1999.12.28 - General
Tuesday December 28, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 28, 1999
Joe Matera, Malu Lujan, Scott McLean, Brian Herlihy, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Naim Busek, Isabella La Rocca.
- A motion was made to approve Jesse Cohen, age 14, for membership. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to approve Sypko Andreae’s senior project to organize a volunteer Dayleader program as outlined in the attached. The vote passed unanimously.
- Scott will organize a work project to clean the ovens at the BYC because of complaints that they were dirty after the last General Membership meeting.
- A motion was made to approve a $500 budget for periodic service for the outboard motors in the year 2000. The motion was withdrawn.
- A motion was made to approve Dean for up to $300 for the 20-hour maintenance service for the 15 hp motor. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 2 opposed.
- Commodore Joe reports that the next Ex Comm meeting will be Tuesday, January 11. He will try to reserve a room at the Pyramid Brewery. The tax assessor is still figuring out what we owe or if we are due a refund. Joe is about to start work on our insurance policy to lower our rates.
- Vice Commodore Malu reports that Ex Comm meetings are better than sex.
- First Vice Commodore Scott reports that we have 8 boats up and running. He needs people to make note in the general log book about which centerboards are still sagging or having problems.
- Second Vice Commodore reports that we haven’t had good wind in a month.
- Rear Commodore Dean reports that we had teachers and no students last Saturday. Come get lessons at no charge.
- Port Captain Mark reports that he is still looking for dayleader through Cal’s work-study program.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.12.14 - General
Tuesday December 14, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 14, 1999
Present: Joe Matera, Rebecca Hausman for Malu Lujan, Scott McLean, Brian Herlihy, Chris Havel, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Isabella La Rocca.
- A motion was made to approve Rebecca for $300 for printing and postage for the Floating Bottle. The vote passed unanimously.
- There was a discussion as to how to increase volunteer dayleading.
- A motion was made to approve Chris Havel for up to $500 to rig Donald with a spinnaker. The vote passed with 4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 3 abstentions.
- A motion was made to approve Robert Ofsevits for up to $250 to replace the motor mount for Donald. The vote passed with 7 in favor, and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to leave a 5 hp motor locked on the motor mount on Daisy for a trial period of 4 months. The vote passed with 6 in favor, and 2 abstentions.
- The next Ex Comm meeting will be Tuesday, December 28, at 7pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.
- Rebecca acting as Vice Commodore Malu reports that she saw a really good meteor shower, is working on grant proposals, and is working with Megan on advertising.
- First Vice Commodore reports that the boats are in good shape. The mast on Hull 6 has been stepped with the new shrouds and the centerboard has been repacked. Four hulls still need the centerboards repacked.
- Second Vice Commodore reports that bought 8 awesome Bic boards at $200 each. Brian will need help clearing space in the lockers for them and marking them with the CSC logo.
- Third Vice Commodore Chris reports that there was some minor tuning on Daisy’s mast. Chris need to make an inventory of senior projects being done on the keel boats as well as projects that must be done.
- Rear Commodore Dean requests that skippers come down and teach on Saturdays.
- Port Captain Mark reports that he is prepared to hire dayleaders in a heartbeat.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.11.09 - Excom
Tuesday November 09, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
November 9, 1999
Joe Matera, Scott McLean, John Frazier, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Roland Brunner, Isabella La Rocca.
- A motion was made to approve Dean for $150 to replace the battery on the 15 hp motor. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to approve Scott for $100 for surveys for the Boat Design committee. They will be distributed at the General Membership meeting. The vote passed with 3 in favor and 4 abstentions.
- A motion was made to approve Peter Tang’s senior project to replace the flotation on an ensign. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 2 abstentions.
- A motion was made to approve Ernest Galvan’s senior project to eliminate property taxes, pending his attendance at an Ex Comm meeting. The vote passed with 5 in favor, 1 abstention, and 1 opposed.
- A motion was made to raise the windsurfing locker associate membership dues to $250 per year. The vote passed with 5 in favor, 1 abstention, and 1 opposed. The motion will be raised at the General Membership meeting.
- A motion was made to raise the race associate membership dues to $75. There was no second.
- A motion was made to raise the race a the race associate membership dues to $65. The vote passed with 4 in favor, 2 abstentions, and 1 opposed. The motion will be raised at the General Membership meeting.
- Rebecca is requesting submissions for the Fall 1999 "Floating Bottle," including pictures and poetry submissions. Bonus points for rhyming. The deadline is November 23.
- The date for the General Membership election meeting has been changed to Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 7 pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club. The motions to raise the dues (to $50/quarter, $175/year, $45/quarter, $150/year for students, $250 for windsurfing locker associate membership, and $65/year for race associate membership) will be discussed and voted on. There will also be discussions about replacing the teaching dinghy fleet. Please submit agenda items and nominations.
- The next Ex Comm meeting will be Tuesday, December 14.
- Commodore Joe reports 3 SPECTACULAR windsurfing days last week! He is inspired to continue his windsurfing pursuits in Baja.
- First Vice-commodore Scott reports that the boats are in excellent conditions thanks to a select group of people doing repairs. He believes the Lidos could last a long time with routine maintenance.
- Third Vice-commodore John reports that he purchased the sails but colors and numbers remain to be decided on. Dewey is broken. John will not be running for office next term.
- Rear commodore Dean reports that he is returning the Evinrude 6 hp motor because it isn’t suitable for club purposes (it’s heavy and awkward). He is looking into buying a replacement.
- Treasurer Roland reports that the checking account has about $3,000 in it and the money market account has about $65,000. He intends to make an analysis of the basic monthly operating costs for the club.
- Secretary Isabella reports 3 SPECTACULAR windsurfing days last week! She is inspired to continue her windsurfing pursuits in Baja.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.10.28 - Excom
Thursday October 28, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
October 28, 1999
Joe Matera, Megan Buckley, Scott McLean, Brian Herlihy, John Frazier, Dean Atkinson, Isabella La Rocca.
- A motion was made to allow Erica Petrofsky, 12 years old, to join the club. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to reword the proposal for the trip to Baja to clarify the Club’s involvement in the trip. The changes to the new proposal are that the trip will not be "club-sponsored" and that members using club gear will be required to sign a statement that they are sailing at their own risk and that the club is not liable for any incidences or injuries that may occur. The proposal will be posted with the minutes and on the Baja forum on Egroups. The vote passed with 5 in favor, one opposed and one abstention.
- A motion was made to form a committee, chaired by Saul Schumsky, to explore the possibility of building a club teaching dinghy of about 14 feet. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to form a committee, chaired by Rebecca, to explore the possibility of buying and testing dinghies to replace the Lidos. The vote passed unanimously.
- There will be a General Membership election meeting on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 7 pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club. The motion to raise the dues (to $50/quarter, $175/year, $45/quarter, $150/year for students) will be discussed and voted on. There will also be a discussion about replacing the teaching dinghy fleet. Please submit agenda items and nominations.
- A motion was made to approve Brian for $3,000 ($331 over the budget to be recouped by selling old, unused boards) to purchase 15 Bic boards in excellent condition, including fins and footstraps. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to approve John for $3,250 ($250 over the budget to be recouped from the advertising budget surplus) to purchase keel boat sails. The vote passed with 6 in favor and one abstention.
- Commodore Joe congratulates Scott and the volunteers for getting all the Lidos in the water. Joe requests a member who is an attorney to investigate an exemption from property tax. The next Ex Comm meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.
- Vice-commodore Megan reports that Open House is on November 6th & 7th. She wants to thank skippers for teaching on Mondays and Thursdays and requests that they come for the Open House.
- First Vice-commodore Scott requests that if you break it, fix it, otherwise he has to fix it.
- Third Vice-commodore John reports that the booms on the Ensigns are corroded and will fail soon. He removed the flotation tank from Dewey and discovered rot, termites, and stagnant water. John needs help making repairs and requests members to undertake repairs as their senior projects.
- Rear commodore Dean encourages members to crew on Sundays mornings.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.09.30 - Excom
Thursday September 30, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 30, 1999
Joe Matera, Megan Buckley, Scott McLean, Brian Herlihy, John Frazier, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Isabella La Rocca, Roland Brunner.
- A motion was made to appoint Scott McLean for the position of First Vice-Commodore. The motion passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to change the operating rules so that another person, in addition to the Rating Committee Chair, can be designated by Ex Comm to administer the Senior, Cruising, and Senior Windsurfing written tests. The motion passed with 7 in favor, 1 abstention and 1 opposed.
- A motion was made to approve Rebecca Haussman to administer Senior, Cruising, and Senior Windsurfing written tests. The vote passed with 7 in favor, 1 abstention, and 1 opposed.
- A motion was made to approve Naim Busek be approved to check people out on the high performance dinghies and administer Junior rigging and sailing tests. The motion passed with 8 in favor and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to change to the operating rules in Section 6 to include the following paragraph: "During foggy conditions, non-seniors shall remain within sight of the dayleader." The vote passed with 8 in favor and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to accept a donation of 9 lockers. The vote passed with 5 favor, 3 opposed and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to approve $200 for club tax preparation. The vote passed unanimously.
- The first draft of Isabella’s proposal for the trip to Baja this winter was reviewed. Recommendations were made and the report will be reviewed at the next Ex Comm meeting.
- Commodore Joe reports that we have received cancellations of property tax assessments for all Lidos and Ensigns. We received another positive letter from BYA Summer Camp. It will be posted at the club house.
- First Vice-commodore Scott asks that Jiffy Reef lines be kept on the boats at all times. We have four Lidos down about which he is waiting for an update from Alex Athanasopoulos. We are planning to move the chain plates to the rail and to remove all bolts from rubrails. Scott will be at the club every afternoon and would like help. Call him at (510) 834-1604. We are also looking for a new Laser/Byte Chair.
- Second Vice-commodore Brian reports that we have received all the parts we ordered from Chinook (universals, uphauls, harness lines, and downhauls). We have an offer from Bic to sell us last year’s short boards for $150-200 each. Brian will report back on that. We have received our kayak paddles and they are painted and in operation. Please read the notice from Brian that is posted in the club house. Please send letters of thanks to Ezzy Sails and Windance for the new sails we received this summer.The addresses are: Windance Inc., 108 Hwy. 35, Hood River, OR 97031; David Ezzy, 760 Mopua, Haiku, HI 96708. Also, Windance is offering CSC members a $50 discount on new Ezzy sails. Their web site is address is www.windance.com.
- Third Vice-commodore John reports that he spent $140 at Metal Magic to replace Dewey’s gooseneck and it is back in service. Thank you to Chris Havel. John will be hauling out 2 Ensigns in the near future.
- Rear Commodore Dean reports that he made an analysis of the membership data base and posted it to the e-mail list. Please come teach people to sailing and windsurfing, especially on Thursdays and Saturdays.
- Treasurer Roland estimates that we have 590 members. Based on the membership of the last 6 weeks, in the next two months we will be down to 500 members.
- Secretary Isabella reports that there is confusion about the whether the latest version of the blue Introductory Handbook for Sailing Lido 14’s at the Cal Sailing Club is the one dated August 5, 1998. If you have a later version or the original of the August 5 version, please contact her within the next week at (510) 839-4652.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.08.26 - Excom
Thursday August 26, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 26, 1999
Present: Joe Matera, Megan Buckley, Brian Herlihy, John Frazier, Alex Athanasopoulos, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Isabella La Rocca.
Agenda: - A motion was made to approve Scott McLean for $650 for a new rig for the laser. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 2 abstentions.
- A motion was made to table a change to the operating rules to include the following paragraph, written by Ed Shirk, pending revisions. "Reduced visibility. The junior skipper area is restricted to those parts of the geographic area that are clearly visible from the clubhouse steps. If visibility deteriorates, for example from fog or rain, then skippers must immediately begin sailing toward the dock, until they are confident that they are visible from the steps." The vote failed with 2 in favor, 4 opposed, and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to change the operating rules as above. The motion was tabled until the next Ex Comm meeting.
- Joe announced that Ed Shirk has been appointed Rating Committee Chair.
- Joe brought the following issues up for future discussion: 1. Changing the meetings from Thursdays to Mondays; 2. Reducing meetings to once a month. 3. Having an individual sell club accessories (hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, burgees) as a small business with a percentage to the Club.
- A motion was made to approve Mark Yampanis’ Senior Project to coordinate the yard expansion. The vote passed unanimously.
- Hester Burn Callendar pointed out that we are borrowing a Boston whaler from the Richmond Yacht club for this weekend’s Small Boat Racing Associating regatta and that she would like the organizers of the regatta to present this to Ex Comm before the regatta so that we don’t overextend ourselves.
- A motion was made for Dan Twelker and Charles Clausen to take a kayak on a cruise to China Camp. The motion passed with 5 in favor and 3 abstentions.
- A motion was made that the club contribute $50 to the food consumed at this Ex Comm meeting. The vote failed with 2 in favor, 5 opposed and 2 abstentions.
Reports: - Commodore Joe reports he went to the tax assessors office because we’ve gotten billed for property that had previously been exempted so that our property tax is reduced from over $1,000 to about $400 retroactive to last year. Joe has also renegotiated our liability insurance from $10,000 to $7,000. We are also saving money on our lease and we are earning interest on a money market account. The General Membership meeting has been changed to September 16 because it is the only date we could get at the Berkeley Yacht Club. There will be no Ex Comm meetings on September 9 and September 23. The next Ex Comm meeting will be on September 30.
- Vice-Commodore Megan reports she is back from Alaska and is still rocking. There is still a little money in the advertising account with which she is considering hiring a company to post flyers for approximately $25/week. We are still running an ad in the Express and Megan will be running the next BBQ on Labor Day weekend.
- First Commodore Alex reports that lido repairs are progressing slowly. One and a half need to be reassembled and various people are helping. Four lidos are working. Thanks to Ed Shirk, Peter Kuhn, Bill Prinzmetal, and Payam for repairing and repainting Jim Dandy and helping install the new motor - it will be working by the weekend. Thanks to Peter Kuhn for building the new jib halyard winch handle. We have lost 2 lido boom vangs due to cannibalization.
- Second Vice-Commodore Brian reports that certain boards will be dedicated to windsurfing instructors at each level. He will inform us further at the next meeting. There will be 2 more photo shoots for lessons and another on a high wind day. A motion was made to approve Brian for the purchase 2 more HiFly Maxes from Boardsports for $1200. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 2 abstentions.
- Third Vice-Commodore John reports that Daisy will probably be rebuilt by next week. He will take Dewey out to repair the gooseneck.
- Rear Commodore Dean reports that the data from his e-mail survey does not support problems with windsurfing instruction and is pleased with the proposal for incentives for windsurfing instruction.
- Treasurer Roland reports that we have been accepted to the Jazz Cup race and information will be posted next week. We have $65,000 in the money market and $3,000 in the checking account. He is concerned that more money is going out than coming in especially because of the yard expansion and increased boat maintenance. He recommends that we stick to the budget. Our income is about $8,000 a month.
- Secretary Isabella reports that she is having membership cards, Lido manuals, and windsurfing signout sheets printed.
1999.08.12 - Excom
Thursday August 12, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 12, 1999
Joe Matera, Ingrid Pulhug, John Frazier, Dean Atkinson, Mark Yampanis, Roland Brunner.
- A motion was made to renew Charles Clausen’s Cruise Rating. Dan Twelker will check out his docking skills. The vote passed unanimously
- A membership meeting is scheduled for September 9. Cards will be mailed.
- The rating committee will meet one hour prior to the membership meeting to elect a new chair person.
- Incentives to encourage windsurfing teachers were discussed.
- A motion was made to approve Dan Twelker’s Cruising Skipper rating. Letters of recommendation were read from his qualifying cruises. The vote passed unanimously.
- The next Ex Comm meeting will be held at Circus Pub. A motion was made to expend $50 for Ex Comm members at each Ex Comm meeting. The vote failed with 3 in favor, 3 opposed and 1 abstention.
- Commodore Joe reports that many crew are showing up for Sunday racing and all racing is gaining popularity. Scott McLean will build an improved storage system for the lasers.
- Second Vice-Commodore Ingrid reports that an account has been established with Chinook to purchase equipment.
Photographs will be taken on Saturday morning of members with our new sails for our donors.
- Third Vice-Commodore John reports that Daisy’s mast was rebuilt for $1,300. Dean thanked John for his tireless effort. Dewey’s forestay was replaced because of mysterious damage. The 25hp motor has arrived an will be installed in the next few weeks.
- Rear Commodore Dean is saddened to hear of the lack of instruction.
- Treasurer Roland reports that we have a balance in the checking account of $8,000 and in the money market account of $65,000. Kayak paddles have been purchased from Boardsports and they need to be picked up.
The meeting was adjourned.
Amendment to July 29 Ex Comm Meeting Minutes:
- A motion to amend the operating rules regarding our policy toward underage members was made. The motion proposed changing the operating rules to read:
"Section IV.12 Minors (under age 17) may join by obtaining special permission from the CSC Executive Committee and by having a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Before sailing or windsurfing, members under age seventeen must advise the dayleader that a young member will be on the water. Members under age fourteen must have a parent or responsible adult present when they are at the club or on the water.
Section XI.5 No one under the age of 17 may obtain a Club rating without the approval of the Executive Committee. Under no circumstances may anyone under the age of 12 obtain a rating. No one under the age of 18 may obtain a Senior Skipper, Cruising Skipper, or Senior Windsurfing rating."
The motion passed by a vote of six in favor; none against; and two abstentions.
1999.07.29 - Excom
Thursday July 29, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES JULY 29, 1999
Joe Matera, Dean Atkinson, Ingrid Pulhug,Mark Yampanis, Isabella La Rocca, Roland Brunner.
- Ingrid will start Sunday windsurfing lessons in the future.
- A motion was made to approve Jeremy Quinn’s proposal to remove the dilapidated locker on the deck next to the tool shed and replace it with a new structure that includes a storage place for a grill for up to $350. The motion passed with 4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention. The new design will be posted with the minutes.
- Wilder Lee has designed a new Parental Consent and Medical Release Form for minors. Isabella will have copies printed and placed in a separate binder for youth members.
- Closed session agenda item. A motion was made to authorize for up to $1040.63 Wilder Lee to negotiate a settlement with Rob Murrow who worked 231.35 hours as a day leader last summer without having completed the contract with UC Berkeley. The vote passed unanimously.
- James Wei has resigned as Laser/Byte Fleet Chair and Joe has appointed Scott McLean as his replacement.
- A motion was made to approve Allan Champion for $2,500 to build a fence along the north side of the property to the end of the rental lockers. The vote passed with 4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to reduce the scope of Allan Champion’s senior project to the installation of the fence. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to approve Marc Steigleder for $260 for four new kayak paddles. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 opposed.
- A motion was made to allow Rebecca, Jolanda, and Gina to organize a 2 day women’s instruction seminar. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 abstention.
- Commodore Joe would like to see more Lidos working more of the time.
- Second Vice-Commodore Ingrid reports that the HiFly Maxx was incorporated into the fleet and has received mostly favorable review. Following more reviews we will purchase a mix of Magnums and Maxxes in the future. Brian is currently working on setting up an account with Chinook so that we can buy equipment at cost. He has purchased and received footstraps and harness lines which will be stored underneath the windsurfing work bench. He will also be purchasing more downhaul line to keep there also. New masts will be purchased soon. Negotiations for the Bic Technos have been stalled.
- Treasurer Roland reports that he is in the process of changing the accounts with the bank so that by next week all checks will be out. We have a balance in the checking account of $5,900 and in the money market account of $71,433.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.07.15 - Excom
Thursday July 15, 1999
EX COMM MEETING MINUTES JULY 15, 1999
Joe Matera, Alex Athanapoulis, Dean Atkinson, Bryan Herlihy, Ingrid Pulhug, John Frazier, Isabella La Rocca, Roland Brunner.
- A motion was made to appoint Roland Brunner to the position of Treasurer. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to appoint Dean Atkinson to the position of Treasurer. The vote passed unanimously.
- Dan Acland reports that Bigfoot is improved, her insulin dose is adjusted and her water intake is down from about a quart to about a cup of water a day. A motion was made to approve $410 for Dan to pay boatowners for the estimated amount of the damage caused by negligence. The vote passed unanimously.
- John Myall brought up the increase in the State Dept. of Boating and Waterways budget of $24 million. John will talk to Milu about reapplying for funds from the State. All plans for the expanded yard fence should be presented to Alan Champion by Wed. 7/28 for a vote at the next Ex Comm meeting.
- Elizabeth Simon will resign from the position of Chair of Rating Committee. Joe will expect interested members to contact him and will appoint a replacement at the next Ex Comm meeting.
- Dan Twelker brought up the issue of Rob Morrow who worked 231.35 hours as a day leader last summer without having completed the contract with UC Berkeley. Dan has agreed to consult with Wilder Lee about the possibility of compensating Rob Morrow.
- Joe has appointed Guy Housewright Photography Chair. Guy will be authorized for expenses up to $100.
- A motion was made to approve Alex Case’s proposal to paint the deck on the next ensign that gets hauled as his senior project. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to rescind the approval of Alex’s proposal for failure to complete the senior project approval process. The vote failed with 2 in favor, 4 opposed and 1 abstention.
- A motion was made to approve Alex for up to $1,000 to replace up to 8 lido booms. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to approve John Frazier for up to $150 for to acquire a Rhodes trailer. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to approve Isabella’s proposal to investigate the viability of a club-sponsored winter windsurfing trip to Baja California as her senior windsurfing project. Issues to be researched would be safety, transportation, destinations, road conditions, best dates for the trip, campsites and hotels, rescue operations, and insurance. She will present a report to Ex Comm, and if it is approved she will organize the trip. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 1 abstention.
- Hester Burn-Callander is concerned that the increase in racing memberships to $75 is discouraging members and recommended that it be reduced.
- James Wei and Dean Atkinson will investigate the possibility of building a laser dolly.
- A motion was made to allow 3 people on the JY under the supervision of James Wei, John Frazier, or Peter Kuhn. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made to purchase one set of day/night signaling devices to be checked out by senior skippers. The vote failed with 2 in favor and 4 opposed.
- Commodore report: Joe received a letter from UCAC with various complaints about CSC members. The letter will posted at the clubhouse.
- First Vice-Commodore Alex reports on the success of laser/byte racing. All boats are in good repair and sailors are having fun. Five lidos are working.
- Second Vice-Commodore Bryan reports that windsurfing lessons are not going well - Ingrid and Dean will consult to improve these. A motion was made to approve Bryan for $800 to purchase 2 slightly used Bic Techno boards in A+ condition ($500) and 3 one-piece masts ($300). The vote passed unanimously. The boards will arrive on August 1.
- Third Vice Commodore John would like to re-rig Daisy. A motion was made to approve him for $800 for this purpose. The vote passed with 6 in favor and 1 abstention. He has installed throw ropes on Donald and Daisy. All keelboats are working and all five were out last night.
- Rear Commodore Dean reports that Chi Deng will be given a list of names to contact for windsurfing lessons.
- Secretary Isabella reports that the Racing Manuals, Windsurfing Books, and Windsurfing Sign-out sheets have been printed.
- Treasurer Roland reports that he has worked with Marcelline about accounting procedures and he will buy Quickbooks accounting software. Isabella, Joe, and Roland will sign the Business Signature Replacement Card.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.07.01 - Excom
Thursday July 01, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB
Ex Comm Minutes
July 1, 1999
The following is the amended 7/1 Ex Comm minutes per James Wei’s request for clarification about the motion that the checkout procedures for the lasers AND BYTES be mandatory as it is for special junior dinghies (JY15, 470 AND RHODES). The amended minutes will be posted in the clubhouse this week.
Joe Matera, Alex Athanapoulis, Bob Hood, Bryan Herlihy, John Frazier, Isabella La Rocca, Marceline Therrien.
- A motion was made to allow Brian White and Paul Bajada, both aged 14, to join the club and be eligible for up to a Junior rating. The motion passed unanimously.
- A motion was made for Mark Steigleder to buy 2 kayak paddles up to $200. The motion passed with five in favor and 2 abstentions.
- A motion was made to approve James Wei’s senior project to build a wooden storage rack for the lasers and bytes in cooperation with the new yard plan. James will return with specific plans. The motion passed unanimously.
- John Myall brought up the issue of the fence for the expanded yard.
Issues that must be resolved are where we will put a gate, whether and how we will use the existing fence, whether we will fence the western boundary, and whether and where we will pave. John will return with further information, with Alan Champion’s input.
- A motion was made for James Wei to buy parts for lasers and bytes up to $300. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made for Peter Kuehn to buy a new Yamaha 4 stroke motor for the rescue skiff per the attached e-mail up to $4000. Joe Matera has a copy of Peter’s letter to Yamaha. The vote passed with six in favor and one abstention. Dean will investigate the possibility of including the motor trim and tilt which may allow the skiff to be used at low tide.
- A motion was made to approve John Frazier’s proposal for a senior project to install and break in the new motor. He will write a booklet on the maintenance of the motor. The vote passed unanimously.
- James Wei was appointed the Laser/byte Chair. His duties would be to assist and advise Alex in their maintenance, and to coordinate lessons once a week. James will have the ability to take the lasers out of commission for maintenance at reasonable times. He will also be approved for purchases up to $100.
- A motion was made to approve Dean to declare a workday on Sunday.
The vote passed with six in favor and one abstention.
- A motion was made that the checkout procedures for the lasers and bytes be mandatory as it is for special junior dinghies (JY15, 470 and Rhodes). The vote passed with six in favor and one abstention.
- A motion was made that James be permitted to check out people on the lasers and bytes. The vote passes with 6 in favor and one abstention.
- A motion was made to approve Ivan to borrow a class legal laser sail from July 7 until July 14. He will return it in the same condition and complete his work hours before borrowing the sail. The vote passed with 6 in favor and one abstention.
- A motion was made to rescind permission for John Frazier to take the lasers to the Delta as outlined at the last Ex Comm meeting because a byte was taken instead of a laser without proper permission. The vote passed with 4 in favor and 3 opposed.
- A motion was made to allow John to take one laser to the Delta this weekend. The vote passed with 6 in favor and one opposed.
- A motion was made for Martin Jonikas, aged 17, to be eligible to become a senior windsurfer. The vote passed unanimously.
- A motion was made that any Ex Comm member can call a workday. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 2 abstentions.
- Ex-Commodore’s report by Rebecca: she has changed the fee for Sunday’s BBQ and will post a sign. She is collecting donations for Bigfoot. An anonymous member made a donation of $200.
- First Vice-Commodore Alex reports on the workday 2 weekdays: It was successful, though there was a shortage of supervisors. Two lidos are still out of commission. Titanic is right side up.
- Second Vice-Commodore Brian did an inventory of the sails: We have 50 novice sails and 55 junior plus sails including the new sails. 20 sails were thrown out, and many Junior plus sails were converted to novice sails. A workday was called to number the sails. He will post the inventory breakdown in the windsurfing locker. A motion was made for Brian to buy a Maxus board and 5 booms with harness lines up to $1500. The vote passed unanimously.
- Third Vice Commodore John reports that he spent $175 on a new tiller for Huey, a tiller extension for the JY and misc. Talked with Steve Seal about replacing the rigging for Daisy, which will probably cost about $800.
- Rear Commodore Bob reports that lessons are continuing. Bob has retired from the position and Joe has appointed Dean Atkinson interim Rear Commodore.
- Secretary Isabella reports that she is having Racing Manuals and Windsurfing Books printed. Operating Rules will be updated for the next printing.
- Treasurer Marceline reports that we have $73,368, which is slightly lower than expected.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.06.17 - Excom
Thursday June 17, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB
Ex Comm Minutes
June 17, 1999
Present: Joe Matera, Alex Athanasopoulos, Bryan Herlihy, Ingrid Pulhug, John Frazier, Isabella La Rocca, Marceline Therrien.
Agenda: - A motion was made to reimburse Dan Acland for Bigfoot’s expenses, estimated at $500/year. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 abstention. Rebecca agreed to negotiate with the vet to reduce the $970 fee and will return with a report. The Club will seek donations to support Bigfoot .
- Laura requested approval on her senior project to rewrite the Junior Skipper’s Test so that it will be less ambiguous, easier to correct and emphasize safety issues. She will ask the rating committee and several juniors to review the first draft. The vote passed unanimously.
- John Myall will encourage Alan Champion to organize the first meeting of the committee for the expansion of the yard and installation of fence and establish whether Alan can continue on the project.
- A motion was made that Alex be authorized to spend up $260 to buy 2 top sections for the mast and to repair the sail on a laser. The vote passed with five in favor and one abstention.
- A motion was made for John Frazier to sign out 2 lasers from June 26 through July 6 for a trip to Decker Island in the Delta. It will be publicized on the internet and with some posters at the Club house. Necessary repairs will be made before the trip. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 opposed.
- A motion was made for approval of up to $250 for James to fix the lasers. The vote passed unanimously.
Reports: - Ex-Commodore’s Report by Rebecca: She will order life jackets and will work to get some donated.
- Vice-Commodore’s Report by Rebecca for Megan Buckley: Megan has taken care of ads while she is in Alaska and Rebecca is responsible for the BBQ’s.
- First Vice-Commodore Alex reports that we have 6 lidos working, and a motion was made for Alex to make Saturday a work day. The vote passed with 5 in favor and 1 abstention.
- Second Vice-Commodores Brian and Ingrid reported on the windsurfing meeting this evening at 6pm. An inventory will be made of equipment, after which the equipment will be updated. Lesson times have been changed to Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm with sign-ups from 1-6 PM and Saturdays from 10-1 on a first come first served basis. Skill clinics, demo days, equipment repair, and special events such as racing were also discussed. They will also look into a possible problem with the Revo HiFly novice boards.
- A motion was made to accept John Frazier for the position of Third Vice Commodore. The vote passed unanimously. John reported that one of the Ensigns is out and Dan Twelker is working on it. Daisy needs new rigging so he’ll call Steve Seal about it. The Club was closed from about 7pm on Sunday 6/13 until about 5pm the following day because both skiffs were broken.
- Treasurer Marceline reviewed information about purchases and reimbursements for the new Ex-Com members.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.06.03 - General
Thursday June 03, 1999
Ex Comm Minutes
June 3, 1999
He ask'd the Waves, and ask'd the Felon winds,
What hard mishap hath doom'd this gentle swain?
And question'd every gust of rugged wings
That blows from off each beaked Promontory.
They knew not of his story,
And sage Hippotades their answer brings,
That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd
The Air was calm, and on the level brine,
Sleek Panope with her sisters play'd.
It was that fateful and perfidious Bark
Built in th'eclipse, and rigged with curses dark,
That sunk so low that sacred head of thine.
CAL SAILING CLUB
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JUNE 3, 1999
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: There has been some great sailing this year. The weather and water have been colder than usual so please be aware and prepared. Among the club's activities are giving land lessons to the kids at the Shorebird Nature Center to teach them a little about sailing. We also give free rides to other youth programs. A Laser, Byte, and JY-15 racing series is being organized by James Wai. Bigfoot has been recently diagnosed with diabetes. Fritz Loechner has been instrumental in her recent care and in finding her a home with Dan Acland who will be able to give her the medical care she needs on a daily basis. Some female members of the club have heard negative comments of a sexual nature at the club. We want to create an environment at the club that is friendly and welcoming for everyone. Our license agreement with the city has finally been finalized, not only do we get more space, but we also get a fourth free berth.
Vice Commodore Megan Buckley was out of town but has placed ads for the club in several places and has the V-C's duties running smoothly.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that there are five working Lidos and 5 laser/bytes working. Neither Rhodes is sailable at the moment.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch has good news! We have received donations of twenty windsurfing sails from Ezzi Sails and four sails from Wind Wing (thanks to Brian Herlihy). But remember, damaged sails cost a lot to repair so please be careful with our sails and don't leave them unattended on the dock or at the hoist.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier missed the meeting due to an ankle (windsurfing) injury. However, one Ensign is unsailable. Racing on Friday nights has gone well. Our keelboats have occasionally met with solid objects but Senior skippers have done a great job of reporting damage and repairing the boats. Robert Ofsevit replaced a broken boom in record time (two weeks).
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that dinghy lessons are proceeding apace; Wednesday night keelboat lessons are experiencing an increased level of teaching thanks to several teaching stalwarts. The windsurfing lesson program is still getting off the ground and more teachers are needed. The Lido Fastrack program went well in May and two more are scheduled for June and July. We are looking for volunteers to organize a windsurfing fastrack program. Louis Benainous' lecture series will appear again this summer -- check the club for a schedule. And remember -- with 20 lesson credits, an instructor can get a free hat.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports that we enjoyed a safe spring. He wistfully notes the Chi has graduated and will no longer be dayleading. We have hired a new dayleader, Paul, and are looking to hire several more work-study students to daylead.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports that last year our gross revenue was about $88,000. Our expenses went up with our revenue so that our net revenue was down from last year.
The secretary reports that he has nothing to report.
Tool Shed Chair Karen Huff noted that Club members have been good about keeping the toolshed neat and clean!
A new Ex Comm was elected at this meeting. The newly elected officers are as follows:
Commodore: Joe Matera
Vice-Commodore: Megan Buckley
First Vice-Commodore: Alex Athanasopoulos
Second Vice-Commodore: Brian Herlihy and Ingrid Pulhug (as a team)
Third Vice-Commodore: John Frazier (in an advisory vote)
Rear Commodore: Bob Hood
Port Captain: Mark Yampanis
Treasurer: Marceline Therrien
Secretary: Isabella La Rocca
The vote for John Frazier was an advisory vote. John was absent from the meeting because of his recent injury and did not submit a written statement of his intent to run as is required to elect a person in absentia. If a position is not filled through the election, then Ex Comm has the power to appoint a person to that position. A vote was taken by the general membership was not binding, but an advisory vote by which Ex Comm could measure support for appointing John to this position. We are glad that John received unanimous support from the membership.
The elections for Commodore and Second Vice-Commodore were contested. The worthy opponent in both races was John Myall. Although John was not lucky enough to win, we are lucky that he maintains a strong interest and leadership role for the windsurfing side of CSC. He has taught many members how to windsurf and repaired countless boards, sails, and booms.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.06.03 - Excom
Thursday June 03, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB
Ex Comm Minutes
June 3, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Wilder Lee, Marceline Therrien, Bob Hood, Alex
Athansopoulos, Mark Yampanis, Matthias Reinsch
The skiff motor. Options discussed were buying a new 25HP four stroke motor; a possible donation of a motor by a manufacturer; and checking out a used motor. The possibility of getting our motors regularly serviced by a professional mechanic was brought up. A motion to approve $200 to service the skiff motor passed unanimously. A motion to temporarily hold off on the purchase of a new motor at this time while other options are pursued passed unanimously.
Chris Havel, a cruising skipper, requested permission to take a club Commander on an overnight private cruise on June 26-27. A motion to allow this private cruise passed unanimously.
1999.05.27 - Excom
Thursday May 27, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB
Ex Comm Minutes
May 27, 1999
Announcements: General Membership Meeting on June 3 at 7 pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Wilder Lee, Mark Yampanis, John Frazier, Bob Hood, Alex Athanasopoulos, Megan Buckley, Marceline Therrien, and Matthias Reinsch
Jolanda de Boer requested approval of her senior project. She proposed organizing the July Fastrack Lido teaching Program. This project was approved unanimously.
Jolanda also addressed the need to make the club more women-friendly. Sometimes women at the club are not made to feel welcome and comfortable. An increased awareness of this issue by all club members is important. There is a need to create a more supportive environment for women. The consensus on Ex Comm was that these points should be wholeheartedly endorsed by the club.
John Myall reported on the joint meeting between the City Planning Commission and the Waterfront Commission. The impending preliminary design concept for marina improvements had been thrown into disarray by a vote by the Berkeley City Council against any major developments at the marina. The City Council was opposed to any large new buildings being added to the marina. Other parts of the marina plan not affected by the city council vote include paving the parking lot by CSC; creating a private windsurfing club with membership open to the public; and enhancing the CSC and Cal Adventures fences.
Greg Davids appeared before Ex Comm to petition for a Cruising Skipper Rating. He submitted the requisite letters of recommendation. Ex Comm voted to confer the rating of Cruising Skipper upon Greg by a vote of seven in favor and one abstention. Congratulations, Greg!
Paul Herzmark reported upon the meeting between Uncle Donald and the rocks by the Berkeley Yacht Club last Saturday. On a gusty, windy day with the winds at 25+ knots, Uncle Donald was involved in a round-up after a jib that left the avuncular sloop against the rocks. Damage includes scratches both under and over the waterline. Uncle Donald will need to be hauled out to repair this damage. Marceline noted that wind speeds have often exceeded thirty knots (the club's upper limit) this summer and that all skippers should check the wind speed before venturing forth.
A motion to approve $300 for the haulout and repair of Donald passed unanimously.
James Wai requested permission to organize Laser races. There has been a lot of interest in Laser racing among the members. James is also working on plans to allow non-members with their own boats to join in the fun. Look for more information on this later.
Graham Hale and Peter Baczek informed the club that a person associated with the Berkeley Marina Center has taken offense at club boats sailing near the hoist by the marine center. Peter checked with the harbor master who did not believe this area to be off-limits to sailing although the docks near the hoist are private docks.
A motion to approve $500 for the purchase of 25 new lifejackets passed unanimously.
Ex Comm was faced with the unpleasant task of handling two disciplinary issues.
Disciplinary issue #1: a new Junior Skipper sail a Laser far out of the Junior sailing area. The member admitted the infraction and admitted he knew he was outside the area. Ex Comm decided that this member should atone for this infraction by rereading the Operating Rules, completing a work project that consists a minimum of four hours of work and be subject to an automatic suspension of three weeks should he sail outside the appropriate sailing area within the next year.
Disciplinary issue #2: a male club member made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature to a prospective female member. The prospective member had never met this male club member before. As a result of these comments the prospective member did not join the club. The member in question admitted making the comment and acknowledged that the comment was inappropriate. The member also said there was more to the story but refused to say more about the incident. Ex Comm believed that there was a high risk that this member would engage in similar conduct in the future. Ex Comm, by a vote of seven in favor and two abstentions, revoked this person's membership in the Club until November 30, 1999 at which time he may petition Ex Comm to rejoin the Club.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: Dan Acland has submitted a financial report for his own Uncle Donald incident this winter.
Bigfoot has diabetes. Fritz Loechner has been taking responsibility for her but we need to find a permanent home for her. Her treatment involves one to two shots per day.
Vice-Commodore Megan Buckley reports that we have an ad in the East Bay Express running for 19 weeks.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that we have five Lidos out.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch reports that Ezzi sails has donated 20 sails. Wind Wing has donated 4 sails. The new sails need letters and numbers. The Swap Meet on May 16 was a success. Also Neilpryde came down to the club on May 23 to let members demo some of their equipment.
Third Vice-Commodore's Report by John Frazier: New vents have been installed on the Ensigns. Daisy has new halyards and should be operational by tomorrow.
A motion was made to authorize the expenditure of $4,000 for a new skiff motor that is a 30HP four-stroke motor provided that there is a one week period for research on alternatives and subject to confirmation on June 3. This motion passed by a vote of seven in favor and two opposed.
Port Captain: no report
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports that "We have money." Membership receipts are good. If you paid for reimbursable expenses, please get the receipt and reimbursement form to Marceline.
Secretary: no report.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.05.13 - Excom
Thursday May 13, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB
Ex Comm Minutes
May 13, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Bob Hood, Mark Yampanis, Wilder Lee, Matthias Reinsch, Megan Buckley, Marceline Therrien, Alex Athanasopoulos
Dragos Maciuca sought approval of his senior project. He proposed fixing Lido #7, specifically the hull deck joint and the shroud plates. A motion to approve this project passed unanimously.
Robert Ofsevit reported that the boom on Daisy broke while he was sailing. Robert will work on getting quotes for the replacement of the boom.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The General Membership meeting will be June 5, 1999 at the Berkeley Yacht Club. The work day for windsurfing repairs went well. Rebecca is working on a Floating Bottle Edition.
Vice-Commodore Megan Buckley reports that we have ads running in the East Bay Express and the Daily Cal. A preliminary look at the data from her survey indicates that our spending is representative of our membership base.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athansopoulos reports that six Lidos were sailing on Sunday (but only four sailed on Saturday). The green Rhodes has been repaired.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reported that May 16 is the date for the windsurfing swap meet. A motion to authorize Brian Herlihy to call a work day on May 16 during the Swap meet passed unanimously.
Also Brian got Wind Wing to donate four new sails to the club.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that he spent $200 in parts for a new vang on Donald. Donald also has a new wooden motormount. John got a quote for a new four-stroke motor for the skiff of $3800. Finding a cheap motor for the skiff might make a good senior project.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports that he is looking for new dayleaders for summer.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that "teaching is happening" Windsurfing teaching is stumbling along. The Fastrack Program for Lidos will happen, thanks to Roland and Yolanda. A windsurfing fastrack program is in the works. Wednesday nite lessons need more senior skippers.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports "I think we still have some money left."
Secretary Wilder Lee reports that new blue membership cards are in the works.
The meeting was adjourned.
1999.04.29 - Excom
Thursday April 29, 1999
Seaward the salmon, sucked sun slips,
And the dumb swans drub blue
My dabbed bay's dusk, as I hack
This rumpus of shapes
For you to know
How I, a spinning man,
Glory also this star, bird
Roared, sea born, man torn, blood blest.
Cal Sailing Club Minutes
Ex Comm Meeting
April 29, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Mark Yampanis, Wilder Lee, Alex Athanasopoulos, Matthias Reinsch, Marceline Therrien, Bob Hood
Dan Twelker reported on a cruise on which a club kayak was towed behind a Commander to use as a tender for transporting people to shore. Problems with towing the kayak occurred once the wind was over 20 knots the kayak could not be successfully towed. See Dan's written report attached hereto.
There was a discussion over the use of club members' e-mail addresses in connection with a member survey. At least one club member objected to the publication of their e-mail address to the entire membership. In the wake of this incident, the Club stated a policy of not publishing member information.
Dean Atkinson proposed replacing the wooden motor mounts on the keelboats. One of the wooden mounts broke during a cruise in the Oakland Estuary.
A motion to amend the operating rules regarding our policy toward underage members was made. The motion proposed changing the operating rules to read:
Section IV.12 Minors (under age 17) may join by obtaining special permission from the CSC Executive Committee and by having a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Before sailing or windsurfing, members under age seventeen must advise the dayleader that a young member will be on the water. Members under age fourteen must have a parent or responsible adult present when they are at the club or on the water.
Section XI.5 No one under the age of 17 may obtain a Club rating without the approval of the Executive Committee. Under no circumstances may anyone under the age of 12 obtain a rating. No one under the age of 18 may obtain a Senior Skipper, Cruising Skipper, or Senior Windsurfing rating.
This motion passed by a vote of six in favor; none against; and two abstentions.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The Club tested a Hunter 170 last week. Some members liked the boat; others did not. It was a good test of the boat. The boat would need some changes before it would work for the club (forestay, rudder, etc.).
A Open House was schedule for May 1 & 2 with a BBQ on Sunday.
Ashby Shoals Breakfast was a success. Approximately 30 people enjoyed excellent waffles on the mud. A great time was had by all.
The Club's new license agreement with the Marina has been approved by the City Counsel. Only a few signatures are needed to complete the deal. Hooray.
Vice-Commodore's Report by Matthias for the absent Megan Buckley: help is needed with the BBQs at the Open House weekends. Our ad in the East Bay Express will cost $2,000 for the summer.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports that we have a new Dayleader, Paul. The schedule for dayleader's is filling up but we still need some help.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that work is being done on the Green Rhodes. Five Lidos were non-operational last week. Lido problems include: corrosion where the aluminum boom contacts the stainless steel rivets of the boom vang; a leaking centerboard case; and a foredeck lifted off the hull by the forestay.
Second Vice-Commodore's Report by Matthias Reinsch: a windsurfing swap meet at the club is planned for May 16 between 9 and 11. This should give the club a chance to get rid of some equipment that we do not use. Brian Herlihy and Ingrid Pulheg who plan to run jointly for Second Vice-Commodore in June told Ex Comm about some of the projects they were working on.
Ezzi Sails will donate many sails to the Club soon. Wind Wing will also send the club some demo sails.
Demo Days of windsurfing equipment from a manufacturer or dealer are being planned by Brian and Ingrid. On demo days club members will get the chance to test new windsurfing equipment.
A motion to allow Demo Days contingent on any insurance problems being worked out passed by a vote of seven for and one abstention.
A motion to waive the rule that members cannot use Club equipment with non-Club equipment on official Demo Days passed unanimously.
The Club has plans to purchase other Magnum HiFly board.
Brian Herlihy proposed, as a Senior Project, organizing the planned Swap Meet. This would include culling unused club equipment, supervising the meet, and publicity. This project was approved unanimously.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports "It's really blowin'" People are learning how to sail and windsurf. Wednesday nite lessons are going well. More instructors are needed during the week.
We are looking for someone to organize Fast Track Lido and Windsurfing instruction weeks in June and August.
Third Vice-Commodore's Report by John Frazier: all keelboats are sailing. John wants to put solar vents on the Ensigns. This should keep the cubbies much drier and keep the sails and other equipment in better shape.
A motion to approve $330.00 for solar vents for the Ensigns was approved by a vote of six for and one abstention.
Treasurer's Report by Marceline Therrien: a motion to adopt the amended budget passed unanimously. A copy of the amended budget is attached hereto.
Discipline. A disciplinary issue was discussed. A member who signed out a boat did not report or fix a part that broke while they were sailing. The member is asked to appear before Ex Comm.
Another disciplinary issue concerned a report by a student that an instructor was using inappropriate teaching methods including yelling at students, not letting them take the helm, and pushing students farther than they wanted to go. A motion to suspend this member from teaching until the Rear Commodore talks to them and approves them to teach again passed by a vote of six in favor and one abstention.
1999.04.15 - Excom
Thursday April 15, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
April 15, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Bob Hood, John Frazier, Matthias Reinsch, Wilder Lee, Mark Yampanis, Alex Athanasopoulos, Marceline Therrien, Megan Buckley
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The Berkeley Bayfest scheduled for last weekend was canceled because of rain, but the Club gave free rides anyway. Ashby Shoals breakfast is April 18.
First Vice-Commodore's Report by Alex: 3 dinghies are non-operational (1) is demasted, (2) has a centerboard leak, (3) leaks somewhere. The green Rhodes also needs its shrouds repaired.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reports that (1) plans to hold a windsurfing swap meet on May 16 from 9-11 are being explored.
A former club member wanted to bring 15 or so people to the Club for a windsurfing lesson w/o having them join; the consensus was that if people want to learn they should join the club. We aren't set up for that type of program.
Windsurfing sails are being repaired and new gear has been purchased including 4 booms, 2 masts, 6 mast extensions, and footstraps.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that the motormounts on all the keelboats work with all the motors. Ensign Dewey is not sailable. We need new 75% jibs; there are no extra genoas on the ensigns.
Rear Commodore's Report by Bob Hood: Windsurfing lessons have not completely gelled yet, but Chi is on top of it. On the fourth Saturday of every month, Dan Acland gives a Lido teaching seminar at 2 p.m.; this month's topic is persons overboard.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports our finances are unchanged. However, Joe Matera got the Alameda County Assessor's Office to assess our Lido's at $0.00, the Ensigns at $0.00, and the Commanders at $2500 for tax purposes. This should save us significantly on our property tax bill. Good job, Joe!
Bigfoot narrowly escaped tragedy last week when two large unleashed German Shepherds literally had her in their teeth. John Mankey helped save the day (and the cat). Luckily, Bigfoot is unharmed. A motion was made to remove the locking kitty door into the clubhouse. The motion passed by a vote of six in favor and two against.
Dave Reichmutch proposed a senior project of providing positive floatation for the Lidos (most likely the 2-liter bottle project). This senior project was approved by Ex Comm by a vote of seven for and one opposed.
Darrell Carroway decided to undertake as a senior project the replacement of the clubhouse floor. This senior project was approved unanimously.
The rest of the meeting was spend discussing the budget for the next fiscal year. We should have a budget approved by the next meeting.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.04.01 - Excom
Thursday April 01, 1999
EX COMM MEETING APRIL 1, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Mark Yampanis, Wilder Lee, Alex Athanasopoulos, Megan Buckley, John Frazier, Matthias Reinsch, Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien
Chris Havel requested the Ex Comm waiver the minimum age limit of 5 years old for persons on club boats for his son Moses (3 1/2). After much discussion a motion was made to waive the minimum age limit provided that:
1. The waiver only applies to Moses Havel
2. Chris Havel will only sail with him when a second competent adult is also on board.
3. At all times Moses will wear (a) an age appropriate life jacket and (b) a harness or tether device secured to the boat.
4. This exemption shall only apply to keelboats and Moses must remain in the cockpit or cabin at all times.
This motion passed by a vote of six in favor; one opposed; and one abstention.
Allan Champion sought approval of his senior project. Allan proposed coordinating a master plan for the expanded yard, including identifying uses and proposing a layout. This project was approved by a unanimous vote.
John Frazier suggested holding a meeting to get member input on the yard expansion. The consensus of Ex Comm was that such a meeting is a good idea. Issues and proposals could include: our new license with the marina requires a fence around the property, enhancing access to planing dinghies, an outdoor shower/changing area, a new tool shed, new rental lockers.
Alex Athanasopoulos sought approval of his senior project. He proposed repairing the blue Rhodes including a new coat of bottom paint and fixing the gunwales. This senior project was approved unanimously.
A discussion about our policies toward underage members was held. Among the proposals were: Requiring parental consent forms for all members under the age of 17; require members under 17 years old to inform the dayleader when they are sailing; require members under the age of 14 to have a parent or responsible adult present when the member is at the club or on the water, permit only members over the age of eighteen to hold Senior skipper, cruising skipper, or senior windsurfer ratings. Wilder is working on implementing these proposals, and your input is welcome.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The Berkeley Bay Festival is April 10 and the club will give free rides. A all-female Friday night race team has formed but eligible members can still join. Several volunteer dayleaders have stepped up to fill in the gaps in the schedule. Thanks, volunteers!
Vice-Commodore's Report by Megan Buckley: There is a BBQ on April 4 along with the open house. Work is being done on advertising the club. Megan will need help this summer when she is out of twon for a month. Any volunteers?
Also Megan is working as a volunteer dayleader since she ran out of work-study $$. Thanks, Megan!
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that working is being done on the green Rhodes rigging, which will cost $358; all eight Lidos are sailing; the club could use more electric sanders.
A motion to approve $358 to repair the rigging on the green Rhodes passed unanimously.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reports that the club has purchased two new junior boards -- a HiFlying Magnum and a HiFlying 330.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that work on Dewey's rubrail is almost done. Thanks to Chris Havel, Dean A., Scherazade (sp?), and John F. for their work on the keelboats. One of the new plastic motormounts doesn't work with one 5HP outboard.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports no change in our dayleader status. We need 5 new dayleaders for this summer, so if you know any work-study students at Cal encourage them to apply.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien: next fiscal year planning is coming up. The club has $59,590 in cash and equivalents.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports the Windsurfing Teaching Chairperson will post the schedule for windsurfing lessons. Windsurfing lessons start next week on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Dan Acland is doing the Lido teaching seminar on the last Saturday of each month at 2 pm.
Bob reminds us all that our work requirement must be done every time we sign up before we can sail. All members must do two hours of work each quarter.
Guest report: Motor Maintenance Chair Peter Kuhn: All motors are working. Peter would like to see the motors permanently attached to the boats. Also a great senior project would be doing fiberglass work on the back-up skiff. Bruce T. fixed damage to one skiff.
Please, when you cause damage or notice damage on a boat or board, please write it in the logbook.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.03.18 - Excom
Thursday March 18, 1999
I draw a freer breath, I seem
Like all I see --
Waves in the sun, the white-winged gleam
Of sea-birds in the slanting beam,
And far-off sails which flit before the south-wind free
EX COMM MEETING
March 18, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Bob Hood, Alex Athanasopoulos, Mark Yampanis, Marceline Therrien, Wilder Lee, Matthias Reinsch
T-shirt guru Jerry Huff presented plans to purchase new t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts for sale to club members. A motion was made to approve $600 to buy the shirts. The motion passed unanimously. The club should recoup this money as the shirts are sold.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: the land school teaching program by CSC at the Shorebird nature Center will begin soon. Also the first weekend in April will be our first BBQ of the season as well as an open house.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos reports that a Lido mast bent during Lido racing has been straightened and restepped by Bruce Takahashi. All 8 Lidos are still sailing. This item prompted a discussion of how to better enforce the rule that members repair the damage they do or perform equivalent work.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch reports that windsurfers have been studying certain purchases of equipment and have decided to purchase three new junior boards that can withstand the punishment they will take at the hands of club members. The boards are: a Hi Fly Magnum ($750); a Hi Fly 320 ($500); and a Hi Fly Max. Windsurfing Equipment and Donations Chair Brian Herlihy is talking to Ezzi and other suppliers about deals on more equipment.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports the Genoa cars from Daisy have gone missing; John replaced the cars and added stops to the track to prevent further loss. The Ensigns now all have Lewmar winches. The rubrail on Dewey which was crunched needs repair. Graham Hale is replacing a motormount on a Commander. We need a complete keelboat sail inventory. Daisy needs a new block and John purchased windex mounts.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that "a lotta teaching and learning is going on." The wind is coming up. Plans for windsurfing lessons are underway. Also there is a limit of one "instructor cap" per person (i.e., no second hat).
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports problems with finding enough dayleaders. Mark increased the hourly rate of pay to $10/hour but it has not attracted new work-study students. We need volunteer dayleaders for Tuesdays and Thursdays, also not all Saturdays are covered. If you have taken the volunteer dayleader training, please help out if you can.
A motion that the Senior Skipper rating should include volunteer dayleader training for both current and future Senior Skippers was made. A motion to table this motion until the next Ex Comm meeting was made, seconded, and passed unanimously. Ex Comm would like input from club members before voting on this issue.
Sundays have been a problem when no regular dayleader is scheduled. Racers have put the skiff in the water and opened the club but have not properly closed the club and put their equipment away. If the club is opened, the volunteer dayleader who opened the club is responsible for staying ashore (i.e., no racing) and closing up when they leave.
A motion was made that if, when no dayleader is present at the conclusion of Lido racing, the club is not properly closed, all racers on that day will be DSQed for all races that day. This motion passed unanimously.
Volunteer dayleaders should sign in the log when they start dayleading and sign out when they finish.
Treasurer's Report by Marceline Therrien: the club presented its yearly annual report and free berth application to the Waterfront Commission was approved unanimously by the Commission. We now have four free berths instead of just three. Only a sparse number of club members attended the meeting.
We received a check from Corso Marine that has bounced.
When our lease is approved by the City Council, we will have expanded yard space. We need a plan for expanding the yard and look forward to lots of input from the membership.
Budget time for our next fiscal year is coming up.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.03.04 - General
Thursday March 04, 1999
Quarterly Membership Meeting
March 4, 1999
The quarterly CSC general membership meeting was held March 4, 1999 at the Berkeley Yacht Club. A delicious dinner was prepared by Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff. Thanks, Jennifer & Jerry!
Peter Baczek announced that we have bought crispy new Lido mainsails. However, these sails will not be used until we find a way to store them rolled instead of folded. Folding the Lido mains accounts for a large portion of the wear and tear they suffer.
Malu Lujan, our Fundraising Chair, announced that plans for a fundraising dinner are underway. She needs volunteers to help organize, cook, etc. Also, she is planning a concurrent raffle and is looking for donations. Help her if you can.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: Thanks to Jennifer and Jerry for the delicious dinner!
Thanks to Bruce Takahashi for his epic work on the Lidos. He keeps them sailing singlehandedly. He is also planning to seal the deck joints -- a source of many problems with the Lidos.
CSC members can obtain adjunct memberships at the Berkeley Yacht Club for only $50 a year. This allows you to use the club whenever a full member is present and to attend club events (like lectures).
The Rating Committee has actually met and has several new members. The new rating committee members are: Greg Davids, Chris Havel, Chi Dang (w/s), Joe Matera (w/s), and Rebecca Haussmann. Ask'em for tests!
Justin Oberhauer is the club's newest Cruising Skipper. Hooray!
As always, the Club is open to any ideas you might have.
Vice-Commodore's Report by Megan Buckley: The Club has been working on having input into Marina Planning Committee Plans to ensure our place in the Berkeley Marina. The Floating Bottle -- the Club's semi-regular newsletter -- needs contributors. Also we are trying to get some water quality studies from CALPIRG on the quality of bay water. The Club is running ads in local newspapers, radio, and community television. More grant proposals are in the works.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports we are in need of two work-study dayleaders. Volunteer dayleaders are encouraged to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have three good dayleaders -- Megan, Mark, & Chi.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien was out of town (skiing in Montana) but the Club is solvent and has approximately $60,000 in the bank.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos thanks Peter Bazcek for helping acquire the new Lido sails, Peter Kuhn for keeping the skiff motors running, and Bruce T. for everything. Last Saturday, all 8 Lidos were sailing and out giving lessons. The Bytes are getting use, but the blue Rhodes needs repair. We are evaluating the skiff situation. The odors in the clubhouse are due either to Bigfoot or to windsurfers peeing in their wetsuits and leaving them in the changing room. Projects that need to be done are: sealing the Lido deck joints, fixing the blue Rhodes and dismantling the old 470. We look forward to the impending yard expansion once the Berkeley City Council approves our new lease.
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch reports Windsurfing lessons are happening. We need instructors on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The Club is improving its windsurfing equipment situation by purchasing more novice and junior equipment, largers sails, and new boards. Also we have a new Windsurfing Equipment and Donations Chair Brian Herlihy.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that the keelboats are in ok condition. Plans are in the work to paint the topsides of all the boats. Dewey's rubrail was crunched and is being re-fiberglassed.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood was not present but . . . Lido Instructor Seminars are happening the last Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m. thanks to Dan Acland. The fast track Lido teaching program will once again rear its head this summer. And a Senior written test study group achieved great results on their tests.
Secretary Wilder Lee reported nothing.
1999.03.04 - Excom
Thursday March 04, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
March 4, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Megan Buckley, Matthias Reinsch, Mark Yampanis, Alex Athanasopoulos, Wilder Lee
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch: reported that Brian Herlihy donated a windsurfer simulator to the club.
Matthias suggested the creation of a new windsurfing chair to help with equipment. A motion to create a Windsurfing Equipment and Donations Chair that expires on December 31, 1999 was made and seconded. The motion was approved unanimously. Brian Herlihy will be appointed to the position.
Justin Oberhauer presented his qualifications for Cruising Skipper to Ex Comm. Justin received letters of recommendation from Cruising Skippers Louis Benainous, Bill Gavelis, Rebecca Haussmann, and John Mankey. A motion to confer upon Justin the rank of Cruising Skipper was made, seconded, and approved unanimously. Congratulations, Justin!
Jerry Huff sought approval of his proposed senior project. Jerry wants to replace the motor mounts on all the keelboats. The costs associated with this project are $193.94 and it will take approximately 23 hours according to Jerry. This senior project was approved unanimously.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier arrived at the meeting.
In other news, someone wants to donate a dismasted Coronado 15 to the Club. No vote was taken on this item, but the consensus seemed to be that such a boat was probably more trouble than it is worth and that it probably does not fit within our dinghy program.
The issue of Lido safety (sinking) was raised. This issue was tabled for later discussion.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.02.18 - Excom
Thursday February 18, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
February 18, 1999
"A ship," he muttered, "is a winged bridge That leadeth every way to man's desire, And ocean the wide gate to manful luck"
Present: Rebecca Haussman, Alex Athanasopoulos, Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Wilder Lee, Mark Yampanis
Dan Acland gave a report on the December mishap involving a Club Commander and two other boats near the Berkeley Yacht Club guest dock. He explained the damage and the steps he is taking to repair that damage and make the other parties whole. He will provide Ex Comm with an accounting by the next meeting.
A consensus on Ex Comm -- in light of the lost main, several lost rudders last summer and other incidents -- was that the Club should use more frequently the rule (Operating Rule X.5) which allows up to $100 to be assessed against a member who caused damage through negligence.
Bill Printzmeal and Seth Clark proposed, as a senior project, sewing mainsail covers for the dinghies and devising a plan for storing mainsail covers when the boats are in use. This senior project was approved unanimously subject to confirmation of the design by 2 or 3 Ex Comm members. In a related motion, $600 was approved in a unanimous vote for materials for Lido sail covers.
Commodore's Report: The next General Membership Meeting will be March 4, 1999 at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Although there are no elections, we will once again get to enjoy the culinary exploits of Jennifer and Jerry. Don't miss it!
We are working with the Shorebird Nature Center to devise a sailing program for their summer youth. The program will involve free keelboat rides and a land-based learning program organized by Peter Kuhn.
The Club will give its annual report to the Waterfront Commission Meeting in March.
There will be a Berkeley Bay Festival this year at times TBA.
The Rating Committee met and discussed sailing test standards, revising the written tests, and the new Advanced Dinghy Skipper rating.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that plans for windsurfing lessons are moving forward. The planned lessons will operate in much the same way as the Lido lessons. A motion was made to schedule windsurfing lesson periods on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at times to be determined by the Rear Commodore and the Second Vice-Commodore. This motion passed unanimously.
First Vice-Commodore report by Alex Athanasopoulos: Bruce is out there; all is o.k.
Second Vice-Commodore: no report
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier: The keelboats are not great. Dewey has winch problems. The standing rigging on Huey is suspect and its backstay needs replacement. John plans on spending $70 for a new cunningham set-up that hopefully will work better then the current ones.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis: we hired a new dayleader, Andre, and are looking for one more dayleader.
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports no change in our financial situation.
The Secretary made the motion to adjourn. It passed unanimously.
1999.02.04 - Excom
Thursday February 04, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
February 4, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Alex Athanasopoulos, Wilder Lee, Marceline Therrien, Megan Buckley, Matthias Reinsch
Commodore's Report: The next General Membership Meeting will be on March 4. On Feb. 6, was a Marina Master Plan Meeting; a Rating Committee Meeting was scheduled for February 17. Chi Dang has been appointed to the Windsurfing Chair; Chi will help organize and run the windsurfing lesson program. Rebecca wants to open a useful dialogue with Cal Adventures to prevent the conflicts over dock usage that happened last summer. Saul Schumsky is exploring CSC boat design possibilities. Peter Baczek is working on a list of things we can do to improve the life and longevity of equipment.
And a December keelboat misadventure resulted in damage to two other boats to the tune of $410. A motion to approve $410 to pay for this damage, subject to receiving a release from the damaged parties passed by a vote of six for and one abstention.
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos: The green Rhodes is sailing. All dinghies except Lido #2 are sailable. Our offer on a used JY-15 has not been accepted yet. The club has 4 new paddles.
Bruce Takahashi proposed using fiberglass tape to seal the Lido deck joints ("we can rebuild them, we have the technology"), venting the clubhouse, moving the changing rooms outside, and commending in some way John of Cal Adventures for his helpfulness in assisting with club rescues. Discussion of these proposals was as follows: vents? sure! changing rooms outside but after lease approved. Is sealing deck joints the best solution? What if we need to unseal them? What would be the best way to commend non-club members who aid us?
Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reports that Costa Rica was great, really great. He is looking into getting donations from Effi Sails which has announced a program to donate windsurfing sails to grassroots windsurfing organizations. There is not enough beginning windsurfing equipment for busy summer weekends.
A club member wants to buy some boards that are seldom, if ever, used by club members. To prevent even the appearance of impropriety, the boards which do not get used should be offered for sale to the public at a fair price if we want to sell them.
Third Vice-Commodore Frazier reports that Donald has new lifelines but needs a pulpit. Otherwise, the keelboats are o.k.
Vice-Commodore Megan Buckley reports that the first weekend of the month is an open house. We have placed ads in the East Bay Express, the Daily Cal calendar, and Channel 25 -- the Berkeley Community Channel. She is working on announcements in the Berkeley Voice, KALX, KQED, and KPFA radio.
Treasurer Marceline reports the club has $70,990 in cash or equivalents but does have some large bills coming up. She is working on the next fiscal year's budget.
Marceline moved for approval of $300 for two Lifesling Iis for the Commanders and three floating throwropes for the Ensigns to aid in the retrieval of persons overboard. The motion was amended to request $350 for purchase of one Lifesling II and 5 throwropes. The amended motion passed unanimously.
A proposal to sponsor CPR training for Club members was saluted as a good idea and will be pursued.
A Lido sank last week. It's mainsail was lost during retrieval. The lessons learned from this experience are (1) we need a plan for sunk Lido rescue and (2) the 18 HP skiff is not sufficient for such rescues. As for a plan, it should include at least the following: (1) all equipment should be tied to the boat when the boat is on the water; (2) the dayleader should have a rescue kit with a knife, tape, extra line, etc.; (3) the skiff's gas tank should be topped off at the beginning of each day and the towrope untangled.
A motion to replace the backup skiff and motor was made but not seconded. John and Alex will work to determine what we need to improve the situation.
A motion to adjourn was unanimous.
1999.01.21 - Excom
Thursday January 21, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
January 21, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, John Frazier, Alex Athanasopoulos, Mark Yampanis, Wilder Lee, Megan Buckley, Bob Hood.
Young members: Daniel, 12 years old, and David, 11, Gonzalez-Hicks requested permission to join the Club. Their mother, Debbie, was also present. A motion to allow Daniel and David to join the Club provided that a parent be present when they are at the Club sailing and that they advise the Dayleader that a younger member is sailing passed unanimously. Welcome aboard, D & D!
Advanced Dinghy Skipper: a motion to adopt the following language in the Operating Rules to implement the Advanced Dinghy Skipper rating passed unanimously.
An Advanced Dinghy Skipper rating may be obtained by successfully completing the following:
a. all the requirements for the rating of Senior Skipper except for the keelboat sailing test; and
b. an additional rigorous practical sailing test of the candidate's ability to sail any one or several of the club's dinghies in winds above ten knots.
Advanced Dinghy Skipper tests are given by members of the Rating Committee who are authorized to give dinghy tests. The two dinghy sailing tests must be given by two separate Rating Committee members.
Advanced Dinghy Skippers may:
a. sail any Junior-designated and special Junior boat provided that the skipper has fulfilled the check-out for boats which require a separate check-out. The Rhodes 19's, JY-15's, and 470's are designated as special Junior boats requiring a separate check-out.
b. sail within the Advanced Dinghy area at any time that the Club is open.
Advanced Dinghy Skippers are expected to assume a leadership role in the Club and contribute significantly to such club activities as lessons, maintenance, and giving Junior Skipper tests.
SAILING AREA BOUNDARIES
Advanced Dinghy Area:
(1) an area bounded on the west by a line from Hs. Lordships peninsula to the northwest end of the Emeryville peninsula and on the south by a line through the northern-most markers for the Emeryville channel.
(2) an area bounded on the south by a line from the radio tower near the Ashby Overpass to the north end of Treasure Island, on the west by a line from the east end of the Bay Bridge to the west tip of the Point Richmond peninsula, and on the north by the Berkeley Pier.
New JY-15?: John Frazier reported on the inspection of the used JY-15 that the Club is considering purchasing. The inspection and sailing of the dinghy showed it to be in good shape but not the mint condition that was advertised. The seller is asking $3500. A motion to approve up to $2900 for the purchase of this JY-15 passed with a vote of 4 in favor; 0 against; and 1 abstention.
Alex suggested that Bigfoot was ultimately at the bottom of the clubhouse smell and that a cat was not necessarily appropriate for the Club.
The need for more defined criteria for youth members at the club was mentioned. The secretary is working on this issue.
Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: Rebecca is working on a Calendar of events, please let her know of anything that should be added to it.
The idea of doing something for, by, and to encourage female teaching in the Club was put forth. Currently this idea has no definite form but if you are interested , talk to Rebecca.
On June 26, the Club will host a SBRA (small boat racing association) regatta at the Club.
Vice-Commodore Megan Buckley reports she is putting up flyers on campus for the beginning of school. Also CSC Open Houses are being announced on the Community Cable TV Community Media Bulletin Board, the East Bay Express, and the Oakland Tribune.
Port Captain's Report by Mark Yampanis: We have three wonderful dayleaders but need two more. Encourage any work-study students you know to apply. A motion (not by Mark) to raise the dayleader pay to $10.50/hour was not seconded. The feeling was that we needed more information before taking such a step.
Second Vice-Commodore: no report (not even on the conditions in Costa Rica).
Third Vice-Commodore's Report by John Frazier: The Starboard spinnaker track on Huey needs to be replaced. A motion to approved $130 to replace the track passed unanimously.
The following repairs have been made: stancheon, touch-up paint, new lifelines on Donald; new cockpit seat hinge, comding repaired, new traveler blocks, and new winch handle on Daisy.
A motion to approve $200 to replace a broken teak seatboard on an Ensign was approved unanimously.
Rear Commodore's Report by Bob Hood: Dinghy and keelboat lessons are happening.
Several members have expressed forming a Youth Program. Laura Boytz and Geena Hale have thought of organizing a program as a senior project. Graham Hale, Martin Scanlon, and Saul Schumsky have also expressed an interest in participating.
Dan Acland is continuing his monthly lecture series on the last weekend of the month.
A motion to allow members to receive lesson credits for giving practical sailing and windsurfing passed unanimously.
A plan for organized windsurfing lessons at the club is in the works. The plan under consideration would be based on the current sailing lesson program and lesson times would be Sunday from 10 to 1; and Friday & Wednesday from 12-2 during daylight Savings Time.
The idea of having a formal checkout before letting skippers practice rudderless sailing was broached. The consensus was to make rudder losers pay for the rudders they lost up to Club limits.
No Secretary's Report.
The meeting was duly adjourned.
1999.01.07 - Excom
Thursday January 07, 1999
CAL SAILING CLUB MINUTES
Executive Committee Meeting
January 7, 1999
Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Megan Buckley, Mark Yampanis, Wilder Lee, Marceline Therrien, John Frazier, Bob Hood, Alex Athanasopoulos
Sails: Peter Baczek, Sail Maintenance Chair, reported on the poor condition of our keelboat sails. An inventory of the keelboats and dockboxes reveals many damaged or missing sails. Peter expressed the opinion that we need to purchase a substantial number of new keelboat sails sometime this year. He will complete the inventory of sails and make a list of our needs. Thanks, Peter, for the good work.
Boat Design Contest?: Saul Schumsky threw out the idea that we hold a dinghy design contest to design replacements for our Lido fleet. The contest could be advertised at naval architecture schools nation-wide or world-wide. The problem with this proposal is the high cost of building molds. The consensus among Ex Comm members was that more input was needed before a decision could be made.
Senior Project: Malu Lujan proposed that the work she did on writing the Dept. of Boating & Waterways grant count as her senior project. Malu spent approximately 50-60 hours on this project. Upon proper motion, this senior project was approved unanimously. Also, Malu reports a need to postpone the fundraising brunch she is working on. For the brunch, she also wants to sponsor a raffle and needs ideas about possible donors of items to raffle.
New JY-15?: Alex reports that a JY-15 has been offered to the club for $3500. The owner has offered to bring the boat to the club for a test sail. Alex is working on arranging a date and time for the test sail. Consensus on Ex Comm appeared to be that the purchase of a new JY would be a good thing if the boat is sound and the finances are right.
New Rating Committee Members!: Elizabeth Simon, Rating Committee Chair recommended that the following members be added to the rating committee:
|Rebecca Haussmann||keelboat and dinghy|
Advanced Dinghy Rating: a proposal to create a new rating between that of Junior Skipper and Senior Skipper with expanded privileges for dinghy sailing was taken up again. After much discussion over the need for such a rating, the privileges of the rating, and the requirements for the rating, a vote was duly taken on the following new rating with the corollary that the language of the motion will be conformed with that of our current operating rules:
A Member can obtain the rating of Advanced Dinghy Skipper after passing the senior skipper written test, completing a 10 hour senior project (includes coming to ex-comm for approval), taking the senior dingy sailing test, taking an additional advanced sailing test in winds that are a minimum of 10 knots. The Advanced Dinghy Skipper will be entitled to the following privileges in addition to those which are granted to Junior skippers:(1) be allowed to sail any dingy in the senior dinghy area south of the Berkeley Pier, and North of the Emeryville channel markers; (2) be able to sail when the rescue skiff is not in the water but the club is open, ie - low tide.
The vote on this motion was 4 in favor; 2 against; and 1 abstention.
A second related motion was made to replace the requirement of an additional advanced sailing test in winds that are a minimum of 10 knots with the requirement that a second rating committee member must sign-off on the rating. This motion failed to pass with a vote of 1 in favor; 3 against; and 3 abstentions.
Permission to Give Junior Tests: Wayne Van Lieve requested permission to give Junior Skipper sailing tests and rigging tests. A motion to allow Wayne to give these two tests passed by a vote of 6 in favor; 0 against; and 1 abstention. Wayne also requested approval of his senior project: he proposed to repair and upgrade the electrical wiring on the keelboats. This project was unanimously approved.
A motion to approve $200 for the purchase of two turtles (bags from which spinnakers are launched) passed. The vote was 6 in favor; 1 opposed.
There has been a problem with getting enough teachers for Wednesday night lessons. Senior skippers please respond to J dock at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.
Reports: (due to the length of the meeting reports were kept short)
Commodore: no report
Vice-Commodore Megan Buckley: reported plans to table Sproul Plaza when UCB opens next week. She will be attending a grant writing seminar soon with the thought that we can apply for more grants in the future.
Port Captain Mark Yampanis: We need to hire a couple more Dayleaders
First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasapoulos reports one Lido and one Rhodes are not sailable. A list of dinghy work projects is posted in the club.
Second Vice-Commodore is on Lake Arenal in Costa Rica.
Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier: Keelboat skippers need to be more conscientious about logging broken parts and making the required repairs.
Rear Commodore Bob Hood reports that "Things are cool."
Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports the club has $63,000 in cash and equivalents.
Secretary gave no report.
The meeting was duly adjourned.