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COVID 19 Notices

Return to Sailing

LTYC Return to Sailing Procedures are in effect for all club activities. Please review these procedures prior to participating in a club activity. Below is a high level summary.

  • No onsite Competitors' Meetings or Socials
  • Social Distancing at all times while on shore
  • Follow Check-in procedures
  • Dockmaster/Safety Officer at every group event
  • Disinfect shared touched items before use
  • Masks/buffs required while on shore
  • Space out when rigging
  • No more than 4 sailboat on one dock at a time
  • Verbal assistance only - from a distance

LTYC Return to Racing Procedures are in effect, as well as the new Sailing Instructions, Course Diagrams, and Starting Sequence.

HOT Regatta 2020

The Lake Townsend Yacht Club invites you to the 2020 Halloween On Townsend (HOT) Regatta. This is LTYC's annual autumn regatta with proceeds going to support the LTYC Sailing Team.

Lake Townsend is a gem of a lake with minimal motorboat traffic and a great venue for the regatta. Come join the fun!

More information.

Tuesday Sail-Talk

Do you miss racing? Do you want learn about racing rules, tactics, and strategy? Do you like sharing your knowledge? If so, come join Eric's "Tuesday Sail-Talk" discussions, held via Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm eastern time. Each session addresses a particular aspect of sailing and sailboat racing. Group discussion is encouraged. Sessions typically last about an hour and include some social chit-chat.

Everybody is welcome to attend, but you will need a Zoom meeting link and password. Contact Joleen Rasmussen for the meeting credentials. If you have any topic suggestions or questions you'd like to see covered in a future session, contact Eric Rasmussen.

Coming up:

In addition to the regular Tuesday discussions, LTYC has scheduled:

Dec 08, 2020 - Rules Seminar Part 1: Jerry Thompson will be leading a seminar covering the upcoming 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. This will be a special 2.5 hour session.

Dec 15, 2020 - Rules Seminar Part 2: RRS 2021-2024 seminar continued. Jerry will be continuing his seminar on the racing rules. This session is also scheduled to run 2.5 hours.

Past sessions

View the previous discussions on YouTube. Topics include:

  • Racing Rules Q&A
  • Changes in the 2021 Racing Rules
  • Forming a Race Strategy
  • Starting Tactics
  • Windward Mark Tactics
  • Leeward Mark Tactics
  • Downwind Sailing
  • Proper Course
  • Sail Shape
  • How to Read Tell-Tales

Calendar of Events

See the one-page calendar for an overview of all the LTYC events this year.

Lake Townsend Weather Forecast