THE LOG SHEET MEMBER GYA . USSA . MYCA
Official Publication of The Gulfport Yacht Club
Sam Hopkins Wins Junior Flying Scot North Americans
Great Turnout for Weatherly Regatta Despite Storm Scare On Friday, July 23rd, with tropical storm Bonnie entering the Gulf, many were doubtful that the regatta would even take place. Would anyone show up? Much to our delight, 17 boats arrived Saturday morning: 12 Capedevielle and 5 Open class!
The weather held off on
Saturday and the race Sam Hopkins rounds the weather mark in the first race of the Junior Flying Scots North Americans at the Way Waveland Yacht Club. Gulfport Yacht Club’s Sam Hopkins, Jr. with crew Sam, Sr. and Alexander Hopkins won the Junior Flying Scot North Americans hosted by Bay Waveland Yacht Club on June 27th. Sailing against 16 other boats from various parts of the country in near perfect 8 – 18 knot conditions, Sam managed a 2nd, 5th, and 4th place finishes to win the three race series and Junior Championship. Congratulations Team! Top Three: 1st Sam Hopkins, Jr., 2nd Try Faget – NOYC, 3rd Stewart Drahiem – RCYC, TX It should be noted that Sam’s father won this same Championship sailing with Jeff Bell and Guy Lewis back in 1980. Following the Junior Regatta BWYC hoisted the Senior Flying Scot Nationals June 28 – July 2. Gulfport Yacht Club’s Sailing Director Sam Vasquez with Hugh Hawkins and Colin Ross crewing finished a respectable 23rd overall in the 50 boat fleet. Again, Congratulations to our GYC sailors! Top Three: 1st Allan Ternune – EYC, MD, 2nd Chris Wientjes – NOYC, 3rd Jeff Linton DIYC, FL.
committee was able to get off three races in approximately 8 knots of steady breeze. Sunday was a little more challenging. At start time there were thunderstorms threatening, causing a brief postponement. We managed to complete two races in stiff breeze (12‐15 knots) and choppy seas which caused a few drop‐outs and a couple of equipment break downs (GYC being one of them!). The race committee and sailors were pleased that we (Continued on next page)
Great Turnout for Weatherly Regatta Despite Storm Scare
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Thanks to everyone that came out and helped make our July 4th festivities such a blast! We had a great crowd and a lot of fun. Thanks also to our volunteers and staff who worked very hard to make it a great event. Weatherly family members with the PontYC winning team on July 24,
had a successful 5 race event and Hopkins with Marshall Aldrich great weekend.
and Jordan Brown on mark set
and Collin Ross, Ana Gayle
GYC skippers were Hugh
Hawkins, Ana Gayle Christian
Christian and Claire Yoste at pin
and John Watson Galloway with set. Claire Yoste and Raemie Ladner
In an attempt to lower costs,
as crew. Pontchartrain Yacht Club members volunteered time and finished first, followed by Bay‐
talent to cook and serve dinner at
Waveland in 2nd place and
the Weatherly Regatta. The food
was delicious and the fellowship
Club in 3rd for the Capedevielle. among the cooking team was Open Class honors went to
Mobile Yacht Club (1st),
Pontchartrain Yacht Club (2nd)
Ana Read Walker, Elizabeth
and Biloxi Yacht Club (3rd).
Weatherly, Tom Landrum, Mike
Schrantz, Joe Sorbet, Bill Magee
Many thanks to our PRO
Special thanks to: Kathy Hage,
Michael Hage and his Race
and Harry Yoste. Yʹall looked
Committee: John Morrow, Ana
spiffy in your GYC logo aprons!
Read Walker, Gayle Weatherly,
We look forward to a command
Shannon Weatherly and Christie performance at the Jr. Liptons! Yoste. Thanks also to John
Aloha Luau Time! Make sure you make reservations now for our annual Luau event. This year will be an event to remember with great entertainment and a Luau feast. See details in this Log Sheet. Saints Are Back! Join us for a Saints kickoff when the Saints play Houston on Saturday, August 21st. Enjoy some pre‐season Saints action with free wings, great specials on bar food treats and cold beer. Our AV/Tech Dept is working on viewing options. Plus I have had requests to continue Bingo, Sunset Sundays and ideas on other events. I may or may not listen to suggestions. Keep checking the E‐Log for more information! Mahalo‐′Okole Maluna Wikolia Salloum Chambers Entertainment Chair
2010 Board of Directors Commodore G . Martin Warren, Jr. Vice Commodore Kaleel G. Salloum, Jr. Rear Commodore Lawrence M. Hage Fleet Captain Michael Seicshnaydre Fleet Surgeon John Pappas Secretary William G. McGhee Treasurer Stephen O’Mara Past Commodore Chris Crighton Two Year Board Members Dickie Dunaway John W. Galloway Mark Loughman Paul Mace One Year Board Members Sam Hopkins Bobby Knesal Chip Speaker John H. Webb Committee Chairpersons Bylaws & Rules Bob Walker Committee Boat Laurence Hage Docks & Piers Gary Robinson Entertainment Victoria Chambers Finance James Kaigler Historian Tommy Hewes House Michael Seicshnaydre Insurance E. G. Warren Jr. Activities Katie Aschenbach Ladies’ Auxiliary Jana Jarrell Long Range Capital Improvement Bobby Knesal Membership Will Van Kirk Pool/Swim Christine O’Bannon Power Boat Michael Hage Property Maintenance Greg Pietrangelo Sailing Sam Hopkins Log Sheet Ali Robinson Bass Ladies Auxiliary Board President Jana Jarrell Vice President Candace Ozerden Secretary Joyce Smith Treasurer Elizabeth Flatt Parliamentarian Judy Karl Chaplain Wilda Switzer
Gulfport Yacht Club Phone (228) 863-6796 800 East Pier Fax (228) 863-9843 P. O. Box 600 Gulfport, MS 39502 www.gulfportyachtclub.org GYC Management General Manager Bill Parker firstname.lastname@example.org Office Manager Carla McNeely email@example.com
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Sailing Director Samson Vasquez. Extension 302 firstname.lastname@example.org Member Services Renee Caranna Extension 306 email@example.com Executive Chef Joan M. Reed firstname.lastname@example.org
More GYC Event Photos Online! Make sure you check our photo gallery online at www.gulfportyachtclub.org. We’ve uploaded lots of photos from this summer. If you have photos you would like to share, please contact the office or Ali Bass at email@example.com. Log Sheet Committee: Ali Bass, Christie Yoste, and Elizabeth Flatt. Special thanks this month to Joanna O’Conor for taking Sailing Camp photos, and Elizabeth Flatt for taking all the photos in this month’s Log Sheet. _________________________________________________ The Log Sheet is published monthly by the Gulfport Yacht Club. Contributions are welcomed and encouraged. Typed copy is acceptable, but electronic media or email is preferred. Copy may be sent to Ali Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 234‐0774.
COMMODORE’S REPORT Although we head into August and the end of summer, the Club continues to be busy! I want to take this opportunity to announce that the Governing Board is taking steps to hire a new General Manager. A search committee will conduct the interview process, and we believe that the General Manager position will be a desirable one for potential applicants. Manager Bill Parker will stay on until the new Manager is brought in, and Bill has graciously agreed to assist in any way possible in this transition. I want to thank Bill for his service to the Club over the last several years. He came to the Club during a challenging time and was instrumental in getting our new Club up and running. His management of the Club has left us with a solid foundation. Thank you Bill! The entertainment at the Club has been spectacular, and I want to thank Victoria Chambers and her committee for its work. The 4th of July Party was one of the best ever, with an estimated 500 people at the Club who enjoyed the activities, food, music and fireworks. The Luau is coming up on August 28 and you don’t want to miss it, as there will be a Polynesian dancer show in the Ballroom, a wonderful Luau buffet and a great band. The Board has approved the formation of a tax‐ exempt organization, the primary purpose of which is to teach youths to sail. You will read about it in more
detail elsewhere in The Log Sheet, but please consider making a tax deductible contribution to help start this organization. Thanks to Vice Commodore Teal Salloum and his committee for its hard work on making this come to fruition. The Weatherly Regatta was held the weekend of July 24th, and after an initial scare from Bonnie, was a great success! Thanks to Sam V and the sailing committee for their efforts. Also, the Junior Liptons are here the weekend of July 31st, so come out and support our sailing program. Although the recent Ship Island Rendezvous was cancelled due to weather, the Power Boat Committee will have several Slip Island parties coming up this fall, so be on the lookout for those events. Through July, the Club continues to operate slightly ahead of budget, with actual operating income of $223,023 compared to a budgeted operating income of $216,011. Thank you for your continued use of the Club. See you at the club, Marty Warren, Commodore
Make Your Plans and Reservations Now! Taste of The Town August 5 Birthday and Anniversary Dinner August 17
Saints vs. Houston Pre-Season Game August 21 Annual GYC Luau August 28
For reservations and more information, call 863‐6796
Aloha! GYC Luau ² August 28th ²
We are bringing Hawaii to the Mainland! Join us on the third floor for enticing delights of the islands, including rhythms of the native drums, exciting dances of Hawaii and a tantalizing taste of a luau feast. It promises to be a hip shakin′, fire throwin′ time! The Pacific Island Review and Dinner start at 7:00 o’clock. Doors open on the third floor at 6:45.
Call the club for reservations. (In order to maximize seating capacity we are requiring four or more per table.)
Only $12.95 per person. Reservations strongly suggested. Limited seating.
And for those of you who would rather hula to a different beat… There will be a band and buffet on the Second Floor. Buffet starts at 7pm and Lloyd “Hurricane” Munn plays at 8! Buffet is same luau feast as upstairs event and is also only $12.95 per person.
4th of July
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT WOW!! Just another month and summer will start to fade. It’s been a great summer with a great swim season and great sailing camps. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers!! The House Committee has evaluated the need to continue selling chits at the bar and has recommended to the Board that this service be discontinued. The Board approved the recommendation and therefore, effective August 1, we will discontinue selling chits at the GYC. Please don’t forget that the annual Luau will take place on August 28. Aloha!! Be on the lookout for the return of Second Saturday events! These have been very popular events in the past. Remember, the next Thursday Taste Of The Town (TTOTT), will be August 5th and the Birthday/Anniversary night is August 17th. Come enjoy these two favorite GYC events. A member, Mr. Brandan Lowther, has suggested we add speakers for music to be piped into the pool area. He has also indicated he will help pay the cost of purchasing and installation. Others who might want to participate in the covering of the cost may contact me here at the Club. Thanks to Mr. Lowther!! All great things eventually have an ending and so does my tenure as the General Manager of our Yacht Club. The next step in the process is for the Commodore to form a committee to determine how and when to identify a replacement for me as your General Manager. The committee will determine the amount of time for training the replacement, if needed. Although this is not farewell, it is the start of the process toward Farewell. Come down and BE a part of all the fun activities. See you at the Club!! Enjoy!! William E. (Bill) Parker, CCM, CCE Cell 228‐223‐4418 email@example.com
Sunset Sundays June 27 & July 18
SAILING NEWS Sailing Camp This year’s sailing camps had some of the best weather ever! The 65 sailors from session one and 45 sailors during the second session were able to sail with very few rainouts and learned a great deal in a short time. Many of our sailors participated in their first regatta in July during the Memorial Hospital Junior Regatta and had a fun time. We will have sailing clinics throughout the fall and spring for our new youth sailors interested in racing in the green fleets and learn more about racing in regattas. I encourage any and all youth sailors to continue practicing, put their newfound skills to good use by getting involved in the junior regattas. Memorial Hospital Junior Regatta It was a fabulous two days racing even though Friday was held down to only one Harbor Race. We started out Thursday morning with a light northerly that stretched the fleet out. Before we knew, the sea‐breeze was on and the sailors were on full hike. Even the newest of racers were sticking it out in the big breeze. On Friday we could see the weather coming (by sight and radar) so, we had to do a one‐start free‐for‐all in the harbor. What a sight to see! Memorial Hospital Gulfport supplied all the junior sailors with regatta backpacks, t‐shirts, koozies, sewing kits, band‐aids, and sports bottles. GYC is so thankful for Memorial Hospitals’ support with this regatta and we look forward to next year!
Board Proposes Creating Tax Exempt Organization The Board has proposed the creation of a tax exempt organization for the primary purpose of teaching youths to sail and to support the high school sailing program. This program was recently started by the sailing committee. Our youth and high school sailing have become very popular and we anticipate its continued growth. By creating this organization, we have the ability to fund and sustain programs for our community. Other clubs have created similar tax exempt organizations, and they have been quite successful. We hope to emulate that success. Donations to the organization would be tax deductible. Of course, you should consult with your tax advisor regarding your individual situation. So as to avoid any expense to the Club, the Board has authorized creation of the organization if, and only if, commitments to make donations exceed $3,000.00. If you are interested in making a commitment, please contact Teal Salloum at 863‐6727. You should understand that, in order to be a tax exempt entity, the organi‐ zation must serve a public (rather than private) purpose, and no part of its earnings or assets may inure ex‐ clusively to the benefit of the Club or its members.
High School Sailing
What does the Trout King do on his 50th wedding anniversary? He goes fishing with his grandchildren. ‐ Submitted by Dr. Pierce.
FINANCE REPORT This year, much like last year, continues to be tight due mainly to the budget that was approved by the board in an effort to not raise dues. Revenues (which includes dues, sailing and swimming fees, and dockage) are $14,408 ahead of budget. This is mainly due to an increase in dues billed, based on the fact that not as many members dropped out as was anticipated and reflected in the budget. Also, more members are paying dues monthly than was budgeted; therefore, there is an increase over budget for the finance charge for payment of dues monthly vs. annually. Swimming, sailing, and dockage income are all down as compared to budget. Operating expenses are tracking slightly higher than budgeted at $7,300 over budget. However, each month, this number has shrunk as committee chairmen are doing a good job at watching their expenses. This results in a net income that is slightly $7,000 higher than what was budgeted. Taking all of this into consideration, the overall financial well being of the club is good. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us. James Kaigler, Finance Committee Chairman Stephen O’Mara, Treasurer
Starting in August, our high school sailing teams will gear up! St. Patrick’s will practice on Tuesdays and Gulfport High practices on Wednesdays. We have had a great deal of interest for both teams so looks like it will be a very successful fall program. If you have a student that attends St. Patrick’s or Gulfport High and is interested in participating, please look on our website for more information, or contact Sam Vasquez, GYC Sailing Director at (228)323‐1336 firstname.lastname@example.org. ——————————————-——— Advertisement ————–————-–————————
Upcoming Regattas Aug. 7‐8 Knost @ PYC
Aug. 14‐15 Galloway Regatta
GULFPORT YACHT CLUB
P.O. Box 600 Gulfport MS 39502
Race For The Case
Race Week @ MCYC
Liptons Send off Party
Liptons @ BWYC
Back to School @ Pont YC
WFORC @ PYC
Miss. High School Team Racing Championship @ GYC
Schreck @ PYC
GYC August 2010 Sunday
Brunch Galloway Regatta
5 Pasta & Grill Night
Birthday/ Anniversary Dinner
Pasta & Grill Night
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Ladies Auxiliary Pasta & Grill Night
6 Taste of the Town
Family Friendly Dinner Family Friendly Dinner Family Friendly Dinner
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PLUS September 2nd: Lipton Send Off Party
21 Saints Pre-
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