Have you seen that cute little pink boat at PYC? She Worthy, a 1977 Santana 20, is PYC’s newest addition to its fleet and she’s ready to sail!
While all that racing is great fun, the purpose of this boat is to encourage women to get out there and simply go sailing. Saturday June, 23rd, we will hold our first “Get to know She Worthy” session at PYC. Please join us at 9 a.m. to take her for a spin. While this isn’t a “how to sail” class, we certainly don’t expect anyone to be an expert. So come on and let’s simply go out for some fun sailing together. She’s a great boat and a blast to sail. None of us are pros, but we can sure have a great time learning!
Be BOLD!!! Bring your life jacket, a pair of non-marking/closed toed shoes, sailing gloves if you have them and be ready to fall in love. You will be so glad you did!!! Saturday morning, 9 a.m. on Sunset Dock. Comment below to say you are in!!!
Questions? Call Joan at (913) 648-6028 or (913) 226-2617 or email email@example.com. LET’S GO SAILING!!!
The PYC Parent-Child Regatta is open to all PYC kids. Parents, start stretching now!
During a recent Saturday the kids raced four 2-lap races in the harbor. The competitive fires have been stoked. The Parent-Child Regatta will be here before you know it.
Our kids are all looking forward to the Parent-Child races on June 30th and the Bill Sanders regatta on July 7th.
Parents, Sunfish sail best with less tonnage so start dieting now! I will be crewing for my son Sean so you know we will be pushing a large bow wave.
I expect to see you on the course. Good luck to all!
Jim North, Jr.
Director of Sailing Education
Jim North, Sail Education Director
The Kansas Leukemia Cup Regatta is this weekend (June 15-17)!
Raise a sail with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by Perry Yacht Club, and help raise funds to support life-saving cancer research. Click here for the notice of race (NOR).
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is joining forces with Perry Yacht Club for the first ever Kansas Leukemia Cup. We are thrilled to partner with local businesses, sailors, friends and family as we work together to raise funds for those battling cancer. The Kansas Leukemia Cup will be held June 15th – 17th, 2012.
Since 1993 participants in Leukemia Cup Regatta events throughout the country have raised over $38 million in funding for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Thanks to people like Gary Jobson, who not only is a lymphoma survivor, but the winner of the 1976 America’s Cup, an ESPN commentator and the chairperson of The Leukemia Cup campaign since its inception, the sailing community provides even more support year after year.
Not only will there be two full days of racing for all classes of boats but there will be sailing events for those who do not want to race – as well as many shore-side events.
There are several ways to raise funds for this event:
- You can enter a boat and pay the entry fee
- You and your crew can raise funds through pledges
- You can raise funds as an individual via pledges
- You can donate directly.
All funds raised during this weekend go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As an individual if you raise $8500 or more you will be invited to attend a Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in New Orleans.
As we raise funds and achieve certain levels, then major corporate sponsors will participate in our event. This could include: Mount Gay Rum, North Sails, Sailing World, The Moorings as well as several others recognizable companies.
During the weekend you will have a chance to not only raise a sail and raise some funds but you can:
- Learn the fine art of smoking meats from one of the Kansas City areas champion smokers and enjoy a meal prepared by his team.
- Dance the night away to the tunes of the No Cash Value Band.
- Learn all about Stand up Paddle Boarding and just go for a sailboat ride.
- Visit and shop with sailing related vendors.
The will be several kids’ events highlighted by the first-ever Kansas Raingutter Regatta.
How do you get involved?
Go to leukemiacup.org, find the register button and register. You will be provided a number of tools to help you fund raise. You will also be able to find the Kansas event and enter your boat for the races. So register, enter and start now.
You can follow this event on facebook. Or visit our own Leukemia Cup web page: kansasleukemiacup.org.
The team putting this event on is always looking for help. If you would like to participate contact Pat Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What an incredibly fun weekend we had at the Weatherby Regatta! She Worthy finally got a wet bottom last Thursday afternoon at Lake Weatherby as we held our breath, crossed our fingers and said prayers that she would actually float. That she did and with no leaks either! After nestling into her slip and a bit of tuning on her rigging, we couldn’t wait to see her sail. We slipped the docklines, drifted back and set sail on a very easy shakedown in light winds. For safety’s sake, we took along Michelle Stevenson who normally helms Killin’ Time and Paul Fetterman of Grendel for a bit of Santana and lake specific knowledge. It was smiles all around and only the coming darkness forced us back to the slip.
Throughout the weekend all the folks from Weatherby and from the Santana 20 group in general could not have been more helpful, friendly and supportive. Huge thanks to Commodore Paul Stevenson and Rear Commodore Paul Fetterman who were so accommodating, lending a hand at every turn, and parts and advice when we needed it. The whole Santana 20 group was so friendly, it definitely confirmed that this boat was the right choice for the women’s sailing program at PYC.
Even though none of us had sailed before as a team, we didn’t know the boat, and we were still adding hardware only minutes before the first race, Amy Wilson did us proud at the helm. Amy lead the team of Shelly Smith, Terri Tilford, Charlene Howard and me (left to right in photo above) to an incredibly good showing for our first time out. During one of the races, we placed 4th out of 10 Santana 20s and came in 18th out of 29 boats overall!
Conditions were quite challenging at Weatherby Lake with its small size, gusty winds and lots of boats to dodge during the regatta. If you thought Perry Lake has shifty winds, try sailing at Weatherby. I’ll never complain about Perry again!
Everyone attending the regatta seemed genuinely happy that we were there. Many of the ladies were interested in the Sailin’ Sisters seminars over the winter months, and lots of sailors relayed how wonderful it was that Perry Yacht Club has a dedicated women’s sailing program. I simply could not be more pleased with how the entire weekend went, how the boat performed, and the camaraderie we shared amongst our team and entire sailing community. A huge thanks to Perry Yacht Club for making this all possible!
This weekend, Team She Worthy sails again in the Leukemia Cup Regatta and we’d love to have your support. If you’d like to donate please go to our Leukemia Cup webpage to contribute your tax deductible donation to support finding a cure for killer blood diseases. Then sit back and watch our little pink aft cross the finish line!
OK, maybe the title above is a little premature but we’re thinking positively here!
As many of you know, my hubbie, Pat is heading up a team for the Leukemia Cup Regatta the weekend of June 15-17. This will be the first ever Leukemia Cup held in the state of Kansas, and PYC is honored to host this worthwhile event. On top of this, my mother, Florence Messner, fell victim to lymphoma – another blood disease that receives research funds from these fundraising events. Please join me and many others of us whose loved ones have suffered to raise funds to stop these killer diseases.
Please go to the site to register for the event. You can do your part by donating directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or, even better, register your own boat to participate or apply funds to the team of your choice. Team She Worthy would gladly accept your kind donations. Just click here to visit our very own Leukemia Cup page. And then come out and cheer for us on the course. We will be the little pink boat in the lead just ahead of Still Jammin’.
So come join in the fun! There will be shirts, great food, rainwater regatta for the kids, music, a poker run on the water, demonstrations and, of course, the regatta! Please remember your checkbook that weekend! Your donations are not only needed and appreciated, they’re also tax deductible! Please give generously!
If you have questions, please contact Pat Allen at email@example.com or (913) 648-6028.
Let the FUNdraising begin!!!
As sailing season begins so does PYC’s extraordinary race program.
PYC provides racing opportunities for those who sail centerboard boats, keel boats, and multi-hulls. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a newbie you can have fun racing at PYC.
This season opened with a fun race over Memorial Day Weekend. Five boats competed in two races and a link to the results can be found in the left-hand column of the racing page on PYC’s website. Congratulations go out to Chris Ross, who took first place in this fun regatta.
Another season opener was on June 2, the first day of the keelboat series races. Two races were run and a link to results can also be found in the left-hand column of the racing page on PYC’s website. Mazel Tov to Bill Mendel and his crew (s/v Fast Lane) for taking first place in both races.
Another exciting racing event is the upcoming Kansas Leukemia Cup Regatta at PYC, in less than two weeks – June 15-17. If you haven’t already done so please commit to attending this event. Besides being an opportunity to race, it’s an opportunity to have fun and participate in an incredibly important cause.
And last but not least, put our Commodore’s Cup Regatta on your calendar. It’s the premiere sailing event in the midwest with boats coming from hundreds of miles away. You can find the Notice of Race for Commodore’s Cup by clicking here.
For more info about any of these events contact Rear Commodore Matt Gatewood.. You can also get in touch with Pat Allen for questions about the Leukemia Cup Regatta or Terri Tilford, Co-Chair of Commodore’s Cup.
PYC Director of Communications