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    November 27, 2018
    The IVY Club celebrated the conclusion of the IVY Club Open Race Fleet (IORF) sailing season on Saturday, November 3 with dinner and awards ceremony along with stories from the sailing season.
    The 2018 sailing season began on May 19 and concluded on September 15 with crews sailing on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The weather conditions varied from very light to moderate winds. Several races were canceled due to lack of wind and one stopped early due to lightening.

    IORF Officials:
    Captain - Roger Huber
    Vice Captain - Ken Ramsay
    Secretary/Treasurer - Al Covington
    Social - Norm Meyn
    Regatta - Norm Astwood
    Handicap Committee - Chuck Sanders (Chair) & Norm Meyn
    In addition to sailing on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the IVY Club has been teaching children and adults how to sail for the past 16 years. Our course provides the opportunity for youth and adults to develop the skills and confidence necessary to enjoy the sport of sailing. Volunteer led, the sailing course provides about 30 hours of training each for youth and adults that covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue and an introduction to racing.
    World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. U. S. Sailing is the governing authority for U. S. sailors. The 2017 - 2020 Racing Rules of Sailing are available online

    About the IVY Club
    The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club was founded in 1907, and is descended from several earlier clubs: the Peoria Boat Club (1877); the Peoria Canoe Club (1885); and the Peoria Yacht Club (1895). A not-for-profit organization, the Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is a beautiful, historic boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. With a deep harbor, sailing crews, swimming pool, and swim team, the IVY Club is a haven for boaters and their friends for over a century. The majestic Club House and panoramic view of the harbor create the perfect ambiance for lasting memories.  
    For more information, visit http://www.ivyclub.org/ or connect with the IVY Club on social media at https://www.facebook.com/IVYClubPeoria/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/24413527/illinois-valley-yacht-and-canoe-club-ivy-club/.