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Now that our season is underway, here are a few pointers I would ask everyone to keep in mind around the docks and facility.

Commodore’s Corner One thing I’ve learned over the past several years of being involved in club leadership, is to always expect the unexpected. Regardless of what we have on the agenda, there is going to be an issue that arises to claim a significant amount of our time and energy, that was not planned for. I seem to be in that mode as of lately, but we always work through things as a team and do our best to properly address the issue and keep the club moving forward. Like any business or social organization, our club must deal with the basic economic issue of how to satisfy unlimited wants with limited resources. Whether it involves time, money, or expertise, we simply cannot accommodate every opportunity that comes before us. I like to consider the following points when evaluating a new opportunity: 1) Does this activity support our mission? 2) Do the benefits of taking on this activity or expense outweigh the costs associated with it? Those costs are not always just the dollars associated with the project, but even more significant may be the time commitment that is required of our volunteers to implement something and then manage it on an ongoing basis. If something does not meet those criteria, I will usually be hesitant to support it.

• Be cordial to guests and the public around our docks and shelter. Remember that they have the right to be there, and they are potential future sailors and ACSA members. • If you see that our dock rules are being violated, report it to Mike Gray, myself, or other members of the Executive Committee. • In the case of a true emergency or suspected criminal activity, call the Park Ranger on duty at 740-272-1459. • Remember the new dock rule changes that take effect this summer. If your dock will remain vacant for an extended period of time (generally more than 2 weeks), please let Rear Commodore Mike Gray know. As of June 15th, the clock will start running and anyone whose dock remains empty on July 1 without having notified the Rear Commodore, will go into default transient status. At that point the dock will be subject to assignment by the Rear Commodore on a monthly transient basis. • The Pavilion is available for club members to rent at a discounted rate, provided you are willing to clean up after your event. Contact the Registration Coordinator at 614-547-3321 to inquire about reserving the shelter. • Now that more of the banks around our marina have been cleared, it makes the area more inviting to fisherman. Unfortunately, they are not all as respectful as we would like when it comes to cleaning up after themselves. As you stroll the banks and see litter, consider picking it up for proper disposal. Fisherman are not allowed to fish from the docks or on the Cat beach. You can remind them of this, but please do so in a respectful manner. See you on the water! Jim Klein Commodore

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ACSA Trustees 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

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learned more about sailing the Chesapeake, where to go and what to see. Why not put this new knowledge to work ?! This annual “Precision Rendezvous” (open to all boats and sailors) will be located... Guess where! In Baltimore’s Inner harbor! Wow! How is that for cool?? We can venture to Baltimore for a tune up on more big water sailing then return June 20 thru June 26th. With this fresh knowledge and skills yo can experience to the waters of the Chesapeake ONLY this time on our own boats !!

The Navigation Station Neal Heiser, Monohull Fleet Captain In an effort to bring more opportunities to the club for increased sailing experiences and greater knowledge we have been promoting the “Cruisers University” program sponsored by U.S. Boat Shows. This is in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor which is on Chesapeake Bay. A group of over 50 seminars is scheduled for the weekend of May 13-15. These classes are lead by worldclass, nationally- experienced sailors and cruisers. Here you will not only increase your sailing knowledge and enjoyment of the sport; but you will also have the opportunity to take a few classes focused on sailing the Chesapeake. Concurrent to this event is a boat show where you can actually “test drive” some very nice new boats. There is still time to sign up and car pool to Baltimore. Find more information at http://www.usboat.com/cruisers-university/ program-options. Contact Neal ASAP to learn more and to get into a car pool. Now comes the second and best part!! A Chesapeake Bay away sail! Load up your boat and lets go!! So you went to the Cruisers University program and loaded up on fresh knowledge - and more on your big water dreams. You

This is a trailer sail !! Most all boats that attend the rendezvous are from 18-28 feet so we are with “our own” in a very friendly, un-intimidating atmosphere. The agenda this year includes a cruise to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which is the premier urban destination on the Chesapeake Bay. The Inner Harbor is amazing! It is thick with restaurants and attractions including The USS Constellation, the USN submarine Torsk, the lightship Chesapeake, the Baltimore Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Maryland Science Center. Marina rates are very reasonable, and far lower than hotel accommodations in the area. There are many restaurants, including a Hard Rock Cafe, an Irish Pub, the Cheesecake Factory, the Rusty Scupper, Phillip’s Seafood, and many other casual eateries. For more information, visit www.baltimore.to/ baltimore.html. You can take part in any or all of the scheduled agenda and ...here is the key word it is FREE!! Visit http:// www.sailboatrendezvous.com and check out the questions section which will answer many questions that you may have. Contact me for more information and trip planning for the June 20-26 event at cruiser@alumcreeksailing.com or nheiser@ omicsusa.com. The phone works, too, 614-402-0806. Last note: At the June general membership meeting we will have a fun event similar last years ‘man overboard throw” contest; hopefully with prizes!

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According to Allison Foreman

Alum Creek Barbies come with: - sunglasses (and associated raccoon eyes) - permanently wind tangled hair - lots of friends The Powerboat version sports an almost bikini and excessive makeup and jewelry, and is permanently affixed to the bow of her optional powerboat in a posed position (heels optional). Powerboat Barbie is rarely seen in the stern unless perched upon Powerboat Ken’s lap, the only “guy” on the boat. The Sailing Barbie version is standard with T shirt from some sailing event, rope burned hands, and a red cup in her hand. If found on the bow, Sailing Barbie be will be setting a spin pole, calling the line, checking for traffic. If in the stern, Sailing Barbie will be driving her boat, trimming the job, adjusting sheets and/or halyards, twings, and guys.


A Word From the US Army Corps of Engineers... How many times have you looked at a dam and wondered why it was built? The US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District built & operates several of the dams in the Scioto and Muskingum River drainage basins. They also manage the Ohio River watershed basin. The Scioto and Muskingum Rivers flow into the Ohio River.

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Alum Creek Lake, Delaware Lake and Deer Creek Lake are three US Army Corps of Engineers dams close to Columbus, Ohio. This year, Ohio had above average rainfall & snow melt. These dams all performed as they were designed. The number-one purpose these dams serve is flood reduction. Water supply and recreation are always ranked below this number one priority of flood reduction.

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The Huntington District office has Hydrologist Engineers and they monitor rainfall and stream flow in these three lakes drainage basins as well as the entire Ohio River basin. They give the orders when water is to be held and when water is to be released from these lakes.

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Alum Creek Lake maintains a winter pool elevation of 885’ above sea level and a summer pool of 888’above sea level. This winter the water level in Alum Creek Lake reached 892.24’. That was 7.24’ above winter pool. The record level was set in Jan 2005 when the lake reached 898.94’ above sea level! The discharge of water is done in a precise manner as to only raise or lower the stream level downstream 6” per hour. This is so the aquatic life can adapt to the changing flow levels. The discharge is carefully monitored to keep the downstream flow below flood stage. It takes three days for the water leaving Alum Creek Lake to reach the Ohio River at Portsmouth, Ohio. Alum Creek Lake cumulative from 1975 to 2010 has $148,536,000 in flood damage saved! Huntington District’s Alum Creek Lake operates a Visitor Center that is open 8-4pm daily in the summer. The Visitor Center has displays and interactive exhibits about the dam. Please stop in for a visit and I will be glad to share more with you. US Army Corps of Engineers Alum Creek Lake Ranger John Wargo 5905 Lewis Center Rd. Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

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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 afraid -- no one else will get your email address and I will not flood your inbox.)

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

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. 1989 Hunter 23 Wing 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.

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 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 Brig Baltic 310 Rigid Inflatable Boat durable yet portable all purpose light weight boat, brand known to be used by rescue services. www.brigboats.com 10’4” and 5.5 beam. 16” dia tubes with multiple chambers. 2 seats, holds 1100lbs. Weighs 97lbs in 2 seperate land transport bags (included). Full cover, stanchion canopy supports, added padded center seat and under seat bag, foot pump and repair kit, hard bottom fiberglass slip in boards (rigid deck), oar Making Waves 

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locks, drain valves, inflatable keel, life lines, 3 towing D rings. Used only once (fresh water lake). Never stored in sun or water. Includes 5hp Nissan Stroke outboard (tiller drive, no fuel to mix...no noise, no smoke). Asking $2200, delivery negotiable. Contact Dan Libby at 740-808-2586. 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) 899-7737 For Catalina 22: Aluminum pole 11 feet 7 inches long, and a 150 genoa by Waters Sails in very good condition. Dave Landis: 614203-7623 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 Sail Caddy System: Serves the same function as Lazy Jacks. It is a cradle that attaches to the boom and catches the sail. It folds flat when not in use. Great for single handed sailing. Six years old. In perfect condition. $40. Eileen, 895-2445, ekolman@nd.edu


REGATTA INFORMATION

May Cup Festivities The May Cup Registration is officially OPEN. We will be having TWO Catalina 22 classes - Gold and Silver. The Gold fleet is for the more aggressive and advanced competitors. The Silver fleet is a more relaxed fleet, normally sailed by beginners and those wanting an introduction to C22 racing. In addition, for all you who do not sail the captivating and elegant Catalina 22, you can also sign up for the PHRF (Spinnaker) or JAM (Jib and Main) fleets. Please click the link below to complete your registration, if you have not already. https://www.regattanetwork.com/ clubmgmt/applet_registration_form. php?regatta _id=3774 OR http://tinyurl. com/2011MayCupReg

The format of events is as follows: - Friday Evening - Some out-of-town boats will be coming in, so there will be an informal gathering, as well as Race Committee member introductions. - Saturday: 09:00 Registration 10:00 Competitor Meeting 11:00 First Warning Signal 13:00’ish Lunch Break 18:30 Dinner / Party - Details will be provided by Christy Davis, but current plan is for Burgers and Brats. - Sunday 10:00 First Warning signal 12:00’ish Lunch Break 16:00 Awards

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Races will continue at the discretion of Race Committee with no race beginning after 16:00 Saturday or after 14:00 Sunday For questions about the Regatta, contact Brent O’Keeffe, ACSA Vice Commodore, at brent@ziapygmies.com or (419) 560-0059. As part of the May Cup festivities, the club will host a post-race party at the Pavilion with burgers and brats on the grill, sides, dessert, and soft drinks. Racers can buy their tickets for $10 per person as part of the registration process, and ‘meal tickets’ will be available for purchase on the day of the event. We will share more party plans via the TwoList as the event continus. For questions about the Post-Race Festivites, contact Christie Davis at cdavis0627@yahoo.com.


SOCIAL UPDATE

Ice Breaker Recap

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It was a windy, wet and cold day but what else can be expected from a regatta in Ohio in April, especially with a name like “Ice Breaker.” When looking at the results from the regatta, don’t be deceived by the fact that only three races were scored; those three races were nothing short of brutal and long. All races (with the exception of the first half of the first race) were filled with shifty winds that brought rain and white caps. Although all competitors made it into the with sunlight left in the day, we still managed to make it to the post race party at Watersedge to celebrating a harsh day of sailing.

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ACSA Member wins I-LYA Yachtsmen of the Year Award

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I-LYA UPDATE

Can you guess which member this is?

Bay Week On-Line Registration Now Open! P/C Bob Sheppard, 2011 I-LYA Sail Regatta Chairman

Registration for the 2011 Inter-Lake Yachting Association’s Sail Regatta, commonly known as Bay Week, is now on-line. Go to www.i-lya.org. Click on 2011 Registration. To register your boat whether you are racing or are coming over as a non-racing support boat, choose Online Entry Form/Application. If you are planning to participate in a Deepwater feeder race, click on 2011 Deepwater. You’ll also see a downloadable form for those who wish to purchase social packages only. Packages cost $30 and cover food and beverages all three nights of the regatta. If you wish to race but don’t have a boat, there’s also a place to list your name as potential crew. It’s all there on your I-LYA website! And don’t forget to view the Sail Regatta video created by our own Carin Martin! There are also many ways to volunteer. ACSA is running Friday night’s rum party, so let me know if you want to help. Although we have professional race officers on all four courses, they need help with scoring, timing and the like and would welcome your assistance no matter your skill level. So mark your calendar now for August 5-7 and plan to spend the weekend at the Bay! For questions about the regatta or suggestions for volunteering, contact me at 740-852-2802 or sailing1@columbus.rr.com. Ride the Wave to the Bay!

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(Amy is a foreigner serving aboard - BAT-WARD is an old boat-keeper - Arthur is a sea game - Allison is a collision) While an old foreigner serving aboard our vessel, the hired boat maintance guy, and I were repairing the dismasted boat Raven. We were also watching a sea game when we looked nearby and saw a collision. “Hay ! We don’t make ths stuff up.” See the references in Chapman’s The Sailor’s Lexicon.

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