Black Swan Yacht Club Opens Its 2020 Season

Black Swan Yacht Club Opening Day 2020

The Black Swan Yacht Club (BSYC) began its sailing season on June 8th, five weeks beyond our planned start of May 4th.  For the 2020 season the BSYC has nine active members who will be sailing our radio controlled model sailboats every Monday morning at 10 am, weather permitting.

John Ogaitis
Commodore,
Black Swan Yacht Club

Black Swan Yacht Club

“Hey! That looks like fun!”
Join a group of your Charlestown neighbors that have found a way to socialize, get out in the sunshine and fresh air, and have some very friendly competition – all within walking distance of your apartment.

First formed in 1993, the Black Swan Yacht Club (BSYC) was named in honor of a rare stray black swan that took up residency in Lake Charles. We sail, and race, “Victoria Class” 31-inch radio controlled model sailboats on the lake. And, we have several boats on hand for you to come give it a try with us. We do this in the relatively moderate weather of May and June, and again in September and October . . . and then in January we warm things up a bit with a members’ dinner party to recognize the past year’s winners! We’d love having more members.

Come on board because “It is fun!”

John Ogaitis – Commodore, Black Swan Yacht Club table at Fruits of our Labors 2016
John Ogaitis – Commodore, Black Swan Yacht Club table at Fruits of our Labors 2016
Yachts on Lake Charles
Yachts on Lake Charles
Black Swan Yacht Club members watching yachts on Lake Charles
Club Members Watching from Dock on Lake Charles

Black Swan Yacht Club Kicks Off Its Fall 2019 Season

Join us as the Black Swan Yacht Club begins the fall 2019 sailboat racing season on:

Monday, September 2, 2019
10 AM
Lake Charles
Shuttle service to Lake Charles will be provided.

Sailboat racing will continue each Monday at 10:00 am through October. The Black Swan Yacht Club (BSYC) is open to residents who have an interest in sailing. The club owns several boats which can be used by residents considering joining the club. The club provides fun, challenge, camaraderie, and the enjoyment of our lovely lake. No sailing experience is necessary, just having an interest in sailing and the opportunity of an outdoor activity. All women and men are invited to see how much fun model sailboats can provide.

For more information, contact John Ogaitis, whose contact information can be found in the Resident Directory in MyErickson.

Black Swan Yacht Club Activities for 2019 Season

Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, at 10 AM, the Black Swan Yacht Club (BSYC) will begin its spring boating season at Lake Charles. The opening day’s activity will consist of a brief explanation of how radio-controlled boats are operated and a demonstration of how the boats are sailed on the lake, as well as the course layout. All residents, staff, and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. This will also be an opportunity for anyone wishing to try his or her hand at sailing. Shuttle transportation will be provided to Lake Charles.

Races will be held every Monday morning at 10 AM throughout May and June.

For more information, call John Ogaitis. See Resident Directory for contact information.

Black Swan Yacht Club Invites You to a Demonstration on April 18

Radio Controlled (R/C) Sailboat Demonstration

For your entertainment, Charlestown residents are invited to a demonstration of radio controlled model sailboats.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
10 AM – Noon
 Charlestown Square Aquatics Center Pool

R/C sailboats are model sailboats, 24 inches to 30 inches in length, controlled by a handheld transmitter. These sailboats are operated by members of the Black Swan Yacht Club who race their sailboats every Monday in April, May, August and September at Lake Charles.

For more information, contact John Ogaitis. Check the Resident Directory for contact information.