All Meeting Minutes

1996.03.28 - Excom

Thursday March 28, 1996

March, 28 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, March 28, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance were Membership Chair Rebecca Haussmann, and member Paul Herzmark.

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


Commodore s Report (Bill Csajko) No report. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere) No report.

First Vice Commodore s Report (Narcisse)

New Lidos: A total of $500 has been spent to prepare the lidos to sail.

Old Lidos: The old lidos are now gone to their new home on Clear Lake.

Second Vice Commodore s Report (Olivier Colliou) No report.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Radio Station License: All keel boats need licenses to operate radios. Thanks to Dan's inquiries, CSC can obtain them at a reduced rate of $45 per license, saving a total of $150.

Lido Line: 500 feet of 3/8 inch red line was purchased for the new Lidos.

Dock Repair: Dan spoke with CAL Adventures, who talked with the Berkeley Marina maintenance manager. repairs on the dock will take place as soon as the parts are in.

April 13th Bay Festival: Dan will try to negotiate with slip holders to move their boats to accommodate the Lidos.

Special Junior Rating: Dan moved to allow a special rating for the day of the Bay Festival to have selected Junior Skippers single hand Lidos around to the marina with a Senior Skipper in hailing distance. The motion was seconded by Veronique and was passed unanimously.

Storage Plan: Dan Twelker is working on his senior rating and has decided to take on as his Senior project devising a master plan for CSC's storage needs.

Hawaiian Chieftain Raffle: Dan moved to spend $75 for three Hawaiian Chieftain rides to raffle off to those who give free lido rides. The motion was seconded by Narcisse and was passed with 4 ayes and 1 abstention.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Sailing Lessons: In the absence of sailable Lidos, lessons have been given on keelboats.

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

Secretary s Report: (Jennifer Kirkland) No report.


Membership Committee: (Rebecca Hausman) Memberships have been slowing down in recent weeks.

T­shirt Committee: (Rebecca Hausman) The new T­shirts are in good stock and selling well. CSC has an overabundance of small t­shirts, and Rebecca would like to dispose of them properly.

Rebecca moved to give away, or for a nominal donation, dispense at the Bay Festival all the small t­shirts. The motion was seconded by Veronique and was passed unanimously.


Hull Insurance: Because the vote for insurance was made at the end of the previous meeting, the topic was revisited. The price for insuring the new Lidos would go up from $190 per boat to $350 per boat if CSC completely insures them for damage, theft and liability. The total extra cost would be $1500 per year. Dan asserted that given CSC and CAL Adventure's experience has shown that we do not have problems with theft and the extra money would be wasted. Bill pointed out that since the boats are double hulled, they will be much harder to fix and we might need the insurance if damage occurred. Paul Herzmark reiterated that, regardless of the insurance, CSC will need to put money into added security, for wheel or hitch locks. Louis contended that if we lose one boat to damage in a year's time, the insurance will pay off. Additionally, CSC may want to shop around for better rates.

Bill moved to purchase additional insurance for the Lidos for one year, to be revisited next year. The cost will be $350 per boat. The motion was seconded by Veronique and was passed with 4 ayes and 1 abstention.

New Lidos: Major effort has been expended to make the new Lidos ready to sail. New sling attachment points and mast head floats are being put on. The biggest problem, however, is that the sails won't tension properly on the boom because the booms are 3 inches shorter than they need to be. The boom also comes down on the transom in a cutting action and will scratch the fiberglass. It was also discovered that the rudders are not interchangeable, and that the jib fairleads need to be repositioned.

Although most of these difficulties have been addressed and corrected by CSC, the problem with the sails fitting the booms will have to worked out by Schock. It was decided that Bill will be the sole contact with Schock. Bill will talk with Lenore, Schock's representative, to get a sense of her position. A letter will also be drafted to both Corso Marina and Schock which will clearly state our requests for repair. In no way will CSC incur any expense in rectifying the problem, and a definite deadline will be set. The letter will also include a list of all the additional work CSC has done, and will indicate in what ways the workmanship has not met minimal expectations. Ready to sail date on the Lidos will be no later than the Bay Festival.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM. The next scheduled meeting is April 14, 1996.