Commodore's Scuttlebutt January 18, 2019

I am happy to report that Cindy Lovelace is doing well after her successful surgery in Denver. She will be staying in Denver until she is able to fly home next Wednesday. 
Julie Gordon's mother, Judy Hendrick passed away Monday evening after a long illness. Julie, Markley, and their family will receive friends from 1-2 PM on Saturday January 19th at Biereley-Hale Chapel in Madisonville, TN with the funeral service immediately following. More information can be found here: 
Please keep Julie, Cindy, Markley, and Gene in your thoughts and prayers.

Kent Martin Winter Series

If the Friday 10:00 PM weather forecast on Channel 4 predicts a high temperature of 40F or higher then the race is on. The official starting time 0:00 hour is 12:00 PM. The competitors are encouraged to gather in the clubhouse before going out since there is no PRO for these races and the racing chair will not always be present.

The Sailing Instructions for the winter series have been revised and the revised SI is posted in the clubhouse. The important thing to know is that the SI now clarifies that the upstream turning mark is the next green channel mark beyond Lindsley Light, not the mark abeam of Lindsley Light. That is the mark that most closely approximates a 5 or 8 mile course.
Have fun.

Schmid Frostbite Series
Everyone is welcome to break out your wet or dry suit and come join in the fun every Sunday through the end of February. Sailors tend to gather just before noon in the dinghy lot to begin rigging and get themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day. The historical rule of thumb for a temperature cut off has been a forecast high of 34 degrees. It is all quite informal, so ladies' and gentlemen's agreements on go - no go are fairly common. Below are the results from last week. Congratulations to Ted!

Race Committee
We need a volunteer to fill the role of PRO for the Cully Cobb Regatta on March 16th. Contact Jim Doran to volunteer. 

Sea Scout News
This weekend a team of six of our Sea Scouts will travel to the Latimer High Adventure Scout Reservation in East Tennessee to take part in the 8th Annual Klondike Derby. For this adventure the scouts build a dog sled which they then pull with all necessary supplies around a multi mile course which has many challenges. Teams from as many as 150 miles away will be taking part in the event. The weekend is challenging but fun and a great way for us to advertise our scouting program. More information can be found here: 
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