Please check your evites for Saturday May 25, lots going on!
Festivities start around noon with the Commissioning of the Fleet and Remembrance Celebrations.
X-Fleet will race after lunch
Saturday night, we will Open the Bar and Kick of a great 2019 season!
May 12, 2019
Happy May NLYC sailors and judges (and everyone that wants to be)!
I just wanted to bring you up to date on a couple of items as we get ready to start the 2019 sailing season.
1. Judging clinics May 18 and 19 at 9:00AM (NEXT WEEK). This year we are going to split the clinic in order to focus on the specific responsibilities of Boat #1 judges and Boat #2 judges. We will cover the specifics of setting starting and finishing lines, starting and finishing sequences, course changes and proper procedures to postpone and abandon races. If you are on the judging schedule you already received an email about the clinic along with your judging assignments and I hope you can attend. But if are not on the schedule and would like to judge or just learn more about it, I’d invite you to attend either clinic. We are always looking for more help and would welcome your participation!
2. Review of 2018 Protests. Last year we had two protests filed by sailors against the race committee for problems related to starting procedures and course changes. Our protest committee reviewed each protest and concluded that in both cases the races should be disallowed. This winter we did more research into these protests and the rules that applied to them. After a lot of discussion with various judges from different lakes and a thorough review of the US Sailing RRS, we learned we had interpreted the rules incorrectly and that a race cannot be protested and subsequently thrown out by a single sailor. Sailors have the right to ask for redress (a correction of their score) if they feel they were harmed by a mistake made by the judges, but the race will still stand. There are circumstances when an entire race can be thrown out, but neither of our two protests rose to that level. I know the protests from last year made some of our judges uncomfortable to continue judging and I hope this new information puts everyone a little more at ease. Sailors expect perfection – but even the best judges make mistakes. Our goal as judges is to be competent (not perfect) and create a fair race environment so the race outcome is determined by the sailors and not the judges.
3. Changes to the NLYC Sailing Instructions. This winter we made a change to NLYC SI’s that moves up the deadline for filing protests. In the past, this deadline was 9:00PM on the day following the event, but we have moved it to 10:00PM on the day of the event. This is more in line with US Sailing guidelines. This change will be posted on the bulletin board outside the clubhouse before Tuesday’s C race. We will likely make some other small housekeeping changes to the SI’s in the coming weeks to clean them up and bring them in alignment with US Sailing but those will not affect our routine racing procedures. Once approved the Race & Regatta committee I’ll get them posted as well.
4. New Equipment. This year we have a new depth sounder on the pontoon boat that should make choosing a place to anchor easier and a new anchor that should hold better than the danforth we have been using. We also have a new laser rangefinder that will make setting the correct starting line length easier and more accurate.
That’s it for now. I hope we see you at the judging clinics and look forward to seeing everyone out on the water.
Fall of 2018 the board approved the building and maintaining of a new NLYC website. Over the winter many of us have been building out content to expand the site's abilities and information. Please take this time to look around and explore. There are many new pages and pictures to check out. While this is still a work in progress. we're happy that we were able to launch.
Over the next several weeks as renewals come in, we'll be reaching out to club members via email to have them join Sports Engine and then the NLYC website. (This is similar to what was done with our old website a number of years ago.) Some of you may already have a SE account, so then it will just be a matter of linking that account to the NLYC website.
Once we get everyone on the new websites's platform we'll be able to do many additional actions directly from the site including: party invites, signing up for committees, surveying members, e-mail communications and much more.
If you would like to contribute to an area, a page or include pictures please reach out to Nicole K., Michele H. or Rebecca C. We are always looking for new content.
Nicole, Michele, Rebecca & Barb
(The website committee)
This link if if you wish to pay via credit card and pay the associated fees.
If you wish to pay via check to void the fees, please CLICK HERE and send your check to Jana.
Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club was established in 1895 exclusively for sailboats. We are based on the shore of Nagawicka Lake in Delafield and Hartland, Wisconsin with a quaint lake-side club house. The club has an active membership that are involved in sailing for pleasure and competition with a racing program that has over 80 races scheduled each season. Our club races Opti, X Boat, 420's, MC Scow, C Scow and E Scow. A range of instructional programs are offered to both adults and children for the experienced or novice sailor. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. Today, the fine facilities, excellent racing program and frequent club social activities combine to offer a wholesome family experience.
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