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2024 SCHEDULE

All races will start promptly at 2:00 PM, unless somebody we like is running late. Unless otherwise noted, two races will run consecutively starting at 2:00 PM each Saturday, with provisional (Saturday races didn't run due to weather, etc.) races on Sunday.

*The first two weekends will offer an optional early start for Sunfish at 1:50PM sharp.

**Fun Friday Sail with Friends throughout the season at 2PM. Buoy 5 Sunday. Senior Regatta runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

June 29          T. Tys                            Founder’s Cup – 2 VCR’s (Bring flowers) <1

June 30          T. Tys                            Alternate Date for Founder’s Cup

July 4.                                             Parade of Boats. 11AM, Poplar Point Launch Ramp <9

July 5.                                                   Rules Clinic with David Belleville

July 6           Tiff Ford                        Arietta Sesquicentennial 2 VCR’s <2

July 7             J. Fisher                         Peter McIlroy Memorial Sunfish Bowl

July 9.            Tiff Ford                        2 Weekday VCRS

July 10.          L. Belleville                   2 Weekday VCRS

 

July 13           M. Godecki                    2 VCS<1

July 14                                                   Sail Around the Lake


July 20           NO RACE                     David Ford Poker Run (10:30-1:30) <3             

July 21            F.  Sczerzenie               2 VCRs <5

​                       Or L. Belleville.            Or Alternate for Arietta Sesquicentennial

July 27           J Belleville                    2 VCRs     

July 28           J Belleville                    Alternative Date for 7/27 Races or Sunfish Bowl    

                      Or R Cooley                                                

 

August 3       M. Hyde, etc.                Senior Regatta – 2 VCRs <6

August 4       G Hyde                          Senior Regatta – 2 VCRs <6

                                                                              

Aug. 10          P. Belleville                   2 VCRs 

Aug. 11           P. Belleville                    Alternative Date for 8/10 Races

Aug 17           P. McIroy                       2 VCRs        

Aug 17                                                  Moonlight Kayak Paddle 7:00 PM <11

Aug 18           P. McIroy.                      Alternate Date for 8/17 races

Aug 18.                                                 OR Sail Around the Lake (rain date)

2024  Season Begins

 

Aug. 24         R. Cooley                         2 VCRs <7

Aug. 24                                                 Awards Cocktail Party 6:00 PM <8

Aug. 25         R. Cooley                        Alternative Date for 8/24

 

Aug 31          D. McILroy/Dale           2 VCR’s

Sept 1           D. McILroy/Dale           Alternative Date for 8/31

 

Footnotes to Schedule:

 

Most races are scheduled on Saturday only, but if the Saturday race is cancelled for any reason, such as thunder, lightning, absence of wind, too much wind, etc., the race will be held on Sunday.  Each sailor must decide for him or her self if it is safe to race. 

 

The Committee Boat person responsible for the cancelled Saturday race must do the race on the alternate date (Sunday).  

 

We ask the Committee Boat personal to take digital pictures to share:  Please email them to Tiff Ford: dexter.ford@icloud.com as soon as possible, for articles and photos to be seen on this website, and on the Piseco Yacht Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pisecoyachtclub/

 <1 Please bring flowers to honor the deceased members celebrated by the Founders’ Cup Race. It is a tradition for the sailors to toss the flowers in the water at the start of the race.

<2 The Arietta Sesquicentennial Race is scheduled for July 6 and consists of 2 races.

<3 The David Ford Memorial Poker Run is scheduled for July 20..  There will be no races on this day.

<4 The PYC picnic is on July 20 at 6:00 PM at Frank and Mary Sczerzenie’s camp.  Please bring a dish to pass.  PYC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, beer, wine, plates and utensils for $5.00 per person.  A meeting will be held at the picnic.

<5 There are 2 races scheduled for Sunday July 21 to make up for no races on July 8..

<6 The Senior Regatta consists of 4 races and will be held on August 3 and 4. If cancelled for any reason, it will be held on the next regularly scheduled race date.

< 7  The 2022 season begins with 2 VCR races on August 24.

<8  The Awards Party will be held on August 19 at 6:00 PM at Roy and Jan Cooley’s camp, located at the first driveway on your left, east of Bark Hill Rd. off Rt. 8.  Please bring hors d’oeuvres/desserts to pass.  Alcoholic beverages are “Bring Your Own”.  A meeting will be held at the party.

<9  The Parade of Boats on July 4 begins at 11AM leaving from Poplar Point.  Decorate motor boats in a July 4th theme and cruise around the lake.   Prizes awarded.  This event is open to nonmembers as well and is free.

<10  The Sail Around the Lake on July 14 begins at 1PM leaving from Poplar Point.  This event is open to nonmembers as well and is free.  Faster boats are encouraged to stick with slower boats.  

<11  The Moonlight Kayak Paddle on August 17 begins at 7:30PM leaving from Poplar Point.  Be sure to tape a flashlight on the back of your boat, wear a life jacket, have a loud whistle and tow line.  S’mores and a bonfire afterwards.  It is advisable to transport your boat to the launch to avoid paddling home alone in the dark. This event is open to nonmembers as well and is free.  

Committee Boat personnel – Please take digital pictures and e-mail to Tiff Ford dexter.ford@icloud.com.

Buoy Assignments:

 

#2                 David Belleville

#3                 David Belleville

#4                 Frank Sczerzenie

#5, 5A, 5B      Chips Arend and Roy Cooley

#6                 Tiff Ford

#7                 Jon Belleville

#8                 Gary Hyde

#9                 Gary Hyde

“You haven’t won the race, if in winning the race you’ve lost the respect of your competition.” 

                                       Paul Elvstrom, former Olympic Finn Champion

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