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We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us, who we are, and what we do as members of the Grand Lake Sailing Club.

While each member brings to the GLSC a unique array of experiences and outside interests the most common thing we have is the passion of sailing on the water with our boats. No matter how you enjoy the water and sailing you will have more fun with friends and fellow boaters at GLSC on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma.

The Grand Lake Sailing Club is a private club that offers a variety of boating activities and social events to all who love sailing. Situated on the waters edge, the clubhouse and large covered deck reflect a welcoming sign for all sailors. GLSC is dedicated to exploring and helping all members to maximize their sailing experience.

 

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2016 Long Distance registration form.
NEWS FROM THE GRAND LAKE SAILING CLUB 4-5 June 2016

 Yeah, I think I saw a kitchen sink out there. That might be the start for the description of the weather served up for the Grand Cup Regatta this year. Saturday’s forecast was for 6-8 out of the NNW and what the Race Committee saw when it went out was 2-4 out of the SW. What do we pay these meteorologists the big bucks for?! So, the RC set the course to the SW, anchored the boat, began the race and the wind promptly died. The fleet bobbed to the rhythm of the big power boats coming in and out of Shangri-La with just the lightest little “cats-paws” pushing various boats along the course. Several racers decided this was not what they signed up for, and motored back to sit in the shade and have a cool one. The die-hards did get around before the 2 ½ hour time limit was up.

A second race was started in a promising 3-5 knots of air and the first boats got to the windward mark in about 35 minutes with a building breeze. One look at the sky in the north, though, was cause for trepidation; dark blue/black clouds were looming. The hope was to finish a shortened race before the storm arrived, but it was already upon the fleet. First, heavy rain drenched everything, then the wind hit with 40+ knots causing havoc with the boats and their big, light air sails still up. It was high drama, but everyone came through relatively unscathed and with another great “war story” to tell at the bar for years to come. The squall only lasted 20-25 minutes, then blue sky and sunshine!

Sunday was nigh on perfect, 8-12 knots out of the NW and everyone reveled in the, finally, nice condition. Two races were run and it seems, no matter the conditions the same boats rise to the top. Robert Reardon, of Owasso, won all four races of the week-end and placed first in the non-spinnaker class with Claude Phelps, of Grove, second and Jim Spear, of Bartlesville, third. Ted English, of Stillwell, KS, also won all four races and placed first in the spinnaker class; Terry Casady, of Grove, placed second.

The club wants to thank Bruce Juel, of Bartlesville, and Roy Goding, of Fairland, for service on the Race Committee and Charles and Joanne Evans, of Tulsa, for help in registering all the racers. The final spring race is this coming week-end, 11-12 June. Non-members are encouraged to race with us for only $10 for two days of racing; Skippers meeting is at 11 AM Sat and 10 AM Sun at the club just off Honey Creek.

 

Call Terry at 913-980- 1872 for information.

 
2016 Calendar of Events

 January

      1 New Years’ day sail
         Pot-luck                         12:00 pm
     16 Board of Governors Meeting 11:00 am
 
February
     20 Board of Governors Meeting 11:00 am
 
March
     19 Board of Governors Meeting 1:00 pm
          Wine and Cheese         5:30-6:30 pm
     27 Easter
 
April
         16 Board of Governors Meeting 11:00 am
         Pot luck                         Noon
         General Membership Meeting 1:00 pm
  23-24 Club Race Weekend #1
    30 Work Day                 8:00-1:00
         Pizza lunch                 1:00 pm
 
May
     8 Mothers’ day
   14-15   Spring Race weekend #2
    21 Board of Governors Meeting 11:00 am
         Blessing of the Fleet         2:00 pm
         Spring Fling                 5:30 pm
   28-30  Memorial Day weekend
        Saturday 28th  Breakfast Sail 9:00 am
 
June
     4-5      Grand Cup Regatta
   11-12   Spring Race Weekend #3
    18 Board of Governors Meeting 11:00 am
         Summer Sailstice Sail 2:00 pm
         Brats and roast corn on the deck 6:00 pm
    19 Father’s Day
    25 Pirate Weekend         TBD
 
July
   2-4 Independence Day weekend
        Sunday 3rd Homemade sailboat race 2:00 pm
     16 Board of Governors Meeting         2:00 pm
         Caribbean Carnival                 6:30 pm
   
August
    13 Louisiana Shrimp Boil         6:30 pm 
    20 Board of Governors Meeting         2:00 pm
         Group Grill                         5:00 pm
         Moonlite Madness sail (93% full)         7:30 pm
   27-28   Fall Race Weekend #1
 
September
    3-5 Labor Day weekend
   10-11   Fall Race Weekend #2
    17 Board of Governors Meeting        11:00 am
    24 Work Day                        8:00-1:00
         Pizza Lunch                        1:00 pm
 
October
    1          Long Distance Classic
    15 Board of Governors Meeting        2:00 pm
         Gen Membership meeting        4:00 pm
                 Chili Cook-off                6:00 pm
   22-23   Fall Race Weekend #3
   29-30   Fall Race weekend #4
 
November
    19 Board of Governors Meeting       11:00 am
         Good Bye to the Lake Party        2:00 pm 
 
December - No BOG Meeting or other events scheduled in December
 
All club races will have Skipper’s Mtg at 11 am Saturday and 10 am Sunday.  Entry fee is $10/weekend and there will be two races each day.  Races are open to non-members.
 
All of the above times and dates are subject to change
 
NEWS FROM THE GRAND LAKE SAILING CLUB
The Club wrapped up the year’s racing season with almost perfect weather.  Saturday was cloudy and cool, but not too cool, with nice northerly breezes.   Unfortunately, the rain Friday night must have discouraged some of the sailors, as there were only three of us to race, the minimum number to start a race.  Mr. “Uff Da” (Kurt Hagen) had some bad luck with a jib halyard and had to go back to the docks to fix it.  It turned out to be faster to jump on Bruce Berge’s boat.  They made it for the start of the second race.  But Murphy’s Law was in full force Saturday, as up the first leg, a turning block exploded and the jib sheet soon rubbed itself into two pieces over the bolt left in the block.  “Now where did I put that spare jib sheet?”  Following suit, Star Trek ran over its’ spinnaker during a take down and came to a screeching halt for about five minutes before getting it aboard.  Sunday, it was Robert Reardon’s turn, as he snagged the pin anchor rode, making the turn of the first leg of the first race; finally got it loose after two or three 360’s.  Kurt Hagen won the mini-regatta in the non-spinnaker fleet.  Again, there was only one boat in the spinnaker fleet.
The club wants to thank Roy Goding and Tom White for manning the committee boat on Sat, with Roy pulling double duty on Sunday.  Also, a big thank you to Charles and Joanne Evans for donating a very nice “Icom” handheld VHF radio to the race program.
 
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