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August 2021

Commodore’s Report    |    New Members    |   Series and Event Racing    |    Docks and Grounds |    Port Captains    |   TSA    |   Adaptive Sailing

Commodore’s Report

by Scott Wells, LCYC Commodore

Youth Sailing: Please join me in welcoming Dr. John Allred as the new Youth Sailing Chairman. In addition to being a practicing Veterinarian, John is also an accomplished sailor and organizer of youth activities. John and his wife Kate had several grandchildren in the youth sailing program this summer. John has an exciting vision for youth sailing. Please come out and support John and the youth sailing program.

Repairs to the marina have been completed as of this writing. See Pete Prado’s report under Docks and Grounds for more details. Let me mention the tireless efforts of Pete Prados, Marvin Arnold, Fred Day, John Ruiz, Glenn Miller and our entire Docks’ and Grounds staff that contributed significantly to the success of this project.

Club sailing, distance racing, youth sailing and social activities have all seen considerable activity over the summer. It’s the glue that holds us all together right? Rick Mella (Race Director), Mindy Rogers (Port Captain), Debbie Fogle (Interim Youth Sailing Chair) have done a marvelous job of organizing activities at the club. Participation by membership has been outstanding. Come out and enjoy your club!

Make new friends; make time to volunteer. We need you for every event. Don’t assume someone else will step-up; ask where you can step-up. Look forward to seeing you at the club.

Just Go Sailing!

Welcome New Members

  • Gene Fest, San Antonio, TX
  • Scott and Mary Kate Rice, Canyon Lake TX
  • Ray and Nancy Carr, Fischer, TX
  • Wade and Cindy Winters, San Antonio, TX
  • Gus McGrath, Fischer, TX

Docks and Grounds

by Pete Prados, Docks and Grounds Chair

All of the tornado damage repairs to the marina have been completed. They included: replacement of damaged piers on the C & D Docks, replacement of damaged trusses on the C Dock, replacement of 13 damaged anchor cables, and repair of the damaged arm on the A Dock. Marine Development Incorporated (MDI) assisted with tearing down the old piers and provided a demonstration on how to replace Styrofoam flotation with encapsulated flotation. Our team learned some helpful information from this exercise. A number of additional trusses on C Dock are weak from the storm and will be replaced during MDI’s visit in the fall to make their semi-annual inspection (required by the US Army Corps of Engineers).

Port Captains

by Scot Wells c/o Mindy Rogers, Port Captain

So many great things happen because of our volunteers. Please join us for an event soon.

  • Volunteers are needed for the following social events.
  • Monday, July 5 – 4th of July cookout
  • Sundays, July 11, August 15, September 12 & December 12 – Commodore’s breakfast
  • Saturday, July 24 – Shrimp Fest
  • Monday, September 6 – Labor Day Picnic

Without Volunteers these events will not be possible.

Please contact Mindy Rogers, portcaptain@lcyc.net if you are able to host or help at any of the events listed.

Series Racing

by Rick Mella, Race Director

Saturday July 17th two Keel Boat races were completed with winds between 10 – 12mph, coming from the Southeast and a course distance of 3.4 miles. Nine keel boats sailed both races where the current midsummer leaders are:

  • J22 – Gary Bourgeois, #23
  • PHRF Spinnaker –  Gustavo Medellin, #007
  • PHRF Non-Spinnaker –  Glen Graham, #245
  • Big Boat – Jack Mogab, #156
  • Multi-Hull – Drew Riddle, #51

   

Keelboat and Boardboat Racing July 17 & 18

Sunday July 18th Board Boat races started at 1:00pm, wind speed between 6 – 8mph coming from the Southeast, with the course distance of 1.2 miles. Two Flying Scots competed for line honors: Two Aero Portsmouth Board Boats traded leader roles throughout the three races scheduled on Sunday. Current Board Boat standings are:

  • Flying Scot – John Thompson, #5335
  • Portsmouth – Chuck Begley, #2120
  • Sunfish – Chris Besch, #80319

Again, my special thanks for the Race Committee volunteers. They worked very hard to set & manage the race course for our LCYC Series Regatta for the Spring Series weekend. Volunteers are always welcome, no experience required! Working as a Race Committee volunteer, it’s a great way to view the monthly racing at LCYC. For those LCYC members / non-members, who want to help with Race Committee duties, please reach out to me since we have plenty of openings for volunteers throughout the year. Contact info: Email: richardamella@hotmail.com or RaceDirector@lcyc.net

Adaptive Sailing

by Bill McVey

Hi everyone, our last scheduled Adaptive Sail Outing for 2021 is scheduled for September 11. Since the board meetings have been moved to the second weekend, we may have our orientation and lunch on the McKown deck, as we did for the first one.

To inform our newer club members, the outing provides our guests a nice day away from their normal routines with a visit to our beautiful club and lake, including a complimentary lunch and an afternoon sail using our members’ boats.

The guests this time will be coming via the Door-in-the Wall-Texas.org in Bandera. We have partnered with them for 14 years or so and they have a number of “regulars” who really look forward to returning each year as well as many newcomers! You can visit their website at www.ditwtexas.org. They have a link on their front page to “sailing” which includes many photos of previous outings at LCYC!

Our schedule is:

  • 11:00 AM – orientation to our club and sailboats
  • 11:30 – lunch; LCYC provides lunch for both guests and our volunteers. Please join us.
  • 12:00 – assign guests to boats
  • 12:15 – go to boats, sail
  • 2:45 – return to docks
  • 3:00 – end of event

We would like to have 10-12 keelboats and skippers and also 10-12 additional experienced sailors to be their crews so we can accommodate up to 25 guests. We also need two-three volunteers to prepare and set out the lunch, and clean up afterwards. Lunch plan will be grilled hot dogs.

Please call or email to sign up, or get more information. Thanks very much!

Bill McVey
210 601-9144
bmcvey@gvtc.com

TSA

by Debbie & Chris Fogle, TSA Representative

Stay tuned to the Ditty Bag for more updates as the season progresses. You can also check out the TSA website at https://txsail.org/ for more information, or check us out on the Facebook TSA Junior Sailing Page www.facebook.com/groups/172730702754870

2021 Texas Sailing Association (TSA) Youth Racing Circuit Dates

Check the TSA website for updates.

TBD TX Youth Race Week
11-12 Sep Rock the Rock Regatta Corinthian Sailing Club, (White Rock Lake)
25-26 Sep Jr. Ol’ Man of the Sea & USODA Mid-America Champs Fort Worth Boat Club
9-10 Oct Pirates of the Corinthian Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club
30-31 Oct Chocopalooza Rush Creek Yacht Club
20-21 Nov TSA End of Year Regatta: Changes in L’attitude Regatta and KO Sailing Texas State Optimist Championship Corpus Christi Yacht Club


     

   

   

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