Dear Fellow Members,

I give up! I will no longer be making any prognostications or pronouncements regarding Cleveland weather. This Spring has simply defied all memory and expectation. I will not give up on hope, however!

Despite Mother Nature’s nasty mood in May, the Club continued to receive strong support from the membership for both special events and routine operation and we are in very good fiscal health. We had a very well attended Commodore’s Ball, built around the Preakness race that evening and my friends from Fireside were in fine form. With nearly all the members of the Lakeside Band in attendance, Fireside was kind enough to allow us to “confiscate” the stage and their instruments for a bit which was great fun for all. My thanks to all who attended for making it a terrific evening.

It’s June! Wednesday and Sunday racing are in full swing and nearby you will find a complete rundown of June events. I would like to highlight Meet the Members on Jun 13th with a BOGO special on drinks from 5-7pm. Please come by and meet new members while maybe getting reacquainted with old friends or caught up with the members of “LYC South” who have returned home to enjoy the lovely Spring weather!

Junior Sailing Camp will run from June 24th – 28th from 9am-4pm. This will be followed by five weeks of Junior Thursday Night Racing beginning July 11th. Additional information and applications are available in the office and either Nico Cottone or Frank Kups can answer whatever questions you may have. I want to thank them both for their efforts in organizing this. As with everything, our kids are the future.

Finally, please remember that if your boat has not been launched, the last day for lift-in is June 9th. After that storage fees, etc. begin to apply since as you know, parking space during peak season is at a premium.

All the best to you and yours,


“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”
Kenneth Graeme