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Marks Out and Awards Banquet

November 7th, 2016

With another year of racing behind us, we turn to the all too familiar task of removing the racing marks from Cayuga lake. Our fleet captain did a fantastic job of rousing work crews from the fleet ranks. This is the first year in my time in the CLCF we were not wrestling marks over the side of an unstable and leaky tin rowboat - instead we had the positively luxurious "new" pontoon boat, complete with cushioned seats and an awning. Next year it may even have a working motor! Special thanks to Joe, Tim and Charles for making the boat a reality.

This year's awards banquet will be November 12th, dinner at 5:00 and ceremonies at 6:00. Tim Bonniwell has agreed to host the banquet. Entrées and beer will be provided, please bring salads, desserts and hors d'oeuvres.

Awards Banquet

Lastly, after many years of service to the CLCF as secretary, Eberhard will be stepping down. The position is open if anyone is feeling prosaic! Read more details in the Pennant.

Photos and day race

September 14th, 2016

More in the gallery.

This Saturday is the 50 mile day race - skippers meeting 7:30AM, start at 8:00AM as per the sailing instructions

Fall Series

August 31th, 2016

This Sunday is the first race day of the fall series. It is also the IYC labor day picnic and boat parade. The cruising fleet will lead the boat parade before starting our first race - the race committee plans to set an alternate starting line so that the race start does not interfere with the rest of the parade. Make sure to come to the skippers meeting to get all the details!

The schedule for Sundays races will be delayed slightly in order to accommodate the parade - the skippers meeting will be at 1:15PM and the first start will be at 2:00PM.

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.

The Race

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 cayugalakecruisingfleet@gmail.com.

Dinner

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).

Accommodations

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