April Meeting Minutes

NYC General Meeting Minutes                                                                                                                   April 27, 2017

Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:30 PM (Postponement flag raised while we enjoyed dinner)

Introduction of Guests:

                Leonard & Robert Clewley – father/son from Dana Point area, looking forward to sailing with the                club. Learned about us from Floyd at the marina

Rich & Kay Faber – Joined tonight, Works for BLM in Boulder City, recently purchased “Relative Wind”, former teacher; looking forward to helping with sail training.

William Moeller – UNLV student from East Coast. Been sailing his whole life and is anxious to get on the water.

Cathleen Perdoh – moved to LV from the Bahamas, sailed with last week’s Thirsty Thursday group. Looking forward to more time on the water

Jerry Hughes – New to sailing, recently took the Sailing 101 course with his wife. Wants to continue learning.

David Bullock – former member, has a trimaran and land sailor

Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:

                Dena Williams presented with the secretary burgee.


Jim has invitations from other clubs available to review. We have reciprocal privileges in Southern California. We are a member of the Southern California Yachting Association.

We are here to have fun and teach along the way….

Sail Training is next weekend. Need confirmations for boats on the water. It takes a lot of effort to put on these events and we cannot do this without our volunteers.

                Volunteers tonight: Jerry Buk, Rand & Sheree, Rich Faber


Tim has asked for background history of the races so he can better advertise them on Meetup.

(History of Nancy Cox Memorial, Darling Memorial, Sailstice, etc.)


Bulletin Board needs to be updated, volunteers requested. Rich volunteered to update it monthly for 1 year.


We have social media overload. Jim would like to have a quarterly newsletter for those that like to read hard copy. Volunteer requested to take on this task.


The Animal Planet show “Tanked” is filming is the valley. They are looking at May 12 and 15 pending proper permits from the National Park Service. They have 7 crew and 2 hosts that would like to scout and film. This is a reality show based on a nautical theme. The club has been approached to provide boats and escort them around the lake.


Longtime member, Kenny Holland, passed away. Services will be April 28, 2017, 2pm, Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones.


Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:

Johnny was absent tonight.


Treasurer, Lydia Brown:

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


Secretary, Dena Williams:

Membership cards have been printed and mailed. If you do not have one or do not receive one in the next 2 weeks, please contact Dena via email.  denawms@aol.com


Cruising captain, Tim Ehrlich:

Motion was passed that we remove the crew signup from Meetup. Captains to line up crew using the bulletin board feature if they need additional crew.


Thursday Thursday is a great night for sailors to meet skippers and crew. This is a great opportunity to land a crew spot. Also, attending the meetings allows this same opportunity.

Opened the floor for other suggestions:

New meetup members found that there is no follow up or contact after sign up. Someone should monitor the site.


Summer Sailstice is approaching. Need volunteers to be on the committee. Clay to forward Hobie Fleet 51 contact information as this is usually a collaborative event.


Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

Sailwave is up and running after a few challenges. Race Results are in and will be posted on the NYC web site.

                Race Result Summary:

                                Silver Cup A-fleet

                                                1st Place: El Cucuy

                                                2nd Place: Blew By You

                                Silver Cup B-Fleet

                                                1st Place: Little Rascal

                                                2nd Place: Winsornaut    

                                                3rd Place: Kona

                                                4th Place: Avalon Blew IV

                                Spring Series A-Fleet

                                                1st Place: El Cucuy

                                                2nd Place: Blew By You

                                Spring Series B-Fleet

                                                1st Place: Little Rascal

                                                2nd Place: Kona

                                                3rd Place:  Relative Wind

                                                4th Place: Winsornaut

                                                5th Place tie: Avalon Blew IV

                                                5th Place tie: Resolution

                                Winter Series A-Fleet

                                                1st Place: El Cucuy

                                                2nd Place: Blew By You

                                Winter Series B-Fleet

                                                1st Place: Avalon Blew IV

                                                2nd Place: Little Rascal

                                                3rd Place: Platinum

                                                4th Place: Winsornaut

                                                5th Place: Kona

                                                6th Place: Blown Away

Temple Bar Race is next – 2 day race, wind scheduled to blow on Saturday, calm on Sunday. Looking to do 2 races in the lower basin and 3 races in the upper basin before settling in for the night at Temple Bar. May have to do some motoring on the way back.  This race covers approximately 68 miles.


The Darling Memorial is back on for June 10 & 11. The April date was canceled due to inclement weather. This is the 24 hour nonstop race to Temple Bar and back (68 miles). This is calendared close to the full moon as we need this to help navigate.

May 20, Nancy Cox Memorial – Ladies Regatta

June 3, Single Handed Race

June 4, Jack & Jill Race (one man, one woman, one boat – couples therapy on the patio afterward)

Thirsty Thursday on meetup

Beer Can races in summer


Rand brought up the “FOR ALL THE GLORY” race. This is not on calendar yet. This is a bracket race independent of PHRF rating. Boats are placed randomly in brackets with the winner moving on. This has a traveling trophy.


Kudo’s to Tim for updating the website.


Old Business:



New Business:

Alan – wants to make sure that all boats have the option to participate in the Animal Planet filming

Clay – Working with the PBS show “Outdoor Nevada” to do a piece at our fall sail training event.

Meeting Adjourned 8:30 pm