By Chris Linneman
This has been a tough start to our sailing season.
We had our first race on April 28 with no problem. Since then, we have had four cancelled race days, May 5, June 2, June 9 and June 23. As of this writing, we are unsure about the July 7th race day. Keep your fingers crossed. Bill Kline has a good article on page two titled “Get Off to a Good Start”. The club really needs that right now.
The lake has been flooded over Marine Ave. for some time, closing the entire lake area. Hopefully the flood water will subside and we can get back to enjoying some sailing on Creve Coeur Lake. There is no telling when we will be able to install the dock. There will be an announcement on this when the lake level is back to normal.
The board has looked over the schedule and has made some changes to put some additional
races back onto the schedule. We will add one more race day to the schedule, August 25. We will also extend to 4:30 pm the last start time to these race dates; July 7, July 21, August 4, August 25, September 8 and September 22. Please make a note of this on your calendar.
This is a good time to remind everyone that we communicate on our Yahoo group email for all concerns on race days. Now, we are in the process of changing our website to a new more modern format. It will have many new features on it and will be easier to use on your cell phone. It is too early to discuss the details, but we will keep you posted. If you have not done so, please send in your membership forms and boatyard forms. We still have some open spots on our dry race schedule that need to be filled.
Keep in mind we will have our fun days, the Navel Battle on July 28 and our Rubber Chicken race and potluck picnic on August 18. More information on those as we get closer.