All Meeting Minutes

1996.02.01 - General

Thursday February 01, 1996

February 1, 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The general membership meeting of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Thursday, February 1, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

Preliminary Meeting

A short meeting of the Executive Committee was held prior to the general membership meeting to discuss several topics. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. Executive Committee members in attendance were Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, and Jesse Smith. Also present was Donation Committee Chair Saul Schumsky.

New Sails: Bill noted that on January 25 he contacted the Executive Committee members concerning the purchase of new sails for the new Lidos. Peter Baczyk had gotten a quote from Pineapple Sails for $534.10 plus tax for each set of mainsail and jib, and it would take about six weeks for delivery. Since it appeared that our ability to sell the old Lidos without the sails seemed very questionable, new sails would be required. And, since the new Lidos will be delivered in about a month, Bill decided we needed to immediately order the sails. Bill contacted Louis, who moved that we order 8 sets of Lido sails from Pineapple Sails for an amount not to exceed $4625.30 including tax. Bill seconded the motion, and also contacted Patrick, Narcisse, Jennifer and Jesse. The vote was unanimous in favor of the purchase. Peter Baczyk was immediately notified of the vote, and ordered the sails the next day.

Boat Donations: Saul discussed two Cal 20's that were being offered to the club as donations. Both boats have good hulls and spars, but the standing rigging is in poor shape. He estimated we may be able to sell them for $600­$800 apiece. Whether or not the club could sell them for a profit would depend upon finding cheap storage while they were for sail. Saul will tell the owners of the boats we are interested, and will look around to see if he can find someplace where we could store them cheaply enough to assure the club does not lose money on them. He will report his recommendation at the next Executive Committee meeting.

Baby Bobs: Bill noted that the new Lidos will require more masthead floatation, due to the way the hull will float and the need to accommodate people climbing over the hull to get to the centerboard. Peter Kuhn borrowed a "Baby Bob" from a Hobie dealer, which is a float specifically designed to fit on mastheads, and it includes a fitting for bolting it to the mast. The cost for each "Baby Bob" is $50 plus tax. Dan moved to purchese eight of the "Baby Bobs" for a cost not to exceed $400 plus tax. Veronique seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Work Study Insurance: Jesse noted that the Work Study office told him our insurance ran out. No one on the committee was familiar with the requirement for or details about work study insurance. Jesse will talk to Patrick about it, and research what needs to be done.

The preliminary meeting ended at 7:45 P.M.

The General Meeting was called to order at 8:35 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Olivier Colliou, Jesse Smith Jennifer Kirkland, and Patrick Twohy.

The balances of CSC accounts are as follows (January 21st, 1996):

$10,888­ checking

$40,000­ T­bills

$19,481­ money market

$70,369- TOTAL


Commodore s Report (Bill Csajko)

New Cruising Skippers: Congratulations to our newest cruising skippers­ Dan Acland and John Mankey. GOOD JOB!

May Elections: The positions of vice commodore, first vice commodore, second vice commodore, rear commodore, port captain, treasurer, and possibly secretary will be vacated for the upcoming term. All members are invited to consider filling any or all of the positions for the May elections.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Membership: There are currently 122 active members. #8% of those involved in sailing are rated, and 17% of windsurfers are rated.

Floating Bottle: Thanks were extended to Robert Ofsevit and Sylvaine, and Xavier for all of their work on the newsletter.

Open House: The next Open House is scheduled for February 3­4.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)


Boat Maintenance: Many thanks were extended to Peter Kuhn and Tim Brandon for their hard work in repairing boats.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Winter Season Work: Since winter is a slow time for windsurfing, the focus is on fixing and maintaining equipment.

Equipment: The windsurfing equipment is in good supply.

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

Windsurfing Meeting: On February 15th there will be a meeting to address windsurfing issues, particularly about lessons, manuals, etc. Olivier was the person who designed the really cool windsurfing video.

Windsurfing T­shirts: T­shirts are still available. They are kept in the locker at the club and are on sale for $7. 

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

New Boat Names: We need names for our new boats. There will be 8 of them, so any creative or other suggestions would be appreciated.

Dismasted Dewey: Work on Dewey is now underway. The hardware has been put on and the mast will be affixed in t next two weeks.

Keel Boat Haul Out: Dan is going to wait until May to get Huey and Louie hauled out. Also, will need to check out a buoyancy problem with one of the ensigns.

Radios: Since the radios on the ensigns don't work, Dan is hoping to purchase 1 waterproof radio to be checked out.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Fleet Replacement: The quest for the new dinghy fleet has had a long history involving the efforts of many CSC members. Special thanks were extended to Peter Kuhn, Rebecca Hausman, Scott Hotes, Ed Shirk, Alex Case, and Paul Kamen for their help in this process.

New Sails and Trailers: We will be starting completely anew with the inclusion of sails and trailer purchases to go with the Lidos.

Old Lidos: CSC will try to sell the old Lidos. The asking price will be $500 each.

New Lidos: The approximate cost of each Lido will be $5000 plus the cost of sails.

Port Captain's Report: (Jesse Smith)

New Dayleaders: CSC has two new dayleaders - Amity and Naim. Naim has the distinction of getting his Junior for both sailing and windsurfing in one week.

Volunteer Dayleaders: There's still a need for volunteer dayleaders for Monday and Thursday coverage. Thanks to Zaaf Hasnain for his volunteering. 

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy) In the flesh!

Patrick is also the CSC Web Master...

Income: We're just completing the 3rd fiscal quarter and are standing $2000 ahead of last year for memberships. 3/4 of the fees from windsurfing lockers have been collected. Windsurfing T­shirt sales are doing quite well.

Out­go: CSC just paid $17000 toward purchase of the Lidos. The other 2/3rds will need to be paid within the next month or so. Unfortunately, we have the money tied up in T­Bills until May, so we'll have to arrange bridge financing. We can do this through a bank or through CSC members with the cash and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are currently under budget for insurance. We cut the coverage on hulls for all boats except the Commanders. We still have full liability coverage. To date CSC has spent $7300 on dayleaders, where we spent $9300 last year. $2000 has been spent on burgies, but we'll get that back through sales. We are way over budget for printing ­ $4000 over. We've put out $900 to be affiliated with San Francisco Yacht Racing Association, but we've gotten back $1700 from selling memberships. 

Secretary's Report: (Jennifer Kirkland)

Minutes: Any members wanting to get minutes through e-mail can contact Jennifer. Many thanks to Bill Csajko and Bill Moseley for their patience and help in getting Jennifer moving down the information superhighway.

Boat Registration: All boats have been registered with DMV.

Committee Reports

Membership and T­shirts: (Rebecca Hausman)

We're doing very well with memberships from last year ­ 122 versus 80.

Windsurfing T­shirt sales are doing very well. We have sailing T­shirts, but they're all smalls and mediums.

Racing Committee: (Bill Gavelis)

CSC had all 8 boats in the water for Sunday racing last week. Come out and race or crew next week. The best skippers show their prowess in low winds.

Sail Repair Committee: (Peter Baczek)

New sails will be ordered for the Lidos. The blue sails weren't as durable, but the new ones should hold up well.

Captain's Committee: (Scott Hotes)

Scott raised the idea of contracting out the painting of the Ensign bottoms. Good deals can be had, but we tend to do alot of other work on the boat besides just painting.

Floating Bottle: (Sylvaine)

All members are encourage to submit articles and give their opinions on the newsletter. The next edition will come out in mid­April. We will start putting the newsletter on the Web site, as well.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 PM. The next meeting is Thursday February 15, 1996.