- February 2011
The first time I planed
By the time you read this,, the 6th Annual Last Fiesta
Key Trip will be well underway. I don’t have any tales
to tell yet from this year, so I will flash back to my first
trip to Fiesta Key four years ago. I was riding my old Starboard
Start with a 7.5 sail (the rig and board in the picture
actually). The wind was blowing 6.0/6.5 so I was well overpowered,
and didn’t have harness lines. I decided to just hang
on and see what happened and leaned my 200+ pounds on the
boom with a death grip. A gust came and the board jumped
up on top so quickly, I had no idea what was happening.
I actually believed the fin had broken off as I skipped
on downwind about 100 feet and crashed. The fin was still
on the board so I thought “ Damn, that must be planing!
Cool!” I have been chasing that sensation ever since.
As the weather warms, things will start to heat up at Shell
Point as well. The wind ceremony in March and the Smith
Regatta in April are next on the calendar. And of course
there will be plenty of stories about this year’s
trip to Fiesta Key.
Respectfully submitted, W.D. Olson, Commodore
Scribbles from the Scribe
Minutes from January 11th Club Meeting
About 21 members present.
Meeting was brought to order by Commodore Bill at 7:37. Went
thru upcoming events, noting their different dates and chairs.
Upcoming Events for 2011
6th Annual Last Fiesta Key Trip – February 3-14 (Perry
Wind Ceremony - March 19 (Mike Levine)
Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta - April 29 - May 1
Lessons – May 21 thru September 10, the 2nd and 4th
Saturday of each month (Bob Andrews)
NIMBY XV - June 10-12 (Wright C. Finney)
Rum & Rootbeer - August 6th (Bob Graves)
Endless Summer – October ?? (Bill Olson)
Christmas Party - December 17th (Bob Andrews)
Festivus – December 18th
Commodore wanted to make sure everyone recognized that
Festivus is the day after the Christmas party.
The scribe spoke profoundly about scribe stuff during the
scribe report. Nobody cared.
As the Vice Commodore and Lessons coordinator, Bob A. spoke
about the desire to have a train the trainers’ day
prior to lessons for all would be trainers.
Linda mentioned a local person wanted to know where to buy
windsurfing gear and Leah mentioned giving coupons to new
students for windsurfing gear purchases. Discussion ensued
about how to direct students to purchase new and/or used
gear. No conclusions reached.
Don and the waitress worked on fixing the door to the main
eating area in order to keep out the noise. They were successful.
Purser reported we had money. Wright said the audit by Dewey,
Chetum, and Howe showed our books were in order. Our memberships
are at 48. Wright then spoke of the Fiesta Key campsite
since he went down for a visit in December and reported
on his findings. He said it is looking fine!
Wright presented Donna an award for being La Commodora
last year. Donna graciously accepted the award as her invitation
to hang out on the “Past Commodore’s”
porch from now on.
Stephen C. Smith
Tina spoke about the Stephen C. Smith Regatta meeting that
took place on 1/10/11 and mentioned Stan D. is chair of
the event. Lee is race committee chairman for the SPSC.
Ann is in charge of registration and Linda the food. Leah
is heading up the auction.
Mike Levine wanted to know what the budget for the Wind
Ceremony was last year and was told it was $3,000. Mike
then asked for $3,000 for this year, Bob G. seconded, all
were in favor. Mark wasn’t at the meeting. Get well,
Lee mentioned the old Windy system can’t be fixed.
Lee is working on a new system that will be accessable by
phone and web. Talked about possibility of becoming an iWindsurf
site. Lee spoke about where he was in regards to the new
system. He mentioned voice systems are no longer popular
and is part of the reason the old system is not being worked
on by the Oregon folks at this time. Something about the
popularity of medical marijuana in Oregon also was attributed
to the attitude of the technical repair folks. Some club
members objected to this finding.
Bob Andrews will chair the next Board meeting since our
Commodore will be out of town. Next club meeting may or
may not be held at Fiesta Key.
Ann motioned to adjourn the meeting, Bob G. seconded, all
were in favor.