LHYC.org                                                                                                                              June 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.



Transom stickers are in!

  Use them on your boat and/or car – show your yacht club pride!

 Additional stickers are available at a cost of $5 each.

 If you would like one, please contact the Commodore.


MEMORIAL DAY CRUISE AND 40th CLUB COMMISSIONING – Three boats took a trip from Lloyd Harbor to Oyster Bay to Rye and back, and had a great time! An evening stroll around the town, a gentle broad reach, and a barbeque on the beach – can’t beat that!  Well maybe just a touch more breeze would have done the trick. Commissioning was fantastic with over 14 boats on the raft up – what a great kick-off to our 40th year!


The 6th Annual Sail for the Cure was another true success. Through thick fog, the competitors battled it out in 12-15 knots of breeze. The weather brought the party indoors at HYC but that didn’t dampen our spirits. All told we raised over $16,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Thank you for your support!


Our Stratford Shoal Race this year will once again benefit Make*A*Wish of Suffolk County and will be run on July 15th. Sponsorship is $250 to have your name on the T-shirt and the deadline is July 7th.  We are also accepting donations of prizes for the Children’s Regatta that is run at Northport Yacht Club. The children raise money for MAW and are rewarded for their efforts with these prizes. Contact Leigh Sterflinger for more information.


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


Jordan Mindich and Shannon Fowler

Vessel Shakedown J105 - moored in Huntington

Sponsored by Steve LaPorta and Joseph Scarpulla.


In the news…


Rumor has it!

John Storck Jr. and his team on their J/80 Rumor are in many magazines in the UK ads – keep an eye out and congratulations again!  http://www.ukhalsey.com/newsletter/Feb2006/index.asp


On the calendar…


Racing continues -

Wednesday Night racing is underway with several hotly contested classes. If you have any interest in crewing, contact our Fleet Captain, Joe Scarpulla or come on down to Nicky’s after race party and meet the captains and crew. Everyone is welcome!


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.  Day one was full of excitement, let’s see what day two brings.

July 2-5th  – 4th of July Cruise to Oyster Bay and Bayville. (flyer enclosed)  For those interested in joining us from land, contact Cynthia Favata. Those that want to join us from sea, contact Charlie Powers. We will do our best to all get together!


August 6th  - Little Brown Jug Race and beach party. Although this is not the 40th LBJ Race we will use this event to celebrate our anniversary and hope to have a huge turnout from members past and present. Location to be announced but save the date!





LHYC is putting a cruise to the BVI together for the calendar 2007.  With plenty of valuable input, we have decided on Jan 29th 2007, please e-mail if you are interesting in joining us so the process of booking boats can get under way. Sincerely, Roger Dorr RKDorr@hotmail.com

In the age of fast-paced technology, it is often the case that boaters in need of assistance use their cell phones to call 911 for help instead of using Channel 16 on their VHF radios.  While this may seem like the appropriate thing to do at the time, calls coming from Long Island Sound can be accidentally routed to Connecticut or even points in Nassau County.  In the case of an emergency, this can mean life or death. The Town of Huntington has created 8 Emergency Pick Up Points. If you would like a copy of the chart that includes corresponding fire department phone numbers please call (631)351-3270.

I would also like to remind everyone to practice their man overboard drills. Weather patterns in our area have given us some challenges already this season. I know of one boat that has already done the drill. Let’s be prepared and stay safe.

We welcome Erin Mary Glackin – daughter to Mark and Mary Ellen, sister to Connor, Sean, Micaela, & Molly. And on a sad note we send our condolences to Jon Heidelberger on the passing of his mother who lived to a grand age of 95.



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

Pg 9 – Dara – boat name is Pegasus

 (well White Horse was close, hehehe)

Pg 15 – Todaro – s/b Mark Bigelow

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



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

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

Leeway – The weather side of a ship is the side from which the wind is blowing. The lee side is the side of the ship sheltered from the wind. A lee shore is a shore that is downwind of a ship. If a ship does not have enough “leeway” it is in danger of being driven onto the shore. (nice, but personally I think the spell it wrong  ;-)  wink)



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