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.


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