For the 2017 sailing season we were over all off to a slow start with erratic weather such as heavy thunder storms, to too much wind, or not enough wind. In June two Lake Michigan sails were cancelled, one because of weather, and one for lack of boats. Also, an across the lake sail that was being planned by Pete Schleck for Labor Day weekend also had to be cancelled due to Pete’s boat being damaged as well as a lack of other boats.
As far as trailer sails go one Lake Geneva sail was cancelled, one sail fizzled out after an hour with no wind, and the Summer Sailstice up at Lake Mendota had excessive wind. Then in August the Green Lake sail had to be cancelled due to lack of boats.
The good news is that the weather improved through July and August with somewhat sunny skies and light to moderate winds. Hopefully the trend will continue throughout September and October as we still have 5 events to go for our sailing season:
September 9 Kenosha II
September 16 Racine Shrimp Boil
September 22-24 Lake Mendota II
October 7 Lake Geneva “Frostbite sail”
October 21 Lake Geneva “Fall Color sail”
A few notes:
So far we only have one boat for the Kenosha II sail, so we can accommodate the 5 people that signed up to crew, but if you’re able to bring a boat to this sail please contact Dave or Kate Strachan the co-cruise captains for the sail.
For the Racine Shrimp Boil sail there are slips available if you’d like to sail up the night before, or stay the night after the sail. Contact Ty Liles, the cruise captain. Also, you need to contact Ty Liles for admission to the shrimp boil.