Sailing Scuttlebutt News published a feature article on our event in their February 7th, 2017 edition http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/02/06/growing-sport-root/
Great Weather, Great FOOD! and Friends. Thanks for all the hard work of the volunteers and for everyone who participated!Click Here for recap video!
Please plan on attending a membership meeting and Dinner at Debs Downtown Cafe in Longview, Texas on March 22nd, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Dinner and an an update on our annual U-Make-It, U-Sail-It event.
All are welcome, even if you are just interested in checking out Longview Yacht Club and what it offers to Sailors and boaters in East Texas!
The NEWS YEARS EVE Party will be at the clubhouse.It will consist of FUN, FRIENDSHIP and SAILING STORIES. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Come on up and join in what promises to be a great get-together at the lake. Maybe even overnight on your boat!
Our 2015 race was very successful !!! Those that participated had loads of fun and there were
some trophy winners among the Boy Scout Troops. We established a rotating trophy for the
Boy Scouts that will move to the current year's over all Boy Scout Troop winner.
We also talked to Boys Life Magazine about publishing an article about the race and the Scouts
participation and received a favorable OK. We are hopeful that before the year is out there will
be an article.
Soon after the first of the year we will be publishing the details of this year's race including some
new and improved equipment and ways you can customize your existing boat. Stay tuned!
The 2016 race date is Saturday May 14th so mark your calendar. Keep in mind
that camping is available in a number of places at the lake so you might consider including
that activity too.
Several Troops we contacted last year for one reason or another were unable to participate.
Hopefully this year these troops will be able to join the fun. If any of you know of a
troop that expressed interest to you please let me know who they are and what
their contact info is so we can include them in all of our communication.
We are shooting for eight to ten Troops this year so PLEASE contact me with the contact names
for other troops. We will be trying to visit all of the Troops in Dec and Jan to offer our help and
to explain how it all works so watch for our phone call or E-Mail.
Longview Yacht Club
The 2015 U-Make it U-sail it Races The UMIYSI troika is ready to “Pump you up” about our May 30th race. We are making a major change in the race concept this year. We are going to a “one design” boat, The boat will be a catamaran that we will sell as a kit. It will include all the major materials: foam board, 2 x 4’s, a pre-made sail, a mast of the builder’s choice, and a rudder of Plexiglas and PVC pipe. The remaining materials are provided by the builder and include nuts, bolts, screws, duct tape (primary binding material), lines for halyards and back stays, and sealer and paint if desired. The boat can be made in about a day and half by 2 adults and a child or two or three of em if ya got em. The maximum weight it can carry is still to be finalized. It will be at least 200lbs.The 2016 event is scheduled for May 14th, 2016. for more information (click here)
MEMBERSHIP MEETING 6-8pm FEBRUARY 12 Deb's Downtown Cafe $13
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.
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