Finger Lakes Chapter Spring Outing

JUNE 9th 2018


Joe & Grace Lucchesi extend an invitation to spend an afternoon on Cayuga Lake and maybe bring along your classic boat!  They are hosting a Spring Outing at their cottage located at 4023 Bonnie Banks Rd., Fayette, NY on Saturday, June 9 starting at 2:00 p.m.  Bonnie Banks Rd. is on the west side of Cayuga Lake, approximately five miles south of Cayuga Lake State Park. Weather permitting, they encourage people to bring their boats and cruise to the cottage.  


North of the cottage, there is a state launch within Cayuga Lake State Park which is located on State Route 89 and Lower Lake Road, about six miles south of the intersection of State Route 89 and Routes 5 and 20.  The launch proper is located at 2678 Lower Lake Road (Latitude 42.896088, Longitude -76.753365).  There is ample parking for trailers and tow vehicles just across Lower Lake Rd., and there is a boat launch fee of $7.00.  Phone number for the Park Office is 315-568-5163.

South of the cottage, there is also a launch at Dean’s Cove State Marine Park, located east of State Route 89 just north of Vineyard/Marsh Corner Roads near the Romulus-Varick town line – about ten miles south of Cayuga Lake State Park.  There is also a boat launch fee of $7.00., and the phone number is the same (315-568-5163).

The Lucchesi cottage

is the tenth house south of the Red Jacket Yacht Club and almost directly across from Castelli’s Marina in Union Springs.  Bonnie Banks Rd. (Fire Road H) is the first road south of the Yacht Club Rd.

This is a family-friendly event.  Hot dogs and hamburgers (and maybe a sausage!) will be provided and they would ask that you bring a dish to pass.  Some wine and beer will also be available. If conditions are favorable before everyone departs, we would like to take a short cruise along the west side of the lake to a nice cove and then back down to the State Park (or to Dean’s Cove).

Please reply if you will be coming and whether by car or by boat so they can get logistics in order!  Joe’s e-mail to reply to is: and his cell No. is (315) 391-5094 with any questions.  

WCCB Spring Event

You've all heard a little about Wine Country holding a Spring Event.  We spoke a little about it a few months ago at Christmas. So, here we go:


What:  Antique Yachtsman's Regatta


Where:  The Glenwood Club, Keuka Lake (about four miles up the east side from the Hammondsport launch)

When:  Saturday, June 23rd

Check-in:  1 pm at The Glenwood

Who: Anyone that has a wooden boat (Member or Non-Member of Wine Country)

Cost:  $10 per boat per couple

The idea is to cruise boats at a normal cruising speed (not racing) of each boat across a start line in synchronization with the starters' flags.  At a time later in the cruise, when the pace boat makes an agreed upon visual signal, all boats should turn to port and proceed back to the start line at the same constant speed.  The winner is the boat which crosses the start/finish line first. However, all boats should cross the finish line at the same time. We will all head out from the Glenwood Club, located at 468 East Lake Road, Route 54, Hammondsport (approx. 5 - 8 miles north of Hammondsport and about 5 miles south of The Switz) and we will finish there as well.


Now, the idea here is to get everyone out on the water for a fun afternoon in their wooden boat.  Wine Country will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and everyone should bring a dish to pass and their favorite beverage.  All you will need to do is contact me, Jack Young and I will send you an enrollment form along with the "rules of the event."  If you are not a member of Wine Country Classic Boats, that's OK We welcome your participation with some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet!


Thanks and we hope to see you on June 23rd!

Your Antique Yachtsman's Regatta Team - Bill Olmsted, Randy Fletcher, Heidi Szonn, Patti Bandy & Jack Young


Jack Young, Commodore

Wine Country Classic Boats, Inc.

315-694-7420 (H)  315-521-2626 (C)