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  • 05/15/2017 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The two feet of chain left over from the 5000' of chain used to anchor the new C-dock was presented to Commodore Singer as a beautiful (albeit heavy) necklace. https://goo.gl/photos/NHpDgG4ARNLcbuiZ7

  • 05/04/2017 10:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Harbors and Docks committee has posted this latest notice regarding the ongoing installation of the new C-dock.  Urgent Notice to marina members May 3rd 2017.pdf

  • 05/04/2017 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the enticing review of our new food service provide in the Ithaca Voice.

  • 04/17/2017 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CLCF Spring Racing Season begins with a tune-up race on May 7th.


    Spring Schedule

  • 04/17/2017 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See the IYC Youth Sailing program through the eyes and words of our young sailors.  We are grateful to PhotoSynthesis Productions for this outstanding video.

  • 07/19/2016 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    IYC lifeguard supervised waterfront is open mid-June through Labor Day weekend

    7 days a week 

    11:00am to 7:30pm (subject to change)  

    Swimming is allowed only when lifeguards are on duty

  • 07/15/2016 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IYC is now selling hats, t-shirts, and other embroidered clothing online.  Click here to order today!

  • 06/16/2016 11:19 AM | John Webster (Administrator)


    Remembrance & Dedication honoring Dr. James W. Boodley – Saturday, June 18, 10AM

    The family of Dr. James W. Boodley will be hosting a get-together at the Club this Saturday at 10AM to celebrate his life and to dedicate a patio to be named in his memory.

    Jim Boodley joined the Club in 1961. He helped out at Junior Roasts and assisted with periodic renovations of the children’s playground area. His sailboat-of-choice was a custom-made Flying Dutchman, which he brought to the Club soon after joining. In 1977 at age 50, he was one of the first people on Cayuga Lake to have a wind-surfer. He and his former wife, Nancy, and their four children spent many summers at the Club, with all of the children having learned to swim and sail there. 

    This Saturday, the family will fulfill his request to have a wreath of roses floated off the point in his honor. They’ll also share a copy of the plaque to be installed in the new patio and firepit planned for this summer. Members who would like to help them celebrate Jim Boodley’s life are cordially invited to attend, beginning at 10AM. 

    On behalf of all the members, thank you to the Boodley Family for their gift to help fund the construction of the new patio and fire pit on the point. 


  • 05/18/2016 1:30 PM | John Webster (Administrator)

      The Pennant   15 May 2016

    Newsletter of the IYC Cayuga Lake Cruising Fleet

    First Race Day of the Spring Series, Sunday, May 15

    The NOAA weather forecast for this day read as follows:

    Showers likely, mainly after 2 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    For once, the forecast was correct, except that the gusts were a bit stronger.

    The following five crazies showed up at the starting line: Richard Stephens with his Corsair F 28, Trevelyan; Tim Bonniwell with his new J-70 Ayla’s Ride; David Feavearyear with his J-24, Snitch; Clare Fewtrell, with her J-24, mehitabel; and Eberhard Alsen with his Tanzer 25, Fantasy.

    For today’s races, Fleet Captain Charles Witherup cooked up two rather long courses: BCLFE and NEFBCL. I’ll spare you the recitation of the names of those marks, but in each race we crossed the lake more than once.

    During the first race, we saw a couple of almost-collisions as boats sailing close together got hit by heavy gusts and rounded up. But everyone finished the race, with Richard Stephens’ Trevelyan coming in first both in terms of line honors and corrected time.

    During the second race, a couple of competitors abandoned the race. Here is why. Clare Fewtrell, skipper of the J-24 mehitabel explained: “Sorry we wimped out in the second race. Too much sail and not enough rail meat led to several views of our keel . .  . to the rest of the fleet. As a result several of us got a bit wet . . . we all managed to stay on the boat, but we weren’t up for any more racing.” And Richard Stephens, skipper of the Corsair trimaran Trevelyan, who had only Keith Rice as crew, said that they abandoned the race because they got tired of fighting the 35 knot gusts.

    But the crew of Tim Bonniwell’s J-70, Kayla’s Ride, seems to have had a great time. Charles Witherup wrote “we hit 14 kts for a minute or so with 12+ kts for maybe 5 minutes.  Quite the ride indeed.”

    Taking it all in stride and winning the second race was Dave Feavearyear’s J-24, Snitch.

    Complete race results and Spring Series Standings are on the next page.

    Second Race Day of the Spring Series, Sunday, May 22

    The skippers’ meeting will be at the South Pavilion of the Ithaca Yacht Club at 12:45. The first of the two races will start at 1:30.

    See you at the South Pavilion.

    Eberhard Alsen, CLCF Secretary


    IYC CLCF Race Results

    Spring Series Race #1

    Start:                    13:50          Wind NW 18-20 G28      Course BCLFE

    Boats                    PHRF          T-ON-T        FT               ET               CT      

    TEVELYAN            41               1.0980        14:43:25     0:53:25       0:58:39

    AYLA’s RIDE         114             0.9789        15:00:16     1:10:16       1:08:47

    MEHITABEL         168             0.9053        15:01:04     1:11:04       1:04:20

    SNITCH                168             0.9053        15:01:11     1:11:11       1:04:27

    FANTASY              183             0.8868        15:12:15     1:22:15       1:12:56

    Spring  Series Race #2

    Start:                    15:30           Wind NW 20 G 35           Course NEFBLC

    Boats                    PHRF          T-ON-T        FT               ET               CT      

    SNITCH                168             0.9053        17:01:59     1:31:59       1:23:16

    AYLA’S RIDE        114             0.9789        17:00:46     1:30:46       1:28:51

    FANTASY              183             0.8868        17:26:52     1:56:52       1:43:38

    MEHITABEL         168             0.9053        DNF            DNF            DNF

    TREVELYAN         41                1.0980        DNF            DNF            DNF 

    IYC CLCF Spring Series Standings After Two Races  

    Boat/Race #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Total
    AYLAS RIDE 2 2 4
    SNITCH 4 0.75 4.75
    TREVELYAN   0.75 4 4.75
    MEHITABEL 3 4 7
    FANTASY 5 3 8

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