All Meeting Minutes

1996.08.22 - Excom

Thursday August 22, 1996

August 23, 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, August 22, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Narcisse, Rebecca Haussmann, Bill Moseley, Peter Baczek and Bill Gavelis.

As of August 22, 1996, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $15,933

Money Market $535

Total $16,468


Commodore's Report (Bill Csajko)

Acting Commodore.

Narcisse will be acting Commodore while Bill is out of town from September 2-11.

Richmond Yacht Club.

Hester Burn-Callander (YRA Memberships chairperson) advised us that the Richmond Yacht Club agreed to provide reciprocal use of their facilities. Any CSC member (including YRA associate members) may use the Richmond Yacht Club facilities provided they show their membership card or if they are hosted by a RYC member. She notes that members should not abuse this privilege.

New First Vice Commodore.

Bill noted that our First Vice Commodore, Jonathan Katz, would be out of town for about a month, and it was uncertain as to the level of effort he would be able to do after he returns. Jonathan said he would step down from his position if someone else was available to perform the duty. Bill Gavelis nominated Rebecca Haussmann for the position, and Narcisse seconded the motion. Rebecca accepted the nomination, and the motion was resoundingly approved by unanimous vote.

Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Open House.

We had 58 new members sign up at the last Open House.

Club Haul-Out.

Narcisse has chosen the weekend of September 28-29 to have the next club haul-out, where we will have the floor and exterior walls painted.

Jack London Boat Show.

Bill Csajko will arrange for the insurance for us at the boat show, which will be reimbursed by the boat show. Narcisse will see if the boat show will contribute the usage of tables, chairs, etc. at our booth. If not, Peter will look into potential donations. The boat show still wants us to display a new Lido at the show, but the consensus of the ExCom is that we should not do so.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Lido Status.

People appear to be following the rules and are filling out the log books after sailing the Lidos. Any reports of water in the inner hull involve just pints or quarts of water, with a couple of reports of gallons of water that are likely due to loose plugs, since leakage of this magnitude is not consistent with the associated hulls. A successful Lido party was held last Saturday, with food and balloons, and all five of the Lidos being sailed. Four racers raced three Lidos on Sunday. (Note that Rebecca, aside from being one of our newest Senior Skippers, and definitely our newest member of ExCom, is also one of our newest Racing Skippers.) Rebecca noted that the four repaired Lidos delivered by Schock last week looked great cosmetically. She added temporary protection on the transoms to protect them from damage from the boom, and Peter is looking into a permanent solution. Peter will also get snap shackles for the boom topping lifts. Rebecca will have a work party in the next week or two to put the longer booms on all the Lidos. Several designs are being considered for reinforcing the centerboard cases even more.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Bill Moseley)

Swap Meet.

Bill will attend a swap meet this weekend to try to sell some of our old equipment.

Board Donations.

Berkeley Boardsports donated two nice boards this week. They also asked if we wanted a couple of older, larger boards from their Alameda location. Berkeley Boardsports have been very generous to our club, having donated thousands of dollars worth of equipment so far.

Non-Skid Strips.

Bill and Rebecca will look into getting non-skid strips to apply to some of the boards and to the foredecks of the Lidos and the new JY15.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Paul Herzmark, via e-mail dated August 22, 1996)

Moonlight Sail.

A moonlight sail for the Lidos will be planned for Saturday evening on October 26.

Daisy Compass.

The compass on ADaisy@ is broken and needs replacement.


Three boats went on the cruise to Sam=s last Saturday, with a total of 22 people. It was very successful, despite the strong winds and miscalculation on currents. Peter also gave a cruise last weekend out the Golden Gate.

Rear Commodore's Report (Peter Baczek)

Video Library.

Peter took over responsibility for the video library from Bill Prinzmetal, who set it up. Peter will add some sailing videos of his own. Narcisse, who has a large collection of sailing and cruising videos, offered to show videos every other Thursday at someplace like the Harbormaster=s conference room or the Berkeley Yacht Club.

New Junior Letter.

Peter gave the Dayleaders copies of a letter to provide to new Juniors, which gives them information and advice on sailing the Lidos.

Lido Battens.

Lido sail number 8 has had the battens replaced with heavy-duty battens to see how they work out. The old battens, while providing much better sail shape, are breaking primarily due to poor folding techniques. Peter still thinks we should consider cutting down the size of the Lido sails, but we will not consider such action until next year.

Sign-Out Covers.

Peter will make cover sheets for the sign-out clipboards which summarize the important rules to consider when taking out boats or boards.

Treasurer's Report (Bill Gavelis)


Bill is caught up with all the bills. He will appeal the bill for the county taxes.

Port Captain's Report (Liam Carey)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Dan Acland)

No report was provided.

The meeting ended at 9:25 PM. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 1996.