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2019 ILYA X Inland Championship July 24 - July 27

2019 ILYA X Inland Championship July 24 - July 27

  • 7/22/2019 6:50:00 AM

We have over 200 youth sailors registered fro this week's X Inland Championship regatta and we look forward to putting on a memorable event! We are in desperate need of spectator boats to take our out of town guests on the lake to watch the races on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If you are able to help in any way please sign up via our SignUp Genius (link below) and indicate if you will be watching the Junior and/or Senior fleet. Thank you in advance!

The CBF parking lot will be closed from Wednesday morning through Saturday afternoon for designated regatta parking. LHI will also be closed for member use Wednesday through Saturday due to the regatta.

We are still looking for some volunteers in various areas. Please visithttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4DAEA92CA46-2019 if you are able to help!

Thank you!

Sarah Jewett & Jenny Zinn

2019 ILYA X Inland Championship Co-Chairs

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Ice Cream Social & Carnival - Wednesday, July 3rd

  • 6/27/2019 10:41:00 AM

We are SO excited for our second annual MYC 4th of July Ice Cream Social & Carnival on Wednesday, July 3 @ 6PM. Join us out on LHI to celebrate an early 4th of July. $30 for adults, $10 for children. RSVP here.

6 - 8PM

Carnival Games & Prizes

Hula Hoop Contest

Water Balloon Toss

Face Painting

6:30 - 9:30PM

Pizza & Salad

Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats

Open Bar

Dancing

Live Band - Grayhawk (www.grayhawkmusic.com)

To volunteer at our second annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social on July 3rd, sign up here. Lots of fun volunteer spots!

Day-Of Reminders

  • Life jackets are required for all children 10 and under at all times
  • Bring your own towel and change of clothes if you intend to swim
  • We do not have a lifeguard on duty so "swim at your own risk" and parents should always keep a close eye on their children.

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2019 MYC Snow Kite Open

  • 3/1/2019 6:01:00 PM

Join us at Lighthouse Island, March 9th & 10th for the MYC Snow Kite Open! You do not need to snow kite to join in the festivities. We will have snow kiting races in front of LHI, but also bags and jenga, s'mores to make at the fire pits, drinks, and $5 cash lunches on the grill. If you are new to snowkiting, we will have small practices kites to learn what it is all about and even exhibition races and games to highlight what the sport is all about! Registration to race in the event is $40, spectator attendance is free.

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 8th

7AM - 9PM: Registration and Welcome Cocktails - Burgum Residence

Saturday, March 9th

  • Suggested Parking: Deephaven Beach (permit not required)
  • 8AM - 9AM: Onsite Registration - Lighthouse Island
  • 10AM: Competitor's Briefing
  • 11AM: LHI Buoy Racing Begins
  • 11:30AM - 1PM: $5 Burger & Hotdog Lunches on LHI
  • 1PM - 4PM: Snow Kiting Activities & Exhibitions for Everyone
  • 6PM: Snow Kiting Regatta Party - Excelsior Brewery (band starts at 8PM)
All Day Activities: s'mores, fire pits, jenga and bag, ice skating rink, kiting spectating, learning about kiting & trainer kites

Sunday, March 10th

  • Suggested Parking: Deephaven Beach (permit not required)
  • 10AM: LHI Racing Begins
  • Awards to follow last race of the day: Excelsior Brewery
All Day Activities: s'mores, fire pits, jenga and bags, ice skating rink, kiting spectating, learning about kiting & trainer kites
For more information on registering for the kiting event, questions about spectating or sponsorship opportunities, please email director@minnetonkayachtclub.org. Registration to race in the event, swag bag, lunch and drinks for both days is $40. Notice of Race (NOR) & Sailing Instructions (SIs) attached.
Register to Race in the Snow Kite Open.
 
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Bowers Ends Olympic Sailing Campaign

  • News
  • 2/15/2018 2:08:00 PM

Bowers Ends Olympic Sailing Campaign
By Erik Bowers

After much thought and analysis, I’ve decided to end my Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign. Neither the Lauderdale Regatta nor Sailing World Cup Miami brought out my desired racing results as anticipated. I’ve been weighing this decision for the last few months. In the past year, my racing performance has ceased to justify the costs and sacrifices necessary to continue. I haven’t enjoyed the racing much during the last year either. When I take a realistic look at the international laser fleet, I don’t believe I can close the gap on the top 10 competitors in the world in time.
 
I always enjoyed the preparation whether in the gym or on the water. This meant putting in the lifting reps and quality time on the rowing machine. I refined physical conditioning, nutrition, sailing technique, and boat tuning. I studied weather, wind, waves, and tides for years. I analyzed GPS race tracking data from past regattas. I learned how to describe sensations, observations, and intentions with my own coaches and with others whom I’ve coached. Bottom line, I learned how to break big goals down into smaller actionable pieces along with making instant decisions with minimal information.
 
Nonetheless, I’m extremely proud of what I accomplished along this 6-year journey. I was a National Champion, a member of the US Sailing Team, the 2016 US Olympic Sailing Team Alternate, and proudly represented my country at five World Championships.
 
The privilege of pursuing a childhood dream took me all over the world. I raced in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Croatia, Japan, and Oman, experiencing the unique atmosphere and sailing culture in each country. During my 2016 Campaign, I sailed 100 days in Rio de Janeiro on 10 separate trips. Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer were always awe-inspiring sights. The final preparations just two weeks before the Rio Olympics with the US Sailing Team were super thrilling!
 
I met, raced against, and was coached by some very talented people. I’ll forever be grateful for the coaching and wisdom received from Mark Littlejohn, Maru Urban, and Chris Dold. I trained with 5-time Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt on his home water in Rio. Long Beach became a second home for me; the Snow, Sangmeister, and Atkins families were such gracious hosts. It will be impossible to replace the morning coffee and banter with a group of delightful senior advisors at Aroma di Roma. I’ve received much love and support along the way from my family, friends, and followers who stuck with me in both good and challenging times. I would not have made it very far without all of you.
 
I also want to thank the staff at US Sailing for facilitating travel, hotels, containers, coaches, coach boats, and a million and a half other things so that I could put my focus squarely on training and competing. Thank you!

As of now, I am excited and ready to begin looking for employment opportunities that match my skills, expertise, and college degree from The College of Charleston (B.S. Biology/Spanish Minor). Any help or thoughts provided would be greatly appreciated in my vocational pursuits. In closing, no matter what age you are or what stage of life you’re in it’s never too early or too late to reach for your dream.

 

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2018 MYC Membership and Boat Registration

  • News
  • 1/30/2018 2:27:00 PM

2018 is shaping up to be a great year at MYC! Weekly club races, scheduled regattas, Wednesday Grill & Chills, Band Nights and parties are all part of our very busy sailing and social schedule this year.

Here are the 2018 MYC membership form and the boat registration form.  I hope to see you on the water and on Lighthouse Island!

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