Last Call for Commodore’s Steak Social Tickets

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Commodore’s Steak Social
Saturday August 17th

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Reserve Your Tickets Now.

Following the Fun Race all are welcome to the Commodore’s Steak Social starting at 7pm on August 17th.

Come and grill your own steak and meet the HBYC Commodores! (not the musical group). Such as Past Commodores George Harizal and Don Petsch and current Commodore Harvey Rickert.

To learn more, click here —-> Commodore’s Steak Social

Pre-order tickets are $12 per person, but at the door the day of the event, will be $17 per person.

Click the button below to pre-order your tickets.

HBYC Scores Seconds at Put-in-Bay.

By Larry Hurst and the Waypoint Crew

The Sandusky Deepwater Race is an 11.6 nm feeder race from the Bay Point Rock (R-2), around the north side of Ballast I, to the finish near Put-in Bay. This is the lead-in race for the I-LYA Senior Sail Regatta. There are also Deepwater Races from Cleveland, Toledo, and Detroit. This year, Oban Skye with Jeff Biesenberger and crew, and Waypoint with Larry Hurst and crew, represented HBYC in the Non-Spinnaker Class. Winds at the start were 8-10 NE but diminished and shifted throughout the 4 hours of racing. Waypoint finished second on corrected time just ahead of Oban Skye.

The Regatta, three days of racing on various courses, started Friday morning with sunny skies and winds 8-10 N-NE. The starting area for the JAM and Cruising fleets was between Sugar I and Rattlesnake I.  Oban Skye and Waypoint along with Slip Away (Hunter 37 Legend) were in Cruising A. Jolly Mon, with Mike Petsch and crew, from HBYC competed in Cruising B. The course was a 10.8 nm clockwise circumnavigation of North Bass I. We thought we had finished second on corrected time, but it was announced during the awards that we had finished third out of the three boats in our class. Reasonably sure this was incorrect, we requested a scoring review and we found an input error of the finish time. As a result, we moved up to first place. This didn’t last long. Slip Away, the boat that actually finished first found their PHRF-LE handicap rating was entered incorrectly. The end result was that we moved from third to first to second in less than an hour. No daily first award or pickles. We finished 9 seconds out of first. You start to think about what we could have done better. 

Saturday the winds were lighter and shiftier. The wind eventually got so light, the racing was abandoned for the day.

The wind on Sunday was light at 4-6 out of the north but steady. The course was to be 9.4 nm counterclockwise around Rattlesnake I and Green I and back to the start. After two hours, the wind got lighter and the course was shortened to finish at Green I. On corrected time, Waypoint finished only one second behind Slip Away. Oban Skye finished third.

Overall, Waypoint placed second in the scoring and Oban Skye placed third. Jolly Mon placed second in Cruising B.

We had a great time sailing with good friends in good weather. Over twenty-five race and support crew came from HBYC to enjoy the racing and social activities.

If you would like more information on the regatta and how to join the fun, let me know.

Photo credits to Mike Petsch.

Commodore Comments

By
Commodore Harvey Rickert

Greetings,

Despite the weather our members are still able to enjoy the season on their boats be it racing, cruising , anchoring out overnight, or simply relaxing and enjoying cocktails on their boats or the clubhouse.

Commodore Harvey Rickert recently presented Brenda Marcks her Membership Committee flag.

Commodore Harvey Rickert recently presented Brenda Marcks her Membership Committee flag.

All of the Bridge, Trustees, Staff Officers, and Committee Leaders are working hard to helping to make this summer enjoyable for all of our members.   In particularly, I would like to thank Brenda Marcks for all of her hard work as our Membership Committee Chair and for temporarily filling in as as Secretary.   On another good note - I want to report that Janice Hearst is back at the marina and resuming her duties as Secretary!   Welcome back Janice!   Thank you ladies for all that you do for our club. 

An auspicious event took place recently.  After 10 years of hard work the Buckeye Queen, owned by Mike and Lonnie Zofchak, was launched in front of a crowd of well wishers who helped them celebrate the event.  Congratulations to Mike and Lonnie!

As you may know by now, the Stein Hospice Race was great success with HBYC hosting the Stein Hospice Cup Race in the Bay, Thank you to Larry Hurst and Steve Gast and all who worked on the event.  I received many compliments from the visiting participants about the race, dinner, and the warm welcome they received from our members.

The whole purpose was to raise funds for Stein Hospice.  The final tally including,  racing fees, the dinner, 50/50 ticket sales, T-shirt sales and proceeds donated from club member Scott Voelker from the book sales of his wave runner travel adventure totaled over $2900.00.   Again kudos to all the members who supported this worthy cause.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone to order your tickets now for the August 17th Commodores Steak social spearheaded by Past Commodore Don Petsch and Sandy Biesenberger.  Great cuts of premium steaks to grill , corn on the cob, baked potato and all the fixings.  This event will follow the Fun Race in the Bay.  It would be great to see you there.  Guests are welcome!

To learn more, click here —-> Commodore’s Steak Social

Pre-order tickets are $12 per person, but at the door the day of the event, will be $17 per person. Click the button below to pre-order your tickets.

Order your tickets for Commodore’s Steak Social

Following the Fun Race all are welcome to the Commodore’s Steak Social starting at 7pm on August 17th.

Come and grill your own steak and meet Commodore, Harvey Rickert. As you enjoy your steak, baked potato, and corn on the cob, you can hob knob with other Past Commodores such as Don Petsch and George Harizal.

To learn more, click here —-> Commodore’s Steak Social

Pre-order tickets are $12 per person, but at the door the day of the event, will be $17 per person.

Click the button below to pre-order your tickets.

Changes to 10 Day Cruise

Due to incomplete boat repairs and sudden family emergencies, we are now down to 2 boats! It has been decided to alter the cruise ss follows:

Jul 23 - SHM to Lorain
Jul 24-26  Lorain to Cleveland Rock-n-Dock
Jul 27 Cleveland to Vermilion
Jul 28 Vermilion to SHM

If anyone is interested in tagging along, contact either Jim Harding or Pat Alther for  more 
details.

HBYC Raises $2,900 for Stein Hospice

The HBYC club house was at max capacity with over 125 club members, families attending the Stein Hospice Race in the Bay awards dinner. Racing fees, the dinner, 50/50 ticket sales, T-shirt sales and proceeds donated from club member Scott Voelker from the book sales of his wave runner travel adventure resulted in over $2900 being raised for Stein Hospice.

To learn more about Stein Hospice or to make a donation click here —> Donate to Stein Hospice

Race In The Bay for Stein Hospice Results

By Larry Hurst

The wind conditions at the start were light and variable, but the wind picked up enough to continue the 8 nautical mile race. We had ten boats show up at the line. The light and variable winds continued throughout the race, but we had a lot of fun. This included a lot of practice setting and dousing the whisker pole.

*Photo credit to Mike Petsch for the starting photos!

Bill and Judy Kelner’s  “Jump Start”  from Sandusky Sailing Club was the overall winner of the race and the 2019 Stein Hospice Cup. Therefore, they qualified for the 2020 National Championship Regatta.

 Congratulations also go to Mic Kaufman from SSC for winning Division B.

Hotly contested was the Pickle Jar award won by Oley. Next year, he might use his GPS.

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If you missed the racing, there are future opportunities. The Cruiser Fun Race 2 is scheduled for August 17 and Robby’s Regatta is set for September 14.

 If you have questions or need more information, give me a call by clicking here —> Larry Hurst

Commodore Comments

By Commodore Harvey Rickert

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Huron Cruise
It was reported the HBYC cruise to Huron Boat Basic was a well planned cruise and quite successful despite the weather.  Thanks to P/C Melanie Hitch’s coordination of the cruise and providing delicious breakfasts. Ten boats took part including one trawler and a tug. They had a great sail over to Huron and just as they arrived heavy rain and wind greeted them.

Friends of David and Melanie Hitch from Dayton Sail and Power Squadron joined HBYC members for dinner at the Huron YC Saturday night.  The cruisers enjoyed the South Shore Marina boat show and many took rides on luxury power boats. On their Sunday return to Home Port they dealt with rain and fog but overall it was received as well planned and a great cruise.

The Stein Hospice Cup’s new home is now at HBYC.
It is HBYC’s first year that our club holds the Stein Hospice Cup Race the winner of Stein Hospice Cup, qualify for the Stein Hospice 2020 National race.

The Stein Hospice Race has been a proud tradition at HBYC sine July of 2003, check out this amazing story from the Sandy Register -

Outlaw Claims Top Prizes at Cups Race Page 1
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Larry Hurst and Steve Gast are keeping the tradition alive and have been working diligently on the the race course and boat handicaps and all kinds of details for the race.  They have about 4 or 5 racers committed to race and possible another 6 to 8 boats from the HBYC membership that may race. It is reported that some skippers may need crew members in order to race their boats. So sailers you can support your HBYC Skippers who want to race ,they can use your help.

To participate in the Stein Hospice Race:

Click Here —> I am thinking of racing tell me more!
Click here to tell Larry —> I want to Crew!

Lets support our racers and race program and thanks to Larry Hurst and those who help to put on the race.

The Stein Hospice Fund Raiser and Social
The Stein Hospice Social and fund raising success has not gone unnoticed over the last few years and this year looks like it will again. Thanks to the Guidance of the Rear Commodore Tim Kemerly and Social Committee Chair Pat Altherr.
As everything else the rain and wind created a slow response in tickets sales for the Stein Hospice fund raiser Dinner. Vice Commodore Russel Marcks recognizing the need to get the word out to our members about the deadline walked the docks and sold tickets nearly doubling the sale of dinner tickets.  Thanks Russ!

If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation to Stein Hospice check out their website.  Click here—> Stein Hospice

I want to thank everyone who is making this possible and look forward to seeing you on July 6th to support this worthy cause.