Commodore’s Report | New Members | Wurstfest Regatta | Series and Event Racing | Adaptive Sailing | Port Captains | Docks and Grounds
by Bill Clark, LCYC Commodore
Well, we are in full summertime mode at the club. We are experiencing very busy weekends for our members and guests. I would like to remind everyone that giving out the gate code is prohibited and can even lead to termination from the club. Parking has become an issue; please, only park in the designated spots and if you have a trailer please park it on top of the hill. If you don’t recognize someone or the boat they are trying to launch I recommend asking who they are and if they are not members, kindly, remind them that this is a private club. Please don’t get confrontational with them let a board member or myself know and we will take care of it.
As all of us can see, the docks and ground crew is busier than ever improving our marina and grounds every day. If you see them please let them know they are appreciated.
Back to the high temps as the boat’s captain you are responsible for the boat and crew. Please drink a lot of water when you are out all day and you should have plenty on hand for your guests. Everyone should have a great time on the lake but bring everybody home safely. Lastly, the temperatures are rising please let’s not allow our tempers to rise along with it. We have a lot of great events coming up let’s all enjoy them!
See you on the water!
Welcome New Members
- Larry and Mary Hull, Spring Branch, TX
- Wayne and Florencia Shoquist, Spring Branch, TX
- Norman Sanders, Wimberley, TX
- Jose and Katherine Camareno, Canyon Lake, TX
by Anu Day, Vice Commodore & Wurstfest Chair and Marty Chrisman
Summer is here and with it we have an influx of non-members entering the club either by following members in while the gate is open or somehow obtaining our gate code. In order for only our members and their accompanying guests to have access to the club, we have initiated gate monitoring on weekends and holidays. If you can help with this important volunteer activity please contact Larry Lloyd at email@example.com
As WFR approaches, we need more raffle items. All proceeds from the raffle go towards WFR costs as well as LCYC programs. Thank you to the following members for contributing/committing to contribute: Margaret McGill, Elsa Graham, Craig Uberroth, Theresa Guenther, Terry Tomko, Stacy Wilson, Christi Felps, Jim Kizziar, Laurie McGill, Gary Kirkman, Carlos Resendez, Marty Chrisman and John Ruiz. Please contact Marty Chrisman, Beth Wells, or me if you have questions.
Help Wanted! Do you have a business? Do you have a connection to a business? Ask your friends, family, neighbors and yourself. Maybe you know someone who just loves sailing and wants to support LCYC and our programs? Wurstfest Regatta is LCYC’s signature event for the year and we need your help.
The more items there are, the more fun we have, and yes, the more funds we raise too. Keep in mind, the WFR is a 2 weekend event and we need enough items to have a good selection each weekend. All proceeds will go towards Wurstfest expenses, and supporting LCYC sailing programs.
What are we looking for? Adult beverages, restaurant gift cards, sailing and boating gear, items for pets, jewelry, art objects, travel opportunities, and anything that would make someone say “I want that!”
Your Raffle Chairs are Beth Wells and Marty Chrisman. You can send an email and give a heads up on what you are able to contribute – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting your yacht club.
Adaptive Sailing Update – Skippers Needed for Next Event!
by Joe McDonough
Adaptive sailing is back up and going at club. Thanks to Bill McVey for leaving such an institutionalized program. LCYC hosted two spring events. Saturday May 7th was Operation comfort. We hosted about 15 wounded Vets and their families. We had over 8 club crewed boats available with LCYC volunteers. Wind was perfect and all had a good time. Galley volunteers included Joni Fields who arranged and picked up lunch, Ed and Georgina Taddia who served food for sailors and collected waivers. Volunteer sailors included, Clayton Fox and Tim Pigue on Leslie Heath’s boat, Jerry Anderson and Bruce Dunn and Bog, Bill and Ann Cook, Fred Day and Allen Bordon.
On 4 June we hosted 23 handicapped personnel and families from “Door in the Wall Texas”. We had over 10 crewed boats that showed up for the event. Special shout out to Mike Stellato, and Ed and Georgina Taddia, and Dru Wright. Mike POC’d the 4 JUN event while I was away. Dru, Ed and Georgina worked the galley and supplied food on 4 JUN. Sailor volunteers included the Wells family, Chuck Begley and Tom Krueger, (their boat shown in picture), Bill Clark, Mike Stellato, Jim Cain, Travis Graham, Dan Poirier, Fred and Anu Day, Carlos Rosende, Jack Carter, and Roger Goodfellow. On 4 JUN the Wind did not cooperate but sailors still got to enjoy an afternoon at LCYC. Also thanks to Jim Kizziar for the waiver updates for both events. We had multiple calls to get these updated and a lot of appreciated behind scenes work. Next event will be OCT 1. We look forward to seeing our club members volunteering for this wonderful outreach event.
See you on the water.
Docks and Grounds
by Pete Prados, Docks & Grounds Chair
Here are some photos of LCYC’s fantastic Docks and Grounds crew removing the old E dock.
by Chuck Begley, Race Director
The Summer Series races began in June and we’re looking forward to another Long Distance Race coming up in early July. It’s great to have Rick Mella back as PRO for several races this summer as we continue to have great volunteers stepping up for race committee duty, several of whom are new members who attended the latest race committee training clinic this month. The PHRF Non-spinnaker fleet welcomed to the series an additional U20 sailed by Bo and Dru Wright and crew and a Holder 20 sailed by Joe McDonough and crew. Both boats did well in the first weekend of the series. Look for a small amendment to the Series Sailing Instructions regarding crossing the start/finish line during a race. Rick pointed out the current language is not clear.
See you on the race course!
June 18-19 Series by Rick Mella, PRO
Saturday, June 18th Keel Boat Summer Series got underway after the 11:30am Skipper’s meeting for racing discussions to cover the next three months (June 18th, July 16th & Aug 20th), followed by dinner & Awards presentation. Six races are planned with 2 races run each month, where skippers will have the best four races to count towards trophies.
Weather conditions at the start time of 13:00 were HOT. Winds slowly picking up to 8 to 10 mph, with gust ranging from 15 to 20mph, leaving the sailors to anticipate wind shifts up to 30 degrees from the Southeast.
Seventeen boats signed up for the summer series, four (4) J-22s, three (3) PHRF Spinnakers, two Multi-Hulls, six (6) PHRF Non-Spinnakers and two (2) Big Boats. Three starts were setup by the Race Committee to handle the seventeen boats and volunteers did an excellent job in setting marks for a course distance of 1.93miles for a Windward/Leeward race course (W). The first place standings are:
- J-22: Boat: Alyssa Rose Skipper: Scott Dunn
- PHRF Spin: Boat: Canyon Wind Gustavo, skippered by Buddy
- PHRF Non-Spin: Skipper: Bo Wright
- Multi-Hull: Boat: Soah Skipper: Drew Riddle
- Big Boat: Boat: Hoi Polloi Skipper: Jack Mogab/Steve Wilson
Sunday, June 19th Board Boat Summer Series began at the 11:30am’s Skipper’s meeting where discussions evolved around the three month racing schedule and sailors staying cool under last weekend’s HOT conditions. Nine races are planned for the three month series (June 19th, July 17th & Aug 20th), the best six races will count towards trophies Father’s Day brought out ten (10 boats) for Sunday’s event where six Flying Scots and four Portsmouth day sailors enjoyed winds from 6 to 11 mph, gusting to 15-20mph, and 20 degree wind shifts. Race Committee volunteers set a 1.38 mile course where the current June standings are:
- Flying Scot: Boat: Unnamed Skipper: Fred Soward
- Portsmouth: Boat: Sunfish Skipper: Dave Sanford
by Mindy Rogers and Dru Wright, Co-Port Captains
Thanks to all members who have stepped up to host events, we now have several events for all of us to enjoy! Be sure to RSVP in the weekly blast so we have accurate numbers to prepare enough food.
Chips, salsa and beer were served after race days June 18 & 19 to start the Summer Racing Series.
Carl Hawkins Memorial Day Fish Fry was on May 30th from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. The Lindsay family cooked up fish and hush puppies. Claudette & Tom Cozzi along with Ann & Bill Cook hosted the meal adding French fries, coleslaw and dessert. 140 members were served. A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made this event a success!
Father’s Day Brunch was a grand day for the special men in our lives! Ann Cook, Sally Phillips, Joyce Hunter and Jeanne Butler-Miller, Elsa Graham and Georgina Taddia planned a wonderful menu of eggs benedict casserole, breakfast potatoes, fruit, pastries and Bloody Mary’s. There were 74 served on Sunday, June 19th 9:00-10:30am. There was live entertainment by the host ladies that was amazing! The leftover plates were taken and enjoyed by the firemen at the Comal County Fire Station #3. Thank you so much ladies, you are super rock stars!!!
Jimmy Buffet Party Saturday, June 25th was hosted by Carolyn Harris, Dave and Audrey Anderson, Scott & Chrissy Purcell, Sandra French and Karma Yoakem. A fantastic meal of cheeseburgers with all the fixings, sides, dessert and sangria was served and music by the Texas Tide played from 6:30-9:30pm. The Opti Fun Sail inside the marina featured our Commodore, members and their children racing around a short course.
Shrimp Fest party on July 30th to be hosted by Jake & Dani Dempsey. Thank you!
Commodore’s Breakfast on August 14th will be hosted by the Sea Scouts & Terry Tomko. Thank you!
We still have opportunities for you to gather friends and host the following events:
- July 4th Picnic
- Commodore’s Breakfast on July 10th
We are always looking for galley volunteers to help host, decorate, prepare food, serve and clean up. Let us know if you would like to be a member of the infamous “Galley Crew”!
It’s a great way to meet new members and renew old friendships!