Posted by: svwindward | 2018-11-15

Changing of the Bridge, 2018

Ahoy All WLSC Members!

First, a big thank-you to Bob and Shari Hebner for organizing, decorating, and putting on a really nice Annual Fall Meeting last Saturday at the Triple J Barn in Roan Mountain.  We all enjoyed the happy hour and a delicious catered dinner, followed by a fun meeting and awards presentation.

During the meeting, the members present elected the following new officers for 2019:

  • Commodore – Dave Gurysh
  • Vice Commodore – Billy Becker
  • Race Captain – Rob Remme
  • Cruise Captain – Russ Veldman
  • Secretary – Monika Wiedmann
  • Treasurer – Kim Anthony

The new officers look forward to conducting in 2019 a mix of events on the water, docks, and deck that hopefully will represent the interests of the membership.  You will likely see some “retro” gatherings, including eating breakfast pancakes after a couple of Summer morning races, a Saturday night movie or two on the deck, and a “meet and greet” new members on a couple of weekend evenings with wine and cheese.  Rob Remme will lead the racing program and Russ Veldman will plan raft-ups and cruises on the lake, and possibly cruising/sailing on a much larger body of water.  And of course we will have some great cookouts on holiday weekends, and continue popular events like the Veterans Regatta, Summer Solstice, Youth Sailing Camp, etc.

We will be calling you to support these events by helping to organize and carrying through the event, and of course by attending.  If you have any comments or ideas for your officers to consider, please feel free to email me anytime.

Membership dues are due on Jan 1, 2019:  A motion was passed at the meeting to keep the membership fee at $40.  Please mail your check to WLSC at P.O Box 342, Hampton, TN 37658 by the due date of Jan 1, or give your payment to Kim Anthony or myself at the Frostbite Race on Jan 1st.  Thank you much.

I look forward to seeing you at the Turkey Trot race this Saturday, 1pm Skipper’s meeting, 2pm start of race.

Sail on My Friends,

Dave Gurysh

WLSC Commodore

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Posted by: svwindward | 2018-10-17

Great weekend on the lake! Oct 20-21 2018

It’s that time again race fans!  FOUR UPDATES THIS WEEK:

1st: Fall Race # 4, Saturday, October 20th, 1:00 Skippers Meeting, 2:00 Start (watch for updates from Dave G.)

2nd: Following the race, we’re planning on getting real soupy!!

Main Course: Your choice of delicious Panera Bread Tortilla Soup or Cream of Broccoli. Bring a suitable side dish for what is looking like a brisk Fall day!

3rd: Live from Watauga Lake, It’s Saturday Night!  As the sun goes down and the moon comes up…. it’s time for Billy Becker’s Bedtime Night Sail…a crisp night sail followed by huddling around the heaters on the dock, and just maybe tell a few tall sailing tales!  Like, I’m remembering once, when our trusty vessel La Bateau transformed right before our eyes, and became…tune in Saturday Night to find out more

4th: The annual Commodore’s Cup Race at 10AM on SUNDAY Morning the 21st.  Skippers meeting at 10AM, Starting horn at 11AM.  Course TBD at skippers meeting.

Sail On My Friends!
Commodore Bob

 

Posted by: svwindward | 2018-05-24

Makeup Race, Sat May 26

Hello Everyone,

The Lockets have volunteered to do committee boat for the race this Saturday. The race is on. James Little will hold the skippers meeting at 1:00 and the start at 2:00. If you have any questions about this race please email James Little tvasailor@gmail.com. I will be incommunicado until Monday.

Sam Shafer
WLSC Race Captain

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

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

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.

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