Issuu on Google+

November 2011 Volume 31, Issue 9

C r eek

An I-LYA Member Club

US Sailing Association Golden Anchor Club

Sa

ia

tio

n

Al

um

iling Asso

c

photo courtesy of Sharla O’Keeffe


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

Commodore’s Corner Here we are again, closing the books on another sailing season. How did it all pass so quickly? The Old Fox party and regatta were the usual great time, closing out our season in style and fun. Thanks to all who helped to make the race and the party such a success. Haulout day, as always, brings out the best in our club as we enthusiastically band together to help each other pull our boats and get them secured for the winter. So many people come together to help their fellow boaters, not just sailors, get their boats out. So a big thanks goes out to all who helped make the haulout a success. It really is a day that we all sort of dread, but when we can count on the help of so many friends to help get us through it, then it becomes a little more tolerable. Part of life in the Midwest is the change of seasons, when we put our summer toys away and move on to cold weather pursuits. Time marches on, and soon enough will come the time to get our summer toys out again. On the Sunday of the Old Fox regatta, I enjoyed my final sail of the season. I motored out to the lake around noon, just hoping to cruise around the fringes of the race course and watch the end of the races. There wasn’t much wind, and soon I heard the final horns from the committee boat, signifying the end of the day’s races. Each fleet rounded the final mark and slowly drifted towards the marina. Following them off the lake,

Treasurer Vickie Fantozzi treasurer@alumcreeksailing.com 440-554-8480 Past Commodore Bob Sheppard pastcommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 740-852-2802

however, one could see a gentle breeze slowly moving in from the southeast. Small ripples on the water moved ever so slowly towards the few sailboats patiently waiting in the middle of the lake for the wind’s arrival. And my patience was rewarded, as the breeze finally filled in. My sails filled, my boat sprang to life, and my spirits lifted as the reward of a late season sail unfolded before me. I sailed for several hours that afternoon, leaving the lake only in the late afternoon as the breeze began to fade away, just as slowly as it had arrived. Such is the fickle nature of our wind: the racers leave the lake frustrated by the lack of wind, only to see the breeze build as soon as they hit the harbor. Several other boats made their way out, and together we enjoyed one of the last sailing days of the season. Those memories will carry me through until splash day next spring. Our next General Meeting will be on Monday, November 7th, at Gordy’s. The agenda includes Officer elections and discussion/voting on the proposed Bylaw changes which were published in the last newsletter, along with the latest one that is in this newsletter. Please be sure to read the proposed changes in advance of the meeting. Come out early for dinner and the meeting will start at 7PM. Cheers to all!! Jim Klein Commodore Making Waves 

Monohull Fleet Captain Neal Heiser monohull@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 Loren Varvarosky 614-440-0246 Webmaster Brian Ross webmaster@alumcreeksailing.com 614-839-3686

All Executive Committee Members ExecCommittee@alumcreeksailing.com

2 

November 2011


1

1

1

2

3

4

Work Party @ the Marina

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

Newsletter Deadline

Postmark Date RSVP for Discounted XMAS Party

25

26

NOVEMBER

5

7 pm General Meeting @ Gordy’S

13

20

21

22

23

24

Postmark Date RSVP for XMAS Party

27

28

29

30

Executive Meeting

1

DEC

2

3

ACSA Christamas Party

ALL FIBERGLASS & MARINE

6611 LIGGET RD DUBLIN, OH 43016 P: 614-760-9000 F:9014 McRaceinc@aol.com

Full service on structural and cosmetic repairs and full rigging service Protect your boat... Shrink Wrap this winter Schedule your winter repairs now!! Barrier coats, Blister repair, Race prep Boats for Sale...Boats Brokered...Winter Storage...Launch and Recovery Service Check your Rigging for Barbs, Kinks, Cracked or Bent Fittings

Your complete Marine Service Center where Quality is a Must Making Waves 

3 

November 2011


Set aside the same amount for spending money in the BVI (“Oh, By the way”.. that means Pusser’s Rum) Flights thru St Thomas USVI are running about $550-600 A quick check of boats and pricing shows the following available: Jeneau 323 age 2 cabins 1 head Jeneau 36 5-8 2 cabins 1 head Harmony 42 5 yo 3 cabins /2 heads Beneteau 44 5-8 yo 3 cabins /3 heads Beneteau 473 5-8 yo 3 cabins 3 heads Beneteau 51 5-8 yo 4 cabins 4 heads Jeneau 45 2 yo 3 berths 2 heads Jeneau 42DS 2 cabins /2 heads Beneteau 50.4 4 cabins/4 heads

Away Sail Nearing Sign Up Now!! Neal Heiser, Monohull Fleet Captain BVI 2012 February 25- March 3 We are getting closer to the BVI and our boats are filling. I have listed a summary of boats and prices so talk to your friends sailing and non sailing to get your crew together. The BVI is the greatest venue for a group vacation, bring your family, bring your neighbors, we aren’t particular… ”. Another discussion about the BVI should also include pointing out that if you have never been before you are still going with people who have been and “know the ropes”. First timers should be relaxed as the “old timers” will be sure that things go smoothly after all it is A VACATION!! We currently have three boats on “hold”. We have just a few more spots left but we can get more boats if the demand is there. The easiest way to pay for this is to pay $250 per month for the next three months, Nov, Dec, and Jan. then in Feb.

*Remember that we will get a 10% discount but that 10% is usually eaten up in insurance and fees and some fuel We will also try to get a good percentage off of the sleep aboard the night before for those who can get there on the 24th. There are also bigger catamarans

available if there are enough folks interested in trying one out for a week. In general Catamarans usually run about 10-15% more than the cost of mono hulls. We will be having a meet and greet get together on Oct. 28th at a local restaurant where we can explore The fun times to be had living on board in the BVI for a week .Watch the two list for the exact place and time. I thought that you also might like to get Making Waves 

4 

November 2011

an idea of who is going so I have provided a list of those who have are signed up or are very strongly committed. Please talk with these folks and see who you might like too crew with. Don’t forget your non sailing friends and family the BVI is easy sailing and just too $2495 sleeps 4 $623 pp $2995 sleeps 4 $750 pp $4758 sleeps 6-7 $790-700 pp $3392 sleeps 5-6-7 $675-565-485 pp $3828 sleeps 6-7 $638- 550 pp $4988 sleeps 7-8-9 $720-623-554 pp $6495 sleeps -7-8 $927-811 pp $4200 sleeps 4-5 $1050-840 pp $7500 sleeps 8-9 $937-833 pp much fun!! And YOU can be there!! Jim Fenzel , Neal Heiser, Jeff Hunt, Tom Wehrung, Luis Navarro, Mary Navarro, Friend of Luis and Mary, Friend of Mary and Luis, Brian and Valerie Delmonico, Bill and Jill Marras, Paula, Friend of Paula, Christy Davis, Mary Boyce, Krista Wise Transportation: You will need to fly into

Beef Island Airport (EIS) or St. Thomas USVI (STT). St. Thomas is much cheaper than EIS but you have to take a ferry to Tortola. The cost of the ferry is $40 round trip, so the total cost is about $200 less than flying into EIS. When doing the ferry route in group it can be a fun trip in itself. Feel free to contact me for details or any questions at Sailsnohio@aol.com or Monohull@alumcreeksailing.com , or my cell phone 614-402 0806. Then get ready for the SUN!!!


FIRST READING FOR A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: 1. 2. 3. 4.

CREATE NEW ELECTED ACSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITION – ACSA GOVERNMENT LIAISON OFFICER. TERM WOULD BE 3 YEARS HAVE VOTE ON ACSA EXECUTIVE BOARD DUTIES TO INCLUDE: a. SERVE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE ACSA COMMODORE ON ALL ISSUES INVOLVING ODNR, USACE, AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES b. MEET WITH ODNR AND USACE OFFICIALS AT LEAST THREE TIMES PER YEAR TO SHARE AN KEEP UP WITH ITEMS OF MUTUAL INTEREST c. TRAIN ACSA OFFICERS ON ALL CONTRACTS ACSA HAS WITH ODNR/USACE AND ALL NEW LAW CHANGES d. PROVIDE ACSA EXECUTIVE BOARD WITH AN UP TO DATE CONTACT LIST OF ALL ODNR/USACE OFFICIALS WHO HAVE A SAY IN THE ACSA MARINA FACILITY BY NAME, TITLE, EMAIL ADDRESS, MAILING ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBERS. e. COORDINATE ALUM CREEK LAKE WATER LEVEL INFO WITH THE ODNR/USACE AND THEN BACK TO ACSA f. SERVE THE ACSA REPRESENTATIVE ON CENTRAL OHIO SAFE BOATING COUNCIL THAT MEETS QUARTERLY g. ATTEND BOATING ASSOCIATION OF OHIO LEGISLATIVE EVENT IN COLUMBUS THAT IS HELD ONCE A YEAR.

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

Jim Lubinsky ACSA Member B-36

jim@jimlubinsky.com (614) 530-5330 (personal cell phone)

Re/Max Affiliates (614) 766-5330 ext 119 www.jimlubinsky.com

21 YEARS REALTOR IN THE COLUMBUS MARKET Making Waves 

5 

November 2011


TRUSTEE REPORT

ACSA 2012 Officer Elections Kathy Yonker, Junior Trustee

The election of 2012 ACSA Officers is fast approaching. We welcome and thank all candidates for accepting nominations for the following posts: - Freshman Trustee - Neal Heiser, Bob Sheppard - Commodore - Brent O’Keeffe - Vice Commodore - Sharla O’Keeffe, John Zoll - Rear Commodore - Gordon Fowler - Treasurer - Rick Caw - Secretary - Allison Foreman - Mono-hull Fleet Captain - Luis Navarro - Multi-hull Fleet Captain - Joe McHenry (Returning Trustees continuing their 3-year terms will be: Kathy Younker, Senior Trustee; and John Mason, Junior Trustee.)

• Fleet Captain voting follows these guidelines: 1. Those voting for a Fleet Captain must be a member of the particular fleet for which the candidate is running. Membership to a fleet is confirmed in one of two ways: • As declared on the Membership Application, and subsequently listed on the Membership Roster; and/or • By presentation of, on election night, a Boat Title / Registration, stating type of boat owned 2. Members of both Fleets have two (2) TOTAL votes to use for electing their Captains. Those votes may be cast in either of the following ways: • Voters may cast two (2) votes for the Fleet Captain candidate of ONE fleet, OR • Voters may cast one (1) vote for the Fleet Captain candidate of EACH fleet

Officer candidates have been encouraged to share their personal platforms via this month’s Newsletter. Members may also expect to see those platforms mailed to their homes, and/or posted to Twolist.

New Officers will be announced at the conclusion of November 7 General Meeting. Additionally, Chairmen are appointed by the Commodore, so even if you are an Associate Member, and wish to get involved, please let us know!

Officer Elections will be held as follows: • When: Monday, November 7, 2011 (Prior to General Meeting) • Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM • Where: Gordys. The website and directions can be found at this link: http://www.gordys.info/

Too, and certainly no less importantly, we extend a very sincere thanks to our outgoing Officers: Jim Klein, Commodore; Brent O’Keefe, Vice Commodore; Mikie Gray, Rear Commodore; Vickie Fantozzi, Treasurer; Neal Heiser, Mono-hull Fleet Captain; Gordon Fowler, Senior Trustee, and Bob Sheppard, Immediate Past Commodore. Their commitment and loyalty to ACSA has been demonstrated at every turn during their tenure; and ACSA stands much stronger and very well positioned as they leave their posts to pursue other endeavors. We wish them the very best, and again, thank them very much for their service to ACSA!

Voter Eligibility is determined as follows: • Each Full Membership (boat owner) entitles the holder(s) to two (2) total votes for all candidates, with the exception of Fleet Captains. (see below)

Platforms

Neal Heiser, 2012 Freshman Trustee Candidate As a Candidate for 2012 Freshman Trustee, I strongly believe that, as stated in the ACSA Constitution, it is the fiduciary responsibility for each ACSA’s Trustees to do their utmost to preserve the long term direction, stability, and financial integrity of the ACSA. This means first, and foremost, that the Trustee’s job is to protect the assets and long term viability of ACSA; and secondly, to assure that policies adopted and recommended to or by the membership, and to or by the Executive and Dock Committees, are made objectively and with only the best long term interest of ACSA in mind. A strong, objective Board of Trustees insures that all recommendations and all decisions are made only through open, honest, and objective processes. Doing such insures that the long term financial and social health of ACSA will be enhanced and maintained for years to come. The goals, of course, are to build upon, and enhance, efforts that promote the sport of sailing; this, through sailing and safety education, and sponsorship of social and charitable events. However, in any season, and in any pursuit, it will remain of utmost importance, and essential, that ACSA maintain the long term vision, and the financial vigilance to meet our $500,000 debt obligations to our member investors. While it is not the exclusive duty of the Trustees to achieve these goals, it is the charge of the Trustees to oversee, to advise, and to help balance the efforts of the EC, and the membership, to meet these stated objectives. As Freshman Trustee, and during my 3-year tenure, these will be my only focus.

I have been a member of the club for 10 years. Since “back when” some of us were involved with clearing the land for the marina and parking area. I became a full member when I purchased my first and only boat 6 years ago. Since that time, I have been a Learn to Sail Instructor for four (4) years, and have served as Mono Hull Fleet Captain for four (4) years. As such I have served on the EC for four (4) years. As we have all grown together I have seen the Association take on a much more professional style and fun environment. It is all of our responsibilities that we continue to travel this more professional path.

Please allow me to illustrate why I believe I can serve our membership well in this position:

While in these various positions, I have faced many difficult problems in managing people, products, and assets. One thing I have always

Making Waves 

Outside of ACSA, I have enjoyed consistent success in managing businesses. While serving as technical sales manager for a concrete company, I was elected by my peers two years in a row to the post of President of Construction Specifications Institute chapter, where we dealt with building specifications, architects, contractors and governmental agencies and codes. For five (5) years I worked in sales for an international chemical company; and was promoted to Area Division Manager, where I was responsible for the oversight of a multimillion dollar budget. Since that time, I have migrated to owning and operating a successful construction industry business, which has supplied materials and services to the concrete industry for the past fifteen years. I have also served on the founding board of a local Concrete Institute chapter, as a director for another local industry trade group, and as a charter member of the Dublin evening Toastmasters Club

6 

November 2011


Platforms [CONTINUED] taught, and that has been reinforced over time, is that one must fairly evaluate the options, and then select the options that are most prudent for the long term, versus what may be easy or convenient at the moment. I believe strongly that this is the philosophy we need to follow at ASCA, and I commit to applying this belief as I serve ACSA over the next 3 years. With gratitude, I respectfully ask for your support, and for your vote, on November 7.

Bob Sheppard, 2012 Freshman Trustee Candidate After serving in several capacities over the 15-plus years I’ve been a member of ACSA, I’ve accepted the nomination for Freshman Trustee. As overseers of the club finances and activities, trustees should have experience not only in club membership, but also in club management. After serving as fleet captain, I served as PHRF chairman for three years, Vice Commodore for one year, Commodore for two years, and have been the I-LYA club delegate for ten years. I’ve also served on several committees, both for ACSA and I-LYA. For the past two years, I was also I-LYA Senior Sail Regatta (Bay Week) Chairman so I feel I have the management experience needed to be an ACSA trustee. I’d appreciate your vote at the November general meeting.

Sharla O’Keeffe, 2012 Vice Commodore Candidate Hello Alum Creek Sailors! My name is Sharla O’Keeffe and I am running for Vice Commodore. My platform is pretty simple. Brent has done an outstanding job as Vice Commodore for the past three years. He has automated much of the Wednesday night racing, offered training in not only in the Racing Rules but also in being Race Committee. There isn’t a lot of improvement that can be made to the race management portion of this job. My goal here is to keep the program going as smoothly as it currently is. One thing I would like to work on improvement is the advertising of our races. I would like to work on bringing more out of town boats in for the May Cup and the Old Fox, including PHERF and JAM boats. I would also like to see our Catalina 22 fleet participate on a Regional level. We have some excellent sailors in this fleet that can be competitive on a higher level. I would like to offer more education. Having at least 2 racing rules seminars and 3 race committee trainings each season. I especially want to include some on the water training for driving the race committee boat and setting the start line. These seem to be the greatest sources of apprehension for most committee members. Our Association has had many contentious issues over the past few years. I would like to work towards having a more relaxed sailing experience for everyone. When I first joined the club, there was a large interest in what our Association could give back. We are definitely on the right track with the association we have had with the Boy Scouts, I would like to see that continue and build. Imagine the future sailors we could recruit by working with youth organizations. Many youth organizations have pins, patches, etc for sailing. I would love to see our club connect with these organizations and offer them to opportunity to earn those achievements. I have served as the Arbitration Chair for the past year and Making Waves 

sat in on Executive Committee meetings. I have a good, current understanding of the political climate and what challenges that the club is likely to face in the coming year. I believe that my management experience over the past 10 years in a public agency will serve the club well in operating within the current political climate. I have been a member of the Alum Creek Sailing Association for almost 6 years and I have been racing ever since I started sailing. I have raced every series for the past 5 years as well as most of the weekend regattas. I have assisted the current Vice Commodore for the past 3 years in the organization of these regattas. I believe I have the experience and ability to fulfill the duties of Vice Commodore. I would appreciate your vote.

John Zoll, 2012 Vice Commodore Candidate My name is John Zoll. I’m probably the lesser known of the candidates standing for election for ASCA’s Vice Commodore position, so I wanted to post a few words to you all in the more formal setting of our newsletter. You may be familiar with my questions and comments on the Two List. I’ve complimented you all on the terrific work you’ve done creating the public/private sailing marina on Alum Creek. I’ve also commented on the respect and trust you have lent to those you’ve chosen in the past to continue the routine business conduct of the Association and urged continued support. You created a great plan to ‘promote the sport of sailing’ in and for the people of the greater Columbus area. I’ve been excited to be able to participate with you over the last two seasons and I ‘m looking forward to next year even before we have pulled our boats from the water. I’d like to help our next Commodore conduct our business with the State entities to meet our contractual obligations. I’ve already been speaking with some of our members about reviving the Youth LTS program. I’ve suggested some steps to our current Executive Committee for a marketing campaign to grow our club membership. And I realize there are many of you with vested financial interests that must be protected. These discussions and my comments on the Two List eventually lead to a dozen people asking me to stand for various positions on the EC. Vice Commodore seemed to be the best fit for me and from their perspectives. I thank them for their confidence. When I volunteered to get more involved in the LTS program I offered the EC an opportunity to get to know me through my on-line profile. I’ll make that same offer to you all. You should know and have confidence in the persons you ask to conduct our affairs. You may review my experience at www.linkedin.com/in/johnzoll. Those standing with me for Vice Commodore certainly have the experience with the Association and passion for sailing that will serve ASCA well. My presence on the board would simply offer a different view, with the same excitement and passion they hold. The most important task lies in your hands. Please come to the meeting on November 7th between 5:00 and 7:00 to vote for your new EC and demonstrate your support for the leadership you’re asking to represent you and our Association.

Doug Waldron, 2012 Vice Commodore Candidate The ACSA is lucky to have 2 excellent candidates for the office of Vice Commodore. I must withdraw my bid for that office. As a retired guy having just having bought a cruising sailboat in FL, dealing with a potential left knee replacement, and planning to be out of the country for much of May in 2012, I’m afraid there will be little time to do the office justice. I want to thank you all for the support and well wishes I’ve received over the past few weeks.

7 

November 2011


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 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 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...

Making Waves 

8 

November 2011

no noise, no smoke). Asking $2200, delivery negotiable. Contact Dan Libby at 740-808-2586. 19’ Lightning All wood, needs work but no rot. Call Fred Wyatt for price (614) 279-7191 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, 8952445, ekolman@nd.edu ‘99 Merc 9.9 hp Bigfoot longshaft outboard Manual start, battery charge ckt.  Extremely clean, freshly serviced and ready to go.  $1250 OBO, contact Kevin Loving @740- 603-3095.


Can you find the 8 differences between the two photos?

Making Waves 

9 

November 2011


BYLAW PROPOSED CHANGES CURRENT WORDING

ALUM CREEK SAILING ASSOCIATION BYLAW AMENDMENTS

ALUM CREEK SAILING ASSOCIATION BYLAWS

All current language within the By-Laws would be deleted with the exception of the new section regarding the Escrow Account. Sections to be deleted are in red.

DUES

DUES

The following shall apply per membership:

The following shall apply per membership:

1. Dues are valid for a twelve (12) month period beginning March 1st of each year.

1. Dues are valid for a twelve (12) month period beginning March 1st of each year.

2. To renew a membership “in good standing,” the renewal rate of dues must be postmarked or received by the last day of February.

2. To renew a membership “in good standing,” the renewal rate of dues must be postmarked or received by the last day of February.

3. The late renewal rate will be assessed to members renewing after the last day of February.

3. The late renewal rate will be assessed to members renewing after the last day of February.

4. New members will be assessed an initiation fee that is included in the new member rate.

4. New members will be assessed an initiation fee that is included in the new member rate.

5. Payment shall be made to the Alum Creek Sailing Association, Inc. in the following manner:

5. Payment shall be made to the Alum Creek Sailing Association, Inc. in the following manner:

a. Personally handed or delivered to the current ACSA Treasurer.

a. Personally handed or delivered to the current ACSA Treasurer.

b. Mailed to the post office box of the Alum Creek Sailing Association, Inc. in care of the Treasurer, P.O. Box 811, Dublin, Ohio 43017.

b. Mailed to the post office box of the Alum Creek Sailing Association, Inc. in care of the Treasurer, P.O. Box 811, Dublin, Ohio 43017

6. Rates: (replaced by Bylaw Amendment I)

6. Rates: (replaced by Bylaw Amendment I)

a. $75.00 renewal in Good Standing.

a. $75.00 renewal in Good Standing.

b. $90.00 Late Renewal or New Member.

b. $90.00 Late Renewal or New Member.

c. $30.00 Associate Renewal in Good Standing.

c. $30.00 Associate Renewal in Good Standing.

d. $37.50 Associate Late Renewal or New Associate Member.

d. $37.50 Associate Late Renewal or New Associate Member.

e. $15.00 Newsletter Subscription.

e. $15.00 Newsletter Subscription.

7. Persons applying for a full membership after August 15 of the membership year will pay the full annual fee and the initiation fee, and the dues paid will cover their membership for the rest of the current year and the following membership year.

7. Persons applying for a full membership after August 15 of the membership year will pay the full annual fee and the initiation fee, and the dues paid will cover their membership for the rest of the current year and the following membership year.

For example: A full membership application is received on August 16 2001. If approved, it will give the individual(s) membership to the club through the 2001 and 2002 membership period (February 28, 2003).

For example: A full membership application is received on August 16 2001. If approved, it will give the individual(s) membership to the club through the 2001 and 2002 membership period (February 28, 2003).

AMENDMENTS

AMENDMENTS

A proposal for an amendment to the bylaws must be presented to the ACSA membership at a regularly scheduled meeting at least one month preceding the vote. Notification of the amendment(s) shall be published in a newsletter preceding the vote. A majority vote of the quorum shall be necessary for passage of an amendment.

A proposal for an amendment to the bylaws must be presented to the ACSA membership at a regularly scheduled meeting at least one month preceding the vote. Notification of the amendment(s) shall be published in a newsletter preceding the vote. A majority vote of the quorum shall be necessary for passage of an amendment.

The last major task in terms of updating the Constitution has been to bring the By-Laws up to date and consistent with the constitution. This should be the last major re-write of the Constitution for a while.

AMENDMENT 1 This amendment of the Alum Creek Sailing association bylaws provides for the membership dues to be set as follows: 6. Rates Membership dues shall be as proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by a majority vote with a quorum present at a general membership meeting. AMENDMENT 2 This amendment of the Alum Creek Sailing association bylaws provides for the membership dues to be set as follows: 7. Duration Persons applying for full membership status after August 15 each year will pay the full annual fee, but this fee will cover the rest of the current membership year and the full following membership year.

Making Waves 

10 

November 2011


CHANNEL MARKERS (CONTINUED) Escrow Account

Beginning with the fiscal year 2011, a mandatory deposit will be made into an escrow account within the budget of the ACSA Dock Facility. The purpose of this escrow account shall be to insure funds are set aside to pay for any and all financial commitments created through the past sale of bonds and capitol notes. The amount to be deposited into the escrow account shall be as follows: $15,300.00 to accrue yearly to pay for future deficits projected in the years 2014, 2017 and 2018 per the payout schedule as defined in the long term budget. An amount equal to all capital note principal and interest payables that are due by the end of the current fiscal year. In years where projected net income is negative, the amount to be escrowed shall be reduced by the amount of the projected net loss. All monies shall be deposited into this escrow account by March 31 or each year. This fund shall remain in effect until all financial obligations to investors are met. At that time, upon approval of the General Membership, the fund will be closed and all monies will be re-allocated to the operating account of the dock facility. Amended 7/11/11 PROPOSED BY-LAWS ALUM CREEK SAILING ASSOCIATION BY LAWS PURPOSE The By-Laws of the ACSA are designed to be a part of the Constitution. They provide a place to document policies that support and supplement the Constitution. In addition, they may also contain policies and procedures that may be of a temporary nature or which may need modified quicker than making an amendment to the Constitution. Article 1: MEMBERSHIP Membership dues and late fees shall be proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by a majority vote with a quorum present at a general membership meeting. Dues structure shall be published on the web site, in the Guidebook and on the current membership application. 1.1 Privileges and responsibilities of membership are as follows: PROPOSING THAT WE DELETE ARTICLE XI OF THE CONSTITUTION AND PLACE IT IN THE BY-LAWS SINCE SOME OF THESE ITEMS CHANGE OVER TIME. THE CURRENT WORDING OF ARTICLE XI WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO THE BYLAWS AS FOLLOWS: Each membership classification shall be entitled to the following privileges: INTRODUCTORY MEMBER - One free newsletter subscription - One ACSA guidebook, constitution and bylaws - Clubhouse access* - Grounds access* - Privilege of sitting on committees - Dues discounts to the United States Sailing Association - Dues discounted to BOAT U.S.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER - One free newsletter subscription - One ACSA guidebook, constitution and bylaws - Privilege of sitting on committees - Privilege of holding committee chairperson positions - Clubhouse access* - Grounds access* - Dues discounts to the United States Sailing Association - Dues Discounts to Boat U.S. FULL MEMBER - Voting privileges - One free newsletter subscription - One ACSA guidebook, constitution and bylaws - One club burgee - Privilege of sitting on committees - Privilege of holding committee chairperson positions - Privilege of holding flag officer positions - Club race fee discounts at ACSA - Club facility fee discounts - I-LYA reciprocity privileges - Clubhouse access* - Grounds access* - Dues discounts to the United States Sailing Association - Dues discounts to BOAT U.S. 1.2 Persons applying for full membership status after August 15 each year will pay the full annual fee, but this fee will cover the rest of the current membership year and the full following membership year. Article 2. DOCK COMMITTEE: 2.1 The voting members of the Executive Committee shall also service as the Dock Committee, plus two members at large from the General Membership of ACSA. Both of these members shall be Dock Holders. The Executive Committee may nominate individuals to serve in these positions. The General Membership of ACSA may also nominate individuals from the floor during the annual nominations meeting. 2.2 The Rear Commodore shall have the responsibility for the overall operation of the docks. 2.3 The Commodore and the Rear Commodore shall serve as the only representative of ACSA in all negotiations and meetings with ODNR, the Corp. of Engineers and the State of Ohio. The Commodore and/or the Rear Commodore may appoint additional members to attend specific meetings and/or negotiations. 2.4 The Rear Commodore as well as the Dock Committee shall insure that all contract requirements are being met by ACSA. 2.5 The Dock Committee shall be responsible for the development and enforcement of all dock rules and regulations. Dock rules are to be reviewed annually and adequate time is to be given for feedback and suggested changes to the rules by Dock Holders. In any member of ACSA may propose changes during this period of time. The deadline for submission of such suggested changes shall be October 15th. 2.5 It shall be the responsibility of the Dock Committee to determine the consequences for any and all reported infractions. 2.6 Consequences for infractions may range from an educational letter, reminding the involved party of a rule infraction, up to and including termination of dock privileges.

Making Waves 

11 

2.7 A separate account for the operation of the docks shall be maintained by the treasurer. The treasurer shall provide a financial report each month that is separate from the finances of ACSA. 2.8 All expenditures over the threshold amount identified in the current constitution for club expenditures shall require a majority vote for approval. The Dock Committee can declare an emergency and encumber funds if a risk of damage or harm to the physical facility is imminent. 2.9 Meetings of the Dock Committee are closed. However, dock holders and club members who have concerns may request in writing to the Commodore asking permission to address the committee. 2.10 No renovations, additions, major repairs, modification to structures, equipment or to the premises shall be made without the recommendation of the Dock Committee. Any renovation, addition or repair that will encumber funds over the threshold amount identified in the current Constitution for club expenditures shall require a majority vote of the ACSA membership for approval. 2.11 All approved minutes from Dock Committee meetings shall be published on the ACSA official website. ARTICLE 3. AMENDMENTS A proposal for an amendment to the bylaws must be presented to the ACSA membership at a regularly scheduled meeting with a quorum present. 3.1 The reading and approval of the By Law amendment may be accomplished at the same meeting. However, with a 2/3rd majority, the amendment can be held for a second reading. 3.2 A two thirds majority vote of the quorum shall be necessary for passage of an amendment. 3.3 The approved amendment to the By Law shall go into effect immediately. 3.4 Amendments to the By Laws shall be in the same form as outlined in Article IX, item 4 of the current constitution. ARTICLE 4. ESCROW ACCOUNT 4.1 Beginning with the fiscal year 2011, a mandatory deposit will be made into an escrow account within the budget of the ACSA Dock Facility. The purpose of this escrow account shall be to insure funds are set aside to pay for any and all financial commitments created through the past sale of bonds and capitol notes. 4.2 The amount to be deposited into the escrow account shall be as follows: A. $15,300.00 to accrue yearly to pay for future deficits projected in the years 2014, 2017 and 2018 per the payout schedule as defined in the long term budget. B. An amount equal to all capital note principal and interest payables that are due by the end of the current fiscal year. In years where projected net income is negative, the amount to be escrowed shall be reduced by the amount of the projected net loss. C. All monies shall be deposited into this escrow account by March 31 or each year. This fund shall remain in effect until all financial obligations to investors are met. At that time, upon approval of the General Membership, the fund will be closed and all monies will be re-allocated to the operating account of the dock facility. Amended 7/11/11

November 2011


Did I Mention the Loggerhead Turtle was Awesome? Doug Waldron

This loggerhead turtle was awesome, not the teenager at the video game console awesome, the real thing. A hot home brewed coffee on the beach walk to greet the sunrise awesome. Circumstances made it special. Experiences made it special. Renewing. Rewarding. Unique. Awesome. A late start into the St. Simons Ga. channel was a nerve racking pounding into 4 foot seas fighting a 13 knot head wind under power. It jarred everything loose including the primary anchor making for some anxious moments early in the first of three nights. We had a schedule, usually a bad thing on a cruising sailboat. The plan was to go straight thru 280 miles from St. Simons to West Palm, FL. Challenges arose early and throughout the passage, this was the beginning.

about a bite of my sandwich and a sip of beer?” Yeah, I’m that guy. Face it, telling some one green in the face and heaving their last meal over the side to drink soda, stay above deck and focus on the horizon may be good advice, but its never well received. I do give the advice, but watch for items thrown in my direction.

nest on a tropical beach and survived its most dangerous trek avoiding crabs, sea birds, and, maybe, the odd beach dog. It would swim for decades oblivious to predators, and changing environment, ending up 20 miles off the coast of St. Augustine on a warm late spring day in 2011. It made our day. It made my trip.

The cure is worse than the disease. Chuck is a dentist, and Mike Rodgers, a regular crew aboard this boat, a nurse. So drugs were administered and not abused, but there are side effects to the junk. As in, “poke him to see if he’s alive. If he is, he’s got to take a shift!” side effects. Regardless, the drugs were too little too late for poor Derek Eggers, the worst bitten of the crew. He spent most of the 60 hours at sea sick and passed out on the low side of the cockpit.

As we approached, the distinctive shape became clear despite the growth of seaweed and barnacles on the shell. My fear that a turtle this large and old might be dead was allayed as, at our nearest approach, the head raised and it took a few strong strokes to dive under the hull. It was alive. It was awesome. It was gone.

Back to the loggerhead, the boat had settled down, little choice there Chuck Emrich, the skipper/owner of as most of the crew had enough the 38 Caliber, Orphalese, wanted the Dramamine in them to make the boat South into Florida as a staging zombies from Day of the Dead appear point for a planned holiday cruise swift. It was around noon of the first into the Bahamas. A shakedown day, 20 miles offshore just south of St. passage for his retirement boat Augustine with Renee, Mike’s wife, and untested crew exposed some keeping me company at the helm. She weaknesses, but nothing fatal. The spotted something off the port quarter anchor locker was a confused mess, a and pointed it out to me. It seemed poor chart inventory made navigation to be a log, but Renee said it moved difficult, the running rigging was and a second look confirmed some a jumble of oversized and too old very un-log like animation. Derek was lines through poorly lubed tackle, wakened to help with the sails and we and other problems associated with turned back to see what it was. boats that are more shore cabins than passage makers. All could be Sea turtles fascinate me. I’ve witnessed handled, but then there was the Mal fellow divers chase one over the reef de Mer. Seasickness in the crew in Bon Air, helped hatchlings cross pushed the limits. the beach on Hunting Island, seen one ‘spy’ while sailing in the Morgan River Through thousands of sea miles and and wondered over their long life at enough blue-water experience that sea. This one was awesome. I’m not anxiety ridden by the thought of longer passages in smallish Probably when I was just in grade sailboats, I’ve not experienced it and school hoping to be an astronaut like didn’t this time. “You poor guys! Allen Sheppard or John Glen, this Is there anything I can do? How creature emerged from a warm sandy Making Waves 

12 

The trip was changed then. Renee, Derek and I had shared something natural, alive, and unique. The passage was no longer a chore of boat keeping, no longer a worry of shifts at the helm of a plague ship, no longer a stab at making port. We were on an adventure. The crew would see more sea life, whales, spotted dolphins, and flying fish. None as spectacular as this grand old turtle, but the magic had worked. Sailing was fun, again. On a day sail with Chuck’s brother Lynn and sister Kathleen, the Orphalese would nose into the Gulf Stream a mile off the coast of Lake Worth inlet and point north under sail at 10 knots. The crew would share a great family style meal (thanks to Renee’s better taste) at the Hog Snapper restaurant in North Palm and again at Jetty’s the next day. The tiki bar at the Riviera Marina was a great place to kick back a beer after a shower and made better by the flirtation with Stephanie the bar keep. Thanks to the turtle, I’ll remember this stuff and ignore rough rigging, missing charts, diesels that die at port entries, groundings and docking gone awry. Did I mention the loggerhead was awesome?

November 2011


Here are the 8 differences between the two photos?

Author is ASCA's own John Zoll, Skipper of Lifeline Copies available directly from him. Signed upon request.

Sail around Florida with this family of four during their summer adventure! Preview and purchase at iUniverse.com Now available on Barnes & Nobles’ Nook

Making Waves 

13 

November 2011


photos courtesy of Sharla O’Keeffe and Meagan Lee Making Waves 

14 

November 2011


Strictly Sail New & Used Boats

10766 Kenwood Rd. Blue Ash Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

(513) 984-1907

Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew. There are several other sites that offer glossaries that are pretty good, and you can find some of them on www.talklikeapirate.com. But if you just want a quick fix, a surface gloss, a “pirate patina,” if you will, here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that’s your thing. Ahoy! - “Hello!” Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get a load of that!” which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get off !” Aye! - “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.” Aye aye! - “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.” Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” “I saw that television show, it sucked!” and “That was a clever remark you or I just made.” And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

WELCOME TO MATCH RACING & MATCH RACING THIRD EDITION Produced By: North U’s Race and Win Series DVD Review Sail Magazine, October 2010, pg 32 North U combined Bill Gladstone’s graphic prowess with Dave Perry’s commentary to create this introduction to match racing. The DVD answers the question, “ What is match racing?” then uses video and animation to delve into the details of the start, assigned positions, umpiring and upwind tactics. Best of all, rac rookies wanting to learn more. Use it to build a foundation, then up your game with North U Racing, Third Edition, by John Cutler and Henry Menin While the DVD will teach you how to match race, the PDF-style book will teach you how to win. As Gladstone says, “People wo get their appetite whetted by the DVD can get it sated -- at least temporarily -- with the book.” Making Waves 

15 

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK ALL YEAR ROUND!

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by Appointment OVER 75 NEW & USED SAILBOATS IN STOCK Catalina Hunter MacGregor Beneteau Kayaks Storage

Capri Hobie Cat Laser Precision Pedal Boats Sailing Lessons

www.strictlysailinc.com email: strsail@iglou.com

November 2011


Sa

c iling Asso

ia t ion

Al

C r eek at

i

Me

etings

Nov 7 dy ’ s

A s s oci

Alum Creek Sailing Association P.O. Box 76 Lewis Center, Ohio 43035-0076

Nex t

ng

on

Sa

ili

um

C um reek Al

r at Go


ACSA October Newsletter 2011