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June 2017 Papoose Article

posted May 10, 2017, 8:32 AM by Ian Oldridge

The LMYC is officially launched for 2017. Mast Raising, followed by the Cinco de Mayo party at the Yacht Club, was postponed for one day due to rain and took place on May 7 and racing began on May 21.  Our first open regatta for the year, the Gabor Cup, sponsored by the Lightning Fleet, will be held on June 4, with the racing starting at 1:00 pm.  On July 9 we will hold our second regatta of the year, the Marine Base Regatta sponsored by the Snipe Fleet. Our regattas are open to all LMCC members, with a sailboat of any kind.  The races are timed and handicapped so that slower class boats can often win over the classes that are generally faster.  If you have never sailed in a race, this is a great opportunity to give it a try—you may just want to join as a member once you do.

This is the last call for our Junior Sailing School which begins on June 26.  This program is open to all members of the Lake Mohawk Country Club.  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, 2017 to July 28, 2017

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 information, visit the LMYC web site, Go to the menu on the upper left and click on Junior Sailing Program.  You will be taken to a page that contains the details, contact information and even a registration form that you can download.  

 The following are the Race Official assignments for June and July:

Jun 04 J. Miller           Gabor Cup Regatta (Lightning Fleet)

Jun 11 R. Miner/G. Miner

Jun 18 C. Gill / A. Hopkins

Jun 25 M. Marussich

Jul 02 B. Cherry

Jul 09 J. Marx                         Marine Base Regatta (Snipe Fleet)

Jul 16 T. Mackey / C. Mackey

Jul 23 D. Okner

Jul 30 J. Fleming


Whether you are an experienced sailor, a novice or if you are interested in social events, we offer it all!  So why not join us and get in on the fun? 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