It’s here, summer has begun. The Jr Sailors are on the water and the Children’s Summer Program will start up Monday. The swim team is up early and doing laps in preparation for swim meets throughout the summer.
The pool is open for the season, weather permitting, noon to eight, daily. Saturday will feature water aerobics at 11 am and Sundays from 11am to noon is adult lap swim. Please remember it is a Nassau County Health Department Code that all members and guests must sign in when entering the pool area. Please cooperate. We would appreciate that you and your children shower off any sand before entering the pool. Sand in the filtration system can cause damage to very expensive equipment.
Next Thursday is the Fourth of July, so come and celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Club. We will be servving a BBQ style buffet; 2:30 to 6:30, Stay tuned for further details and specials. After sundown, gather on the deck and beach and watch Fireworks at Morgan Park. The bar will be open from noon for cold beverages.
It will be a busy day at the Club Wednesday, July 3rd as we once again host the Western District Regatta. Sailors from neighboring clubs will gather on our beach and compete in the beautiful waters of Hempstead Harbor and the Sound. Let’s hope for favorable winds and wish our SCYC Sailors the best of luck.
Race Committee Activities in full force –
The Race Committee, led by Co-Chairmen Dave Lawson & Doug Wefer, is heading in to their busiest month. Of course, at the end of the month, the Club will be hosting its signature event, the 43rd Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR). Scheduled for July 25th through July 28th, this prestigious event attracts sailors from all over the metropolitan area. The ALIR committee has been planning for 11 months now. It is hard to believe we’re down to the last 30 days.
Before the ALIR though, the Sea Cliff Yacht Club hosts the Western Districts, a Junior Sailing Association sanctioned event for youth sailors from Western Long Island Sound. This 50+ year old regatta will be held Thursday, July 3rd. Regatta Chairman, David Lawson and PRO Doug Wefer will lead a cadre of SCYC volunteers in running this all -day event. Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Participants in this event can qualify for the end-of-season championships where the best of the Sound compete.
As always, volunteers are needed. Positions in registration, start and finish line officials, support boats, scoring staff and many other positions are needed. No experience is necessary. People can sign up for either a half day or full day positions. The last race is at 3:30 with awards to follow. To volunteer or if you want more information, e-mail Dave Lawson at David.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be hosting our first home swim meet on Tuesday, July 9th at 5 pm. the pool area will be closing at 3:30 in order to prepare for the meet. Please come down and cheer on our swimmers as they compete with Manhasset Bay Yacht Club.
Saturday Morning Ideal 18 Beginners’ classes are underway. This program is for beginners or sailors who are unfamiliar with the Ideal 18s. The program involves both some class room training as well as on the water training. Any adult member may participate. Taught by club members, this class teaches the fundamentals of sailing, as well as how to handle the Ideal 18s. After a few weeks of classes and practice, you may get certified to be able to sail the Ideals on your own. Classes are held Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 and run through July. As a reminder, if you didn’t make the first classes, don’t worry, members can jump in any time.
Ladies Sailing has also begun and will continue every Tuesday evening at 6pm at the Club. No experience necessary. There is always room to jump onboard and enjoy a peaceful night on the water.
Grill Night now every Tuesday and Thursday— Grab your favorite recipes and head to the club. Grill nights will take place every Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the summer. Enjoy a nice meal on the deck or the beach, and watch the terrific sunset.
Friday Dinner in the Club Dining Room — Enjoy our beautiful dinner menu and some great seasonal specials. This weekend the Tiki bar will be open serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon.
Also in July:
Rock the Dock July 20th (Make your reservations Early) (adult only event)