Category Archives: Series Racing

News about Series (Spring or Summer) racing.

Spring Series Week 8 – June 20, 2017

WOW, where has the spring gone??  Tomorrow night is the last night of our 2017 Spring Series and the weather looks great – WNW wind at 11 mph and only a 15% chance of bad weather….NICE!!
Fleet updates:
Please welcome an old friend – Greg Allen who used to race with us and reached out to join us again!
Don’t Forget – We go immediately into the Summer Series NEXT week, June 27th, then take the next week off for the 4th of July, resuming again on July 11th.
Committee Boats & Race Chairs – we need people to sign up for this or we will forfeit racing after July 11!!  Andy & I will move our dates from the last two weeks to June 27th & July 11th to get us into Summer Series but we need Race Chairs and boats for the rest of summer….PLEASE MESSAGE DAVE DUNLAP OR ME BACK TO SIGN UP!! or  As a reminder – you do not need to be a member of the fleet to supply a Committee Boat but you do need to be a member if you want to be a Race Chair.
Pontoon Float – we are still looking for a host house, you get to pick the date – July 23 or August 20.

Spring Series Week 6 – June 6, 2017

Hope you have been enjoying this beautiful weather!!
WOW, we are at week #6 of the 2017 Spring Series with tomorrow’s weather looking fairly decent and hopefully those forecasted isolated t-storms will bypass our lake area *B-) cool 
Winds should be around NNE10-15, and temps in the mid-seventies.
We are looking ahead for the summer pontoon boat party – after looking at the various regatta calendars, we have come up with two possible dates – July 23 or August 20.  We are also looking for a host house to accommodate everyone for dinner
Let me know if you are interested in being the host house for the pontoon float and you can choose which Sunday we gather.

Spring Series Week 5 – May 30, 2017

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!!  We saw some sailing on Austin Lake, some fires and loads of fantastic SW Mitten weather!!  We are at week #5 and the weather looks great for tonight!!  Partly cloudy, 68 degrees and a west wind 15 mph….and the water temp is comfortable!!  Should be a great night for sailing!
A reminder that we are soon approaching race dates in which we either don’t have a committee boat, or enough sailors manning the committee boat.  Please review the documents I emailed to everyone and see what date you might be able assist the fleet on.

Spring Series 2017 Begins Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

For all you “hardy” sailing fans out there, we are SCHEDULED to begin the Spring 2017 racing series on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  Current weather outlook does NOT look good, but stay tuned.  I believe we will be meeting at Brewster’s on Portage Road again this year unless notified otherwise.  Will be meeting around 7 PM if we do NOT sail, otherwise immediately after sailing – if we do sail.

2017 ALCA Officers

Thank you to all the ALCA officers that served the fleet in 2016:
Cesar Santana – Commodore
Jesse Ward – Vice Commodore
Kathy Rubino – Secretary
Faith Akert – Treasurer
Jerry Mohney – Principle Race Officer
Andy Lenczycki – Statistician & Webmaster

…and congratulations and thank you to the following fleet members that agreed to serve as officers for the 2017 season:
Kathy Rubino – Commodore
Lori Mohney – Vice Commodore
Julie Lenczycki – Secretary
Faith Akert – Treasurer
Dave Dunlap – Principle Race Officer
Andy Lenczycki – Statistician & Webmaster

Special thanks to Kathy Rubino and Julie Lenczycki for researching, planning and organizing the Year End Banquet held at Comensoli’s Italian Bistro & Bar on 10/29/2016.