2015 Sailing Class Information

2015 DLYC Sailing Class

Announcement and Information Sheet

What Free sailing lessons are available to members and families during the summer season.

Why The purpose of the Sailing Class is to introduce students to the lifetime sport of sailing. Learning is through demonstration and practice, sailing with peers and instructors. The students become familiar with water safety and get comfortable sailing a dinghy. The US Sailing based curriculum provides a comprehensive and systematic program for quality instruction. There are twenty-five skill categories. Among them, General Nautical Skills include safety, weather, rigging, rules, and terminology. Boat Handling Skills include steering, sail trim, maneuvering, and recovery. Racing Skills include rules, tactics, and fine trimming. Fun is included and expected at no extra charge.

Bonus Building: Self confidence, Self reliance, Teamwork, Communication, Sensitivity, Concentration, Sportsmanship,    Courage, Accomplishment, Motor skills, Applied physics

Orientation and Registration will be during the first class:

  • Please bring your parent/guardian to complete registration and waivers, meet instructors and other students.
  • To pass the swim test you must be able to swim 300 feet and tread water for 5 minutes.
  • You must be at least 8 years old and able to take direction.
  • In the first session we will review fundamentals, decide on class placement, note each student’s planned attendance dates, do the swim test, practice correct sunscreen application, correct lifejacket use, and more as time permits.


  • Class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, June 23. Last class and party Tues. Aug 4.
  • The 9:30 to 12:00 class is for beginner sailors. Intermediate sailors are encouraged to join the first class as helpers and advisors as space permits.
  • The 1:00 to 3:00 class is for intermediate sailor instruction but beginner sailors are also encouraged join in and crew as space permits.
  • Advanced/adult/Lightning classes by arrangement.
  • Sunday Lightning racing/sailing/crewing class by arrangement. Please contact instructor.
  • In case of bad weather, class will be held. Even if it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, too sunny, too windy, or too calm,

class will be held – indoors or outdoors as appropriate for conditions. Exceptions are tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis,

earthquakes, forest fires, meteors, and locust attacks. Spiders don’t count.

What to Bring: Dress properly for a comfortable and safe sailing experience.

  • Required: Lifejacket that fits.
  • Required: Correct Sunscreen with hi SPF (like 50), waterproof, and “broad spectrum protection” with

titanium dioxide or zinc oxide included as an ingredient. SPF rates the UVB (burn)

protection only. For deep damage UVA (aging) protection, sunscreen needs a reflective

ingredient like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Avoid oxybenzone. It is linked to DNA damage.

  • Required: UV Sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, should block

100 percent of UV rays and absorb most HEV rays. Avoid sunglasses

labeled cosmetic or without UV protection details. Wraparound design protects better.

  • Required: Hair tie if hair is long enough to tie back.
  • Required: Water shoes to prevent zebra muscle cuts and toe stubs
  • Suggested: Swim suit
  • Suggested: Towel
  • Suggested: Brimmed hat with chin string.
  • Suggested: Keeper string or elastic for sunglasses retention.
  • Suggested: Wind breaker/spray jacket for the cool days, waterproof for the cold spray.
  • Suggested: Water bottle


Lead Volunteer Instructor Geoff Moehl gto65tri@bellsouth.net, 2015 Lake# (517) 252 5482, mobile (407) 690 0579, Florida (407) 859 2968

Assisting Volunteer Instructor Doug Tagsold dtagsold@yahoo.com, cell (517) 605 0360, (517) 486-3817

Club Staff Assistants:

Luke Schaffner 517 240 8517 Lschaffner504@gmail.com

Nicole Mulder 586 255 4877


Event Cancellation

Due to our band cancelling their performance at Saturday’s Cowboys & Angels Western Party, we will be postponing this event for a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

May/June Newsletter

May/June 2015 Newsletter

To view or print our May/June newletter, click on the link below.


Entertainment for 2015

Schedule for 2015 (dates subject to change)

Friday, April 24 Opening Weekend – Leisure Machine

Friday, May 1 Act III

Saturday, May 2 Derby Day Party TNT

Friday, May 8 Last Nation

Sunday, May 10 Mother’s Day

Friday, May 15 Live Radio Remote with WLEN

Friday, May 15 Metros

Sunday, May 17 Community Celebration Open House (1pm to 4pm)

Friday, May 22 Wynwood

Saturday, May 23 Gary Z DJ

Friday, May 29 Airtight

Friday, June 5 Flyte

Saturday, June 6 Flyte “Unplugged”

Sunday, June 7 Pot Luck Picnic

Friday, June 12 Leisure Machine

Friday, June 19 Act III

Sunday, June 21 Father’s Day

Thursday, June 25 Auxiliary Luncheon – Fashion Show

Friday, June 26 Gary Z DJ

Saturday, June 27 Alias

Thursday, July 2 Bill E Lewis

Friday, July 3 Paragon

Saturday, July 4 Gary Z DJ

Friday, July 10 Alias

Saturday, July 11 Young Members Party

Thursday, July 16 Aux Lunch – Patrone’s

Friday, July 17 Flyte

Saturday, July 18 Tiki Party

Friday, July 24 Chris Temple

Saturday, July 25 White Diamond 75th Anniversary Gala Auxiliary Dinner Dance (Black Tie Optional) – Still Rain

Friday, July 31 Leisure Machine

Thursday, August 6 Aux – Ladies Night Out

Friday, August 7 Alias

Saturday, August 8 Tiki Party

Saturday, August 8 – DLYC Movie on the Lawn – Disney Pixar film”UP”

Sunday, August 9 Family Day

Friday, August 14 Airtight

Saturday, August 15 DLYC Auction

Friday, August 21 Flyte

Saturday, August 22 Flyte “Unplugged”

Friday, August 28 Wynwood

Saturday, August 29 Show Your Colors Party TNT Paragon

Saturday, September 4 Alias

Saturday, September 5 Chris Temple

Friday, September 11 Metros

Sunday, September 13 Annual Meeting

Friday, September 18 Sassy

Saturday, September 19 Chili Cook-Off & Regatta Seize the Day

Friday, September 25 Chris Temple

Saturday, September 26 Shipwreck Party – Showdown

Book Club List for 2015

2015 Book List



June 22 – The Round House, by Louise Erdrich; 353 pages – On the Ojibwa reservation in North Dakota, this is a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

July 27 – A Pirate Looks at 50, by Jimmy Buffet; 458 pages – The ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. He brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday. Join us for music and margaritas!

August 24 – Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline; 278 pages – A story of friendship and second chances, based on historical accounts of the orphan trains that carried children from New York west to families who wanted to take them in.

September 28 – The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg; – 369 pages; a new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are – spanning decades and generations.

October 26 – The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff – 530 pages; In 1875, Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon Church, and expelled and an outcast, embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the USA. A family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. The story intertwines with that of a modern day young man, thrown out of his fundamentalist sect, searching for the truth behind his father’s death.

Additional Books – Just missed the cut!

Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis

Best selling book of 1927

The Boys in the Boat By Daniel James Brown

The Kitchen House By Kathleen Grisson

A gripping tale of the south during the days of slavery

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson 2013

The story of 2 boys who find themselves on the opposite side of the Holocaust.

Bossy Pants, by Tina Fey


The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

Secret of Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs

Fleet News


JUNE – 2015

All Clubs boats have been launched and are available for this summer’s sailing classes.  Geoff Moehl assisted by Doug Tagold will first conduct a training class for the trainers, then begin classes for our youth.  The weather may give us some problems at the start.  Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for this entire first week.

May 31st:  The first “Stay-at-Home” Series races were cancelled due to weather.  Our sailors are hardy souls, but no one was willing to brave 58 degrees, misty rain, and 25 knots of wind.

Jun 7th:  The “Summer” series races began this day.  The wind proved to be challenging with gusts to near 20 knots, but it did not stop Doug Tagsold from putting in the best performance with two first place finishes in 3 races.  Ryan Mabie with his sister and girlfriend as crew came in a close second with three second place finishes.  Following these races, the Fleet Awards for the 2014 Season were presented.  The awards and the recipients are listed on the following page.

Jun 14th:  In this second entry of the “Summer” series, Geoff Moehl finished his first race of this season placing first.  He only had one crewmember instead of the normal two and it was this only crewmember’s first time ever on a Lightning.  Also, Geoff was recovering from a leg injury he suffered on the previous weekend when he fell off the dock while servicing the club Lightning.

Bill Rogge is still unable to participate in any races since he injured his leg in a fall during the Spring.  He plans to participate in the 4th of July series.  We look forward to his return then.

Tom Love

Fleet Captain

2014 DLYC Sailing Awards

Memorial Day Series – Bill Rogge

Fourth of July Series – Ryan Mabie

Stay at Home Series 1st place – Tom Love

Captain Series – Tom Love 

Commodore Series- Jeff Clemes with Granddaughter Charlotte 

Labor Day Series – Dave Laidlaw 

Fleet ChampionDoug Tagsold 

Fleet Champion Runner Up – Jeff Clemes 

Forrest Hauck Regatta Award – Dave Laidlaw 

DLYC Auxiliary Female Sailor Award - Debbie David 

Board of Governor’s Award – Greg Pope 

Sportsmanship Award – Doug Tagsold 

Best Crew- Steve Cantrell 

Novice AwardIrma David 

Most Improved – Ryan Mabie 

Chris Tibbs First Mate Award – Kathy Love 

Jack Beal Participation Award- Doug Tagsold 

Hall of Fame Race – Merrill Bales  (other competitors were Jim Furnamberg, Pete Paullin, and George Teller)


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