SAVE THE DATE- September 1st LYC Sunfish Regatta 11a
The last race in the Sunfish series will be this weekend- 11:00a registration and skippers meeting with hopefully a 12:00p start. Registration is $10 for members. Hot dogs and other snacks will be provided for $1. We are also going to have a LYC surprise Quick Fire event- HINT: Know your knots!
SAVE THE DATE – September 2nd LYC Raft Up 6p
We are going to try again. We have plenty of grills on the boats involved- so bring things to grill. Weather permitting, we will show a movie on Mike’s sails. If anyone wants to stay overnight we can provide extra berths.
EVENT RECAP- August 18th LYC Puzzle Run
LYC held the annual Puzzle Run on 8/18. And, for a change, the weather was near perfect. The object of the event was for racers to sail around the lake and collect clues in order to solve for a common 4-word phrase. There were five entries: Tom/Lee, Kelley/Peter, Mike/Sandy, John/Kenny, and Dave/Dana.
Peter’s power boat was launched in advance, so the Race Committee could use it to scatter 8 buoys around the lake. Each buoy had a 2- or 3-letter clue on it. BTW, Peter drove but was not permitted to see the clues. The clues were HA, NOT, DO, TAB, HE, SEH, TC, & TNW.
The race commenced at 12:30, with the slower boats starting earliest. Away they went to locate buoys and collect clues. Once all the boats were gone, and unknown to them, an additional clue buoy was placed in case more help would be needed. We really tried as hard as we could to make the solution as difficult as possible, and expected that the racers would need at least one of the extra clues in order to solve. We were wrong.
It turned out that the verbal clue “Red Skies in the morning” or the 9th buoy “All 3-letter clues are in reverse order” were not needed by Dave/Dana or Kelley/Peter. Both teams had somehow managed to solve with few clues within one hour and fifteen minutes of the start. Dave’s team texted the correct solution at 1:43. Kelley’s team texted it at 1:44. Congratulations to both. Spoiler alert: Solution below.
Yes, there were a few problems. We did have a contingency plan for every possible problem that might occur, except for the ones that actually did. The next time we use polypropylene line on buoys, we should add an intermediate weight on the line. And for those of you who are myopic, the clue letters should be made larger than 96 point, and maybe add braille. But, we had a great turnout in fantastic weather, and everyone seemed to have had a good time. Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to Kelley and Peter for the food and use of the power boat. Batten Down The Hatches.
SAVE THE DATE- September 15th LYC Summer Race 4
The last race in the summer series! Good time for an evening race.
SAVE THE DATE – September 21st LYC Movie Night
We had a blast last time and thanks to Mike for the use of his projector and speaker. The movie will be announced soon. Brings some snacks and we can also have a pre-movie cocktail. .
The calendar has been updated with the years events. Hopefully we will be adding some new events in the coming weeks.
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