NYC General Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2017

Officers Present: Dena Williams, Lydia Brown, Clay Ostrom, Tim Ehrlich

Absent: Jim Rosaschi, John D’Acunto, Floyd White

 

Call to order by Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom @ 7:00 PM

Introduction of New Guests: Danny, Brent, Jennifer, Ryan, Joe & Warren

Officers Reports:

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

SYCA Midwinter  will be February 17 & 18, 2018; 15 % proceeds were conter-offered with 50%, more communication to follow.

 

Temple Bar Race this weekend. 16 kts predicted from the north. The bar will be open Saturday evening. Potluck dinner on the dock. Restaurant will be open for breakfast.

 

2018 Race Calendar to be uploaded mid November

 

 

Secretary, Dena Williams

Members will be receiving renewal application via email. Please complete these forms even if you renew online. We want to make sure our membership list is up to date.

 

 

Treasurer, Lydia Brown – Treasurers report available upon request

 

 

Cruising Captain, Tim Ehrlich

Sunday Funday will be replacing Thirsty Thursday. This is a casual sailing event with a dockside meeting. After discussion it was decided to have a 1 pm start. Those that want to come early for lunch can meet in the restaurant.

Holiday Party / Awards dinner / New Officer Installation

Mimi & Coco’s, Lake Las Vegas

Thursday, December 7, 2017; Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Awards 8pm

$35 per person with RSVP prior to November 23, after that $50 per person

 

Since our annual membership fee is cheap, we are looking for sponsorships to offset costs for social events. We are a 501c3 non profit. Reach out to people you know for donations. A donation letter can be provided.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Sail Training: We had 15 students attend sail training Sept 23 & 24

Bobby is repairing the training boat

 

NYC Catalina Trip:

George Johnson provided an update

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

Mike Cox updated the bulletin board at the marina.

 

Executive Board proposed a Bylaw change to increase the annual dues from $50 to $75. There was discussion on the floor. The membership made a motion to increase the dues to $100. Motion passed.

 

Members who joined after sail training will received a $25 discount toward 2018 dues.

 

NDOW grant – the Dept. of Wildlife has requested that we included their “Wear It” logo on our sail training hats/shirts purchased with the grant award money.

 

There was conversation on the floor regarding our races. Recently we have not had cooperation with the wind. There was discussion of having fun races when the wind is not at the minimum speed since we all came out to race. Steve presented the “history” of NYC racing and the race committee’s responsibilities. It was agreed that the quality of racing has gone up since the days of Grillville. Some want to see a more open forum with looser rules for sailors new to racing. We need to keep the standards for the Cup Races. New standands can be setup for non-cup races. We are an educational club with a racing “backbone”. Racing makes you a better sailor.

 

Slate of New Officers for 2018 presented, accepted and approved

 

Commodore – Tim Ehrlich

Vice Commodore – Sharon Dunn

Secretary – Mike Cox

Treasurer – Lydia Brown

Fleet Captain – Clay Ostrom

Cruising Captain – Naomi Emmerson

 

Meeting Adjourned 8:29 pm

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday, November 16, 2017

                        Boulevard Bar

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Temple Bar Update

Temple Bar Racers - here's the latest from Temple Bar......

 

ROOM RATES will be determined by how many rooms our group gets - 

*8 rooms or more / $51 for cabin & $77 for single

*less than 8 rooms / $60 cabin & 95 for single

***iF YOU WANT A ROOM, PLEASE CALL NOW AND RESERVE - they have another event that weekend, and they may fill up.....

Call Jennifer @ 928.767.3211 x110 and let her know you're with NYC

 

DOCK FEES - If you have a room- dock fee is $20 / no room- dock fee is $25 or more depending on the size of the boat

 

FOOD - they will not be able to accomodate us for dinner Saturday night, the 21st, because they have another event with 70 people for dinner - HOWEVER, THE BAR WILL BE OPEN!   So bring your own dinner!   For breakfast, they will be able to accomodate us, as always - no buffet, just order off of the menu.

 

Please RSVP on MeetUP if you are going to Temple Bar so we can get a count.

 

Don't miss one of the best sailing events of the year!!

 

Lydia / Treasurer

September Meeting Minutes

NYC General Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2017

Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:01 PM

Introduction of New Guests: We had two new guests tonight: Mike & Tom.

Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:

US Sailing has a 4 day Yacht Club promotion. In the future we would like to have Nevada Yacht Club represented. Forgot to bring flyer.

Sail Training is this weekend.

Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:

Sail Training is coming up in September, 23rd & 24th.  The following have volunteered:

·     Sharon – reading wind

·     Jim – parts of boat

·     Rich F – Prepare to sail, What to wear

·     Clay – How sails work, Cleat hitch, anchoring

·     Computer Bob – Tacking and jibing

·     Naomi – boating safety, women in sailing

·     Johnny

Still need help with knots, group activity and sailors for on the water training. Boats committed as of today:

·     Blew by You

·     Blown Away

·     Winsornaut

·     Relative Wind

·     J24

Please email Johnny at john@johndacunto.com or call him at 702-497-3902.  Also, get the word out to your friends.

 

 

Cruising Captain, Tim Ehrlich

We have found a location for the holiday party. Mimi & Coco’s is located at Lake Las Vegas. Date: December 7, 2017; Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Awards and officer installation, 8:30pm – We need to guarantee 50 people. More details to follow.

We are looking for those interested in an advanced sail training program to take sailors to the next level. We are currently looking through the cost/benefits right now. Proposed: 2 boat class racing, 5 spots each boat, 6 on the water trainings, 6 races, cost $595 per person. Once course completed sailor can be certified to take out boats. This is a great opportunity for those without boats. The NYC is short on boats and this will give folds an opportunity to continue and be a part of the NYC. Need to work with the marina to possibly obtain discounted slip fees. We are still in the preliminary stages. All yacht clubs have training programs to grow people up in their fleet. 1st step: Boat expenses are covered!

There are still open spots for the Catalina Jazz Festival. See meetup for skipper information and details. Payment is to be made directly to the skipper.

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

Clay has a new PHRF book for SCYA – would like to create a board for PHRF review. Open discussion on floor. Why do we need PHRF certifications, we are the NYC. Discussions to continue

Next Race: Fall #2, October 7. Clay will be in Mexico with the Hobie fleet. Mike Cox will be on the race committee boat

Mike McElhaney has agreed to buff out the committee boat in exchange for race entry fees.

Treasurer, Lydia Brown – Absent, Treasurers report available

Secretary, Dena Williams

Copies of the treasurer’s report distributed. Copies of the August meeting minutes available for review. Motion on the floor to approve, motion passed.

Membership cards passed out, others mailed

Staff Commodore, Floyd White - absent

Naomi – discussion regarding feasibility of youth sailing program. There have been challenges. Not ready to give up yet. Possible name “Gunnel gals”

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Slate of New Officers presented via email from Floyd White

·       Commodore – Tim Ehrlich

·       Vice Commodore – Sharon Dunn

·       Treasurer – Lydia Brown

·       Fleet Captain – Clay Ostrom

·       Cruising Captain – Naomi Emmerson

·       Secretary – Mike Cox

No other nominations from the floor. Voting will take place at the October 19th general membership meeting.

The only bylaw changes will be the annual due increase from $50 to $75. Ten members must be present for quorum. Johnny will be running the next meeting as Jim will be out of town. Proxy votes are not allowed.

Our income sources are from memberships, sail training and racing fees.

Nick Dewey from NDOW (Nevada Dept of Wildlife) is involved with the Boy Scouts of America. There is a merit badge for sailing and they would like to partner up with the NYC to earn this badge. More details to follow.

November general membership meeting will be held on November 16, 2017

From the floor: Glen – Fall #1 has only 1 boat in A-fleet. Why don’t we abolish A-Fleet when there is not a complete 3 boat fleet?  Concern: Series racing. Can we change PHRF cutoffs to balance out the fleets? Can we have one start?  Tabled for further discussion.

Has the club ever looked into purchasing a “Mark Bot” for the club?

Race calendar is January to December

We held a raffle for multiple items:

NYC hats / NDOW swag

50/50

 

Meeting Minutes August General Meeting

NYC General Meeting Minutes

August 24, 2017

Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:04 PM

Introduction of New Guests:

We had four new guests tonight: Mark, Jeff, Chong and Bobby. Two of them joined tonight.  Welcome NEW MEMBERS:  Robert Freeman (Bobby Free) and Mark Gerber.

Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:

Jim announced we have 44 members and the growing.

Please note that there is a location change to the general membership meeting scheduled for Sept 21. The meeting will be held at the Boulevard Bar, not at Deans Place as published on the calendar.

Jim mentioned that the terms for the current board will be coming up soon.  The Vice Commodore selects a slate in October.  If anyone is interested in being on the board, please let us know.

Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:

Sail Training is coming up in September, 23rd & 24th.  We are looking for instructors and volunteers. Please email Johnny at john@johndacunto.com or call him at 702-497-3902.  Also, get the word out to your friends.

Cruising Captain, Tim Ehrlich

We have a member’s only opportunity. The NYC has 3 boats in Shoreline Harbor in Long Beach, CA. We are planning a trip to Catalina Island to attend the Jazz festival, October 19-22. There are 12-14 berths. This was posted on social media today. Tim will provide updates.

If anyone is interested in helping with the Christmas Party, please contact Tim via email at cemseller@gmail.com .  We need to find a location, set a date, etc.

 

 

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

The first race of the season will be the Darling Memorial Long Distance race. This has been rescheduled several times due to weather or lack of weather. Fred and Ron Darling were long time members and supporters of the club. This race begins at Boulder Beach and is a non-stop race to Temple Bar and back.

The Fall Series begins September 16.

Sail Training September 23-24. Volunteers needed.

SCYA has called to invite us back to hosting the Midwinter’s here at Lake Mead. We haven’t sponsored one in many years. In the past we had boats come from Arizona and California to participate, but that hasn’t happened in a long time. If we schedule this race it would be February 17-18, 2018. The SCYA will have a representative at the event. They will collect the entry fees and provide trophies (useful gift). The NYC would keep 15% of the proceeds to supply appetizers. Discussion on the floor – to be continued on social media.

An error was made on the NOR regarding race fees. The race fees are as follows:

Single Day Races           $30

Series Races (2-Day)     $60

Gold/Silver Cup              $60

Long Distance                $75

 

Clay and Lydia have made a connection with the current staff at Temple Bar. Recently they have not accommodated the club as in the past. No matter what time we arrived they would have food. We have been hosting a food share (potluck) on the courtesy dock.

October 7-8, Clay will be out of town and will need someone to be on the race committee boat. Mike Cox stepped up. Way to go Mike!

Treasurer, Lydia Brown – Absent

Secretary, Dena Williams

Copies of the treasurer’s report distributed. Copies of the July meeting minutes available for review. Motion on the floor to approve, motion passed.

Staff Commodore, Floyd White - absent

Naomi – discussion regarding feasibility of youth sailing program. There have been challenges. Which ages do we target – possibly high school; liability issues.

Burgees available for sale, $25

Reminder: Officer elections coming up – who wants to volunteer? Please notify Jim if you are interested 702-400-4616. We will be voting in October.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Thirsty Thursday end with the time change. We can do Sunday fun day sails.

Ideas for future races: 1. Captain swap – The captain would switch boats and use another’s crew. 2. Jack & Jill hat draw for partners.

Question on floor about having meetings at the boathouse restaurant.

2018 membership dues will increase to $75.00

Meeting adjourned at 7:55

 

We held a raffle for multiple items;

NYC T-Shirts / Hats

50/50

Catalina Caper

Catalina Jazz Festival Interest Information

 

This year we have a unique opportunity to travel to the Jazz Festival with NYC members who also have boats on the coast.  George, Steve and Tim have offered berths on their boats to club members for this very special event.  Not a member yet?  Only $50.00 to join.

October 12 - 15th, 2017

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We are currently building an interest list for the Cataling Jazz Festival the week of October 12 - 16th.  Up to three Member's boats will be sailing to the festival and additional berths are open to NYC Members.  If you have any interest in attending on these dates please email Tim Ehrlich the cruising Captain Cemseller@gmail.com.

Boats going over:

George Johnson's - Avalon Blew III - Endeavor 40' Twin Stateroom Monohull (Leaving Oct 12)

Steve Shim's - Double Down - Fountain Pajot Catamaran (38?) 4 stateroom sailing catamaran (Flexible leave dates)

Tim Ehrlich's - Jupiter - Hunter 37' Twin Stateroom Monohull (Leave Thursday 12 or Friday 13 at 11:00a)

You can also reserve a spot on a boat or a hotel room and take the Catalina Flyer over to the event and meet up with us.

Food and drinks will be loaded on the boats ahead of time and contribution for supplying the boats will be determined based on actual costs.  (A deposit of $150.00 per person will be taken with RSVP.  Refundable if event is cancelled*)

Currently there are 12 – 14 available berths available for this trip, interest sign up will close on September 15th.  Tickets to the Jazz Festival must be purchased from the website at jazztrax.com separately.  Hotel rooms and other accommodations may be available on the island.  For more information or questions please call Tim Ehrlich, Cruising Captain, 909-936-4670.

To Sign Up please email your interest to Tim Cemseller@gmail.com with the dates you would like to attend as well as your preferred method of travel: (Ie: Flyer, Monohull, Catamaran/combination)

* note:  This fee may not be the entire required contribution.  Mooring fees are expensive in Catalina (I think the big cat is $90/night) so additional contribution may be required on the boat.

 

Single Handed Race Results

NOTE:  Sorry for the formatting issues, the way sailwave provides these to us is completely uneditable and I cannot even copy and paste a picture.  This is the best I can do.

 

Single Handed Race 2017
Single Handed Race 2017
Overall
Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PHRF, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Race 1 Total Nett
1st Fleet B Winsornaut Steve Smith 192 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd Fleet B Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd Fleet B Kona Kevin O 179 3.0 3.0 3.0
4th Fleet B Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 4.0 4.0 4.0
5th Fleet B Resolution Roger Morse 204 6.0 DNF 6.0 6.0
Race 1 at 13:35:00
Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time, Time: 13:35:00, Distance: 1.5
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Start Finish Elapsed Points
1 Fleet B Winsornaut Steve Smith 192 13:35:00 14:05:00 0:30:00 1.0
2 Fleet B Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 13:35:00 14:09:41 0:34:41 2.0
3 Fleet B Kona Kevin O 179 13:35:00 14:10:55 0:35:55 3.0
4 Fleet B Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 13:35:00 14:26:40 0:51:40 4.0
5 Fleet B Resolution Roger Morse 204 13:35:00 DNF 6.0

Jack and Jill Race Results

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: PHRF, Entries: 6, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Nett
1st B Fleet Little Rascal Sheree Wilson 222 1.0 4.0 1.0 6.0 6.0
2nd B Fleet Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 2.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 6.0
3rd B Fleet Kona Kevin O 179 3.0 1.0 5.0 9.0 9.0
4th B Fleet None Jerry Buk 186 4.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 10.0
5th B Fleet Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 5.0 5.0 4.0 14.0 14.0
6th B Fleet Resolution Rich 204 7.0 DNF 6.0 7.0 DNS 20.0 20.0
Race 1
Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time, Time: 11:40:00, Distance: 1.86, Course: 4
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Start Finish Elapsed Points
1 B Fleet Little Rascal Sheree Wilson 222 11:40:00 12:14:16 0:34:16 1.0
2 B Fleet Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 11:40:00 12:15:54 0:35:54 2.0
3 B Fleet Kona Kevin O 179 11:40:00 12:14:59 0:34:59 3.0
4 B Fleet None Jerry Buk 186 11:40:00 12:16:30 0:36:30 4.0
5 B Fleet Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 11:40:00 12:28:23 0:48:23 5.0
6 B Fleet Resolution Rich 204 11:40:00 DNF 7.0
Race 2 at 13:05:00
Start: Race 2, Finishes: Elapsed time, Time: 13:05:00, Distance: .99, Course: 1
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Start Finish Elapsed Points
1 B Fleet Kona Kevin O 179 13:05:00 13:15:15 0:10:15 1.0
2 B Fleet Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 13:05:00 13:16:36 0:11:36 2.0
3 B Fleet None Jerry Buk 186 13:05:00 13:15:55 0:10:55 3.0
4 B Fleet Little Rascal Sheree Wilson 222 13:05:00 13:17:14 0:12:14 4.0
5 B Fleet Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 13:05:00 13:17:30 0:12:30 5.0
6 B Fleet Resolution Rich 204 13:05:00 13:18:04 0:13:04 6.0
Race 3 at 13:50:00
Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time, Time: 13:50:00, Distance: 1.66, Course: 4
Rank Fleet Boat SailNo HelmName PHRF Start Finish Elapsed Points
1 B Fleet Little Rascal Sheree Wilson 222 13:50:00 14:14:50 0:24:50 1.0
2 B Fleet Avalon Blew George Johnson 236 13:50:00 14:17:45 0:27:45 2.0
3 B Fleet None Jerry Buk 186 13:50:00 14:16:43 0:26:43 3.0
4 B Fleet Etesian Mike McElhaney 229 13:50:00 14:20:22 0:30:22 4.0
5 B Fleet Kona Kevin O 179 13:50:00 14:20:50 0:30:50 5.0

July Meeting Notes

NYC General Meeting Minutes                                                                                                        June 22, 2017

Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:14 PM

50/50 raffle – see Lydia for tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Introduction of Guests: 

              Adam and Brandy – just moved here from Hawaii, have sailing experience

 

              Frank – new to sailing

 

              Sidney – from Portland – joined club tonight

             

Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:

              May 25, 2017 meeting minutes approved.

 

Richard Faber is managing the bulletin board at the marina. US Sail Certificate given by Jim to Richard to post

 

              Keep Alan Fogg in your prayers as he is going thru some health issues

 

              Powerboat fund approved. We will credit $25 per series to this fund for future expenses.

 

Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:

Please utilize Meetup for RSVP’s. For our general meetings this will help with staffing at the restaurant. Race day RSVP’s are for skippers only.

 

Treasurer, Lydia Brown:

Copies of treasurers report available on request. Please contact Lydia. Start promoting Fall sail training as this is a major revenue stream for the club.

 

Club calendar on the website, Nevadayachtclub.org

 

 

Secretary, Dena Williams:

              Nothing new to report – minutes approved from previous meeting

 

Cruising captain / Communications, Tim Ehrlich:

Summer Sailstice is an open event. We will join Fleet 51 for beach activities. Keel boats can anchor off shore. Confirmed keel boats: Blown Away, Possibilities, Relative Wind. Plan on spending time in the water.

 

July 8 beer can race on meetup (non-scored race, no committee boat)

 

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom (absent) report by Jim:

              The new boat cover has been ordered - $114

 

Nancy Cox Memorial – Women’s regatta – Need to continue this event. Clay has requestedfeedback for future events. He will create facebook/website post to record feedback.

 

Darling Memorial – 75 mile nonstop regatta. Make up race to be rescheduled. We will need a minimum of 5 boats participating. Cost is $75. No single handed boats allowed. 

 

Temple Bar Marina has agreed to accommodate the club for the next overnight race. Normally the restaurant closes at 6. Clay and Lydia to follow up closer to race date.

 

Race fees: Single Day Races- $30

                   Series Races         - $60

                   Cup Races             - $45

             

Lisa – Youth Sailing Development – Sailing education

              Need to hash out liability and target audience

              Need National Park Service and Marina cooperation

                             Lisa would like contact name of someone she can talk to

                                           NDOW - Nick

              Possible target audience: Scout troops

              Adam and Brandy offered assistance

 

             

 

New Business:

 

Glenn Frank – Victor Felice from Arizona would like to have a racing challenge. They race at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. Race fee $100.

They would need 8-10 boats involved to create and facilitate program

Facebook page: Tiller and Kites

The NYC does not have a big mobile fleet. We have J-24, Holder 20 and J-70. Victor is also talking about buying one of Glens J-24’s

 

Outdoor Nevada – filming is complete for this year’s PBS programming. Clay is working on getting them to cover our Fall Sail Training

 

 

50/50 raffle: Won by Mike McElhaney

Shirt raffles: Won by Ace Hunt, Lichen Pursley and Mike McElhaney

 

 

Meeting Adjourned 8:02 pm

 

 

June Meeting Minutes

NYC General Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2017

Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:00 PM

Introduction of Guests:

We had three new guests join tonight, along with a past member rejoining. Everyone welcomed back Ken Jackson and new members AJ (Andrew) and John Longurst. Another new guest attending, Bobby from CA was very happy to find a sailing club in Las Vegas and is available for crew.  Everyone is looking forward to attending the clubs events and more time on the water.

Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:

Copies of the minutes from the June meeting are available if anyone would like one.  There was a motion on the floor to pass the minutes. Minutes passed.

Jim mentioned that the terms for the current board will be coming up soon.  The Vice Commodore selects a slate in October.  If anyone is interested in being on the board, please let us know.

Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:

Sail Training is coming up in September, 23rd & 24th.  We are looking for instructors and volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested.  Also, get the word out to your friends.

Treasurer, Lydia Brown:

Copies of treasurers report available on request. Please contact Lydia.

She mentioned that the NYC website will start posting information and race results on the Blog.

Secretary, Dena Williams and Cruising captain, Tim Ehrlich were not present.

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

Announced that the committee boat cover that got ripped up from prior storms has been replaced for free under warranty from the cover maker where we purchased it.

SCYA has called to invite us back to hosting the Midwinter’s here at Lake Mead. We haven’t sponsored one in many years. In the past we had boats come from Arizona and California to participate, but that hasn’t happened in a long time. Not sure if it would beneficial for us to host one.

Our next race coming up is the Nevada Cup Fall Series, September 16th.

At this point, we are cancelling the sailing workshop that is on the schedule and replacing it with the Beer Can races.

Old Business:

At the last meeting, Glenn Frank presented two proposals to the floor. One donating two J24’s to NYC and the other was to challenge to Arizona Yacht Club to attend our races and we go there in return. Jim stated that the Board has voted to not accept the J24’s.  It is too much responsibility for the club to take on. As far as the races and going back and forth, we would have to develop a relationship to get this going.

New Business: No new business

We held a raffle for multiple items;

NYC T-Shirts

50/50

Club Burgee

A huge Coors beer cooler donated from Glenn Frank

Meeting was adjourned at 7:50