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April 2017 Papoose Article

posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:30 PM by Ian Oldridge   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

As we enter the month of April, we cheerfully look forward to resuming sailing on beautiful Lake Mohawk plus many great social events in 2017.  First and foremost, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering our Junior Sailing School which is open to all members of the Lake Mohawk Country Club.  Details are as follows:


We will have trained, US Sailing certified instructors teaching the classes.  Classes are open to LMCC members and will run from June 26, 2017 to July 28, 2017. There will be three levels of instruction.  Students must be age 10 and above. Here are the details:


  • Dates: June 26 to July 28
  • Sailing Level 1: Monday, Tuesday Thursday
    • A.M. Class: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, or
    • P.M. Class: 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sailing Level 2: Wed & Fri 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • Sailing Level 3/3+ (Snipe Sailing): Wed & Fri 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Students age 10 and above
  • Cost: Level 1 - $375; Level 2 or 3 - $250


For more details, visit the LMYC web site. There is Limited Space – call early to register – To register, contact Jan Oldridge: (973) 729-3105;  Email:


The following are some of events that are presently scheduled for 2017:


  • All LMYC members are asked to be at the Yacht Club for our Annual Cleanup on April 22nd (rain date of April 29th) beginning at 9:00am.  


  • On April 22nd, plan to attend our first social event of the year, the Prep Signal party.  


  • Mast Raising, followed by the Cinco de Mayo party at the Yacht Club, will be on May 6th. Come down so that we can assist one another readying our boats for racing and then participate in a fun, social event.  


Make sure to check the web site for any changes and for more information.


If you are not yet a member of our club, whether you are an experienced sailor, a novice or if you are simply interested in social events, we offer it all! So why not join us? You can visit us on the web at For more information, email us at, or write us care of PO Box 29, Sparta, NJ. Until next month, smooth sailing and God bless America!


                                                                                                                      Don Okner