LHYC.org                                                                                                                             February 2007

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.

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First I would like to apologize for mis-announcing our new members Jordan Mindich &

Dr. Shannon Fowler (previously referred to as Stephanie). Secondly, it is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of Harry Mayer (#5).  Dr. Mayer was a long standing member of our club and will be missed. The family suggests a contribution to the Northport Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk or the American Heart Association.

 

            The Annual Meeting was well attended, having sufficient voting members to pass the slate of officers and the proposed By-Laws. Thank you for all your support and we look forward to a successful 2007!  The Annual Boner Trophy was awarded to Mr. Christopher Schneider for shooting out our brand new orange flag with the starting gun during the first race of the season. The Grounder Trophy was awarded to Judy Ambrosius for running aground motoring out of a well-marked channel on a beautiful sunny day after successfully navigating into the unfamiliar harbor the previous day through extremely dense fog.

 

            Thank you to all the members who forwarded mooring fees for the 2006 season. We spend $6000 each year on these moorings and these fees greatly defray that cost. Port Jefferson is $15/night and Block Island is $20/night. If you have not already sent in yours please do so now and remember as you cruise this summer, you don’t have to wait to the end of the season to pay!

   

There are 17 members who have not yet paid their dues. Thank you to those who have paid promptly and if you have not, please send $108.50 to Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club, PO Box 60, Huntington NY 11743 or contact Michael Olsen ASAP to make sure that you end up in the 2007 roster.  

 

 

The BVI cruise was a blast! 7 families on 5 boats had a wonderful week following an aggressive itinerary of sailing, racing, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, eating, and …painkillers. Here we all are, pictured at Marina Cay where we ruled the conch blowing contest.  The Caribbean Cup was honorably awarded to Bob & Sue Storck as they swept the racing series. The weather cooperated and was beautiful 99% of the time. There were a few days that stomachs were turning and we weren’t sure if it was the ocean rollers, a virus, or too much rum – the answer was yes! A great time was had by all!

 

 

In The News…

 

Also in the BVI’s, the John Storck Jr. and family competed in the 2006 Caribean NOOD Championship and won. This race’s entries were the winners of 6 NOOD Regattas held across the nation. John III, Eric, and Kaity ate up the Laser competitions while cousin Bobby manned the chase boat. Details can be found in an Article in March’s Sailing World where at end of the regatta “the junior Storks showed their competitive streak in dominating a long, relentless night of “Flip Cup”, not only did they win the regatta, but they won the party too.”


 

 

For those of you who just can’t get enough sailing between May and October, Centerport Yacht Club Frostbiting Series continues thru March 25 once the bay defrosts, harbor starts are at 12:30 and no race may be started after 15:30.  The race committee will attempt to get in as many quality races as possible for the given conditions. Please contact Rich Rubel at ensign1601@aol.com for more information.

 

Upcoming Events

March 14th - Winter Speaker - a continuation from last year as promised!  Pat Healy will speak of weather patterns specific to Long Island Sound. Techniques, tactics, strategy, and winning tips!  RSVP is required to the YRA of LIS, please use the enclosed flyer for reservations.

WINNING RACES with the HELP OF LOCAL WEATHER! with PAT HEALY

April 19th and May 3rd - Race Course Management 101 - The Northport Yacht Club and the Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS) are presenting a two part seminar explaining how to manage a sailboat race course. The seminar will illustrate how to establish a course to include; pin placement, starting sequence, horn and flag etiquette and tie breakers, etc. This will be very informative for beginners, and will be an excellent refresher for others. Race Committee's are always in need of PRO'S (Principal Race Officers), assistants to hoist flags, or operators to run mark boats. These courses will give you the skills and confidence to become a valuable member of the Race Committee, as well as providing information that will assist you on the racecourse. Those interested should contact Tom Bolen at tangled@optonline.net or 631-261-7633. Flyer enclosed.

April 21st - New Members Cocktail Party - a time for members new and old alike to gather to meet and celebrate the new season.

 

 

Miscellany….

 

FYI – there is a box down at the Willis Marine Center sales office for LHYC that contains sailing videos and other information to share with the membership. Feel free to borrow and return in a timely fashion for others to enjoy!

 

For those of you who just can’t get enough sailing between May and October, Centerport Yacht Club Frostbiting Series continues thru March 25 once the bay defrosts, harbor starts are at 12:30 and no race may be started after 15:30.  The race committee will attempt to get in as many quality races as possible for the given conditions. Please contact Rich Rubel at ensign1601@aol.com for more information.

 

Business….

 

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.

 

Have news, a story, or a photo you would like included next month please send it on.

 

Proud to be at the helm,

Leigh Sterflinger

LHYC Commodore

commodore@LHYC.org

 

 

Where did that come from?  Ever wonder where certain terms came from?

There are terms with nautical origins that are used every day.

 

Bitter End…(to difficult struggle to its inevitable conclusion)

The anchor rope on old sailing vessels was attached to a stout oak post called a bitt, which was firmly fastened to the deck. Securing turns were taken around the bitt as anchor and anchor rope were paid out to the sea. The end of the rope nearest the bitt was called the bitter end. When at the end of your rope, on land or at sea, you’ve reached the bitter end.

 

 

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