The meeting was then called to order at 1:05pm, with 14members in attendance.
The minutes of the last meeting were sent out ahead of time for review and as a first order of business they were unanimously approved.
It was then discussed as to whether or not Regatta fees should be charged for non-Series regattas. Since no trophies are usually given out, there was no reason for regatta fees. However, that decision could be revisited during the year if the membership decided to issue trophies. It was further decided that in lieu of trophies Certificates should be awarded as an incentive to newer skippers. Cliff Martin volunteered to come up with a potential certificate design for the next meeting.
Jim Linville then informed the membership that the Hospital School had not yet restarted the “TUG Program” due to Covid and low enrollment at the school. We were further informed that the school fully intends to restart the program.
Cliff Martin then presented some proposals for changes/additions to the club rules. There was lively discussion and the following decisions were made:- The Enduro scoring will recognize first place finishes in two different categories; boats with hull lengths over 40 inchesand over and boats with hull lengths under 40 inches. This change is to make the Enduro more competitive forsignificant number of skippers who only have hulls under 40 inches. The winner of the Over 40-inch and over class will receive the Enduro Perpetual Trophy and have their name entered in the website Trophy Room. The winner of the under 40-inch class will have their name entered in the website Trophy Room.- The make-up for cancelled series regattas will replace the morning free-sail time on the next similar series regatta day. i.e. A cancelled Soling Series regatta will be sailed on the morning of the next scheduled Soling Series regatta.o The make-up regattas will start and 10:00am and will end at 12 noon.o 6 heats must be sailed for the regatta to count in the series scoring.o If a make-up regatta is cancelled a second time, of if 6 heats are not completed by 12 noon it will not be rescheduled.o Make-up races will be posted on the website.- The winner of Series regatta will be determined by totaling the five (5) best place finishes. The skipper with the lowest total will win. i.e. a skipper with a 1st, a 2nd, a 3rd, a 4th, a 5th, and a 6th place finish will have a total of 15 (1+2+3+4+5). A skipper with a 3rd, a 4th, a 5th, a 6th, a 7th, and an 8th place finish will have a total of 25 (3+4+5+6+7). The skipper with 15 points would win.- The results of the Sue Linville Regatta and the Old Timers Regatta will not count in the series regattas.- Chris Obrien requested that in the future member use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to reach him.
In addition to the above actions, the following additional changes were made to the 2021 Local Sailing Rules:- Under Websiteo Delete line 3o Add to line 7, A yacht may have more than one skipper in a regatta with the approval of the RD, but any points scored will be assigned to the yacht, not the skipper.- Under Awards/Trophies o Add to line 2, Winning skipper names will be placed in the Trophy Room on the website.o Add to line 3, …at the discretion of Jim Linville.- Under Regatta Start/Finish Timeso Add as a subset to line 1:▪ There will be an open sailing time from 10:00 am to 12 noon.▪ Any class boat may be sailed at this time; no formal racing will be held except as stated in (b).▪ This open sailing time may be used to sail a make-up series regatta. Check the website for up-to-date information▪ Series regatta racing will begin at 12:30pm and no races will start after 3:00pm.▪ There will be a ½ hour lunch break from 12: noon to 12:30pm.o All non-series regattas will be from 11:00am to 2:00 pm with a ½ hour lunch break.- Delete Appendix A and change Appendix be to Appendix A.
There was a discussion and much interest about radio-controlled marks (Buoybots) and building vs buying. Cliff Martin said he would try and find out more information.
It was announced that the final indoor meeting would be held on March 20, at 1:00pm via ZOOM
Meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.