Container refinished

The shipping container we use to house our race marks and other equipment was stripped and repainted by a crew led by Judy Hearn. The area around it has been cleared and the fuel tank locker moved to the rear. Plans call for some landscape plantings in the area. Below are before and after photos.

before     after

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Sunday sailing

The dog days of summer. We will welcome brisk autumn sailing. RC managed to get in two light air races, even though the second was short and welcomed that way. The wind blew from everywhere – when it blew. We probably saw 180° variations during the afternoon.

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Sara Schumann does it again

The Schumann kids, Sara and Luke have been involved in regional, national and international competitions for some time now. Now Sara just competed in the 2016 Canadian Opti nationals in Toronto. Those who know her are always amazed with her sailing skills with her being petite for her age. So, she just came home with 4th place overall in the Gold division. There were 52 boats in Gold – male and female. There was also a 45 boat Silver division. In addition, in team racing, her team LOOT took 1st place with 12 teams. Impressive!

Is Dad proud, or what?

Link to final results.

Link to pictures

Election – nominations of 2017 slate of officers

As per the bylaws, a committee was formed to develop a list of nominees for the open elected positions. Also per our bylaws, we are notifying the membership of these nominations 7 days in advance of the elections, which will be held during the business meeting at the Labor Day Party on Saturday, September 3rd at 5:00.

Commodore – Jim Blackburn
Vice Commodore – Carolyn Price
Treasurer – Tim Gilliland
Secretary – Carey Nelson
Board of Governors – Mike Conrad
Board of Governors – Bruce Kitchen

Other nominations can be made from the floor at the start of the business meeting. The Club membership will then vote on the slate of candidates for 2017.

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Sunday sailing

What a day! After either the sweltering heat or non-stop rain we had  a great sailing day. Sunny, mid 70s and wind. Sailors enjoyed a 10-15 mph westerly breeze all afternoon. 27 boats came out to race the last race of the Summer Series. Series scores are already tabulated.

Great pictures in Gallery

Next Sunday is the first of the Fall series, followed by the Labor Day races and party the following week. Don’t forget, Labor day Monday is the Betty Duncan Women’s Championship.

Please join us for our annual CLSA Labor Day Regatta Party

• This party will be a pot luck format
• The Club will provide the entree of City BBQ pulled pork & pulled chicken along with dessert
• Families A-H should bring an appetizer to share
• Families I-Z should bring a side dish or salad to share
• Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included
• Sailing themed background music, corn hole and an age appropriate craft for the youth
• Adults $10/person
• Youth (ages 5-18) $5/child
• Appetizers 5:00pm (after races are over)
• Club Meeting 6:00pm
• Dinner 6:30pm
• Music 5:00pm until Blackburn’s iPod dies
• Needed no later than Sunday August 28th
• Send your RSVP to Jim Blackburn at or call 513-207-4256

Sunday sailing

The weekend was beset with a stalled cold front that left the midwest with lots of isolated thunderstorms. The forecast for this Sunday was dismal.

RC postponed starting for 15 minutes out of caution because they heard thunder. After they started and into the first lap of light wind, lightning returned and the storm cell came through. Race 1 was abandoned and  racing was cancelled for the day.

Lost and found

The Lost & Found location has been moved. In order to clean up the Day Room in the Clubhouse, the Lost & Found has been moved to the basement. (BTW: the basement has was cleaned up first) Storage containers in the northwest corner of the basement now hold all lost items. The attached pictures represent the lost items as of July 17, 2016. Please pick up the items that belong to you.


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Last race of last day

Cowan’s own Luke Schumann and Bryn Irvine crewed with their buddy Ryan Squires from Hoover and won the Thistle fleet at the 61st Annual I-LYA Jr Bay Week at Put-In-Bay yesterday. There were 4 days of racing and 16 total races in winds from 25 to 5 knots. If came down to the last day with the boys trailing by 3 points. They tied it up going into the last race and as Jon McLean said, “it came down to the last third of the last beat of the last race” to capture the win and the overall championship! Great Job!