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Another Challenging Day of Racing
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5/14/2017
Winds were at a sustained 20+ MPH with gusts up to 38 MPH during the first race. Several boats braved the white caps on an otherwise beautiful day. Only 2 boats capsized. Alas, the Race Committee cancelled the second race as winds were above most class limits.
Flying Scot Regatta Registration
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The Flying Pig Regatta will be held on June 3 & 4. It is also the Ohio District's Regatta. Click on Read Article then click the button to learn more and to register on the web site. Cost is $90 for a skipper and crew.
Memorial Day Party Registrations
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The Memorial Day Party is on Saturday May 27 from 5-9pm following the day's races. You can save $5/person by registering in advance via credit card. You can also RSVP and pay at the door without the discount. BBQ, sides and dessert plus beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages are included. Please plan to bring an appetizer or vegetable to share.
The Lake was Rock'n!
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5/8/2017
Winds started out at 14 to 18 mph out of the west, with gusts to ... to read more and see photos, follow this link:
Harbor Clean Up Completed
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Two different work parties invested 31 person hours in the clean up efforts to the shoreline due to the flooding caused by the April 28 storms. Comments were heard as to how good the shoreline looks. Thanks to those who gave of their time and labor to this cause.
Racing Cancelled on April 30
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Racing was cancelled ahead of the April 30 scheduled starts due to high wind forecasts and low water temperatures. It turned out to be a wise call. Click Read Article for more details.
Harbor Photos Post-Flooding
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4/30/2017
The lake flooded about a foot or two over it's banks due to Friday nights heavy rains. The debris left behind on the shoreline is extensive. Most lifts have branches laying on the frames and pads. Work parties will be needed this week and on Saturday to make the harbor operational again. Volunteers are welcome. Others will have to be assigned. Let us know if you can help. Click Read Article to see photos.
Learn to Sail Class May 20 & 21
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Registration is open to the public for the Learn to Sail Class on May 20 & 21 starting at 9:00am. No prior experience required as this class covers the basics of sailing. Both chalk board and on the water instruction will be given by experienced sailors. Go to the Event Calendar and click on the May 20 event to register. The cost is only $25.
The Club Is Open!
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Thanks to the hard work of multiple work parties on April 2, the Club is now open for business! The water is turned on, vessels have been launched and and lifts are going in the water. First day of racing is April 23rd. Will you be ready?
Safety Equipment Reminder
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Be sure you have all the required safety equipment ready and in your boat as you approach the launch ramp. Watercraft inspections are typical this time of year so don't put yourself at risk of a fine. Also remember that the park rangers will be watching more closely this year for alcohol on boats. Click Read Article for a list of required safety equipment.
CPR/First Aid Class Being Offered
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CLSA is offering a combined CPR/AED/First Aid course for CLSA members and families on April 30 from either 10am-12pm or 5pm-7pm. This course is offered as a ‘blended’ learning course-involving a web-based learning program (to be completed before April 30) and a hands-on training session. After completing the online portion of the course, all enrollees will participate in a 2-hour hands-on training session where we will review key points and practice the skills required in CPR, AED and First Aid. The cost for this training is only $32. You need to pay this fee via a credit card when you register for the class. Sign up directly on the CLSA web site by going to the event on the Event Calendar. Be sure to login first. For more details, click Read Article.
Dock Assignments Updated
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The Harbormaster has just submitted his updated list of dock assignments. To view the assignments, login to ClubExpress. Under the Main Menu, click on Harbor > Dock Assignments. Click on Read Article for more details.
Race Committee Assignments Are Published
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3/23/2017
All RC assignments have been set and an email was sent to each assigned member on Sunday March 19. Please look for this e-mail and add your dates to your calendar. You are responsible for finding a substitute should you not be able to serve. Click Read Article for more information.
Work Party Assignments
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3/20/2017
Work parties related to the Club Opening have been made. If you are assigned, an email was sent to notify you of the date and time. Click Read Article for more information on how to determine your assignment dates.
Alcohol Enforcement Update
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The State Park officers will be stepping up their program for watching for beer consumption by any boater. Club members are advised to adhere to the "no alcohol" policy while within the State Park limits. For more details click "Read Article".
Some Flooding at Cowan
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3/1/2017
From Mark Osterbrook at 5:30 pm today.
Dock Assignment Updates
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A new Dock Assignment Listing has been added to the web site. The assignments listed are those from the end of the 2016 year. The Harbormaster will update these assignments after April 1 as this is when all membership renewals must be completed. Click "Read Article" for more information.
Lift Party Registration is Open
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2/24/2017
Lift Parties have been scheduled on the Events Calendar beginning on Sunday April 3. Go to the Events Calendar and look for the Lift Party events. Click on the chosen date/time and then click on Reserve a Spot. Only 8 members can sign up for a date/time.
ODNR Survey Open until March 8
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants to hear from Ohioans about the outdoor recreational activities they enjoy the most. Ohio residents can share their opinions about their favorite activities, and any new or expanded outdoor recreational opportunities they would like to see in Ohio. Feedback from the survey will help state and federal officials set priorities for funding and improvements. Click "Read Article" to take the survey.
New Web Site Features
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We have added 4 highly requested features; a Membership Listing, a Fleet Member Listing, a Dock Assignment Listing and a For Sale page. Click on "Read Article" for more details to utilize these features.
Betty Duncan Memorial Service
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Long time Club member, Betty Duncan, passed away recently. An avid sailor and racer, the women's championship award is named in Betty's honor. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on March 25 in Cincinnati. Click "Read Article" for more details.
The "For Sale" Page is Back
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A basic "For Sale" web page has been added to the new web site. Go to Community > For Sale to see the listings. Email the Webmaster should you want to add a new item.
Club Training Schedule Posted
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1/28/2017
A number of training classes have been scheduled for the 2017 season. Click on Read Article to see a summary.
ClubExpress Webmaster Comments
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1/27/2017
To learn more about the launch of ClubExpress, download the Webmaster's comments made at the Winter Dinner.
Preliminary Fleet Regatta Schedule
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1/27/2017
The preliminary schedule of all fleet regattas to be held at CLSA has been put on the calendar.
Youth Award Winners
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1/24/2017
See the list of youth award winners announced at our Winter Dinner
Annual Adult Awards Recap
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1/22/2017
The annual adult awards ceremony was conducted at the Winter Dinner on January 20th. Congratulations to all our winners!
Winter Dinner a Success
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1/22/2017
The January 20th Winter Dinner was a enjoyed by over 110 people at Receptions in Loveland.
Jay Carey - Club Historian
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1/22/2017
Jay Carey has volunteered to be the new Club Historian, responsible for the Club's historic records and awards.
New Gates Added
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1/7/2017
New gates have been added to the boneyard and the access road to the launch area.