This week at the Club

Our next Trivia night is Saturday, February 8th.  Just 10 days away. John Rogers is our host for the night.  We look forward to the usual teams as well as last month’s winner, Athena.  Of course new teams and players are always welcome.

February has many important dates; Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and this year, Leap Day. Not saying there is a clue there but does give one pause.

The bar opens at 7:00 and play begins at 7:30.

Sailing News

Hello everyone – The weather cycle certainly hasn’t been in our favor in 2020 as 3 straight Sundays of moderate to strong northwesterly winds prevented the Ice Cube Regatta but last Sunday, the 26th, gave us a window and we took it! At times it looked as if the wind was returning to the prior three weeks but started out around 10 and only puffed to about 18. The 12 sailors had a great afternoon on 7 single and double windward-leeward courses. Mary Ellen Wefer and Charles Beitch did their usual great job at keeping the racing going quickly. Fortunately, the high tide permitted sailing to leeward of the starting line as the starts were competitive and important to success.

In the Laser fleet, Dan Rapelje was strong in the moderate breezes against Greg Hayes and his “tweener” sail. Sean Murphy, unfortunately, broke his tiller extension. He’ll be back!

For the Sunfish fleet, the racing was as competitive as ever. Everyone enjoyed the big waves and surfing conditions. Doug Wefer sailed consistently to edge Billy Sesack and Paul Wefer. It was great to have Lee Montes drop in for the Ice Cube Regatta (4th). Joe Beitch, Keith Maler, Dave Lawson, and Michael Johnson all had their own moments. Our youngest sailor, Nick Russo, did a great job until he lost his mainsheet and had to retire for the day.

Brunch with Santa

What a great weekend we had at our club. The Holiday celebrations kept going with our Annual Brunch with Santa. We had a sold out crowd last Sunday as parents and children enjoyed a great buffet, a visit from Santa, and of course he brought some gifts from the North Pole.

Turkey Trot Regatta

The 2019 Frostbite Turkey Trot Regatta on Sunday, November 17th, was brisk, puffy & shifty. Fortunately, the water was relatively smooth but the northeast winds from 8-20+ mph made the day a real challenge. The 6 boat fleet was small but competitive. Unfortunately, the conditions were a little too challenging for the Laser fleet did not race. The Sunfish fleet had some close racing and everyone DID keep their mast pointing up all afternoon long. Billy Sesack, sailed consistently to take the Regatta title while Paul & Doug Wefer tied behind him with 12 points. Joe Beitch again showed great improvement while Sean Murphy and Annika Kaelin found some of their own moments to shine. Michael Johnson & David Lawson did show their courage to try the conditions but chose not to push beyond their comfort zone so they only made it around the track once. As always, thank you to Mary Ellen Wefer & Charles Beitch for running 7 efficient windward-leeward races. Further, thank you Mary Ellen Wefer for making sure that everyone went home with the customary Turkey Trot turkeys as trophies.