Last Wednesday’s Race Pictures

11 Aug

Upcoming Events at LYC

11 Aug

Tuesday August 13 – BRATS and condiments from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in support of the Sailing School.  Bring a dish to share if you wish.

Wednesday August 14 – Hell or High Water sailboat race series continues.  Last week’s results will be mailed under separate cover.

Friday August 16 – Cocktails at the Club starts about 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer if you desire and see who shows up.

Saturday August 17 – TENDERLOIN DINNER.  At this time, we are at reserved capacity for this $15 per persondinner.  If you hold a reservation and now find you cannot make it, kindly call or text Sandy ( 231-690-6224 ) asap so that we can accommodate members on the wait list.  Social starts at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Sandy is also taking reservations for the Corn & Brat dinner slated for Saturday August 24 as well as the Pulled Pork dinner on Thursday August 29.  Please call or text her at 231-690-6224 to reserve a spot.

Future activities in August:

August 20  Fergburgs for LYSS

August 23 Cocktails at the Club
August 24  Corn & Brat dinner

August 27 LYSS alternate Tuesday – Tacos ( one choice, traditional beef or chicken TBD)
August 29  Thursday night— Pulled Pork Dinner

August 30 Cocktails at the Club

September 2 Fergburgs and Membership meeting night

September 6-7 Bloomer Cup weekend

This week at LYC

4 Aug

Tuesday August 6 – FERGBURGS from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in support of the Sailing School.  Bring a dish to share if you wish.

Tuesday August 6 – Membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Board meeting on Tuesday following the general membership meeting for the purpose of reviewing club future planning committee findings.

Wednesday August 7 – Hell or High Water sailboat race series continues.  Last week’s results follow below.

Friday August 9 – Cocktails at the Club starts about 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer if you desire and see who shows up.

Sandy is taking reservations for the tenderloin dinner slated for Saturday August 17.  Please call or text her at 231-690-6224 to reserve a spot.

Future activities in August:

August 6  Membership meeting – 7:30 p.m.  Fergburgs precedes at 5:30 p.m.

August 9  Friday Cocktails at the Club

August 13 LYSS alternate Tuesday – Brats

August 16 Cocktails at the Club
August 17  Tenderloin Dinner

August 20  Fergburgs for LYSS

August 23 Cocktails at the Club
August 24  Pulled Pork Dinner

August 27 LYSS alternate Tuesday – Tacos ( one choice, traditional beef or chicken TBD)
August 29  Thursday night—Corn & Brats

August 30 Cocktails at the Club

Secretary Denny

Good afternoon friends.

I have to say if you weren’t out on the big lake last night you missed a great one!

The field of 5 were treated to a very steady NW wind of 12 kts with gusts reaching 15 kts for the duration of the race. Steady 2′ waves accompanied the great wind.

Although a reach-reach out to the weather buoy would have been exhilarating, the decision was made to run south to the project and I did not regret a single minute of it.

There is nothing like the excitement and beauty of close racing action on the big lake and last night did not disappoint. Although the Admiral may beg to differ when it comes to some of the full speed cross tacks. 

When the dust had settled and the numbers tabulated, here is what the order of finish looked like:

Boat Place Elapsed Time Corrected Time
Harmony 1 1:29:10 1:12:58
Adelicia 2 1:29:40 1:14:22
Poppy T 3 1:33:26 1:18:08
Dragon Fly 4 1:37:00 1:26:12
Seize the Day 5 2:58:00 2:35:30

Fantastic job to all the captains & crews:

Harmony- Jeff Laman, Bill Walker

Adelicia Connelly Bowling, Jeff Koup, James Kuk

Poppy T-  Shelley Tibbits, Tim Tibbits, Bridget Hubbard, Dick Hubbard, Scott Lakari

Dragonfly- Gary Ferguson, Zach Buskirk, Mallory Shinn, Dave Golder

Seize the Day- Allen Olson, Jim Webster

Special recognition this week goes to Dragonfly and Adalecia for adding extra crew members that may not otherwise have had an opportunity to get out sailing. Getting more people exposed to the sport we love will ensure the future of our club and sailing in Ludington.

Also wanted to recognize Allen Olsen and Jim Webster for “gutting out” the entire course despite the fact that meant finishing in the dark. As a matter of fact I feel that Allen and Jim were the biggest winners of the night as they got to spend almost 2 more hours sailing than any of the rest of us!

As always, thanks for coming out.

See you all next week.

July 30 to August 6 at LYC

29 Jul
If you were not at Friday’s Mexican Dinner, you missed a good one.  Thanks to Patty and Mark Otto and crew for the excellent meal!!!
Tuesday July 30:  Brats and condiments including kraut in support of LYSS.  Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  $6.  Bring a dish to share if you desire.
Wednesday July 31:  Hell or High Water sailboat racing series continues.  Meet at the club around 5:00 p.m. to catch a ride or make ready your vessel to join the race that starts with clearing the pier head at 6:00 p.m.  The results of last Wednesday’s race follow this message.
Friday August 2:  Potluck & “Burn your own” dinner, bring your favorite dish to share and your favorite item to put on the grill. Gather at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner slated for 7:00 p.m.
If you are not going to the West Shore concert on Saturday August 3, the club will be open for cocktails.
Tuesday August 6 is the General Membership meeting (7:30 p.m.) with FERGBURGS preceding from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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.

 

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