New Dock Maps Uploaded

New, updated maps of our dockage on Watkins Island and expanded Eastport docks have been uploaded to the website, along with an updated map of the Eastport storage yard. CLICK HERE to view the maps.

We are still unsure of what arrangements we will be able to negotiate in regards to dockage just east of the Club. Please check your Weekly e-News for updates.

SLOG – What is SafeSport?

P/C Steve Harris

This entry in our SLOG might not directly relate to sailing, but I thought I’d share this information with everyone.  There’s been a lot in the news the past year about hazing, bullying, & abuse in sports.  This probably isn’t a new problem, but it is one that we all need to recognize and work to eliminate.  Even before the news broke on the USA Gymnastics abuses, the US Olympic Committee had already partnered with other organizations to raise awareness of these problems and work to eliminate them in sports at all levels.  The result of that effort is SafeSport.

The USOC has mandated that all National Governing Bodies adopt policies implementing required SafeSport training for coaches, volunteers, officials, etc. in their organizations.  US Sailing, as the NGB, instituted this requirement this past year.  As a US Sailing Race Officer, I took the training.  While it may seem like “just another hoop to jump through,” I found the training to be very well done, very informative, and at the very least I think it will do much to help raise awareness of an ever-growing problem plaguing all sport.  It’s worth checking out.  The training is free to US Sailing members (although only required for certified officials and certain regatta chairs & volunteers at this time).  Those who aren’t members of an NGB can take the course for a small fee.

Click on the SafeSport logo above to learn more.

Are you the parent of a youth athlete?  SafeSport has also released a FREE “Parent Toolkit” you might want to check out as well as other parent-specific resources available at athletesafety.org

US Powerboating Instructor Course

Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor Course

May 30 – June 1

The Foundry
Cleveland, Ohio

This course is open to those age 18 and older.  Whether you are interested in becoming an instructor or simply want to improve your knowledge and skills on powerboat handling this course is for you or anyone you feel would benefit from this course.

CLICK HERE
for more information

New Buckeye Lake Sailing e-mail List…

In an effort to better communicate with sailors at Buckeye Lake this summer, in addition to this “SLOG,” BLYC will be hosting an e-mail news list through which we will communicate information on plans for the season, upcoming events, race results, etc.  Please use the form below to sign up to receive the latest news on sailing at Buckeye Lake…

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SLOG – What is US Sailing?

US Sailing is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the US.  That said, what is it really that they do?  Membership in US Sailing has a lot of benefits – both directly and indirectly – for all sailors whether they race or not.  As our NGB, they are involved in helping to write the rules that govern racing, but US Sailing also offers a number of opportunities in a variety of areas that support sailors – Instructor Training, Keelboat Training, Race Management, Boat Ratings, and much, much more.

BLYC is an organizational member of US Sailing and this allows us to not only host US Sailing sanctioned events at the Club, but also makes us eligible for liability coverage in regards to sailing instruction, dockage, and running races.  This type of insurance is not easily affordable through via other avenues.

Individual membership also offers some great benefits to sailors:

A US Sailing membership provides you

  • Access to world class educational materials
  • Competitive services and resources to propel you on the race course
  • Access to educational courses and smears that will expand your abilities
  • Great discounts at our store and savings through our partners
  • Certification and insurance opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect and grow the sport of sailing in your area

A US Sailing membership provides the sport

  • Certified Instructors are the backbone of ‘Learn to Sail’ programs for youth and adults.
  • Certified Coaches take these sailors to the next level.
  • Ratings Services level the playing field.
  • Certified Race Officers are ready to make the right call at your signature regattas.
  • Certified Judges and Umpires enforce the rules and provide credibility to your racing events.
  • National Championships test your skills against the best.
  • Resources help clubs enhance their programs.
  • Newcomers introduced to the benefits of sailing.

If you want to learn more, visit the membership pages on the US Sailing website HERE.

BLYC to host I-LYA Travelers Series Kick-off Regatta

After several years off the water, Buckeye Lake is back!  BLYC has been selected to host the first I-LYA Junior Travelers Series Regatta of the 2019 season – Saturday, June 1 2019!  This is a great opportunity for us to show off our Club and lake as this regatta will attract dozens of youth sailors from all over the Lake Erie region – Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, & Indiana.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Plans are very preliminary at this time, but it’ll take a strong group of volunteers from the Club to host this event.  If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please contact Mike Bruckelmeyer.

e-USSailing Newsletter – November 2018

Click for e-USSailing

Content:

  • Cory Sertl Elected 25th President of US Sailing’s Board of Directors
  • US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2018 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year
  • US Sailing Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • NSPS 2019 – Keynote Presenters Announced; Schedule Posted
  • US Sailing Education Zone Returns to Extreme Sailing Series San Diego
  • Corpus Christi Yacht Club Earns World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award
  • Donate to the 2018 Annual Fund
  • US Sailing Member Benefits