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  • A Laser that Stafford Soule reconditioned sells on Craigslist to provide a donation to Team USA 1

    (News - 1st May, 2016)

    Stafford had the idea of repairing a laser and selling it with the proceeds going to support Hugh Freund’s Paralympic Sailing, Team USA 1 campaign. Stafford worked on reconditioning this Laser generously donated by Tony MacDonald.  He patched up a couple holes, faired the hull and applied several coats of epoxy.

    20160425_150726After several weeks of terrible weather for this kind of work, snow, rain, Staff struggled to finish the repairs. Due to the cold weather, the final coat of epoxy was still curing as the new owner towed it back to Bangor.

    The reconditioned laser sold last week for $550.00! With the Match from Windmark this provides a $1,100 overall contribution to Hugh’s campaign.

    Staff stated, “It was  a wonderful project and made me feel so good that the buyer (a young father) had learned to sail on a laser many years ago and had been saving to buy a laser. He plans to now teach his 12-year-old son to sail on a lake in Bangor.


    Hugh Freund with his team mates Rick Doerr & Brad Kendell “Sonar” Earn Place On Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team

    (News - 27th April, 2016)

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    Pictured: Team USA’s Doerr, Kendell and Freund, Sonar class. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing.

    Hyères, France -  Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the Sonar three-person keelboat. The trio have been the top-performing American Sonar team since London 2012, and have earned medals at several of the world’s premier adaptive sailing events. This will be the second Team USA appearance for Doerr, who competed at Beijing 2008, and the first career Paralympic Games for Kendell and Freund.

    “It’s been a long journey since 2008, and this seems to be a culmination of our efforts, though we have a lot of work left to do,” said Doerr. “It’s really exciting that we finally put everything together, and sailed a really good year [of regattas] to make this happen.”

    Doerr, a 2007 Disabled Sailing World Champion in the Sonar, is the longest-tenured member of the US Sailing Team, with over sixteen years on the roster. Doerr, Kendell and Freund have been sailing as a team for the past seven years, and finished second by a narrow margin in the London 2012 Paralympic Selection Series. Since that first campaign together, Doerr, Kendell and Freund have achieved a new level of consistency and speed under coach Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), who has won over 20 national and continental championships in his career.

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    Pictured: Doerr, Kendell, Freund and coach Ingham training before the start of The Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France 2016. Photo: Jen Edney/US Sailing

    The team has won five medals at Sailing World Cup Miami, North America’s premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, in the past seven years. In 2015 the three Sonar athletes won the Sunbrella Golden Torch Award in Miami, given to the top-performing American boat at the event. Doerr, Kendell and Freund were the first Paralympic-class athletes to gain this distinction in the 26-year history of the event.

    WATCH: Team USA Sonar Headed to Rio 2016 - Doerr, Kendell, Freund 

    “Our confidence level right now is super high,” said Freund, a 2011 graduate of Roger Williams University, who began his Paralympic sailing career while still an undergraduate student. “We’re working better together as a team than we have at any point in the years we’ve been together. We’ve got a ton of training camps planned, and every regatta that we can sail in, we will sail in. We’re making sure we maximize our training opportunities on the water [both] at home and in Rio.”

    “We’ve been working really hard, and the next month in going to be really busy,” said Kendell, who will compete with him teammates at Sailing World Cup Hyères in France this week, and at the Para World Sailing Championships in the Netherland in late May. “We’ll be in and out of different countries, and our hometowns. We want to medal at each event we enter, and to be winning [consistently] going into the Paralympics.”

    Challenging for a medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic regatta will represent the fulfillment of a long-held dream, said Freund. “It’s going to be a great feeling to be the team representing the U.S., with our country behind us and our flag above us.”

    HYC Membership fundraising

    The Board also set a goal  for the “membership fundraising ” of $15,000.00. We hope our membership will support this target with a grass roots fund raising effort. This Paralympic bid requires a monumental effort by Hugh’s team. We are determined to achieve this $15,000 goal and celebrate the membership fundraising at our Spring Opening Party, Saturday, May 14th.

    To “Help Them Finish” Donate:

    Click Here

    The Team is currently accepting donations through the Windmark Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)3, in order to provide a tax credit for donors. Funds donated to the Team’s campaign via Windmark are eligible for a 1:1 match up to $15k, so it is in all of our best interest to funnel donations through this foundation.

    About the US Sailing

    The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country. This includes National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry, the national team for top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org/olympics

    Press Contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager, US Sailing. willricketson@ussailing.org+1 (978) 697-2384.


    HYC supports Hugh Freund and “Membership Fundraising for Team USA One Paralympic Games Campaign

    (News - 13th April, 2016)

    1dbf0a4f-9dfd-473d-bc67-1607ff1321e5HYC supports Hugh’s Team Going to Rio!

    Special Message from Commodore David Kaufman

    At the April Board meeting HYC Directors enthusiastically, unanimously and proudly earmarked a $1500 HYC yacht club donation in support of Hugh Freund’s Team USA One Paralympic Campaign bid for Rio and intiated a plan for Membership Fund Raising  for the team as well.

    Hugh is a HYC member and alumnus of our HYC Youth Sailing Program as a sailor and later as an instructor. His parents, Julie and Dan Freund are HYC members as well.

    The Board also set a goal  for the “membership fundraising ” of $15,000.00. We hope our membership will support this target with a grass roots fund raising effort. We are determined to achieve this $15,000 goal and celebrate the membership fundraising at our Spring Opening Party, Saturday, May 14th.

    In the next few short weeks we will be sending a number of communications and information updates on Hugh’s Sonar racing team’s progress. As you learn about this campaign I’m confident you’ll feel the excitement and pride Hugh is generating at HYC.

    This Paralympic bid requires a monumental effort by Hugh’s team (learn more below). HYC played a large role in shaping Hugh’s odyssey.

    Let’s help Hugh and his Team participate by providing necessary funding to keep him moving towards the finish line.

    Go Hugh, Go HYC, Go Rio.

    David

    Be SURE TO WATCH ” UnCharted Waters”

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    To “Help Them Finish” Donate:

    Click Here

    The Team is currently accepting donations through the Windmark Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)3, in order to provide a tax credit for donors. Funds donated to the Team’s campaign via Windmark are eligible for a 1:1 match up to $15k, so it is in all of our best interest to funnel donations through this foundation.

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    Be sure to Watch Uncharted Waters (HYC supports Hugh Freund and his team’s bid for the Paralympics in Rio)

    (News - 7th April, 2016)

    USA Team Sperry Sonar sailors training in Clearwater, FL

    To view “UnCharted Waters”

    Click Here

    Uncharted Waters follows  their quest to claim a spot on the Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

    In sailing, every minute counts. Not just during a regatta, but during training, too. The time you spend with your team, on and off the water, helps create a bond and a rhythm that can make all the difference. Somehow, despite the distance between them, Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund make it work sailing the Sonar sailboat together.

    Hugh As you may know Hugh is a HYC member and alumnus of our HYC Youth Sailing Program as a sailor and later as an instructor. Since losing his leg to bone cancer in college, he’s become an expert at balancing the demands of sailing and real life, first as an architecture student and now as a graphic designer.

    RickOver in New Jersey, Rick runs his own plastic surgery practice and tries to find time for training somewhere in between the office, the operating room and the ER. He was in his fourth year residency when his legs were paralyzed in a car crash; it was during his recovery that he rediscovered sailing. Now, sailing is more than rehabilitation, it’s his mission.

    BradDown in Florida, Brad is something of a swashbuckler. After losing both his legs in a plane crash, he helped create and run the Never Say Never Pirate Camp. Once a year, he introduces kids and their families to adaptive sailing, sharing the freedom he’s found out on the water.

    In 2012, they expected to make the Paralympic team. They didn’t. Now, with Paralympic sailing dropped from the 2020 games, they have one last chance in the Paralympic Games in Rio. Time is running out, and they know it.

    UnCharted Waters follows  their quest to claim a spot on the Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

    To “Help Them Finish” Donate:

    Click Here

    The team is currently accept donations through the Windmark Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)3, in order to provide a tax credit for donors. Funds donated to their campaign via Windmark are eligible for a 1:1 match up to $15k, so it is in all of our best interest to funnel donations through this foundation.

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    Learn more; “Incredible 12 months of Hugh Freund’s Sonar campaign for Rio 2016″

    (News - 5th April, 2016)

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    In the 12 months leading up to the Paralympics, Team USA One has competed in 5 countries on 4 continents separated by 87 degrees of latitude, and spent an incredible 80 days training and racing together. As enormous as that is, well-funded European teams will log double the time in the same year.

    How We Qualify

    Only 16 berths are allocated for the Sonar class at the Paralympics. Countries must first qualify by finishing in the top of the fleet at specified World Championships in 2014 and 2015. As a top performing boat at the 2015 Para World Championship in Australia, Team USA One qualified the United States for a Paralympic berth. Then we must continue to be the best performing domestic team to earn a place on the US Paralympic team. For each US team vying for the Paralympic berth, the sum of their final finishing positions at the 2015 Para World Championship and 2016 Sailing World Cup stop in Hyeres, France in April will determine which team is selected.

    The US team with the least total points after the two selection events will go to Rio.

    So they can’t do it alone

    While our competitors receive financial backing from their governments, Team USA is 100% funded by individual donors and sponsors. The Team’s top competitors invest up to 400% more in their Olympic Programs. That means that the US Sailing Olympic Team has to work harder, smarter and with precision to achieve success. Now that the Olympic podium is clearly within our sights, every minute and every dollar counts.

    To “Help Them Finish” Donate:

    Click Here

    They are currently accept donations through the Windmark Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)3, in order to provide a tax credit for donors. Funds donated to their campaign via Windmark are eligible for a 1:1 match up to $15k, so it is in all of our best interest to funnel donations through this foundation.

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    The membership voted Charlie Whittier a lifetime member designation

    (News - 18th March, 2016)

    The membership voted Charlie Whittier a lifetime member designation in recognition to years of HYC service and participation in many sailing events and regattas – Congrats Charlie!


    Hugh Freund and his “Team Valiant” takes 1st Place for the 2016 Sonar Class Association Midwinter Championship!!

    (News - 8th March, 2016)

    Rick Doerr Midwinter copyThe SCA Midwinter Championship once again provided spectacular weather and 9 great races over the 3 day weekend. This year’s version also included several top contenders for the Rio Paralympics, and was the first time ever an SCA sanctioned regatta was sailed as an Appendix B event, which limits the racing to 2 sails and the addition of a whisker pole.

    The SCA Midwinter Championship not only featured some great racing by Paralympic contenders, but also with Wounded Warrior teams from USA and GBR competing, it made it an even more rewarding experience featuring great camaraderie and sportsmanship between the disabled sailors and non disabled alike.

    In the end, Team Valiant with Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund took first place with 24 points. Second went to Team Bandit, helmed by Andy Fisher, with 26 points. Third was Team CAN 835 with 27.

    Full results here: http://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eid=1588

    Rick Doerr’s debrief can be seen by clicking on  More Info…“ 


    HYC members rendezvous in Auckland!

    (News - 15th February, 2016)

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    HYC members Ned Merrick and Eric Oransky rendezvous in Auckland!

    Track Eric here;

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    Sea Semester SSVRobert C. Seamans

    http://www.sea.edu/ships_crew/seamans

    News and About the SSVRobert C. Seamans

    http://www.sea.edu/sea_currents/category/news


    A Beautiful Winter’s day at HYC!

    (News - 25th January, 2016)

    FullSizeRender1Click to view Pictures of a Beautiful Winters day at the club.

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    2015 Punch Bowl Results

    (News, Race Results - 21st September, 2015)

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    1st – Milady

    2nd – Zulu

    3rd –  Sleigh Ride

    Beagle, LeRoy, August Sun, Criminal Mischief, Inseparable and Peder’s Parade all enjoyed the pursuit race with anchor start sailing around the islands on a beautiful day!


    Wednesday Series The scores for 2015

    (News - 30th July, 2015)

    Here are the results of the 2015 Wednesday Night racing. Congratulations to

    PHRF Winner Persistence

    Cruising Class Winner Peder’s Parade

    Sonars Winner Zulu

    See more results: http://hyc.cc/?p=4851

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    HYC Regatta Race Results 2015

    (News, Race Results - 18th July, 2015)

    HYC Regatta Results 2015

    11709378_895416920497759_7138336717239208942_nHYC member’s had a great showing in the HYC regatta. Kris Jennings skippering “Milady” came in 2nd overall and 1st in Class C, while Nat Henshaw skippering “Beagle” came in 5th overall and 1st in Class A.

    It was a beautiful summer day with 10-14 knot southeasterly and a great sail was had by all!  Many thanks to the race committee and all the volunteers, Bill & Mary Foster, Stu MacDonald, Adam White, Nat Henshaw and Bill Ginn and all the food volunteers, Gritty’s for the beer. The food after the race was truly fabulous!

     

    Thanks to all the participants! See you next year!


    Vice Commodore Kaufman Liaises with Barbados Yacht Club and Exchanges Burgees

    (News - 17th July, 2015)

    Vice Commodore Kaufman Liaises with Barbados Yacht Club and Exchanges Burgees

    On February 24th, 2015 Dave Kaufman met with  Tessa Prescod, the Secretary/Manager of The Barbados Yacht Club,  seen here during the exchange.

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    The Barbados Yacht Club has in excess of 1,000 members. Tessa was impressed with our youth sailing program and efforts to offer scholarships to youngsters. Tessa was very welcoming, they have a beautiful robust club featuring large facilities and multiple dining and drinking venues. Tessa as well acknowledged issues surrounding the aging of their membership.

    HYC Burgee Exchange Program HYC encourages its members to exchange burgees with other yacht clubs they visit.  Learn more here;

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    Advertising on the HYC website is available for 2015!

    (News - 21st June, 2015)

    We are pleased to this great opportunity to promote your business to our members and HYC website visitors. In 2014 we had 10 advertisers with over 30,000 ad impressions from site visits and average of 135 clicks on each of our advertisers ads.  So if you interested these spots will be reserved on a 1st come (contacted and contracted) 1st served basis. Your ad will appear from June 1st to May 31st 2015 and will cost as little as $100 for side bar placement or $200 for larger ad banner.

    Contact  < webmaster.hyc@gmail.com> – to reserve your advertising spot and get the HYC advertising specifications.

     


    Rip rap, rocks and rose bushes “Work Underway”

    (News - 20th April, 2015)
    IMG_0209The stone “toe” on the southwest edge of the property was sinking into the mud giving the lawn and rose hedge a serious downward tilt. The Board with several members helping made plans for work from the mean high water mark up to add rocks of multiple sizes, carefully placing by machine, not dumped; doing this in the off season having a minimal impact on the plantings and walkway. HYC submitted a Permit By Rule to the Department of Environmental Protection.
    Watch the work progress here: https://youtu.be/p5ZgkEY2slk

    WELCOME NEW ASSOCIATES AND ACTIVE MEMBERS

    (News - 30th December, 2014)

    HYC LogoWELCOME NEW MEMBERS

    Harraseeket Yacht Club is pleased to welcome many New Associates and Active Members. New Associates are encouraged to attend the club’s social events and to get involved in volunteer activities.  It’s great to see so many new faces.

    New Associates

    Ann and Jim Cram

    Rosemary and Peter Richter

    Judy and Sam Parkhill

    Abbie Sewall and Paul Mentag

    Betsy and Erik Peters

    Deborah and Gregory Link

    William Creighton

    New Active Members

    Jessica Klein

    Allison Merrick

    Allison Taisey

    Mallory Cudlitz

    Hugh Freund

    Mary Hudson

    Jill and Ken Ryan

    Debby Olken

    Nat and Betsey White

    Amy and Tod Yankee

    Welcome aboard!


    Kayak & Laser Storage for 2015

    (News - 28th December, 2014)

    Members who want handy access to the water with their Laser or kayaks can now rent one of the 420 racks for during the Youth Sailing Program season (limited periods during the season).

    The rental fee is only $50 for eight weeks (during the sailing program).

    If you are interested, please mail a check to HYC, PO Box 82, South Freeport 04078 to reserve your spot! First pay, first served!  We only have 12 spaces to rent so please plan ahead if you are interested. Any kayaks or Lasers not placed on a paid rack will be removed from the HYC premises in an effort to keep the grounds neat and orderly. Thanks!

    Contact David Dickison dinghytie.hyc@gmail.com


    ” Save the Date ” HYC Annual Meeting September 12th 5:00PM

    (News - 22nd December, 2014)

    Join in the fun September 12th starting with the HYC Punch Bowl (skippers meeting 10:30AM) and then our annual meeting followed by cocktails and lobster bake.

    IMG_24985:00PM sharp the annual meeting will start. The lobster bake and barbecue will follow at 6:00PM.

    DINNER ORDERS MUST BE IN BY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH! We need lots of salads and deserts from each family! Please indicate what you will bring when you place your food order. Please indicate your choice of lobster, chicken, hamburg or hotdog, by emailing your requested dinner order to Marjorie Eno at  m.b.eno74@gmail.com or call her at 318-0445.

    Annual meeting agenda will include consideration of ( To see the agenda details, login to the members only section of the website http://hyc.cc/members-login/

    • Budgetary issues
    • By-law changes*
    • Officer elections
    • Awards

    *The by-law changes to consider; moving the deadline for new member applications to October 1st, expand the membership committee and adjust the member probationary period, plus miscellaneous editorial corrections to the bylaws.

    Volunteers Needed

    Click on link below to volunteer to help with set up, clean up and serving for the Dinner. Time slots indicated will be hours earned.

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    or to sign up to help volunteer for other events go to the volunteer section of the HYC website; Click here

     


    Women’s Cup Wednesday Night at 6 p.m. on September 2nd

    (News - 22nd December, 2014)

    2010-Womens-Sailing-300x225The Women’s Cup has been rescheduled to September 2nd and will be run the same as the Weds. Night series. There will be a Sonar Class and PHRF Class (1800 start time). Each boat’s skipper must be a woman. Trophies will be presented at the annual meeting for the 1st place finish in both classes. If there is not a woman on your boat, please invite a friend or club member to take over the helm for the race.

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    So come out and enjoy a great sail!

     


    HYC Annual Punch Bowl Regatta – September 12, 2015, Skippers Meeting 10:30AM

    (News - 18th December, 2014)

    The Punch Bowl Race is a long-standing tradition involving most of the HYC racing community.  Typically, this race is handicapped as a pursuit race and is held the day of the annual membership meeting in early September. Family and friends are welcome to join in the fun!  Signup sheet on club bulletin Board.

    Skippers meeting 1030 at Club House

    • RC will coordinate the starting watch at the skippers meeting
    • RC will hand out scratch sheets with predetermined start times

    Anchor Start** near French’s Cove 1200 PM.

    3379_4435421122142_1970291374_nYour cooperation is needed; this a pursuit race in which the starting times are predetermined based on PHRF rating. If you have any thought of participating it is imperative you contact the RC Chair with your boat type and PHRF numbers with and without spinnaker.  It is all right to not show and you can tell RC just before the start if you are using your spinnaker.

    ** Set anchor near starting line established by RC boat. All sails must be down with at least one tie around them. Based on your starting time on the scratch sheet you will receive at the skipper’s meeting the boats will start to haul anchor and make sail. RC on the water will be monitoring the starts but will not necessarily be hailing each boat.

    Signup sheet on club bulletin Board or

     Sign up by contacting Nathaniel Henshaw Race Committee Chair HYC: racing.hyc@gmail.com

     


    Grub Tub Worlds: with Lasers – Skippers meeting at 1 p.m Sept 19, 2015 In-Harbor 2 p.m. First Gun

    (News - 13th December, 2014)

    10636126_314271385419490_28412635892812144_nYou do not need to be a HYC member to race.  This is a competitive and fun race; There will be two classes, each with its own start:  Grub Tubs and Lasers.  There will be trophies for 1st place and honorable mention for 2nd. So come out and Join the Fun! Read more….

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    BYO Summer Socials at HYC -August 21st

    (News - 2nd December, 2014)

    P1020776_3 copyKick back and unwind from the week at an informal gathering on the deck with club members. The summer socials are held one Friday night a month at 6:00 pm. Bring dinner to grill or just drinks and appetizers and enjoy the evening! Relax with friends and fellow sailors before whatever the rest of the weekend brings:  tweaks on your boat, a couple of days on the water, or other adventures.

    Contact: Stacey Lodato entertainment.hyc@gmail.com


    Save the Date for Float Out 10/24 at 7:00AM / Float-Out volunteers needed!

    (News - 1st December, 2014)

    It might seem hard to believe, but summer will draw to a close in about a month. It’s time to start thinking about Float Out, set for Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 a.m.

    We all know the drill — with enough skilled hands, the work will be done in just a few hours. There are many different jobs requiring a broad range of skill and muscle.

    Anyone interested in volunteering for Float-Out should sign up here:

    signup-now

     

    Thanks

    Waterfront Chair: Hugh Bowen

    E-mail: waterfront.hyc@gmail.com

     


    Perfect Night For the HYC Annual Meeting

    (News - 8th September, 2014)

    IMG_2498View a slide show of this terrific evening!


    2014 HYC Race Results

    (News - 22nd August, 2014)

    Congratulations to “Persistence” and “Sleigh Ride” for winning their Classes in the 2014 series respectfully!

    http://hyc.cc/2014/06/11/2014-race-results/

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    Grub Tub Worlds: with Lasers – Sept 14th In-Harbor 2 p.m. First Gun

    (News - 17th August, 2014)

    DSC03160You do not need to be a HYC member to race.  This is a competitive and fun race; There will be two classes, each with its own start:  Grub Tubs and Lasers.  There will be trophies for 1st place and honorable mention for 2nd. So come out and Join the Fun! Read more….

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    HYC Youth Sailing Awards Night 2014

    (News - 17th August, 2014)

    IMG_0031HYC Youth Sailing came to a close for the 2014 season on Friday with wonderful Awards and Ceremony led by our Coaches. It was a great season for these kids sailing in and around Harraseeket Harbor.

    Awards night slide show: http://youtu.be/2TVi9rgeQqU

    A quote from Finn Hadlock our HYC 2014 Sailing Director sums up his experience;

    “For the past four years I have had the honor of working in this beautiful place. I have sweat here, cried here, had more joy than I could ever imagine, here. Here is where sailors of all kinds can come and find their own strengths, guided by their friends!”

    IMG_0162HYC Youth Sailing Programs facilitates the growth of junior sailing at all levels. Our coaching focuses on supporting youth sailors on all levels looking to develop their skills. Our instructors accomplish this while promoting fun, safety, self-reliance, and good sportsmanship!

    Our program is very successful thanks to the support of these fine young sailors, their families, our coaches and HYC members.

    To learn more about HYC Youth Sailing Here; http://hyc.cc/curriculum/


    Punch Bowl, Annual Meeting and Lobster Bake 9/6

    (News - 1st August, 2014)

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    Saturday 10:30 Skipper’s Meeting/ Punch Bowl

    Annual Meeting 5:30PM Sharp

    Lobster Bake & BBQ  7:00PM

    Order food lobster, chicken, hamburg or hot dog (Dinners must be ordered by Thursday 9/4) via email to Majorie Eno at marjorieeno@yahoo.com or call 318-0445.  We need lot’s of salads and deserts so please indicate what you will bring when you place your food order. BYOB set-ups provided.

    HYC’s Annual Punch Bowl Regatta September 6th

    243215_440015522704570_74513565_oThe Punch Bowl Race is a long-standing tradition involving most of the HYC racing community.  Typically, this race is handicapped as a pursuit race and is held the day of the annual membership meeting in early September. Family and friends are welcome to join in the fun!

    Skippers meeting 1030 at Club House

    • RC will coordinate the starting watch at the skippers meeting
    • RC will hand out scratch sheets with predetermined start times

    Anchor Start** near French’s Cove 1200 PM.

    Your cooperation is needed; this a pursuit race in which the starting times are predetermined based on PHRF rating. If you have any thought of participating it is imperative you contact the RC Chair with your boat type and PHRF numbers with and without spinnaker.  It is all right to not show and you can tell RC just before the start if you are using your spinnaker.

    ** Set anchor near starting line established by RC boat. All sails must be down with at least one tie around them. Based on your starting time on the scratch sheet you will receive at the skipper’s meeting the boats will start to haul anchor and make sail. RC on the water will be monitoring the starts but will not necessarily be hailing each boat.

     Sign up by contacting Nathaniel Henshaw Race Committee Chair HYC: racing.hyc@gmail.com


    HYC’s Summer cruise was a great success!

    (News - 27th July, 2014)

    It was a great cruise, perfect weather and a lot of fun on the water with HYC friends.

    See our picture slide show here: http://youtu.be/i2xI6y2bFVw

    IMG_2259On Friday July 18th 8 vessels met in Snow Island with a great raft up cocktail party. The appetizers provided by everyone were terrific and the sunset was perfect.

    Saturday AM there were several swimmers with the water at 70 + degrees. Cliff caught two stripers before breakfast. There were lots of dinghy breakfast visits before moving on to Robin Hood. The seas and wind were relatively calm. A couple of us stopped at Seguin. The Soule’s entertained us for cocktail hour in The Robin hood anchorage. Robin hood has a great anchorage and plenty of moorings and several of us went a shore for walks, ice and showers are also provided. We had dinner reservations at the Osprey Restaurant. The fish tacos were the popular meal and the service was great.

    We had a very leisurely morning on Sunday before departing for Gay Island in Muscungus Bay with a lobster dinner at Grillo’s beautiful home.  Everyone one bought salads, appetizers and plenty of deserts.  Oh and Linda’s blue berry cake was soooo good! What a great location for our final night with such get hosts. A few of us spent the night in a beautiful cove and anchorage near by.

    Thanks go out to everyone especially Linda Bob Harroff and Morris Hancock and Lynn Peyton for organizing this great cruise.


    Agreement reached between HYC and the Freeport Shellfish Commission

    (News - 20th July, 2014)

    The HYC Board wants members to be aware of an agreement reached between HYC and the Freeport Shellfish Commission. Under the supervision of the Shellfish Commission, ads have been running in newspapers and town cable channels alerting all clammers of the pending lottery for 4 mud flat parking sticker holders and also four “clam pick up” sticker holders to use our launch area permitted by HYC. Applications will be available Thursday, to which each application has our agreed letter of understanding attached. Applicants can be both Freeport residents and non-residents; no students. Applications are available until the following Thursday, July 3rd, with the lottery drawing taking place on Monday, July 7, under Freeport town council supervision.

    UnknownFor the details of the agreement see the agreement between HYC and Shellfish Commission: Click Here: HYC clammer agreement


    HYC Regatta 2014 Results

    (News, Race Results - 29th June, 2014)

    HYC Regatta 2014 Results

    A very close finish. Only 6 Seconds separated Milady & Beagle! for the over all win…

    A great sail was had by all!  Many thanks to the race committee and all the volunteers, Bill & Mary Foster, Stu MacDonald, Adam White, Ross Cudlitz, Nat Henshaw and Vicky Smith with the food volunteers, Gritty’s for the beer, Faith Baker for the great pics. Thanks to all the participants! See you next year!

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    HYC cruise July 18 thru July 21st

    (News - 28th June, 2014)

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin in the HYC cruise and add this cruise to your summer outing plans.  Join in and spend time on the water with HYC friends.

    Friday July 18th Day 1; Snow Island

    Saturday July 19th Day 2; Robinhood Marina, dinner at the Osprey Restaurant ( make your own mooring reservations)

    Sunday July 20th Day 3; Muscungus Bay, Gay Island and dinner with the Grillo’s. The Grillo’s are excited about hosting the cruise group for day 3 at their camp on Gay Island. John said that he has a mooring in the cove nearby that could hold a couple of boats and good holding ground in the cove for other boats.  If people want to come by car John can pick them up in Friendship to get them to the island.  Depending upon the number of people we could possibly have a Lobster Bake or just do a BYOB Barbeque at his place.

    There is a sign-up sheet at the club so join the fun!

    Please reply to the following cruise contacts with your ideas.

    Contact:Morris Hancock, Lin Peyton (gargoyle1107@comcast.net); or  Linda and Bob Harroff (dodger79@comcast.net)

    We have had a GREAT time in previous cruises and would like to see more of you. Here is a slide show of Photo’s from 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nyQpKCGDtw

    The date of the cruise will be from July 18 thru July 21st.


    Feathers Fly as New Pigeon Dung Program is offered at HYC

    (News - 30th April, 2014)

    HYC ‘s deck has become a home for scruffy pigeons. They have become squatters and in essence HYC is 10321778_829607377067439_5569800980426930916_oproviding sanctuary for pigeons as they have taken over our porch.

     

    Homeless-but-Sharing-the-meal-with-the-pigeonsBy eminent domain these pigeons had begun the proceedings to become members by eating and drinking  on the porch like most HYC members do. (Oh and adding dung)

     

     

     

    artworks-000004771248-5g61or-cropThe HYC directory did not offer any answers to pigeon membership and certainly the HYC membership committee did not want a long pigeon membership waiting list.

     

     

     

    photo-2So the HYC Board consulted and volunteer Hugh Bowen offered to step forward. Thanks Hugh Bowen for building pigeon baffles and putting them in place in the rafters on the HYC deck.

    Thanks Hugh Bowen for your volunteer efforts!

    No more pigeons…maybe? Stay tuned!

     


    Great Float In and support from so many great volunteers

    (News - 16th April, 2014)

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    HYC Social/Picnic Supper August 22nd 6:00PM till?

    (News - 1st February, 2014)

    Bring your dinner and drinks and join members on the deck for a light supper and opportunity to visit. There isn’t any structured program… use the HYC grilles, just come on down with your own supper and unwind from the week!

    Contact Ray Ramage entertainment.hyc@gmail.com


    Punch Bowl Results 2013

    (News, Race Results - 9th September, 2013)

    It was a beautiful day for a Punch Bowl Race. Great weather 8-15 SSW 13.2 mile course around the islands.

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    Congratulations to

    1st. Persistence 2 – Bill Full/Spencer Drake

    2cd Milady – Kris Jennings

    3rd Dire Straits – Jeff Whiting

    Thank you Dale and Carol Hudson our Punch Bowl RC.


    Grub Tub Worlds 2013 Results

    (News, Race Results - 9th September, 2013)

    DSC03176Participants: Tim Baker, Chip Loheed, Janice Mildram and Ross Cudlitz

    Scoring: Tim Baker maintained his club championship though Chip Loheed put up a fight. The rest of us were just fodder.

    Tim Baker 1st

    Chip Loheed 2nd

    Janice Mildram 3rd

    Ross Cudlitz 4th

    Squirrely shifting winds NW-SW, gusting from 5-20 knots. Many thanks to Alan Loeschner and Maggie Loheed for being RC and safety boat.

    Lasers did not have enough boats to compete (1)

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    HYC Membership Committee Census Results (Winter 2013)

    (News - 13th March, 2013)

    Rear Commodore David Kent and his Membership Committee have done a terrific job and analyzed the results of the census that was sent out with your annual bills. This committee has some very interesting things to report. Yes, as we suspected the club is greying and we need to find ways to bring down the average age of our membership. The committee has come up with some great ideas… stay tuned!

    Login in here and take a look at the census results for yourself


    2012 Awards presented at the Annual Meeting:

    (News - 13th September, 2012)

    Heritage Award– Malcom Poole

    Awarded to the member, who by good seamanship, an adventurous spirit, a willingness to share knowledge and an abiding love of the sea, has promoted boating in a way that honors the values that Bill Hadlock embodied in his life.

    Sportsmanship Award – Hugh Freund

    Awarded to a member whose enthusiasm for the Club is demonstrated on and off the race course.

    Offshore Trophy – Morris Hancock

    Awarded to the sailor or sailors with the best offshore race finish and/or who navigate blue water flying the HYC burgee.

    Commodore’s Award for Volunteerism – Cliff George

    Given to a member or members who have worked tirelessly in support of club activities and programs.

    2012 HYC Race Awards

    Sonar Summer Series:

    1st Place – Zulu – Tim Baker

    2nd Place – Interim – Ross Cudlitz

    3rd Place – Dire Straits– Jeff Whiting

    PHRF Summer Series:

    1st Place –   Beagle – Nat Henshaw

    2nd Place – Persistence2 – Bill Full & Spencer Drake

    3rd Place – Milady – Kris Jennings

    Sonar Helmsperson:

    1st Place – Dire Straits – Faith Baker

    2nd Place – Interim – Mallory Cudlitz

    3rd Place – Slieghride – John Pier

    PHRF Helmsperson:

    1st Place – Beagle – Nancy Bruckheimer

    2nd Place – Wishing Star – Chip Lawrence

    3rd Place – Milady – Emily Jennings

    Sonar Women’s Cup:

    1st Place – Blitz – Laura George

    2nd Place – Dire Straits – Faith Baker

    3rd Place – Zulu – Kate Macdonald

    PHRF Women’s Cup:

    1st Place – Big Dog Party – Ellis Price

    2nd Place – Milady – Emily Jennings

    3rd Place – Duckling – Kathleen Keegan

    Punch Bowl:

    1st Place – Zulu – Tim Baker

    2nd Place – Duckling – Carter Becker

    3rd Place – Sleighride– Dale Hudson

    2012 Grub Tubs and Lasers – Canceled no wind.

     


    Punch Bowl 2012

    (News, Race Results - 11th September, 2012)

    A beautiful day with 25 -30 knots of wind and I believe all sailors would agree “One of the Best Courses Ever!” We had a great turn out of 13 boats and thanks to Race Committee Henry Bliss for his work.

    Congratulations to  Tim Baker in Zulu for winning the 2012 pursuit Punch Bowl Race!

    2nd Place – Duckling – Carter Becker

    3rd Place – Sleighride– Dale Hudson

    Punch Bowl 2012 Results

    Some comments from our HYC FaceBook page as follows

    http://www.facebook.com/Harraseeket

    Great footage “I feel Seasick!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzVpiiDubo&feature=share

    So jealous!! Huff ‘n Puff on a fly- in the Punch Bowl 2012

    They  (Duckling) were having cocktails and hors d’oevres in Duckling while we in Zulu we were on screaming planes in 25+ knot gusts, having the best sail in years, and hanging on for dear life!


    Helmsperson Race Results 2012

    (News, Race Results - 23rd August, 2012)

    Sonar Helmsperson:

    1st Place – Dire Straits – Faith Baker

    2nd Place – Interim – Mallory Cudlitz

    3rd Place – Slieghride – John Pier

    PHRF Helmsperson:

    1st Place – Beagle – Nancy Bruckheimer

    2nd Place – Wishing Star – Chip Lawrence

    3rd Place – Milady – Emily Jennings

    All participant results   Helmsperson Race 2012


    HYC Summer Cruise – July 27-29 2012

    (News - 3rd July, 2012)

    Sign up sheet for this cruise on the HYC Bulletin @ the club house!

     

    Come join us for the annual HYC Summer Cruise. Friday night we’ll meet at Snow Island with an HYC gathering on one of our boats, to be determined, for appetizers at 6:00.

    On Saturday, we’ll head up the Sheepscot River to a great place that’s off the typical cruising path- Robinhood Marina. Moorings at Robinhood to be made by each boat, at 371-2525. After arriving at Robinhood, those interested can go for a walk on land, explore area in our dinghies, etc .

    http://robinhoodmarinecenter.com/osprey-restaurant

    We checked out the marina last month and it has changed a lot for the better since our last visit a decade ago. It’s a full-service marina, with very nice facilities, pleasant staff. Below is a link to a few pictures for those who also haven’t been there recently. Dinner will be at the marina’s fine restaurant, the Osprey. Please let Linda and Bob Harroff (dodger79@comcast.net) know if you will be coming to the dinner at the Osprey.

    We will make dinner reservations for 6:30PM.

    Sunday we will go on to Muscungus Bay, to an anchorage to be determined based on weather and wind, for another fun gathering of HYC boating friends. This year, we are interested in ideas other than Harbor Island.

    Look forward to seeing many of you on the 27th at Snow Island.

    Linda and Bob Harroff
    Lin Peyton and Morris Hancock

     

     

     

     


    HYC Regatta Results/ From Ross Cudlitz HYC Race Committee Chairman

    (News, Race Results - 30th June, 2012)

    The HYC Regatta was held last Saturday (June 30th) as part of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Associations’ series. It’s a fun and interesting pursuit race format that provides a staggered start and always keeps the HYC race committee on their toes!

    Pictures ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzenhTiixE

    The wind at noon was very light but as predicted strengthened to 10-12 knots to make it easy for the fleet of 22 boats to finish the 8-mile course. The course started from Mosers and went out to Whaleboat, then down and around Lower Goose then back to finish at Mosers. Many HYC members and several Casco Bay Yacht Clubs participated. There were also many spectator boats.

    Bill and Mary Foster along with Peter Gerquest provided a great race Committee and Huge Thank – You!  Post race Bill Ginn provided fabulous appetizers and dinner including lasagna, salads and fresh strawberry ice cream sundaes for desert feeding all the skippers and crew. For our sailing thirst we wish to Thank Gritty’s for two kegs of their finest beer.

    We certainly would like to increase the participation every year. So come out and join this race next year. Enjoy a day on the bay with friends. This race is designed for everyone. Whether you are out for a family race or serious competition, this race has it all.

    Racing Class A:

    • 1st Revolution
    • 2nd Buzz
    • 3rd Tamarack

    Racing Class B:

    • 1st White Hawk
    • 2nd Blitz
    • 3rd C-Cure

    Cruising Class:

    • 1ST Imagine
    • 2ndHonalee
    • 3rd Duckling

     


    It may be winter but things are heating up for the 2012 Season

    (News - 22nd January, 2012)

    Lots of things are in the works for the 2012 season. Commadore John Karp and the Board will be rolling out all the info in your packet that will be arriving soon (I’m sure you got the email he sent out …..right??) but here are a few of the highlights for this season:

    The Sailing Program: Bentley has the program well underway and Information, Fees, and Dates are posted.

    New Volunteer Program: A new system to make it easier to get involved.

    Racing:We will have some new twists this year with Ross Cutlitz leading the charge, Please email racing.hyc@gmail.com if you would like to suggest any additional ideas (he got a few great ones already planned)

    Lecture series: Topics will include:

    1. Safety Afloat
    2. Casco Bay and whats being done to protect it
    3. Diesel Engine Overview (The things you really should know to get you back to the mooring)
    4. Women at Sea
    5. Any other topics???

     

    Dinner @ the Club Starting in June with Bring your own meal and beverage

    Dates and Locations are now posted on the calendar.

    More to come as the season approaches!


    2011 Docks out This ia SOOOO much Fun! A Video to end the season!

    (News - 7th November, 2011)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk4w-yNoNGs

    In case you missed our Face Book post here is the link to our latest unrated flick from our yeoman videographer. What a great way to document the end of the season.


    2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics are National Champions!

    (News - 28th September, 2011)

    Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), a 2008 Paralympian, with crew Brad Kendall (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won the Sonar fleet with a 2-1-1-3 scoring line. They won by two points over skipper 2000 Paralympian Paul Callahan (Cape Coral, Fla.) and crew Tom Brown (Castine, Maine) and Bradley Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.).

    “It was a challenge all weekend,” said Doerr. “The breeze was up and down, and there was a ton of current. I think we did a good job keeping the competition in our sights. We wanted to make a statement that to go through the Trials you have to go through us.”

    Congratulation to Hugh and his team!


    2011 Punch Bowl Race video

    (Blog, News - 12th September, 2011)


    2011 Video of the Annual Meeting and Clambake

    (Blog, News - 12th September, 2011)

    What a gorgeous night for a Clambake. Enjoy the

    Video/Slide show!