Upcoming this Week

14 Sep

Tuesday September 14 – the final Fergburgs of the season from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Like always, a $10 donation gets you the best burger in town and a choice of sides.  Proceeds go to the Youth Sailing School.

Friday September 17 – Cocktails at the Club starting about 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday September 25 – Ludington Youth Sailing School Maritime Garage Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot just south of the clubhouse.  If you have any marine related items gathering dust or rust in your boat or garage and you wish to donate to the sale, call Gary Ferguson at 231-690-3710 or drop them off prior to the sale on Saturday.  Luci will also be there with her handcrafted sail cloth items.  All proceeds of the sale go to the sailing school.

Saturday September 18 – KARAOKE at the club.  From 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.  Bring a snack to share if you wish.  Come to sing or listen…always a good time.

Next up:
Saturday September 25 – Steve Miller hosts a Corned Beef Brisket dinner with potato, carrot, cabbage, clam chowder, dessert.  Please call or text Sandy Gomez 231-690-6224 to make reservations.  Steve would like a count by this time next week to know how many briskets to purchase for the event, so please contact Sandy right away to make a reservation.  Social will start at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.  $15 per person cash or punches.

Last weekend we had a great Bloomer Cup weekend.  Starting Friday evening with pizza and drinks to welcome all to LYC the party got off to a rousing start.  Although the actual race was postponed until Sunday, a few hearty sailors (Zach Miller, Andy Klevorn, & Steve Clare) took the LYSS Sunfish sailboats onto PM Lake in front of the club to entertain the early attendees to the Steak Fry on Saturday evening which, by all accounts was a resounding success.  Thanks to Dale Fitch, Jim Ricklefs, and the entire kitchen crew (Mike & Connie Robinson, Alex & Linda Zaydel, Ken & Diane Hill, and Sherrie Gartside, apologies if I overlooked someone) for staging yet another delicious event. One hundred rib eye steaks were sold.  Thanks to Becky Erickson for the outstanding bartending job as always.  Our “house band” was pretty awesome as well, thanks Jon and Bill!  A special touch was added by Ken & Diane Hill with vocals on a couple of numbers.

The race itself on Sunday was met with light NNE winds and was limited to one time around the triangular course in Lake Michigan.  The red flag was raised at precisely 12:05 p.m. by officials on the committee boat (thanks Jim & Marina McGee for the use of your boat and snacks and Micky Slocum and yours truly as timers) and the race was underway.  Less than an hour later, Jay Muller’s “Das Boot” crossed the finish line to take first place in the spinnaker division, followed by Pentwater boats, “Baby J” (Dave Dice) and “Condor” (Dave Bluhm).  First place in the main & jib division went to “Shiplap” (Michael Bourke) followed by “Serendipity” (Dave Golder), “Freedom” (Dale Fitch), “Poppy T” (Tim Tibbits), “Harmony” (Jeff Laman), “Dragon Fly” (Gary Ferguson), “Adelecia” (Connelly Bowling), and “Seas the Day” (Bill Edwards).  Congrats to all owners, skippers, and crew for a great race!  All were safely back at the club prior to an intense thunderstorm that followed the fleet in.  Bragging rights continued into the evening hours following the race as many awaited the end of the storm as an excuse to stay.

Tim Tibbits also wishes to announce the final standings of the Thursday night sailboat championship series for this summer’s 14 races.  Top boat was “Serendipity” (Dave Golder) followed by “Poppy T” (Tim Tibbits), “Harmony’ (Jeff Laman), “Dolce” (Ken Wierenga), “Scrimshank” (Les Kaines), and “Dragonfly” (Gary Ferguson). 

Lost Item:  Patrick Brugger reports that he lost a YETI ice pack (see attached picture).  It came up missing from the left refrigerator freezer in the club.  If anyone has seen it or knows where it might be, please contact Pat (patrick.brugger@complog.com or call 616-676-9147). 20210913_132548.jpg

Meetings:  The annual membership meeting this year is scheduled for Tuesday October 12 at 7:30 p.m.  The annual meetings of the Board of Directors and Stockholders will follow the membership meeting.

This from Rear Commodore Mark Hill: Ludington Yacht Club members, please be informed of an exciting Ludington Yacht Club apparel online store now open for business..  There are many items to consider and hope you can find something  that will allow you to show your LYC colors proudly.Order early for Christmas.
Please note the following:1. Ludington Yacht Club receives zero monies from any transaction.2. Ludington Yacht Club is not involved with any facet of the transaction, (order, cost, shipping, returns etc) and cannot be held liable in any manner for any reason.3. The online store is simply a method that allows anyone to order and receive  LYC apparel.4. Custom apparel is available, Boat Names, Crew names, Past Commodore, etc.5. Any and all information about the products, costs, sizing, discounts, problems etc must be carried out with the vendor:   Coral Reef Sailing.  Dani Seaman – 717-450-5627
Here is the link to the Ludington Yacht Club store. It is open and you can start ordering.


Ludington Yacht Club

Mark also indicates that if someone wishes to volunteer to collect orders and monies to consolidate an order, we can save on shipping cost versus purchase by the individual.  If you are that someone, please let me know and I will send along another member email with details.

I just know I forgot something…till next time.

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