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Celebration of the Sailing Season and UNL Sailing Team.

posted Nov 1, 2018, 9:22 AM by David Hill   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 9:41 AM ]

Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day at the lake!  Bright sunshine and 10-15 mph winds greeted the sailors.  Snipe Fleet members paired up with or loaned their boats to the UNL Sailing Team members present for some close racing.  Zimmer and Reichenbach with some guests on board sailed around in their cruisers watching the racing, and others watched from shore.  Results:

Jen Lee/Chase 1-2-1
Zack Barnhill/Will Thomas 3-1-3
Tom Griffin/Dominic 2-3-4
Dennis Miller/Alair Vega 4-4-2
Congratulations to all!

UNL Sailing Team  Members - from left to right:
Tom Griffin (Captain), Will Thomas (Advisor), Connor Kaeding (Treasurer), Dominic, Chase, Jen Lee (Coach), Zack Barnhill (Commodore), Alair Vega (Secretary)

The UNL Sailing Team provided a brief update on their activities and plans. Watch for more from them. 

Many more members joined us for the chili cookoff and pumpkin carving...making for a great finish to the season.  Thanks to all that brought food to share!

Sunday September 30th

posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:41 AM by David Hill

Race Results - Last Sunday was a little cool and gloomy, but Jen Lee and Connor Kaeding, a new sailor from the newly formed UNL Sailing Team wanted to practice their skills, so John Buckley and Dennis Miller teamed up to give them someone to sail against.  With Will Thomas, Mary Buckley and Maryann Brock on the committee boat, the sailors got lots of starting practice, sailing quite a few short windward/leeward courses, but no races were scored.  In spite of the cool temperatures, it was a great day to be at the lake...nearly perfect breezes and not another boat to be seen in the area.  

September 23th - New photos

posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:31 AM by David Hill   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 10:44 AM ]

Race Results - Sunday was a great day to be at the lake...exciting racing, fabulous dinner, and an unforgettable moonlight sail.  See stories below and results attached. Thank you to everyone that made it possible...Dale Benham for the idea, Chefs Andrew Ozaki and John Buckley for the cheesesteaks, members of the Social Committee for various contributions, and to everyone that brought food to share, or took fellow members sailing. What a day!

From Debbie Lewis - Sunday was a gorgeous, but windy day.  Sailors had a challenge but stepped up to the mark!   Six Snipes, a Sunfish, and two big boats participated in Sunday's races.  Open class and Snipes competed in separate races. The first race started off smoothly but a capsize at the jibe mark indicated the winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 25 miles per hour could surprise a sailor.  The first race finishes for the Snipe class were very close for first and second places, with the Buckleys first followed by the Thomases in second, Zack Barnhill and crew Alair Vega (UNL Sailing Team members) in third, Benham and crew Ozaki in fourth place, and Matan Gill and McKynze Works in fifth place. Randy Nelsen and crew fought to keep their boat upright and opted to not finish the race.  In the open class, Greg Zimmer and Rhonda Lieske nudged out the Alberts' team in a close finish.  David Hill, our sole Sunfish sailor, always a bright spot in the sailing backdrop, started with the Snipe Class and finished last.

The second race started with the Open Class off and running. The Snipe class, consisting of five boats and our intrepid Sunfish, started shortly thereafter with a capsize for Matan and McKynze at the starting line and an awesomely performed start and re-start by the Barnhill team. Both boats recovered quickly and, with the advantageous winds, made up for lost time.  Sailors competed for position at each of the marks for the first course of the 1-2-3 triangle race.  The Buckleys and the Thomases generally were within a boat length of one another most of the race with the Buckleys overtaking the Thomases on a downwind leg.  The Thomas team overtook the Buckleys at the windward mark on the second leg of the course increasing their lead by three boat lengths.  Benham and Ozaki decreased the distance between their boat and the leading boats with the Barnhill team continuing to make up territory.  Matan and McKynze capsized at the jibe mark but quickly righted the boat and continued on.  Matan and McKynze capsized again at the leeward mark but, as before, quickly righted themselves and headed for the finish line.  The final race saw another close finish with the Buckleys first, the Thomases in close second, followed by Benham/Ozaki, with Barnhill/Vega, despite the double start, finishing a respectable fourth place.  David Hill, our Sunfish star, starting with the Snipe Class, but competing in Open Class, crossed the finish line after the Barnhill team.  Matan and McKynze prevailed over mishaps and capsizes and crossed the finish line last - triumphantly!  

A good and challenging sailing workout for our Open Class and Snipe sailors for Sunday's two races.  The day was followed up by a late afternoon cookout of delicious cheesesteak sandwiches with accompaniments and an evening of sailing.  

From Andrew Ozaki -  Great party at the lake! That was a day and night to remember!  40 photos shared with you from the Flickr app! Check them out:

Sunday Races

posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:01 PM by

Check out the pics that have been added from yesterday! Andrew and Rich manned the committee boat, while Mary and John got in a little racing. Great afternoon on the lake!

New Pics Added

posted May 28, 2018, 1:08 PM by

Check out a few new pics added to the website.

First four are from all of the hard work and redecorating of the club house - BIG THANKS AND SHOUT OUT TO RICH AND DONNA....busy busy over the winter months and the clubhouse looks GREAT!

The last four are a few from clean up day. 

This year's Fire on the Water Classic Snipe regatta will be on Father's Day weekend June 16 and 17

posted May 28, 2018, 12:43 PM by

The Snipe Fleet and LSC host one of the best regattas in the region, and we'll have sailors coming from Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and other states. Each year we receive compliments on what a great venue we have and what great hosts we are. I'm sure this year our visitors will be amazed by the updating to the clubhouse and the outhouse--thank you to all who helped!

On June 15 Heather and I will host a burger and brat cookout for the visiting sailors. 

We need help on Saturday  and Sunday and will be asking for volunteers. Thank you for helping make this regatta such a tradition and a success.

Sunfish Sailing

posted May 28, 2018, 12:19 PM by

There WILL NOT be a sunfish sailing class Tuesday, May 29th. Next class scheduled is Saturday, June 2.

Flotilla Voyage

posted May 28, 2018, 12:18 PM by

Wednesday, May 30th....we are inviting all members and guest to try a new adventure.

Meet up at the club at 6 pm on Wednesday and we will venture over to the Boat House Bar and Grill for a beverage!
Any boat or board with a sail is welcome to join us. Dale Benham!

Experience Sunfish Sailing

posted May 23, 2018, 8:55 AM by

Winds south at 6-10, few motorboats, warm temperatures, and sailing karma abounding.  Last night was another perfect evening for sailing.  We had seven sunfish and one laser on the water for our first Tuesday Experience Sailing event.  Several returning sailors from last year improved their skills and a couple of sailors took the helm as a first-time Sunfish skippers!  

Our next event Experience Sailing series is Saturday June 2 from 10-3pm.  This event is a more structured introduction to sailing with onshore and sailing principally in Snipes, though other boats may be available.  Please let me know if you want to attend, and I’ll get you registered.   I’ve attached the flyer for more information.   If you are LSC member and have a Snipe, we could use your help in getting folks on the water as crew or skipper.  Please contact me if you can help. 

Successful events like our Experience Sailing Series don’t happen without energetic volunteers.  I would like to thank Jen Lee, Guy Thomas, Vicki Albers, Mary & John Buckley, Maryann Brock and  Chuck Lewis for their work and positive energy to make this a success.  

Cornhusker State Games

posted May 17, 2018, 10:21 AM by

Remember - Prices go up on entrance fees to the Cornhusker State Games after May 31st. Contact Dale Benham if you have any questions or if you are interested in participating in the Games!

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