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Commodore’s Corner I was struggling to come up with a fresh topic to write about this month. I didn’t feel like writing another article about the usual business issues. So I put my computer down for a day, hoping that something would come to me. Well, each day on the way to work, I drive across Alum Creek over the Cheshire Bridge. For some reason recently, I timed how long it takes to cross our lake, and it only takes about 45 seconds. I thought to myself, as I have on other occasions, that it seems like we put ourselves through an inordinate amount of hard work, stress, and occasional conflict just to sail on a body of water no bigger than this. Well, we can all probably come up with our own answer to the question: Why do we sail here, and why do we invest so much of ourselves into this sport and this place? Here’s what comes to mind for me when I drive across the Cheshire bridge and think about our sailing world at Alum Creek. The passion for the sport: We are united by our love and passion for the sport, which cuts across age, gender, profession, politics, and sailing style. People seem to either have the passion for sailing or they don’t. I can’t say I’ve ever met someone who ‘sort of ’ likes sailing. And so, our instinct is to take full advantage of our chances to get out on the water. Whether it’s a one hour solo sail after work, a weekend on Lake Erie, or a week in the BVI, each experience is different and special in its own way. It is often said of sailors that when we get on our boats, we are already where we want to be. Where we go next almost doesn’t matter.

Wednesday Night Racing: Is there anything better than our Wednesday night races? It’s a tradition that we set our calendars by, and measure the passing season one Wednesday at a time. It’s a fabulous mid-week diversion. The atmosphere on the docks takes on a heightened sense of electricity and enthusiasm as we shed our workday troubles for the competition and camaraderie on the water. The good times that start on the water carry over to the post-race party on the docks or in the Pavilion. Our Wednesday night tradition offers something for every sailor. It is one of our signature events, and brings out all the best of what ACSA stands for. Expanded sailing experiences: I was talking with a fellow club member recently, and he raised the point of how interesting it would be if we could compile a list of all the places that our members have sailed. I imagine it would be quite an impressive list, and make for some good stories. Before I came to Alum Creek, I sailed at Hoover and was not part of any group. Since joining ACSA about 10 years ago, I have experienced things in the sailing world far beyond what I ever envisioned. From racing on the Great Lakes to cruising in the Caribbean, involvement in ACSA provides sailing opportunities that can take you far beyond our lake. Easy access: As fun as it is to head to the big water, Alum Creek provides us quick and easy access for more frequent sailing. It’s easy to get out on the water for a short after-work sail. We have no tides, freighters, or draw bridges to deal with. Every now and then we are treated to a sunset that’s every bit as spectacular as those found in more glamorous sailing locales. And coming into our marina, seeing the forest of masts reaching for the sky, often makes me think of a miniature version of one of those popular tributaries on the Chesapeake Bay. With those thoughts in mind, it’s time to embrace a new sailing season. Who knows what this season will hold, but it’s sure to provide us with new memories, laughs, friendships, and stories. So let’s take to the water, and embrace all that our club and Alum Creek Lake have to offer!

Senior Trustee Gordon Fowler Junior Trustee Kathy Younker Freshman Trustee John Mason trustee@alumcreeksailing.com

ACSA Executive Committee Commodore Jim Klein commodore@alumcreeksailing.com 740-815-5196 Vice Commodore (racing) Brent O’Keeffe vicecommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 419-253-5119 Rear Commodore (facilities) Mike Gray rearcommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 614-989-4286 Secretary Allison Foreman secretary@alumcreeksailing.com 614-785-0771 Treasurer Vickie Fantozzi treasurer@alumcreeksailing.com 440-554-8480 Past Commodore Bob Sheppard pastcommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 740-852-2802 Monohull Fleet Captain Neal Heiser cruiser@alumcreeksailing.com 614-793-1458 Multihull Fleet Captain Joe McHenry catamaran@alumcreeksailing.com

ACSA Committee Chairpersons Program Chair OPEN programs@alumcreeksailing.com Social Chair Shannon Fisher social@alumcreeksailing.com 614-619-9056 Membership Eileen Kolman membership@alumcreeksailing.com 614-895-2445 Volunteer Coordinator Bernie Marshall 614-266-1465 Marketing Chair OPEN marketing@alumcreeksailing.com PHRF Chair John Beck PHRFhandicap@alumcreeksailing.com 440-554-8480 I-LYA Representative Bob Sheppard 740-852-2802 Historian Debbie Dean historian@alumcreeksailing.com 740-363-0828 Newsletter Editor Carin Martin newsletter@alumcreeksailing.com 614-204-0649 Arbitration Sharla O’Keefe 419-768-1231 Risk Management Rose-Marie McCormick 740-657-3115 Adult Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Tom Wehrung learntosail@alumcreeksailing.com 614-844-6638 Youth Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Bill Little 614-901-8492 Webmaster Brian Ross webmaster@alumcreeksailing.com 614-839-3686

Cheers! Jim Klein Commodore

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and inclusions vary at each level, and evening social events featuring music, cocktails, and a keynote speaker are available for an additional fee. Breakfast and lunch packages, as well special hotel and marina rates, are available for Cruisers University participants. You can see the content of the many seminars at the website below! Here is the link for more information: www.usboat.com/cruisers-university/ home  

The Navigation Station Neal Heiser, Monohull Fleet Captain

There are two opportunities that I would  like to make club members aware of. The first opportunity is an event by U.S. Boat Shows which is coming up quickly in Baltimore (not the one in Ohio) on May 13-15 with over 70 learning sessions. It sounds like it will be a great opportunity to learn so much more about the cruising lifestyle.  Whether it be on Lake Erie, the Caribbean, crusing rallies or the sessions about crusing The Bahamas, these classes, the people you will meet and hear their experiences will be worth the trip. Below is the short published description of the event but I still see the word “fun” everywhere.  Please contact Neal for more information on lodging and transportation. United States Yacht Shows Launches Cruisers University – May 12-15, 2011

Of the millions who dream of cruising off into the sunset, only a relatively small percentage actually do it. The difference is often a matter of confidence, a healthy byproduct of knowledge. One of the most unique aspect of Cruisers University is its interactivity, including a large in-water display of boats, both sail and power, outfitted with live-aboard cruising in mind. Participants will not only attend classes, they can become involved with learning through demonstrations of equipment and systems, as well as by taking selected boats out for sea trials during the extended weekend.   The event’s structure allows participants to choose from three programs, with tuition ranging from $180 for the one-day educational Package to $350  for the threeday  program. The number of courses Making Waves 

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Second: There has been interest expressed in a summer away sail to  Newport, Rhode Island and around Block Island. So far the best booking in the early season is June 10-June 17. There are boats available and in addition to the regular ambiance of Newport the Old Americas Cup 140’s  (J class) will be sailing there. Wouldn’t it be fun to be sailing with them  or maybe sneaking on board for a bit.  The charter boats’ prices are reasonable starting at $2500 for a 42 ft Hunter with three cabins ( sleeps 6).   I think we should be able to get 12 people for this trip. www.bareboatsailing.com is just one of the charter companes in Newport. You could also take a look at http://www.destinationnewport.com/ boat.asp That is the report from “The Navigation Station.”  Contact Neal  at cruiser@alumcreeksailing.com  


RegistrationPacket: Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference (MWSC) 8:00 a.m., May 14, 2011 Thank you for requesting registration for the 2011 Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference. Attached are the registration form, conference schedule and a flyer introducing the embroidered merchandise we have available for the event. You will be able to fill out the registration form when you download and open the file on your computer. The form is a fill-able pdf and you will be able to click and check off your class choices. Please note that there is a first choice schedule and a second choice schedule. Please make selections in both schedules. When you have finished filling out the form, please print it, sign it and mail it with your check to:

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Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference c/o Christine Martin – Treasure MWSC Inc 3701 North Maryland Avenue Shorewood, WI 53211 Please note that the information you have entered in the form will not be saved when you close the file nor will this be an electronic registration. You must print the registration form. The classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis so register early for your choice of classes. You will receive confirmation of your registration and class selections at a later date. Registration will be limited to those 18 years of age and over. Thank you for your participation in this exciting new event. Expanded class descriptions and instructor biographies will be available soon on our Sponsor’s website www.mbwso.org. Click on the “Sailing Conference” tab. Check back often as more details of the conference go up on the site. Like us on Facebook, “Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference”. There will be postings and other news. If you have any questions, you can contact me via email, womenssailingconf@gmail.com or by phone at 414-530-6528. See you May 14th, Phyllis McDonald Co – Fleet Captain Milwaukee Bay Women’s Sailing Organization *For full registration packet, contact Debbie Dean at: historian@alumcreeksailing.com or 740-363-0828.

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RECEIVE MONTHLY REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER AND TIPS If you have a real estate related question or challenge email or call me.

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1989 Hunter 23 Swing keel with shallow draft and 800lb. ballast. Sleeps 3-4 comfortably, with the pop up camper top, porta-potti, swing-up table, and stow-away sink/stove unit with fresh water supply. Main and jib stored in bag. Main cover, fenders, lifelines. Non self-tailing winches. Trailer with hydraulic brakes completely rebuilt. Swim ladder. Extra lines. Camper top. Bimini and storm jib. Classic lines on affordable vessel that is versatile and easily trailered. Asking $4850. Call Gary (614) 451-3647.

2001 Hunter 260 9.9hp Mercury outboard, trailer, full canvas covers and bimini, cockpit, stern seat, saloon cushions, VHF radio, gas grill, one burner stover, galley sink, ice chest, head has sink and porta potty or permanent stool with holding tank. Wheel stearing, convertable table, forward and aft bearths, sleeps six. Bottom painted in the spring. Mast raising system. Main and furling jib in great shape. On the water and ready to sail. Only sailed in fresh water. $22,000 Call John Haugen (614) 261-0671, jhaugen@hudsonmkt.com, dock B-40.

1982 Catalina 22 Excellent condition newer sails; mainsail, 2 jibs, regular and a 130 Genoa. 8 hp Evinrude. New custom sewn cushions inside, porta-potti, galley. New custom sewn sail cover, fenders, anchor, ladder with easy steps. Swing keel with 2’- 4” draft when up. Pop top cabin with enclosure. Single axle trailer with new tires, new electric brakes and new LED submersible lights. Ready for the road. Photos available by e-mail at randyrobert9@ gmail.com. $ 5,500 Randy (614) 915-9300 Powell, Ohio Interlake - One Design - 18 foot open cockpit sailboat 650 lbs plus Pamco tilt Making Waves 

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trailer, sails approximately 8 years used 5 years, white hull with red stripe. Includes main, furling jib, spinnaker and pole, whisker pole, anchor, and several misc extras. Ready to sail. Asking $2,000. Jim Lubinsky: 614-530-5330 Forespar 406300 Twist-Lock Whisker Pole (GC). Part#HD6-12 DL. Original Price was $393.00, for sale $240. The twist-lock pole can expand to 143” and is 1 7/8” in diameter. One latching end has a loose spring. Need to pick up because of size and weight. Contact Marcia Trout (614) 8997737 For Catalina 22: the lower part of a kick-up rudder, aluminum pole 11 feet 7 inches long, a 150 genoa by Waters Sails in very good condition. Dave Landis: 614-2037623 19’ Lightning All wood, needs work but no rot. Call Fred Wyatt for price (614) 2797191 4hp Out Board Motor. Johnson sea horse, short shaft. Must sell. Call Fred Wyatt for price (614) 279-7191


Ride the Wave! By: Bob Sheppard, I-LYA Sail Regatta Chairman Put-in-Bay and the I-LYA sail regatta await you, this year scheduled for August 5-7.  We have a top notch group of race officials on four courses.  So, whether you are sailing OneDesign keelboat, PHRF keelboat, One-Design Centerboard or Multihull, or if you are one who simply wants to cruise around the islands each day, we have a course for you.   Last year we introduced our social package to bring the sailors together every day for a meal, beverages, and some relaxation after a day of racing, and it was a huge success.  We are working hard to make it even better for you this year.  We’ll have live music both Friday and Saturday nights.   There will be assigned dockage again this year as well. Dockmasters Gordon Fowler and Brian Ross have  agreed to return to the job in 2011!   As always, it’s the volunteers who make these events work and we have all kinds of opportunities for you to be a part of this event whether or not you are racing.  For example, even though we have a great line-up of race officials, they still need help on the water with time keeping, calling numbers, etc., so if you are not going to race but want to spend the day on the water, we’ll be happy to get you on a race committee boat.   We’ll need help taking tickets and getting folks into the evening events.  We’ll need help with

clean-up after the events.  There are many ways you can be helpful!  (Note the new logo designed by our own very talented newsletter editor, Carin Martin!  She also designed our I-LYA Yearbook ad this year!)   This year we are fortunate to have several clubs, both youth and adult programs, taking charge of the food prep and serving food and beverages each of the three nights. We urge you to purchase your social packages early, even if you are not racing, so we can get a  better count of attendees.  Go to www.i-lya.org and click on “Sail” to register.   We are looking forward to making this a regatta to remember and that you will want to return to year after year. We had a large contingent of ACSA boats, crew and volunteers at the 2010 Bay Week, and hope to see more this year.  And one of our own, John & Debbie Pyers, won the Cruising Class last year in their 33.5 Hunter, Branch Office!  So fair skies and a following sea!!  If you have any questions or want to talk about volunteer opportunities, you can reach me at: sailing1@columbus.rr.com.  Ride the Wave!! See you at the Bay!! Making Waves 

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General Meeting:

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Upcoming Programs

The April program will be two-fold: David Payne, the new ODNR Chief for the Division of Parks and Recreation, will be speaking to us. Steve from Buckeye Lake Yacht Club will be making the Bay Week presentation. Steve is a US SAILING Regional Race Officer and the Race Management Chair for this year’s I-LYA Bay Week Regatta.

Visit BADsail.com for Sarasota/Venice/Englewood homes New listing on the rise -- prices are still great! Waterfront, near the water, neighborhood or golf properties. Foreclosure/REO’s and Short Sales abound. REGISTER to get expanded property details and updates as soon as new properties are listed. (Don’t be afriad -- no one else will get your email address and I will not flood your inbox.)

Bruce A. Durbin, Realtor (941) 552-2183

Visitor, sailor and sailboat owner, and now homeowner in this area for over 35 years. I know the ICW and Gulf access. Making Waves 

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Work Party

THANK YOU--THANK YOU. The Alum Creek Marina looks like a million dollars! The bath room is sparkling, and it smells good , the lights are bug free, the spiders have been moved from the ceilings back to the woods and the plumbing is operational. The landscape is beautiful, leaves are back in the woods, spiders are relocated, gravel is smoothed out, mulch placed on the cat beach, and branches picked up from the beach. The Pavilion is set up for our 2nd ACSA 2011 party (today was the 1st), the grill and coolers are shinning and so clean you can see yourself on the surface. The Utility closet....is so organized it gets the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Boxes are organized letting everyone know where to get social supplies and where to return them-- Beautiful. The Container wall was build to store facility equipment, Hobie sail containers were build, and once again reorganized the various supplies and equipment for our learn to sail and racing programs. ALL 36 VOLUNTEERS WHO CAME OUT AND BRAVED THE COLD - YOU ALL DESERVE A HUG TODAY. OUR MARINA IS READY FOR THE SAILING SEASON. ~ Bernie Marshall W O W, thanks Bernie for your words about all the work done today. It turned out to be a great day for the work party as it was to #$% cold to do anything else. I was cold on the outside but warm on the inside, the enthusiasm and excitement from everyone working so hard to make “ Your “ Marina a beautiful, clean place to enjoy our sport of Sailing......... ~Mikie Gray

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The Modern Cruising Sailboat

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By: Charles J. Doane

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Book Review by Charles Mason, Sail Magazine, June 2010, pg 16 Often, buying a cruising boat is the realization of a lifelong dream. But with that dreams comes financial, logistical and, yes, personal obligations. While all of them can be managed, it’s a lot easier when you understand the realities that go with boat ownership. Doane has owned many boats over the years-his latest is affectionately names Lunacy-and he uses his acquired wisdom in an entertaining narrative intended to help fellow dreamers know what’s important in a cruising boat. Construction, hull shapes, sails, systems and even details for the liveaboard are covered in detail. Nothing is sacred then, although Doane is quick to say that if something on board makes you happy, it’s a success. Heed Doane’s counsel and, when you’ve done so, by all means go ahead and grab a hold of a real boat, and skip the fantasies.

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