LYC Happenings Update

24 May

First, thanks to Steve Wegener for sealing the docks!!!


Second, tonight is the alternate Tuesday in support of LYSS.  On the menu is Great Lakes Salmon bites, french fries and coleslaw for a donation of $10.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  This also will occur every other Tuesday throughout the season.


Third, from your Race Committee and Committee Chair Tim Tibbits:
LYC friends,After a long and dismal winter I am excited for the start of the 2022 sailing season.We have a full season of activities planned this year along with an exciting improvement project planned.First the racing:Our Thursday Night Beer can series will start on June 2nd. We will follow the same format and scoring system as in years past. 

  • Scoring explained:
    • Race order of finish will be determined using LMPHRF handicap method.
    • Season will consist of 15 races
    • Bloomer Cup and Chieftain cup will count as 2 of the races
    • Scoring will be low to high in finish order.
    • We will allow 4 races to be discarded from scoring. *This may be adjusted depending on how many races are cancelled.
    • DNS boats will receive a score of number of boats started +2
    • DNF boats will receive a score of number of boats started +1
  • It is strongly recommended that all participants in the Thursday races possess a valid PHRF certificate. 
  • A PHRF certificate will be required for participation in the Bloomer and Chieftain Cup races. This requirement may be waived by approval of the race committee.
    • Getting a certificate is a fairly simple and inexpensive online process. We have a number of members who will be more than willing to help fill out your forms.
  • For our non-nautical members we would love to find volunteers to assist with recording start and finish times from the pierhead. Contact Tim Tibbits for details.

The Bloomer Cup will take place on our traditional date of the Saturday following Labor Day (9/10/2022) with all the fanfare, great dinner and entertainment to follow.The Chieftain Cup (Pentwater Yacht Club) race is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of August 5-6. We had great participation in this race last year and looking for even more members to join this year. We are also looking at additional opportunities to partner with our friends from the south. 
Temporary Race Marks

  • The race committee is actively pursuing adding two temporary race marks. The marks will be placed approximately 1.5 miles to the south and 1.5 miles to the north of the pierhead. Adding these two marks will greatly increase our flexibility of course setting and add some much needed variety to our races. 

Upcoming Events at LYC

23 May

Tuesday May 24 is the alternate Tuesday in support of LYSS.  On the menu is Great Lakes Salmon bites, french fries and coleslaw for a donation of $10.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  This also will occur every other Tuesday throughout the season.

Friday, May 27 is Cocktails at the Club once again beginning around 5:30 p.m. until ?.  Bring an appetizer if you wish and see who shows up.

Tuesday, May 31FERGBURGS in support of the Ludington Youth Sailing School (LYSS).  Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  For a $10 donation, you receive the best burger in town (grilled onions & cheese if you desire) along with a choice of 2 sides.  Fergburgs will occur every other Tuesday throughout the 2022 season.  Had a great turnout last Tuesday…thanks for the photos (and help) Andy Klevorn.  Jill Kaines, thanks for keeping the orders straight and to Jim McGee for taking the orders and money.  Of course, kudos to the burgermeister, Gary Ferguson!

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Saturday June 4:

Mexican Dinner hosted by Mark & Patty Otto with assistance from Diane Nemitz, Kathy Grossenbacher, Tom & Sally Hendricks, and Ted Towl

.  Social gathering at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.Menu to include:  

Chicken or Steak Wet Burritos with sour cream and salsa, Rice, Refried Beans,Salad with French or Ranch Dressing, Brownies (spiced with chili and cinnamon-a traditional Mexican favorite), and Ice Cream – of course!   All for the inflation busting price of $10 per person cash or punch!

Margaritas will be the special drink of the evening (maybe toss in a few Palomas too).Please call or text Sandy Gomez at (231) 690-6224 to make a reservation. Reservations will close at the end of the day Wednesday June 1
Tuesday June 7:General Membership Meeting (convenes at 7:30 p.m.) and alternate Tuesday LYSS fundraiser.  Great Lakes Salmon bites, french fries and coleslaw for a donation of $10.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday June 11:  Swiss Steak Dinner hosted by Denny & Luci and Mom Lavis!  Social gathering at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.  Menu to include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, candied carrots, fennel & chopped apple salad, rolls, dessert (surprise 95th birthday cake for Mom).  This will be a $15 per person event, cash or punch combination.  Again, please call or text Sandy Gomez at (231) 690-6224 to make a reservation.  Reservations will close at the end of the day Wednesday June 8

Friday June 17:  “Kick of the Summer Cocktail Party”. A Social Committee sponsored event to benefit Mark Boone’s “Ludington Schools Youth Resource Center”.  More to come!

Thank you Tom & Gail Blackburn for the donation of a new grill!  Much appreciated.

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The 2022 Membership Directory is available.  Please let me know if (when) you find errors so Denny can make corrections!

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