Welcome to the Cayuga Lake Cruising Fleet!If you're unfamiliar with who we are, read about us here
Red Jacket Race and Dinner
August 4th, 2016
The Red Jacket race perennial favorite in the cruising fleet. Those of us who have sailed to red jacket many times know the growing anticipation as we pass first Taughannock, then Milliken station, Sheldrake point, Long point, finally to be greeted by the friendly faces on the Red Jacket Yacht Club docks! The catered dinner is always first rate. The RJYC clubhouse has a beautiful view overlooking the lake, a pool enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and room for camping on the grounds for Saturday night.
This year's Red Jacket race will be on Saturday, August 20th. The race is open to all sailboats; there is no entry fee. The race will use a Bermuda start with the slowest boats starting earlier - the first boat will start at 8:00AM. Read the sailing instructions here and send your entry request to email@example.com.
Dinner will be provided by Red Jacket with cocktails at 5 and dinner at 6. Dinner reservations must be made by August 14th - this years entrées are prime rib, chicken cordon blue or fish. The cost is $22/person. Contact RJYC's Lenny Morris or Sue Pullano (see this flyer for contact information).
RJYC has a very solid dock/seawall to raft off of, and mooring balls are sometimes available. There is plenty of lawn for tents for crew who want a bit more room.
Night Sailing on Cayuga Lake
July 18th, 2016
Three boats took the opportunity to sail all night long under the moon and stars in the overnight 50 mile race. This is probably the most challenging race on the cruising fleet schedule, testing both stamina and tactics. It is also one of the most enjoyable - if you've never trimmed a spinnaker by moonlight make sure you get in on this race next year! Read the details in the Pennant.
Next Sunday's race is latitude number three - race start is 2:00pm
Racing Schedule Updates
July 5th, 2016
The Red Jacket race has been confirmed for August 20th. Don't miss dinner at the beautiful Red Jacket yacht club!
The second long distance race of the summer is our overnight 50 miler. The planned race start is the evening of Friday, July 15th at 6:00pm.
Next Sunday we continue with our second latitude series race. Updated latitude sailing instructions and latitude table are in the documents section.
Sheldrake Race and Rally
June 21st, 2016
This Sunday (June 26th) we will be sailing north to Sheldrake Point and Kidder's Landing. Any boat who wishes to race and compete for the Sheldrake Cup will be assigned a start time based on her handicap - the first one to the finish line is the winner! The first boat will start at 8:00AM.
If you are feeling more laid back, come join the cruise up to Kidder's landing (leaving IYC around 9:00AM) and meet up with the racing fleet for lunch.
RSVP's will help us plan lunch so don't be shy!
For more information and to get a starting time contact the CLCF fleet captain.
Update Jun 24th: The flyer and Sailing Instructions are here