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 Welcome to the Lake Norman Yacht Club

Junior Program Page

2014 is going to be a great year for the Lake Norman Yacht Club Junior Program!

 

The Junior Program Meeting/ Kick-off Party will be held Sunday, April 6 at 11 AM in the Pavilion.  Find out what the Junior Program has planned for 2014 and get all your questions answered!  Both parents and junior/ youth members are strongly encouraged to attend. Please sign up on the club website so we have a rough count of the number attending.  Information about training, racing, and other opportunities will be available.  Don’t miss out!  Following the meeting, there will be a cookout. 


Communications Directors Angie & Bill Wiggins are sending out a monthly e-newsletter to Junior and Youth members and their parents. Please email suggestions, comments and news for the newsletter to lnycjrnews@gmail.com. Many thanks to Bill & Angie who have also created a new Junior Program Facebook page available at https://www.facebook.com/LNYCJR as well as adding Twitter and Instagram accounts:
    Twitter: @LNYCJr
     Instagram:  lnycjr
Please join us!

There are several training events already on the calendar for 2014.
A Club 420 practice is planned for the weekend of March 22-23 with  Coach Kevin Jewett.  The clinic will at Carolina Yacht Club - South Carolina in Charleston.  Contact Kevin Jewett at kevingjewett@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
 
A Beginning Opti Race clinic with Coach Tom Colman is scheduled for May 17-18. The focus of the clinic will be on beginning racing skills. Registrants should be able to sail around a set of buoys and should provide their own Optimists.  Parents are encouraged to attend Saturday morning's session on rigging and are welcome to sit-in for the clinic.  Registration is available on the Event Calendar.  Cost for members is $50.  Non-members are welcome at a fee of $75. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Levels 2 and 3 small boat instructor training will be held concurrently with the Level 1 training on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27.  Registration for all courses is now available at US Sailing (http://training.ussailing.org/Course_Calendars/Small_Boat_Instructor_and_Coach_Course_Calendar.htm).  Spots are limited.  Sign up now if you want to participate!   

LNYC Junior Series

There are a few changes to the Junior Program Race Series this year for the Laser and 420 fleets.  While the sailors in these fleets have been very active over the past few years, many don't quality in either fleet because of switching between the fleets.  This year's schedule includes a couple of race days/ regattas that are designated as qualifiers for either Lasers or 420s.  To qualify to be scored for the series, you must (1) register as a member of the Junior Program and (2) sail at least 4 events in the same boat, with the same rig (Laser Full, Radial or 4.7), and in the same position (420 skipper or 420 crew).


Date Event/ Class Qualifier Opti Laser Sunfish 420

April 5 Opening Day (420s only)


1

April 12 All classes 1 1 1 2

April 26-27 Laser/ Sunfish Regatta (Laser/ Sunfish only)
2 2

May 10 All classes 2 3 3 3

May 17 All classes 3 4 4 4

June 20 Sail Camp Friday (all classes) 4 5 5 5

July 5-6 Independence Day Regatta (all classes) 5 6 6 6

August 16 All classes 6 7 7 7

August 30-31 Labor Day Regatta (Opti/ Sunfish/420 only) 7
8 8

September 13 All classes 8 8 9 9

September 27-28 Board Bash, Opti/ Sunfish/ Laser only 9 9 10

October 25 Opti/ Laser/ 420 only 10 10
10
Click here for the 2014 Junior Series NOR.

  Lynn Stallworth,
  Junior Director
  stallworthhl@gmail.com   (985) 789-0826


SAYRA Junior Series


 
SAYRA is the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association which is open to all sailing organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  SAYRA sponsors the SAYRA Junior Series from May of each year through November. The series includes approximately 10-12 regattas hosted by various yacht clubs in the region.  To qualify to be scored for the series, you must join as a SAYRA Jr member -- its free, you just have to provide your birthday, club and contact info. Green Fleet Opti sailors need to sail at least 3 regattas including at least one Fresh Water event and one Saltwater event. RWB Fleet Optis, Lasers and Sunfish must sail at least 4 regattas including at least one Fresh Water event and one Saltwater event.  420 sailors can qualify with just 2 regattas, including one Fresh Water and one Saltwater event.  Note that all the qualifying regattas must be sailed in the same fleet for Optis.  If your birthday falls during the series and you move up to the next fleet, you should "sail up" for the entire series.  Lasers need to sail with the same rig for qualifying regattas and 420 sailors should sail both regattas as either designated skipper or crew.

The LNYC Junior Program had ten sailors who qualified for the series this year and represented our club well:  Shaynah True (420 skipper and 420 crew), Kenny Corsig (Opti), Matt Peterson (Laser Full), Travis Tucker (Laser Radial), Kelly Milliken (Laser Radial), Kyle Mergenthaler (420 skipper), Kalyn Gise (Opti), Max Thompson (420 skipper), Hogan O'Donnell (420 skipper) and Mackie Conner (420 crew) also qualified. 

 

If you would like to subscribe to this Google Calendar, please send an email to lnycjrnews@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

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