Miranda Thompson is the new club president and Johnpaul Littleton is the new treasurer. If you have any interest in assisting with club leadership and organization, please contact the president at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The first sailing trip of the semester will be on October 5th, 2013. Email will be sent shortly with details and a signup link.
Our first official club meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept 18 from 5:30-6:30 in the Aviation Room at Hoch-Shanahan. Come find out what the sailing club will be up to for the year.
Hopefully anyone reading this is already on the email list for this year. If you are not, and would like to be on the list, please send me a note at: email@example.com !
There are two upcoming events to take note of:
1. First club meeting: this Friday 9-9-11 @ 12:00 pm in the Hoch (look around aviation room)
2. First club outing: Next Saturday 9-17-11, from 10:30am - 6:00pm.
The meeting this Friday will serve mostly as an information session for anyone who has questions or concerns, or wants to hear more about all of the cool things we will be doing this year. We will certainly take input and suggestions during this time. I will also talk about other sailing opportunities we are going to pursue... like racing!
For the outing on the 17th, we will be chartering a few Capri 22's (fun little 6-man keelboats) out of Long Beach for 4 hours during the day. We will meet and leave from Mudd at 10:30 in the morning, and return before dinner around 6:00. Transportation will be provided by some approved HMC Drivers. This is a great day sail around the protected Long Beach Harbor where the day starts of with calmer winds and usually ends with some very exciting gusts.
Look here on the site for photos from next Saturday's day on the water and previous club outings.
First and foremost, the club was allotted $3500 for next year! This is only $200 less than requested which means we will most likely be able to go on every outing planned for next year. See the flyer below that summarizes the budget and next year's outings. Only one thing remains, we must be approved for this money by the student body! SO VOTE YES FOR SAILING CLUB FUNDING.
Here is an update about next week's club outing:
Presently I have 11 people signed up (plus myself and Erik Littleton makes 13). I am going to try and organize 3 boats for this event, so we may have space for up to 5 more people. For those of you not on the list; If you would like to be on the list, you must email me! It is simple and I will add you on immediately after receiving an email.
Finally, the weather report for next Thursday shows a warm sunny day! By coincidence, the 5th is also "Cinco de Mayo," we should celebrate this + the end of the year!
See you out on the water,
The time for club budgeting is fast approaching. This means a few things for the club:
1. We need to get an accurate gauge of people's interest for next year's sailing events
2. We need to have some type of official election process for next years officers!
For these reasons I need you all to help me with two things. First, take this short survey about your interest, and encourage anyone who is even remotely interested in sailing with us to fill it out as well! The more we have, the more money we will request! Secondly:
We will have a club meeting Next Wednesday April 13th from 5:30-6:10 (allowing MacroEcon people to get food and show up though). In the HMC Hoch for dinner. Look in the aviation room for us or a sign indicating where we will be. We will be discussing officers for next year, club budgeting, and the future plans for the club.
Finally, we are looking into one last hurrah event that will be on thursday or friday of dead week. Tell me what you think?
P.S. Dont forget the survey at this link! https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGpWZHNXQy1vb0UzRmZ1ZGVnNDl5U1E6MQ
Here is a quick update on how the last outing went..
We took 11 people out on two Capri 22 keelboats into a windy Long Beach Harbor. Oh boy was there wind! At one point in the day, we even saw small whitecaps, which means there were 8-12 knot winds out there! Both boats cruised around the protected long beach harbor for most of the day, seeing how fast we could go. Everyone got a change to helm, and one of the boats even took on some water. All-in-all, it was an exciting day, and it sounds like everyone had some fun. See a few pictures below, and look out for future updates about the next and final event for this year!
The first 2011 trip was a big success! The club sailed out of Long Beach on a chartered Catalina 280 and toured the local coastline. Although the day started off in a thick fog, testing the navigation skills of the crew, it eventually cleared up into a gorgeous afternoon. We saw beaches, piers, islands, oil platforms, and the local sea-life! At the end of the day, a tired crew enjoyed a beautiful dinner by the water, and then returned home for much enjoyed showering and rest. Check out some pictures below (also at this link), and look forward to similar events in the future.
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