We had a wonderful work day on Saturday and a lot got done. New ceiling fans were installed in the covered area where the grill is located. Two benches got painted. The new swing is now up, swinging and tested by yours truly. Grass cut and raking done. A couple more dock boards replaced. Bathrooms cleaned and all floors swept and mopped. And I am sure there were other things done that I did not see. Unfortunately the wind did not show up until Sunday so we had no racing but you can always have it all. Thanks to all that showed up for the work day!
SOLD: 1998 Catalina 22 wing keel + trailer + motor, $5000
MacGregor 26M sailboat with 50hp honda power + trailer excellent, near new condition.
We had a great day at our club this past Saturday. The wind was blowing and four boats went to Hauk’s reef. What a beautiful day to be on the water. It was the first time our grandson had been in a race and he loved it. Cary did a wonderful job decorating the club with an April Showers, May Flowers theme. Thanks to her for time and effort spent; she has such talent! Everyone gathered in the evening to assemble some outstanding Shish Kebobs and the grill looked phenomenal when loaded up. If you could not make this year’s Shish Kebob, you have to be sure and make next year’s!
We have a work day and Spring Race 3 on May 5th. If the wind is blowing and we have a race we will also have a little gathering to eat afterwards. There will be the Mother’s Day Challenge on May 19th with a social raft up after the race. You can spend the night on the water with the group or just eat and run. To finish up May, Spring Race 4 with be on May 26th with a Burn It afterwards. More to come on these events so mark the dates on your calendar and listen out for the details.
Fair winds and following seas,
If you missed our Spring Meeting you missed some good stuff. I had wonderful fun where decorations were concerned so there was that. Thanks go out to Lynnrenee, Mike Barr and Mike Wisdom for all their help in setting up things. Ken put his cooking skills to use yet again providing corn beef and cabbage which was excellent and his Sheppard’s Pie was phenomenal. If you ate it that night you would know. Many asked for his recipe but as those close to Ken know it is a skill that cannot be contained on a piece of paper. Never the same always delicious. It is an artist thing. Hope to see you all at our next event which will be April 21st and is wide open for anyone to host so get in touch with Lynnrenee or me. Remember you can do as much or as little as you like when hosting an event. We will have your back!
We are still going to the Augusta Sailing Club in April (12th -16th). It will only cost you $10.00 to sign up for the race that Saturday and that also gives you a slip for the weekend. Hope you can show up.
We had a great turn out for the chili cook off this weekend with a total of 6 pots of chili. They were all very good and Susan Morris won the prize. Bill gets a mention since it was his recipe but he was too busy racing to cook. Good job Morrises! I believe we had around 26 people present. Everyone recited their recipes and it was very interesting to hear. Thanks to Lynnrenee for getting the ball rolling and for everyone else who pitched in to get things set up and cleaned up. Great fellowship. I have attached some photos. (click here)
We also had some awesome wind in which to race. We held two races with 5 boats. What a wonderful day at our club.
Hope to see you at the next event,
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The OSYC Lake Sinclair Challenge
2017 Results to-date:
|12NOV2016||1:38:30||Mac 26D||Jimmy and Jay Harrell, Tim Vacula|
|27MAY2017||1:48||Windrider 17||Rebekah and Chris Woodburn|
|27MAY2017||1:48:20||O’Day 26||Bill and Dave Morris, Tim Aupperle|
|27MAY2017||2:09:30||Hunter 240||David and Max Woodburn|
|17OCT2017||2:07:30||O’Day 26||Bill, Susan, Martin and Minnie Morris|
The Lake Sinclair Challenge is a fixed-course, self-timed, long-distance challenge open to any sailing vessel on Lake Sinclair.
During the Dec 2005 drawdown, we took a pontoon boat ride out to survey the shallow spots of the lake. We confirmed that there is indeed enough depth and enough room to pass between Hauck’s Reef and the Narrows Island in our sailboats. So we decided to use Hauck’s Reef as the end-mark for the Sinclair Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
- Schedule: You pick the time and date. Any time day or night.
- Eligibility: Anything that is wind powered and legal on Lake Sinclair
- Rules: Racing Rules of Sailing. DNR requirements, etc, apply. Sailors assume all risks.
Best times to-date:
|29MAR 2007||1:18:30||Hunter 260||Griffins|
- Start between the No Wake buoy and the metal dock at the club.
- Pass all islands on the river channel side.
- Pass between Hauck’s Reef and the Narrows Island in either direction. If multiple boats are racing, the boat leaving Hauck’s Reef to port shall have right of way. (Be careful)
- Finish at the club between the No Wake buoy and the metal dock.
Course Length: approximately 9 miles, round trip.
Prizes: admiration of your fellow sailors, bragging rights, and a nice certificate.
Entry: Send an e-mail or letter to the scorekeeped (Jay.Harrell (at) riverside.net) with the following:
- Start Time – hh:mm:ss
- Finish Time – hh:mm:ss (or exact elapsed time, to the second please)
- Wind direction and wind speed (measured or estimated)
- Boat name and description -*Skipper and Crew Names
Results form Past Years
- 2016 winner – June 18, 2016: Bill and Susan Morris, O’Day 26 – 1:57
- 2015 Results
- 2014 Results
- 2013 Results
- 2012 Results
- 2011 Results
- 2010 Results
- 2008 Results
- 2007 Results
- 2006 Results
1986 Catalina 25 with a 12 HP diesel inboard. Autopilot with remote, Garmin GPS, stove, head with holding tank, sails 3 years old, fixed keel 4.5 draft, bottom paint 2 years old, stereo, depth sounder, compass and trailer. $7,900.
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