To saveyousometime,all of theoriginalinformationinthis news letter is covered inthefirst twopages. The remainder covers whatisalwaysintheSpringLetterandisalittle repetitiveforall of thelong-timemembers.
OurfirsteventoftheyearistheSpringBrunchat10:00AM,Sunday,May 28thattheLauderdaleCommunityCenter, locatedatN7511SterlingworthDrive. Peggy Sorensonhassentouttheinvitation, and Ihopeyouhavealreadysentheryour response. If not,pleaseletherknowsoonest. EmailPeggyat firstname.lastname@example.org her at773-736-2006.
Pleasefollowtheinstructionsonhowandtowhomthemoneyispaid.Do not sendbrunchmoneytotheYachtClub!!SenditbyMay15th to PeggySorenson,4331N.Lowell Ave.Chicago,IL 60641.Makethecheck payabletotheLLSailingClub. Itmakesitmucheasieronthevolunteers whodoallthiswork,ifyoudoyourbit.
Weareplanningwhatwehopewillbeourbestmid-summerpicnic everontheafternoonof SaturdayJuly15th 4 PM. Theeventisscheduledtotakeplace atthe Walker Johnson’sInglesidelocation right on the channel. The club will provide sandwiches and possibly a couple of surprises for this event. Pleaseemailwhatyouplantobring (toaskforsuggestions)toCathyJaeger,whoiscoordinatingtheevent.HeremailisMjaeger7@wi.rr.com
Focusfor 2017: Don’t over heel the boat. It’s slow and hard on the back. Protect you back if you want to sail into your 80’s. That means use the sail and rudder to maintain your angle of heel, not your back. The only time I might heel it up is when approaching a mark that I can’t make otherwise. Then I heel it way up to point higher. I give up a lot of speed but save a tack. Better planning away from that mark will get you there properly healed and faster.
I’m excitedto get back tosailing.Thewarmweather sort of comes and goes this time of year, but I expect it will be very nice by race day. Try to make some time for a tune up before the first race, you’ll be glad you did.