LHYC.org                                                                                                                              April 2006

Mission Statement:


The objects of the Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club shall be to encourage and promote interest in, as well as to foster the art and enjoyment of, the sport of sailing by providing the opportunity and means for the development of individual skill and knowledge, encouraging excellence in seamanship and navigation, and by providing participative events wherein these qualities can be exercised under the aegis of the LHYC burgee.



Our winter speaker this year came from Doyle Sails where Mark Washeim presented to the club and race participants his new way to look at sails and trim. The secrets were there for the taking and many did. Watch out for the people with the vertical stripes on their sails!


The New Member’s Cocktail Party was not a complete washout as the heaviest rains held off until after the party. It was so nice to see so many long-term members and so many new members along with those in between. The stories were abundant and the camaraderie was not to be beat! Your hostess thanks you all for coming and bringing along such wonderful bounty. Check the website for pictures!


We welcome our 6 new members since last year’s roster – Ronnie Todaro & Mark Bigedow, Nick & MaryAnn Voulgaris, Tom & Barbara Bolen, James & Jane Savan, Chris & Jill Dara, and John & MaryBeth Amante.


Pursuant to Club By-law Article V Section 3, it is our responsibility to inform you that we have received applications for membership from:


Steven M. Keller and Martha R. Keller.

Vessel - “America” 30' Freedom moored at Seymour’s

Sponsored by Lee M. Fiore and  Joseph Scarpulla.



 TC \l1 "Christopher Fischer, and Jenine Saccante

Vessel - J 24 moored in Northport Harbor

Sponsored by Aidan Glackin and Joseph Scarpulla


In the news…


Charleston Race Week 2006 April

Rumor has it! John Storck Jr. and his team on their J/80 Rumor attended Charleston Race Week this year and although there was no special mention of it in the write-ups they were the only boat to take all bullets!  Wooo hooo!  http://www.premiere-racing.com/keywest06/pages/KW06_regatta_list.htm#3 


On the calendar…


May 18th 7pm – The Head of the Bay Club – “MEET THE COMMODORE’S NIGHT” All members invited to attend this event to meet and mingle with our Government Officials, Club Commodores, officers, members of our local clubs and all of your fellow recreational boaters!

See www.huntingtonboatingcouncil.org  for more information.


The LHYC 2006 sailing season is just about here.  Three weeks to be exact!

As you may already know our annual Spring Series Regatta format has changed and is now called the Target Rock Spring Regatta.  Sponsored by LHYC and Masthead Cove YC it offers two days of racing (Sunday -May 21st and June 25th) and should be great fun with more boats and more chances to sail.

The 2006 Summer Series begins the following Wednesday night (May 24th) - and we will definitely have a few new boats on the line.  Please encourage any other boat owners you know that may have an urge to race but have been reluctant - to make this the year!  It's time to promote the sport we love and grow its ranks!


Around the corner is our 6th Annual "Sail for the Cure" on June 2 & 3 including our Women's Spirit Race and the Huntington Bay Championship - Lloyd's Trophy & Huntington Day Race. Besides joining us on race day, we are asking members to help collect gift certificates, merchandise, services, etc to use for raffle prizes. If you would like to assist in this process please contact the Commodore. Please look for raffle tickets coming your way and join us at the after race party!

Finally, as you all know we run our race program with the help of the many volunteers who give up a day of racing to run our Race Committee.  IT IS WHAT MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE!!  

For those who step up each season - our thanks - and keep up the good work!  If you have not run a race recently or at all - you are missing a fun and rewarding experience and I urge you to take the plunge.  We will be offering an RC refresher and MELROSE orientation early in the season.  Check out the website for open dates and contact me ASAP.

Send in your registrations early and let your fleet captain know if there is anything he can do to help make this another great LHYC racing season!


MEMORIAL DAY CRUISE AND COMMISSIONING – final details are being worked out on our cruise but the plan is to stay pretty close, Norwalk and Greenwich. Contact Charlie Powers if you wish to attend and provide some input. Check the website for details to come. Commissioning will be Monday May 29th – plan on rafting up in the afternoon with burgees to be hosted around 4.





LHYC is putting a cruise to the BVI together for the calendar 2007.  With plenty of valuable input, we have decided to move the date off of President's week and into other weeks. The thinking behind this move is as follows. No problems with airlines, as President’s week is the most traveled to the Caribbean.  No problems securing the boat of your choice. No problems getting moorings when there. Overall cost reductions. With this in mind we have picked three weeks that we hope you will respond to. They are: Jan 29th, Feb 5th, March 19th, 2007, please e-mail with your choice so the process of booking boats can get under way. Sincerely, Roger Dorr RKDorr@hotmail.com


We would like to congratulate those members who have traded up in yachts this year

Doug Vaughn and his new J33 also to be named Vex

Chris & Jill Dara and their new Ericson31




If you are not receiving emails from us or would like to change your email please alert me at commodore@LHYC.org. Although we attempt to get all news out in Telltales there are occasional needs for short notice bulletins.


Roster edits

page 2   Past Commodore Charlie Powers 2004-2005

page 3    sp. Harald Van Eycken  813-633-3363

page 12  Jack Littler has resigned

page 15 Van Eycken, Harald  813-633-3363  e-mail hvan@tampabay.rr.com


Have news, a story, or a photo you would like included next month please send it on. – As this is our 40th Anniversary as well, if you come across old stories or photos I have the technology to get those published as well.


Proud to be at the helm,

Leigh Sterflinger

LHYC Commodore




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