Celebration of Life and Race Announcement

2 Jul

Please join family and friends at the Celebration of Life gathering for George Roth to be held at LYC Saturday July 6 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Come share stories, eat lunch, and toast a life well lived. Casual summer attire a must! Questions? Please call Sue (Roth) Bainton at (734) 395-7575 or (231) 869-8641.

And I’m quite certain George would approve that announcement as a proper segue into the following:
Come Hell or High Water Series
Race Results- Saturday 6/30/2019
Good afternoon friends and fellow sailors.
Saturday afternoon saw our largest field of entrants to date, with six boats taking a shot at the 3:00pm start line. The winds were a steady averaging around 7kts for the duration of the race. The field did experience a significant fog that settled across the course shortly after the start.
The heavy fog proved to play a role in the finishing order as two of our boats missed the buoy and retired from the race after recognizing the error.
We were all greeted back at the clubhouse with the very welcome news that power had been restored that afternoon and the beer was “semi-cold”.
Overall a fantastic day on the lake.

Order of finish:
Dolche- Ken & Sharon Wieringa
Free Spirit- Steve & Jessica Clare
Poppy T- Tim & Shelley Tibbits
INXS- Don Cochran
Dragonfly- Gary & Sheryl Ferguson (DNF)
Madeline- Greg Harrison Pentwater Yacht Club (DNF)
I appreciate all who came out and participated.
Special thanks to the crew of Madeline & Dolche who sailed up from Pentwater to join us for the Saturday event. I hope to see more of this cross club participation as the summer progresses.
See you on the water!
Tim Tibbits

Next race is scheduled for 7/3/2019- 6:00pm pier head start. I am also planning another Saturday event for 7/6- Details to be announced.

Good News

30 Jun
Power has been restored to the clubhouse and east and west docks!!
We will still limit major event activity until sewer project is complete.
At least now for the Tuesday July 2 membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. there will be ice and cold beer!

LYC Not-Happenings Update

29 Jun
Not a lot to report.  We are still in a holding pattern in terms of activities.  All activities continue to be on hold at this time.
Consumers Energy is working with our electricians to restore power.  Hopefully that will occur sometime next week.  After that, contractors will work to install and make operable a new sewer system that will allow us to have working bathrooms again.  Once that is done, we can resume our event schedule.
We will however plan to hold the monthly membership meeting on Tuesday July 2 at 7:30 p.m.  Just be aware there is no electrical power (beer is warm!) and facilities are of the port-a-john type at the moment.  Hopefully we will have some further updates to the timeline then.
We all appreciate your patience as we try to work through these issues to get the club back on track as soon as feasibly possible.

Update on Event Changes

18 Jun
  • The “Alternate Tuesday” dinner for this evening (6/18) is cancelled. Regular scheduled Tuesday “Ferg Burgs” and Alternate Tuesday events should return to normal next week.
  • The Rib Dinner scheduled for Saturday (6/22) has been postponed until next week (6/29)
    •  If you have reservations currently, we will automatically transfer them to next week. Please contact Sandy Gomez if you are unable to attend next week.
The reason for these changes were to allow us time to assess and address our plumbing issue. The good news is that we have a solution. We have contracted with Hallack Construction and work has begun on a septic system that solves our high water problem. The work is expected to take 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, our toilets will be out of commission during this time and we we will have to bring in Porta-Potties as an interim measure. These should be in place in the next day or so. Please note that the kitchen facilities and sinks in the bathrooms will remain functional throughout this time period. 
The plumbing problem was our last major hurdle to overcome due to the high water, once we have the new system up and running we should be able to get back to business ans usual and enjoy the remainder of the summer.
I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we deal with this regrettable and unavoidable situation.

This Coming Week at LYC

9 Jun

Tuesday June 11 – FERGBURGS !  Serving from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  $6 per burger with proceeds to the Sailing School.  Please bring a dish to share if you so desire.

Wednesday June 12 – Sailboat Racing  Please refer to the attached for information.

Friday June 14 – Cocktails at the Club  starting about 5:00 p.m. and continuing into the evening.  Bring an appetizer to share if you wish or just show up and see who is there.  Great way to meet other LYC members.

Saturday June 15 – Lake Perch fish fry  Social 6:00, Dinner served at 7:00 p.m.  $10 or punch per person.  Menu includes fried lake perch, hush puppies, coleslaw, red skin potatoes, and dessert.  Please call or text Sandy Gomez at 231-690-6224 to RSVP.  Reservations will close Thursday, June 13.  If you leave a message or text, kindly leave your first and last name, the number of guests, and if they are members please leave their name as well.

Race Dates- Wednesdays – weather dependent of course
Captains meeting in Clubhouse 5:20pm
Race start- 6:00pm
Start line & Finish line- Line extending from North Pier head to South Pier head
Course- Weather bouy #45024 and back (details provided during
captains meeting prior to race)
Come on out and get on the water!

Save the date:

June 11  Fergburgs for LYSS

June 14 Cocktails at the Club
June 15  Fish Fry Dinner—Steve Miller & crew

June 18 LYSS alternate Tuesday– Brats

June 21 Cocktails at the Club
June 22nd:  Rib Dinner—Adam Lamb & crew

June 25  Fergburgs for LYSS

June 28 Cocktails at the Club

June 29  Potluck at the club

Secretary Denny

This Week at LYC

5 Jun

There is still space for this Saturday’s dinner…call Sandy to rsvp!

Saturday June 8 – Wing Ding Dango dinner.  This will be a $10 per person meal (cash or punch).

Grilled chicken wings (prepped and grilled with a dry rub; different sauces will be available for individual tastes), baked beans, cole slaw, Tex-Mex salad, and chocolate Texas sheet cake.

Please call or text Sandy Gomez at 231-690-6224 to RSVP.  Reservations will close Thursday, June 6.  If you leave a message or text, kindly leave your first and last name, the number of guests, and if they are members please leave their name as well.

Cocktails at the Club Friday June 7 – starts around 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer to share if you wish or just show up!

Next Saturday, June 15 Steve Miller and crew will be frying up lake perch with assorted fixings.  Get a jump on the rush and call or text Sandy (231 690-6224) to rsvp for this popular event.

Save the date:

June 11  Fergburgs for LYSS

June 14 Cocktails at the Club
June 15  Fish Fry Dinner—Steve Miller & crew

June 18 LYSS alternate Tuesday– Brats

June 21 Cocktails at the Club
June 22nd:  Rib Dinner—Adam Lamb

June 25  Fergburgs for LYSS

June 28 Cocktails at the Club

June 29  Potluck at the club

Upcoming Activities at LYC

26 May
After a washout of Saturday’s event, let’s hope for more stable conditions and try to get back on track this week.
Tuesday May 28 – Fergbugs served from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  $6.00 per burger.  Bring a complimentary dish to share if you wish.
Cocktails at the Club as usual on Friday May 31.  Starting about 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer if you wish and see who shows up.  Great way to meet members.
Saturday June 1 – RETRO Cocktail Party.  Please RSVP to Sandy by voice or text (231-690-6224) by Wednesday May 29 for this $10 per person event.  See attached flyer for details.
 
Tuesday June 4 – General membership meeting;  potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7:30 p.m.
 
First call for Wing dinner on Saturday June 8.  Please RSVP to Sandy by voice or text (231-690-6224) by Wednesday June 5 for this $10 per person event.
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