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Sail-A-Bration Set for November 16

Make your plans to come to the biggest party of the year. Sail-A-Bration has it all. Music, food and awards!

All members, guests and racers are invited.

Don’t miss this year’s best time.

6:00-7:00pm Cocktails
7:00-8:00pm Dinner 
8:00-8:30 Sail Awards
8:30-10:30 Sons of Chicago band

Cost $55

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Includes dinner, tax and gratuity

(Price increases Nov 8)

Black and Blues Dinner and Party fun for all!!

Members and guests dressed in black and white and came to celebrate one of the BLUES, a truly American forms of music! 

Dinner was Shrimp or Chicken Jambalaya and Red Beans and Rice and hot and moist cornbread!

Shrimp Jambalaya
Some members took it up a notch and wore their Blue Brothers regalia!
Everyone who attended had a great time. Don’t miss our next event!

Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 19th!
Don’t miss it!

Last Race, Race (Kenosha) hard slog north!

The Last Race, Race to Kenosha kicked with a bang on Saturday. The weather was cold and rainy and the wind was gusting over 20 knots according to the weather reports. Although it looked doubtful any racers would brave the conditions, 9 boats eventually appeared in the harbor and docked alongside the club.

One boat, Flying Spaghetti Monster, came all the way from Chicago, one from the Waukegan Yacht Club, Lucille Marie, and the rest were from Kenosha, having sailed down just that morning.

The Last Race, Race uses a reverse PHRF starting sequence. The boat with the highest rating leaves first and the rest of the fleet takes off based on their handicap.

The first racer left the club at 10:30 on the dot. The boat was cast off and motored out of the harbor into the gusting north wind and biting rain. The rest of the racers departed in sequence with Husaria bringing up the rear 40 minutes later.

The race north was a slog through 4-6 foot waves and strong winds.

The wind and waves were roaring in from the north so all the racers hauled their sails in tightly and prepared for a long slog to Kenosha.

As the race wore on the winds calmed a bit but stayed strong and hard from the north. Most of the racers tacked far out into the lake and then cut back to shore.

The 12.7 mile race turned into a 20-25 mile race as all the boats tacked into and away from shore. By 3:00pm all the racers had pulled into harbor. Some of the boats went to the Kenosha Yacht Club. Others rented piers in Kenosha harbor.

The rain disappeared for while but made an appearance off and on all night.

Flying Spaghetti Monster sailed back to Chicago on Sunday.
Unfortunately, they used their motor and were disqualified from winning the race.

The next morning only two boats made the trip back to Waukegan. Lucille Marie was declared the winner although it had been the slowest boat on both days. Sometimes the hare wins and sometimes the tortoise. Congratulations!

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Save the Date!

The Club has several races and events scheduled before the end of the year. Please mark them down and make plans to attend.

Sailboat Races/Cruises

  • Race to and from Waukegan to Winthrop Harbor, Saturday, Sept 14, 1000. Cookout on the dock at the Club.
  • Race/Cruise 1 from Waukegan to Racine, Saturday, Sept 14, 1000
  • Race/Cruise 1 from Racine to Waukegan, Sunday, Sept 15, 1000
  • Race/Cruise 2 from Waukegan to Racine, Saturday, Sept 21, 1000
  • Race/Cruise 2 from Racine to Waukegan, Sunday, Sept 22, 1000
  • Race/Cruise from Waukegan to Kenosha, Saturday, Sept 28, 1000
  • Race/Cruise from Kenosha to Waukegan, Sunday, Sept 29, 1000

Parties

  • Black and Blues party. Saturday, Oct 5. Dinner and Music
  • Octoberfest party. Saturday, Oct 19. Dinner and Music
  • Sail-A-Bration (Commodore’s Ball and Sail Awards) Saturday, Nov 16
  • Glogg and Tom and Jerry Party. Decorate the Club! Saturday, Dec 7.
  • New Years Eve Party. Tuesday, Dec 31.

Fall Series Races start Sunday, Sept 8

Fall Series Races #1 and #2 are scheduled for Sunday, Sept 8. Race #1 starts at 1100. First warning at 1055. Race #2 will follow immediately after Race #1. The course will be set up by the Race Committee based on the shoal buoy and the wind direction.

A cookout will be set up on the dock at the Club after Race #2. All members and racers are welcome.