1995.12.14 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday December 14, 1995

December 14, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, December 14, 1995. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance was Membership and T-shirt Chair Rebecca Hausman, Robert Ofsevit, Peter Kuhn, and Trilbus.

A report of the club's finances was not available.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Bill Csajko)

Donation: Bill received a very nice letter and a $20 donation from a former club member. Evidently, while windsurfing, she was offered help from a dayleader. She was so touched by the experience she was prompted to write and express her appreciation. Good job, dayleaders!

Volunteer : Bill received another e-mail message from the sailing instructor out of University of Michigan. He is currently considering a number of sailing programs throughout the country and will contact us with his final decision in January.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere) No Report 

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Anchors: Anchor chain and line has been purchased and the project is underway.

Trailer tires: The trailer tires need air. Narcisse will fix it.

Boat Drainage: Due to recent heavy rains, boats in the yard filled up with water and were drained.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou) No Report

Third Vice Commodore=s Report (Dan Acland)

Dismasted Dewey: Tim Brandon is still committed to replacing the mast and will begin work as soon as he is able.

Commander Improvements: Accolades to John Mankey, for his great work on the rudder/tiller joints. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Fleet replacement was discussed as an agenda item.

Port Captain's Report: (Jesse Smith) No Report.

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy) via e-mail

Bounced Checks: Two more bad checks were written for memberships.

Port Supply Discount: Please be aware that the discount offered by port Supply only applies to purchases made for club equipment. It is not for personal use.

The issue of control of purchases was raised. It appears there is a need for better communication and coordination in buying supplies. It was decided that a system for tracking purchases will need to be instated.

Printing: Day leaders will be no longer ordering booklets. When supplies run low, Jennifer Kirkland will need to be contacted and she will arrange for the printing.

Secretary's Report: (Jennifer Kirkland)

Minutes: Thanks to Bill Csajko and Bill Moseley's technical expertise, minutes will be again posted on CSC's Web page.

Committee Reports

Floating Bottle: (Robert Ofsevit) .

One thousand copies of the newsletter are in print and will be mailed out within the next few days.

AGENDA ITEMS

Fleet Replacement:

Member Feedback:

Club members' evaluations received through the form and e-mail were overwhelmingly in favor of the new Lido. Overall, the Lido was judged to look nicer, perform better and have more room than the Hobie. No one responding preferred the Hobie over the Lido.

Dan: Dan concluded that both boats would be good for beginning sailing. However, the Lido is better for both learning and racing, and would suit the range of abilities represented in the club. He cautioned that modifications needed for the boats should not be an over-riding concern for the final choice of boats. Both boats will need customizing, and both companies are willing to make changes. He emphasized that ex-com has done a good job of bringing in the general membership for evaluating the boats.

Louis: Louis concluded that, although he could have lived with the Hobie, he found the new Lido superior. The extra seat up front helps reinforce the centerboard. The Lido was also much easier to right on capsize and brought up much less water. Compared to the Hobie, the Lido responds more like a performance boat. The rep who brought it over was also very helpful. Louis believed it was time to start building consensus among the membership regarding purchasing the Lido.

Rebecca: Rebecca reiterated the observation that ex- com has done an excellent job in bringing the membership into the entire fleet replacement process. She felt that the consensus seems to be clearly in favor of the Lido. She urged that ex-com move forward in making the decision.

Peter: Peter felt that suggestions for modification might be better if they were performance based rather than based on actual design specifications. He suggested we present performance and durability requirements and make the Lido manufacturers do the boat building.

Bill: Bill concurred that the new Lido fits our needs. He found the rep to be very encouraging about making the necessary changes. Before moving forward with negotiations, he wants to have a strong consensus for the purchase from the membership. He suggested contacting all members about ex-com's intention to negotiate with Schock about modifications. The decision was made to include a notice in the newsletter. Bill would like to have the boats here by April.

Louis moved to pursue negotiation with Schock for purchase of eight Lidos built to CSC's specifications. The motion was seconded by Narcisse and was passed unanimously.

Robert, Louis, Bill, Dan, Peter: Agreed that we will use the knowledge and expertise within the club for recommendations for modification, but the actual technical aspects of achieving those requirements will be handled by Schock.

Louis and Rebecca will be responsible for negotiations with Schock.

The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM. The next scheduled meeting is January 4, 1996.

1995.11.30 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday November 30, 1995

November 30, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, November 30, 1995. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Jesse Smith and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance was Membership and T-shirt Chair Rebecca Hausman.

A report of the club=s finances was not available.

REPORTS

Commodore=s Report (Bill Csajko)

Hobie Update:

The Hobie is coming on Sunday, December 3rd. We will have it for two weeks.

Volunteer :

Bill received an e-mail message from a sailing instructor out of University of Michigan. Evidently, this person would like to volunteer from late April to the end of June. A discussion ensued regarding possible roles he could fill at CSC. There were concerns raised about creating a special position for him. Given the structure (or lack thereof) of CSC, there are ample opportunities for volunteer work without an official position being designated. It was decided that he should be fully informed of the structure of CSC. We should also explore with him exactly what his expectations would be should he come here.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open- House

There is an open- house scheduled for December 2-3.

Floating Bottle:

The newsletter will be mailed out by December 18 at the latest. Anyone with last minute submissions should e-mail Veronique by Monday 12/4.

Charity Social Service Center Event-11/18:

The event was a great success. Thanks were extended to the many members who came out and assisted. Press releases will be sent out publicizing CSC's contribution to the community.

First Vice Commodore=s Report (Narcisse)

Supply Purchases:

All those making supply purchases for lidos need to observe the $100 spending limit. There are concerns that we may be exceeding the budget.

Lidos: All lidos are operational.

505: Work is underway on the 505.

Trailer: A trailer tire is in need of repair.

Anchors: Anchors need to be re-lined and re-chained.

Inventory: A comprehensive list of supplies in the tool-shed will be ready soon.

Second Vice Commodore=s Report (Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfing Written Test: Olivier will be revising the written test for windsurfing.

New Sails: Olivier is exploring the possibility of buying one or two sails in the 6-0 plus range.

Third Vice Commodore=s Report (Dan Acland) No Report.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Mass Lido Capsize: A mass capsize of the lidos will take place on December 10th. the lidos which are unrightable will be repaired or taken out of the fleet. All those with a wetsuit or a desire to get wet are encouraged to participate.

Lecture Series: The lecture series will continue its hiatus through the winter. It is expected to resume this spring. 

Port Captain=s Report: (Jesse Smith)

Work-Study Program: UC Berkeley claims that CSC is four months behind in work-study payments. Although a check from CSC was issued, UCB has no record of payment. Unless arrangements are made immediately, this program may be suspended. Difficulties in getting UCB's statements in a timely manner were acknowledged. July and August statements were received and placed in the treasurer's box. Pat is aware of the problem, and will try to track down the check that was sent.

Low-Tide: On December 18th and 19th there will be less than 1 hour of water for lido sailing. A question was raised whether or not the club should be open on these days. It was decided that the club will remain open for seniors and for anyone wanting to come out and visit.

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy)

Bounced Checks: A check for two student memberships made out by one individual bounced. Ex-com decided we should pursue payment.

Work-Study Payment: Patrick sent a check for four months of dayleading to UCB. Apparently UCB has not been consistent in issuing statements. July and August statements were just received, and received after the ones for September and October.

Membership Cards: The numbering of membership cards are a continuing concern. Without a consistent numbering system, there is no way to track the number of memberships or the amount of money coming in. A method for numbering cards has been devised.

Printing Costs: There has been a lot of money expended for printing booklets. Patrick advises everyone to observe the $100 spending limit.

Memberships: We are ahead by $1000 from last year for memberships. This increase is due to sign-ups from the last few weeks.

T-shirts: We are way behind last year in t-shirt sales. The fact that we do not have a company printing up the shirts explains the problem. Once the shirts are printed, sales will resume. Windsurfing t-shirts are in good supply, however.

Secretary=s Report: (Jennifer Kirkland) No report.

Committee Reports

Membership Committee: (Rebecca Hausman) .

Update on Fleet Replacement:

The Hobie will be here for two weeks starting this weekend. The new Lido will be here December 9-10. This boat will be the regular version; we will have to customize it to fit our needs. Ed Shirk, Paul Kamen and Peter Kuhn will evaluate the boats' construction and will report back with their findings. All other members are encouraged to sail the boats and give their input, as well. A performance evaluation form will be on hand to facilitate this process. Both boats will be considered senior boats, but any member can sail them with a senior on board. 

Further Considerations:

Rebecca proposed three additional stages to complete the process of fleet replacement. 1) Someone needs to be responsible for compiling information on the comparative value of each boat in terms of performance, construction, design and cost. 2) There is a need for one person to negotiate with the dealers during the buying process. 3) Someone will need to get the new boats into the "ready to sail" state and oversee issues of integrating the boats into the club's program.

AGENDA ITEMS

Winter Events: Veronique was concerned that we have only two activities scheduled for the winter months. With the exceptions of the General Meeting and the New Year's cruise, we have nothing planned. All members are encouraged to bring in suggestions for activities.

Outside Dressing Rooms: Narcisse has drawn up plans for the proposed outdoor dressing rooms. Plans for construction are on hold, due to reservations about safety issues in having an outside structure and about quality of materials used. Rebecca suggested that we get a budget for material acquisition. Dan raised the issue of getting a permit for building modifications. He suggested that we talk with CAL Adventures about their experience with getting approval. The current understanding is we can build as long as the construction is considered temporary.

Dan's final qualifying cruise for cruising skipper is December 9th.

The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM. The next scheduled meeting is December 14.

1995.11.16 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday November 16, 1995

November 16, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, November 16, 1995. Outgoing Commodore Scott Hotes opened the meeting and newly elected Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Jesse Smith and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance were members Rebecca Hausman and Ken Shepherd.

Scott Hotes moved to elect Jesse Smith as Port Captain. The motion was seconded by Louis Benainous and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

Scott Hotes moved to elect Bill Csajko as Commodore. The motion was seconded by Dan Acland and it passed by unanimous vote.

Bill Csajko moved to elect Jennifer Kirkland as secretary. The motion was seconded by Dan Acland and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

A report of the club=s finances was not available.

REPORTS

Commodore=s Report (Bill Csajko)

Marina Lease Holder=s Group Meeting: Bill attended a meeting of Marina lease­holders. CSC was commended for their help in the Hawaiian Chieftain Halloween event held October 28­29. The subject of CSC=s role in promoting business in the Marina was discussed in more detail under Agenda Items.

Club House Cleanup: The club house cleanup was held November 11­12 and was deemed a great success. Veronique was commended for her work in organizing and leading the event.

Budget: Officers were urged to keep a close watch on their respective budgets. Since most memberships are signed in the summer months, income is expected to level off. The expenditure for motors was much higher than anticipated. Dan asked how to address questions regarding budget when the treasurer is in abstentia. Dan also raised the issue of sails purchased last year being reflected on this year=s budget. Olivier requested more detailed information on budgeted money for windsurfing maintenance versus equipment. Bill responded that Patrick has been very helpful with questions, and inquiries sent through e­mail have been addressed promptly.

Vice Commodore=s Report: (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Clubhouse Clean­Up: Special thanks was extended to Robert Ofseviit, who was instrumental in many of the Clubhouse improvements .

General Meeting: Jennifer Kirkland was commended for her cooking the dinner. Veronique also suggested ex­com members enhance the professionalism of their presentations at general meetings. Newsletter: Given the lower than expected attendance for the meeting, Rebecca suggested that invitations should be sent, or the announcement should be more prominently displayed in the newsletter. Due to excessive postage costs, invitations can not be mailed separately, but will be included with the newsletter. Anyone with newsletter submissions or announcements for Christmas­time and beyond can alert Veronique through e­mail.

Charity Social Service Center Event­11/18: Forty youths will be coming to CSC for a mini­cruise and mini Lido race on Saturday, November 18. Senior skippers are still needed to help out with the event. Bill raised the issue of coordinating the Saturday lessons around the activity. Dan suggested we bring the lidos back in when the group arrives.

First Vice Commodore=s Report (Narcisse) No report.

Second Vice Commodore=s Report (Olivier Colliou)

Equipment Maintenance: Now that the season is about over, the focus will be on maintenance of windsurfing equipment. Windsurfing Lessons: Due to difficulties in getting instructors for Saturday lessons, requests for lessons should be directed to Olivier. He is more than happy to arrange lessons for anyone who is interested.

Appointing an Assistant: The possibility of having Bill Moseley as an assistant was discussed. Dan related that two people can not hold the same office, but an assistant can be appointed to share the duties. A free membership can be earned for assistance given. Olivier made a motion to give free membership to Bill Moseley for his work as assistant. The motion was seconded by Dan and was passed unanimously.

Third Vice Commodore=s Report (Dan Acland)

Battery Charger: Problems with an Ensign's electrical system caused the death of a battery charger. The battery charger was replaced and the electrical problem was fixed.

Dismasted Dewey: The new mast has arrived. Tim Brandon has agreed to supervise the hardware rigging of the mast, with Graham Hale assisting Dewey should be completely operational within the next few weeks.

Rear Commodore (Louis Benainous)

Lessons: Despite the lack of wind, people are still coming out for lessons. The idea of changing keel boat lessons to Saturday afternoons was discussed in detail as an agenda item.

Boat Acquisition: Discussed as an agenda item.

Port Captain=s Report: (Jesse Smith)

Dayleaders: Some difficulties have arisen with scheduling dayleaders. The current calendar sign­up system will be replaced with pre­set work days/times. Plans are also underway for volunteer dayleaders to get formalized rescue training through Cal Adventures.

Capsizing Record: Ken Shepherd inquired if a record exists on capsizes. Jesse responded that capsizes get recorded only when there are special circumstances, such as injury or boat damage. Louis concurred that a record on capsizes would be good; we could track boats which are hard to right. Jesse agreed to start a capsize log.

Secretary=s Report: (Jennifer Kirkland)

Back­up Files: Bill agreed to hold all the back up files of CSC records.

Library: The idea of assembling a sailing resource library was discussed as an agenda item.

Committee Reports

T­Shirt Committee: (Rebecca Hausman)

T­Shirts: Rebecca is still looking for a place to print up more t­shirts. The price may be going up. The windsurfer t­ shirts are selling well. Sportswear is kept in the locked cabinet in the Clubhouse. A price list is also posted above the calendar in the Clubhouse.

Bill also announced that burgee flags are on sale for $22. The question of whether having these flags will result in reciprocal privileges with other sailing clubs was raised by Dan. Louis urged Dan to test it out on the next cruise. The Golden Gate may recognize reciprocity.

AGENDA ITEMS

Boat Acquisition:

Hobie One­14:

Dan: Found out that the November production of the Hobie One­14 has already begun, and that there will be no December production. The June production schedule is still planned. If CSC were to request special modifications, there would need to be 10 boats on order for the manufacturer to make them.

Rebecca: Talked with people on the design team. Everything said about the One­14 was positive and related well to CSC needs. Rob Anderson of Cal Adventures has sailed it on our waters. He said it was a good boat: stable, slow and strong, and that the design, a Brandenburg design, was also very good. Through Rebecca=s persistent efforts, a test sail of a One ­14 has been arranged. California State University­ Sacramento has agreed to lend us a regular, non­ industrial version of the One ­14 to test sail. Insurance issues regarding liability have been resolved, as well. Kirk Jenkins will bring one down on a Sunday and return it on another Sunday. The specific day and length of stay will be determined. If all goes well, the boat should be here within a few weeks, hopefully corresponding with the arrival of the new Lido.

Lido: The new Lido should be out by December 9­10 and a test sail has been planned ASAP. Rebecca would like a design team of CSC members to evaluate its construction and make recommendations for modification. Louis wants as many people as possible to sail it and give as much input as possible before ex­com makes a decision. Ken commented that Ed Shirk and Peter Kuhn have also been actively involved with the Lido and need to be updated. Dan suggested creating a form to evaluate boat performance. Bill, Jesse, and Louis all suggested boats be skippered by seniors.

Dan made a motion for test boats to be skippered by seniors only. The motion was seconded by Jesse and was passed by unanimous vote.

Changing Keelboat Lessons to Saturday

The general consensus was positive for changing keel boat lessons to Saturday afternoon during the fall and winter months. Dan suggested that someone check with the interim marina manager first, as technically, it is against the rules to pleasure sail in the marina. It might also be wise to limit the lessons to one boat, so it does not conflict with other members= access to them. Louis would like a predetermined date to return the lessons to Wednesday nights. The start date for Saturday afternoon keelboat lessons will be set after everyone involved is consulted.

Marina Lease Holder=s Meeting

Bill felt the Halloween activity improved CSC=s standing with Marina lease holders. Participating in future events would foster a good relationship with the community and businesses in the area. Dan commented that helping businesses set up for events would be very helpful. Jesse agreed and suggested that we allow members to get work credit for helping out.

Another event has been scheduled for December 16th. The lease holders envision a night procession of sail boats by the Berkeley Yacht Club. All boats will be decorated with Christmas lights, and the best decorated boat will win dinner for four at Skates. All those interested in participating should contact Bill.

A Cajun Festival is also in the planning stages for May 18th.

CSC Sailing Library

Jennifer brought up the idea that members donate used books and tapes on sailing to be loaned out to other members. Concerns about space and storage were raised by Jesse. Dan remarked that with the proposed changes to the clubhouse, space limitations should not remain a problem. The topic will be brought up for further discussion at a later date.

Lido Safety

Due to concerns surrounding the integrity of the Lidos= centerboards, a capsize trial was proposed. It was planned that a group should be formed to take out all the lidos, capsize them and identify those which need centerboard repair, or those that should be removed from the fleet.

The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM.

The next scheduled Executive committee meeting is scheduled for November 30, 1995.

1995.11.02 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday November 02, 1995

November 3, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club 

The general membership meeting of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Thursday, November 2, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

Preliminary Meeting

A short meeting of the Executive Committee was held prior to the general membership meeting to discuss the acquisition of replacements for the Lido fleet. The meeting was called to order at 6:10 PM. Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko.

Scott stated that he wanted to have the membership vote on whether we should buy eight new Hobie One-14's to replace the Lido fleet. Dan discussed his and Bill=s test sail of the One-14 last Sunday on Lake Natoma near Sacramento; the main intent of the trip was to test the ability to right the One-14 after a capsize. The winds were light, so the sailing conditions did not reflect those in the South Sailing Basin in the summer, but it appeared the One-14 sailed much like a Lido. It was very easy to right the capsized One-14 compared to a Lido.

Stephen asked about the ability to repair the hull. It was noted the One-14 has a foam core, but that the new Lido also has this design. Narcisse asked about storage of the anchor and other things; we may have to have it modified if unable to affix to the deck. Louis asked if we would need new trailers; we did not know if this would be required, but new trailers would probably cost $1,000 to $1,500.

Dan stated that the cost for the One-14 is $4,295 plus $300 freight. Dan noted that the centerboard has a spring instead of a downhaul line, which, if it breaks, can be a problem. He also stated that Hobie wants to put away the One-14 mold for about six months while they manufacture another line of boats, but they are willing to produce some boats One-14's now if there is sufficient demand. The dealer is reluctant to allow us to purchase just one right now for testing, but has not made a firm commitment on that yet. It would probably take about two months to manufacture and deliver one or more One-14's to us. That time, with the six months of non-production, would preclude us getting a fleet by next summer if we decide to purchase just one at this time, assuming we could do so.

We discussed why we need to replace the Lido=s at this time. Everyone agreed that at least some of the Lido=s are unsafe due to the effort required to right them after a capsize. Louis stated that he thought that this is due to poorly supported centerboard cases. There was a difference of opinion as to whether the need to replace the Lido=s necessitated us making a decision right now to purchase the One-14's. Concerns stated by those opposed to the purchase include the lack of a test sail of the One-14 in strong wind and wave conditions, insufficient information received from the dealer, and uncertainty as to whether we really need to replace the fleet by next summer. Those in favor of the purchase stated that we have sufficient information at this time to make an informed decision, based on the two test sails, the sturdiness of the design, and the positive opinions stated by those organizations that own the boats; and a need to replace the fleet by next summer. The preliminary meeting ended at 7:10 PM.

General Membership Meeting

The general membership meeting was called to order at 8:30 PM. A quorum of the membership was not in attendance (37 members attended out of a total of 294, whereas a quorum for voting would be 59). Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Vote. Scott noted that we did not have a quorum to elect officers. To fill the positions, a vote will be held, with any officer retiring or voted out of office resigning at the next Executive Committee meeting, and the remaining officers voting in the members selected through tonight=s vote. It appears there is only one contested office, and both candidates concur with this method. Steve Kingsley stated there may be certain functions the new officers could not perform if not officially voted in by the membership. Scott reviewed the By-Laws and noted there is nothing that would preclude this action or reduce the ability of the officers to function in their capacity.

New Seniors. Scott announced two new Seniors since the last General Membership meeting. Robert Ofsevit is a new Senior Skipper, and Xavier Leleu is a new Senior Windsurfer.

Events. Other significant events since the last meeting include the Midnight Madness, the Halloween pirate attack on the AHawaiian Chieftain@, and our Club taking two first places in the Friday night races. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Commendation. Veronique commended Scott for the wonderful job he performed as Commodore.

Floating Bottle. Veronique commended Sylvaine Guille, Robert Ofsevit and Mark Hurty for their work in publishing the Floating Bottle. The target audience for the Floating Bottle is members seeking their Junior ratings. Veronique plans to strengthen the publicity of the Club.

Clubhouse Cleanup. The Clubhouse will be thoroughly cleaned up on November 11 and 12, including painting the interior.

Outreach Sailing Event. The Club will provide rides to about 40 children and 9 adults from the Charity Cultural Service Center in San Francisco. There will be both Lido races and rides on keelboats. We will need support from both Junior and Senior Skippers.

Female Racing Crew. Veronique hopes to set up an all-female racing crew to represent Cal Sailing Club at the Friday night races next year.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

505 Status. The 505 is in need of repair.

New 18 HP Outboard. The new 18 HP outboard needs to be broken in.

Dressing Room. A new dressing room is being planned for the area behind the tool shed that now is used to store scrap wood.

Commendation. Narcisse commended Scott for his time in office, and Peter Kuhn and Peter Baczyk for their help during her last term.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfing Status. The windsurfing equipment is in good shape now. The Novice Windsurfer sail shed is now permanent, and is very popular.

Windsurfing T-Shirt. Olivier unveiled the new Cal Sailing Club windsurfing t-shirt. Olivier designed the logo himself, and everyone was impressed with the quality of the design.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Assistant Third Vice. Barbara Roos, who helped Dan during the last six months, will no longer be his assistant.

Dismasted Ensign. The mast for ADewey@ is finished being repaired, and he is looking for a way to bring it back to the Club to install. Steve Kingsley volunteered to use his boat to pick it up. Dan noted there will be some haul-outs in the next six months.

Racing. Dan commended Graham Hale for all his successful racing this summer. He noted that although some may feel racing the Ensigns results in more wear and tear on the equipment, he thinks the opposite is true, since the racing skippers keep the boats in good shape for racing.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Wednesday Night Lessons. Louis thanked Peter Baczek for running the Wednesday night keelboat lessons while Bob Collins was gone.

Dinghy Replacement Committee. Louis thanked all the people who helped him in researching dinghies for replacing the Lidos, including Alex Case, Peter Kuhn, Peter Baczek, Ed Shirk and Shari Adkins.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleaders. There are now five paid Dayleaders; two are leaving in the spring. Stephen encourages people to volunteer daylead. You must be a Junior to volunteer. He also encouraged people to give sailing lessons to Dayleaders, since he encourages all to obtain at least a Junior rating.

Clubhouse. Stephen noted that the Clubhouse smells better since the carpet was taken out.

Port Captain Position. Stephen noted that the Port Captain recruits and trains Dayleaders, and he has initiated talks with Cal Adventures to have our Dayleaders take their Whaler and emergency procedures courses. He endorses Jesse Smith to be the next Port Captain.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. After about a year of effort, the Operating Rules revisions have finally been completed.

Listserver. Bill noted that Bill Moseley set up for the Club a listserver where anyone who has e-mail can subscribe and have all Club e-mail sent to them, plus be able to send messages to everyone in the Club on the list.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated October 22, 1995)

Mid-Year Budget Status. In comparison to last fiscal year, we are in slightly poorer shape, but not seriously so. We signed up slightly less members than last year this time (753 vs. 772), but October is doing real well and we may make up the difference. We are not selling as many t-shirts as last year ($150 vs. $280). Insurance costs are down by about $3,000. He does not have the latest Dayleader invoices so he cannot accurately report on this item. We are spending less on maintenance ($4,000 vs. $6,500). Racing costs have ballooned; we did not budget for the $2,695 in expenses, which includes $2,200 for new burgees (which we will be reimbursed for). Expenses for Bigfoot are down significantly. This report does not reflect any income or expenses that may occur between October 15 and October 31.

Account Balances. Account balances are as follows as of October 22:

Wells Fargo $20,288

Merrill­Lynch $19,226

Federal Reserve T­bills $40,000

TOTAL $79,514

General Discussion

Dinghy Replacement. Scott noted that the Club has been in the process of researching replacements for the Lidos for the last three years. Scott opened the floor for discussion of whether the Club should purchase eight new Hobie One-14's, subject to several minor modifications to the design. He limited the discussion to three minutes per speaker, for a total of 40 minutes. Speakers and their comments are summarized below:

Steve Kingsley: We have no experience with the One-14's on the bay. Dan responded that Hobie is putting away the mold for the dinghy, forcing us to make a quick decision if we want to replace our Lidos with the One-14's by next summer. Steve questioned why we needed to replace them by next summer.

Peter Baczek: He is against buying a fleet of One-14's when we have not thoroughly tested them on the bay. Scott noted that we cannot buy just one One-14; Hobie only sells them in lots. Dan stated that the dealer is unclear if we can purchase just one; he believes the real concern is whether we need to replace the Lidos by next summer. Louis stated he thought a decision now would be premature.

Peter Kuhn: He talked to several other sailing organizations who own One-14's. Overall they are pleased with the boat, being extremely slow and stable. He believes the Lidos we now have will always be in a serious state of disrepair due to their basic design. A hard chine such as on the One-14 will be more stable but may be harder to tack. He thought it could hold four people as well as a Lido. Louis stated he supports buying one One-14 now, since we are only speculating now about the characteristics of the boat. He thinks only a couple of the Lidos have significant problems with regard to capsizing, and perhaps they should be repaired or taken out of service. Narcisse stated the number of problem Lidos is really five.

Peter Baczek: Peter brought up the question of capacity again. Peter Kuhn stated that the new Lidos, having a double hull, will be similar in size in the cockpit and thus will have similar capacity. Peter Kuhn said you could not buy a dinghy such as our current Lidos, since no one manufactures hulls with a single layer bottom anymore.

Veronique Anxolabehere: She stated that three months ago we were asked to vote on buying a Capri 16.5, which was rejected, and as a result of test sailing was eliminated from consideration. We have since analyzed all our options and narrowed our choices down to two boats. She is reluctant to accelerate the decision process and wants to have the One-14 tried out on the bay.

Steve Kingsley: The fleet of Lidos was scheduled to be replaced three or four years ago, so we should not rush the final decision.

Eric Wittig: Eric asked if we could get a One-14 here in the next few weeks to test sail. Dan stated he could not convince the dealer to do so. Rebecca Haussmann volunteered to try to get one here.

Peter Kuhn: He encourages people to go to Lake Merritt to try out the keel version of the One-14 they have there.

Keith Dalphin: He feels the dealer should provide us a boat to try out if we are going to order eight of them.

Scott Hotes: The One-14 is easy to right after a capsize, compared to a Capri 16.5.

Stephen Gehlbach: We cannot buy Lidos like the ones we have anymore, so we cannot compare new dinghies to them.

Scott Hotes: It is unreasonable to send out new members in the old Lidos next summer due to the potential safety problem. It was noted that a new Lido will be here for a test sail on December 9. Scott moved to purchase eight new Hobie One-14's. Bill seconded the motion. The motion failed, with 10 votes in favor, 14 votes against, and four abstentions. The main reason for the abstentions was the lack of adequate testing of the boat.

Peter Kuhn: He noted that the One-14 is made only for teaching facilities, and is not a stock item, and therefore we may not be able to locate one around for us to test if we cannot purchase just one.

ELECTIONS

The election results are as follows (note that since a quorum was not present, the vote is not official and will only be used to guide the Executive Committee to replace officers at the next Executive Committee meeting who resign from their positions):

Commodore. Bill Csajko was nominated by Peter Kuhn, seconded by Todd Price. Bill accepted the nomination. Eric Wittig was nominated by Dan Acland, seconded by Rebecca Haussmann. Eric Wittig accepted the nomination. Bill won the election by secret ballot.

Vice Commodore. Veronique Anxolabehere was nominated by Bill Csajko, seconded by Robert Ofsevit. There were no other nominations, and Veronique won by unanimous vote.

First Vice Commodore. Narcisse was nominated by Louis Benainous, seconded by Dan Acland. Tim Brandon was nominated by Steve Kingsley. Tim declined the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Narcisse won by unanimous vote.

Second Vice Commodore. Olivier Colliou was nominated by Scott Hotes, seconded by Veronique Anxolabehere. Olivier accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Olivier won by a near-unanimous vote, with one abstention.

Third Vice Commodore. Dan Acland was nominated by Bill Csajko, seconded by Rebecca Haussmann. Dan accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Dan won by unanimous vote.

Rear Commodore. Louis Benainous was nominated by Veronique Anxolabehere, seconded by Sylvaine Guille. Louis accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Louis won by a near-unanimous vote, with one abstention.

Port Captain. Jesse Smith was nominated by Stephen Gehlbach, seconded by Narcisse. Jesse accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Jesse won by unanimous vote.

Treasurer. Patrick Twohy was nominated by Scott Hotes, seconded by Constance Goodwin. Patrick had previously provided Scott a note saying he would accept the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Patrick won by unanimous vote.

Secretary. Greg Davis was nominated by Veronique Anxolabehere, seconded by Eric Wittig. Greg declined the nomination. Jennifer Kirkland was nominated by Greg Davis, seconded by Dan Acland. There were no other nominations, and Jennifer won by unanimous vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 PM. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 1995.

1995.10.26 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday October 26, 1995

October 27, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 26, 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, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Rebecca Haussmann and Sylvaine Guille.

As of October 22, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $20,288

Money Market $19,226

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $79,514

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Halloween Event. Scott and Dan are still planning the attack on the AHawaiian Chieftain@ this Saturday. A number of people will help out, including Scott, Dan, Narcisse, Stephen and Barbara Roos.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Veronique had no items to discuss under her report.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Dinghy Status. The mainsheet on Lido #7 needs some work. The 505 also needs some work.

New Jibs. The late delivery of the Lido jibs was looked into, and Pineapple Sails said that there was a time lag in between when we discussed with them the purchase of the sails, and the time we confirmed the order. The timing of the order will be verified with Peter Baczek.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was provided.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Dewey Repair. The mast fabrication is complete, and it will be picked up Sunday.

Radios. Axel, as a Senior project, is setting up the Ensigns to have the radios be removable. They will be stored in the motor locker and be plugged in when needed.

Elections. Dan sent out the letter to prospective candidates for the Executive Committee election to be held at the General Membership meeting next week.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

No report was provided.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated October 22, 1995)

Report. Scott will read his report at the General Membership meeting next week. In his message, Patrick notes that he will probably not be able to attend the meeting but will accept nomination to the Treasurer position for one more term.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleaders. Stephen will be hiring a couple more Dayleaders. He talked to one prospective Dayleader who had been on the Cal sailing team, and was familiar with the operation of motorboats.

Docents. During Stephen=s report, Narcisse noted that she and the Dayleader Jeannette are now docents for the environmental area by the Club.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Apparently a number of copies of the old Operating Rules were ordered by someone from Kinko=s in September, and were just now picked up. Bill will make more copies of the addendum that describes the rule changes, and will delay printing copies of the new Operating Rules book.

AGENDA ITEMS

Rating Committee. Dan moved that Scott Hotes be nominated to the Rating Committee. Narcisse seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Replacement Dinghies. Schock still will not provide a specific date for them loan us a new Lido on a trial basis. Dan will call Hobie to find out how long we have to decide if we want to order the One-14. Everyone agreed the One-14 seemed a very viable choice, considering the rugged construction of the dinghy (and, correspondingly, the fragility of the production Lido). One remaining question is the ease with which it can be righted after a capsize; Dan, Scott, Narcisse, Rebecca and Bill plan on going to Sacramento at 8:00 on Saturday morning to try it out. (Note: Subsequent to the meeting the time and date was changed to 9:00 Sunday morning.)

Dressing Area. Narcisse suggested that the small area behind the tool locker, where scrap wood is stored, could be made into a changing room. We may have to check with the Marina manager prior to constructing the facility.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

The next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 , 1995. The General Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 2.

1995.10.12 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday October 12, 1995

October 16, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 12, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Robert Ofsevit and Sylvaine Guille.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture on "Sail Trim" by Peter Baczek.

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

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Halloween Event. Scott has not received much input from the membership concerning the planned Halloween event with the Marina lease-holders group on October 28-29. He and Dan are still planning an attack on the AHawaiian Chieftain@ on the Lidos.

Moonlight Madness. The Moonlight Madness on October 7 was very successful. Approximately 50 people attended, and six boats went sailing. The party lasted until one in the morning. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Mast Give-away. Veronique received a check for $25 from Bill Chapman for the old mast we let him take from the yard.

Floating Bottle. The Floating Bottle is at the printer, and Veronique expects to get it mailed out on Monday or Tuesday. She thanked Sylvaine Guille, Robert Ofsevit, and Mark Hurty for the work they performed in preparing this issue. Veronique moved to give Mark Hurty a free membership for each quarter that he helps in performing the desktop publishing work in connection with the Floating Bottle. Dan seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Club Haul-Out. Veronique still plans on having the Clubhouse overhauled on November 11-12.

General Membership Meeting. The next General Membership Meeting is on Thursday, November 2. Jennifer Kirkland will prepare the food for the event.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Dinghy Replacement. We are scheduled to test sail the Hobie One-14 this Saturday at Lake Natoma near Sacramento. People interested in going along should meet at 11:30 AM at the Clubhouse. Narcisse and Bill are the only ones definitely planning on going right now. Bill will try to check out the place on Friday since he will be in Sacramento that day. Peter Kuhn is in southern California and will try to visit Schock to look at the new Lidos.

Dinghy Status. All the dinghies are in good shape right now.

New Jibs. We received two of the new Lido jibs from Pineapple Sails. We were charged for having the jibs fabricated on an expedited basis, although they were delivered later than ordered. Scott will check into the billing.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Departing Windsurfer. Xavier Leleu, a Senior Windsurfer, returned to France after being here a year.

T-shirts. Olivier has finished his design for a Club windsurfing t-shirt, and has ordered 50 t-shirts. The cost per t-shirt for us is $6. He will unveil the design at the General Membership Meeting.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Ensign Racing. The Friday night racing season is over, and our Club took two firsts over the season. Graham Hale was skipper both times.

Louie Repair. Graham has completed repairs on ALouie.@

Dewey Repair. The mast is still being worked on in Sausolito. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Louis had no items to discuss under his report.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Bill handed out copies of the new Operating Rules to the Executive Committee. Inserts were put in the existing books to identify the major rule changes. Louis will check into whether we can decrease the unit cost for printing new Operating Rules by having them offset printed.

Combining Books. Peter Kuhn had suggested combining the Blue Book, Windsurfing Manual, and Operating Rules into one AIntroductory Handbook@ that would provide all the information required of members up to the Junior level. The Operating Rules section would only summarize the rules and refer the member to the one book left at the Club. The single handbook could save the Club money through reduced printing costs. The suggestion was not adopted.

AGENDA ITEMS

Rating Committee. Robert Ofsevit asked about the process for nominating a Senior Skipper to the Rating Committee, and, specifically, if Scott could be placed on the Committee. After considerable discussion relating to the process of nominating members to the Rating Committee and the role of the Chairperson of the Rating Committee in that process, it was decided to put off any decision until the next meeting.

Teaching Credit. Robert Ofsevit asked if teaching credit could be obtained for providing lessons outside the scheduled lesson periods to Junior Skippers training to become Senior Skippers. Bill noted that the Operating Rules preclude this, and that Senior Skippers are supposed to provide a leadership role in the Club, which would include encouraging and assisting members seeking Senior ratings.

Candidates for the Executive Committee. Dan read his proposed letter to prospective candidates for office at the upcoming General Membership Meeting. The list will predominantly include Senior Skippers who have not held office on the Executive Committee in the past. The letter will be sent out next week.

Waiver of Liability. Scott discussed with a lawyer the pros and cons of including a waiver of liability statement on the membership cards. The advice he received is that the waiver would help in court for minor accidents, but probably not for major problems. Scott will obtain wording to include on the membership cards that are going to be printed.

Potential Conflict of Interest. The potential for conflict of interest with regard to the Port Captain position was discussed. Jesse, a current Dayleader, is considering running for the position of Port Captain. Scott noted that in the past we have had Port Captains who were Dayleaders with good results, including Stephen Gehlbach and someone in the 1980's.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 1995. A lecture on "Fiberglass Repair Basics" will be presented by Rob Jones prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.

1995.09.28 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday September 28, 1995

September 29, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, September 28, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Peter Kuhn, Rebecca Haussmann, Brian Howell and Sylvaine Guille.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture on "GPS and Other On-Board Electronics" by John Drewery.

Congratulations go to Robert Ofsevit, who became the Club's newest Senior Skipper shortly before the meeting.

As of September 16, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $23,100

Money Market $19,100

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $82,200

Membership Chairperson Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Membership Cards. Prior to the Committee reports, Rebecca asked all members on the Executive Committee to review the existing membership application cards and provide comments on what parts of the form could be deleted (i.e., if the member can swim), and if any new data entry should be added (i.e., e-mail address). Rebecca will accept comments in her folder at the Club, and will then have the form revised and printed.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Outboard Engines. The two new outboard engines (a 5 HP and an 18 HP Nissan outboard) were purchased and have been received. All the rescue skiffs are now in good working condition.

Halloween Event. Scott met with the Marina lease-holders group this morning. They will be hosting a Halloween event on 28-29 October on the "Hawaiian Chieftain". The subject was discussed in more detail later under "Agenda Items." 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Veronique had no items to discuss under her report.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Outboards. Narcisse had to resolve some problems in purchasing the two new outboard engines. There was a mistake on the billing for one of the engines; Narcisse cleared up the matter and we were credited $775. Two 18 HP outboards were mistakenly ordered by two different people. One was ordered from West Marine, and one from Port Supply. The Port Supply one arrived first, and the West Marine order was canceled. The 8 HP outboard was repaired and was picked up last Saturday.

Dinghy Status. The Lidos are getting repaired very quickly now when damages occur. Lido #7 is down right now, but will be repaired this weekend. The new Lido jibs are not in yet. We had agreed to pay extra to receive some of the jibs earlier, but it appears Pineapple Sails has not completed them as promised. Scott will check into it.

Receipts. It was noted that Patrick Twohy complained that people were not properly filing their Port Supply receipts. The people who charge there (Narcisse and Dan) will make sure they follow procedure.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere for Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfing Equipment Status. We have a very large, functional windsurfing fleet due to recent acquisitions and donations. We have seven Senior boards, seven Junior-Plus, two Junior, and twelve Novice.

Windsurfing Lessons. Regular lessons will be provided on Saturday mornings. Someone will always be scheduled to teach. Scott noted that the windsurfing lessons should be advertised in the upcoming Floating Bottle.

T-shirts. Olivier is almost finished with his design for a Club windsurfing t-shirt, and will be done with it next week. Scott noted that he should have the t-shirts made at a different place from where we last had t-shirts done, since we were having problems with the firm.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Ensign Mishap. One of the Ensigns was damaged in a recent Friday night race. The accident was the fault of the skipper of the other boat, who agreed to pay for the damage. The only damage was a cracked toerail near the stern. Dan initially told Graham Hale (the skipper) that he could not sail any Club boats until both this boat and the other that was damaged while he was skipper (the dismasting of Dewey) are repaired. Dan later retracted this penalty based on Graham's good faith in proceeding with getting the boats repaired. He and Graham took the mast pieces to Sausolito where they will be spliced together. The mast should be done in a week or two, and we will then put on the hardware here at the Club.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Teaching Status. Louis noted that there appeared to be plenty of Saturday morning teachers, but had not heard how the weekday lessons are going.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated September 16, 1995)

Port Supply Receipts. See discussion under the First Vice Commodore report.

Money Market. Patrick expects to move $10,000 from checking to the Merrill-Lynch money market account soon as he does not foresee any major expenditures in the near term.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleader Status. We now have five working Dayleaders. Louis noted that we appeared to have a lot of good Dayleaders now.

Membership Cards. Stephen noted that we should always have a constant supply of membership cards available since it creates so much work for the Dayleaders when we run out.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Bill had no items to discuss under his report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Floating Bottle (Sylvaine Guille)

Upcoming Issue. The next Floating Bottle will be sent out around October 15. The main article will be on women and sailing.

AGENDA ITEMS

Operating Rules. Review of the recommended changes to the Operating Rules is now over. Only one member, Robert Ofsevit, provided comments. The comments were discussed by the Executive Committee, and, although found to have some merit, were not incorporated into the changes. Peter Kuhn moved to approve the proposed changes to the Operating Rules as prepared by Bill. Dan seconded the motion, and it passed by unanimous vote. Bill noted that we have a significant number of printed Operating Rules, and a decision should be made to either distribute them without the changes (which could last through the winter), throw them out and reprint (which would waste a significant amount of money), or print an addendum to add to the old Operating Rules books with the changes as passed. It was decided to print the addenda.

Halloween. Scott stated that every Halloween the Berkeley Recreation Department puts on a Halloween event for children. This year they are doing it in conjunction with the Berkeley Marina, on 28 and 29 October from 5 to 9 PM. The "Hawaiian Chieftain" will be decorated, docked at the location where the ferry docked after the 1989 earthquake, and a large tent will be set up nearby with food vendors. Cal Sailing Club was asked to help out. The Berkeley Yacht Club is also helping. Ideas on how we could help (supplied by the group organizing this and some by Scott) include: making cotton candy, dressing up as pirates and "attacking" the "Hawaiian Chieftain" with boats, supplying a PA system, setting up a pumpkin patch, and having a live parrot. Dan will talk to the people with the "Hawaiian Chieftain" to see if they are amenable to having their boat "attacked." We were also asked to give away coupons to every child (there may be hundreds) for something free. Scott agreed to give away coupons for free rides, which will be valid during the Open House in November.

Waiver of Liability. Stephen brought up whether we should put a liability disclaimer on the membership applications for people to sign, since Cal Adventures has one and we seem to be in a litigious society. Dan noted that adding such a disclaimer may be more complicated than it appears, since Cal Adventures added it only after much consultation with their lawyers. Scott decided it was too big an issue to resolve at this meeting, and said he would call a lawyer he knew for some advice.

Upcoming Executive Committee Elections. The next elections for the Executive Committee will be held at the General Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 2. The Floating Bottle will be used as the method to notify members of the meeting, and it will note that only members in good standing (paid up) will be able to vote. Bill will run for the position of Commodore, requiring someone to run for Secretary if he wins the election. Stephen said he would run for Port Captain again only if a good candidate is not found to replace him. Barbara Roos will not return as assistant Third Vice Commodore, but Dan will run for the Third Vice Commodore position again. All other incumbents in the other positions have agreed to run again. A letter will be sent to prospective candidates asking them to consider running for any office on the Executive Committee, to try to increase interest in the Executive Committee and increase competition.

Dinghy Replacement. Louis thanked Peter for getting the Capri 16.5 to the Club for a trial sail. It does not appear the Capri 16.5 will be considered any further as a potential replacement dinghy, due to problems controlling the boat in strong winds and the amount of effort required to right it when capsized. Peter will compile all comments on the boat and provide them to the dealer. Schock intends to provide us with a new Lido to test sometime next month. A group went to Lake Merritt to test sail the Hobie One-14 (keel version) to try it out. Dan noted that it was built strong, was slow, and was as big as a Lido in the cockpit. He considered it worth looking into the centerboard version. It was decided to get a group to go to Sacramento on Saturday, October 14, to test sail the centerboard version of the Hobie.

Midnight Madness. A "Midnight Madness" party will be held on Saturday, October 7.

Outreach Sail. Veronique received a call from Joe Chan, who represents the Charity Cultural Service Center in San Francisco. He asked if we could arrange rides for the children in their program sometime in October or November. They would have about 40 children and 6-8 adults. Veronique will look into having it set up some weekend, probably a Sunday afternoon, with both keelboat rides and some sort of Lido racing.

Club Haul-Out. Veronique is planning a "Club Haul-Out" in October or November, where one weekend will be set aside to thoroughly clean the Clubhouse, including painting the interior and possibly putting in some flooring and getting some better filing cabinets. The tentative dates will be November 11-12.

Potential Sexism in Club. Bill stated that he heard of a female member of the Club who felt hesitant in coming to the Club due to the "macho" attitude of members and Dayleaders, and she felt that women were ridiculed if they made mistakes. Bill asked if anyone else had heard of or experienced similar problems, being that this would be a serious problem if true. It was noted that a former Dayleader had a very negative attitude toward people, and that the current Dayleaders were much better. Some examples of sexist remarks and sexual harassment, from both firsthand and secondhand accounts, were discussed. There was considerable discussion on the scope and significance of the problem in the Club, with no clear consensus. It was agreed, however, that there was a need for female role models in the Club to encourage other females to achieve higher ratings in the Club. Sylvaine Guille noted that the next Floating Bottle will discuss females and sailing, and Veronique noted that she has been thinking about forming an all-female team for the Friday night races next spring.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 1995. A lecture on "Sail Trim" will be presented by Peter Baczyk prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.

1995.09.14 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday September 14, 1995

September 26, 1995

MINUTES

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. 

REPORTS

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.

AGENDA TOPICS

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.

1995.08.31 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday August 31, 1995

September 3, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, August 31, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Jennifer Kirkland, Tim Brandon and Gopal Nair.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture on "Planning A Bay Cruise" by Bill Csajko.

As of August 31, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $25,705

Money Market $18,970

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $84,675

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Uncle Donald. Scott noted that the mast track on "Uncle Donald" has to be replaced.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House. There will be an Open House this weekend.

Floating Bottle. The Floating Bottle will be mailed out this weekend.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Dinghy Status. Narcisse had prepared a report prior to the last meeting and left it in the Dayleader's log; the report was not noticed. She provided the report at this meeting. Only three to four Lidos were operating. The 470 was down. One Laser was fixed. The 18 HP outboard had the spark plugs changed. Work on the 30 HP skiff hull was still in progress. Lidos number 6 and 7 have centerboard problems. We still have not received the new jibs ordered for the Lidos. There are some problems with a Byte and a Rhodes 19. The Suzuki 4 HP outboard is in the shop for repair, and may get thrown out. We need to purchase some shroud wire for the Lidos.

Mikita Grinder. The Mikita grinder is missing, and we are using Peter Kuhn's personal grinder in the meantime.

Power Tool Locker. Narcisse was asked if the lock on the power tool locker was changed from a Dayleader lock to a Senior lock as discussed at the last meeting. The lock was not yet changed; Scott will change it after the meeting.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was provided.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Dewey Status. The mast for Dewey was ordered.

Ensign Damage. Graham Hale damaged an Ensign mainsheet while racing and repaired it.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Lack of Teachers. Louis received an e-mail message from someone who came down for lessons a couple of times during the week and found no teachers. Bill Gavelis suggested having someone call Junior Skippers to come down to teach. Louis subsequently found someone who will do this for work credit. Tim Brandon suggested giving lesson credits to teachers who come down even if no students show up, as a means to encourage teachers to come down. Various other proposals for increasing teaching participation were discussed. 

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated August 31, 1995)

Status of Funds. For the record, last year at this time CSC cash and investments totaled $58,240. By the end of the fiscal year, we had $10,000 more than we had at the end of the previous fiscal year, and we seem to have upped our pace of savings due, in part, to tremendous new membership numbers over the summer. What this means is that now is an excellent time to replace boats. 

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. The proposed revisions to the Operating Rules are still out for review.

Listserver. The listserver has been a success so far, with a considerable number of conversations brought up on the system so far.

Advertising. Bill stated that Patrick had received an e-mail message from a company, SpeedTech, that wanted to place a link on our Internet homepage to direct people to their advertising home page. They would offer our members a ten percent discount in return for the service. Bill noted that a similar issue arose a while ago with regard to advertising in the Floating Bottle, and that he was vehemently opposed to any advertising then and still is. The reasons include our independent, non-profit status, and our ability to make decisions based on the purposes of the Club, not being swayed by advertising pressures. Tim Brandon noted that bringing in advertising dollars could help the Club financially. Louis stated that a ten percent discount was not worth having the advertising. Dan moved to direct Patrick to not accept any advertising for the homepage. Bill seconded the motion, and the motion passed with five votes for, and one against. Louis voted against the motion based on his opinion that the motion was not required, and that we may not want to prevent the Club from accepting advertising in the future based different conditions.

AGENDA TOPICS

Exception to Age Requirement. Gopal Nair, a Junior Skipper, wanted the Executive Committee to consider either exempting his son (Arjun, age 8) from the minimum age requirement for obtaining a rating, or allow them to store an El Toro at the Club. Current Club regulations preclude anyone under the age of 16 from obtaining a rating, except the Executive Committee may lower the minimum age to 14 in special situations, so exempting his son was not considered. Scott noted that the Club has traditionally never allowed personal boats to be stored at the Club due to liability and space problems. He suggested that Gopal try storing the El Toro at Lot "W" next to Cal Adventures.

Shroud Wire. Narcisse moved to purchase 500 feet of shroud wire for the Lidos at a cost not to exceed $200. Bill seconded the motion, and the motion passed with five votes for, and one abstention. Veronique abstained based on not having enough information.

Dinghy Replacement. Louis reported on the progress made by the people in his committee getting information on potential replacement dinghies. He asked one person each on the committee to gather information on one type dinghy, and try to either get one here to the Club to try out or find where we can go to look at one. Shari Adkins, Bill Gavelis, Ed Shirk, Peter Kuhn, Alex Case and Peter Baczek are on the committee. The dinghies they are looking at are based on a list prepared by Bill Prinzmetal during previous investigations. The dinghies are the Capri 16.5, Capri 14.2, Hobie One-14, Precision 15, White 14, and Lido 14.

Scott had already researched the Capri 16.5, and had prepared a paper (handed out to the Executive Committee) that provided his rationale for selecting this model as a replacement dinghy. The Capri 14.2 is also being considered based on some of the reasons Scott selected the Capri 16.5, including the reputation of the manufacturer. Peter Kuhn is trying to find a Capri that we will be able to test. One dealer in the Sacramento area was willing to let us test sail one, but not in salt water. It was noted that an ad for a used Capri 14.2 was in the San Jose Mercury News for $1,400.

A Hobie One-14 can be rented at Lake Merritt, but it is the keel version. This boat can sail four people, and they make an industrial version, either fixed keel or centerboard.

The Precision 15 seems like a very good boat, but it is manufactured in Florida, and the closest one is in New Mexico.

The manufacturer of the White 14 is now producing 10 to 20 boats, and more information on them is being sent to us. Bill Gavelis is considering flying out to Massachusetts to look at them.

Shock is beginning to manufacture to Lido 14 again, but with a new design, similar to the improvements inherent in the White 14, such as self bailing. These changes make the Lido worth considering again. Shock is releasing the boat at the Long Beach boat show in October, and they want us to try one after that.

Scott noted that if we decide to buy the new fleet based on a one-time test sail, as opposed to buying one for rigorous testing, we need to be very thorough. Bill noted that we need consistency in the people testing the boats. Dan stated that we need to account for all relevant information other than just test sailing, such as information on the manufacturer.

A group will travel on Saturday, September 9, to various locations to test sail whatever boats we can arrange to sail by that day. Narcisse will put up a sign announcing the testing and soliciting volunteers. Scott noted that our goal should be to order the new fleet by the next General Membership meeting in November. Louis noted our ultimate goal should be to replace the fleet by next spring. A potential plan is to make a decision on the "best choice" by the end of September, buy one for rigorous testing for one month, and then order the fleet if it meets our criteria. Bill noted that the lead time on procuring the boats may preclude such a schedule.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 1995. A lecture on "Sailing in Fog" will be presented by Saul Schumsky prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.

1995.08.17 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday August 17, 1995

August 18, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, August 17, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:25 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance was Motor Chairperson Peter Kuhn, and members Sylvaine Guille, Todd Price, Ken Shepherd, Brian Howell, and Hayes Raffle.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture on "Buying a Sailboat" by John Danielson.

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

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Leaseholders Meeting. Scott has been attending meetings of the recently formed organization of marina leaseholders. The next meeting is on September 14 at 8:00 AM on the Hornblower. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Floating Bottle. The Floating Bottle will be out next Friday. She is adding to the mailing list non-members in the community who may be interested in our activities. Sylvaine Guille will now be the new Floating Bottle Chairperson. She will be responsible for planning four Floating Bottles per year. Each issue will have three main articles -- an educational article, one on windsurfing, and a feature article.

Banquet Chairperson. Jennifer Kirkland is now the Banquet Chairperson.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

No report was provided.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Magazine Rack. Olivier set up a magazine rack over the Dayleader locker for the windsurfing magazines. Scott suggested he contact the publishers and tell them about our Club and see if we can get free subscriptions.

Sail Repairs. Windwing finished repairing seven sails.

Broken Universals. A large number of the new Chinook universals have broken at the joint. They were shipped back to the manufacturer, who said they would replace them for free. They claim there have been no other instances of this problem.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Dewey Status. Dan received an estimate of $412 to modify a new Cal 24 mast to replace the broken mast on "Dewey". An additional length of the mast extrusion must be spliced on the bottom of the mast. With the running rigging, the total cost will be less than $800.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Wednesday Night Lessons. Bob Collins will be gone 4-8 weeks. Peter Baczyk usually teaches Wednesday nights also, but will probably need additional help.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleader Status. There are four Dayleaders now. He is hiring a new Dayleader, Jeannette. Stephen will hold a Dayleader training session next Friday, August 25, at noon, and will also hold a Dayleader meeting that same evening. There are still open days with no Dayleaders signed up, so we need volunteers. A discussion was held on who qualifies to be a volunteer Dayleader. It was agreed that all Senior/Cruising Skippers and trained Junior Skippers qualify as volunteer Dayleaders. Stephen will put a note in the Floating Bottle seeking members to qualify for volunteer dayleading. 

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. The proposed revisions to the Operating Rules are now available in the Club, and a note will be placed in the Floating Bottle informing the membership of the opportunity to review the revisions.

Listserver. A member, Bill Moseley, offered to set up a listserver that would allow members with e-mail to send messages to the everyone in the Club with an e-mail address by sending it to just one address. There would be no cost involved.

Donations. Bill noted that Patrick Twohy sent him a message expressing concern over the number of items that has been donated to the Club lately without Executive Committee approval. After some discussion, it was agreed the Operating Rule pertaining to this only applies to major donations such as boats, and that the windsurfing sails and boards that have been donated do not need Executive Committee approval.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Motor Committee (Peter Kuhn)

Motor and Skiff Status. All engines work right now. Louis noted that the 5 HP outboard has a loose throttle handle, but Peter did not think this posed any safety or operational hazard. Bob Detrick is working on finishing the repair of the 30 HP skiff hull.

Lido Centerboards. A centerboard was damaged when Peter capsized. He is in the process of repairing the damage. There are a total of three damaged centerboards right now.

AGENDA TOPICS

Dewey Repair. Dan moved to spend up to $800 to replace the mast on "Dewey". Peter seconded the motion, and it passed with five votes for and one abstention.

Capri 16.5. Scott discussed his proposal to purchase one Catalina Capri 16.5 to test out in anticipation of replacing our Lido's next spring. He noted that the factory can make a more heavy-duty version.

Scott was asked why the White 14 was not purchased, being that there had been much discussion on that model but none on the Capri 16.5 at previous Executive Committee meetings. He said that he talked to the White manufacturer, and that they had only one boat sailing at this time, it would have to be shipped from the east coast, and there was no west coast representative. He noted that Catalina, which is based in San Diego and has two dealers in the Bay area, is the only major dinghy manufacturer on the west coast.

Louis said he thought not enough people were involved in the decision-making process that determined we should purchase a Capri 16.5, and that we need to lay out a procedure to make such a decision. Scott responded that Bill Prinzmetal had prepared a list of potential replacement dinghies, and that there had been a committee several years ago that only concluded we should possibly buy more Lidos.

Veronique questioned the logic of buying one boat at this time.

Louis recommended getting three or four potential replacement dinghies here to the Club in the next month to compare, and use that to help decide.

Scott appointed Louis Benainous head of a committee to study the issue and report back in four weeks. Scott noted that the existing Lido fleet is a potential safety hazard, being that they are so hard to right after a capsize, and that we must replace them before next spring. He said that the previous committee came up with several candidate replacement dinghies about a year ago, and that he eliminated all but the Capri 16.5 for various reasons.

Dan stated that he felt it was unrealistic to assume that we will be able to get four boats here in such short notice, plus have the appropriate wind conditions and people there at the same time.

Todd Price recommended sending a couple of members to the manufacturers to help in making the decision.

Stephen moved that Scott or his designee should prepare a couple of pages outlining the decision process that led him to recommend the Capri 16.5. Dan seconded the motion, and it passed with four votes for and one abstention.

It was decided to try to have some of the key people involved in the earlier committees (Ed Shirk, Paul Kamen, or others) make a presentation at the next Executive Committee meeting. In the meantime Scott will prepare the paper, Louis will try to get some trial boats, and we will then attempt to vote on purchasing a single trial boat at the Executive Committee meeting four weeks from now.

Senior Dinghy Use. Hayes Raffle, a Junior Skipper, expressed interest in sailing the Contender and 505 in the next week prior to going back to school. He said he has had experience sailing these type boats, and that he has spent about 15 hours working on the 470 and 10 hours working on the Contender. Scott noted there was precedent for this in the past. Hayes moved to allow himself to sail the Contender and 505 in the Junior Sailing Area for the next week. Veronique seconded the motion, and it passed with three votes for and two abstentions.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 1995. A lecture on "Planning A Bay Cruise" will be presented by Bill Csajko prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.

1995.08.03 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday August 03, 1995

August 4, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club 

The general membership meeting of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Thursday, August 3, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided. The meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM. Approximately 50 members were in attendance. Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, Louis Benainous, and Bill Csajko.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Club Finances. As of August 2, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $20,925

Money Market $18,970

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $79,875

New Senior Skipper. We have one new Senior Skipper since the last General Membership Meeting, Dan Acland.

Membership Chair. Rebecca Haussmann has taken over the duties of chairperson of the Membership Committee.

White Rhodes. Scott noted that Robert Ofsevit did a great job painting the white Rhodes 19.

Dewey Dismasting. "Dewey" was dismasted, and after looking at other boats to replace it, have decided to replace the mast instead. Senior and Cruising Skippers need to inspect the rigging prior to sailing to assure accidents like this do not happen in the future. An attempt will be made to instruct someone in the inspection and tuning of standing rigging.

First Vice Commodore. John Drewery, who was elected to the position of First Vice Commodore at the last General Membership Meeting, was replaced by Narcisse.

Volunteers. We are low on Dayleaders in August. Scott asked for volunteers to daylead, otherwise the Club will have to shut down for a good portion of August. A former Dayleader also complained that we were short of instructors on Monday and Thursdays, and we need more people to volunteer to teach those days.

Berkeley Youth Alternatives. A Senior Skipper is needed to give a ride to the Berkeley Youth Alternatives next Thursday. Greg Davis volunteered.

Replacement Dinghy. Scott looked at a Catalina Capri 16.5 today in Santa Rosa. We are considering purchasing a dinghy as a trial prior to replacing the Lido fleet. The subject was deferred until later in the meeting.

Slip Fees. We have been paying slip fees for "Daisy" since we acquired it about a year ago. The Sea Scouts get more free slips than us, and whenever Scott asks about providing our Club an additional free slip, we are told to "wait until the master plan is completed." Scott also discussed the rumors of the City developing the South Sailing Basin, to the exclusion of our Club, and that he and others will attend pertinent meetings to keep track of the issue and make sure our Club's position is heard. Scott was asked about the status of extending the lease area for the Clubhouse, and he said it also is waiting on the master plan. Recommendations from the membership included making a presentation to the City Council, and getting a group of people to attend the next Waterfront Commission meeting (September 13 at 7 PM). It was noted that this is not an immediate problem, and we just need to be aware of it.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Banquet Chairperson. Veronique noted that we need someone to volunteer to be the Banquet Chairperson. The person would be responsible for preparing the dinner served at each General Membership Meeting, and would receive free membership in return.

Thanks. Veronique thanked Brian Battuello for all his work at the Open Houses.

Membership. There are 518 members as of today in the Club.

Advertisement. A new member, Philip Bell, volunteered to talk to journalists about the Club, and try to get favorable articles printed.

Floating Bottle. Veronique is looking for someone to volunteer to be the editor for the Floating Bottle. The person would be responsible for getting the articles for the newsletter, planning far enough in advance to assure a newsletter every quarter. Someone is already responsible for layout.

T-shirts. Rebecca Haussmann is the T-shirt chairperson, and shirts are available for sale at the meeting.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

No report was provided.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfing Status. The windsurfing equipment is in good to great status. We have 11 Novice boards, 2 Junior boards, 9 Junior-Plus boards, and 3 Senior boards.

Novice Windsurfer Sail Locker. The Novice sail locker, which was discussed at the last General Membership Meeting as a test, has worked very well.

Windsurfing Lessons. Bill Prinzmetal is giving windsurfing lessons at 9:30 on Saturday mornings.

New Senior Windsurfer. We have one new Senior Windsurfer since the last General Membership Meeting, Xavier Leleu.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Barbara Roos)

Dewey Repair. It will cost about $700 to replace the mast on Dewey, doing the work ourselves.

Volunteers. Barbara and Dan are looking for volunteers to replace the partners, clean the bottoms, and check the shrouds on the other two working Ensigns.

Haul Out. The next haul out for the keel boats is in September or October (Huey and/or Dewey).

Pulpit Replacement. The pulpit and stanchion will be replaced on one of the Commanders.

Thanks. Barbara thanked Bob Collins, John Mankey, and Peter Baczek for providing keelboat lessons on Wednesday nights. She also thanked the Cruising Skippers for providing all the cruises this summer.

Banner. Barbara asked if anyone knew the location of the Club banner.

Repair Book. A new book is kept in the dock box for skippers to note suggested repairs to the keelboats.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Junior Skipper Teachers. Louis noted that Junior Skippers were providing a lot of teaching on lesson days, particularly Robert Ofsevit, Martin Schaaf, and Veronique Anxolabehere.

Roundtable Discussion. A roundtable discussion on Lido teaching was held prior to the last Executive Committee meeting. 

Senior/Cruising Skipper Help. Senior and Cruising Skippers should spend more time assisting Junior Skippers develop sailing skills. Junior Skippers should ask Senior/Cruising Skippers for individual lessons.

Thanks. Louis thanked Bill Prinzmetal for his work in teaching windsurfing.

Lecture Series. We have just started the second set of lectures this year.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Bill made proposed revisions to the Operating Rules to change old or obsolete rules, and add rules that would improve the Club. The proposed changes will be left at the Clubhouse for a month or two, and then the Executive Committee will vote on the changes in consideration of any comments received from the membership.

World Wide Web Site. Bill noted that people who have not yet heard of our WWW site should contact him for information.

E-mail Minutes. Bill has been distributing the Executive Committee meeting minutes by E-mail. Any members who wish to receive the minutes were asked to contact him.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

General Discussion

Lido Replacement. Scott noted that we are considering replacing the Lido fleet. The Catalina Capri 16.5 is one that is being considered. A major concern with the existing Lidos is that they are very hard to right after a capsize. We will purchase a dinghy sometime this summer and test it out prior to replacing all the Lidos. Considerable discussion ensued as to the pros and cons or various replacement boats. Scott stated we will vote on whether to buy a Capri at the next Executive Committee meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 PM. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 1995.

1995.07.20 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday July 20, 1995

July 21, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

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

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

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

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

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

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

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

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

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

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

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

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

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

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

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

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

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Harness Lines. Olivier purchased three new harness lines.

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

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

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

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

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

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

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

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

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

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

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

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

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership Committee (Rebecca Haussmann)

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

AGENDA TOPICS

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

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

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 PM.

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

1995.07.06 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday July 06, 1995

July 7, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, July 6, 1995. Acting Commodore Veronique Anxolabehere presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. In attendance were Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, Louis Benainous and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance was member Ken Shepherd.

As of July 6, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $11,586

Money Market $18,789

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $70,375

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Lease. Scott Hotes attended a regular lease-holders meeting with Cliff Marchett (the new Marina Manager), and it does not appear that we will obtain the free berth for "Daisy". There will be another meeting on July 26, and Veronique will attend. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House. The last Open House was successful, with about 80 rides given. About 24 new members signed up. It was agreed more advertising is needed to increase the number of people attending the Open Houses. There was also an Open House day on the Fourth of July. Cindy, the Dayleader, was commended for her energy and friendly professionalism displayed during the Open House.

Floating Bottle. Work on the Floating Bottle is still in progress.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Lion. Robert Ofsevit is finished painting "Lion" and it will be ready to sail on Friday. Everyone noted that Robert did an exceptional job in painting the Rhodes 19.

Skiff. The 30 HP skiff hull is still being worked on. Narcisse and Peter Kuhn will supervise the completion of the project.

Lido Repairs. Lido hull #8 was repaired on Saturday and is now sailable, making a total of seven Lido's sailable. Lido hull #3 still needs work.

Paddles. Rebecca Haussmann was asked to purchase paddles, and Narcisse will check to see if they were obtained.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfer Status. Olivier was away for three weeks, but no major problems occurred. Two sails were sent out to be repaired.

Senior Board. Tony Phillips spent about 15 hours repairing the Adagio senior board. There was no way to determine who, if any one individual, was responsible for the crack developed in the board. In recognition of the considerable effort provided by Tony, Olivier moved to provide Tony with a free membership for the next quarter. Veronique seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

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

Ensign Status. Two significant actions have occurred with regard to the Ensigns. First, Peter Baczyk fixed the lights on all three Ensigns. Second, the decision was made to take the radios out of all three Ensigns, since they are all corroding due to the wet environment in the cabins. At least one radio will be repaired and in working condition, and stored in the cruising motor locker. Connections will be installed on the radio and the Ensigns to allow Senior/Cruising Skippers to quickly install the radio in an Ensign if required. The reason for this decision is that with the current situation, the radios are virtually useless due to corrosion, and this will allow skippers to have a working radio when they believe one may be required. The next project for the Ensigns is to replace the partners on the boats.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Lecture Series. Louis has scheduled the next lecture series, starting with a roundtable discussion on teaching prior to the next meeting.

Students. It was noted that the number of students has been low lately.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated July 6, 1995)

Dinghy Sail Repairs. Patrick received bills for dinghy sail repairs totaling $233. Last year we spent $336 for dinghy sail repairs, and we have budgeted $700 for this year, so he does not see a problem.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

No report was provided.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was provided.

AGENDA TOPICS

Budget. Veronique moved to approve the fiscal year 1995-1996 budget as proposed by Treasurer Patrick Twohy subject to two modifications: 1) decrease the $800 allotted to skiff motors under Capital Purchases to $0, and correspondingly increase the amount allocated to skiff motor repairs under Maintenance from $600 to $1400, and 2) increase the amount allocated to barbecues under Social from $100 to $400, and correspondingly decrease the amount allocated to meeting rooms from $700 to $400. Dan seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Operating Rules. Bill presented a summary of the revisions made to the proposed Operating Rules changes. It was decided to not present the changes to the membership at the next General Membership meeting, but to instead have a one month long review afforded the membership, followed by a vote by the Executive Committee.

Lecture Series. Louis presented his proposal for the next lecture series, which will start on July 20 and end on October 26.

Teaching Techniques. Louis noted that there are considerable differences in the teaching styles used in the Club, and proposed that perhaps there should be more consistency. The example he presented was the method for teaching tacking (facing forward or backward). After considerable debate as to the merits of the various methods, it was decided that the Rear Commodore position allows Louis to implement a policy of suggesting a specific method for tacking and jibing (in this instance, looking backward) to assure consistency in teaching methods.

Power Tool Lock. Narcisse requested a Dayleader key to enable her to get into the power tool locker at any time. After some discussion, it was determined that the a Senior key should be all that is required to access the power tool locker. Narcisse will change the lock accordingly.

West Marine Card. Narcisse requested a card for purchasing supplies at West Marine. Dan and Barbara noted that they need cards for purchasing supplies also. Veronique will contact Patrick Twohy to get the cards for them.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 1995. A roundtable discussion on "Giving Great Lido Lessons" will be presented prior to the meeting at 6:00 PM.

1995.06.22 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday June 22, 1995

June 23, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, June 22, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Narcisse, Dan Acland and Bill Csajko. There were not enough Executive Committee members present to constitute a quorum. Also in attendance were members Rebecca Haussmann and Ken Shepherd.

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

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Annual Report. Scott presented the Club's Annual Report at the Waterfront Commission meeting on June 8. Cliff Marchett is the new Marina Manager (a newly created position). It appears the Commission is close to making a decision on our new lease, which includes the waiver of the slip fee for "Daisy", and the expansion of the Clubhouse grounds.

Letter to Harbormaster. Scott noted that Robert Ofsevit sent a letter to the Harbormaster thanking them for the good job done repairing the rails on the dock in front of the Clubhouse. This action was appreciated by the Executive Committee.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

No report was provided.

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Dinghy Status. Tim Brandon purchased the three Lido booms. Six Lidos are now sailable; two still need work on the centerboards. Robert Ofsevit is painting the topsides of "Lion". Rebecca Haussmann helped in purchasing the painting supplies required for "Lion", plus some extra supplies to have on hand for routing maintenance. Zaaf Hasnain has been replacing the boom vang lines, telltales, and other lines on the Lidos. Narcisse will purchase paddles for the Lidos.

Tool Shed Inventory. Narcisse will make an inventory of the supplies in the tool shed.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was provided.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Keel Boat Status. Dan and Barbara have not had time to work on the dismasted Ensign or the keel boat radios, but should be able to begin soon. Dan will work with Scott this Saturday on the radios and the lights on the keel boats. An Ensign was advertised for sail in Sausolito, but the rigging was in poor condition and the Club will not consider purchasing it.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

No report was provided.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Bill made some more proposed changes based on comments received from Louis, plus some of his own due to further review.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach, per conversation prior to meeting)

Skiff Status. Stephen will have a work party this Saturday to repair the hull on the 30 HP skiff.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership Committee (Rebecca Haussmann)

Status of Database. Rebecca now has the Club's membership database, and provided a copy of the latest list of members. There is a total of 358 members as of today. Rebecca will retain her Port Supply card as a committee chair due to her active participation in maintaining Club boats.

AGENDA TOPICS

Acting Commodore. Scott will be out of town for the month of July, and Veronique will be the Acting Commodore during his absence.

Budget. This year's budget could not be voted on due to the absence of a quorum.

Operating Rules. The Executive Committee discussed Bill's newly proposed changes, plus some changes proposed by Scott. A significant item of discussion was the wording of the new rule regarding sailboard lessons. It was generally felt that the current system of having no regularly scheduled windsurfing lessons is inadequate, but there was no consensus on what type of program would work in our Club. The proposed rule will only say that rated windsurfers are encouraged to provide instruction to members as needed. Discussions on the proposed Operating Rules will continue at the next Executive Committee meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 1995.

1995.06.08 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday June 08, 1995

 

June 9, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, June 8, 1995. Vice-Commodore Veronique Anxolabehere presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 PM. In attendance were Veronique Anxolabehere, Narcisse, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Rebecca Haussmann, Tim Brandon, Graham Hale, and Ken Shepherd.

As of May 25, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $13,056

Money Market $18,789

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $71,845

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere for Scott Hotes)

No report was provided.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House. The last Open House was successful, with about 100 rides given. Thanks to Brian Battuello, Robert Ofsevit, Martin Schaaf, Peter Baczyk, Peter Kuhn, Graham Hale and Bill Csajko for providing rides.

Floating Bottle. The only article provided so far for the Floating Bottle is an article by Louis on teaching in Lidos. 

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

470. The 470 was rigged and is now sailable.


Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Sail Repair. The Junior-Plus/Senior sails that were sent to Windwing for repair are done.

Mast Bases. The initiative Mark Donovan began to replace the Novice mast bases/downhauls with Chinook brand bases has been done.

Novice Sail Shed. There has been no problem with the number of sails in the new Novice sail shed, so Olivier decided not to put up a sign restricting the number of sail at this time.

Windsurfing Manual. Bill noted that a while ago there was an initiative to revise the windsurfing manual to include directions on how to windsurf, not just basic sailing theory and how to rig. Olivier said people are working on it still.

Senior Board. Olivier is still looking for a Senior board to purchase.

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

Dismasting. "Dewey" was dismasted at the spreaders during the Friday night races on May 26. Graham Hale was the skipper on the boat. The dismasting occurred shortly into the race, just after the second or third tack. There were no injuries. Ken Shepherd stood by to assist in his Ensign, along with another boat, and Stephen came out to help in the skiff.

Graham took the broken mast section to Svendsen's for advice on repair. They noted that there was corrosion at the bolt holes for the spreader, and the mast was slightly bent, which may be indicative of loose shrouds. Ken noted that he had noticed loose shrouds on another Ensign, and had tightened them.

Dan stated that he was not yet prepared to make a recommendation on what to do with "Dewey", such as whether to repair it ourselves, have it repaired by someone else, or even dispose of the boat. His main concern right now is that this does not recur with the other keelboats. Another problem that was discovered during the accident was that the radio did not function fully, and further inspection reveals that none of the radios on the Ensigns work. Dan moved to spend up to $250 to repair the radios on the Ensigns. Louis seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Dan will talk to Paul Kamen to get advice on the repair of the radios. Rebecca will place a note in the dock boxes to remind the Senior/Cruising Skippers to check the radio before leaving the dock.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Lecture Series. Louis has not had time to put together the continuation of the lecture series.

Instructional Materials. Louis will prepare a list of all the instructional materials available at the Club for members to have available as a resource.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated June 7, 1995)

Web Site. Patrick was contacted by a member of the Convair Sailing Club in San Diego as a result of our new World Wide Web site. The San Diego CSC has been a part of General Dynamics, but the company is leaving and they are looking to continue on their own. Their fleet consists of Ensigns, a Commander and some other boats totalling about 19. Our Club's expertise, which they discovered through our Web site, has been a big help to them. Patrick thinks we may be able to assist them in the future with things like working with the Port Authority in San Diego to similar relationship as we do with the City of Berkeley.

Budget. Bill noted that this fiscal year's budget has not yet been approved by the Executive Committee. Veronique said that she wanted a couple of items under social expenses changed -- to change the budgeted amount for "barbecues" from $100 to $400, and the amount for "meeting room, food" from $700 to $400. Stephen questioned why there was $800 for "skiff motors" under capital expenses, since this would be insufficient to purchase a new outboard big enough for the skiff. He suggested the amount be placed under skiff motor maintenance. Narcisse noted that we have already spent almost half the budgeted amount for dinghy sail repairs. She wanted to discuss the budget with John Drewery before voting on it, so the vote was postponed until the next meeting.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Minutes. There was a minor revision to last meeting's minutes under the Second Vice Commodore's report.

Insurance. Bill prepared a draft letter to the insurance company to update the list of covered vessels. Veronique will review it before mailing.

Operating Rules. We will finalize the proposed changes to the Operating Rules at the next meeting. Veronique suggested making an index for the rules.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleader Training. Stephen held a Dayleader training session on Thursday, 1 June, at noon. He plans on having one once per month.

New Dayleaders. A new Dayleader started today (Anna). She has sailed before, which is not usual for newly hired Dayleaders. A couple more new Dayleaders will start in the next couple of weeks, therefore he feels the recent problems with a lack of Dayleaders is taken care of. He prepared a new list of volunteer Dayleaders and put it in the back of the log book. He also prepared a list of the basic things Dayleaders should know. He will also prepare an article for the Floating Bottle on Dayleading.

Skiff Status. The 30 HP skiff still has not had the hull repaired. The skiff hull for the 18 HP also has cracks and needs repair. Stephen suggested we have a work party on Saturday, June 24, to repair the skiffs.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership Committee (Rebecca Haussmann)

Transition. Rebecca is ready to receive the membership data from Daniel. She has been in weekly contact with him.

AGENDA TOPICS

Maintenance Supplies. Rebecca wants to purchase various maintenance supplies to have available in the tool shed for routine repairs. She will work with Narcisse to put together a list of proposed purchases.

Boom Purchase. Tim noted that if he was given authority to purchase replacement booms for the Lidos, he would pick them up. Two Lidos need booms, and he suggested purchasing a third one to have around so future repairs would not take so long. Veronique moved to pay up to $400 for three boom extrusions for the Lidos. Narcisse seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 1995.

1995.05.25 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday May 25, 1995

May 26, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

Revised June 7, 1995

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, May 25, 1995. Vice-Commodore Veronique Anxolabehere presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM. In attendance were Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Olivier Colliou, Dan Acland, Barbara Roos, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Rebecca Haussmann and Narcisse.

As of May 25, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $9,722

Money Market $18,789

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $68,511

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere for Scott Hotes)

Annual Report. Scott is writing the Annual Report to be presented to the Waterfront Commission. Veronique is helping Scott compile information on the number of rides given under our outreach program through Bill Prinzmetal and Hester Burn-Callander, and rides given at Open Houses.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Flyers. Veronique had 100 flyers printed, and will have Dayleaders post them at the University.

Floating Bottle. No one has submitted any articles for the Floating Bottle yet. Louis said he will write one on teaching.

General Membership Meeting. The next General Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 3.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Dinghy Status. We still have six Lidos working. The 470 is fixed; it just needs to have the rigging put on. All the Lasers and Bytes are working.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Novice Sail Shed. The Novice Windsurfers really enjoy the new Novice Sail shed. One problem is

that because it is so popular too many sails are being jammed into the shed (up to nine). Olivier will make a sign stating that the maximum number of rigged sails to be stored in the shed will be seven, and if anyone wants to put a particular rigged sail in there and there is already seven in there, he/she will have to derig one first.

Sail Repair. Some Junior-Plus/Senior sails are out being repaired.

Swap Meet. Sander sold $130 worth of donated sails at a swap meet but did not buy anything for the Club.

T-Shirts. Olivier wants to have Club T-shirts made that have a windsurfing logo. He passed around a draft of a logo that he made. He and Rebecca will look into it.

Junior Tests. There appears to be a shortage of people available to give Junior Windsurfer tests. It was noted that this has historically been a problem with the dinghies also.

Windsurfing Magazines. Windsurfers were wondering what happened to all the windsurfing magazines. Apparently they were thrown out when the Club was being cleaned. Olivier will get someone to build a shelf to hold magazines so this does not recur. 

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

Dewey Gooseneck. Dan repaired the boom and gooseneck on "Dewey" using existing hardware, so there was no cost involved other than his labor.

Louie. Dan and Barbara will have a work party this Saturday to complete the work on "Louie".

Keelboat Improvements. Dan and Barbara will prepare a program for making improvements to the keelboats.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Senior Keys. Louis, who is in charge of handing out the Senior keys, brought them in for distribution to eligible members. Barbara Roos, who is the assistant Third Vice Commodore, requested approval to obtain a Senior key and a J-dock key so she can adequately perform her duties in the position. Bill moved to allow Barbara to obtain both a Senior key and a J-dock key while she holds the position. John seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. 

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Skiff Status. The 30 HP skiff is being kept out of the water for a week to allow the hull to dry, in preparation for repairing the hull. The 18 HP engine is being repaired, and the newly repaired 8 HP engine is being used in the meantime for the rescue skiff.

Dayleader Training. Stephen will hold a Dayleader training session on Thursday, 1 June, at noon. The session will be for both paid and volunteer Dayleaders. Dan asked who is empowered to certify volunteer Dayleaders. It was generally agreed that the Port Captain, or anyone designated by the Port Captain, may qualify members to be volunteer Dayleaders.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail dated May 25, 1995)

Budget. A copy of last year's budget was provided.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Operating Rules. Bill reminded everyone on the Executive Committee to review the proposed changes to the Operating Rules. We will begin discussion on the changes at the next meeting. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Motor Committee (Veronique Anxolabehere for Peter Kuhn)

Motor Status. The 30 HP motor was fixed for $500. The 18 HP motor was fixed for $150, but has not been brought back to the Club yet. The 8 HP motor was fixed for $75, and is being used temporarily on the skiff until the 18 HP motor is picked up. One of the Suzuki 4 HP motors (#2) was fixed for $50, and the other 4 HP motor is scheduled to be repaired at a cost of $150. The skiff hulls still need work, and the cost is estimated to be $500. 

AGENDA TOPICS

First Vice Commodore. John will not be able to spend the time to fully perform the duties of the First Vice Commodore, due to personal reasons. He elected to resign from his position at the end of this Executive Committee meeting. Narcisse agreed to take over the duties of the position. Dan moved to appoint Narcisse to the position of First Vice Commodore for the remainder of the term. Bill seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Overnight Cruise. Bill moved to allow Scott Hotes to take one of the Commanders on an overnight cruise to Petaluma, leaving this Sunday, May 28, and returning Monday, May 29. John seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Insurance. Bill noted that Scott had asked him to update some information on the boats, boards, trailers, and engines, as requested by our insurance company. He solicited opinions on coverage for the hulls (as opposed to the coverage for collision, personal injury, and medical). Of all the boats, only the two Commanders carried insurance for the hulls. It was thought the two cruising boats carried the coverage not necessarily because of the value of the hulls if damaged, but in case one sunk in an area where it caused a hazard to navigation and it was necessary to have it removed. This being uncertain, Bill will investigate the reason for this further. There was also a question of why there would be different coverage for the hulls for the two boats ($7,500 for Daisy as opposed to $10,000 for Uncle Donald). Bill also questioned why there was hull coverage for the windsurfing boards. It was thought it might be for replacement value if stolen. If that is so, the covered value seemed high ($500) and Olivier suggested $350 would be a more reasonable estimate.

Teaching Seminar. Louis is planning a continuation of the lecture series, and wants to include a seminar on teaching. It was felt that a teaching seminar should be repeated, perhaps as often as once per month. The format of the seminar was discussed, including whether to have lectures, round-table discussions, and/or hands-on training. Louis expects to start the series in about one month.

Senior Key. Rebecca requested permission to obtain a Senior key to help her in carrying out her duties as both Membership Committee chair and T-shirt Committee chair. Bill moved to allow Rebecca to obtain a Senior key. Stephen seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 1995.

1995.05.11 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday May 11, 1995

May 12, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

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

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

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

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

Checking $11,985

Money Market $18,708

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $70,693

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

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

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

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

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

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

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

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

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

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

No report was given.

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

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

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

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

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was given.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

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

AGENDA TOPICS

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

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

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

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

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

1995.05.04 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday May 04, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The general membership meeting of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Thursday, May 4, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

Preliminary Meeting

A short meeting of the Executive Committee was held prior to the general membership meeting to discuss the creation of a Novice Windsurfer sail locker. The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM. Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Bill Prinzmetal, Tony Phillips, and Olivier Colliou.

Bill Csajko stated that Stephen and several members had removed the spare skiff from the locker, cleaned it out, and set it up as a locker for rigged Novice Windsurfer sails. Bill organized this preliminary meeting since it appeared there was some controversy regarding this action and thought it should be discussed in an open forum. Bill Prinzmetal discussed the positive aspects of the action (less wear on the sails due to elimination of constant rigging and derigging, easier to change sail sizes, increased availability of sails, and will help give students in next week's windsurfing fast-track program more time to sail), and some of the negative aspects (students will not learn rigging as well, students may take wrong size sail). He suggested we may want to try this out as an experiment.

Tony and Mark discussed some of their concerns about the action. Tony stated that most wear results from sailing, not rigging, and reiterated that students will not learn how to properly rig sails. Mark stated that when given a choice between a rigged sail that is the wrong size and an unrigged sail that is the proper size, Novice Windsurfers will likely choose the rigged sail, resulting in more problems with them sailing.

Other points brought up in general discussion included whether to put only smaller sails in the locker, if this creates a security problem for the sailboat sails stored in the back of the locker, and if there is a problem with security with the spare skiff and engine.

The conclusion was to try out the Novice Windsurfer sail locker for a month and see if there are any discernable positive or negative impacts. The inclusion of a rigging test for Junior Windsurfers will be considered to offset the decrease in practical rigging. The preliminary meeting ended at 7:10 PM.

General Membership Meeting

The general membership meeting was called to order at 8:20 PM. A quorum of the membership (41 out of 198) was in attendance. Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louis Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Budget. Scott stated that the Club did well financially last year, with income exceeding expenditures by about $5,400. He noted that we will have to spend money this year on repairing the skiffs, and purchasing new cruising outboards, so we will probably just break even. The $40,000 the Club has in Treasury Bills mature in April 1996, and we will be considering replacing the Lido's with this money. Members interested in helping in the selection of a replacement dinghy should come to the Executive Committee meetings. Bill Gavelis noted that Dan Dobbs had visited the White Boat Company on the east coast, which manufacture dinghies based on the Lido hull, but with more floatation. Pictures of the boat are posted on the back wall of the Clubhouse.

Volunteer Dayleaders. A significant part of our budget goes toward Dayleader pay. Scott noted that people have volunteered to daylead in the past in return for free memberships, and that this is encouraged to help keep down expenses. Stephen Gehlbach stated that he would discuss it more under his report.

Cruises. Scott stated that there is a big need for Cruising Skippers, especially newer Cruising Skippers, to schedule Club cruises, since the cruising calendar shows no upcoming cruises. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes for Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open Houses. The last two Open Houses, in March and April, were successful, bringing in about 30 new members. The next Open House is this weekend, and is well advertised.

Floating Bottle. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the next issue of the Floating Bottle should submit articles to Ben Keeler, or put them in Veronique's folder.

Berkeley Bay Festival. Our Club's participation at the festival was successful, with over 200 rides given by Bill Gavelis, Dan Acland, Bill Csajko, Louie Benainous and others.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Dinghy Status. Two Lidos are not sailable due to the centerboards being broken recently by people improperly righting the boats. We should encourage lowering the mainsail after a capsize to help prevent further damage. Also, the centerboard cases will need to be strengthened during the next six months. One Rhodes 19 is working, and the other will also be sailable soon. The Lasers and Bytes are all okay. He thanked the people who tied down the dinghies before the last storm, although a 470 still got knocked over and was damaged. He got rid of one 470 and the 420. A dinghy road trailer is for sale. He needs lots of help with dinghy repairs if we are to have a full complement of Lidos. 

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Windsurfing Status. The windsurfing equipment is in better shape than the dinghies, since the equipment must be replaced every 3-4 years. Last year we bought Junior-Plus/Senior booms and universals, and this year we will purchase Novice booms and universals. He thanked Bill Prinzmetal, Tony Phillips, Clive Scullion and Chung for their help over the last six months.

Novice Windsurfer Sail Locker. Mark announced the new Novice Windsurfer sail locker.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Keelboat Repairs. Work on "Louie" is not totally done due to the frequency of rain this winter, but Rebecca will have a work party this weekend to finish it. "Dewey" needs the boom repaired. Rebecca thanked Dan Acland, Zaaf Hasnain, Peter Kuhn, and Peter Baczek for their help.

Small Repairs. Rebecca suggested that any time a small repair is required, that you take the initiative to purchase the required parts or materials, perform the repair, and put in for reimbursement. This will help get things repaired more quickly. Dan Acland noted that people must be able to distinguish between repair and improvement.

Letter to Teachers. Rebecca wants to send out a letter to all the members who teach, listing all the gripes people have about improper sailing techniques (such as jumping on centerboards, not knowing how to anchor, etc.) with the intent of getting the teachers to teach the proper skills. She will accept any suggestions on what to include in the letter.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Lecture Series. The bi-weekly lecture series has been a success over the last few months. Each lecture has been well-attended, averaging 15-20 students. The next, and last, of the series is next week on "Celestial Navigation."

Lessons. Louis encouraged people to come on down and teach during the scheduled lesson periods.

Fast Track. Brian Battuello has arranged the first Fast Track teaching program to begin next Monday. He has sufficient teachers for next week, but needs volunteers for the next two sessions in June and July.

Keelboat Lessons. The keelboat lessons have been going well, thanks to Bob Collins.

Teaching. Louis suggested that teachers find out what the students do not know (such as anchoring, righting a capsized boat, heavy weather sailing, etc.) and teach these skills.

Windsurfing Fast Track Program. Tony Phillips noted that the first Fast Track program for windsurfing starts this Saturday, ending the following Friday along with the regular Fast Track program, followed by a party at the sake factory from 9 PM to midnight.

Teaching Curriculum. Peter Baczek asked if there are any plans to make a teaching curriculum to improve the quality of the students' sailing skills. Louis noted that there is a teaching manual, but that in itself does not appear to be working, and suggested that people giving tests need to be more critical and not allow people to pass so easily.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Port Captain Duties. Stephen reminded people that the main duty of the Port Captain is to hire and retain Dayleaders, with skiff maintenance being a secondary duty. He thanked Peter Kuhn and Tim Brandon for their help with the skiffs.

Volunteer Dayleaders. Stephen stated that a reason there have not been as many volunteer Dayleaders is due to few problems with the paid Dayleader schedule. In the future he will have people call volunteer Dayleaders instead of paid Dayleaders if a scheduled Dayleader cannot work. There will be a training session in June for Dayleaders, and anyone interested in volunteer dayleading is welcome.

Clubhouse Changes. The carpet in the Clubhouse was removed this winter. T-shirts are now being sold at the Clubhouse, and sales have already improved. You are now able to recycle at the Clubhouse. Peter Kuhn and Tim Brandon helped clean out a lot of old, unusable stuff from the yard, including one of the 470's and the 420.

Skiffs. The 30 HP outboard motor is now working, but the hull is damaged. The motor mount for the 18 HP outboard motor failed, and the engine fell in the water. It is being repaired, and may be under warranty. The 5 HP engine is being used in the meanwhile.

Dayleaders. One of the Dayleaders is leaving because he is graduating.

Work Day. Peter Kuhn asked if the Port Captain can call a work day, and was told yes.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

World Wide Web Site. Bill stated that Patrick Twohy put a lot of work into setting up a home page for the Cal Sailing Club on the World Wide Web. The site will include such information as a description of the Club, how to get here, minutes to the Executive Committee meetings, a picture of Bigfoot, and other useful information. It is hoped that the added exposure, particularly at the University, will attract more members.

E-mail Minutes. Bill has been distributing the Executive Committee meeting minutes by E-mail. Any members who wish to receive the minutes and any other items of interest were asked to sign up on a list or send an E-mail message to Bill at wcsajko@spd.usace.army.mil. 

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was provided.

General Discussion

Social Activities/Fast Track Program. Brian Battuello announced that there will be a door prize of three bottles of the finest sake from the sake factory, to be raffled off at the Fast Track graduation party a week from Friday. There is a need for instructors for the two Fast Track programs after next week. A handout can be picked up listing all the upcoming social activities.

Racing Program. Bill Gavelis noted that there are now about 18 Racing Skippers. Only a couple of weekends did not have Lido races this winter due to low tides. Rated members are encouraged to purchase racing manual for $2 from the Dayleader and take the racing test, and anyone can crew on a boat with little or no experience.

Donations. Saul Schumsky, the donation committee chairperson, stated that the Club has been offered a donation of a Santana 22. He outlined the process that the Club uses in deciding to accept donations. He noted that the Ensigns are getting old, and we may want to get rid of an Ensign and replace it with the Santana 22. Negative aspects are that it may take a lot of money to make it fully sailable, it may not last as long as the Ensigns have, and it will not handle the same as an Ensign. Peter Baczyk said we may want to consider getting another slip and keep all the boats. John Drewery noted that the cockpit in the Santana is much smaller than an Ensign, and barely seats four. Bob Collins was concerned about what to do when one Ensign is under repair, how it would affect the Wednesday night keelboat lessons. Ken Shepherd noted that we just fixed all the Ensigns, and a boat as old as the Santana may require a lot of costly work. Saul stated that he has not fully inspected the boat yet, and does not know what all has to be done to it yet. Peter Kuhn suggested that if we are given the extra yard area we requested from the City as part of our new lease that we may be able to keep it on a trailer and put it in with the hoist. Saul noted that it does not have a trailer. Brian Howell asked if there was a possibility of getting better quality Ensigns. Saul stated that we rarely have the opportunity to get replacement Ensigns since there are not many on the west coast. Brian Battuello stated that he looked at an Electra recently, which is similar to the Ensign, and it was in worse shape than ours.

ELECTIONS

The election results are as follows:

Commodore. Scott Hotes was nominated by John Drewery, seconded by Dan Acland. Scott accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Scott won by unanimous vote.

Vice Commodore. Veronique Anxolabehere was nominated by Peter Kuhn, seconded by Saul Schumsky. Veronique had previously provided Scott a note saying she would accept the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Veronique won by unanimous vote.

Bill Gavelis noted at this time that although to new members the elections may seem rigged, due to lack of opposition and the quickness of the voting, the reason is there is rarely any competition for the positions, and anyone interested in a position is encouraged to run.

First Vice Commodore. John Drewery was nominated by Peter Kuhn, seconded by Martin Schaaf. John did not immediately accept the nomination, and, being there were no other nominations, the vote was put off until later.

Second Vice Commodore. Olivier Colliou was nominated by Mark Donovan, seconded by Tony Phillips. Olivier accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Olivier won by a near-unanimous vote, with one abstention.

Third Vice Commodore. Dan Acland was nominated by Rebecca Haussmann, seconded by Saul Schumsky. Dan accepted the nomination, on the condition that Barbara Roos work with him in the position (although she would not have any of the privileges of an Executive Committee member). There were no other nominations, and Dan won by a near-unanimous vote, with one vote against.

Rear Commodore. Louis Benainous was nominated by Bill Csajko, seconded by Mark Donovan. Louis accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Louis won by unanimous vote.

Port Captain. Stephen Gehlbach was nominated by Peter Kuhn, seconded by Mark Donovan. Stephen accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Stephen won by unanimous vote.

Treasurer. Patrick Twohy was nominated by Peter Kuhn, seconded by Martin Schaaf. Patrick had previously provided Scott a note saying he would accept the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Patrick won by unanimous vote.

Secretary. Bill Csajko was nominated by Mark Donovan, seconded by Peter Kuhn. Bill accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and Bill won by unanimous vote.

First Vice Commodore. Other nominations were sought for the position of First Vice Commodore. Eric Wittig was nominated by Stephen Gehlbach, seconded by Martin Schaaf. Eric declined the nomination. Scott Hotes went through the list of Senior and Cruising Skippers who had not yet served on the Executive Committee to find prospective candidates. Scott nominated Greg Davis, who declined the nomination. John Drewery finally accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations, and John won by unanimous vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 1995. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Celestial Navigation" by John Drewery and Scott Hotes.

1995.04.27 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday April 27, 1995

April 28, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, April 26, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 6:10 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louis Benainous, Patrick Twohy and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance was member Tony Phillips.

As of April 24, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $10,876

Money Market $18,708

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $69,584

No officer reports were given. The meeting was devoted solely to discussion of the proposed 1995-96 budget for the Club.

Patrick handed out two spreadsheets -- one showing the Club's actual versus budgeted income and expenses for the period May 1, 1994, through April 30, 1995 (the Club's fiscal year begins on May 1 of each year); and a draft budget for the period May 1, 1995, through April 30, 1996.

LAST FISCAL YEAR'S PERFORMANCE

Income

The committee first discussed the Club's fiscal performance for this past year. Under income, we brought in about $5,000 less in memberships than budgeted, and about $1,500 less in windsurfer locker rentals. This was partially offset by almost $5,000 in income that was unbudgeted -- insurance payments for the Ensign damaged in a race, and sale of our remaining interest in the Gerry Klein estate. We also sold $240 more in T-shirts than budgeted. Our total income was about $1,500 less than budgeted.

Expenses

Capital Purchases.

Under expenses, business costs were very close to the budgeted amount ($500 less), although there are some remaining bills to pay before the end of the month. Under capital purchases, we spent about one-half the budgeted amount for dinghy sails, one-fifth the amount for keelboat sails, and one-half the amount for windsurfer sails. Overall, we spent about $6,200 in capital purchases while the budgeted amount was $9,900, with a net savings of $3,700.

Communications.

There were no burgee or T-shirt purchases, resulting in a savings of over $800. Patrick was unable to break out actual expenses for postage for the Floating Bottle, contributing to the $300 savings in postage expenses. However, printing costs were about $600 over budget. Actual expenses for communications was about $8,900 versus the budgeted amount of $9,200, with a net savings of about $300.

Maintenance.

We also spent significantly less for maintenance than budgeted. Actual expenses were about $12,400 versus the budgeted amount of $17,800, with a net savings of about $5,400.

Other Expenses.

The Club spent about $500 over budget for miscellaneous items, and spent about $160 less than budgeted under social expenses.

Total Expenses and Overall Fiscal Performance.

Overall the Club spent over $9,600 less than budgeted ($57,800 versus $67,400). Combined with the $1,500 less in income, the Club took in about $8,100 more than it spent this last fiscal year. (Note - this does not include any bills incurred through the end of this month. (Also, see paragraph "Balancing The Budget" at the end of these minutes.)

PROPOSED 1995-96 BUDGET

Draft Budget.

Patrick noted that his draft budget was fairly consistent with the actual expenses from the last fiscal year. Under income, he showed a little more income from memberships, and a little more from dividends (due to higher interest rates).

Charging to Accounts.

Patrick brought up a concern about the method by which merchandise is charged to the Club at places like Port Supply and West Marine. He only gets monthly invoices that show the total amount due for the month, and does not provide information on individual purchases. He proposed and everyone agreed to make purchases under the Club's accounts cash and carry, with the Club member purchasing the material with their own money and getting reimbursed by the Club. This will enable Patrick to keep track of individual expenses.

Treasury Bills.

The committee agreed to reinvest the Treasury bills for another year, considering we will probably not replace the Lido's until at least the summer of 1996.

Capital Fund

Patrick noted that there was nothing budgeted last year for the capital fund, and strongly suggested we put about ten percent of our income in the capital fund. He included about $6,300 for this item in his draft budget.

Capital Purchases.

Patrick had a draft budget of $7,400 for capital purchases. However, Rebecca, Mark and John had each made detailed estimates of their expenses for the next fiscal year, which resulted in the capital expenses budget increasing to about $11,000. The significant differences were for windsurfing equipment ($4,350, versus the $2,000 in the draft budget) and for keelboat sails ($2,000, versus $500 in the draft budget). The windsurfing equipment that requires replacing are booms, Novice/Junior downhauls/universals, Junior boards, fins and masts. The keelboat sails needing replacement are a spinnaker and jibs for the Ensigns (Rebecca noted that Pineapple Sails told them not to bring back some sails for repair because they were in such poor condition).

Maintenance Costs.

Similarly, detailed estimates by Rebecca, Mark and John raised the estimated maintenance expenses from $11,500 to about $14,000. The significant differences were for dinghy sail repairs (from $300 to $700 due to the poor condition of the Lido sails), for keelboat sail repairs (from $200 to $500), for skiff hull repairs (no money was included in the draft budget to repair the dinghy hull that has the cracked floor -- John estimated the cost at over $400), and for windsurfer sail repairs (from $500 to $1,000). There was an overall $2,000 increase in the estimated maintenance expenses, from $11,500 to $13,500.

Balancing The Budget.

With all the cost increases over the draft budget, the committee discussed ways to balance the budget. The estimated work study expenses for Dayleaders was reduced from $13,000 to $12,000, and an effort will be made to utilize more volunteer Dayleaders as has been done in the past. The estimated cost for keelboat sails under capital expenses was reduced from $2,000 to $1,500, with the purchase of only a spinnaker and possibly one jib. An additional $1,000 was added to membership income (from $50,000 to $51,000) to account for increased membership due to increased advertisement though the Club's new World Wide Web site. The racing expenses

of $600 were eliminated. The $500 cost for a new windsurfing rental locker was eliminated since we are unsure if the demand for the lockers still exists at this time. The amount of interest from our savings was increased slightly. Although not changed in the budget, Scott will work to get the City of Berkeley to approve the lease to eliminate the $1,700 annual cost for the slip for Daisy. A suggestion by Bill to reduce the number of free memberships for committee chairpeople (or just give reduced cost memberships) was not accepted. The budget was still about $2,000 over in expenses, so it was decided to purchase the windsurfing booms and universals in this fiscal year (which has a significant surplus). Mark moved to purchase 10 windsurfing booms and replace the Novice/Junior downhaul/universals, at a cost not to exceed $2,250. Bill seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Patrick will revise the budget per the discussions, and it will be presented at next week's General Membership Meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

A General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, starting at 7:00 PM at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Election of Executive Committee officers will be held. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 1995. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Celestial Navigation" by John Drewery and Scott Hotes.

1995.04.13 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday April 13, 1995

April 14, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 13, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louis Benainous and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Bill Prinzmetal and Tony Phillips.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by John Drewery on "Heavy Weather Sailing".

No report on current Club finances was provided.

Prior to the officer reports, two issues were discussed:

ESL Cruise. Louis stated that Xavier Leleu, a current Club member, asked him about arranging a series of cruises for English as second language (ESL) students from schools he works with. It was uncertain if Xavier and/or the group he represents is receiving a profit from coordinating these cruises. Louie will tell him to directly contact Senior or Cruising skippers to arrange the cruises.

Windsurfing Fast Track. Bill Prinzmetal will run a fast track program for windsurfing for one week, from May 6-12, which overlaps with the first regular fast track program. Bill will restrict the number of participants to about 6-8 people. He would like to have another Senior Windsurfer help out on the last day to give Junior Windsurfer tests. Brian Battuello has offered to take reservations for the program along with those for the regular program.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

No report was given.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House/Berkeley Bay Festival. About 140 rides were given at the Open House on April 1-2, and about 22 new members joined the Club. About 200 rides were given at the Berkeley Bay Festival, despite the squall that came through in the afternoon. Veronique set up a table for the Club alongside others by the Harbormaster, and Brian Battuello ran a barbecue at the Clubhouse. Members that helped by giving rides included Bill Gavelis, Dan Acland, Bill Csajko, Louis Benainous, Martin Schaaf, Tim Brandon, and several others.

General Membership Meeting. There are about 180 members in the Club now (not counting annual and free memberships). The next General Membership meeting is set for Thursday, May 4, at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Veronique has not yet found anyone to prepare food for the meeting.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

No report was given.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

No report was given.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Louie. The repair work on "Louie" is still progressing, although the work is being performed by Rebecca instead of the two members who started it as a Senior project (Dan Acland and Zaaf Hasnain). Rebecca was authorized to restrict their sailing privileges is she determines they are not making a good effort at finishing the work.

Dewey Gooseneck. The flange that connects the gooseneck on Dewey to the mast appears to be failing. Rebecca will place the keelboat in "Do Not Sail" status until it is fixed. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Bill Csajko for Patrick Twohy)

WWW Site. Bill showed the Executive Committee a hard copy of the information Patrick has on the preliminary Cal Sailing Club WWW site. Upkeep of the site would cost the Club about $15 per month. The site would be able to provide members information such as upcoming cruises, Executive Committee minutes, etc., while also providing information on joining the Club. The decision on whether to pay for the site will be discussed at the next meeting. 

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Registrations. All boats now have 1995 registration stickers on them and all the registration numbers on the boats are correct. The one exception is the 470 that will be junked.

Electronic Files. Bill provided a listing of all the electronic files he has on disk. He and Louis have copies of the disks. 

AGENDA TOPICS

Skiff Repair. Peter Kuhn told John before the meeting that the estimate for repair of the 30 HP outboard was $460, and he got an estimate of $2,000 to repair the bottom of the skiff. Since the Executive Committee had previously approved only $400 for repair of the motor, John moved to increase the amount for repair of the motor to $500. Veronique seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. We will try to repair the bottom of the skiff with our own labor.

Fiscal Year 1995-96 Budget. Due to the absence of the treasurer, it was decided to put off discussions of next fiscal year's budget until the next meeting. Mark, John and Rebecca handed out copies of budgets for their areas of responsibility.

T-shirt Locker. Rebecca discussed the method by which T-shirts will be sold by the Dayleaders from the new T-shirt locker. 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 1995, but may be rescheduled to enable Patrick to attend the meeting to discuss the budget. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Racing Rules & Strategy" by Paul Kamen.

1995.03.30 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday March 30, 1995

March 31, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, March 30, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louie Benainous and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Ken Shepherd and Peter Kuhn.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by Dave Cary on "Sail Trim".

As of March 30, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $2,471

Money Market $18,609

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $61,080

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Open House. There is an Open House this weekend. Zaaf Hasnain and Jeff will prepare the barbecue. The Berkeley Bay Festival is the following weekend. Veronique will set up the booth and take pictures.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

No report was given.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Rhodes 19. The white Rhodes 19, "Lion", will be painted as a Senior project. No other work is required to make it sailable.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Windsurfing Tests. Mark had some windsurfing tests printed up, and found there were already a number of them at the Clubhouse, therefore there are now about 10 copies of the windsurfing test.

Swap Meet. Mark and Tony Phillips attended a swap meet. They sold two sails, and bought three fins. He will apply the $40 net profit from the sails toward purchase of other items at another swap meet.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Louie. The repair work on "Louie" is moving along well. All woodwork that is being refinished has three coats. It will take Zaaf and Dan Acland about three weeks more to complete the work.

Sails. Rebecca ordered the sails for Daisy from Pineapple Sails. It will take 6-8 weeks for the sails to be done.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

Lecture Series. Attendance at tonight's lecture was even better this week. Approximately 20 people attended.

Teaching. There are still not that many students showing up for Saturday lessons. No one has yet received information on the number of members from Daniel Wildermuth. Per the membership card log book, 136 memberships were sold in the last three months. Including long-term memberships and free memberships, there are approximately 200 members in the Club right now.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail message dated March 29, 1995)

Tax Problem. Patrick is working to prevent disaster in the form of the state deactivating us as a California corporation. It seems a previous treasurer neglected to file a 1992 state tax statement. We don't owe taxes, we just have to tell them so. Patrick knew of the problem a year ago but forgot about it. When Patrick received a notice from the Franchise Tax Board last September, he misunderstood and promptly sent them a copy of the 1993 return.

The most recent notice said we have to get this thing fixed or we lose our status as a corporation, but of course the deadline had already passed. So Patrick called Kathy McGraw, our lawyer. She contacted the Franchise Tax Board and got them the agree that they would hold off if we would file the 1992 form by this Friday, which Patrick will do.

WWW Site. Patrick is writing and assembling a complete World Wide Web site for the Cal Sailing Club. Brian Battuello has started on it and has a home page, which he proposes we modify. The site will include photos (contributions needed), descriptions of the Club, how to join, our equipment, how to get there (with map), minutes of the last Executive Committee meeting, lists of Executive Committee members (with photos), rating committee people, Seniors and Cruising Skippers.

It's kind of ambitious since this is his first shot at writing documents in hypertext, and it will need to be updated fairly regularly.

What Patrick needs is: a)Input. Is this a good idea? Any thoughts about what we ought to put in it? Any other tips?, b)Photos. He is thinking about heading by the Club with a camera someday soon, and c) A scanner. He will rent one if necessary, but perhaps someone we know has one we can use to scan in photos. Louie has a scanner which he offered to let the Club use.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Registrations. The remainder of the registration stickers have been received. Only a small number of boats remain that need stickers. Stickers will not be put on two boats: 1) the white Rhodes 19, since it will be painted in the near future, and 2) the 470 that will be junked. The remainder of the stickers will be put on the boats this weekend, along with any required new or revised registration numbers.

Electronic Files. Bill is continuing to expand the CSC electronic file repository. It is now up to about 10 megabytes. Disks containing the files will not be left at the Club, since they contain files we do not want public, such as the tests. Bill and Louie will each retain a set of the files on disks. Louie has some additional files he received from Charles Clausen. 

Committees

Motor Committee

Engine Repair. Peter Kuhn moved to spend up to $300 to repair the 5 HP Nissan outboard engine. John seconded the motion. The motion passed with six in favor, and one abstention.

AGENDA TOPICS

Senior Written Test. Peter Kuhn noted that the Senior Skipper written test could be improved. John will try to rewrite it.

Gas Cans. The problem of people using inappropriate gas mixtures for the outboard engines was discussed. One engine, the 30 HP Yamaha, has its own self-contained oil reservoir, and uses straight gas. All the other engines require a gas/oil mixture of 50:1. Using the wrong gas for the engines damages them. Various ways to prevent using the wrong gas mixture were discussed, including a suggestion by Ken Shepherd to put the Yamaha gas containers in a separate locked box accessible with only a Dayleader key.

Lido Cruise to Brooks Island. Peter Kuhn moved to authorize a cruise to Brooks Island sometime this summer with the Lidos. The motion was seconded by Bill. The motion passed with six in favor, and one abstention.

Membership Meeting. The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4th, at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Officer elections will be held at the meeting.

Start Time for Meetings. The start time for the Executive Committee meetings was again discussed, due to conflict with the lectures when they run late. Louie is having someone see if the lectures can be held over at the Harbormaster's building. The general consensus is to still schedule the meetings to begin at 7:00.

Membership Chair. Due to the lack of responsiveness in receiving information from the current Membership Chair, Rebecca volunteered to assume the duties.

Boat Donation. The Ensign Electra that is being offered to the Club as a donation was looked at by Brian Battuello. He thinks it is in too poor a shape for us to accept.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 1995. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Heavy Weather Sailing" by John Drewery.

1995.03.16 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday March 16, 1995

March 28, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, March 16, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, and Louie Benainous. Also in attendance were members Ken Shepherd and Bruce Douglas, and Dayleader Scott Yent.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by Louie Benainous and Scott Hotes on " Navigating the Bay: Charts, Tides and Currents".

As of March 16, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $2,295

Money Market $18,525

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $60,820

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Insurance. The members of the Executive Committee are now covered by insurance for financial obligations arising from legal actions taken against the Club. For example, this would cover the Committee members for lawsuits arising from an accident in a Club boat, but would not cover the Committee members from legal action in response to financial misconduct. Jim (our insurance representative) and Scott have a copy of the policy.

Windsurf Locker. Scott is continuing to work on obtaining a new locker.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Memberships. Following the previous Executive Committee meeting, Veronique had requested an updated list of the membership from Daniel Wildermuth. She has not received a response from Daniel. She asked John to remind Daniel of this (they work in adjacent offices).

Open House. At the Open House on March 4-5, the Club gave 97 rides and brought in 12 new members. A journalist from the West County News came by and took pictures.

Newsletter. An e­mail message was posted a few weeks ago on behalf of Ben Keeler and Veronique encouraging members to write articles for the next Floating Bottle. The message was also posted on the front of the Clubhouse.

Berkeley Bay Festival. The Berkeley Bay Festival is scheduled for April 8th. We were invited by Patty Donald to participate in the event. We need Seniors to commit to help out in giving rides. John moved to purchase 3 tickets for an evening sail on the 102-ft Hawaiian Chieftain, to be provided to the Senior and Junior skippers who will have given the most rides. Mark seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Storm Damage. John visited the Club on the evening of March 8th during the storm. According to the anemometer, the wind was blowing 25 knots steadily with puffs much higher, although he felt it was much windier. The dinghies were already tied down, but he reinforced the tiedowns on the Contender. In the morning, he found the 470 had been blown onto its side despite the tiedowns, and will require repairs again. On the other hand, Cal Adventures had almost all their dinghies on their sides and their dock had been broken up. It was the worst storm John had seen at the Club.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Sail Conversion. Mark had two sails converted to RAF, at a cost of $80.

Windsurfing Manuals. Mark had 100 windsurfing manuals printed.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

No report was given.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

Lecture Series. Attendance at tonight's lecture was good again. Scott and Louie had to improvise in giving a panel presentation on the topic (Navigating the Bay: Charts, Tides and Currents), since Daniel Wildermuth, who was scheduled to give the presentation, had to cancel at the last minute due to a broken wrist. Louie noted that the Club needs more chairs.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail message dated March 16, 1995)

Budget. Patrick recommends thinking now about next fiscal year's budget, which begins May 1. This next fiscal year, he thinks it would be a good idea to budget some funds (about ten percent of income) for capital expenses. This fiscal year no funds were budgeted. He will do more analysis of budget versus actual by account for this year to assist us in preparing next year's budget.

Secretary's Report (Louis Benainous for Bill Csajko)

Registrations. The Club received only a partial number of the registration stickers for this year from DMV so far; they were put on the appropriate boats.

AGENDA TOPICS

Budget. Scott suggested that within two meetings from now, each member of the Executive Committtee prepare a budget for their area of responsibility.

Membership Fees. Scott Yent proposed restructuring the membership fees as follows:

March 15 through October 15 - $55/quarter for non-students, $50/quarter for students

October 16 through March 14 - $35/quarter for non-students, $30/quarter for students

He suggests that we use the increase in summer revenue to purchase a new skiff. He does not think the current skiff will hold on much longer. Discussion included the argument that change in the membership fees is a bureaucratic and tedious process that may be hard to pass. The ability to obtain a free quarterly membership for ten hours of work was also discussed. It was noted that anyone in the Club may already do this if the member has a special skill and requests the Executive Committee to allow them to provide work in lieu of money if they cannot afford the fee.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 1995. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Sail Trim" by Dave Cary.

1995.03.02 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday March 02, 1995

March 8, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, March 2, 1995. First Vice Commodore John Drewery presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM. In attendance were John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louie Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Ken Shepherd, Peter Kuhn, Bob Collins, Saul Schumsky, and Andrew Altounyan.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by Saul Schumsky on "Motors and Motoring".

No financial report was provided at the meeting.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

No report was given.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

No report was given.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Dinghy Status. The 470's and the Contender are repaired. The Laser with the torn maststep was also repaired. The cost for the new maststep and various Lido parts was $300. Stephen moved to spend the $300 for the new maststep and Lido parts; Rebecca seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

New Sails. Mark purchased the two new Windwing 6.0 Novice sails.

Board Repair. Sander is now repairing one of the Senior boards.

Sail Donation. We received a donation of an 8.0 sail; needs to be lettered.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Louie. Rebecca and a member named Collins worked on Louie's gel coat. Zaaf is still working on the seats and other parts of the cockpit.

Uncle Donald. A member named John did a very good job of cleaning up Uncle Donald.

Boat Covers. Martin may make boat covers for the keelboats. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

Lecture Series. The first lecture in the lecture series was given today by Saul Schumsky. It was very well attended, with about 12 people present. Due to the high turnout, we may have to consider holding the lectures, and therefore the Executive Committee meetings, at a larger location such as the Berkeley Yacht Club. The lecture today lasted about an hour and a half, and we may want to consider starting the Executive Committee meetings at 7:30.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

30 HP Yamaha. The cost for tuning up the 30 HP skiff engine is only $125.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

No report was given.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Constitution and By-Laws. The Club's Constitution and By-Laws, as revised and approved at the last General Membership Meeting, were printed out and are now available for reference at the Club.

Boat Registrations. The boat registration numbers were not yet put on the boats lacking them. There is a need to put the numbers on Huey, since two of the keelboats are not sailable right now, and we need it for Open House this weekend.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Motors Committee (Peter Kuhn)

Motor Status. Out of eight outboards in the Club, only two are working right now. Comments on various engines are as follows:

  • The 18 HP skiff engine may make it through the summer, but it is doubtful.
  • The 8 HP cruising engine has stripped threads on one of the thumbscrews; Peter ordered the parts for repair.
  • The Nissan 5 HP is making bad noises, probably due to worn bearings. Bob Collins will take it to West Marine to have it looked at.
  • One of the Suzuki 4 HP engines is working, and the other is missing a thumbscrew washer (which Peter has ordered).
  • The Evinrude 6 HP is barely usable.
  • The Chrysler engine is no good.

In conclusion, Peter suggests we purchase a new skiff engine.

Skiff Hulls. The skiffs need reinforcement of the floors, since cracks in the floor has allowed water to seep in and caused the balsa core to rot. Someone needs to volunteer to repair the hulls.

Donations Committee (Saul Schumsky)

Potential Donations. Saul stated that he heard that someone wanted to donate a Santana 22 to the Club. Ken Shepherd stated that someone wanted to donate a Pearson Electra to the Club in return for a year's membership.

AGENDA TOPICS

Cabin Doors. Zaaf had requested that the Executive Committee reconsider the decision to refinish Louie's cabin doors in lieu of replacement. There was no consensus to reconsider the decision; Rebecca will again reconsider it after Zaaf completes the rest of the work on the boat.

Lack of Students. Louie stated that there were very few students lately, and perhaps this was a problem the Club needs to address. The consensus of the Executive Committee is that this is normal in consideration of the weather and the time of year, and that no special action needs to be taken at this time. An accurate count of the number of members at this time is needed.

Swap Meet. At last Sunday's swap meet at the Berkeley Yacht Club, Rebecca sold a couple of Club shirts, and Peter Baczek sold some sails.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 1995. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Navigating the Bay: Charts, Tides & Currents" by Daniel Wildermuth.

1995.02.17 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday February 16, 1995

February 17, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, February 16, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Stephen Gehlbach, and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Ken Shepherd and Dan Acland.

As of February 16, 1995, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $7,442

Money Market $18,526

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $65,968

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Registration Numbers. Bill will put registration numbers on Huey and the skiff, and replace the registration numbers on the boats with wrong numbers.

Marina Manager. A new manager (Tom Polk) was hired by the marina. He will visit the Club tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM to familiarize himself with the facilities. Scott will accompany him. Mr. Polk will be in charge of reviewing the proposed changes to our lease.

Grants. Scott looked into a place called the "Foundation Center" in San Francisco, which is a place for researching potential grant sources. Grants are being sought by the Club to fund the expanded outreach program. Scott will attend an orientation meeting on finding grants. Information is being sent to Veronique. 

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House. The last Open House attracted approximately 30-40 people, and resulted in about 13 new members. Veronique expects a greater attendance in March. She has contacted several radio stations and newspapers for free advertising. Stephen suggested putting CSC pamphlets at the local windsurfing stores. We will also advertise in the pink section of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Club is way under budget right now for advertising.

Membership Database. In order to have a backup to the membership database currently held by Daniel Wildermuth, Veronique will have Patrick and/or Bill receive a copy of the electronic file from Daniel each month by e-mail. Daniel is also looking for someone to replace him in taking care of the membership database.

Swap Meet. There will be a swap meet at the Berkeley Yacht Club from 7 AM to 1 PM on Sunday, February 26. Veronique will represent the Club at the swap meet, mainly to attract new members. No one knew of any used equipment the Club could sell there, but Veronique will sell T-shirts and hand out CSC pamphlets.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

No report was given.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Equipment Repair. Mark worked on repairing some of the equipment. He is trying to get Sander to help repair a high-tech glass board.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Louie. Two members are working on repairing the cockpit in Louie for a senior project. Others are working on strengthening the foredeck and putting a gel coat on the foredeck.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Dayleader Meeting. Stephen held a Dayleader meeting on Wednesday night to get the Dayleaders prepared for the coming season. Among the discussion items were safety and preventative measures.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via e-mail message dated February 16, 1995)

Interest Rates. With the current interest rate/stock market configuration, we are not only using the safest places to keep our savings, we are using what some experts believe are the most profitable.

Racing Associates. Hester Burn-Callander, who is in charge of our racing associate member program, suggests we place a classified ad in Latitude 38 from April through December for the program. It costs about $25 per month and would probably pay for itself. The proposal was agreed to based also on the good publicity the Club receives from the program.

Receipts. Patrick again stressed the need to provide receipts for all purchases. This is essential for accurate bookkeeping. 

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Boat Registrations. Bill mailed in the registration fees for the Club's fleet of boats this week.

Tide Calendar. A new calendar showing tides at the Club was put up for Dayleader use.

AGENDA TOPICS

Sails for Daisy. Ken Shepherd suggested buying a new mainsail for Daisy. Other things he saw needed being done to prepare the Club for upcoming cruises were repairing a leak in the deck joints on Daisy, repairing the cruising motors, and getting another spinnaker turtle. Rebecca looked into the cost for new sails for Daisy -- it would cost approximately $1,050 for a new mainsail and a 110 jib. Bill asked about obtaining a storm jib for Daisy, which did not have one. However, a new storm jib for Uncle Donald that was in storage is now being used for Daisy, and the existing one on Uncle Donald is in good shape, so there is no need to buy another storm jib. Rebecca made a motion to purchase a new mainsail and 110 jib for Daisy for a cost not to exceed $1,200. The motion was modified to increase the cost limit to $1,300 to account for including a telltale window and draft stripes. Veronique seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

Radios. Scott asked that Rebecca check all the radios on the keelboats. Right now the one on Huey does not work, and the one on Daisy only partially works.

Tshirts. Rebecca currently is in charge of storing and selling Club T-shirts. Both her and Veronique want to make the T-shirts more available to the membership for sales, since right now the process is fairly cumbersome. There are about 6 or 7 boxes of T-shirts, and storing them all at the Club would cause several problems: deterioration due to humidity, lack of space, and the possibility of theft. Alternatives discussed included getting someone new to be in charge of T-shirts (Scott noted that Rebecca agreed to do it only when no one at a General Membership meetgin would agree to do it), and having someone be at the Club one day of the week to sell them. Stephen suggested having someone build a ventilated locker above the Dayleader locker to store a limited number of T-shirts, and have the Dayleaders sell them. This alternative was considered to be the most viable, and will be pursued further.

Windsurfing Sails. Mark noted that he only bought two windsurfing sails last year, and has about $600 left in his budget. He also has about $570 left in the sail repair budget. There are two 6.0 Novice sails that are in bad shape, and two 5.9 Novice sails that are in good shape. He made a motion to buy two new 6.0 Novice sails for a cost not to exceed $650. The motion passed unanimously.

Cabin Doors. Rebecca stated that Zaaf Hasnain, who is working on Louie, suggested we construct new doors to the cabin instead of refinishing the old ones, since they are repairing the cabin in the keelboat and this would make everything look better. Ken Shepherd brought in the doors for the committee to inspect, and it was decided that the existing doors are in good enough shape and therefore should be refinished instead of replaced.

Skiffs. Scott noted that reliable skiffs are essential to maintaining safety in the Club. There are a couple of things that concern Scott -- first, no one on the Executive Committee is directly responsible for the skiffs, and second, the skiffs tend to take on water and have turned turtle twice recently. He also thought the 30 HP Yamaha engine should be sold if not repaired by the end of March. Stephen suggested the two engines (the 30 HP and the 18 HP) both be taken to an outboard repair shop for a professional tune-up. Tim Brandon had volunteered to take them there in his truck. Stephen made a motion to have the 30 HP and 18 HP skiff engines tuned up, at a cost not to exceed $400 for the 30 HP engine and $200 for the 18 HP engine. Rebecca seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Scott then discussed the possibility of buying a new skiff, such as a Boston Whaler. One of the skiffs now has a crack in the floor where the seat rests on the floor, and repeated pounding due to waves caused the seat supports to break through. This results in water getting into the core of the fiberglass. It was decided to pursue repairing the hull instead of purchasing a new skiff. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 1995.

1995.02.02 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday February 02, 1995

February 6, 1995

MINUTES

Cal Sailing Club 

The general membership meeting of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Thursday, February 2, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 PM. Executive Committee members in attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louie Benainous, Stephen Gehlbach, Bill Csajko, and Patrick Twohy. A quorum (greater than twenty percent) of the membership was in attendance.

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Keys. Scott announced that new Senior and Dayleader keys are available, and may be obtained by qualified members from either Louie Benainous or the Dayleaders. New J dock keys may be obtained from Patrick Twohy. Scott asked the membership if there was any dissatisfaction with the method by which the new keys were being distributed; no comments were provided.

Operating Rules. The Club Operating Rules are being revised. Members interested in providing input to these revisions should attend upcoming Executive Committee meetings.

Swap Meet. There will be a swap meet on February 26 at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Membership. There are 59 members in the Club at this time. The bad weather over the winter is probably a contributing factor. Veronique, with the assistance of Alex Case, will start a membership drive in a month or two to coincide with the upcoming America's Cup. A press package will be available that members may obtain for distribution to the media.

Floating Bottle. The fall issue of the Floating Bottle went out in January. Veronique thanked Shari Adkins, Ben Keeler, Francis Ross, Mark Donovan, Bill Csajko, Louie Benainous and Daniel Wildermuth for their contributions to the newsletter.

Upcoming Events. There will be an Open House this weekend. The Berkeley Bay Festival will be in May. Seniors and experienced Juniors are needed to provide boat rides, and others are needed to help out. There are no cruises scheduled at this time. The Ashby Shoal Breakfast is scheduled for June 17.

Outreach Program. Although the Club has historically provided boat rides to underprivileged children, Veronique is proposing to expand the outreach program. She emphasized that the proposal is not definite and may be subject to change. The expanded program would consist of a three-week camp for children, three hours per day, three days per week. The children would be taught various aspects of sailing, including things like maintenance. Written and practical tests would be given, and a rating would be given along with a certificate at the end of the course. The children along with their parents would also be taken on a cruise to Angel Island upon completion. To start up the program, it would be advertised in various forums, and a meeting would be held with prospective parents and children. Mentors would be assigned to the children, two children per mentor. Programmatic grants would be sought to help pay for things like children's foul weather gear, and year-long memberships for the children. Berkeley Yacht Club may possibly be interested in subsidizing these low-income memberships. However, before we start this program, the membership must be committed to making it work, especially by volunteering. We may be able to get counselors from other organizations to help. The issue was then opened for discussion. There was concern over the large time commitment for members, particularly during weekdays for members that work. Running the program on weekday evenings was suggested. Veronique asked for a volunteer to assist her in running this program, and asked for consensus on the idea in principal, not the details.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Dinghy Damage. Despite the bad weather which kept people from sailing, there was still some damage to dinghies over the winter. A mast step was broken on a Laser due to the lack of a mast head float. Two dinghies (Contender, 470) blew off their trailers which caused cracks in the hulls. John asked that members tie down the dinghies on their trailers if a storm with high winds is predicted. The boom for the eighth Lido is here, which, when installed, will make all Lidos sailable.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Windsurfing Activity. There has been very little windsurfing this winter, with 19 usages of equipment in December and January, which is equivalent to a half-day's use in the summer.

Equipment Donations. Several boards and sails were donated over the winter. Mark will sell off some of the old, obsolete equipment this spring at swap meets.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Keelboat Activity. There was little usage of the keelboats this winter.

New Sails. Rebecca will order new sails for Daisy, including a storm jib.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

Lessons. There were few lessons this winter due to low turnout. However, we will need teachers to start coming down on weekends as activity will pick up.

Lecture Series. The bi-weekly lecture series will begin on March 2 before each Executive Committee meeting.

Keys. New Senior and Dayleader keys may be obtained from Louie.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

Recycling. The Club is now recycling. Recycling bins are located in the Clubhouse, and Stephen is looking into having the recyclable material picked up on a regular basis.

Improvements. Several improvements have been made to the Clubhouse, including rerouting the anemometer wiring and repairing the doorjamb. See the Dayleaders for additional work.

Dayleaders. There are now five Dayleaders. Volunteer Dayleaders are needed.

Multimedia Show. Stephen announced that a multimedia show of a northern European cruise will be shown at the Berkeley Yacht Club on March 14, 28 and April 11, 18.

Spring Cleaning. The Clubhouse will be cleaned up, and possibly get a new carpet.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Electronic Files. The Club now has an electronic file repository, including things like manuals, tests, and meeting minutes. Anyone who has files that would be of use to the Club should contact Bill.

E-mail Minutes. Bill has been distributing the Executive Committee meeting minutes by E-mail. Any members who wish to receive the minutes and any other items of interest were asked to sign up on a list or send an E-mail message to Bill at wcsajko@spd.usace.army.mil. 

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy)

Financial Status. Patrick distributed an accounting of the Club's budget versus actual expenditures (attached to these minutes for the record). Although the report shows actual income to date about $15,000 under the total for the fiscal year, we will probably end up with total income just under the projected income at the end of the fiscal year. The large item under miscellaneous income is mostly due to insurance payment for the accident with Huey this last summer, and the closing out of the Gerry Klein bequest. There will probably be a cost overrun for work study payments. We are under budget for capital purchases, but will now be buying new sails for Daisy. We are under budget in media ads, over in printing, and under in dinghy hulls and sails. Overall, we may end up having a balanced budget by being under in both income and expenditures.

Reimbursement Forms. Please attach a receipt to the reimbursement forms, and state the purpose for the purchase when requesting reimbursement, as it makes Patrick's job much easier.

VOTE ON CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

Scott provided some background to the proposed revisions to the Club's Constitution and By-Laws. The documents were updated periodically up until about twelve years ago. Many of the sections in the existing documents refer to ASUC, in relation to our former association with the university. Two people have spent a significant amount of time making the revisions, Daniel Wildermuth and Charles Clausen. Although most of the members may not have read the revisions, the Executive Committee announced in August that we would be voting on it, and the documents were available at the Club in early January for members to read. Some of the proposed changes include adding outreach to the Club's objectives, and acknowledging in the preamble that the Club is open to the public, and not a part of the university.

John Drewery moved to approve the documents, which was seconded. The motion was opened for discussion. A concern raised was why rush the vote on the revisions since it has taken so long already; the ability to get a quorum of twenty percent of the Club, which is a requirement, was given as a reason to vote now. A suggestion was made to vote by mail; the cost associated with mailing copies of the documents to everyone was given as a reason to not do a vote by mail. Someone asked if we have met the requirements under the current Constitution and By-Laws for notification of members of the revisions; the answer was affirmative. A motion was raised to split the previous motion in two, having a separate vote on each of the two documents; the motion was seconded. Bill Gavelis stated strong support for the proposed revisions to the Constitution. Someone asked if any of the changes would affect the Club's articles of incorporation; the answer was negative. The membership then voted by hand on the proposed changes to the By-Laws; the motion was approved, 24 for, 1 against, and 3 abstain (for not having read the document).

A motion was proposed to delay the vote on the proposed changes to the By-Laws until the next General Membership meeting; there was no second. A motion was then raised to vote on the proposed changes to the By-Laws. Bill Gavelis stated that there was insufficient time given to the membership to review the document; reasons given for voting now were that members have had a lot of time to be involved in the process of revising the document, and if the vote is not done now it may never get done. Scott was then asked to go over some of the proposed changes to the By-Laws. These include changes in how members are nominated for officer positions, how to deal with Executive Committee vacancies, making the Treasurer duties legal, and changes to the Port Captain's duties. Someone asked if having lower fees for students discriminated against non-students; it was noted that student fees are not discussed in either the Constitution or By-Laws. Scott noted that if anyone finds problems with the Constitution or By-Laws between now and the next General Membership meeting, any further revisions could be voted on then. The membership then voted by hand on the proposed changes to the By-Laws; the motion was approved, 21 for, 0 against, and 4 abstain (for not having read the document).

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

1995.01.05 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday January 05, 1995
The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, January 5, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Mark Donovan, Louie Benainous, Bill Csajko, and John Drewery.

As of December 21, 1994, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $5,784 

Money Market $18,438 

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $64,222

REPORTS

Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Locks. The locks were changed on December 18.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

No report was given.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Flat Tires. John repaired all the flat tires on the dinghy trailers.

470's, 505. John located all leaks in the flotation tanks for the 470's and the 505, and repaired them. He also purchased new trapeze gear for the 505, since the trapeze gear from the 505 was removed from it last year for use on the Contender.

Laser Capsize. About a week before Christmas, Caroline Ross was sailing a Laser when it capsized. The mast of the Laser got stuck in the mud, and the mast step was broken when the Laser was pulled out of the mud by the skiff. There was no flotation attached to this sail, or, after further inspection, on any Laser sail.

Rudders. There is now a full complement of rudders for the Lasers and Bytes.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Windsurfing Test. Tony Phillips finished revising the windsurfing written test.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

No report was given.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via E-mail message dated December 21, 1994)

Income. The Club received $2,000 in windsurf locker rentals, and $534 in interest for the Treasury bills.

Gasoline Costs. Patrick questions why the Club continues to pay $1.58 a gallon for gasoline from the Emeryville marina when it could be purchased much more cheaply at a regular gas station.

Phone Bill. The Club received a bill from the phone company for $684, including many months worth of phone charges, for the ad in the Yellow Pages. Apparently they did not have our correct address, yet still kept sending the bill. They finally called Bill Gavelis. Patrick will call them to straighten out the problem. 

Port Supply. Port Supply credited our account with $46.17, apparently in error. Patrick will call them to straighten out the problem. Patrick also noted that Rebecca Haussmann again did not turn in the receipt for a Port Supply purchase.

Dayleader Pay. Scott Yent complained to him that he was getting paid late. Scott Hotes noted that this problem is now taken care of.

Absence. Patrick will be out of town for three weeks, from December 28 to January 18. He has caught up with most all of the bills, and Scott Hotes has checks if an emergency comes up.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Boat Registrations. The Club received renewal notices for the boat registrations.

AGENDA TOPICS

Laser Capsize. Discussion on the capsize of the Laser by Caroline Ross continued. John was mostly concerned about the length of time it took for someone to rescue Caroline, who had to wait about 20 or 30 minutes in the water. Scott Hotes had temporarily taken over the dayleading from Scott Yent at approximately the time Caroline capsized, and no one saw her go over. The capsize occurred approximately 200-300 yards past Hs. Lordships Restaurant. A major reason for the mast going in the mud was the lack of flotation on the masthead. John will prepare a safety checklist for Dayleaders to use to help ensure people have the proper equipment on the dinghies. John was also concerned about abuse of the high performance dinghies by Seniors who are unfamiliar with the use of the equipment, and will prepare an information sheet to send to Seniors that will advise them of the proper use of the equipment. 

Keys. Louie received a lot of criticism for the method we are using to distribute the new Senior and Dayleader keys. Criticism includes lack of proper notice, and the $5 cost. One person came down here twice from Sacramento to sail dinghies, and was unable to do so without a new key. The Executive Committee decided to leave a small number of keys in the cash box at the Clubhouse, to allow Dayleaders to distribute the keys.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 1995.