All Meeting Minutes

1999.04.29 - Excom

Thursday April 29, 1999

Seaward the salmon, sucked sun slips,
And the dumb swans drub blue
My dabbed bay's dusk, as I hack
This rumpus of shapes
For you to know
How I, a spinning man,
Glory also this star, bird
Roared, sea born, man torn, blood blest.

Cal Sailing Club Minutes
Ex Comm Meeting
April 29, 1999

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


Dan Twelker reported on a cruise on which a club kayak was towed behind a Commander to use as a tender for transporting people to shore. Problems with towing the kayak occurred once the wind was over 20 knots the kayak could not be successfully towed. See Dan's written report attached hereto.

There was a discussion over the use of club members' e-mail addresses in connection with a member survey. At least one club member objected to the publication of their e-mail address to the entire membership. In the wake of this incident, the Club stated a policy of not publishing member information.

Dean Atkinson proposed replacing the wooden motor mounts on the keelboats. One of the wooden mounts broke during a cruise in the Oakland Estuary.

A motion to amend the operating rules regarding our policy toward underage members was made. The motion proposed changing the operating rules to read:

Section IV.12 Minors (under age 17) may join by obtaining special permission from the CSC Executive Committee and by having a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Before sailing or windsurfing, members under age seventeen must advise the dayleader that a young member will be on the water. Members under age fourteen must have a parent or responsible adult present when they are at the club or on the water.

Section XI.5 No one under the age of 17 may obtain a Club rating without the approval of the Executive Committee. Under no circumstances may anyone under the age of 12 obtain a rating. No one under the age of 18 may obtain a Senior Skipper, Cruising Skipper, or Senior Windsurfing rating.

This motion passed by a vote of six in favor; none against; and two abstentions.


Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The Club tested a Hunter 170 last week. Some members liked the boat; others did not. It was a good test of the boat. The boat would need some changes before it would work for the club (forestay, rudder, etc.).

A Open House was schedule for May 1 & 2 with a BBQ on Sunday.

Ashby Shoals Breakfast was a success. Approximately 30 people enjoyed excellent waffles on the mud. A great time was had by all.

The Club's new license agreement with the Marina has been approved by the City Counsel. Only a few signatures are needed to complete the deal. Hooray.

Vice-Commodore's Report by Matthias for the absent Megan Buckley: help is needed with the BBQs at the Open House weekends. Our ad in the East Bay Express will cost $2,000 for the summer.

Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports that we have a new Dayleader, Paul. The schedule for dayleader's is filling up but we still need some help.

First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that work is being done on the Green Rhodes. Five Lidos were non-operational last week. Lido problems include: corrosion where the aluminum boom contacts the stainless steel rivets of the boom vang; a leaking centerboard case; and a foredeck lifted off the hull by the forestay.

Second Vice-Commodore's Report by Matthias Reinsch: a windsurfing swap meet at the club is planned for May 16 between 9 and 11. This should give the club a chance to get rid of some equipment that we do not use. Brian Herlihy and Ingrid Pulheg who plan to run jointly for Second Vice-Commodore in June told Ex Comm about some of the projects they were working on.

Ezzi Sails will donate many sails to the Club soon. Wind Wing will also send the club some demo sails.

Demo Days of windsurfing equipment from a manufacturer or dealer are being planned by Brian and Ingrid. On demo days club members will get the chance to test new windsurfing equipment.

A motion to allow Demo Days contingent on any insurance problems being worked out passed by a vote of seven for and one abstention.

A motion to waive the rule that members cannot use Club equipment with non-Club equipment on official Demo Days passed unanimously.

The Club has plans to purchase other Magnum HiFly board.

Brian Herlihy proposed, as a Senior Project, organizing the planned Swap Meet. This would include culling unused club equipment, supervising the meet, and publicity. This project was approved unanimously.

Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports "It's really blowin'" People are learning how to sail and windsurf. Wednesday nite lessons are going well. More instructors are needed during the week.

We are looking for someone to organize Fast Track Lido and Windsurfing instruction weeks in June and August.

Third Vice-Commodore's Report by John Frazier: all keelboats are sailing. John wants to put solar vents on the Ensigns. This should keep the cubbies much drier and keep the sails and other equipment in better shape.

A motion to approve $330.00 for solar vents for the Ensigns was approved by a vote of six for and one abstention.

Treasurer's Report by Marceline Therrien: a motion to adopt the amended budget passed unanimously. A copy of the amended budget is attached hereto.

Discipline. A disciplinary issue was discussed. A member who signed out a boat did not report or fix a part that broke while they were sailing. The member is asked to appear before Ex Comm.

Another disciplinary issue concerned a report by a student that an instructor was using inappropriate teaching methods including yelling at students, not letting them take the helm, and pushing students farther than they wanted to go. A motion to suspend this member from teaching until the Rear Commodore talks to them and approves them to teach again passed by a vote of six in favor and one abstention.