Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 Governor's Cup Regatta

The 53rd Governor's Cup Regatta detailed results are here.

Congratulations Tom Gage and Sue Goodglick for the Buccaneer Fleet and Tom Harrison and Camille Oliver for the Open Fleet! 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Rick White RIP

I didn't realize Rick passed away a couple of years ago.  We attended on of his sailing seminars in Islamorada, Florida in 2008 and I've read all his books. Quite the interesting life, well lived!

Rick White, born April 4, 1937, passed away on January 11, 2017 at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Florida after a brief and unexpected battle with non-small-cell lung cancer. 

He is best known in the multi hull sailing world for his many racing championships, his books and his race-training seminars. But there is so much more.

As a pre-teen he was a champion swimmer doing the butterfly stroke. And as a teenager he started driving trucks at age 14. His father told him to just blend in with the traffic, no faster or slower than the rest.

In high school he was an all-state football player being recruited by numerous colleges. He picked North Carolina, but he broke his neck during the first year, ending that potential career.

After several years as a successful trucking company owner, he sold that and gave up the suits and ties to become a singer-songwriter-entertainer.

His greatest passion was motocross racing. And he even built a track that hosted many motocross championships.

Lived in Vail, Colorado for eight years, where he was an expert powder-hound skier besides being an entertainer. For one summer out there, he worked as a river raft guide on the Colorado River.

He was an airplane pilot (only crashed once) and for boats he had a 500-ton masters license. He worked for several years as a captain taking groups of people on week-long sailing tours of the Bahamas.

In recent years he has been spending his summers at Put-in-Bay, OH, and his winters in Key Largo, FL.

Rick is survived by his wife Mary Wells, his son David White of Key Largo, FL, his daughter Michelle Coyle of Barberton, OH, his brother William White of Plantation, FL".

2019 Fireweed Regatta

Here's the link to the race results.

2019 Firecracker Regatta

Here's the link to the race results.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday, July 01, 2018

2018 Firecracker Regatta - Final Results

Eight Buccs on the water, tight racing, decent winds on Day 1.  Day 2 less wind!

Final results are here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Check out Windy our new wind tool! Click near the club, then click the drop down arrow to see wind forecast window.

Go to our Big Lake Weather page.

In the Windy window:

Click near the club, then click the drop down arrow to see wind forecast window.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Race Committee Boat Needs Outboard Motor Replaced - Please Donate

From time to time, the ASC needs extra help from it's members.  Click the Donate the button in the left side menu of any page on our website for a quick and easy way to donate using credit/debit card or PayPal.  Or send a paper check via snail mail to the club's PO box as listed.

  • Click Donate
  • Enter amount
  • Add note for purpose of donation
  • Select Payment Method
  • Done!
  • You'll receive an email receipt

Friday, June 01, 2018

2018 Icebreaker Regatta

It started slow in light winds and finished fast in a blow.  Unfortunately, we had to wrap it up after Day 1.

Final results are here.

Monday, September 04, 2017

2017 Fireweed Regatta

2017 Governor's Cup Results

The 2017 Governor's Cup results are here...

Ten small boats participated over the two day regatta.

Racing was very competitive with small spreads in corrected times and several changes in the top three slots over the course of the regatta.  We even had an exact corrected time tie in one race.

Congratulations to winners Dave Johnson and Elayne Hunter!  Good luck at the North American!

Special thanks to Addy Wright for another excellent RC job under chilly conditions and Vice Commodore Bruce Lee for keeping us all organized.

Monday, July 03, 2017

2017 Firecracker Regatta

For the first time we've separated the mighty Buccaneer Fleet from the rest of the pack.

The linked score sheet here shows separate fleets for Buccaneer, Open and Big Boats.

Saturday racing was sporty, but Sunday brought continuous rain and zero wind.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Family Fun Day coming July 2, 2017

Family Fun Day

  • *Runs
  • *Sack Races
  • *Big Lake Mountain Marathon
  • *Straw dig - $5.00 per kid (extra change welcome)
  • *Whip Cream Contest
  • *Water Relay
  • *Toy Boat Derby - *Derby rules: boats can be 12" long, no restriction on sail sizes, width, keels, number of hulls. There are 12 boats available for the kids to adapt (but they need to figure out sail material). Adults need to build their own. Can prebuild before you come to the club. No RC Boats. 

FYI, we are doing the Boat Derby at Oliver's request, so please join in the fun. He felt left out that we only did this when he was little. 😀

If boats are ready on Saturday, we might do some heats before Bruce gets things started. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

2016 Spring Auction

Be there.  Bring your wallet!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Work Party Saturday May 30th !

Good morning Sailors

The look of the Sailing club has changed a bit from your last visit.
We will not be able to completely open the club until the landscaping is finished. But we have a large list of activities that need to be done on Saturday.
Rough list is—not in order
  • Build ramps/platform for hoist
  • Backfill in hoist area
  • Put out docks/ reinstall stiff arms and hardware
  • Dock repair (separate list)
  • Finish chain hoist install
  • Prepare site for Coir Logs
  • Reinstall water pump
  • Reinstall ramp to dock- one only at this time
  • Club house cleanup—mud issue
  • Boat prep for sailing classes
  • Launch pontoon boat once cleaned
  • ETC

Members need to bring
  • Garden gloves
  • Shovels
  • Racks
  • Landscape rakes
  • Wheel barrow
  • A pick or Maalox
  • And your strong backs
  • Boots

A pile driving crew will be on site early Saturday—please give them room to work—and room for their equipment.

Parking may be an issue—want cars in upper section of club only
Also need a truck for dump run by days end-

The shoreline and grounds landscaping work will start next week-
I may need some volunteers mid week—know soon.

Please make all recommendations for landscaping and site improvements to the Site Committee