All Meeting Minutes

1996.01.18 - Excom

Thursday January 18, 1996

January 18, 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, January 18, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Olivier Colliou, and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance were Membership Chair Rebecca Haussmann, Floating Bottle editor Sylvaine and member John Mankey.

The balances of CSC accounts are as follows (January 7th, 1996):

  • $17,623­ checking
  • $40,000­ T­Bills
  • $19,384­ money market
  • $77,007 TOTAL


In fulfillment of the requirements for cruising skipper, John presented to CSC ex­comm his Red Cross certifications and letters from Bill Gavelis, Brian Battuello, John Green, and Scott Hotes. Louis moved to make John a cruising skipper. It was seconded by Olivier and passed unanimously. Congratulations John!


Commodore s Report (Bill Csajko)

Scott Hotes ­ Captain's Committee: Bill appointed Scott Hotes as Chair of the Captain's Committee. Scott will now officially serve by sharing his wisdom and expertise concerning CSC issues. Congratulations Scott!

Letter from Berkeley Mayor: Shirley Dean, mayor of Berkeley, recently wrote CSC a very nice letter commending us for participating in the Hawaiian Chieftain event held this Halloween.

Marina Lease­Holder's Meeting: The next marina lease holders meeting will be held Thursday, January 25th. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

General Membership Meeting: The next General Membership meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 7 P.M. at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Come one, come all...

May Election: Elections will be held at the May General Meeting, so it's time to start thinking about possibilities for replacement officers. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere) No Report

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse) No Report 

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Equipment Update: 12 sails are still being repaired and should be done within the next two weeks.

Manual Revisions: Olivier, Bill Moseley and Bill Prinzmetle are currently updating the windsurfing manuals.

Board Donations: CSC will be acquiring high quality boards through donations. Donators will be eligible for tax deductions. When CSC receives the boards the insurance company will need to be contacted. Olivier moved to acquire the boards. it was seconded by Dan and the motion passed unanimously.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

New Life Vests: Dan bought 15 new life vests. Old vests were placed on the keel boats, so all keel boats are now sufficiently stocked.

Dismasted Dewey: Work on Dewey is now underway. Bob Collins, Robert Ofsevit, and Graham Hale are working to replace the mast.

Keel Boat Haul Out: Dan is going to wait until May to get Huey and Louie hauled out.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Fleet replacement was discussed in detail as an agenda item.

Port Captain's Report: (Jesse Smith) No Report. 

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy) via e­mail

Printing Costs: Patrick is very concerned that too much is being spent on printing. We've tremendously exceeded our budget for printing. It was pointed out however, that the budget did not reflect the additional expense of printing the Floating Bottle on a quarterly basis and some of the overstock, such as manuals, will be used eventually.

Windsurfing Storage: Rumor has it that Berkeley Marina may start offering windsurfing storage. If indeed true, this would reduce a significant source of income for CSC. Dan brought up the possibility that CSC could go into partnership with them, by offering to manage the storage for a share of the profits. This issue will be investigated at the next Marina Lease Holders meeting.

Secretary s Report: (Jennifer Kirkland) No Report 


Boat Donation: (Sylvaine) There's an individual interested in donating a 1966 22 foot Pearson Type S. The boat is docked in Santa Monica, so Sylvaine has not been able to ascertain its condition. If we accept the donation, CSC would need to trailer the boat up here. Before any decision is made, someone will need to inspect the boat.

Ashby Shoal Breakfast: (Rebecca) It's time to set a date for the annual Ashby Shoal Breakfast. Before making plans, we need to find out exactly what level the tide needs to be.

Fleet Replacement: (Louis)

Over the past two weeks CSC has been discussing boat specifications with Schock's representative Lenore Collins. Schock already had plans drawn up for a specialized Lido to sell to sailing schools. With the help of many CSC members, we took the plans and improved upon them.

It appears that the price for one Lido, excluding the costs for sails, tax, and trailer, will be $5229. Keeping the old trailers was considered. Two issues arose which made purchasing new trailers the more feasible option. First, the new boats will need special saddles, and the price differential between the saddle and a whole trailer is $300. The total cost for a very nicely equipped trailer is $695. Second, it will be much easier to sell the old Lidos if the trailers are included.

Schock has also offered to help us sell the old Lidos. Lenore Collins is confident that we can sell off the old fleet without the sails and keep them for back up.

After extensive discussion of the details, Louis moved to purchase the new Lido fleet from Schock at an approximate cost of $51,000. Olivier seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday February 1, 1996.