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. )
Yellow Creek Messabout
(a fall, sailing festival)
Noon, Sunday 9/27
You are invited to a fall sailing festival at Yellow Creek State Park. Come join us for sailing, socializing and food. Beginning at noon, we expect sailors from University of Pittsburgh and Gannon University to join IUP for informal racing. We’ll have social sailing on FOYC boats and SUPs (stand-up paddle boards) for Friends members. But if you’re not a member, come join the festivities and find out about our sailing lessons and growing community sailing opportunities.
The Messabout is a relaxed alternative to the formal regatta. Bring your boat, if you have one … or hitch a ride with the friendly sailors at Yellow Creek. We’ll provide hotdogs, BBQ supplies and drinks. You’re welcome to bring your own favorite food to grill and share.
Yellow Creek Messabout is co-sponsored by Friends of Yellow Creek (FOYC.org) and the IUP Sailing Club (http://iblog.iup.edu/iupsailing/).
The Yellow Creek sailing base is accessible via College Lodge Road off of Rt. 422. (Beach launching only at the sailing base; if you are bringing a trailerable boat, please launch from one of the park launch ramps on the north shore.) Email FriendsOfYellowCreek@gmail.com for more information.
Congratulations to 2015/16 officers:
President – Joe Cristello
VP/Secretary – Rachel Brown
Public Relations – Will Brunner
Treasurer – Philip Dorn
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The lake hasn’t thawed but now is the perfect time to get your feet wet (I mean, learn how not to capsize) at our weekly sail club meetings. Gather with the rest of the crew and get introduced to sailing basics or even how to race.
Interested students are invited to a welcome back meeting by the IUP Sailing Club, Thursday, Feb 5th at 8pm in Leonard 110.
Find out about learning to sail this spring with IUP’s club. Students can also travel to compete in collegiate regattas. Experienced sailors and beginners are welcome