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CPYC Annual Meeting Nov. 16, 2014 - Thursday, November 20, 2014

 At the clubs annual meeting Sunday afternoon there was the changing of the guard at CPYC among other tidbits of information as each Governor took their turn at the podium. The night led off by Commodore Cooke giving a brief recap of the year at CPYC. As each board member shared their progress from the year we all learned what had been accomplished and what was still ahead to be done.

Of course the major topic was all the paving having been finished, the work both done and ahead on the clubhouse and grounds, and the pavilion to be erected on the “tennis court”. Yes, I actually played tennis on that court, I’m sure badly..

New Governors were elected to fill the spots being vacated- Adrian Little, Jim Saxe and Lucy Walker. Many thanks were praised to all who helped out this year both on and off the board and to our wonderful staff. Volunteerism is what Cedar Point is all about and what makes us so successful.

Finally with a special award to our fearless, somewhat incapacitated outgoing Commodore, John Cooke received the “Golden Shovel” award from VC Brian Joyce for digging the club out after Hurricane Sandy and the “Harry Heydt Centennial Trophy” for best exemplifying One Design sailing culture at CPYC. Congratulations and thank you PC John Cooke!

Our new Officers for 2015 will be-

                           Commodore               Harrison Gill, III
                           Vice Commodore       Brian Joyce
                           Rear Commodore       Bob Karpel
                           Secretary                    Jacqueline S. Flournoy
                           Treasurer                    Mark Berns


Smooth sailing to all and hope for a warm “off” season!-  Bill Walker

Cedar Point YC the latest Fleet for the J70 Class Association - Thursday, November 20, 2014

With the blessing of the J Class Association the Cedar Point J70’s have become the J70 classes’ latest fleet- #22. Working with the Class’s VP and CPYC sailor Henry Brauer, we applied for and were granted our own fleet status. This is now twice in the last two weeks that the J70’s have been blessed with “fleetism” J 

At the last board meeting the club voted the J70’s in as our latest fleet to join the ranks of our hugely successful One Design racers. CPYC is truly a One Design mecca for anyone interested in fast, fun, family racing. I hope we can live up to the high level of competitive racing that our fleets have shown at Cedar Point.

If you are interested in the J70 fleet at CPYC please contact Bill Walker or Stephanie Swann for more info and how to join the fun! Check out the J70 tab.

Pictured are Charlie Neagoy and family at the One Design Regatta 2014


If you pave it, they will come... Update on Nov 11, VET's DAY! - Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Call it black gold, Sandy smoothness, what it means to a drysailer like me is a really nice surface to push a boat around on. As of tuesday late afternoon after a marathon paving day the final coat was put down on the drystall as I watched and now the only thing left is some curbing and touchups.

PLEASE be careful when coming down not to hit the curbs or damage our beautiful surface as it will take a bit of time to get nice and hard. Hope everyone enjoys it, I know I will!

Bill Walker, CPYC OP ED reporter


2014 Awards Banquet - Saturday, November 08, 2014


Rear Commodore Brian Joyce hosted the 2014 Awards Banquet. Click here to an album of photos.



Paving Progress - Blacktop Going Down - Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Here’s an update on the paving. it is completely down and continues to look great!!

Remaining work after paving will be the curbs, final connections, and lawn repairs.

One more photo has been added to the set here.

Thanks from Marion Pietrowski to the Entertainment team and volunuteers - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The text of Marion Pietrowski's note to all who helped on Entertainment/Membership events:

As the season winds down and we have officially ended the Entertainment activities of 2014, special thanks needs to go out to everyone for the great support and participation for all the 2014 (Entertainment and Entertainment/Membership) activities  of CPYC....from the holiday picnics to the open houses to the themed events...from donating special dishes to lending help and boats at the activities.......

Without your help and volunteering, much of this would not be possible and certainly not as enjoyable ....  !

A VERY extra special thanks to the Club Staff - Trey Lang,  Justin Pecor and Mike McLaughlin and the additional summer staff... Besides keeping the grounds and buildings looking great..they are always there for all the additional assistance the Entertainment Committee needs!

Next year will be even more exciting !!! ....there are many new volunteers for the events in 2015!!

All the Best for a great Fall & Winter --- Marion [ed. Pietrowski], Entertainment Chairman

(ed. Marion's note has had a flood of responses complimenting her on a superb job done as Chair.)

Cruising Class Awards Dinner, October 20th - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunday, October 20th, the Cruising Class held their Annual Awards Dinner.  Pictured here is Captain Adrian Little addressing the attendees.  To see more photos from the evening, click here.

Oktoberfest was a huge hit! - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, the 18th, an Oktoberfest event livened everyones spirits as a variety of tasty German beers, accompanied by homemade sausage, cheeses, spaetzle, potatos, and homemade apple pies sated the most ravenous appetite. The critics gave the evening a thumbs up (left).  Many thanks to Rob Cohen, and a host of volunteers, including Marion Pietrowski, Ulla Ringblom, Patsy Gill, Mary Margaret Poster, Per Kjellgren, Denise Latour, and Cindy and Tom Little, who made the event such a success. The atmosphere was just like Munich as they were entertained by partiers on the big screen (right). Here are photos of the festivities.



Halsey Bullen at the Laser World Masters Championship - Friday, October 17, 2014


Halsey Bullen recently competed in the Laser World Master's Championship held in Hyerres, France. Here's a shot of Halsey blasting downwind during the best breeze of the regatta. Click on the photo to see a larger version.


Repaving underway - Friday, October 17, 2014
Select the video to the right to see a brief scene of the preparations  for repaving the clubhouse parking lot the week of October 13th.
J/70s are an official CPYC fleet - Thursday, October 16, 2014

 This season the J/70 fleet was asked to show that they can become a permanent CPYC fleet by growing their ranks and actively participating in the Club's races. The J/70 teams, inspired by Bill Walker, did exactly what was asked in spades. There are now eight J/70s at the Club, with expectations of adding more for the 2015 season. The Board of Governors voted unanimously at the October meeting to have the J/70 fleet become official. Many congratulations!!

If interested in the J70 please contact fleet Captain- Bill Walker 


Fontelieu Fall Classic, Sept. 27-28 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Thistle team Larry Liggett, Alex Liggett and Megan Booth on their way to racing.
The 2014 edition of the Fontelieu Fall Classic found the first day of racing in variable winds that had large shifts all day long.  The first race was notable in that the planned winward/leeward course ended up being two windwrd legs.  And so it continued.  At the end of the day, Steve Gruver, Jay Lurie & Kristen Barnard led the Thistle fleet, while Josh Goldman & Lynne Petrocelli were ahead by one point in the Flying Scot fleet. And so it would stand, as Sunday brought milk pond conditions that led to cancelling the day's races. Complete results for Thistles are here, and for Scots, here.
Flying Scot sailors Greg and Diane Kampf head for the race course.


Town Hall Meeting on Facility Improvements - Monday, September 15, 2014


Commodore John Cooke first reviewed the very successful racing season and then covered plans for repaving the parking/drystall areas, Clubhouse improvements, a new Pavilion, stabilization of the Cross Way area adjacent to the boat basin, the Junior Building and Shed, the successful membership efforts which have led to 44 new members joining this year and the new club website.



J30 2014 North American Championship - Sunday, September 14, 2014
The J/30 Nationals concluded Sunday. the 14th. There are 13 boats racing, with competitors coming from as far away as Michigan and Maryland. From Trophies for Cedar Point racers went to, Smiles (John McArthur, skipper) for fourth, and Fat City (Carl Sherter, skipper) for fifth. Check here for complete information and results. Check here for photos.



2014 Star Cedar Point Open Regatta for the Bedford Pitcher - Sunday, September 07, 2014


2014 Cedar Point Open for the Bedford Pitcher

  Congratulations to Crew Brian Fatih (Left Below) and CPYC Skipper Will Swigart (Right Below) our 2014 Winner

Fourteen boats contested the Bedford Pitcher over two days in marginal mini-hike conditions on Long Island Sound. On Saturday, summer-like Sound conditions prevailed, with oscillating 6-10 knots from the southwest before the expected arrival of a cold front. The race committee wisely brought us in after only two races. On Sunday we had the far trickier northerly conditions for the first two races, with the weather mark close to the beach. But for the finale, the breeze swung south for a light air affair. Will Swigart and Brian Fatih came out on top of some very close head to head racing with Tomas Hornos and Josh Revkin, who were handicapped in the series by a DNS in the first race. Ben Sternberg with Arthur Anosov showed impressive speed on Sunday and earned a series second. And in the last race, Keith Donald and Kevin Elterman started fast and opened up on every leg for an impressive win.


Guy Gurney and Cedar Point Yacht Club did an excellent job of race management. And competitors were treated to a spectacular display of nature's power from the comfort of the Club's upstairs ballroom as the cold front passed through during Saturday night's socializing. The Central Long Island Sound fleet and Fleet Captain Rich Gordon deserve credit for organizing an excellent event, on and off the water.  For Final Results Click Here

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Cedar Point Yacht Club One Design Regatta - Sunday, June 01, 2014

Above, early Sunday morning, June 1st, at Cedar Point. The other photos show the winning boats in each of the seven fleets. Complete results may be found here. Click on the photos to see a larger version. An album by Hank Sykes of Saturday's events are here. Several videos are found here.

Rush, 51, leads the J109 fleet at the windward mark.

Loulou, 334, rounds first of the J105s.

33759, Slainte, leads the Soverel 33 fleet.

Whirlwind, 52134, leads the Beneteau 36.7 fleet at the offset mark.

Fat City, 22715 leads the J30 fleet.

The J70 fleet is led by Savasana, 96.

Flux Capacitor leads the Viper640s at the windward mark.





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