Sail on Sundays – May 22, 2022

David Paligo, Fleet Captain
s/v Runaway #1049

The 2022 BLYC Sailing/Racing Season has officially started with 9 boats registered and 7 boats going to the start line. This year there is strong competition amongst the PHRF racers.

At our competitors meeting, our PRO went through a starting sequence using the RC flags and sounds. With the winds directly out of the West and shifting to the NW, RC announced we would be using course C (S-1-2-1-F). Great course for our first race of the season. This gave crews a variety of marks and allow the team to remove some of that winter rust and spring cobwebs.

As many of the racers know we have gone to a new registration and scoring process so a big thanks go out to all who are working hard to make 2022 Sailing/Racing a successful season.
For the latest info on scoring results with corrected times, please click here.

Looking for Crew? Want to Crew?

One of the exciting new features of using Regatta Network for our registration & scoring this year is the “Crew Finder” board.  If you are looking for crew, or if your interested in crewing on a boat, you can post to the board and hopefully connect with others and get out on the water.

to access the Crew Finder for the Spring Series

Crew Finder Boards for each series and the Long Distance Races are also linked in the drop-down menus on the website, under “Sailing & Boating”

2nd Fleet Launch Day

From Fleet Captain David Paligo…

We are having a second fleet launch day Saturday April 30th.
Several of us will be at the north boat ramp at 10:00 am.
Mostly sunny, 50*F and light wind out of the E at 7.

Jet-14 Nationals Gear Avaiable

As most are likely already aware, BLYC will host the 2022 National Championships for the Jet-14 Class this summer – July 27-30.  This is going to be a banner event for both BLYC and the Buckeye Lake area.

Are you interested in joining in the FUN?

Even if you’re not participating or volunteering, you can get involved and be a part of this great event.  

to visit the online storefront to purchase regatta shirts or sign up to join us at the Class Dinner on Thursday, July 28

Contact Steve Harris (on-water) or Rickie Sue Grunden (on shore) for more information.

Jet-14 Volunteers Needed


As most are likely already aware, BLYC will host the 2022 National Championships for the Jet-14 Class this summer – July 27-30.  We are currently assembling our volunteers for Race Committee work at the event.  Plenty of positions are available for all skill and experience levels to participate.

Due to supply chain concerns, we need to get the T-shirt order in ASAP (yes, you’ll get a FREE regatta shirt for helping!).  If you are available, any of the 4 days, please let our PRO, Steve Harris, know ASAP.

to contact Steve

2022 Sailing Registration is OPEN…


Starting this year, BLYC will be using Regatta Network for registration and scoring for our three SOS series and our three Holiday Long Distance races. Registration will be on-line through our BLYC website.  Use the links below to register:

Spring Series

Summer Series

Fall Series

Memorial Day Long Distance Race

July 4 Long Distance Race

Labor Day Long Distance Race

Each SOS series and each LD race will have a registration fee of $10.00. If you race in the Spring, Summer and Fall series and the three LD races it will cost you $60.00. Through the registration process you can select member charge or pay by check. From these fees, BLYC must pay Regatta Network a small fee and the remaining dollars will be used to maintain race & regatta equipment.


Please Contact Us…

Andrea Taylor
Race & Regatta Governor

David Paligo
Fleet Captain

Steve Harris
Race Management Consultant

Looking for Crew?

Want to Crew?

Check out the Crew Finder Boards for each series and Long Distance Race.
Located under each Series menu under the “Sailing & Boating” menu

Changes to Fire Extinguisher Requirements for Recreational Vessels

Don’t be caught unaware this summer! The US Coast Guard has changed their requirements for fire extinguishers, effective April 20, 2022. The change details fire extinguishers older than 12 years from the manufacture date are no longer considered good and serviceable and should be replaced with a newer fire extinguisher. This includes both disposable (non-rechargeable) and rechargeable fire extinguishers.

US Sailing Releases 2022 Safety Equipment Requirements

Each year the US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements committee, comprising sailors from across the US, considers possible changes to the Requirements and proposes appropriate changes for final approval by the Safety at Sea Committee, the Offshore Committee, and the US Sailing Board of Directors. The 2022 changes are now available to the US Sailing community.

The latest changes include additions to the monohull and multihull categories. The monohull addition includes the requirement to stow a fire blanket adjacent to each stove (in the Ocean category), while the multihull category was updated to include several minor changes to make it consistent with the Monohulls.

For the full updates, click here.

The US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) are a set of equipment requirements for larger boats taking part in nearshore, costal and ocean racing compiled to provide race organizing authorities with clear safety equipment requirements guidelines and supply the ability to modify those requirements for their event and venue.

Also new in 2022, US Sailing has uploaded the SER’s in two formats for ease of use: Individual PDF files of the requirements for each category (nearshore, coastal and ocean) so that owners and boat captains can more easily see which requirements apply to them and a comprehensive excel spreadsheet of the requirements for each category, the instructions, appendix and history of revisions for Organizing Authorities who may want to modify the requirements for their event.

The SER committee has the objective of meeting the needs of the US Offshore Community and maintaining compatibility with the World Sailing OSRs as far as possible. It is a goal that US offshore race boats can compete internationally without modification, and that international boats can compete in US events without modification.

US Sailing would like to recognize the contributions of volunteers on numerous committees that make it possible to approve and release new guidelines. This would not be possible without their time and effort.

Source: US Sailing via