CAVE RUN SAILING ASSOCIATION September-October 2009 Volume 26, Issue #4 The Main Sheet W W W. C AV E RU NS A I LI NG. O RG From the Bridge Chris Bollinger, Commodore firstname.lastname@example.org The summer zipped by for me, and probably you But I promise too. I did not sail as often as I wanted, but I love you will have living in this climate because the best sailing of a great time the year is still ahead of me. We all know the and learn wind gets better in the fall. The temperatures more about stay mild well into October (I've sailed on beauti- sailing your Inside this issue: ful days in November and others even through boat in 2 days the winter!). That's why we have so many of our of racing than C’est La Joie de Vivre 2 bigger events in the fall. In my view, the most you learned Flying Scot 2009 NAC 3 important event in which you can participate is all season in our annual Charity Regatta on Sunday, Septem- cruising. So Sailing Classes 4 ber 20th. We team up with the Ladies of Psi Iota even if you Chi (Theta Nu Chapter) to raise money for the are beginner, Down-the-Lake Regatta 5 Lexington Hearing and Speech Center. In these come on out 2009 Schedule 6 tough economic times, our outreach is so cru- and try this. cially important. We need help with all kinds of Of course the Grand Annual Regatta 6 things, but mostly, we need people to race their Regatta Din- boats. There is NO FEE for this regatta. Any ner (Saturday Chris Bollinger Youth Sailing 7 club member can enter their boat. I know so evening) is Commodore Social Chairs 8 many say "Oh, I don't know how to race," but if open to any- you can sail your boat, we want you there. The one (there is a $12 per person charge) and a great "serious racers" want you there. We want you evening of fellowship, sailing stories and good there because we believe in this outreach and it times. Even if you don't want to race, come on helps fund raising each year if we have a good out that weekend and join us all for a great eve- showing. If you are new to racing this is a great ning. We need help though! To pull this re- low key event. If you are new to racing and need gatta off, we MUST have people who can help some advice or just a basic "how to", talk to one with registration, meals and race committee. We Upcoming Activities of the experienced racers, we'll get you going. have an expert running the races, so even if you So please come sail. don't know much about racing you can help on • September 12 race committee a lot. Jim Dinger is the contact Our big regatta, the Grand Annual, is the first Race 8 weekend in October (this year it's October 3-4). person, and let me know too. • September 20 This is a great weekend of racing. I look back I hope to see all of you out on the lake this fall, at on the 8 or 9 Grand Annuals I have done, and least at the Charity Regatta. And remember, Charity Regatta these constitute some of the best days I've had on keep the pointy side up and the roundy side • October 3-4 the water (OK, fine, sometimes frustrating). The down! Grand Annual weather is often beautiful, the trees are starting to turn and the geese are flying over. It is beautiful. Regatta Chris Bollinger And it's great racing! If you have never raced November 14 before, I know this can be a little intimidating. Commodore. Annual Banquet CRSA Charity Regatta September 20, 2009 Help support the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center: All YOU have to do is SAIL! The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 www.caverunsailing.org Page 2 C’est la Joie de Vivre Scott and Jeanie Lee email@example.com trips were relaxing and uneventful and every- one had a good time. We also spent a good deal of time working on the boat, getting her fixed up and ready for the next leg of our jour- ney. One of the big- Being on a boat that's moving through the gest projects was in- water, it's so clear. Everything falls into stalling new refrigera- place in terms of what's important and tion systems. The what's not - James Taylor shore-power system We had a wonderful summer on Lake Erie. that was on the boat Hydraulic dredge working on the Erie Canal near Amsterdam, We were lucky to spend a lot of time with when we bought her NY. They hold us up for about 20 minutes while they move out family and enjoyed every minute. Not hav- never worked and was of the channel so we can pass. We are happy to give them all the ing children of our own, we love to watch too old and rusty for time they need - they help keep our keel off the bottom! the nieces and nephews growing up. It is an anyone to try and re- endless source of amazement that the little charge. So it was time to remove it and to have a cold freezer without having to run babies we first met so long ago are turning install two smaller units. What should have the engine twice a day. Next I need to fig- out to be such wonderful people. Kudos to been a pretty simple installation turned into ure out how to compensate for the in- our brothers and sisters for being such su- a major ordeal as the installer could not get creased drain on the batteries! perb parents. the new units to hold their charge. After Once the refrigeration was working we We took a few trips on the boat this summer two weeks of frustration that delayed our were able to move on and begin the trip to the islands, visiting Put-In-Bay, Kelly’s departure by a week, the problem turned south for the winter. We’ve completed the Island, and Middle Bass Island. Plus a few out to be an issue with the installer’s pres- trip back through the Erie Canal and are day-sails thrown in for good measure. The sure gauges. It’s working now and it is nice now on the Hudson River in Castleton-On- Hudson, NY. We will spend the fall on the Chesapeake Bay and explore the Florida Keys this winter. Our departure this time had a completely different tone than our departure in May from Maryland. Then, our emotions were held in check by an overwhelming to-do list and the trepidation of beginning a new life. This time our to-do list was shorter and there was far less trepidation as we had already been living on the boat for several months. So we were much more aware of our sadness as we prepared to leave our family and friends behind. They have all promised to come visit us, but with the bustling lives of modern families we know their visits will be too short and too few. But we will cherish every moment and look forward to spending more time with them next summer because nothing is more im- portant than family and friends. An early start near lock 17 on the Erie Canal. The sunrise is quickly burning away the fog For more photos and information visit making way for a beautiful morning to cross Oneida Lake. http://tinyurl.com/JoyOfLiving The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 www.caverunsailing.org Page 3 Flying Scot® 2009 North American Championship (NAC) David Davison, Rear Commodore DavidD2047@aol.com David Davison – Skipper of Flying Scot 2194 were a three race series held on Sunday, August Bob Summerfeldt – Crew 2nd. Monday and Tuesday’s three race Qualify- The first week of August was a series of firsts ing Series divided the 74 entrants into the Cham- for this sailor: first vacation in Wisconsin, first pionship and Challenger Fleets with a four race NAC as a skipper, first racing in 3 to 6 foot Championship Series on Wednesday, Thursday waves with steady 20 knot wind and first time and Friday. trailering a boat through rush hour Chicago. The Different weather, wind and sea conditions than first three were enjoyable and challenging, the these pond sailors are used to. Ephraim’s lati- last sheer terror. tude is high enough that the weather patterns The NAC is an annual series of championships cycle through much quicker than in Kentucky. New front arrives at dusk, terrific thunderstorms sanctioned by the Flying Scot Sailing Associa- at night and gone the next morning with very tion. This year’s event was hosted by the Eph- little land effects. Monday 10 to 15 knots out of raim Yacht Club and the Village of Ephraim. the south-west, Tuesday out of the north with 3 Ephraim is a picturesque summer vacation place to 6 foot waves and 15 to 20 knots, Wednesday located on the eastern shore of Green Bay in Enjoying a 2 hour postponement was the same as Monday, Thursday the wind Lake Michigan. This was the first event of its kind hosted by Ephraim and the village gra- died – races postponed then abandoned, and Clockwise from below left: Our ciously provided use of the town’s launching Friday from the East at 10 to 15 knots. heroes at the Ephraim "Fire House" facilities, town meeting hall and village green. Bottom line - we came in 61st of 74 in the quali- Launch Ramp; Flying Scots at the Their hospitality was well worth the 815 mile fying series and 23rd of 34 in the Challenger Ephraim Yacht Club; FS-2194 journey. Fleet. We did not sink the boat and no manatees Rounding the windward mark; The The Junior’s and Women’s Championships were killed in this exercise. championship fleet on Aug. 7th. The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 www.caverunsailing.org Page 4 Sailing Classes Cliff Hynniman, Sailing Classes Registrar, ASA Instructor, Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org While many would not associate Kentucky was conducted at Kentucky Lake. The with sailing, much less a model program result is that we now have 7 instructors Clockwise from Below: Captain Ed with the which teaches large numbers of the public certified to teach ASA 101, 103, 104, and morning class; Captain Bill with the afternoon to sail; the Cave Run Sailing School is just 105. The seven are Mark Arnold, Jim class; Taking a break for lunch; Conferring that. For the second consecutive year (2007 Bugay, David Davison, Jim Dinger, Cliff diplomas to the graduates; Michelle at the & 2008) we have been named an Out- Hynniman, Jeff Lagrew, and Sam Moore. helm; Chip at the helm; Tom at the helm; standing School, from among over 300 pro- Jeff is also certified to teach ASA 106, Greg at the helm grams affiliated with the American Sailing 107, and 114. In addition he has achieved Association (ASA). In addition Jeff Lagrew certification to teach other instructors via was named Outstanding Instructor in 2008 Instructors Qualification Clinics. All of by ASA. This year alone we have taught the instructors use their own boats for sailing skills to 55 people through all of our teaching ASA classes. combined classes. Thanks to all of the skip- The ASA classes began in February with a pers and instructors who have given of their class of 8 gaining certification in ASA 105 time for sailing education this summer. (Costal Navigation) taught by Jeff Lagrew The Beginning Class offered in May was with assistance from Cliff Hynniman. This enjoyed by 33 new sailors, and most be- summer ASA 101 was completed by 10 came new members of CRSA. The class members at Cave Run Lake and was taught was taught by Bill Lubawy and Ed Puter- by Sam Moore, Jeff Lagrew, Jim Dinger, baugh, with on the water instruction by and me. Following this 9 members were many CRSA skippers who volunteered their certified in ASA 103 at Kentucky Lake, time and boats. It was one of the weekends which was taught by Jeff Lagrew, Jim when we had lots of wind. Hopefully these Bugay, Mark Arnold, and Sam Moore. newbie’s will not be disappointed when At this writing we have a number of mem- they experience more typical weather at bers interested in taking ASA 104 during Cave Run. an upcoming CRSA costal cruise. We Our initial planning for ASA courses this already have a few reservations for future year was based on our having only two cer- navigation and beginning classes. Please tified ASA instructors. However, with the contact me for scheduling or for more in- Club’s assistance and ASA’s willingness, a formation. week-long Instructors Qualification Clinic The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 www.caverunsailing.org Page 5 CRSA instructor Sam Moore teaching the ASA 101 class this summer Cliff Hynniman ASA instructor Captain Lenny with CRSA’s new ASA certified instructors Sam Moore, Mark Webmaster, Sailing Class Regis- Arnold, Jim Bugay, Cliff Hynniman, Dave Davi- trar and Instructor son, and Jim Dinger. Congratulations! Flying Scot® Dominates Down the Lake Regatta David Davison, Rear Commodore DavidD2047@aol.com David Davison – Principle Race Officer The race was abandoned as the MM-II con- “clip”. The lightest teenager was only tinued to drag towards a lee shore and had to hoisted 5’ above the deck before this ap- This year’s Down-the-Lake Regatta was be rescued by a tow from the marina. The proach was abandoned. Act II we decided interesting to say the least. Beth Jett was higher winds and thunderstorms didn’t ar- we could reach the line from the upper deck gracious in loaning the club the Jett Set II rive until 10:00 p.m. of the Jett Set II. Not even close. For the for the weekend. For the first time final Act III we heeled the Hunter in the Down The Lake Regatta we over to get closer, lashed three boat had an off-lake entrant, Ian Petko- hooks together with duct tape and Bunney and his family, racing a successfully retrieved the halyard Flying Scot. to the amazement of the F-dock The weather forecast was ominous community. with 10 to 12 mph winds with Sunday, the MM-II started, and was occasional thundershowers fore- not turned off until returning to her cast for the weekend. This could mooring. The winds, forecast to be allow for some extra-adrenaline 10 to 12 mph, turned out to be a rush sailing, but created near im- dead calm until noon. They then possible conditions for the large picked up enough to start and com- houseboat Jet Set II to navigate the plete a good race to Tacker’s Alley lake. The six skippers and Princi- and back. By the time the last pal Race Officer decided on a two The “raft up” cookout was held on the Jett cruiser had crossed the finish line, our long race series followed by a “raft up” on F Set II and the sailors provided plenty of en- guests, the Petko-Bunney Family, had fin- dock. tertainment for the house boaters. A Hunter ished, retrieved their Flying Scot, taken The starting line was set, but the club com- 29 lost control of its main halyard and it down the mast and were on their way home. mittee boat Margaret Mary II soon started flew to the top of the mast. Act I was the To quote the owner of the Hunter 29: “no dragging her anchor and would not start. bosun’s chair attempt in retrieving the manatees were killed in this exercise.” Catalina 22 For Sale The Main Sheet will run New bottom paint, faired keel, reconditioned trailer with all new tires. classified ads for members wishing to sell their boats This boat needs to be actively sailed and is capable of traveling anywhere. or for members and poten- $4,000 tial members wishing to Chuck Emrich cell 859-270-2199 home 859-263-0030 buy boats. Contact Scott Lee - Main Sheet Editor Have suggestions or comments for The Main Sheet? with details. We’d love to hear them! We are always looking for sailing photos! Send an email to Scott Lee at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 Page 6 CRSA Grand Annual Regatta Jim Dinger, Vice Commodore email@example.com COME OUT TO MEET IN- We also need volunteers to Come out and enjoy the party TERESTING SAILORS cook dinner on the grills for in the newly designed West FROM ALL OVER, The Saturday evening and staff the Group at Twin Knobs Camp GRAND ANNUAL IS AP- breakfast line on Saturday and Ground, with great camp sites, PROACHING FAST Sunday morning. large fire pit, new bathroom (OCTOBER 3 AND 4): We facilities, and even electrical Any musical talents would be need many volunteers to staff hookup. You’ll meet the most appreciated on both nights registration/sales Friday eve- interesting people! around the large fire pit. ning Oct 2 and Saturday morn- Contact Jim Dinger, Vise Ad- ing, Oct 3, and after racing on Non-racers are really encour- Jim Dinger miral, at 859-338-7939 or Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4. aged to help CRSA make this Vice Commodore firstname.lastname@example.org event enjoyable and profitable. CRSA 2009 Calendar Photo Credits David Davison, Cliff Hynni- man, Scott Lee, Jeanie Lee, Sept 12 (Saturday) 8th Race Bill Lubawy, Derek Eggers, Sept 20 (Sunday) Charity Regatta Ben Askren, Valerie Ask- ren, Chip Towns, Ted Oct 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday) Grand Annual Regatta Brandewie, Jim Dinger, and many others. November 14 (Saturday) Annual Banquet 6-10 PM Thank you! Above: Approaching lock 34 on the Erie Canal. Note the old locks on the right now replaced by the big locks on the left. Top right: A pigeon joined us for several hours as we crossed Lake Erie. Right: Overlook- ing Put-In-Bay with Joie de Vivre in the foreground to the right. The Main Sheet Volume 26, Issue #4 www.caverunsailing.org Page 7 Youth Sailing Ted Brandewie, Youth Sailing Instructor email@example.com The new Optimists are great! Thanks to the Club for buying them; they have been a treat for the Youth to sail. Though we try to give each Youth their own sailboat, if there is a heavy turnout or we this year, and more trips to Jacobson will be com- ing as the water continues to be warm and the winds get better in the Fall. Last year I even tried have a brand new sailor, we will double up and the boats still sail well, even for me with a smaller child in the boat. We have gone out 5 times so far on Halloween day, but the young sailors had other plans! See the pictures of the Youth in action. CAVE RUN SAILING ASSOCIATION PO BOX 256 LEXINGTON, KY 40588 The Main Sheet is published 4-5 times a year by The Cave Run Sailing Association, PO Box 256, Lexington, Kentucky 40588. firstname.lastname@example.org The Cave Run Sailing Association is an all volunteer, non- profit association dedicated to (1) promoting both leisure and race sailing, (2) conducting sailing education classes, (3) providing a forum for good will and social activities among those interested in sailing, and (4) participating in charitable See this newsletter in full color on our website: activities. Membership information can be obtained on our website or by email at email@example.com www.caverunsailing.org From the Social Chairs Ben and Valerie Askren firstname.lastname@example.org A big round of applause to Bob and lots of new faces. Facing Woods, chef extraordinaire, for adversity with our best genoa hosting the July summer social at forward, the crews capped off his home. Bob not only provided an excellent day of fiascos with the venue, but also the barbecue ice cold beer, fabulous food, ribs, wonderful sides, and spec- and famous Jett Set II hospital- tacular desserts. Needless to say, ity. we feasted. Thanks also to the set-up and clean-up crews. The Please go ahead and mark your CRSA club was also able to auction off calendars for the annual ban- Annual Banquet three of our used prams, with quet, to be held Saturday, No- Saturday, possible takers for the other two. vember 14, at the Bodley- November 14th Bullock House, 200 Market St, The Down-the-lake Regatta was in the Gratz Park Historic Dis- Bodley-Bullock House highlighted by an uncanny string trict of Lexington. The dinner 200 Market St. of mechanical failures, 40 mph will run from 6 pm - 10 pm, Lexington, KY winds that never materialized, with more details forthcoming.
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