The Commodore's Crow's Nest - November
| by Bob Andrews, Commodore
The 34th Annual and
Final* Atlanta Fall Classic & End of the World
Spectacular was held at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club
on October 19th through 21st. (*Pending Apocalypse)
A large contingent of SPSC members camped, partied,
sailed, raced, drank and ate their way through the
weekend. The weather was nearly ideal with nice brisk
conditions on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was calm
and the racing was called, a welcome relief for some
of us whose stamina was sorely tested on Saturday.
The food all weekend was outstanding with Sherry Martin
showing off her culinary skills to all. Saturday night
Chris Voith choreographed the End of the World Spectacular,
an amazing display of fireworks bursting to carfully
selected and theme appropriate tunes from DJ Bobby
G's sound system. It was a great time for those who
were able to attend.
The training trailer site was reinforced with concrete
blocks to make way for the trailer “reinsertion”
on a date and time to be announced at the next monthly
meeting. New wheels and tires for the trailer were
also swapped in for the leaky one. The drying racks
were also modified to accommodate suggested changes.
Thanks to all who contributed their time and effort
to this project.
Come to the next meeting tonight at 7:30pm and hear
about the plans for next months' events.
Club Meeting Minutes October 9th
18 present when meeting called to order
at 7:45. Bob A. replaced the ketchup bottle with a fairly
loud horn that had the whole restaurant out front attend
the meeting. Went from 18 to 40 in attendance. The other
22 left after realizing we weren’t giving anything
Endless Summer over now and the Atlanta
Fall Classic is coming up!
All approved minutes.
We have money in the bank and have bills
to pay for Endless Summer. So far we have between 20 and
40 members for this upcoming year. Not many other expenses
coming up except for some stuff on putting the training
Deb asked if the club would be willing to
absorb the cost of the PayPal fees. The Commodore, with
the esteemed board members, will consider it.
Bob A. wrapped up the Endless Summer by
referencing the article he wrote. Read the article! We did
get 32 membership renewals through the Endless Summer registration
process. We had quit a few sponsors and the board is going
to review the process of the number of giveaways to insure
everyone gets something.
Lee passed out tickets at the meeting to raffle off an anemometer.
Didn’t take down who won because I was jealous I didn’t
win. I couldn’t think straight. Or maybe it was the
Discussion began by Mike Levine on communications
between committee boat and sailors. The committee was communicating
just fine on the boat. I saw them and they were talking,
smoking cigars, and drinking lemonade, communicating just
The training trailer is going back on November
4th and 11th. Fix site on one day and move trailer back
on the next one. People were asked to bring shovels which
devolved into a discussion about spades and shovels. Design
of the platform was done by Mark Voigt. Lee wanted assistance
in loading up the concrete blocks from his home onto a trailer.
Meet at 12:30pm at Lee’s.
Training is looking for more light weight
booms in the 145-180 length. Need to de-rig the sails for
Bob A. mentioned the board approved $250
for more marks and anchors.
Next SPSC event is the Christmas/Hanukah
party aka the immaculate reception.
Board meeting scheduled for November 6h
but Bob G., who said he would host it, can’t anymore.
Bob A. stepped up and said he would host it.
At 8:38, Perry moved to adjourn, so we did.