Spring Series Week 4 – May 24, 2016

This week looks much more promising for sailing, with partly sunny skies, a high of 82 degrees and SSW winds at 7-11 MPH.  Perfect conditions (at least in my book)!

We have a new sailor on our mailing list, Stuar Casteel, who Is from Marquette, MI, has sailed the Hobie 16 – mostly on Lake Superior.  He is interested in crewing, so if you need a crew, contact him using the information below.  Welcome Stuart!  I will be including this crew list weekly now, and for anyone who either knows someone who would like to crew, or is available to crew themselves, please contact me and I will add the information to the list for that week.

Stuart Casteel:  casteelstuart@gmail.com     (269) 929-5092

Also, just a reminder, some have yet to join the fleet.  Please remember to bring your checkbook or money to the after sailing gathering at Brewster’s Junction on Portage Road.

Spring Series Week 3 – May 17, 2016

This is our 3rd week of the Spring series – good call on the cancellation for last week, Jerry!

For this week, we are looking at cloudy skies, temps in the high 50’s, with light and variable winds.  Mother nature is just not cooperating lately, is it?  Maybe the forecast is not exactly accurate for Austin L – let’s hope at least………  All cancellations will be posted on Facebook and through an email like last week.   We are meeting at Brewster’s as always, after or instead of racing.

Spring Series Week 2 – May 10, 2016

We had 9 boats for a first night out last week – nice!
This Tuesday, we’re looking at a 40% chance of rain at race time, with winds out of he east at 12 mph, and very chilly temps with a high of 58 degrees!  Dress warm if you will be sailing, and stayed tuned for any cancellations.  If you have yet to join and pay your dues you can do so at Brewster’s after racing.  If we are cancelled, we still will be going over there.
Thanks to all who showed up this past Saturday for boat tuning!

Boat Tuning Event Saturday, May 7th, 2016

So we’re on! Please RSVP and let Kathy Rubino know if you are coming! If you can’t or choose to not bring your boat, you are more than welcome to come out to help or observe from the ALCA gurus.

Here are the details:

  • Meet at the Austin Lake landing at 11 am Saturday May 7th.
  • tune boats there and around the lake at houses who RSVP
  • lunch – either at landing or where ever the group is time and place TBD around 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Race Chair seminar on Dunlap/Rubino pontoon boat 3 – 4 pm – meet at landing if interested
  • A weather-related go or no-go will be decided on Saturday by 10 am. We will e-mail and also post on Facebook if cancelled
  • Possible rain date Saturday May 14th

Spring Series Begins 5/3/16

Tomorrow is our first Tuesday for the Spring Series, with sunny skies, temps in the low 60’s and 5 to 7 mph WNW winds.  First starting sequence is scheduled for 6:30 pm.  After the races, we meet at Brewster’s on Portage, for results.  If you have yet to join for 2016, remember to bring your money or checkbook to join – I will have forms.  Our new PRO, Jerry Mohney will discuss the new set up for weekly race chair and committee boating staffing sign-ups.
Remember, we are racing two fleets, Portsmouth A and Portsmouth B with one start for the 2016 Spring Series.

Spring Series 2016 Begins Tuesday, May 3!

The first scheduled racing for the Spring Series for 2016 is Tuesday, May 3rd.  Starting sequence will begin at 6:30 PM.

We will be meeting for results afterwards at Brewster’s on Portage Road once again.

Don’t forget your membership fees are due NOW!  You won’t be scored if you’re not a current member.  You can pay ALCA Treasurer Faith Akert at Brewster’s Tuesday night.

Watch here for updates on possible weather related delay or cancellation for Tuesday’s racing.