All Meeting Minutes

1995.05.11 - Excom

Thursday May 11, 1995

May 12, 1995


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, May 11, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos and Bill Csajko.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by Scott Hotes and John Drewery on "Celestial Navigation".

As of April 29, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $11,985

Money Market $18,708

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $70,693


Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Lease. Scott contacted the Public Works Department to determine the status of the lease. Our request to include the slip for Daisy in the lease is being resisted by the Harbormaster. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House. Approximately 50 people took rides at the last Open House, which was not very good.

Public Relations. Veronique will concentrate on advertising the Club this term. Plans to expand the Club's outreach program will not be implemented this summer. She will print up 100 of our posters and have the Dayleaders have people post them on the campus. Rebecca Haussmann is now the Membership Chair, although Veronique is unsure if Rebecca has the database from Daniel Wildermuth yet.

Floating Bottle. Veronique expects to have the Floating Bottle ready for mailing on June 17th.

Bay Guardian Article. Scott noted that the Bay Guardian, in their annual "Sailing on the Bay" article this week, did not present the Club in a very positive manner. They did not include us at all last year, and Scott wrote a letter to the editor complaining about it.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Dinghy Status. One of the Lido's can be sailed pending reinforcement of the centerboard struts. Two other Lido's need relatively minor work to get them sailable.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was given.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland, Barbara Roos)

Louie. Barbara and Rebecca Haussmann held a small work party last Saturday and installed most of the deck hardware on "Louie". The boat just needs the doors and a track installed. Dan and Barbara will have a work party this Saturday to complete the work.

Dewey Gooseneck. They will determine if the boom on "Dewey" can be cut off on the corroded end at the gooseneck and still be used.

Huey. "Huey" has a small hole in the transom, probable resulting from an old motor mount. The hole can be easily repaired.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was given.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Bill provided copies of the Operating Rules with proposed revisions. Most of the revisions are relatively minor, but there are a few that will probably be controversial, primarily changes in the sailing areas. Because there are so many changes, he recommended first having the Executive Committee consider the changes for a month, making any other changes deemed necessary, then making a copy available to the membership for review, then discussing it in an open forum at the next General Membership Meeting in August before voting on it.


Outboard Motor. John moved to spend up to $140 to repair the 4 HP Suzuki cruising outboard motor. Veronique seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Dayleaders. Scott stated that there are several days in the next few weeks where the Port Captain has been unable to schedule a Dayleader. There are none scheduled for this coming Friday, Sunday and Monday. Scott will attempt to get some volunteer Dayleaders to fill in.

Monday Incident. Per Ken Shepherd, on Monday there was no Dayleader and a member (Bret Dlasky, a Novice Windsurfer) decided on his own to open the Club. Ken arrived and found that he was attempting to start the 30 HP skiff motor on the trailer without the water intake "earmuffs" in place and, when questioned about it, said there was no problem with it. Bret later went windsurfing, leaving an untrained member to daylead, and, later, Tim Brandon arrived and found no one dayleading although the Club was still open. Bill suggested that we may want to restrict access to the Dayleader key at the Harbormaster, with Dan suggesting getting a list of Dayleaders and volunteer Dayleaders and having the Harbormaster check who takes the key. Scott noted that the Harbormaster may not be receptive to taking on this additional duty. It was decided to treat this for now as an isolated incident, and not change any Club procedures at this time.

Sailing Area Violations. Barbara stated that she and Tim Brandon found two Novice Windsurfers outside the Inner Area, and had to tell them to come back in. Scott then stated that two Novice Windsurfers were found to be sailing south of the Junior Area on Monday, and they both received suspensions from Tim Brandon. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 1995.