Social Opportunities for Next Couple Weeks

28 Aug

Tuesday August 29 –  TACO TUESDAY.  Chicken, Beef, Pork tacos available.  3 for $5.  Proceeds to LYSS.  Bring a dish to share if you desire.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Last Taco Tuesday of the season.

Wednesday August 30 – NO BUNCO this week

The final Wednesday race of the season will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  The current plan is to have the race start at 6 PM.  Notice of the race is posted at LYC.  The race is planned to start from the club or from the south pier, racing either to the buoy at the northwest corner of the pumped storage plant (outside the net) and returning to the south pier or to the weather buoy west of the harbor entrance and return depending on the wind.  The course will be determined based upon wind and weather conditions at the time.  The skippers meeting will be at 5:15 PM at LYC and final announcements will be made at that time.

Please indicate your interest by signing the sheets posted on the club bulletin board.  Each skipper should enter the name of the boat and the boat manufacture or design not later than 6 PM on August 29.  If we have adequate advance participation, handicap will be calculated and we will have a pursuit race with those having the highest PHRF ratings starting first and faster boats with staggered starting times based upon handicap.  This can be a fun event if participants sign up in advance so that the handicap calculations can be made.  Those who sign up late or fail to provide design information will be scheduled for the last start.  If we are unable to make adequate handicap calculations, we will default to having a group start at 6:00 PM.  Starting time will be according to time as indicated on your GPS.

You can also indicate if you need or would accept additional crew.  Make certain to enter your contact information so that the race committee can contact you in advance of the race.  Also, if you have a PHRF handicap or know the handicap for your boat, please email Dale Fitch that information.

If you don’t have a boat but would like to crew, there will also a “Crew Looking for a Ride” sign up posted at the club.  Please sign, provide your phone and e-mail contact and indicate your relevant sailing and racing experience level on the sign up form.  We will try to place as many crew as possible, but you need to be at the LYC by 5:15 PM on the day of the race if you want to participate.  We will try to get everyone who wants to go aboard a boat.  Skippers may contact those who sign up, but the committee will not be making advance calls to crew volunteers, so it is important to show up at the club. Please be aware that all race participants are not docked at the club.

This is supposed to be a fun event and an opportunity to blow some of the algae off the bottom of those boats, so please participate.  If there is not adequate interest indicated on the sign- up sheets byTuesday, August 29, the event will be cancelled, so step up to the plate and sign up.

Direct questions to Dale Fitch Race Chair (231-425-0305) or by email (

Friday September 2 – Cocktails at the Club starting around 5:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite appetizer and see who shows up.

Tuesday September 5 – Last Fergburg of the season from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and September General Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
September 8-10 – Bloomer Cup Weekend.  On Friday, September 8, we will have our usual cocktails at the club beginning at 5 PM.   There will be light food or pizza with movie on the lawn following dusk.  After the conclusion of the Bloomer Cup sailboat race on Saturday September 9, all race participants and members of LYC are invited to the Bloomer Cup Dinner and Party.  Reservations not required.  Dinner will be a grill your own steak dinner beginning approximately 6 PM.  After dinner there will be an awards presentation and live music until approximately 11 PM.  Music will be free to all who attend dinner with a slight cover charge for those that do not participate in the dinner.   Race announcement is attached and race entry forms are on the web site.  Direct questions to Dale Fitch Race Chair (231-425-0305) or by email (


Save the Date:  More info to follow

September 15 & 16    Shrimp Dinner

September 23           Texas Style Hoedown BBQ

September 30           Octoberfest

October 7                 MSU/UM Chili Cookoff

October 14               Christmas in October

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