Trey Hegstrom is organizing a Cruising Event this coming Friday, June 10th!
Come join a social event and Sailing Games – Bring your family and friends!
Open to all Sailors – Membership is NOT required.
Burgers on the Docks at 5-6:00 (our normal $3 with sides) – BYOB
Text or Call Trey @ 720-443-0663 or email Cruising@CSYC.org
Because of wind chill temperatures in the low 40’s and forecasted rain, Wednesday Racing for May 4th is cancelled.
INTRODUCING CSYC MONDAY NIGHT BEER CAN RACING
We are excited to add an additional night of racing to the 2022 CSYC schedule. It is an informal night of racing to tune up with your crew, break in your new crew, getting to try out new positions for the first time or even sailing on a different boat to learn how they sail. We want to enable new sailors, so be willing to take someone new on board from time to time. Who knows, you may find that next ringer!
Two Mondays each month, we will set up a course, run a committee boat, and start a race that is just for fun. The winner, as determined by random criteria, will win a 6 pack of beer. The criteria will be announced at the beginning of the race. Examples of “winning” could be the 1st to cross the line after completing a 720, the 3rd to cross or even the last boat to cross. The intent is to focus on fun while learning in a relaxed environment. We must then meet on the docks to help the winner drink it while snacking on something simple like chips and dip.
The first Monday of Beer can racing will be May 9th. We will set up one course and have a single start time of 6:30. Crews can race as relaxed or as determined as they would like. We will record the nights’ finish in order with no correction for handicap. This is not a series so just make as many races as you can.
In addition to racing, we will take the opportunity to do some familiarization of the committee boat by practicing the duties and learn the responsibilities of the race committee. We are asking that all new comers, those that are nervous or just need a refresher to sign up for the Monday night RC duty. It is a great time to hone those skills and be ready for the real competition on Wednesday nights.
We still must follow the rules of racing, but this is a chance to hail other boats to either learn or offer advise during the race. There will be no protest hearings. If you fouled another boat, it is a good opportunity to practice your 720’s or your 360 if you hit a mark.
Watch for more details but mark your calendar for May 9th to join us in the first Beer can race of the season! Check our website calendar for additional Monday night crew practice races.
Make it a fun learning experience for everyone on your crew and enjoy the comradery with your fellow sailors.
See you on the water-
2022 CSYC Commodore
Always short of bills when you try to pay for your burgers at our post-race BBQ. Don’t worry. You can prepay for the race season at a discounted rate,
You only pay $25 a person for the Spring Race Series or $50 a person for both the Spring and Summer Race Series.
You can prepay here.
Please be aware that the South Ramp is closed until May 1st. If you are planning to launch and retrieve your boat this evening for the race. You will have to do so from the North Ramp. CPW is having staffing issues so they are unable to support the operation of both ramps.
Also be aware that if you are wanting to pull your boat from the storage lot to the North ramp with the mast up, there are at least two trees overhanging the main road as you head in that direction.
If you are launching to go into a slip, accommodations for launching could be made through Chatfield Marina.
Our Skippers’ Meeting for the upcoming race season will be Saturday, April 9th⋅10:00 am to noon at the Seagulls Restaurant at the Chatfield Marina
The meeting will cover the latest news on the racing schedule and the NORs & SIs. Also you will be able to sign up for RC & Burgers, pay racing fees and meet other sailors and crew members. Safety and RC procedures will be reviewed.
The CSYC Board has established the policy that every CSYC racer must have a new PHRF certificate at least every third year. It has been three since all racers were required to submit a new PHRF certificate. Details on the CSYC PHRF Policy and how to apply for PHRF certificate can be found here.
The deadline has passed and park vouchers are no longer available
We will be meeting virtually through ZOOM. Normal board meeting attendees will be sent a ZOOM link via email. If you haven’t received link or want to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
The Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, Nov. 6th is our biggest social event of the year with great food, drinks, and awards recognition – guaranteed to be a wonderful evening!
Please RSVP by paying online at https://csyc.org/csyc-commodores-ball. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, October 29th. The cost is $50 per person.
The Farmhouse at Raccoon Creek, 7301 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton CO 80123
Cash bar (liquor, wine, draft beer all $6/serving)
Appetizers (Jalapeno poppers and pretzel bites with queso)
Surf and Turf Buffet (Grilled NY strip steak, seared salmon filet, rolls, steamed vegetables, tossed green salad, roasted potatoes, brownies for dessert) (Members are asked to bring their own dessert creations to complement the brownies).
6:00 – 7:00PM Cash bar and appetizers
7:00 – 8:00PM Dinner
8:00 – 8:15PM Commodore’s Remarks, election of 2022 Officers
8:15 – 8:45PM Awards
8:45 – 9:00PM More drinks and close
Please RSVP by paying online at https://csyc.org/csyc-commodores-ball. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, October 29th
You can also RSVP by mailing a check for $50 per person to
24 Mountain Pine Drive
Littleton, CO 80127
You will need to get up early on Friday October 1st and stand in line in front of the marina office. The 2022 slip wait list opens on October 1st. You must come down IN PERSON to get on the wait list. Your position on the wait list is based on your place in the line. You also must have a check for $700 for your deposit. Last year when Jackie arrived at the marina at 8:30 am, there were already over 40 people in line.
CSYC member Cindi Sandlin stood in line for her slip last year. Her experience was : “It’s like camping out for concert tickets in the 70’s. We got there at 6:15 and it was super cold. We were 5th in line and got one of 20 slips. There were about 100 people by the time the registration began. ”
More details can be found at the Chatfield Marina Website: http://www.chatfieldmarina.com/sliprentals.html