoy Fellow Sailors,
This month's Windword features a pictorial essay describing the dredging project at the sailboat basin, Chris Tesdal's story about serving as crew on a Tartan 10 in a Lake Michigan race, descriptions of the club's Dock Walk and Commodore's Dinner, as well as messages from commodore Deb Aronson and vice commodore Chris Tesdal. Up-to-date race results are also included. Photos accompany many of these stories. Check out the CLSA classifieds too!
If you have ever wondered what goes into running a sailboat race, here is a great opportunity to learn. More than half-a-dozen CLSA members are already planning on attending a US Sailing seminar on becoming a Principal Race Officer on November 10 in Indianapolis. Come join us!