All Meeting Minutes

1996.02.29 - Excom

Thursday February 29, 1996

March 6, 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, February 29, 1996. Only three members of the Executive Committee were in attendance, and therefore lacked a quorum for an official meeting. An unofficial meeting was held instead to discuss ongoing issues.

In attendance were Bill Csajko, Narcisse, and Louis Benainous. Also in attendance were Membership and T-Shirt Committee Chairperson Rebecca Haussmann, and members Tim Brandon, and Zaaf Hasnain. 

A report of the club's finances was not available.


Pegasus Volunteers
. Otis Finley, a project coordinator for the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development (a research and consulting organization promoting security and ecologically sustainable development based in Berkeley and Washington, DC), spoke about volunteer opportunities for club members on their 51-foot ketch "Pegasus," which is moored at the Berkeley Marina. The boat is used by the organization to provide rides to children. They are looking for volunteers to help with maintenance work such as painting and engine repair. In addition to providing rides to children, they will make cruises to places such as Hawaii and Alaska, and volunteers will have opportunities to join these cruises. We said the club would be glad to advertise the need for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact him at 644-9296.

Used Lido Sale. Rebecca has advertised the sale of our old Lidos in various places. There has been some response to the ads, but no sure takers for the whole fleet. Tim discussed the request by the Sea Scouts at Clear Lake for us to donate the boats to them. They are trying to set up a sailing program for children up there, and do not have much money. We are currently asking $600 for each boat and trailer, which could potentially mean $4,800 for the club, although it is doubtful we will get the asking price for all of them. We asked Tim to see if they could afford the boats at 25 percent off our asking price ($3,600 for them all). (Note: subsequent to the meeting, Tim spoke to the Sea Scouts, and they offered $2,000. We asked for them to try to get closer to our offer.) Other ways to potentially sell the boats is through the marina auction at K-dock, advertising in the San Francisco Chronicle, and by advertising on our Web site.

Trip to Schock. Peter returned from his trip to Los Angeles, where he took the time to stop at Schock and talk to Tom Schock about the new Lidos. Some of the concerns he noted while there were Schock's intent to: use a fixed mast step that would tear the deck in a dismasting, not use a rudder lock, use Monel pop rivets for the jib hounds and forestay tang on the mast, use a different mast section than we had intended ( somewhat similar in cross-section, though), and use a heavy forestay. These problems were in addition to the concerns noted by Bill when he went down there the previous Sunday (use of light boom being the primary concern). It was decided to contact Schock the next day to resolve the issues. (Note: As of today, March 6, all issues have been resolved with the exception of the mast base, which is still being discussed).

Ashby Shoal Breakfast. The Ashby Shoal Breakfast will be on Thursday, the 4th of July this year. No weekends have tidal conditions suited for the Breakfast, whereas there will be a -1.5 foot tide at about 8:00 in the morning that day.

Wetsuit Deal. Naim had suggested that we could potentially get significant discounts for wetsuits and foul weather gear from manufacturers for people that teach in the club. The discounts are given since it provides a form of advertisement for their products. Rebecca placed sign-up sheets on the bulletin board at the club, and will look into getting the discounts.

The discussions ended at 8:50 PM.

The next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 1996.