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COVID 19 Notices
Lake Townsend Parks and Recreation Restrictions (updated 06/18/20)
Lake Townsend Park is now open 7 am - 8:30 pm Monday-Saturday, closed on Wednesday. Open 8am-8:30pm Sunday. The restrooms are also now open. The office itself remains closed. Rentals and launch fees may start July 1. Meanwhile, Non-group (aka individuals on privately owned boats) sailing is welcome. Check in before you launch and be off the water an hour before park closure.
Lake Townsend continues to be closed to group activities. Lake Townsend Yacht Club events have been cleared from our calendar through July 15. LTYC will review plans for subsequent events at its monthly Zoom Board meeting.
Lake Townsend Marina Staff is present to monitor the Lake and the public use of the lake. As the Marina Office itself is currently closed, please sign in at the breezeway before you launch. Promptly launch your boat and head out to enjoy the wind, water, and sunshine. Remember, only one registrant at a time -- do not gather in the breezeway. Space yourselves out. Also, please, no gathering in the grassy areas or on the docks. Once your boat is ready, head out and have a great day!
Enjoy the park and stay healthy; observe social distancing as we all adjust to the guidelines set forth by the State and City to keep everyone safe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or updates. Email email@example.com or connect via our Facebook page to share the joy of sailing at Lake Townsend!
2020 Mayor's Cup Regatta
The Mayor'c Cup Regatta has been rescheduled to September 26-27 (conditions permitting). LTYC is working to develop social distancing practices to minimize risk. These will likely include holding the competitors' meeting by teleconference, maintaining distance on the docks, and forgoing the awards dinner. We hope that will allow the regatta to take place in a safe and fun manner.
These Club Activities have been cancelled but may be rescheduled once Lake Townsend reopens to group activities.
- 6/08-13 Adult Learn-to-Sail Class (W2)
- 6/16-19 Junior Learn-to-Sail Camp (J1)
- 6/22-26 Junior Learn-to-Sail Camp (J2)
- 7/06-10 Junior Learn-to-Sail Camp (J3)
The following Club Activities have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
- All Spring High School Sailing Team Practices and Events
- 6/20 Saturday Racing
- 7/01 Teen Adventure Camp
Please watch this space for future scheduling updates.
Do you miss racing? Do you want learn about racing rules, tactics, and strategy? Do you like sharing your knowledge? If so, come join LTYC's "Tuesday Tactics" discussions, held via Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm eastern time. Each session addresses a particular aspect of the rules, or racing tactics, or strategy. Group discussion is encouraged. Sessions typically last about an hour and include some social chit-chat.
July 07 Right-of-Way: Rights and Entitlements vs. Obligations and Limitations.
Do the rules actually give a boat rights? Can a right-of-way boat sail as she pleases? What restrictions are there on the actions of a right-of-way boat? Join us for a discussion of what it means to have "right-of-way".
July 14 TBD.
Everybody is welcome to attend (whether you are a LTYC member or not), but you will need a Zoom meeting link and password. Contact Joleen Rasmussen for the meeting credentials. If you have any topics or questions you'd like to see covered in a future session, contact Eric Rasmussen.
Past sessions on YouTube:
- Racing Rules Q & A - May 05, 2020
- Tactics at the Leeward Mark - May 12, 2020
- Tactics at a Windward Mark Part 1: Rounding Strategy - May 19, 2020
- Tactics at a Windward Mark Part 2: On Opposite Tacks - May 26, 2020
- Tactics at a Windward Mark Part 3: On the Same Tack - June 02, 2020
- Proper Course - June 09, 2020
- Strategy - June 16, 2020
- Before the Start - June 23, 2020
- Starting Tactics - June 30, 2020
Learn To Sail Classes
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Fun Fact about LTYC
Did you know that:
You don't have to own a sailboat to join Lake Townsend Yacht Club?