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.
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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.
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 114).
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.
Need sailing gear? The “Go Sail / Give Back” program sponsored by Windrider will donate 6% of sales back to Friends of Yellow Creek for improvements at the park sailing base. Need a PFD, new sails, or other marine parts? Considering buying a new sailboat?! Please use the link to automatically associate your purchase with Yellow Creek Sailing.*
(*IUP sailors, the Coop is not a partner of Windrider but FOYC is; any money donated goes directly to improvements at the sailing base enjoyed by FOYC members and IUP Sailors. )