Lake Pueblo Sailing Club 2021 Season

Sailing has a history on Lake Pueblo since the dam was built and the lake started to fill back in the mid 70's.  Started as the Liberty Point Yacht Club which included power and sail boats, the sailors branched off evolving into the Southern Colorado Yacht Club.  The lake held the first Colorado Governors Cup Regatta in 1979 with the SCYC hosting the annual event for 10 years.  It was extremely popular with 100+ boats competing in each of these events.  Today the event and tradition continues at Cherry Creek with the grand prize being the same cup created in Pueblo by Bill Jackaletta and Nick Latka.  After the strong start, times and interests changed with the club folding in the late 80's.  Since then there was some resurgence by the University of Southern Colorado Sailing Club and a successful 6 year run by the Liberty Point Sailing Club until 2012.

-The above pieces of history are taken from a writing created by Ric Geiman which can be found in its entirety on Lake Pueblo Sailing  Facebook Page.-

Ric Geiman created the Lake Pueblo Sailing Club in 2013 and his hard work has kept the club sailing since.  This year with building momentum our season was limited by the pandemic and shortened by requirements that the club must meet to continue sailing at Lake Pueblo.  The main requirement is to take an insurance policy for our activities and close the exposure of liability to the state park.  To take an insurance policy the club needed to become a legal entity and organize with the state of Colorado.

Where we stand today.
We have identified insurance that will fit the requirements of the park and will be binding it in January 2021.  A board of directors has been formed, the club registered as a Not For Profit Corporation with the State of Colorado and with the IRS.

LPSC Board

Commodore - Chris Huggins
Vice - Michael Pinkerton
Treasurer - Drake Dennert
Secretary - Douglas Getting
Past Commodore - Ric Geiman

After creating a membership dues schedule the board has decided to take a different approach for 2021.  Due to the continued unknown of the pandemic and most importantly getting as many of us back to sailing as we can, we are not charging any structured dues for the club.  We are making it donation based, a small step and more in the tradition of the free club Ric had been able to offer sailors since the club began in 2013.  We ask that those who would like to join or support Lake Pueblo Sailing Club to please donate as you can or wish.  Donations collected will be used to cover expenses or add items such as marketing and web page.  These projected minimum costs are as follows:

Insurance - $600
Lake Pueblo State Park Event Permit $30
IRS Form 1024 Filing - $600
Web Page - $300
Marketing Materials $100

Additional donations will be used for other pending needs and to create a reserve fund held by Lake Pueblo Sailing Club.  

So what is the plan for 2021?  
That depends on interest and support however, we have a tentative schedule that includes:
- 6 social sails
- 2 competitive sails per month May through September 10 total
- Dingy competitive sails 6 total 
-Kick off party
-End of season awards party
-Social events ( based on current pandemic restrictions and precautions) 

Other good news - The park manager has agreed to allow the club to set fixed marks in the lake.  In addition they will provide the buoy's!! 

Lake Pueblo Sailing Club is open to captains, crew, current and future sailors of all abilities.
For any LPSC questions feel free to contact any of the board members or through fundraiser links.

Thank You and I hope you will join us on the lake for 2021.

-Chris Huggins

Fundraising team (3)

Chris Huggins
Raised 100 $ from 1 donation
Pueblo, CO
Drake Dennert
Team member
Ric Geiman
Team member

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