Corinthian News: June 2005
by Charlie Pound
June 2005 Message from the Commodore
To all Lake George Corinthian Yacht Club members, current and future,:
The sailing season is truly now upon us with good breezes, sun and following
seas. The Season Opener at Gaffney’s was
well-attended, and a good time I believe was had by all that attended.
The first of many future “thanks” to Deb Katz for pulling
this together and making the evening a success.
Following the season opener on May 29th was the Chowder Cup Race at
the Sagamore. This year, 14 boats took part in this fundraiser
for Y-Knot. While the winds were light at the start of the first
race and held through the second race, the third was cancelled to allow
all participants to make it back to the docks for a great lunch. The
Offshore Sailing School of the Sagamore had their Colgates in
the race, joined by a mixed group of J/80s, J/24s, J/22s and
a few cruisers.
Race results can be found at lakegeorgeracing.com.
In all, between the racers, the spectator fleet on the Morgan and the
fundraising dinner the night before, the preliminary numbers show $2000
raised for Y-Knot.
The next major event on the schedule is the Ti Race on
June 19th. This year’s fundraiser for Y-Knot has added
a multihull fleet to the racers. This fleet, if the winds are
favorable may set some interesting time records for the run to Ti and
return. The Notice of Race, entry forms and rules can be found
at lake-george.com, so please visit the site and join the festivities.
The pre race sign up and bar-b-que will take place at Yankee Yacht
on Friday night. It is a great time to meet new sailors, tell a few
stories and raise contributions for a grand organization. If you aren’t
racing, there is still room on the committee boat for the start and
lots of room for the shore side partly waiting for the finishers. Please
note that the race is a fundraiser, and all contributions from boats
racing as well as spectators will go to a good cause enabling disabled
sailors to enjoy what we take for granted. I hope to see all
old and new members there.
Note, as a side benefit, anyone wishing a US Coast Guard Safety Inspection
can schedule one for that evening if your boat is at Yankee or the
following morning bright and early before we start. It takes
about 15 minutes, assures you have the proper Federal and State required
safety equipment on board, and generally improves one’s safety
awareness. As we will be racing into the dark in all probability,
this is good reminder to Captains and Crew of their safety responsibilities.
subject near and dear to all our hearts and vital to the continued
function of the Corinthians. It is now time to renew your old
membership, or join for the first time. Membership forms may
be found here. We strongly encourage not only
the Captains of the racing fleet to join, but encourage you crew members
to join as social members allowing them to participate in all the social
gatherings as well.
The Sunday Race Series kicks off with our first race on Sunday, June
26th. Continuing on with the formats of last year, the Green
Spinnaker fleet will race a windward/leeward format around inflatable
marks, and the cruising will sail a course around natural
marks. Committee boat assignments and fleet PHRFs will be listed
on this website, so PLEASE check them out. If you have a scheduling
conflict or a disagreement about handicaps (I can’t really
imagine this), don’t
wait until the last minute to make alternate arrangements or changes.
We have a few new contenders in each fleet this year, so please come
out and root for your favorite boat. Locations of after race
festivities are listed on the website.
Finally, as I finished in my last update, I would like to thank all of the Officers
and Chairpersons of our Committees for 2005; without their help
and commitment, the Corinthian’s would not be able to function. Please
take the opportunity to view
this group on our website, and if you
have any questions, or would like to lend a helping hand, email them
at the addresses listed.
Once again, welcome on board,
Lake George Corinthian Yacht Club