report by Sheree Wilson " Little Rascal" Catalina 27 This Temple Bar / Ostrom Regatta will not be forgotten! Our lake racing was just that... UGH... Day one races were called mid race due to lack of wind. Day two we saw some very heavy winds as well as very light ones. We did get off three races on the second day and Little Rascal was all over the place; strained muscles on the first race, finishing first on the second race and barely making it to the finish line on our way home.
Day 1: After an enjoyable long day of mostly motoring, the fleet arrived at Temple Bar Marina, ready for cocktail and food. Before, I could get through my first cocktail, I suddenly found myself in the lake, sandwiched between our boat and the dock! Thank you to Mike of Blew By You for being there in time, and for pulling me out safety! Needless to say, the unintentional dunk put a damper on the rest of the evening. Meanwhile, Roger of Ghost was busy on his boat getting ready to have his first cocktail of the evening when he slipped down the companionway on and badly bruised his back. Jay (also on Ghost) lost his glasses overboard at some point around the same time.
Overnight, it rained complete with thunder and lightning. Everyone was concerned for Bobby of El Cucuy knowing that he was sleeping on deck. I’m sure that endeavor was short lived!
Day 2: We all got up the next morning, took care of all ofour wet laundry and made our way to the restaurant and had a great breakfast. Not sure how Roger made it, but I could barely breathe, (pretty sure I’ve broken a couple ribs). Maraya also of Ghost stepped up and took a frigid dip to try to find Jay’s glasses but the water was too murky. As always, we all got ourselves together, headed out and had another fun day of “Lake” racing as we headed for home.
Thank you as always to our Race Committee, Clay Ostrom!
photos contributed by Sheree, Roger, Bobby and Mike
report by Sheree Wilson - Little Rascal Fall Series 2018 was fairly typical of lake sailing. Day one, NO wind...but a lot of sailors playing in the water, chatting and having cocktails. The weather was outstanding and the water was warm.
Two weeks later was Fall Series 2, with the forecast of wind in the afternoon. Race Committee had already warned us that we were going to hold out and wait for wind as long as possible. So, we waited and waited, then just as predicted the wind came up and the racing began! We got off two races thanks to Clay Ostrom, our amazing race committee. “A” fleet had a good showing with more boats than the B fleet... a rare occurrence. Winsornaut, in “B” fleet experienced some breakage and headed back to the dock just prior to the beginning of the race. The rest of the fleet sailed on and had two really exciting races.
This last weekend we wrapped up the Fall Series with some very nice weather a little bit of rain/drizzle a nice little breeze and a lot of great sailing. The big surprise was that Nohri the beautiful J92, in A fleet, showed up for the race! Skipper Larry Folsom along with his amazing crew haven’t sailed with us in forever, so it was GREAT to have them back! Also in A Fleet for their first time in a Series was the Tartan "Gammon"! Welcome!
And FYI - out of five races in the Fall Series, in “B” fleet Little Rascal finished first in all five. Can’t help it... I had to toot our own horn a little bit. :) Final results for both fleets are at the end of the blog. Lots of fun all 'round!
Checkout the facebook report below from Tim (Lake Mead Tim) on the Santana 20:
"At the end of race three last Saturday, my boat had a man overboard event. Crew's vest inflated and he was very quickly grabbed by a helpful citizen on a wave runner. We didn't think we could get him back on board our boat or the committee boat. Crew asked to be taken to the beach, and it turns out those folks drove him back to the Marina. Clay ran me in to the visitor dock, and I eventually found our crew. He seemed okay, did not appear to be shaken up too much. Good work from everyone, and a reminder to wear your pfd."
Checkout The Race Results HERE
It has been an amazing year! Our club has nearly doubled in size for last year, both our sail training programs have been completely full and a new youth program is taking hold. It is now time to vote in the board that will continue on the great momentum that has been building the last two years.
The process of selecting a board is the responsibility of the Rear Commodore, Jim Rosaschi. Jim brought to our meeting the following slate to be considered by the membership at our October Business Meeting on the 25th. Which we accepted through the regular process.
Commodore - Jason Kipp
Vice Commodore - Rich Faber
Fleet Captain - Clay Ostrom
Treasurer - Lydia Brown
Secretary - Bobby Kuwimara
Cruising Captain - Naomi Emmerson
Past Commodore - Timothy Ehrlich
After the board accepted the slate, Naomi Emmerson announced that she would be running opposed to Jason Kipp as Commodore. When there are two candidates for president this is the normal process. Jim selects the candidate for the nominated list, then anyone who would like to run opposed would announce their candidacy. The next step is that each person will present themselves at the meeting in October and we will need to have a Quorum and a vote for the Commodore. We will have two votes if there are no further changes. The first vote will be for Commodore, then the second vote will be to accept the rest of the board as presented to the members. Should Naomi receive the winning vote we will have an open position for Cruising Captain.
It is very important that members do their best to attend the meeting this October, either in person or by proxy. Currently, the club has no provisions for a digital proxy. That is being proposed at the next board meeting and will also likely be voted upon at the October meeting.
It has been a great pleasure serving the Nevada Yacht Club over the past two years. If my personal circumstances were different I would continue on indefinitely, but the wind has changed and I must adjust my sails. When our trip is over Kari and I will be returning to California, I still have business interests in Vegas and will return often and hope to see many of you frequently.
Nevada Yacht Club
The Meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 1st 2018 at The Boulevard Bar & Grill 9860 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89183 come at 6pm for dinner or just come for the meeting and club business at 7pm. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE. Or you may send a proxy voter in your place with advance notice to firstname.lastname@example.org