All Meeting Minutes

1996.04.11 - Excom

Thursday April 11, 1996

April 11, 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 11, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Olivier Colliou, Louis Benainous, and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance was Membership Chair Rebecca Hausman.

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


Commodore s Report (Bill Csajko) Covered as an agenda item.

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

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

New Lidos: Two Lidos will be operational for Sunday; however hull #3 is questionable. Rebecca Hausman, Peter Baczek and several other members have been working hard on the new lidos.

New Door: Robert Ofsevit obtained the materials for and replaced the front door. THANKS, ROBERT!

1st Vice Commodore Replacement: The search for a new 1st Vice is on! Narcisse will be pursuing another position this next term. Anyone interested in filling the office is encouraged to do so. 

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

New 2nd Vice: There will be a new 2nd Vice for next term. One person has expressed an interest in the position, but anyone else who might be interested in the office is encouraged to run.

Windsurfing Lessons: A structured windsurfing lesson program has been established. Regular Saturday lessons will start May 4th from 10­12 noon, tide permitting. All members beyond Novice are encouraged to come and give lessons, for both rigging and water skills. You can earn lesson or work credit for doing so.

Instruction Manual: There's an instructional manual almost finished which is a curriculum designed to move folks quickly from the Novice to Junior level. It will be both a guide for learning and teaching, and will be on­line soon, as well.

Video Library: We now have a video library that has useful tapes for windsurfers at all levels.

Windsurfing SLOW TRACK: A new, short term windsurfing program, modeled after the sailing fast­track program will be starting soon. It will be held for 4 consecutive Sundays, starting May 12th, and running May 12, 19, 26, and June 2nd, meeting from 9­12 noon. Enrollment is limited to 7 students. The goal is for the student to move from a novice to a junior rating within a month. The requirements for inclusion into the program are as follows: 1) Must be a novice windsurfer and current CSC member. 2)Must attend each Sunday. One absence and you're out of the program. 3) The windsurfer will practice windsurfing at least once between Sunday lessons. If you are interested, contact Bill Prinzmetal after 5PM on April 30th, and leave a message.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

New CAL 20: There is a new CSC acquisition­ a CAL 20 anchored in the South Basin. It's currently lacking a mast­ head strobe. The new boat should be out of the water and on a trailer by early this week.

Friday Night Racing: 2 CSC boats put out a good effort at the Friday night BYC race.

De­sailed Dewey: Dewey's mainsail ripped and will be repaired promptly.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

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

New Lido Rigging Orientation: Given the rigging changes on the new Lidos, members are in need of rigging lessons. Plans are underway for providing an orientation to interested members. There will also be a requirement to read and sign off a description/orientation sheet for how to rig before members can take out the new boats. Rebecca offered to provide a list of members so everyone can be notified of the new requirement.

Junior Competency: Concerns have been raised regarding the skill level of juniors passing their junior tests. Plans were made to investigate ways of ensuring that all junior skippers have prerequisite skills and get ongoing support for maintaining and improving sailing after testing. 

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

Secretary s Report: (Jennifer Kirkland)

New Secretary: There will be an opening for the office of secretary for next term. Anyone interested in filling the position is encouraged to do so.


T­Shirt Committee: (Rebecca Hausman) There's a complete list of T­shirts we have in inventory in the T­shirt cabinet. We have additional shirts available that won't fit in the cabinet. Feel free to order.


Olivier's Senior Rating: Dan moved that we accept Tony Phillip's recommendation to make Olivier a senior windsurfer. The recommendation has been approved by Elizabeth Simon, and Olivier has passed all tests and has completed his senior project. The motion was seconded by Narcisse and the motion passed with 4 ayes and one abstention. CONGRATULATIONS OLIVIER!!!!!

Budget: (Bill) Patrick has submitted a preliminary budget for the new fiscal year, which begins May 1. The new budget needs to be approved at the next meeting, before the General Meeting. All officers will need to review the budget and be ready to submit any changes they want so it can be discussed and approved at the next meeting.

Filling Ex­Com Vacancies: (Bill) We're still looking for replacements for 1st Vice, Port Captain , and Secretary. Possible replacements were considered and plans were made to contact all those who might be interested in filling the positions. Anyone interested, please contact an ex com member or express an interest at the General Meeting.

The New Lidos: (Bill, Rebecca) Mike Owens from Schock and Alfonso from Corso Marine have been onsite and are looking into the difficulties we've had with the new boats. It was discovered that the hull on boat #7 is bad and will have to be replaced. Schock is also taking care of leaks, putting gudgeons in line, fixing holes in fiberglass in rubrail underlip, and putting on new hiking straps. CSC will also be getting an 18 month written warranty by the second week of April.

A letter went out to Schock which detailed our requests for repairs. A letter came back stating that Schock would fix everything but the boom problem. Pineapple could fix the sails by cutting them down, but they'll charge us $50/hour to do it. It would cost CSC $400­$500 to put on new booms ourselves. However, we could come up with some specialized rigging which might make the boats sailable without putting on new extrusions or cutting the sails. After an extensive discussion of options, it was decided that CSC will buy and put on new extrusions for the boats and pursue Schock for payment. Dan moved that CSC allot $600 for purchasing and installing new extrusions for the new Lidos. The motion was seconded by Louis and it was passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 P.M. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on April 25, 1996.