Full Moon Regatta – August 13, Saturday at Springer’s Restaurant

With the upcoming August Full Moon, we will celebrate with our 4th Annual Full Moon Regatta.  Due to our desire to get the largest sailing participation, we have to set our Regatta for Saturday scheduling.  This means not always having it scheduled on the actual Full moon.   Our 3 race Regatta starts with Registration at 12:30 at Springer’s.  Skippers meeting 1:30 and the start of the first race at 2:30.  Weather permitting, we will follow the first race with a second.   We break for Pizza and beverages at Springer’s and the AWESOME Raffle!!!  Raffle prizes so far, Kopke’s Fruit of the Bloom, Stoughton Opera House, UPS Store, Lotus Salon, Happy Nails, West Marine and more!

Last race under the moon starts after sunset.   The course will be lit with floating (lit) buoys.  Check out our Facebook page posted event and of course this website.

Click to see registration and notice of race.

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Full Moon Regatta

Sign Up for Go/No Go Texts For Races

As our racing season gets started, we’d like to update our list for sending text message blasts to people’s phones to announce go/no go for races. This info is always available by checking the website before a race, but if you’d like to receive phone texts before the scheduled races, please reply to Kathy@lksc.org with the correct phone number and the name of your carrier (ex. US Cellular etc.)

LifeSling2 Rescue System, USCG-Approved

The club has purchased a new rescue system called the LifeSling2.  The Lifesling2 system consists of a flotation collar which is a blend of the traditional horseshoe buoy and a helicopter rescue sling. It’s connected to 125′ of multi-filament polypropylene retrieving line which allows the flotation to be towed or thrown to the overboard crewmember. The collar and line are stored for protection against the elements in a new more rigid and attractive vinyl storage bag. Graphics on the bag illustrate the instructions for recovering a person in the water.

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Sailors’ off-season conditioning

“How do you get in shape for sailing season?”

(Shared by Steve Grant)

Well, the answer quite frankly comes down to proper conditioning.  I’ve found that hours spent in a health club or fitness center is time wasted and could lead to injury or embarrassment on the boat. You need only concentrate on those muscle groups you’ll be using the most! That is why I follow a sailing specific training regimen to keep me at peak “championship” condition.

This year I’ve decided to share my preseason training program with you all.

Try this over the next few weekends and you’ll be “America’s Cup Class” in a jiffy. Continue reading

Sails for Sustenance

Nancy Lee is starting a collection of old sails for the fishermen of Haiti. There is a group in Miami that takes care of the shipping and distribution of the sails.

Sails for Sustenance is dedicated to recycling sails donated in the U.S. by providing them to subsistence fishermen of Haiti.

If you’ve got spare sails you’re not using, consider donating them to this worthy cause! Contact Nancy (nlee@mailbag.com) or Donna (donna@lksc.org).

Word from the Commodore

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Well, It’s been a tough year for sailing.  High winds, no wind, high water, cold spring….  However, lately it’s been really great.  We still have events planned for the 2nd half of the summer and fall.  A new fun event, the Thurston Howell II Yacht Race is this Saturday and we still plan on taking another crack at a cruising event this fall as well.

We are still doing fun races on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons, so please come out and join us. We’ve been doing self-starts on Thursday nights, so don’t worry about committee boat duties.  We still need volunteers for Sunday’s however, so if you can do 1 or 2 slots it would really help us out.  If you can’t do it, then just come out and race.  I’d rather see a bunch of sailors enjoying a beautiful sail on Lake Kegonsa than a race with 2 or 3 sailors in it.  We can self-start on Sundays if needed.

Your boats are calling you out.  I hope to see you on the water.

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