Work Crew at LYC Friday

21 Jul

 

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Happy Crew on Poppy T

21 Jul

This week at LYC

21 Jul

Tuesday July 23 is Fergburgs in support of LYSS. The grill is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $6 per burger. Bring a dish to share if you like.

MEXICAN DINNER! Friday July 26. Social at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Sandy by phone or text (231-690-6224) by Wednesday July 24. At this point, RSVP’s are very light…we need more interest in the next few days for this event to be held!!

Thanks to a great work crew on Friday. Headed up by construction foreman Gary Ferguson, the crew of Scott Hultman, Jim Webster, Dave Golder, Dick Hubbard, Ken Wierenga, Gail Kretchman, Don Cochran, Alex Zaydel, Lynn Pontz, Allan Stam, Allen Olson, Andy Klevorn, Jeff Layman & Denny Lavis replaced a section of deck, tore apart the old deck, filled potholes, and generally picked up the grounds. Lunch was provided courtesy of the LYSS crew of Doug & Mary Ann Slaggert and Kaye Holman. Thanks to others who offered their assistance but could not make it.

Wednesday Night Sailing, “Hell or High Water” series: From the race director, Commodore Tim Tibbits.
If you weren’t there you missed another beautiful night on the water!
Precisely as “Sailflow” had predicted the fleet of 4 were treated to a leisurely 6-8 knot reach out to the buoy and back Wednesday night.
Bill Walker aboard Harmony had his protest flag in his rear pocket ready to fly but fortunately a clean race was recorded. BTW- No protests are allowed Bill.
Team Dragonfly was “a lot” late to the start but made up for it by running the Yanmar wind generator around part of the course and catching up to the fleet for the finish. Unfortunately it was so calm we could all year the roar of the engine and see the bow wave he was generating, for this reason Ferg got a DQ. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t too broken up about it.
Adelicia once again took Line honors and corrected finish first place. The pointing ability of that Sigma really showed as it appeared that Connelly was on an entirely different course than the rest of the fleet.
Fun to see Harmony throwing up a spinnaker on the return leg. It may not have been a textbook set but I hear that the takedown was flawless.
The Poppy T maintained its standing as the most comfortable cruiser in the fleet….. just look at the smiles on the faces of my crew!
The post race drinks in the club were cold and delicious and the fact that we had flush toilets was an added bonus.
Here is how we finished (55 seconds between first and second and 27 seconds between second and third)
Adelicia- Corrected- 1:26:36
Poppy T- Corrected- 1:27:31
Harmony- Corrected- 1:27:58
Dragonfly- DQ 42.1. Basic Rule*
*Except when permitted in rule 42.3 or 45, a boat shall compete by using only the wind and water to increase, maintain or decrease her speed. Her crew may adjust the trim of sails and hull, and perform other acts of seamanship, but shall not otherwise move their bodies to propel the boat.

 

Back to Normal

19 Jul
Our septic is up & running.  All is flush with the world.  There still is a bit of high water to deal with; the drive may be dry or may be very wet (underwater?) depending on the slosh of the lake, but we are going to move ahead with activities regardless.  Please drive slowly when entering club property to help preserve the hundreds of tons of fill put onto the drive.
Tomorrow, Friday July 19 is Cocktails at the Club.  Bring along an appetizer and see who shows up.  Starts about 5:00 p.m
Tuesday July 23 is Fergburgs in support of LYSS.  The grill is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  $6 per burger.  Bring a dish to share if you like.
MEXICAN DINNER!  Friday July 26.  Social at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to Sandy by phone or text (231-690-6224) by Wednesday July 24.
Save the dates:
July 30 LYSS alternate Tuesday – Tacos ( one choice, traditional beef or chicken TBD)
August 2 Friday night—Burn your own meat & bring a dish to share potluck
August 3 Saturday – Cocktails at the Club
August 6 Membership meeting – 7:30 p.m. FERGBURGS precedes at 5:30 p.m.
More to come, stay tuned!

This Week at LYC

8 Jul
Electrical power to the clubhouse and docks has been restored and progress is being made to the sewer upgrade.  We are hopeful that this will be complete in the next week or so.  Meanwhile, we have the porta potties. But hey, let’s do something!! 
 
Tuesday July 9 is Fergburgs!!  First burgers come off the grill at 5:30 p.m. and the last at 7:00 p.m.  Bring a dish to share if you wish.  $6.00 per burger with proceeds to the sailing school.
Wednesday July 10 continues the “Hell or High Water” sailboat racing series.  Watch for the announcement from race coordinator, Commodore Tibbits.
Thursday July 11 is the annual flotilla to Manitowoc.  Last year there were 8 boats that made the trip:

four from LYC (Gary Ferguson, Les Kaines, Dale Fitch, and Tim Tibbits), three boats from Harborview  and one guy in a 30′ cigarette boat that heard about the flotilla and came over from Big Rapids to join the fleet.
We plan on an 8:00 a.m. departure from Ludington Thursday 7/11, returning Sunday 7/14. The Manitowac Municipal Marina gives us a discounted rate (I think 10%) and makes sure to stick us all together at one end of the marina. They have been super accommodating in years past. The Manitowac Yacht Club has invited us to their Thursday Happy Hour and regular Friday dinner. Most of us will attend both of those functions. And wander into town afterwards.  We coordinate the flotilla with the Manitowoc Sub Fest which is a big street celebration that takes place in front of the Museum. So there is a lot to do in town. Would love to have as many boats as possible join in the flotilla. Additional questions can be directed to Tim Tibbits or Gary Ferguson.
Friday July 12 is Cocktails at the Club starting about 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer to share if you wish and see who wades in.
Saturday July 13 was scheduled to be a potluck dinner (the Flotilla potluck).  I will send out another email later in the week if this looks like it may occur.
Thanks for everyone’s continued patience.

To Manitowac Flotilla July 11

3 Jul
Plan on an 8:00 am departure from Ludington Thursday 7/11, returning Sunday 7/14
The Manitowac Municipal Marina gives us a discounted rate (I think 10%) and makes sure to stick us all together at one end of the marina. they have been super accommodating in years past.
The Manitowac Yacht Club has invited us to their Thursday Happy Hour and regular Friday dinner. Most of us will attend both of those functions. And wander into town afterwards.
We coordinate the flotilla with the Manitowac Sub Fest which is a big street celebration that takes place in front of the Museum. So there is a lot to do in town.
Would love to have you and as many other as you can convince to join.

Meeting Tonight

2 Jul
General membership meeting tonight, Tuesday July 2, at 7:30 p.m. (there is no potluck ahead of the meeting!!)
 
Please drive slowly upon entering the parking lot to help keep our new gravel in place.  Also be advised the lot is pretty wet as the lake continues to ebb and flow over it; it’s a bit on the muddy side, so do not wear your best shoes!
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