Lift area before workday

Spring Work Day Re-Scheduled

Our tentative Spring Workday is scheduled for May 5th. Obviously, the lake level must be low enough so a crew can safely be in the water to install docks and lifts. Water temperature is also a concern. There continues to be a large snowmelt upstream and it will take some time for that cold water to make it here.

Set aside, if you can, Saturday, May 12th as an alternate date should the lake level and/or water temperature force a delay. If you plan to sublet your slip this season the deadline to do so is May 1st. This will allow us time to make contact with people and fill those slips as soon as possible. Please, email Commodore Brad Dinsmore or Secretary/Treasurer Randy Schiesser of your intentions.

Boy Scout Campout

Not a fisherman I don't know anymore about this but is was cool to experience. First year Scouts from Troop 38 from Onalaska camped out on the point over the weekend of April 21-22. They did some cleanup of the grounds as a service project and enjoyed Loons and tiny fry in the shallow waters at night.

Loons at sunset on Lake Onalaska

Loons at Sunset

 

Scouts camping out at LAX Sailing Club

Troop 38  Campout

 

small fry in shallow water at night

Small fry on the Beach after dark...

2018 Events

Here is the most up-to-date listing of Events for LAX Sailing for 2018. Updated 04/25/2018

 

Pre- and Post- North American Championship Racing

Daysailer Fleet 132 (aka the Muskrat Fleet) will host Day Sailer racing on Tuesday, July 17 for anyone travelling to the NACR. This will be a no cost, low-key event and an opportunity to have some fun on the water during your travel.

Contact Lee Peterson by phone 507-864-2013 or email leep@acegroup.cc, if you're interested. We will also host racing on Saturday afternoon, July 28 in conjunction with our Caribbean Night social, dinner and moonlight sail. There is a $10 per person charge for the dinner for non-members of the Lacrosse Sailing Club. Pre- registration will be required for July 28 to insure that enough food is available for all.

Halloween Sailing on Lake Onalaska with Greg Martin and Bryn Hawklove.

 

Fishboil Regatta

 

Fish Boil Regatta

Six board and seven keel boats enjoyed near perfect conditions on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The MC's dominated the board boat sailing event but a Day Sailor sneaked in for third when an MC was not in best form a couple of times.

On Sunday, the keel boats were greeted with a nice southerly breeze--first one for keel boat sailing this season. Winds were up and down between 8 and 14 mph all day, but Ken's course was well placed for the mid-line, 2.0 windward/leeward action out of any weed areas. The spinnaker boats fared better downwind and final places reflect the difference finishing 1 & 2 in the first two races. The O-day 26's traded tacks much of the day but those who stayed left at the top of the course ended up getting to the finish line faster. Bill Plzak missed the first race but mixed it up nicely in the last two races with a pair of thirds. The start of the last race got interesting as most of the fleet was saying hello to Ken at the boat end of the line when the gun went off. Water Sprite and Te-Ora were able to sneak away in clear air on starboard tack while other teams were delayed over the line. Some opted to tack onto port, but could not make up ground lost. It was a memorable day for everyone.

Board Boat Results        Keelboat Results

 

Man Overboard Drill

Man in the water

More photos of an exciting drill at LAX Sailing Club...