All Meeting Minutes

1995.07.20 - Excom

Thursday July 20, 1995

July 21, 1995


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, July 20, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance was Membership/T-Shirt Chairperson Rebecca Haussmann.

The meeting was preceded by the first of this year's second lecture series, a roundtable discussion on "Giving Great Lido Lessons".

A report on the status of the Club's finances was not available. 


Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Kite Festival. Scott arranged for our Club to have a table set up at the Berkeley Kite Festival on July 29-30, from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. Scott will run the table on Saturday, and Barbara and Olivier will split the duty on Sunday.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

General Meeting. The next General Membership Meeting is in two weeks, on August 3. The postcards advising members of the meeting will be prepared for mailing this weekend.

Advertising. Two members have been posting flyers for the Club around Berkeley, for work credit.

Floating Bottle. Work on the Floating Bottle is still in progress. Most of the articles are written; it just needs to be set up for printing.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Paddles. Rebecca Haussmann purchased three paddles, which was all they had at West Marine. Several more will be purchased. Narcisse will try to resolve the problem of losing paddles.

Windsurfing Sail. Someone donated a windsurfing sail to the Club.

Skiff. The 30 HP skiff hull is still being worked on.

Lido Repairs. Lido hull #4 developed a crack in the centerboard case. Lido hull #3 still needs work.

Laser Repair. Robert Ofsevit is working on repairing a Laser.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Harness Lines. Olivier purchased three new harness lines.

Board Donation. A sailboard was donated to the Club, but it is too heavy for our use. Olivier will see if he can just salvage the footstraps and fin, and give the board back to the donor.

Windsurfing Lessons. Bill Prinzmetal put up a sign saying that windsurfing lessons will be given on Saturday mornings at 9:30.

Equipment Status. The windsurfing equipment is mostly in good condition, and there is no problem with equipment usage despite the increase in the number of members.

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

Ensign Status. Dan and Barbara are starting to research alternatives for resolving the problem with the dismasted Ensign ("Dewey"). Among the alternatives are repair, replacing with a donated boat, and purchasing a different boat.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Lecture Series. The new lecture series started tonight, with a roundtable discussion on teaching Lido lessons. Louis will have to change the instructors for a couple of the scheduled lectures. 

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleader Status. There are five Dayleaders now. Each Dayleader now has an individual folder for people to leave messages in. Stephen will hold another Dayleader meeting soon. He is still trying to have one Dayleader training day per month.

Skiff. The shift handle on the 18 HP engine was broken, but has since been repaired.

Binoculars. The binoculars were broken, and were replaced with a new pair.

Hoist. The west hoist control was sticking in the "down" position, and was repaired by the Harbormaster.

J Dock Key. Robert Ofsevit made a key holder for the Dayleader's J dock key, and a log book to sign out the key is in the Dayleader box.


Membership Committee (Rebecca Haussmann)

Membership Status. There are now 479 members in the Club. Rebecca will publish a membership list once every three months. 


Lido Jibs. Scott talked with Pineapple Sails, and was told the blue sailcloth used on the Lidos is not as well made or as durable as white sailcloth. We are low on Lido jibs, and the ones we have are in poor shape. They can be bought with a discount, however it takes six weeks to get the sails with the discount, whereas it only takes four weeks if you do not use the discount. New Lido jibs will be purchased with white sailcloth for greater durability, but with some way of identifying the sails as Lido jibs (such as having blue cloth along the luff wire). Stephen moved to purchase four new Lido jibs, at a cost not to exceed $1,000. Two sails would be purchased at the discount rate, and two would be purchased without the discount. Dan seconded the motion, and the motion passed with seven votes for, and one abstention.

Lido Fleet Replacement. Scott wants to consider purchasing one White 14 (a dinghy similar to the Lido) to see if we want to purchase more when we replace the current Lidos. Scott noted that the White 14 is basically a Lido, but has the advantage of being self-bailing. He also thinks the manufacturer may be more willing to make a deal with us than the Lido manufacturer. The cost of the dinghy would be about $3,600. No decision was made at this time.

Damaged Laser. The yellow Laser was badly damaged. Peter Kuhn recommends getting rid of it, due to the high cost of repair. Narcisse will talk to the skipper who was using the boat when it was damaged, and see about having him supervise repair of another Laser in lieu of his responsibility to oversee repair of the yellow Laser. Narcisse moved to throw away the yellow Laser hull, and salvage the usable parts. Bill seconded the motion, and the motion passed with six votes for, and two abstentions.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 1995, which is also the next General Membership meeting. A lecture on "Windsurfing" will be presented by Bill Prinzmetal prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.