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August 2011 Volume 31, Issue 5

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ACSA Trustees Senior Trustee Gordon Fowler Junior Trustee Kathy Younker Freshman Trustee John Mason

ACSA Executive Committee Commodore Jim Klein 740-815-5196 Vice Commodore (racing) Brent O’Keeffe 419-253-5119 Rear Commodore (facilities) Mike Gray 614-989-4286 Secretary Allison Foreman 614-785-0771

Commodore’s Corner I can’t believe it is already August. We are halfway through the summer series, and it seems that I just got my boat in the water a few weeks ago. Well, that’s because I did! The sound of the cicadas fills the air on these hot summer days, and always reminds us that the days of summer are beginning to wind down. We’re losing a little more daylight each week, and….Oh never mind. There’s no sense dwelling on the passing of time. We sailors know better than most how to seize the moment, so that’s what we will do. We still have plenty of fun ahead. Bay Week is upon us, and the ACSA contingent is looking forward to another fun event with excellent participation from our club. We’ve got almost half of our Red Cup series still to go, along with the rest of the XX/XY, Women’s Regatta, and of course the Old Fox. Ladies, mark your calendars for August 15th and the Ladies Night sail, with the men of ACSA set to provide a first

Treasurer Vickie Fantozzi 440-554-8480

class dining experience for your evening. Don’t miss out on it!! Thanks to all those who helped out to make our recent Rock at the Docks/Fundraiser a smashing success!! It truly was a team effort with so many contributors, as is always the case. Thanks to the crew that organized the party and worked so hard during the event to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all those who donated items for the silent auction, as well as those who bid on them. And certainly a big thanks goes to Jim Foreman and his band mates. “Midlife Crisis” really rocked the Pavilion and we look forward to hearing them play again soon. Our next General Meeting will be on Monday, August 1st at the Pavilion. See you on the water! Jim Klein Commodore Making Waves 


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Past Commodore Bob Sheppard 740-852-2802 Monohull Fleet Captain Neal Heiser 614-793-1458 Multihull Fleet Captain Joe McHenry

ACSA Committee Chairpersons Program Chair OPEN Social Chair Shannon Fisher 614-619-9056 Membership Eileen Kolman 614-895-2445 Volunteer Coordinator Bernie Marshall 614-266-1465 Marketing Chair OPEN PHRF Chair John Beck 440-554-8480 I-LYA Representative Bob Sheppard 740-852-2802 Historian Debbie Dean 740-363-0828 Newsletter Editor Carin Martin 614-204-0649 Arbitration Sharla O’Keefe 419-768-1231 Risk Management Rose-Marie McCormick 740-657-3115 Adult Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Tom Wehrung 614-844-6638 Youth Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Loren Varvarosky 614-440-0246 Webmaster Brian Ross 614-839-3686

All Executive Committee Members




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* Monthly calendars for months following this month can be found at the bottom of the pages following this page.


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follow the close of the Boat Show. There is also the Latitudes & Attitudes Cruisers party on Saturday at 4:00pm including free pizza and beer!! YES FREE BEER! Just be there at 5:45pm Saturday. Check out the other venues and activities in Newport at A complete schedule of events and advanced tickets are available on line at www.

The Navigation Station Neal Heiser, Monohull Fleet Captain

What is that on the horizon? It looks like a party. No, it looks like a race.. Could it be a cook out ? It is all of them! Don’t forget Bay Week August 4-7, 2011. It’s organized by Bob Shepard and several ACSA volunteers. There is another event that is just around the corner and needs to be noted on your road trip calendar. It is the Newport International Boat Show. There are multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue hosting the show, including: Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharfad. This is an in-the-water boat show with over 600 boats! The trip calendar for the Newport Boat Show is September 15-18, 2011.


Newport will be chockablock full of world-class racing events taking place during the Newport International Boat Show, so start planning your accommodations now. There are two BIG boats available for sailing and its cheaper than a hotel! WHOOA! The cost could range from $100.00 per night depending on the boat and the number of people we have going. This is cheap compared to the minimum cost of rooms in Newport at FROM $250.00/ night.

Also, for a fall away sail after our ramps are closed, we could return to Newport for the beautiful Columbus day weekend. There are some 42 ft boats available at only $2500 per week. If your’re friendly and have six people on a boat that would be only $70 a night per person. Again, I cannot begin to tell you how much there is to see and do in Newport - where the speed is measured in knots! Just take a look at www.gonewport. com.

Some activites at the show include: - The Swan 42 World Invitational Cup hosted by the New York Yacht Club, September 15-19. - The 12 Metre North Americans will immediately

For the BVI winter away sail, we have not set a specific date yet, however, we are planning to go either the third or fourth week in February. If you are even remotely interested in this trip, please contact me ASAP so we can select which week is best for all.

[2] Adult Learn to Sail [3] General Membership Mtg 7pm @ Gordy’s [5] Fall Red Cup Series [6] Adult Learn to Sail [8-9] Old Fox Regatta/Party [12] Fall Red Cup Series [13-15] Annapolis Boat Show [17] Ladies’ Sail [29] Haul Out Day [30] Haul Out Day (Rain Date) [31] Exec. Committee Mtg

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Silent Auction - Thank You!!! Rose-Marie McCormick

Thank you to the many people who donated and participated in the Silent Auction at the Rock at the Docks. The $1107 raised will go into a special fund which will pay for the hospitality rooms at the I-LYA meetings if Bob Sheppard is elected to the Bridge of I-LYA (Rear Commodore in 2012, Vice Commodore in 2013, and Commodore in 2014).


Thank you to the following donors: Mike Bur and Harbor North (2 day charter); Dick and Kitty Brown (sailboat, tractor lift, lawn sweeper, jewelry); ACSA/ Tom Wehrung (Learn-to-Sail Certificate, bags and hats); Bob Sheppard (2 prints, inflatable boat, wine … and all the liquor for the bar); Ron & Vickie Fantozzi (cooler, OSU things, pet items, bike lift); Marcia Trout (2 of her photographs); West Marine (duffel and 2 dry packs); Dick Armstrong (sail cover, North U books, lightning protector, shaft seal); Rod Buchanan (Time/ Life boat books); Barb and Dick Dorn (foul weather

gear, chair, fenders, flush muff, etc); Debbie Hosch (Zoo and Zoombezi Bay tickets); Eileen Kohlman (champagne & chocolate in silver ice bucket) and Jim Klein (two “Sail Fast” travel mugs). Thank you to all for making this a successful Silent Auction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rosie and Marcia

[n7] General Membership Mtg 7pm @ Gordy’s [n12] Work Party [n31] Exec. Committee Mtg [d3] Christmas Party

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by Bob Sheppard, I-LYA Club Liason Thanks to Dick & Kittie Brown, Rose-Marie McCormick, Shannon Fisher and everyone else who helped make this year’s fund-raiser a success. With your support, we did well in starting the process of getting a sailor elected to the bridge of the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA). Jim Foreman and his band entertained us with great oldies music for dancing and Karaoke, and bidding on the donated items for the silent auction was loads of fun. For those uninitiated, the I-LYA is an association of 147 Lake Erie and surrounding yacht clubs (ACSA, Buckeye Lake, Leatherlips and Hoover are all members) in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, created for fun and to promote the sport of boating. Most of the clubs are power boat clubs, however, so sailors have not always been well-represted. Over the past several years with more involvement from sailors such as Heidi Backus Riddle, Steve Harris, Jamie Diamond and me, sailors are being recognized in the association and are sitting on more committees and boards. I’d very much like to be Commodore of the I-LYA and that process begins with being elected as Rear Commodore with the next election! So thanks to everyone for your monetary and personal support! I’ll keep you posted as we get further into the process.

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Ultimate Sailing Adventures:

I-LYA Senior Sail Regatta 2011

100 Extraordinary Experiences on the Water By: Miles Kendall Book Review by Chris Getman, Sail Magazine, December 2010, pg 18 In his book Ultimate Sailing Adventures, Miles Kendall combines one hundred extraordinary sailing experiences with stunning photography to inspire landlocked dreamers and veteran skippers alike. Throughout the book’s 204 pages, Kendall challenges you to look into Britain’s largest yacht race, set out on an ocean-bound surf safari in the Indian Ocean, or set a world speed record and become the fastest sailor on earth. By covering the extreme (surviving in a liferaft), the incredible (sailing beneath the northern lights) and some of sailing’s basic challenges (going aloft under sail) Kendall offers something for everyone. While no book can replace the feel of a rolling deck beneath your, feet, Ultimate Sailing Adventures comes surprisingly close.

P/C Bob Sheppard, 2011 I-LYA Sail Regatta Chairman

August 5-7 is the weekend for the Senior Sail Regatta at PutIn-Bay Village on South Bass Island, better known as Bay Week. Although the registration deadline will have passed by the time you read this, there will still be some social package tickets available on the island, so grab a ferry and come on over. There may be boats still looking for crew, so you might even catch a ride for the racing! The Deepwater Races from various ports around Lake Erie’s west basin leave for the Bay on Thursday (Cleveland on Wednesday), so check with area yacht clubs to see what might be available. Thursday night features Happy Hour at The Boardwalk on the wharf, followed by food and beverages at the Put-In-Bay Yacht Club. Friday night is the annual Rum Party at the Crew’s Nest Pavilion, and Saturday features a BBQ at the yacht club. Live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday will be provided by The Usual Suspects & Repeat Offenders who entertained us last year at Bay Week and at parties at Alum Creek and features Jim Martin, Carin’s father. Your $30 ticket includes the fun for all three nights. If you have questions, write me at or go to and click on Sail Regatta. See you at the Bay!

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2001 Hunter 260 9.9hp Mercury outboard, trailer, full canvas covers and bimini, cockpit, stern seat, saloon cushions, VHF radio, gas grill, one burner stover, galley sink, ice chest, head has sink and porta potty or permanent stool with holding tank. Wheel stearing, convertable table, forward and aft bearths, sleeps six. Bottom painted in the spring. Mast raising system. Main and furling jib in great shape. On the water and ready to sail. Only sailed in fresh water. $22,000 Call John Haugen (614) 261-0671,, dock B-40. 1982 Catalina 22 Excellent condition newer sails; mainsail, 2 jibs, regular and a 130 Genoa. 8 hp Evinrude. New custom sewn cushions inside, porta-potti, galley. New custom sewn sail cover, fenders, anchor, ladder with easy steps. Swing keel with 2’- 4” draft when up. Pop top cabin with enclosure. Single axle trailer with new tires, new electric brakes and new LED submersible lights. Ready for the road. Photos available by e-mail at $ 5,500 Randy (614) 915-9300 Powell, Ohio Interlake - One Design - 18 foot open cockpit sailboat 650 lbs plus Pamco tilt

Brig Baltic 310 Rigid Inflatable Boat durable yet portable all purpose light weight boat, brand known to be used by rescue services. 10’4” and 5.5 beam. 16” dia tubes with multiple chambers. 2 seats, holds 1100lbs. Weighs 97lbs in 2 seperate land transport bags (included). Full cover, stanchion canopy supports, added padded center seat and under seat bag, foot pump and repair kit, hard bottom fiberglass slip in boards (rigid deck), oar locks, drain valves, inflatable keel, life lines, 3 towing D rings. Used only once (fresh water lake). Never stored in sun or water. Includes 5hp Nissan Stroke outboard (tiller drive, no fuel to noise, no smoke). Asking $2200, delivery negotiable. Contact Dan Libby at 740-808-2586. Forespar 406300 Twist-Lock Whisker Pole (GC). Part#HD6-12 DL. Original Price was $393.00, for sale $240. The twist-lock pole can expand to 143” and is 1 7/8” in diameter. One latching end has a loose spring. Need to pick up because of size and weight. Contact Marcia Trout (614) 899-7737

4hp Out Board Motor. Johnson sea horse, short shaft. Must sell. Call Fred Wyatt for price (614) 279-7191 Sail Caddy System: Serves the same function as Lazy Jacks. It is a cradle that attaches to the boom and catches the sail. It folds flat when not in use. Great for single handed sailing. Six years old. In perfect condition. $40. Eileen, 895-2445, ‘99 Merc 9.9 hp Bigfoot longshaft outboard Manual start, battery charge ckt. Extremely clean, freshly serviced and ready to go.   $1250 OBO, contact Kevin Loving @740- 603-3095.

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