High school sailing, spring fling at Shumway Marine and Lake Ontario salmon
Spring has finally landed, and activity has picked up in all the marinas and yacht clubs. It’s heartwarming to see boats launching on a regular basis. Makes it almost possible to bury memories of the last six months of winter weather!
Irondequoit HS Sailing Team Takes Home Dual Wins
The high school sailing program run by the Rochester Yacht Club has been active for a month now and this past weekend, April 15 and 16, the Irondequoit HS Team was over at Buffalo YC for the NYISA Fleet Race Qualifier and the NYISA All Girls Championship. It was a very successful trip for the Irondequoit sailors, winning both events by healthy margins! Congrats to all of our HS sailors for their hard work, training, and practice in sometimes very challenging spring conditions. See results below.
Saturday dawned warm and sunny for the NYISA-NW fleet race qualifier. The winds started off light from the north and at around 11:30 am, the wind shifted to the southwest and filled in at five to eight knots. A total of eight races were completed in each fleet before hitting the dock just after 2 pm.
Results here: NYISA-NW Spring Fleet Qualifier | Spring 2023
It was a hot and sunny Sunday for our all-girls qualifier. We waited on land in postponement until 11:45 am when the wind picked up to two to four knots from the southwest. We were able to get a total of six races in before the wind completely died and headed back to the dock at 1:45 pm.
Results here: NYISA-NW All Girls Championships | Spring 2023
Shumway Marine Spring Fling
This annual event happens this Saturday, April 22 at Shumway Marine. Come down from 12-3 pm for a hotdog, beer, or just some socializing with fellow enthusiasts. There will also be a nautical flea market, electronics recycling, and music by Amy Montrois. Contact Judy@shumwaymarine.com if you’re interested in selling boat-related goods.
Junior and Adult Sailing Programs at the Rochester Yacht Club
Registration is open for the Rochester Summer Sailing Programs. Available for both juniors and adults, slots are filling up fast!
Go here for registration: Rochester Yacht Club
Lake Ontario Salmon
The Lake Ontario salmon population will go up by about 100,000 in the next few weeks. Again this year, volunteers from the Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association are working with the DEC to release 100,000 five-inch baby King Salmon into the Genesee River. The fish, no bigger than an inch, were dumped by the DEC from a tanker truck into holding bins at Shumway Marine a few weeks ago.
Local volunteers watch over the fish and feed them five times a day while they grow and get acclimated to the river. I am told they will live in the Great Lakes and return to the Genesee River in four years… sort of like your millennial kid moving home after college? There’s a similar program that is run in Youngstown with walleye.
Save The Date!
The Rochester Yacht Club Open House will be held on Sunday, June 11 from 1-4 pm. Find out more about the club and its different programs, while enjoying live music, drink specials, and complimentary appetizers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.