All Meeting Minutes

1995.09.14 - Excom

Thursday September 14, 1995

September 26, 1995


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, September 14, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, and Louis Benainous. Also in attendance were members Robert Ofsevit and Mona.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture on "Sailing in Fog" by Saul Schumsky.

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


Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Outboard Engine. Scott ordered a new 18 HP outboard as a replacement for the rescue skiff motor which is dead. The cost was $1,896. He received approval from five Executive Committee members over the phone due to the urgent requirement to have a working rescue skiff.

New Dog. Scott has a new dog, a black Labrador mix from the Humane Society named Buddy.

Capri 16.5. The Club has a Capri 16.5 on loan from Wind Toys of Santa Rosa, valued at

$4,500 with trailer. It is uninsured and we are liable for damages. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Floating Bottle. Four people volunteered to do layout for the newsletter. Veronique is working on the next newsletter, and has a production plan for the next four issues. Anyone who wants to help with editing should contact Veronique.

Nimitz Regatta. BYC has invited CSC to organize a team for the Nimitz Regatta on October 9.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Dinghy Status. 8 Lidos are working, thanks to Peter Kuhn and a cast of thousands. $94.50 was spent on shroud wire for the Lidos. $80.00 was spent on paddles and line. Labeling paddles is a work project.

Outboards. Anyone able to help with a starter problem on the 30 HP outboard should

contact Narcisse. The 8 HP is in the shop getting $166.78 worth of repairs.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was provided.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Uncle Donald Mast Track. Barbara is working on finding a way to economically replace the mast track on Uncle Donald. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Dinghy Replacement Status. Thanks to Peter Kuhn, who is responsible for getting the Capri 16.5 on loan. A new Lido should be coming from Schock in October. The Hobie One 14 can be rented or may be available on loan. The Capri 14.2 can be rented in Sausolito. 

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

No report was provided.


Upcoming Executive Committee Elections. The suggestion was made to create a search committee to find people interested in running for a position on the Executive Committee at the General Membership Meeting in November. All members on the current Executive Committee are willing to run again for their positions except for the positions of Port Captain and Commodore. Discussion included the note that waiting until the membership meeting to fill vacancies is unwise. Though any Club member may be elected, Seniors have a special obligation to assume leadership roles in the Club. There was some debate as to whether it is the Executive Committee's responsibility to perpetuate itself. It was decided that the Executive Committee will itself act as a search committee. Each member will make a list of names of people who might be interested and bring it for discussion at the next meeting.

Replacement of Outboard Motor. Louis made a motion to purchase a new 5 HP Nissan outboard motor. Veronique seconded the motion. It was noted that this engine is a good size, not too big or too small, and has been well liked in the past. The motion passed unanimously.

Status of Capri 16.5. Dan made a motion to restrict the Capri to Senior sign out, with floatation on the mast and a Senior on board at all times. The motion stipulated that the boat must be locked with a Dayleader lock at all times when not signed out, and that it must be rinsed after each use. The Dayleader will be instructed to encourage all members to try the boat out. The motion was seconded by Narcisse, and passed unanimously.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 1995. A lecture on "GPS and Other On-Board Electronics" will be presented by John Drewery prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.