Why not kick off the Memorial Day weekend with the RC Laser fleet by coming out to sail in the 2nd Annual Squaw Island Offshore Race this weekend?
This 2-mile race requires skippers to sail their radio controlled sailboat up the lake to a mark at Squaw Island and then back to a finish line at the club. It was one of the more fun but challenging sailing events we held last year.
Registration can be done online or can be handled Saturday starting at 1pm at the concrete dock on the CYC waterfront. Skippers will need to figure out their mode of transportation on the water to follow their boats up the course and back. We are getting close to the event, so if you need a ride and don’t have one, please let us know asap and we’ll do our best to find you a chauffeur.
If you have a powerboat and would be willing to take spectators or skippers for a ride on Saturday afternoon, please show up at 1:30 to be paired with a sailor.
Our Race Director, Keith Calkins (who thought we were crazy last year but has learned we are actually crazy this year) will hold a skipper’s meeting at 1:45 pm.
Racing will begin shortly thereafter with an on-the-water start this year with a line set somewhere in the vicinity of the south end of the mooring field. We’ll attempt to have a start line set to that we have a windward start and so that onlookers from shore will get a good view. The finish line will again be at the concrete dock area.
We will have a cookout following the race. The fleet will provide meat and rolls but you can bring beverages, sides, salads or deserts to share. We should be finished in plenty of time to allow CYC members wishing to attend the wine tasting at the clubhouse later in the evening to make it there on time.
2012 North American Championship Update
Registration is still open for the 2012 RC Laser North American Championship event.
We are at the point where we are starting to count heads for meals so if you are reading this and you are planning to attend and haven’t yet registered, please do so soon.
We will be holding our normal Sunday racing this Sunday, May 27 at 4pm at Kershaw Park behind Steamboat Landing and again at 4pm on Sunday June 3. We will be practicing the regatta format on both days and a short skippers meeting will be held before the “official” scored races start.
Please try to attend both of these days if you are sailing, working the event or volunteering to help. We are expecting 35 competitors at the main event on June 8-10 so having as many sailors and volunteers at our two remaining practice sailing days will be a huge help.