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.


Sunday sailing

Hot hardly describes it. With the humidity and light breeze the heat index was awful. 23 boats did race on the big course and 9 on the junior course. On the adult course , they sailed windward-leeward-windward courses. The light southerly was enough to race in, but more would have help relieve some of the heat.

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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!

Independence Day party

RSVPs are needed by June 26 for the CLSA Independence Day Party on July 2nd

• A live band featuring nautical themed music
• Corn hole and a dunking booth
• A fully catered dinner of ham & chicken is planned with dessert
• Please bring an appetizer per family to share
• Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included

• Adults $20
• Youth (ages 13-20) $15
• Children (ages 5-12) $10

• Appetizers 5:00pm (after races are over)
• Club Meeting 6:00pm
• Dinner 6:30pm
• Music 5:00pm to whenever

• Needed no later than Sunday June 26th
• Send your RSVP to Jim Blackburn at jimrunsalot@yahoo.com or call 513-207-4256


Club Championship

The 2016 Club Championship was sailed today. All 2015 fleet champions competed in a regatta sailing every class boat in round robin rotation. Martin James represented the Thistles, Mark Osterbrock the Highlanders, James Taylor the Lightnings, Jason japikse the MC Scows, Bob Rowland the Snipes and Bruce Kitchen the Flying Scots.

Congratulations to Snipe sailor Bob Rowland who has now won it eight times. 1974, 1981, 1983, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and now 2016.

Connie Conrad photos

Bob Rowland63231217
James Taylor11643520
Jason Japikse55115320
Mark Osterbrock44562122
Martin James36324422
Bruce Kitchen22456625

Individual race data

In the data tables, the elapsed time of each boat was recorded. This was not for handicap use, but for use in a possible second tie-breaker.