In remembrance of Ken Hall

A long time loyal member & comrade of our Lake Manawa Sailing family
has passed away; Ken Hall.
He was very involved with the club from anchoring our dock team on

Docks-In-Day to building several boats, and had a deep passion for sailing & ice boating.

The Hall family suffered a tragic loss on 7 August 2019 when Commander Kenneth Hall, USN (Ret) passed away.  Ken Hall was a Department of the
Air Force Civilian in J8, and valued member of the USSTRATCOM team. 

A memorial service with full military honors for Ken will be held Friday,
August 23 at 11:30 am in the Offutt AFB Chapel and Annex: 2500 Capehart
Road, Bellevue, NE. 
Following the service, a wake celebrating Ken’s life will be held at The

Nebraska Brewing Company:  7474 Shadow Lake Towne Center Parkway
#101, Papillion, NE. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.; or The U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Center.  Please direct any sentiments for the family to P.O. Box 115, Council Bluffs IA, 51502-0115.

A farewell sail to Ken will be held at Lake Manawa. 
(Will follow up with time & date)

Big Red Sub Club at LMSA

Twice a year the Big Red Sub Club brings members of the USS Nebraska (submarine) SSBN-739 to Nebraska for a tour of the state through Kearney, North Platte and Omaha. As in previous years, this year’s crew of six sailors were given royal treatment attending two parades, a rodeo, the College World Series and they even got to pet penguins at the zoo. At the end of their whirlwind tour, their last stop is the Lake Manawa Sailing Association where the crew and Big Red Sub Club members picnic in the pavilion. LMSA members provide sailboat rides (weather permitting). This year Steve H provided a tour of Lake Manawa via pontoon boat. It was a beautiful evening on an almost empty lake. If you would like to find out more about the Big Red Sub Club, check out their face book page

Steve gets ready give five USS Nebraska sailors and two Big Red Sub Club members a tour of Lake Manawa.

Loving the No Wake Lake

I learned to sail on Lake Manawa. Everyone told me you could sail in really light winds, but most of my light wind sailing has been very unpleasant. Stalled out in the wake of motorboats, bobbing like a cork with my sails flapping around is not exactly fun. Then the no wake lake happened and it’s like the clouds parted and the sun shone down. Light wind sailing on Saturday and Sunday was pleasant. Gently ghosting through the nearly glassy water was a novelty that we kept marveling at. It won’t last forever, but we will treasure the no wake lake while we have it.

Saturday, June 15 – Sunset Sail
Sunday, June 16 – Light wind spinnaker practice