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Spring Membership Meeting, March 16

We have a full day this coming Saturday. Work Day Chores: 9 AM to 11:30 Lunch Provided: 11:30 to 12:30 Board Meeting: 12:30 to 1:30 Sailing: 1:30 til (weather forecast looks good for Sat and Sun) Happy hour begins around 4 PM Dinner around 6 PM Spring Meeting: after dinner REMEMBER TO WEAR GREEN — Jimmy Harrell

Annual Meeting – November 17 – Election of Officers

The OSYC Annual Meeting and Election of 2013 Officers will be held on Saturday, November 17. Meat and soft drinks will be provided, Members are asked to bring dishes according to last names as follows. A-G Appetizers H-S Sides — Veggies or Salads T-Z Desserts Social hour will begin around 5:00, and supper around 6:00, followed by a brief business meeting and election of 2013 Officers. Plan now to attend, it’s important.

Halloween Party and Balloon Chase

The 2012 OSYC Halloween celebration will be on October 27, so mark your calendar and start designing your costume. This is an open event. Bring your friends, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews, etc for some fun and food. – 3 PM: Balloon Chase – 5 PM – 6 PM: Pumpkin check in/ – 6 PM: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. – 7 PM: Costume Parade and Games. {{Pumpkin Carving Contest. }} OSYC is giving you a chance to show off your pumpkin carving skills this October 27th at our annual Halloween Party. Bring your carved, painted or otherwise decorated pumpkins with you to the party between 5:00 and 6:00 pm and check-in with Joan Ekstrom. Each Pumpkin will be recognized and placed around the club and dining hall to give that spooky fun feeling of fall. {{Meal}} of hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. will be provided at a nominal price. Contributions of an appetizer or dessert will be appreciated. {{Games and Costume Judging.}} {{Balloon Chase.}} Starting around 3 PM we will have a sailboat balloon chasing contest. Kids love this game so get your sailboat on the lake and equip it with a dip net. Balloons will be strategically released and the prizes will be given in several categories. {{Spooky Games.}} Spooky Halloween games will be shortly after the meal. {{Costume Contest.}} Several categories of prizes will be given following a costume judging parade. Bring out an old costume or create a new one. This is for adults as well as children.

2012 Wild Turkey Regatta

[CLICK FOR RESULTS->] {Thistle Fleet 163 and the Oconee Sailing and Yacht Club, Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, Georgia present} {{{The 2012 Wild Turkey Regatta}}} September 22/23, 2012 {{{General Information}}} Registration: $35 early, $40 if received after 19 September (add $5 for non-USSA members) Racing will be conducted in accordance with US SAILING, TCA, and OSYC rules. Georgia Law requires a Coast Guard-approved PFD for each person aboard, plus one throwable device and one sounding device. Spot checks may be made. Conditions permitting, the race committee will attempt to sail at least five races. New this year is the hot dog/hamburger dinner ($3/person, with sides) and a band! Trophies will be awarded to skippers and crews, three deep. Camping is available on the OSYC grounds. Club rules do not allow pets. In addition, there are several motels in Milledgeville on US 441 between Log Cabin Road and Milledgeville Mall. If you have any questions, call Jack Mahaney at (478) 319-7293 or email Jack at If you need to be contacted during the weekend, keep in mind that there is no phone at the club. {{{Regatta Schedule}}} {{Saturday, September 22}} – 1000-1115 Registration – 1130 Skipper’s meeting – 1300 Start first race (races to follow, weather permitting) – approx 1730 Happy Hour – approx 1900 Dinner with Band!- {{Sunday, September 23}} – 0730 Coffee and cereal – 0930 Racing resumes – 1300 (approx) Trophies- There will be: beer and munchies after racing Saturday and Sunday Saturday evening we will have a hot dog/hamburger dinner (only $3 per person), and a band!! Juice, coffee, cereal and “sticky buns” available Saturday and Sunday morning. Please email Jack ( by Wednesday, 19 September, to tell us you’re coming and how many dinners you need.

The “RX Band” to play at the OSYC Wild Turkey Regatta

Once again OSYC will host the RX band for a night of fun and frolic (dancing). This will be the third year for this party so lets come and have fun as we have in the past. When: Sat. September 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Where: OSYC clubhouse, 117 Yacht club rd. Milledgeville,Ga. What to bring: Chairs,BYOB, guests and family. Cost: $10.00 per person. (children 12 and under free). Food: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and canned drinks will be available at very reasonable prices. This same weekend OSYC will host the Wild Turkey Regatta for thistles. There will be racing saturday and sunday. Come out early saturday to watch the races. p.s. Bring your dancin shoes. Contact Bill Lewis for further info or for questions. (615)383-6924 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!

22nd Annual Treasure Hunt

– Location: OSYC, Lake Sinclair, – Dates: 15-16 Sept 2012, – Time Skippers meeting 09:30, – Start time: 10:00. All members of OSYC and MGTS are invited. Bring your children, a GPS if you have one, a dinghy/kayak/canoe, and a swim suit. Even a small shovel might be handy. A 3/4G portable internet connection would also help to understand some of the clues. Treasure maps and a list of clues will be given out for each boat. It is a two day event although one day participation is possible. Just let me know if you can make only one day and I will make adjustments for that. There are only 17 prizes so be sure to plan to start with the fleet so you can get a treasure. It is a fun event and not a race. Everyone sails different directions to look for prizes, so fast boats have little advantage.

Labor Day Weekend at OSYC

This Saturday, 9/01, we have two events scheduled at the Club. The first event is the beginning of the Fall Races. Skippers meeting at 12:00, start time 1:00. Will anyone volunteer for Race Committee. No experience required, I will set up the course and teach you what to do, this is very simple. The 2nd event is a “Burn-it”. For those that do not know what a burn-it is, bring your own meat and cook it on the grill (hopefully not burning it) the club will supply the paper goods, ice and sides. Appetizers and dessert that are brought will be greatly appreciated. Happy hour starting at 4:30 or sooner, the grill and sides will be ready about 6:30. Jimmy is not going to be racing this weekend, giving us a chance to win. It would be nice to see some new racers on the course. I f you are a newbie and would like to give it a try, just let me know and I will be glad to meet you before the skippers meeting and go over the race procedure with you. Ken