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Virtual Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

Take Part in a Virtual Junior Olympic Festival Challenge

Are your sailors missing the USA Junior Olympic Festivals this summer? Please check out our Virtual Junior Olympic Festival online with US Sailing and share with your members.

There are four festive challenges that sailors can virtually participate in and share. Registration to participate is FREE to all current members and is open NOW!

The event closes August 4, 2020 with a virtual celebration and awards ceremony scheduled for August 7.

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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
Beginners
June 8-12

Session 2
Beginners
June 22-26

Session 3
Intermediate
June 29 – July 2 (4 days)

Session 4
Advanced
July 6-10

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

 

Juniors… RACE ON SUNDAYS!

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…

DO NOT DESPAIR!

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,

CLICK HERE
for the NOR & SIs for the Sunday Series

I-LYA Traveler Series Regatta a Huge Success

This past Saturday, June 1st, Buckeye Lake Yacht Club hosted the kickoff to the 2019 I-LYA Traveler Series. Seventy-five youth sailors, aged 6-17, made the trip to Buckeye Lake, east of Columbus, and enjoyed a great day of racing. Buckeye Lake, after several years of low water, was back in top form with comfortable temperatures and steady southwest winds blowing 6-15 knots. Spectators lined the piers of BLYC and the new North Shore bike path to watch the racing up close. The series continues next week at Alum Creek Sailing Club in Lewis Center, Ohio and will continue throughout the summer with the finale at Hoover Sailing Club in August.

Thank you to all of the BLYC volunteers who made this event successful. It was truly a team effort and the comments from competitors, parents, and other visitors were very complimentary of the Club and the event.

Full results can be viewed here: 
https://theclubspot.com/regatta/cbLzmJhubW/class

Photos: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149354960@N07/albums/72157708905702301

Learn more about the Traveler Series here: 
http://i-lya.org/junior-sailing/traveler-series/

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.