Junior Sailing Camps Expanded for 2020!

Junior Sailing Camps Expanded for 2020

NEW CAMPS are being offered!!!  Coaches Susannah and Katy Schroeder are expanding the camp offerings this summer (See Below).  Also, we are increasing Class Size to 15 Sailors. 

Online Registration is already open for the Beginners camps in June.  Registration for the new classes will be up on Monday May 18.  Fees are not due until the first day of camp and are $200 for Members and $300 for non-Members.

We are working to create a safe, fun and educational experience for all of our sailors and will follow the guidelines mandated by the State listed here.  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Day-Camps.pdf 

Session 1
June 8-12

Session 2
June 22-26

Session 3
June 29 – July 2 (4 days)

Session 4
July 6-10

Session 5
Race Team
Must be at least 12 years of age
July 13-17



The news the past few weeks has been tough on our youth sailors at the Club.  Junior Bay Week has been cancelled for 2020 and at least the first half of the Travelers Series has been cancelled as well.  But…


We’re going to race right here at Buckeye Lake this year.  As a part of the weekly Sunday Series, we are including a “Juniors Dinghy Fleet” open to all youth sailors under the age of 21 – Optimist, Laser, 420*, FJ* – race the dinghy you’re comfortable in or want to learn more about and you can compete for your very own “BLYC Junior Championship” Trophy (details to be determined).  All boats will be handicapped using Portsmouth Yardstick calculations.

* guidelines are still being evaluated.  It is possible that only singlehanded boats will be allowed

For more information,

for the NOR & SIs for the Sunday Series

Spinnaker Know-How

Want to Learn to Fly a Spinnaker?

Hey fellow sailors,

I hope everyone is doing well. If you’re like me, you look for any opportunity to be outside. I’m going to be at the BLYC Eastport docks Saturday (5/9/2020). A number of you have expressed interest in knowing how to fly a spinnaker (kite). If you’re interested and available for a hands-on (at the docks) demo, come by at 1:00 Saturday and I’ll cover:

  • Setting up the boat for a spinnaker 
  • How to do an end-for-end gybe in six steps
  • How to pack a symmetrical spinnaker

We will be practicing social distancing so please bring your face mask.

David Paligo – Race & Regatta

Boaters To-Go Boxed Lunches

Are you Ready to Get Out on the Lake and Enjoy Some Boating?

We've Got Lunch Covered!


Call Ahead to order Boxed Lunches to take out onto the Lake with you!

Just give us 15 minutes and we’ll prepare your choice of:

Turkey & Cheese
(Swiss or American)
on a Butter Croissant

Ham & Cheese
(Swiss or American)
on a Butter Croissant

Italian Grinder
(Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, Smoked Gouda)
on a Sub Bun

Kettle Chips & Cookie



Home Alone Regatta – April 14, 21, & 28

April 14 – Week One of our first ever “Home Alone” Regatta was, by all accounts, a success.  We had a bit of a learning curve using Facebook to answer the 22 questions, questions, but overall it went quite well with 11 participating “skippers” and, for most of the evening it was tight “race.” Congratulations go to Gayle Fisher-Mulvey who took “line honors” for the evening and is off to a strong lead!

April 21 – Week Two was a great night for Everyone. Again, P/C Gayle Fisher-Mulvey dominated the competition. Although she has a commanding lead, the competition is still tight with a tie for Second place and Fourth place just one point behind them. We
had a lot of fun again this week with our “Home Alone” Regatta. 

We had several participants and some more members who were following along just to learn.

April 28 – Week Three After 20 tough questions from our PRO, the Champion of the Inaugural BLYC “Home Alone” Regatta…

Winner of the respect of all BLYC sailors and unlimited glasses of Chablis at the BLYC bar on the Race & Regatta Governor’s tab… GAYLE FISHER-MULVEY.

In second place, with a very strong showing… DAVE LAWRENCE.

In third place (edging out Don Harris by one point) … DAVID PALIGO.

How Sails Work…

– Steve Harris

Fellow sailors, during this time of being stuck at home, I imagine that we’re all looking for things to do to occupy our time.  Today, I decided that I’d go through the drawer full of old flash drives and see what I’ve saved from the past and see if any of it was worth keeping.  I came across this article from North Sails from back around 2007 about “How Sails Work.”  I thought it may be of interest and may remind us that this, too, shall pass and, before you know it, we’ll be back on the water again…. ENJOY

Curbside To-Go

With the recent announcement from Governor DeWine regarding the closure of bars and restaurants in the State of Ohio, we are offering our membership CURBSIDE TO-GO Meals.

Call to place your order from the Full Menu, or our Weekly Specials
(Both are Available Online at the BLYC Web Site and in Wednesday’s E-News)

Click for the Full Menu

Click for the Weekly Specials

We are offering 16oz Soft Drinks, Coke Products, Iced Tea and Lemonade
When ordering, specify how Payment is to be made. Cash, Member Charge, or Credit Card

When you arrive at BLYC, call us again and we will run your order to the parking lot.
No Need for you to exit your car.

Please remember our staff as you are making plans for dinner as this Mandatory Shutdown is a hardship for them