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Membership Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2015, 7:55 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 7:55 PM ]

MEMBERSHIP MEETING 6-8pm FEBRUARY 12 Deb's Downtown Cafe
$13 per person.
Menu:  Rotisserie Chicken
           Stuffed Bell Peppers
           Casserole
           Mashed Potatoes
           Green Beans
            Iced Tea, Coffee, Water
            Cookies

            (BYOB)

Beginner Keelboat Sailing Class (PARD)

posted Feb 10, 2015, 7:46 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 7:46 PM ]

BEGINNER KEELBOAT SAILING CLASS (PARD) $95 Begins 2/23. Six sessions. Need 6 people to enroll to “make.” City of Longview PARD. LYC furnishes instructors. One session at the lake. Good first course. Al Hildebrand can answer any questions you may have.

Club Boat

posted Jan 10, 2015, 7:09 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 7:09 PM ]

MEMBER USE OF CLUB BOAT:
Reserve through James Guida
903.235.2717
 $20/day
check to LYC,
POB 6033
Longview TX 75608-6033

Quarter 1 Calendar of Events

posted Jan 10, 2015, 6:48 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 6:55 PM ]

  • Keelboat Sailing Class February 23--March 30 (Longview PARD $95)
  • Membership meeting-Deb’s Downtown Cafe  February 12
  • Frostbite Race/Chili contest February 28
  • Beginning Racing Course TBD
  • Intermediate Racing Course TBD

Spring Sailing Class Details

posted Jan 30, 2012, 7:16 AM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jan 30, 2012, 7:45 AM ]

See attached flyer for the spring sailing class taught by the Longview Yacht Club.  Feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone you know that would be interested in learning more about sailing.

2011 U-Make-It, U-Sail-It raised $7000 for the Windridge Center

posted Jun 14, 2011, 5:38 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 5:43 PM ]

On June 11, 2011, the Longview Yacht Club hosted the U-Make-It, U-Sail-It race to benefit the Windridge Equestrian Therapeutic Center of East Texas.  This year's event raised $7000 - up almost $2000 from last year's event.  A great time was had by all.  Check out the pictures below to get some ideas for next year's event in June 2012!

U-Make-It, U-Sail-It 2011


Updates on Events

posted Jun 13, 2011, 10:43 AM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jun 13, 2011, 10:45 AM ]

Spring Club Races: On May 7th under threat of strong winds and high velocity gusts, 4 boats gallantly set out for the Spring Club races. Mark Miller was forced to retire at the end of the first lap of the first race because of lack of boat speed. His main sail was put out of its misery on the first windward leg. Hindsight suggests that this was probably a blessing to this poor old thing, thought to be the original mainsail on this fun Hunter 26. After experimentation with a larger headsail with very limited success, it was decided that retirement was the decent thing to do to avoid delaying the other boats. The 2 race series was won by Ralph Zelenoch on the maiden voyage of his seriously upgraded and refurbished C&C 29. David Grotheim came in second after a good day without breaking anything. Mike Murphy came in third on his pristine Catalina 25. The winds were a lot lower than predicted. Winds 8-12 with some gusts, brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures combined for a near perfect day of racing. The conditions, while just short of boisterous, gave everyone a good workout. Margaret Grotheim finished off the racing with a lasagna dinner complete with home-made bread and several deserts. Yum.

2011 Memorial Regatta: On May 21st, again confronted with strong gusting winds the race committee laid out an excellent long triangular course for two races. Absent a committee boat, James handled the start from the big Beneteau. After what seemed like a long day and a lot of heavy lifting, four boats survived. Mike Denholm took first place, David Grotheim second and James White third. A great day was rounded out with a sumptuous repast provided by members. Yum again. The more senior participants found it necessary to retire from the socializing soon after.

The Blessing of the Fleet was a roaring success with several Shreveport Power Squadron members attending. Once again the wind was fairly high and gusting in the 20 plus range. The wreath in memory of members who have passed, was cast out from the end of the pier instead of out in the main lake because of the weather. In spite of that, everyone had a good time and all boats were blessed. Later on, the wind eased some and several members went for a very pleasant sail.

Workday: We got most of what we had scheduled done on work day. About all we have to do for the time being is finish the water hose bib connections and stanchions. Good job everyone!

Sailing Clinic canceled for Saturday

posted Jun 2, 2011, 10:37 AM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated Jun 2, 2011, 10:38 AM ]

The Saturday sailing clinic with Bill Draheim has been canceled for a variety of reasons and we will try to reschedule for sometime this fall.

KLTV Sailing Smackdown

posted May 16, 2011, 7:30 AM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated May 16, 2011, 7:32 AM ]

Check out the following link for video and information on the KLTV Sailing Smackdown!
http://www.kltv.com/story/14637538/sailing-smackdown

Volvo Ocean Race

posted May 3, 2011, 1:30 PM by Longview Yacht Club   [ updated May 3, 2011, 1:31 PM ]

The 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled to take place starting in October of this year.  Already boats are being built and tested along with would be crews.  Go to the link below to catch a brief glance of these boats, the sailing conditions for which they’re designed and the kind of athletic excitement involved.  Ctrl Click on the PG rated link below
http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/media/11/0422

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