CLSA Youth Sailing News


2010 is well under way!

Another year! More new youth sailors! And more fun!

We had a great group of our veteran youth racing on Memorial Day.

Annual Junior instruction week was a great success this year.  Our final report can be accessed at the following link: 2010 Youth Sailing Report. I am sorting through over 500 photos to create a photoshow to be posted.

Our Junior racing season is now underway Junior sailors will race on their own race course each Sunday.  These courses will be staffed with 2 support boats parent assignments are listed on the race roster assignments page of the CLSA web. The last races of the season for juniors will the Labor Day regatta.  New this year - we have hired 2 youth counselors to run the junior races each Sunday.  Parent assignments are still required parents will serve as support/safety. 

The Junior support boats (the rib and the small club john boat) are now stored in docks next to the pram dock.  All junior racing equipment is also stored in the same location.  (The RIB is kept locked, and may only be used for junior functions). Parents who are on race duty should see either Chris Japikse or Jen Irwin on the morning of their race duty for coordination of race duties.  All junior program activities are mandatory life jacket programs adults and youth must wear their life jackets on the water at all times.

We have added several vessels to the CLSA-T fleet a Highlander and lift have been donated to the program, and a Thistle has been purchased.  The Highlander is on the water and has already seen use in the junior program.  The Thistle goes into service in mid-July.  Youth sailors who are interested in sailing one of these vessels must have successfully qualified in them at youth camp.  Contact Pete for usage requests.

For the junior sailors our next formal event will be the Fun-gatta / Bring-a-friend regatta.  This event will be held on August 21 and 22.

Boats on loan from CLSA-T may be sailed through September, but will be returned to storage on October 2. Families using these boats must participate in a work party on Saturday, October 2 to stow the boats.

Listed below are the key areas of leadership where we rely upon parents to support the program.  If you are available to help on one of these or another area, please send an email to Pete Japikse with your interests.


CLSA-T Board:


Judy Hearn, Treasurer
John Eilers
Pete Japikse
Matt Vallo

CLSA Youth Programs Coordinator:

Pete Japikse

Teen Sailing Program:

{need a coordinator}

Junior Sailing:

Pete Japikse

Administrative Coordinator:

Sharon Petko-Bunney

Sailboat Maintenance & Repair

Matt Vallo

Fun-gatta Chairperson:

{we need a fun-gatta chair for 2010}

Sailing Camp Meals

Maribeth Japikse



 Laser & Laser Radial



Wick Hardenbergh

Taylor Gardner

Keelie Allmon

Chris Japikse

Natalie More

Braydon Dofson

Eric Larison

Jack Moore

Avery Lawrence

Gareth Petko-Bunney

Ellie McClean

Jordan Lawrence

Nick Vallo

Mackenzie Owen

Martin Moore

Jen Irwin

Megan Vallo

Katie More

Derek Antunes

 Natalie Thompson

Sarah Gardner

Jacob Antunes

 Dana Larison

Eddie Hatfield

Luke Larison (R) 

 Carl Taylor

Sam Huseman

Brent Kitchen


Cameron Owen

Nate Kitchen


Taylor Nadal

John Raker (R)


Sydney Nadal

William Hardenbergh (R)


Luke Schumann

 Gabby Schrand (R)


Emily Conrad

 Abby Nelson (R)


Madison Conrad



Sally Hatfield



Quinn Ring



Robby Shondel



Elizabeth Hardenbergh



Thomas Taylor