IUP – MAISA
Regatta Opportunities for 2020
The following are dates for which IUP is currently registered or as an alternate. Officers, please note the withdrawal date. It is CRUCIAL that the club determine if we have skippers and crew for a given event in advance of the WTD. A no show will reduce our standing and impact our ability to request desirable events for years to come!
WILLIAM & MARY SPRING OPEN WM
FJs 900 MD AU GAN UVA IUP CUA VT MBC DRX PSU WM MON
DREXEL OPEN DRX FJs 900 Corinthian
YC PIT MD MBC SBU PRN DEL WEB DRX
ALTERNATES: OCN IUP
BATTLE of LAKE ERIE GAN, PSB, MHT 420s 900
RIT IUP ROC PIT AR SYR PSU MHR GAN PSB
CAZENOVIA FALL OPEN SYR & CLG 420s & FJs combined fleet 900
PIT RIT MHU ROC HMT IUP PSU SYR
NITTANY LION OPEN PSU FJ 900 CLUB TEAMS ONLY, ONE DAY EVENT – Saturday
GAN MHU PSB IUP PIT SYR MBC PSU
IUP community members can join the Sailing Club to learn how to sail. Dues are modest. During warm weather, the club enjoys sailing each Sunday at Yellow Creek State Park. Winter is a great time for “Shore School.” Have a look at this slideshow and come to a meeting (Thursdays, 8pm, HSS 112). This slide show covers the main skills required to attain certification. Alternatively, you may review the four-part series (Sailing 101, 102, 103, and 104). Of course, the real test is when you put your theory into practice on the water.
IUP Sailing Club offers you the chance to pursue your official, US Sailing Small Boat Certification. You can get started by pursuing your crew-level badge from the sailing club; then level up to “IUP Skipper” before taking the US Sailing certification challenge.
Read US Sailing Start Sailing Right or view the sailing club slideshows – Sailing 101, 102, 103, 104
IUP Sailing club invites new and returning members to the first session of spring “shore-school.” The lake is still frozen, but you can get a head-start on the sailing season by learning the basics through shore school. In the first of four half-hour sessions introduces teh wind, boat physics and nomenclature, capsizing and basic knots. Have you ever wanted to learn to sail? The IUP Sailing Club is open to all members of the IUP community (students, faculty and staff.) Weather permitting, the club sails each Sunday at nearby Yellowcreek State Park.
Club meeting begins at 8pm in HSS 112. Shore school at 8:30pm.
For more information visit our blog https://iblog.iup.edu/iupsailing
or find us on Facebook.
Thanks to the sailors from Penn State Erie and Pitt who traveled to YC for our Messabout Regatta this weekend. Congratulations to Penn State … and to all those who braved the strong winds. (You may be interested in the data from the weather station at the base of the park windmill). Thanks also to all the volunteers, especially Dan, Will, Terri, and Savelle Brown for taking care of the safety boat, the grilling, and the race scoring! We want a rematch next year, after we’ve fixed our boat.
The IUP Sailing Club recognizes the Corinthian spirit as inherent to good sailing and good citizenship. Each year it may recognize one or more members as models of that spirit. Seniors Karl Richter (Safety Science) and Philip Dorn (Hospitality Management) received the innagural award in May 2016.
According to US Sailing, “The Corinthian Spirit” entails “Good sportsmanship, rules compliance, helping other sailors, putting your crew first, good behavior, and prioritizing values all add up to the Corinthian Spirit…. It provides the framework within which sailors can pursue their own personal goals and have fun with friends.” (US Sailing)
Karl Richter has been a member of the club for eight semesters, serving as Fleet Captain, Educator, and Equipment Manager. As a club officer, he participated in regattas and devoted over 160 hours of service to the club and Yellow Creek State Park. He instructed IUP students in learn to sail and helped facilicate outreach programs.
Philip Dorn has been a member for four semesters, serving as treasurer and 2016 club president. Phil has volunteered over 60 hours to club projects and work at Yellow Creek State Park, including construction, landscaping, and leading sailing outreach programs.
Both sailors have represented IUP at regattas in the Mid-Atlantic Sailing Association.