Ahoy Sailors!

Spring Race #4 is upon us this Saturday, 5/19/18. Skippers meeting is going to be on the dock at 1:00 with the race start at 2:00. John Rice has volunteered to do the committee boat duties.

Due to the Spring Meeting being held at 4:30 on the deck we will only attempt to get one race sailed on Saturday.

Following the Race we will have a Fired Chicken Potluck, so bring your favorite sides, fixin’s, and desserts! Potluck will be $3.00 plus bring a dish, please email Commodore Bob a head count so we can have the appropriate amount of chicken.

We’ll start the General Meeting after the Potluck around 4:30.

Hope to see everyone at the race and the meeting.

Commodore Bob Hebner
Race Captain Sam Shafer

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Posted by: svwindward | 2018-03-13

Summer Sailstice Circumnavigation: June 22-24!

Druid preening, ospreys!

Summer Sailstice this year is officially June 23 (yes, that’s a couple of days behind the actual solstice).  How will you spend it? Would you sail to the ends of the earth and back? How about something a little less ambitious, like the end of the lake? It’s not global, but Watauga Lake is big, with more than 45 miles of shoreline, and you’ve probably only seen part of it. If you will brave the weird and haunted shores at Watauga’s end, then you will need a captain who knows those waters.
skull-compass-roseSailor, you’re in luck: This year’s Summer Sailstice celebrants will circumnavigate Watauga Lake from Friday, June 22 (after work), through Sunday, June 24. At Commodore Bob’s request, S/V Windward is Summer Sailsticing for WLSC once again. Join us and become a captain who knows those waters.  Come for the whole thing, or join us for whatever part you are able. Leave with the first wave, catch up with us at anchor Friday night, or find us on Saturday morning, or boogie past the bridge and day sail with us on Sunday: it’s your call. Or just skip it, hear the stories later, and realize you’ve missed out on a lot of fun that people wanted you to be a part of.

More details to follow, but now’s the time to mark that calendar, stick that note on the refrigerator, put the entry in Google Docs. It’s also a great time to register for boffo prizes at https://www.summersailstice.com/event/watauga-lake-summer-sailstice-circumnavigation. You don’t have to enter to participate,  but the whole free prize thing is pretty compelling.

Fair Winds!
s/v Windward

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-05-14

Fun, more fun, and general updates

Ahoy Sailors!! Cross your fingers, the snow is gone! Here’s a snapshot of what is in-store for you at WLSC:

1. There is no time like right now to Pay your Dues!

2. We now have two new Dock Carts and one recently refurbished cart…YEA!

3. GENERAL MEETING NOTICE…We will hold our Spring Annual Members Meeting after Race #4 on the DECK on May 19th at 4:30PM

4. WOMEN’S SAILING CAMP! Betsy Austin has graciously volunteered to coordinate this year’s event…more to follow…THANK YOU BETSY!

All the best,

Bob

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-05-04

Spring Race #3, Sat May 5

Hello Everyone,
The 3rd race of the spring series is this Saturday May 5th.
The Skippers meeting and sign up will be on the sailboat dock at 1:00 with the PC racer start at 2:00 and the A-Racers at 2:15

If we have good breeze we may try and make up one of the canceled races.

Reminder we still need volunteers for committee boat duty and setting out marks for the following races:
5-26-18 Spring Race (make-ups)
7-7-18 Summer Race #1
8-4-18 Summer Race #3
9-22-18 Fall Race #2
10-6-18 Fall Race #3
10-20-18 Fall Race #4

Sam Shafer
WLSC Race Captain

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-05-04

Sat May 5 – Race #3 and Potluck

Ahoy Sailors!! Cross your fingers, the snow is gone! Here’s a snapshot of what is in-store for you at WLSC:

1. Race and Potluck this coming weekend!!! Patty G. has volunteered to do an amazing Cinco de Mayo main dish of soft shell tacos and has 3 yummy cakes waiting to be eaten. Everyone should bring a potluck side dish with the exception of the entree and dessert. As usual, the charge will be $3 …SEE YOU THERE!

2. In case you haven’t heard, we had a very interesting Race the weekend before last. Sam S. had Marc N.’s boat going so fast…he got pulled over right at the Starting line! I found out later, through direct experience, it was not for speeding. Please be sure to update your Registration and stickers…the fines are hefty! Along the same lines, be sure to have an annual inspection done, contact Ed Lockett or Bill Smith.

3. There is no time like right now to Pay your Dues!

4. We now have two new Dock Carts and one recently refurbished cart…YEA!

5. GENERAL MEETING NOTICE…We will hold our Spring Annual Members Meeting after Race #4 on the DECK on May 19th at 4:30PM

6. WOMEN’S SAILING CAMP! Betsy Austin has graciously volunteered to coordinate this year’s event…more to follow…THANK YOU BETSY!

All the best,

Bob

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-05-01

Spring Race #3 Sat May 5

Hello Everyone,
The 3rd race of the spring series is this Saturday May 5th.
The Skippers meeting and sign up will be on the sailboat dock at 1:00 with the PC racer start at 2:00 and the A-Racers at 2:15

If we have good breeze we may try and make up one of the canceled races.

Reminder we still need volunteers for committee boat duty and setting out marks for the following races:
5-26-18 Spring Race (make-ups)
7-7-18 Summer Race #1
8-4-18 Summer Race #3
9-22-18 Fall Race #2
10-6-18 Fall Race #3
10-20-18 Fall Race #4

Sam Shafer
WLSC Race Captain

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-04-10

Spring Race #2 Apr 21 – Committee Boat Needed!

Hello Everyone,

We do not have a committee boat or anyone to set out marks for the Spring Race #2. No committee boat, no race!

The Skippers meeting and sign up will be on the sailboat dock at 1:00 pm With the PC racer start at 2:00 and the A-Racers at 2:15.

Reminder we still need volunteers for committee boat duty and setting out marks for the following races:

4-21-18 Spring Race #3
5-5-18 Spring Race #3
7-7-18 Summer Race #1
8-4-18 Summer Race #3
9-22-18 Fall Race #2
10-6-18 Fall Race #3
10-20-18 Fall Race #4

Sam Shafer
WLSC Race Captain

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-04-06

Race start sequence updated

Attached is the updated start sequence Start-Sequence-for-Spring&Fall-Races.

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-04-05

CANCELLED: Fall Race #1, Sat Apr 7

UPDATE from Race Captain Sam Shafer:

WLSC Racers,
After polling several racers, and looking at multiple weather forecasts, I am going to cancel the race for tomorrow. We will use the scheduled make up race for the 4th race in the Spring Series.

Sam Shafer
WLSC Race Captain

Reminder we still need volunteers for committee boat duty and setting out marks for the following races:

Spring Race #2 4-21-18
Spring Race #3 5-5-18
Summer Race #1 7-7-18
Summer Race #3 8-4-18
Fall Race #2 9-22-18
Fall Race #3 10-6-18
Fall Race #4 10-20-18

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-04-05

All Sat Apr 7 events cancelled or rescheduled

UPDATE: Due to a profound lack of interest by the racers in the face of the current forecast, Race Captain Sam has cancelled the first race. A 5th makeup or fun race was already scheduled at spring season’s end, and will serve as substitute for scoring purposes.

From Commodore Bob:

Due to the potential of some cold rainy weather and some schedule conflicts we will be canceling the Dinner and the WLSC General Meeting this weekend. These will be rescheduled and I’ll keep you posted.

As of now, the Race is still a go. Sam will update by noon on Friday if the forecast deteriorates.

Look forward to seeing everyone one soon.

All the best,
Bob

Updates above. Short version:
Nothing is happening this weekend!
Spring Race #1, Post-race dinner and Spring Meeting are all cancelled.


Quick Watson, Spring is afoot! It might take Sherlock Holmes to find us temps above 45 :).

Three opportunities this coming weekend on Saturday, April 7th

First, It’s Race Time!  Race Captain Sam will be sending details shortly.

Second, It’s Dinner Time! 

Following the race, Patti Gurysh and a few other members are planning to serve beef stroganoff over noodles with several veggies and desserts for a celebration of our first dinner of 2018.   Only $5 for a full course amazing meal!  No need to bring a dish, just a hungry crew!

Third, Our WLSC Annual Spring Meeting directly following the Dinner.

All the best,
Bob

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