At the DRYA Awards banquet, our PC Loretta Rehe was awarded the esteemed Clogg Trophy. This is a Lifetime Achievement trophy awarded only when a worthy recipient is identified. Lifetime achievement awards are given to individuals who have made contributions of outstanding significance in their field. Spend only a few minutes thinking about Loretta and her positive accomplishments at Crescent and the DRYA and you will conclude she is well deserving of this award. Loretta has made a lasting impact on the sport of sailing, with leadership in the ALtS, Junior programs and DRYA. Congratulations Loretta on a well deserved trophy and a huge thank you for your contributions.
The Board and Flag Officers would like to extend their thanks to the Nominating Committee headed up by PC Tom Srigley as Chairman with PC Charles Todd, PC Mike Williams, and Rob Wood. Crescent is fortunate to have dedicated members who are willing to volunteer their valuable time to sustain our Club by adding improvements on an ongoing basis. The Nominating Committee has named an extraordinary slate of candidates for two Board of Director positions and the Rear Commodore position. A brief summary of their qualifications and how they plan to shape the future of our club are in the November Breeze.
Board of Directors Candidates:
For Rear Commodore: Joe Romer and Dave Simon
For Vice Commodore: Champ Glover
For Commodore: Jim Lieder
The Commodore's Holiday Season Cocktail Party is on Saturday, Dec 9th, from 4:00 to 8:00, at the club. All members and their adult guest are invited. We strongly encourage our newer members to come and join this festive celebration and see what you have been missing. Dress is holiday casual. A hors d'oeuvre or desert to pass will be your contribution for a traditionally popular gathering.
Pictured are Commodore Jerry Lohmeyer, Liz Natter, Mike Shea, and PC Loretta Rehe (Adult Learn to Sail Chairperson) Flowers were presented to Liz and Loretta for their contributions to the Friday night dinners and Adult Learn to Sail program. Michael Shea’s contribution to the Friday night dinners was also recognized.
Click here to view pictures from the Lightning Fleet Lobster Dinner.
Adult Learn to Sail Season Wrap-up
This year was once again a very successful year for the Adult Learn to Sail Program. Many thanks to PC Loretta Rehe for her enthusiastic efforts in making this a very sustainable program for the club. Support from 18 instructors and 4 powerboat operators provided excellent coverage for our 32 students. We had a very enthusiastic group of new sailors. They were often down for a second class on Saturday, for extra tiller time.
Ten students competed in our annual regatta which took place on August 27. There was steady wind to test their newly learned racing skills. A good time was had by all with 7 races completed and the results are shown below.
Crescent Sail Yacht Club 84th Annual Regatta
Results from the 84th Annual Crescent Sail Yacht Club Regatta are posted on the DRYA website at http://drya.org/race2017/results/CSYC2Results.pdf. Click here to view pictures from the Crescent Regatta.
Port Huron to Mackinac
The 93rd BYC long distance Port Huron to Mackinac had 206 entrants, including the following participants from Crescent:
J-120 Scout J Clark 3rd Class M Wind Toy IV R Bunn 3rd
Class E Mystic 3 F Wilhelm Retired Class M Limerick D Cope & K Pearce 12th
Bene 36.7 As You Wish D Simon 2nd Class N Albacore R Marsh 5th
Bene 36.7 Weather Edge III C Weatherston 4th Class N Zubenelgenubi C & E Keydel 12th
Bene 36.7 Gail Force R Duker 7th Class N Marisia M Tonndorf 12th
Bene 36.7 Red Iguana M Nagel 11th Class O Glory R Wood 5th
Class F Mostly Harmless W Smith 9th Class O Largo C Glover 6th
Class F Leading Edge M Bevins 14th
Class L Tir Na Nog S Shepard 7th
Larry Klein Memorial Regatta
We held our 22nd annual LKM Regatta on Memorial Day with 28 entrants. The traditional Cal’s won the day. A shorter double triangle was setup. Weather was perfect. 1st Place went to the Rozelle Family on their Cal 25 and 2nd went to Ross Nuechterlein on his Cal 25 and 3rd went to Bob and Pat Cazabon on their Cal 20. Just after the race, awards and picnic were completed in came a 30 knot puff with some rain. The weather was all Larry; it is incredible that we have been able to run 22 years in a row without having any race stopped due to bad weather.
Thanks go out to our sponsors – North Sails, Sobstat Sails, Ullman Sails, Mike’s Marine, and Thomas Hardware. Photos were forwarded to Larry’s family and they were thrilled that we are keeping his spirit alive and celebrating his life with this race.
6th Annual Spring Small Boat DRYA Regatta
All classes completed one windward/leeward race. Following the regatta, we had a very well attended barbecue, with awards presented by Commodore Jerry Lohmeyer and Vice Commodore Jim Lieder. Race results are posted on the DRYA web site at http://drya.org/race2017/results/CSYC1Results.pdf
CSYC Sailors in the Bayview BOD Regatta
Bayview One Design, 3 day regatta, had moderate winds with 146 entries in 17 classes. Crescent plays a very important part in this regatta as we serve as home base for the majority of small fleets. The largest fleet was the new J70 fleet with 16 entries. Congratulations to the following Crescent boats that received flags:
CSYC Hosted High School Regatta as part of the Great Lakes Yacht Club Leukemia Cup
The day started with a volunteer charity breakfast and ended with a hot dog cook out, where Crescent gave away 320 barbecued hot dogs. 137 high school sailors, from all over the state, participated in the regatta. 31 CSYC member volunteers helped with the event: 18 on the water in 6 race committee boats.
The top 6 teams (out of 32 teams) in the regatta were:
Results from the Hind-Hornett Memorial Regatta
The weather was excellent for the Crescent sponsored May 13th Double Handed Hind-Hornett Memorial Regatta. All boats finished the 13.7 mile course in under 3 hours. Click here to view the results.