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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.

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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 jimrunsalot@yahoo.com 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! http://www.noticeofrace.net/seriesresults.aspx?&EID=551

2016 Women’s Weekend recap

It was week-end packed with safety and sailing instruction (thanks Mary Owen, Carey Nelson and Patty Lawrence), time out in the boats to practice (thanks Jen Lloyd, Caroline Khoury, Peggy Eckman, Jenn Stewart, Cathy Blackburn, Patty Lawrence, Mackenzie Owen, Katie Nappi for boats and instruction) and of course wonderful meals (thanks to Gwen Marshall and Jen Lloyd for breakfasts and lunches, and to Katie Nappi, Suzanne Gripenberg, Jenny Hatfield, Caroline Khoury, and Nancy Jacob for additional food contributions).

We were 20 strong this year and along with sailing, had yoga instruction, an opportunity for chair massages and made origami sailboats (thanks Kitt Lurie) to relax in the evening. A highlight was a wine and cheese tasting led by Jenn Stewart. I’ve never seen the picnic area so quiet and an audience so interested, though it was not surprising given the expertise and enthusiasm of our presenter. Many thanks to Jenn.

Many thanks also to our on-the water safety and racing assistants: Marie Pratt, Jim Blackburn, Mark Eckman, Ed Hatfield, Eddie Hatfield, and Steve Brainerd.

Before the week-end ended, some women expressed interest in getting together to share ideas and plan for next year’s event. If you are interested, contact Marian Brainerd (marian.brainerd@wright.edu).

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According to the sign on Wilmington Road and it’s location, the small bridge over Gum Run creek in the familiar S curve where warning stripes are painted on the roadway is scheduled for replacement. It will close for 74 days beginning July 18. That means a scheduled reopening of September 30. Those of us who exit I-71 at exit 36 and use Wilmington Road will need to find a new way for a while.


Having tried the routes, my first alternate suggestion wasn’t the best. The best is now marked with detour signs. After exiting unto Wilmington Road from I-71, take immediate right at the detour sign (Middleboro Road). It takes you to Route 350 and on to Clarksville. As you come to Rt. 22, don’t turn at the detour sign, but continue on Rt. 350.  The return is not marked until you reach Middleboro Road on Route 350.


Women’s Weekend is coming – July 15-17


The fun begins with Friday dinner at Spillway restaurant, and Saturday/Sunday sailing ‘chalk talks’ and on the water experience. Lots of fun and a great way to meet other women members. Cost is $45 for Sat/Sun meals through lunch, plus all the extras (Friday dinner is on your own). To sign up, or learn more, email Marian Brainerd (marian.hogue@gmail.com) or call/text 937-765-1730. Hope to see you there!