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July 2021

Commodore’s Report    |    New Members    |   Series and Event Racing    |    Docks and Grounds |    Port Captains |    Tomoko Wins Hobie Natl   |   TSA

Commodore’s Report

by Scott Wells, LCYC Commodore

Most sailing and social activities have returned to the calendar now. It has been just wonderful to see our LCYC members and community getting reacquainted and enjoying some fellowship at the lake. We still have a 50% capacity limit inside the clubhouse and ask that everyone respect that limit.

Wurstfest is just around the corner now. Vice Commodore Bill Clark is this years chairman. Reach out to Bill and find out about the many opportunities to volunteer for this annual event. If you have never been part of it plan on either participating or volunteering. We are expecting a very large turnout this year. Truly a beautiful Regatta.

Docks and Grounds: MDI will be on-site in June and through most of July repairing the damage to the marina from the tornado earlier this year. There will be plenty of heavy construction in the middle of the marina. Ask that everyone give MDI’s personnel a wide berth to complete their work. Dock’s and Grounds welcomed a new part time crew member Ms. Marina Howard. She is a hard worker and a welcome addition to the crew.

Youth Sailing: Many thanks to Debbie Fogle for organizing the class schedule for this summer. We are seeing a lot of interest in the intro sailing program which will hopefully feed the new few levels of sailing instruction going forward. In July we will be saying farewell to Yam Vidal as he resumes his pilot training courses in August. Yam has been instrumental in developing our young sailors. Wish him the best of luck going forward.

If you have an interest in organizing Youth Sailing, please contact the Commodore to discuss. The BOG has established a charter statement for Youth Sailing creating the framework for a successful and sustainable program going forward. We need you!

Volunteering: There is no better way to meet other members and get plugged into the LCYC community than volunteering. It is low stress and fun. I can almost guarantee that you will make new friends. Come on out and join us!

Just Go Sailing!

Welcome New Members

  • Paul and Anne Krause, San Antonio, TX
  • Julie and Bill Steele, San Antonio, TX
  • Casey and Sally Lockett, New Braunfels, TX
  • Peter and Mary O’Connor, Houston, TX
  • David and Christina Felps, San Antonio, TX
  • James Meyer and Nans Saarima, San Antonio, TX
  • Glen and Rachel Kaufman, New Braunfels, TX
  • Alex Black, San Marcos, TX
  • Patrick and Ivy Oliver, Austin, TX

Docks and Grounds

by Pete Prados, Docks and Grounds Chair

MDI, the marina contractor, will be on the property for the next 6-8 weeks making repairs to marina docks and cables that were damaged by the tornado this past March. The D&G crew will be focused on providing assistance to MDI plus maintaining the marina, club grounds, the water system, etc. Please keep this in mind when making requests to the Property Manager.

The Marina repair contractor is on the property and his crew with equipment and supplies will be taking up approximately 1/3 the ramp parking area, most of the golf cart parking area, and approximately 1/3 of the mooring area in the marina. The marina mooring areas will also be needed to temporarily dock boats that have been moved out of slips to repair docks.

There will not be any more temporary docking permits approved for the next 6-8 weeks.

Your patience and understanding is most appreciated

Port Captains

by Scot Wells c/o Mindy Rogers, Port Captain

Social activities are in full swing now, just in time for summer fun.
Mother’s Day Breakfast in May was a singing success with about 80 in attendance, hosted by Fred Day, Bill Cook, Marvin Arnold, Glen Graham, Joe Monosmith, Allen Borden and Jack Mogab.

The Carl Hawkins Memorial Day Fish Fry was another big event in late May. The Lindsey Family (Mary, Sandra, Fred, et al) fried 100 lbs of catfish for a crowd that exceeded 100 people. Mindy led the crew in the galley (Don Rogers, Beth Wells, Scott Wells, Kathy Leubner, Ray Leubner) that made up the plates and cleaned up after.

Many thanks to Margaret McGill, Elizabeth Bentzen, Dru Wright, Joannah Pickett and Lucy Pickett for the Father’s Day Breakfast in June. It was a first-class buffet serving more than 80 happy people.

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.

Tomkos’ Win Hobie North American Championship!

by Terry Tomko, LCYC member

Canyon Lake sailors John and Dylan Tomko have just returned from 5 days of racing in Ocean Springs, Ms. competing with sailors from across the country on Hobie 16 Catamarans. They returned with the North American Championship in the best of 20 races. The racing had perfect sailing conditions with 9 to 15 knots
of wind all week.

Dylan is the grandson of Terry Tomko and sailed as crew for his father John. His parents John and Tiffany won their first Hobie 20 Nationals in 2002.

Dylan’s initial sail training was 5 years ago in the LCYC Youth Sailing Program, he celebrated his 12th birthday this week. The crew wish to thank LCYC, Canyon Lake Cats, Fleet 128 and the Team’s sponsor Lupe Tortilla Sailing.

Series Racing

by Rick Mella, Race Director

2021 Summer Series sailing season got underway with the start of both the Keel Boat series (June 19th, July 17th & Aug 21st) and Board Boat series (June 20th, July 18th & Aug 22nd) having nice winds and plenty of sunshine.

A few of the Summer Series Keel Boats and Board Boats

Board Boat races provided lots of thrills at both the starting line and finish line with awesome competition where the Race Committee volunteers had front roll seats watching very talented sailors sailing the race course.

2021 Memorial Day Long Distance Race:

The weather forecast for Sunday, May 30th, 2021, partly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rain. Winds at race time were between 4-6 mph, flowing East to West, providing sailors a pleasant downwind run to their respective turning marks for the journey back home. Twenty-three boats had registered for this long distance course where the Race Committee assigned the PHRF Spinnaker boats a slightly longer race course (course 4: 9.66nm, sailing from Starting Line to Pin 1 – Pin 9 – back to Pin 1, then Finish). For the PHRF Non-Spinnaker boats Race Committee assigned a shorter course, (course 3: 8.08nm, sailing from Starting Line to Pin 1 – Pin 8 – back to Pin 2, then Finish). The Memorial Day Long Distance Sailing Instructions specified a Pursuit Start where the sailboat with the highest PHRF will start first on Sunday at 1200, followed by the next lowest PHRF, etc.

Memorial Day Long Distance Race First  to Start “Little Lady”; Rounding Pin 1

By 1500, skies turned gray with a squall line approaching from the Southeast, winds increasing with strong gusts and heavy rain following most of the PHRF Spinnaker boats that finished by 1536. Out of the twenty-three boats that started the Long Distance race, 16 boats were able to finish, with 7 boats unable to complete the race and scored DNF. Memorial Day Long Distance Results:

PHRF Spinnaker

  • First – Fred Lindsey, TLT, 117
  • Second – Phillip Davis, Shiraz, 479
  • Third – Arron Brittain, Boondoggle, 58

PHRF Non-Spinnaker

  • First- Bill Clark, Cascabel, 549
  • Second – Ray Leubner, Hugo, 144
  • Third – Bryant Bowington, Sailing With Sea Scouts, 69

a Pavonis, Wayne Peacock; Cap’t Captain

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

Summer Board Boats; Flying Scot 5298

TSA

by Chris Fogle, TSA Representative and Travis Grahmann, Youth Regatta Chairperson

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
24-25 July Round Up Regatta Texas Corinthian YC
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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