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October 2021

Commodore’s Report    |    New Members    |   Series and Event Racing    |    Docks and Grounds    |    SEW-MAD Regatta    |   TSA

Commodore’s Report

by Scott Wells, LCYC Commodore

Happy to report that the Board of Governors has voted to allow Wurstfest to move forward this year. It will be an on-the-water event only this year, but at least we will be having it. There will be many volunteer positions to fill, PRO’s, committee boats, chase boats, ramp crews, Port Captain, registration, etc. Chuck Begley is the on the water coordinator so please reach out to him for a front row seat to some great racing.

Reminder that parking boat trailers can only be done in the designated area at the top of the ramp. If those spots are full, drop off your trailer near the gate and then park your car in a vehicle only parking area. Never park your car on the ramp itself.

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

  • Alexander Acquart, Schertz, TX
  • Alejandro Tella and Vanessa Berlanga, San Antonio, TX
  • Ted and Christie Terrazas, Helotes, TX
  • Scott and Nicole Caroselli, San Antonio, TX

Docks and Grounds

by Pete Prados, Docks and Grounds Chair

The Fall work day is scheduled for Saturday, October 30 from 8:30 – noon. Box lunches and refreshments will be provided for the workers. There are several projects on the grounds and at the marina that members can easily handle. The spring work day was a huge success so let’s continue the tradition. More details are forthcoming.

The marine construction company will be returning in late October to make final repairs to damaged piers, replace anchor lines, and do their semi-annual inspection.

Your help is needed to assist the D&G staff in keeping the restrooms clean and tidy, This has become a problem recently and we need to nip it in the bud. Also, trash should be disposed of in the numerous trash cans that are located on the property and on the marina docks. Please do not leave trash next to them.

Series Racing

by Rick Mella, Race Director

2021 Labor Day Long Distance Race was held Sunday, Sep 5th, beginning at 12:00 noon with a target finish time of 4pm. Twenty Three (23) boats registered for this long distance race, where the Race Director announced at the Skipper’s Meeting that this long distance race would be sailed “Any Which Way”, meaning once the skippers started in their respective fleets and pass through a set of marks acting as a “Gate”, they could then decide to either sailed towards Mark 1 or Mark 8, once rounded they would sail to the other mark, then pass through the gate and finish.

The weather forecast was great until the wind died around 2pm and skipper’s struggled to make either mark. Out of the 23 boats that started, 9 finished:

  • Congratulations to PHRF Spinnaker, first place winner Fred Lindsey, with Wayne Peacock coming in second place.
  • Big Boat first place was Cascabel, Bill Clark.
  • Multi-Hull first place was sailed by Drew Riddle on SOAH.
  • On a Board Boat, Craig Berleme sailed his Laser on this Any Which Way Long Distance course.

2021 Fall Series started last weekend, Saturday Sep 18th for the Keel Boats, and Sunday Sep 19th for Board Boats. Weather conditions will identical for both days, little to no wind for the 18 Keel Boats who had registered for this condensed two month series regatta and 14 Board Boats who tried to sail on Sunday.

Keel boats were to sail three races each month for a total of six races, where the best 4 races would be scored, Board Boats had 4 races each Sunday, where the best of 6 races would be scored. Mother Nature had other plans for the Saturday’s event with lots of sunshine and very light winds prevailed for most of the first and second races. Once all boats finished the second race, it was unanimously agreed by the fleets and new Principle Race Officers John Thompson & Gary Clark to head back in to LCYC for cold refreshments and a dip in the lake. The current 1st place standings are:

  • J-22: Alyssa Rose, Bruce Dunn
  • PHRF Non-Spinnaker: Mi Amor, Bill McVey
  • Big Boat: Cascabel, Bill Clark
  • Multi-Hull: Saturday Knight, Joe Monosmith
  • Flying Scot: The Full Catastrophe, Chris Powers

   

   

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

SEW-MAD Regatta

by Lynn Simpson

See more photos here

   

   

TSA Canyon Chaos Regatta

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
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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