October 17th, 2013
We hope that you had a great season. As usual, we’re all a little sad to end the summer but it makes it all the more special when we get to open in April.
Some groups continue to meet regularly, however. If you’re a euchre player or book enthusiast, ask about how to join in.
Have a great fall and winter!
September 17th, 2013
Devils Lake Yacht Club
September 14 – 15, 2013
The Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta, held September 14 & 15, was the 70th consecutive annual regatta hosted by Devils Lake Yacht Club. 21 Lightnings & 16 Sunfish arrived to find cool temperatures, abundant sunshine and no wind. After 2 on shore postponements Saturday’s racing was cancelled. The afternoon was spent catching up with old friends, telling Bruce stories, having a few beers, martins & stingers, watching football and the old young guys having an onshore spinnaker raising/dousing competition. Evening entertainment included dinner in the club, live music and planning how to crash the ongoing wedding & reception on the side lawn.
Sunday morning arrived with cool, light, southerly winds. The race committee, headed by Merrill Bales, managed to get in 5 races. Team Dieball,(Ernie + Jacqueline, Carrie Houtman, North Cape Yacht Club) in the Lightnings & Dan Norton (Devils Lake Yacht Club) in the Sunfish showed their starting prowess in the highly favored pin end starts, each handily winning their respective fleets. In the Lightnings runner up was James Taylor (Carl Taylor, George Auer, Cowan Lake) & 3rd Surge Vanderhorst (Grace & Glenn Hummer, Sandusky). Sunfish runner up was Ron McHenry (Pymatuning) followed by Leland Brode (Lake Bluff.)
Competition for the “Better to be Bad & Colorful than Dull & Mediocre” award was somewhat muted as the “Spinnaker Ninja” team of Try Rose, Anneliese Kittrell & Mike Garza won going away. Special mention went to the Bruin like behavior of defending champ John McCree who arrived last minute with no crew & no place to stay and would have been top 3 except for a last race OCS. Bruce would have been proud.
There will be more weather next year. Guaranteed. Hope to see you here.
Dave Laidlaw, Regatta Chair
2013 Regatta Lightning Results
2013 Regatta Sunfish Results
September 9th, 2013
The election results are in and we are pleased to announce the 2014 Board of Governors.
Flag Officers & Executive Committee
Commodore Denis Jodis
Vice Commodore Patty Clark
Rear Commodore Tom Muldary
Treasurer Irma David
Recording Secretary Mike Clark
DLYC Auxiliary President Karon Dinius
DLYC Club Manager Chuck McAdams
Board Members (term ends 12/31/14)
New Board Members (1/1/14 to 12/31/15)
Retiring Board Members (term ends 12/31/13)
Fleet 31 Captain Tom Love
August 25th, 2013
This is the final event of the year and it’s always a doozy!
Back by popular vote is Tony and Tara of TNT! The show starts at 8pm and costumes are optional but this is a very popular dress up party and the survey says that if you do dress in costume, you’ll have more fun. TNT plays until 1pm in order to get every drop of DLYC fun out of this season.
Value priced buffet begins at 6pm Wine, beer and liquor is available at discounted prices as it all has to go!
June 26th, 2013
Members of the DLYC fleet 31 voted via email in favor (15-0) of the proposal to purchase one Pico Laser sailboat at a price of approximately $3500 to be used by the DLYC sailing class.
The fleet has had nine different boats participate in races this season with 8 of the 9 winning at least one race. The “Stay at Home” series was sailed on the weekend of June 29-30 with Dave Laidlaw and crew taking 1st place, Geoff Moehl and crew finishing 2nd and Tom Love and his crew in 3rd place.
The 4th of July series was sailed on July 7th and “Team Bullet” (Tagsold, Cantrell and Urffer) taking 1st place. Dave Laidlaw and Jeff Clemes claimed 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Fleet member Ryan Mabie and crew represented the DLYC at the Michigan Lightning Districts Regatta in Tawas, MI and at the Great Lakes Championships at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI.
The boat hoist has been refinished in a new green and white (and definately MSU Spartan) paint scheme. This was a fundraiser approved by the fleet. The hoist will be offered up to the highest bidder every two years insuring that the hoist maintains an appropriate appearance (barring protests from losing bidders) as well as insuring important added dollars for our club.
Thursday evening fun races were sailed in the month of July. These races were used to help some of the newer fleet members gain racing experience in a more casual atmosphere.
Fleet 31 Captain