Happy Birthday, America!
It's a beautiful day on golden pond as we celebrate Independence Day, welcome home everyone! Kutsch and his crew put on a dazzling display last night, and Candace and Kathryn were here about dawn making bacon, and the pancakes are flying. Moonlight race tonight, it's going to be gorgeous so come on out to sail or cheer on the participants!
LBSS Opti Regatta - 6.22
Racing season is in full swing and the regatta circuit starts today! The LBSS opti regatta is currently in process, check back for updates and results will be posted as soon as possible! RWB GREEN
Masquerade party - it was a BALL
Sue and Ron Klement led a great committee who put on a lovely event Saturday night at the YC! A spirited group gathered and good times were had by all! Here are a few pictures - click to enlarge - with more to come in the Mainsheet! Thanks to the Klements and the committee!
C Scow Nationals - Lake Minnetonka
The 2015 C Scow National Championship was this weekend on Lake Minnetonka and Beulah represented well. We had a strong contingent in the 57-boat fleet, Kent/Mike and John/Pat each won a race and we put 4 boats in the top 10, plus Kate Klement brought home the top female skipper! Click here for RESULTS - more details to follow in the Mainsheet, click on pictures to enlarge.
The girls are alright - welcome to Beulah, Brad!
Christine and Annie and Stephanie started here and now they're all grown up!
First and foremost, CHRISTINE found the real Brad and married him today and good times were had by all!
ANNIE's Luke came down from Canada (not unlike Brad's dad's family) and proved himself worthy as he carried a whole Haeger family's round in one fell swoop!
STEPH's Taylor took the C scow out on wedding afternoon and bested the biggest C fleet in the world!
Yes, friends, seems the boys are all keepers and the girls are alright.
AAAAAANNNND they're off!
Welcome back summer! The fleets all met Friday evening and racing began on Saturday with John and Annie Berg taking the first bullet on the X course after a furious late-race rally to sneak around the B-7! Later all the party people assembled at the club for the opening party Saturday night. The yearbooks are beautiful and all the helpers were in top form running races all weekend, and Beulah paused Sunday evening to honor one of our own, Stephanie Roble, for bringing USSailing's highest honor - the Rolex Yachtswoman of the year - to the LBYC.
Byrnes wins LaBelle Tuneup again!
Just like back in 1982 (ok, not JUST like - last time B-101 in X boats, this time B-117 sWingtoWn on the C scow course, then Tim Schmidt crewed and now it was Karla Keck, more gray and less hair, etc. etc. etc.) Joe Byrnes took the title at the LaBelle Tuneup last weekend! Two bullets and a three! Way to bring it home for the glory of Beulah!
B-99 hits the Regatta Circuit, as per the usual
As faithful readers know, like sands through the hourglass, spring means C Regattas and C Regattas mean the B-99 is off and running! Sure as shootin', this weekend provided ample additional evidence. There were 20 C scows up at Cedar, WI (along with a whole group of MCs as well, note to the Beulah MC fleet for next year!) and it all started with a clinic Friday afternoon with Andy Burdick from Melges getting everyone tuned up. Six short races on Saturday on the C course, and additional races in the rain on Sunday. The 12 and 23 and 217 teams took to the water, with Kent and Mike leading the way with a couple bullets Saturday, Andrew close behind and the 217 having moments of brilliance - in the final analysis after three more cold and wet races Sunday B12 was 2nd and B23 was 8th while B217 took Sunday off for Mother's Day and finished 12th.
2015 season kicking into gear - Mainsheet online!
Carol and all her helpers have been hard at work, and the fruits of their labor are here:
Cedar, IN Icebreaker - Beulah brings it strong
Candace Porter was on the RC and eight B boats were on the starting line as the regatta season continues. The 303 took a bullet in Race 2 and finished 3rd overall, while local hero Joe Byrnes dragged a couple of Labelley Buttons Dave and Quinn Harris around the course in fine style to an overall sixth place just out of the money finish. It was a beautiful weekend, next up Cedar, WI.
Beulah C Fleet Grows with New Boats
Martin Barr out for the inaugural spin, as is the B-22 dream team of Glenn McMurray and Andrea and Kat and friend - all made the trek to Springfield, IL to open the 2015 campaign! New C boats abound as Beulah boasts the largest C fleet in the world. New boats are the key! Marty handed down his boat to son, Michael. McMurray sold his boat to Liam and Will Norris.
Beulah Boys Represent --- but Badgers Bow out
The boys from Beulah - Mike and Brian and Tim and Ben and Andrew - trekked down to Indy to cheer on the Badgers in the NCAA basketball final. Alas, they couldn't bring home the victory but had fun in the trying.
Annie Haeger's Olympic Quest Continues
Annie Haeger sails her way into the first qualification round of the Olympics. Annie and Brianna again qualified for the medal round in Palma, Spain. It's a trend she's maintained for a year - the only American sailor to display this consistency. Annie finished 7th in this internationally strong fleet. There's one last hard year of training before Rio 2016.
It's official - Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Roble Wins Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
from US Sailing
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 14, 2015) – Terry Hutchinson and Stephanie Roble today were named US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A total of ten men and seven women had been shortlisted for the 2014 honors based on nominations submitted by members of US Sailing, with these two sailors then selected for the noteworthy distinction by a diverse panel of sailing journalists.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport’s ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. The winners will be honored on Thursday, February 26, 2015, during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.
- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/yofy_2014_winners/#sthash.kOqMS4Sp.dpuf
Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year – Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) has been named the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. A first-time shortlisted nominee, she was recognized by the selection panel for her versatility; her accomplishments as a skipper and as a crew; and her competitive successes on a variety of platforms, sailing against both men and women. One panelist remarked that Roble “has made bold and courageous choices in her post-collegiate sailing life,” while another lauded her as “the latest in a generation of women sailors who are working hard to make a name and a living at sailing. She is a trailblazer; she is a tremendous ambassador for the sport.”
A member of the Etchells World Championship winning team, Roble also crewed on the seventh-place finisher at the J/70 North American Championship, and the fifth place-finisher at the Melges 20 North American Championship. As a skipper, she won the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, and placed third at the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship. Based on her 2014 match racing results, she begins the New Year as the top American match racer, with a ranking of number three in the world.
“The nominees for this year were incredibly talented, and I am truly honored to be the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year,” said Roble. “The past year has been a fun adventure and true test of personal determination as I dove into professional sailing. I love sharing my passion for sailing with others and learning more about the sport each day. I was fortunate to be a member of several teams throughout the year, including my own match race team, which allowed me to reach many personal goals. In the end, it was through the massive support of my teammates who pushed me to become a better sailor and ultimately receive this coveted award. I am thrilled to join this admirable list of American sailors!”
The 25-year-old Roble began her sailing career in dinghies and scows from Lake Beulah Yacht Club in her hometown of East Troy. A successful junior sailor, she twice earned ICSA All-American Honors (2010, 2011) while competing for Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.) from which she graduated in 2011. Roble has made the transition to match racing, with a goal of winning the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship, while continuing to compete in the Melges 20, J/70 and Etchells classes.
- See more at: http://www.ussailing.org/yofy_2014_winners/#sthash.kOqMS4Sp.dpufes
LBYC Officers - 2015
Commodore - Chris Kubicek Vice Commodore - Vicki Bohl
Rear Commodore - Al Haeger Past Commodore - Frank Davenport
Secretary - Steve Barth Treasurer - Hardy Will
Yachtsman at Large - John Porter Social Chair - Molly Barr
House and Grounds - Frank Rappold
EVENTS AT THE CLUB
Wednesday Night Cookout -
Pancake Breakfast - July 4th