Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Labor Day Weekend 2020 – Boating Events

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Dear Truesdale Lake Residents:

This Labor Day weekend is looking very fine weather-wise. We have three boating events planned for the weekend:

  1. Saturday 9/5 evening – Moonlight Regatta. 
  2. Sunday 9/6 1:30 pm – Final Sunfish Fleet #27 Races of the Summer Series
  3. Monday 9/7 1:30 pm – “The President’s Cup Race” annual event held on Labor Day Monday

More detail below on each event. Come for one, two, or all three!

Saturday 9/5 evening – Moonlight Regatta

http://truesdalelake.com/2020/08/moonlight-regatta-saturday-september-5th/

Plan to be underway by 7:15 (prep your boats during daylight hours) and arrive mid-lake by 8pm. All ages welcome! 

Due to a slight celestial miscalculation when picking the date, the moon will not rise until 9:15 on 9/5 — but the twilight and lights from watercraft should provide plenty of light to navigate by! And the moon will be rising as boaters are heading back to shore. 

Light up your boats creatively — but not too brightly. Glow sticks, LEDs, lanterns with dimming control, etc. Hang out as long as you’d like and have a socially distant event. Meet new neighbors and reacquaint with old ones.

Save the higher powered lights to help you get back to your launch area afterwards. Please refrain from shining bright lights while gathered. 

Sunday 9/6 1:30 pm – Final Sunfish Fleet #27 Races of the Summer Series

http://truesdalelake.com/boats/sunfish-fleet-27/

We have had good weather and good to great wind all summer long. The fleet has not missed a sailing Sunday all summer! This coming Sunday is the final week of the 2020 Summer Series. Meet at 1:30pm off of the dock of 43 Truesdale Lake Drive (Fleet Commodore Ira’s dock) where the starting/finishing line is. 

Come out even if you have not raced at all this summer – the more the merrier! We also love getting cheered on from the docks and beach – but sometimes we can’t wave back if the wind is strong and we need both hands to guide the sailboats.

Monday 9/7 1:30 pm – “The President’s Cup Race” annual event held on Labor Day Monday

Labor Day Monday is the traditional Truesdale Lake President’s Cup race. The president’s cup trophy is given to the winner with name engraved. The first engraving on the cup dates back to 1960 so this is a long tradition. Winner gets to keep the cup for a year.

This is a standalone race 2 times around all five Truesdale buoys. Clockwise or counterclockwise is determined by prevailing wind direction that day.

The wind forecast is looking good for both Sunday and Monday with Monday looking like a slightly windier day.

Let me know at lake@truesdalelake.com if you have any questions.

Thanks & Hope to see you on the lake this Labor Day weekend. 

….Rob Cummings

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