July 22, 2017
 South Freeport, ME
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  • ” 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.

    signup-now

     

    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.

    Women’s Cup Flyer

    2015 Women’s Cup NOR

    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….

    2015 Grub Tub Worlds – Laser Challenge NOR


    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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    2014 HYC Youth Sailing! “What an Amazing Year”!

    (News, YSP News - 22nd August, 2014)
    Please check out HYCsails.wordpress.com.

    HYCsails.wordpress.com will give you an inside look at HYC Youth Sailing Program in 2014 with photos, videos, and comments from our fantastic instructors!
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    Here is a Great Video from the instructors made from the entire year:
    IMG_0162HYC Youth Sailing came to a close for the 2014 season on August 15th with a wonderful Awards Ceremony led by our Coaches. It was a great season for these kids sailing in and around Harraseeket Harbor. Here is the HYC Youth Sailing Awards Night 2014 picture slide show video: http://youtu.be/2TVi9rgeQqU
    A quote from Finn Hadlock our HYC 2014 Sailing Director sums up his experience;

    IMG_9076 - Version 2“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!”

    HYC 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/

    2014 Youth Sailing Awards

    Grubby Douglas Award – Emelia vonSaltza Instructor

    Given to an instructor in the sailing program.  The chair of the sailing program chooses this award. The “Grubby” Douglas Award is awarded to the exceptional Sailing Program Instructor who, through their teaching skills, embodies Grubby’s natural teaching gift.  Grubby’s patience and the non-judgmental learning atmosphere he created which inspired his students to find their own strengths, guided by a friend, define this gift.

     Sea Lark Award – Enrique Ruiz

    Awarded to the ” most improved” Sailing program participant.

     Stuart F. MacDonald – Carolina Jimenez

    Awarded to the “most improved racing ” sailor and for “good sportsmanship”

    Youth Program Optimist Champion – Jacob Selian

    Club 420 State of Maine Championship – Joey Chomyn / Emily Jennings

    Matt and T.J. Award -Nathan Selian & Jacob Selian

     


    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….

    2014 Grub Tub Worlds – Laser Challenge NOR


    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


    8th Annual HYC Youth Regatta 2012 (Kid’s Eye View from Opti’s Day 2)

    (News, YSP News - 6th August, 2012)

    Day 2 (August 3rd) This video features the 75 or so Opti sailors. Oh what fun they had. This event could not happen without the enthusiastic help of all of our HYC volunteer members, Youth Sailing Parents and HYC Sailing Instructors! A great cook out on the barge a swim and awards for the two-day event topped off a great day for these young sailors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDdnfCc4Tag

     


    HYC Youth Regatta Video of Day 1 August 2nd

    (News, YSP News - 5th August, 2012)

    Day 1 (August 2nd) and it happened with the enthusiastic help of all of our volunteer members, Youth Sailing Parents and Sailing  Instructors!  Fog and light air got us off to a late start but the 420′s were able to pull off two races!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy1jV1WSF0U


    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!

     


    2011 Youth Regatta Results and Wrap Up

    (News, Race Results, YSP News - 6th August, 2011)

    Here are the Results

    2011 Youth Regatta Results-All Classes

    The HYC FaceBook Page will also have Photos and Movies so check back often for updates.

    As you’ve probably seen and heard, this year’s Youth Regatta was another example of what makes HYC so special. Hosting 91 boats, 117 sailors with their coaches and some parents, we had a small army of volunteers who made it all happen.  Here’s a brief rundown of everyone’s contributions, many of which began in the weeks prior to the Regatta.

    • Brenda Collins and Carol Hudson greeted the sailors on Thursday morning with breakfast.
    • Denley Poor and Susan McCracken ran the registration table, while Jeb McCarty and Tom Tobey directed   the flow of cars, trucks and boat trailers as the sailors arrived to unload, launch and prepare for the competition.
    • Cynthia Selinger and Karen Bikulcius made and delivered bag lunches for everyone.
    • With a delayed harbor start, Bob Grout piloted Jack Thomas’s “Dark & Stormy” as the 420/ Laser RC boat put out to the bay with Frank Pizzo and his crew.
    • Finn Hadlock and Cliff George handled the 420/ Laser marks; Max Jennings and myself tended the marks for the Optimist course.
    • Sarah Kent with help from Claire Henry, directed the Optimist course RC work (60 boats!).
    • Peter McCracken, John Lincoln and the Prices’ provided parents and friends with boats to watch the action.
    • Meanwhile back at the club, Tim Baker caught up on his summer reading while handling the scoring as the results were called in.
    • Beth Ahearn joined Julie Freund, Kristen Bailey, Peg Willauer, Sandi Goolden, Susan Martling, Romey Brown, June Chomyn, Cindy Burroughs and others in serving up a great lasagna dinner for all the competitors after the races on Thursday evening.
    • On Thursday night, the Prices’s, Stephanie Paine, Vicki Smith and Pat Phillips hosted sailors from Christmas Cove and Boothbay.
    • Mabel Gerquist helped Sue Jennings put on breakfast Friday morning.
    • The 420/ Laser Race Committee crew got additional help on Friday from Bob Santomena and Tom & Kevin Schwarm.
    • Sue Hadlock hosted a gang of parents and friends spectating on “Tangent” as did the Peter and Weezie on “Big Dog Party”
    • Anne & Rob Fuehrer, Cindy & Spencer Drake, June Chomyn, Pat Nash, Pat Phillips and Katie Siemen arrived on the scene with Carter Becker on the “Barge”. Their collective efforts resulted in another fantastic post-race, on-the -water cookout. As I heard one young sailor say to another on Friday morning “….the best darn hamburger you’ll ever have.”

    Many thanks to all who helped the sailors haul and pack their boats and gear  – and especially those that cleaned up the Club afterwards. Also, much appreciation to Frank Pizzo and all the Instructors!
    I’m sure I’ve overlooked several dozen, my apologies.
    Well done !!
    Henry

    Here are the Results

    The HYC FaceBook Page will also have Photos and Movies so check back often for updates.


    2011 HYC Youth Regatta Video

    (Blog, News - 6th August, 2011)


    2011 HYC Regatta Results

    (News - 27th June, 2011)

    The HYC Regatta took place on Saturday June 25th.  This GMORA event drew 24 boats
    (albeit a couple scratched due to lack of wind) and had some exciting finishes.
    We had a light breeze for most of the race but did have to shorten the course and finish
    at the can off Goose.  We did have to call the race at 4pm but, unlike last year, most boats
    finished.  Here are the top finishes for each class click here for complete results .We also have posted on Facebook a short film for all to enjoy

    CLASS A RESULTS

    1. BIG DOG PARTY – Peter Price
    2. BEAGLE – Nat Henshaw
    3. BUZZ – Richard Stevenson

    CLASS B RESULTS

    1. WHITE HAWK – Tim Tolford
    2. CAT’S PAW – Butch Minson
    3. HONALEE – Dick Stevens

    CLASS C RESULTS

    1. RITA P – Randy & Gail Rice
    2. C CURE – Harry Hepburn

    An event like this can only happen with great volunteers and I cannot thank enough (the following):

    Bill & Mary Foster & Peter Gerquest – Race Committee
    Bill Ginn – Post-Race Meal
    Faith Baker – Awards
    Peter Price – Registration
    Randy Rice & Sandi Colburn – Misc. Registration help

    Thanks very much,

    Stuart MacDonald
    HYC Race Chair


    HYC SPRING 2011 NEWSLETTER

    (News - 13th May, 2011)

    Click here to read our Spring 2011 HYC Newsletter on Facebook


    2010 Grub Tub Worlds

    (News, Race Results - 27th September, 2010)

    Tim Baker swept with 6 1St places for 4.5 points

    Ben Niles finished wit 14 points for 2cd

    And Chip Loheed came in a close 3rd with 16 points

    Unfortunately the Dyer could not withstand the grueling pace and lost its centerboard in the third race, hence DNF


    2010 Annual Meeting Awards

    (News - 17th September, 2010)

    2010 Awards presented at the Annual Meeting:

    1. Commodore’s Award for Volunteerism –Lev Davis
    Given to a member or members who have worked tirelessly in support of club activities and programs.

    2. Heritage Award.  – Barney and Caroline Baker
    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.

    3. Sportsmanship Award -Stuart MacDonald
    Awarded to a member whose enthusiasm for the Club is demonstrated on and off the race course.

    4. Offshore Trophy: Paul and Lise Dunn
    Awarded to the sailor or sailors with the best offshore race finish and/or who navigate blue water flying the HYC burgee.

    Life Membership: No Life Members nominated this year


    2010 Youth Regatta was a Blast! – Results

    (News, YSP News - 9th August, 2010)

    Imported Photos 00058The 2010 HYC Youth Regatta and 420 State of Maine Championship was a great time by all involved and it couldn’t have happened without all the enthusiastic help of all of our members and Sailing  Instructors! With over 100 junior sailors racing over two days in challenging conditions from fog one day to large wind shifts on the second day the team on two lines was able to get off enough races to allow a throw out. Friday was the highlight with racing completed in time to have our famous Barge Barbecue out on the race course.

    Here are the results:

    2010-420 State of Maine Championship

    2010 Laser Results

    2010 Opti Green Results

    2010 Opti RWB Results

    Pictures are on the photo link and more will follow as we round them up.

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    2011 Women’s Sailing Clinic Finished on a Great Note

    (News - 4th August, 2010)

    2010 Womens SailingThe first HYC Women’s Sailing Program in many years turned out to be a popular and successful event. The four week program held on Monday evenings provided great weather and a few windy evenings to challenge the students in the 420′s. Short lessons were followed by rigging and on the water practice.  The evenings ended with chalk talks, knot tying,  and social time to discuss: “who ever came up with the idea of a hiking stick!?”

    Many thanks to all the participants and instructors for making this a fun and productive series.  We hope to see many of you again next year!


    2010 HYC Regatta Results

    (News - 27th June, 2010)

    I just wanted to write a quick message to thank everyone who participated in the 2010 HYC Regatta.  We had a good breeze for 2/3 of the race and then the rain clouds sucked the wind out of the bay.  We did have to call the race at 4pm with only 5 class A boats finished.  In all we had 19 boats participate and I hope all had a good day regardless of the way the race ended.

    Thank you to Bill & Mary Foster, Peter Gerquest, Sandy Dickison, Bill Ginn, Eliza Ginn, Faith Baker, Spencer Drake, Sandi Colburn & the Rices for helping to make this regatta go this year!

    Thanks very much,

    Stuart MacDonald

    HYC Race Chair

    Overall finishes: 2010 HYC Regatta Results

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    1. County Girl #223
    2. Keemah #240
    3. Big Dog Party #50939

    4. Phoenix #87668
    5.Family Wagon #52933

     

    More Photos (Best viewed with Firefox Browser)


    Jan Newlin Memorial Fund is complete, Dedication Spring 2010

    (News - 25th June, 2010)

    This fund was successful in providing a beautiful Granite Bench in memory of Jan Newlin to overlook the Harbor. Cliff George has put together a short video of the dedication for all to see

     

    A granite bench for under the flagpole has been on the club wish list for a number of years.  We would like to start a small fundraising campaign to buy and install a granite bench and dedicate it in memory of Jan Newlin. If you would like more information on how to donate please click on the link below.

    Newlin Memorial Granite Bench Fundraising Letter


    HYC mourns the passing of John White

    (News - 22nd April, 2010)

    HYC mourns the passing of John White. He was a founding and life-member of HYC. He was a good man from a great generation who will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=john-william-loud-white&pid=141993985


    HYC Store is up and running!

    (News - 4th November, 2009)

    You can now purchase HYC gear through the web site with a choice of two different Logo styles(calm and gale), please check out all the neat products you can purchase with the HYC logo. Click on the Store in the top right of the web site.


    2009 Volunteer Recognition

    (News - 26th October, 2009)

    The 2009 Board of Directors wish to recognize the following individuals for their commitment to the success of HYC for the summer of 2009- Thank you!  

    Sailing Program- Henry Bliss
    Denley Poore
    Tom Schwarm
    Anne Fuehren
    Louise Price
    Spencer Drake

    House – Randy Rice
    Eileen Peterson
    Julie Freund
    Lev Davis
    Elnel Browder

    Race Committee – Stu Macdonald
    Bill Foster
    Peter Gerquest

    General Board assistance
    Ben Niles
    Barney Baker
    Chris Pinkham

    Water Front – Paul Dunn - Dinghy Ties
    Bob Santomenna
    Ted Gribbell

    John Karp dock building & repair
    (We had so much help building floats that we will surely miss more than one.)
    Steve Morrow
    Tom Downing
    Dave Knudsen
    Jonathan St Mary
    Ben MacDonald
    Eric Oransky

    Fleet Captain of Sail
    Malcom Poole

    Entertainment
    Sue Hadlock
    Stephanie Paine


    2009 Annual Awards

    (News - 26th October, 2009)

    2009 Awards presented at the Annual Meeting:

    1. Commodore’s Award for Volunteerism –Randy Rice
    Given to a member or members who have worked tirelessly in support of club activities and programs. –  5 years of dedicated work and retiring from the Board, Randy had so many projects one day he managed all three, roofs, crush stone, and curbing. I was there to take the pictures(see photos on web site). Randy spent so many nice days shingling the club house and so much more. He organized a wonderful group of club house volunteers this year. Randy has promised to keep contributing after retiring from the Board

    2. Heritage Award.  – Sue Hadlock
    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. – Rob Tasiey covered a number of Sue’s enthusastic trips on the bay, not to mention she “summered over” on her boat this year.  
    3. Sportsmanship Award  -Nat Henshaw
    Awarded to a member whose enthusiasm for the Club is demonstrated on and off the race course.
    We all know Nat is a competitor. This award is not for flying spinnaker’s up side down or starboard tacking Bill Full appropriately, or for picking up so many crew members right off the dock and getting so many members and guest out sailing at the spur of the moment. It’s for all these reasons and Nat’s  “spirit” for sailing that his “crew” more than anyone  else can understand!
    4. Offshore Trophy: Cameron Grillo
    Awarded to the sailor or sailors with the best offshore race finish and/or who navigate blue water flying the HYC burgee - Who has heard of Auckland, NZ. up to Opua and or a sail over to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and, or finally across the Coral Sea to Cairns on to the Great Barrier reef in Australia. horizins were hugely expanded during his three months sailing with Nat and Betsy White. Nat White Stated “Cam is a fine sailor and was a great help aboard BAHATI during some challenging passages! He also learned to do some deep-sea trolling and filleted his first mahi-mahi almost as big and probably as old as he is!! Cam is comfortable up the rig, under the boat and under any sailing conditions. He is not afraid to handle sails in rough conditions and yet he is careful not to take unnecessary risks”. BAHATI and HYC members say cheers all round for Cameron!Cam’s.net/bahatihttp://www.

    Life Membership: The Board has nominated and passed the following for Life Membership.

    Dick Bowen: was a Board Member for several years, commodore 1979-1981. Dick was involved in areas of the club including a major force behind promoting the interclubs . Dick and his wife as being very involved in the sailing program for many years He was very involved with the building of the present clubhouse after the old shack was washed out. Back when he was racing his Ensign “Railroad”. His enthusiasm for the Club and his sportsmanship, on and off the water, has always been notable. I believe he is very deserving of this honor.

    Widgery Thomas: The Thomas Family came to South Freeport in the summer of 1965 in Andiamo towing our turnabout “Snap”. That summer the family lived in the boathouse next to HYC. This started his involvement in all aspects of HYC. Widgery served on the board and was commodore in 1970. Widgery changed from power to sail as his love of sailing grew. Patience, Quickstep, and Cockle came and went. Cockle was his favorite and his only winning boat. He won the Friendship sloop regatta. Widgery shared his love of the Maine coast and sailing with the family spending one and two week cruises every summer.  He took great pleasure in having a good “white knuckle” sail.


    2009 “Wild Ride” – Grub Tub Worlds

    (News, Race Results - 20th September, 2009)

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    September 19, 2009; HYC, South Freeport, Maine

    The Grub Tub World Championships were held here today on a beautiful, gusty September afternoon. The “Grub Tub”, a wonderful sailing dinghy designed and built by Henry “Grubby” Douglas, has a long history in this harbor and at HYC. This sailing event hasn’t been held for a quite a few years, but thanks to Stuart MacDonald, Cliff George and a few others, a small fleet of six “Tubs” entered the competition. Heidi Bishop, Jeff Whiting, Faith Baker, Henry Bliss, Ben Niles and Tim Baker launched their boats and braved a wild, gusty breeze generally (using the term mildly) from the Northwest. As most recalled from past GT Worlds, these conditions are the norm. The word “attrition” was heard quite often afterwards as three of the six Tubs had to retire due to multiple dunks in the drink. Regardless, everyone showed their skill and sportsmanship. Thanks to Ross Cudlitz for running the show, Cliff & Laura George and Susie Soule for the cheering section – as well as bailing a lot of water!

    Final Results

    1st   Ben Niles

    2nd   Henry Bliss

    3rd  Tim Baker

    Photos have been posted (taken by Susie Soule)

    Additional notes from the race committee (with additional photos posted):

    Great race, congrats to all contestants for braving the NW gales of September.
    Six boats started the first race and 5 finished (Whiting first in the drink)
    Fifth race three boats started two finished, need I say more (more swimmers and drop outs).
    Scoring: Ben Niles:      3/4, 2, 2, 2, 2    =  8.75
    Henry Bliss:    3, 3, 3, 3/4, 3/4 = 10.5
    Tim Baker:      2, 3/4, 3/4, 4, 4 = 11.5 (two penalty strokes for being out of the fairway).

    I wanted to take a picture of Tim trying to right his craft 50 feet from the finish line, however his safety seemed more important at the moment.
    Ben Niles learned that grub tubs do not carry any momentum when one tries to round up hard and tack over the finish line, Henry just cruised on by.
    Oh by the way Henry, on that general recall you all started in the exact same positions and locations, creatures of habit.
    Next year no horns necessary, just Cliff’s cheer leading voice (pom poms and saddle shoes optional).
    Lets not forget to remember Grubby Douglass for making this possible.

    Ross Cudlitz