Category Archives: Events

News about upcoming Events (typically not related to a specific racing event).

Summer Series Week #10 – 9/5/2017

WOW, the last night of racing is upon us and it looks to be a wild night…
Partly Cloudy 65°
chance of precipitation 47%
humidity and a WNW 15 mph
SAVE THIS DATE – Saturday, November 4 for the YEAR END Party!!  Place to be determined so we will update you as we figure things out.  Can you please message me back either way if you think you will be able to make the November 4 party date or not and how many will be with you…thanks!

Summer Series Week #9 – August 29, 2017

This summer is racing by – only this week and next left for the 2017 Sailing Season!!  Did you see that beautiful reddish orange sky Monday??  What’s that saying…Red sky at night, Sailor’s delight?? Tuesday night’s forecast looks like mostly cloudy skies, 75 degrees tempatures, 15% precipitation, a humidity level at 52% and a NNW wind at 5 mph…another beautiful night of sailing!!
SAVE THIS DATE – Saturday, November 4 for the YEAR END Party!!  Place to be determined so we will update you as we figure things out.

Annual Pontoon Float Party – Sunday, August 20, 2017

This coming Sunday, August 20 is our annual pontoon float; if you want to join us, please see the information below for what it will cost you as a non-member or what you should bring.
Lori will have sign up sheets for members on what to bring or if you need a ride out to the float site at Brewster’s Tuesday night (8/15/17) and you may also rsvp via our facebook page.  The Mohney’s have offered to be our host house and we will have a taco/burrito bar.
It’s time to start thinking year end party and we are always open for restaurant suggestions to check out….has anybody been to the Cove on West Lake yet??  I know a few of us are either heading to Peru, Abaco Island and Ireland this fall so it might be tricky to gather in early fall.
Here are some dates for people to respond to:
Saturday, October 7
Saturday, November 4

Annual Pontoon Float Party – Sunday, August 20, 2017

2:00 PM – Meet on lake for Boat Floats (or kayaks, etc.)

6:00 PM – Dinner at the Mohney’s

We will have a taco/burrito bar provided by the fleet.

Please bring a snack for the boat or a fruit, rice, beans or dessert for the party.  We will have sign up sheets at Brewsters starting July 25 until the party. You can sign up if you can provide a boat or need a ride!

Non Members – $3/person – Please consider joining the fleet as a social member – a great deal at $10/person. We will also be having a great year-end party at the end of the sailing season that I am sure you don’t want to miss!!  Sign-up forms will be available the day of the float party.  Please RSVP to Lori by 8/16 at (269) 720-3019 on our ALCA Facebook Page or email –

Summer Series Week #2 – July 11, 2017

Hopefully everyone had a nice 4th of July and got some free sailing in!!
Tonight is week #2 of the 2017 Summer Series and the weather looks hot and sticky!  84 degrees, WNW winds at 6 mph with a 15% chance of precipitation.  The Lenczycki’s will be the committee boat this week with Julie the race chair, setting the course is Andy & Chad.
We would like to welcome and congratulate Sarah & Dan Troup on their new little sailor – Nolan Edward Troup was born on June 28 at 1:20 pm, measuring in at 8 lbs 10 oz and 21 inches long.  If you want to send them a card, please do so at:
Dan & Sarah Troup
2622 Bay Side Avenue Portage, MI  49002

Pontoon Float – we have a host house – the Mohney’s on August 20.  Details to follow as we develop the plan.

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.

First Fleet Meeting of 2017

Hello all Austin Lake Catamaran racers and social members!
The officers met and have set Saturday, March 18, as our Spring Kick-off Meeting date.  A meeting starting at 5:00 pm with dinner & socializing to follow.  Bring your Irish as we will continue that theme on Saturday…flyer to follow.

Year End Awards Banquet – October 29, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Wanted to remind all of you of our upcoming party/dinner/meeting next week.   We will be gathering in our own room at Comensoli’s in downtown Kalamazoo.  We start with a cocktail hour with fleet provided appetizers, then move to dinner (family style salad also provided by fleet), then will have our annual officer elections/trophy awards.  Please RSVP to Julie at with your dinner choice.  The attached flyer will give you details of the menu.  Also, I will be finding out what the weekly special is going to be very soon, so will send an update out with the specifics of that dish.  I’m so looking forward to it, it’s going to be a great time!

Pontoon Float Party, Sunday, August 7th

 We have wonderful weather predicted for this Sunday’s Float party. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP to myself or Julie so we know how much smoked meat to order from Barrett’s.  We can arrange for rides out to the flotilla if we know you need one!
Non-lake residents please arrange for a ride for fun and sun, or be at Andy & Julie’s house (9833 Woodlawn Dr) by no later than 1:45 (when the pontoon boat leaves the dock).  Bring Jello or pudding shots or snacks to share on the water.  We will be on the water from 2-4:30 PM after which we will return to the Lenczycki’s for dinner to follow.  Fleet will provide fixin’s for tacos/wraps, fun salsa’s and some beverages.  BRING either a salad, fruit or veggies to share at Lenczycki’s.  See you on the water.
2016 Pontoon Float Party
2016 Pontoon Float Party