All Meeting Minutes

1999.03.18 - Excom

Thursday March 18, 1999


I draw a freer breath, I seem
Like all I see --
Waves in the sun, the white-winged gleam
Of sea-birds in the slanting beam,
And far-off sails which flit before the south-wind free

March 18, 1999

Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Bob Hood, Alex Athanasopoulos, Mark Yampanis, Marceline Therrien, Wilder Lee, Matthias Reinsch


T-shirt guru Jerry Huff presented plans to purchase new t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts for sale to club members. A motion was made to approve $600 to buy the shirts. The motion passed unanimously. The club should recoup this money as the shirts are sold.


Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: the land school teaching program by CSC at the Shorebird nature Center will begin soon. Also the first weekend in April will be our first BBQ of the season as well as an open house.

First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that a Lido mast bent during Lido racing has been straightened and restepped by Bruce Takahashi. All 8 Lidos are still sailing. This item prompted a discussion of how to better enforce the rule that members repair the damage they do or perform equivalent work.

Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch reports that windsurfers have been studying certain purchases of equipment and have decided to purchase three new junior boards that can withstand the punishment they will take at the hands of club members. The boards are: a Hi Fly Magnum ($750); a Hi Fly 320 ($500); and a Hi Fly Max. Windsurfing Equipment and Donations Chair Brian Herlihy is talking to Ezzi and other suppliers about deals on more equipment.

Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports the Genoa cars from Daisy have gone missing; John replaced the cars and added stops to the track to prevent further loss. The Ensigns now all have Lewmar winches. The rubrail on Dewey which was crunched needs repair. Graham Hale is replacing a motormount on a Commander. We need a complete keelboat sail inventory. Daisy needs a new block and John purchased windex mounts.

Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that "a lotta teaching and learning is going on." The wind is coming up. Plans for windsurfing lessons are underway. Also there is a limit of one "instructor cap" per person (i.e., no second hat).

Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports problems with finding enough dayleaders. Mark increased the hourly rate of pay to $10/hour but it has not attracted new work-study students. We need volunteer dayleaders for Tuesdays and Thursdays, also not all Saturdays are covered. If you have taken the volunteer dayleader training, please help out if you can.

A motion that the Senior Skipper rating should include volunteer dayleader training for both current and future Senior Skippers was made. A motion to table this motion until the next Ex Comm meeting was made, seconded, and passed unanimously. Ex Comm would like input from club members before voting on this issue.

Sundays have been a problem when no regular dayleader is scheduled. Racers have put the skiff in the water and opened the club but have not properly closed the club and put their equipment away. If the club is opened, the volunteer dayleader who opened the club is responsible for staying ashore (i.e., no racing) and closing up when they leave.

A motion was made that if, when no dayleader is present at the conclusion of Lido racing, the club is not properly closed, all racers on that day will be DSQed for all races that day. This motion passed unanimously.

Volunteer dayleaders should sign in the log when they start dayleading and sign out when they finish.

Treasurer's Report by Marceline Therrien: the club presented its yearly annual report and free berth application to the Waterfront Commission was approved unanimously by the Commission. We now have four free berths instead of just three. Only a sparse number of club members attended the meeting.

We received a check from Corso Marine that has bounced.

When our lease is approved by the City Council, we will have expanded yard space. We need a plan for expanding the yard and look forward to lots of input from the membership.

Budget time for our next fiscal year is coming up.

The meeting was duly adjourned.