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Cleveland Race Week – 2018
The Racing Rules of Sailing…
When getting started in the sport, many people find themselves a bit overwhelmed by the apparent complexity of the racing rules. After all, there are 92 rules, many with sub-sections and sub-sub-sections, and the book is nearly 200 pages long! That said, however, the basic rules that you really need to get started are few and relatively easy to understand.
CLICK HERE for a brief primer from Ken Quant with the Milwaukee Area Sail & Trail association that will help you get started. Feel free to download, print, and distribute at will.
CLICK HERE for an animated version of US Sailing’s “Handy Guide” to the Racing Rules. (It’s a few years behind, based on the 2009-2012 rulebook, but the changes since that time aren’t really applicable to this basic primer so it’s still a very good introductory resource)
We hope to see you on the water for our first Sail on Sundays race on May 27th!
2018 Interlake Regatta Schedule Announced
The Interlake Sailing Class has announced their 2018 Regatta Schedule and BLYC is honored to be hosting the final event of the season this year. The dam remediation project has kept us off the water in recent years, but we are confident that we’ll have enough water this year and the class agrees with us.
All Interlakes are invited to join us at the 2018 Snowball Regatta on Saturday, October 13. It will great to
welcome all of our Interlake friends back to BLYC and we’re looking forward to a great day on the water!
CLICK HERE for more information on the Interlake class.
2018 Regatta Schedule
|May 5-6||Leatherlips YC||Chief’s|
|June 2||Jolly Roger SC||Cattail|
|June 9-10||Sandusky SC||One-Design Regatta|
|June 16-17||Edgewater YC||Cleveland Race Week|
|June 23-24||Hoover SC||George Fisher Memorial|
|July 7-8||Indian Lake||One Design Regatta|
|July 14||Lorain SYC||One Design Regatta|
|July 25-28||Edgewater YC||National Championship **|
|August 25-26||Grand Traverse YC||Great White Regatta|
|September 15||Portage YC||Hot to Trot|
|September 22||Mohican SC||Haphazard|
|October 6||North Cape YC||Fall Blowout|
|October 6-7||Indianapolis SC||Poltergeist|
|October 13||Buckeye Lake YC||Snowball|
US Sailing launches new website…
In an effort to better serve sailors, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport launched a new, improved website on May 1, 2018. The new site is more streamlined, user-friendly, and easier to navigate. Check it out!
Learn more about what US Sailing does and the advantages of membership in the following video:
Mills Trophy Race – June 7-9, 2018
The Mills Trophy Race is the premier sailing race on Lake Erie and is sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club. It began in 1907 as a test of navigational skills on Lake Erie. The race has been held nearly every year since then and is unique in that it is raced at night. Although the race was originally configured as a triangle beginning and ending at the Toledo Yacht Club, since 1981 the race has begun at the harbor light and ended here at Put-in-Bay. That makes it a 35+ year tradition for the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club being involved. Come visit the island this weekend and see hundreds of sailing ships lining the docks in downtown Put-in-Bay.
The weekend kicks off with the Mills Party (open to the public) at Toledo Yacht Club on the evening of Thursday, June 7th. The races start the afternoon of Friday, June 8 and the racers continue on one of three long distance courses overnight, ending at Put-in-Bay. Saturday afternoon brings the Sailors Party at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club and plenty of fun on the docks and around South Bass Island. The weekend culminates with the Awards Ceremony on Sunday morning and the racers depart for home. Once again this year, BLYC’s Steve Harris will serve as the Principal Race Officer for the event. If you’re thinking of coming up and enjoying a fun time on the island with fellow sailors, let him know!
For more information on the Mills, click on the image above.