Sea Scout Ship #99
Ship 99 LYSA is a sea scout unit chartered by the Lake Yosemite Sailing Association through the Greater Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We are pleased to report that with the steadfast support of our club and the hearty five youth members and seven adult volunteers our unit has weathered the pandemic and are sailing regularly on our beautiful lake. First and foremost thanks need to be given to two club members, Gary Hogston and Lee Andersen for their generous donations. Second we are pleased to report that our two boats (Villain the Merit 25 and Dr. Bone Head the O’day 22) have transferred ownership from the boy scout council to LYSA’s youth sailing program and are registered as youth boats (yeah no biannual registration fees). Third, we are pleased to let you know that two of our current members and one of our past members will be attending the California Maritime Academy starting this fall. We hope their experience with the sea scouts inspired them to pursue their education towards enjoyable careers in the future whatever they may be. Our group continues to meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Clubhouse. We race every Thursday we can and so far have won each of the races we have competed in this year. Our Boatswain (Youth Leader) has been very active this year attending the National Youth Leader Training course as well as training with the sail camp staff to become a sail camp counselor. We host other scouting groups to visit and sail with us and are hoping to host a sea scout sailing regatta at the lake some time in the future. I think that is all the news that is fit to print. We wish you fair winds and following seas and lots of fun sailing at Lake Yosemite.