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Chris Graves, SPSC Commodore, 2016

Commodore's Rambling November 2016

The 38th Annual Atlanta Fall Classic

Yet another wonderful event at the beautiful Lake Lanier Sailing Club. Despite Atlanta’s traffic it is always a pleasure to head to the mountains. 

In the future, in exchange for dealing with Atlanta’s traffic, we plan to stay in the area for at least four nights to enjoy all it has to offer.

The wind was between 15-30 knots, way over what I am used to in course racing. Sailing against Stanger, Voith, and Olivier makes me realize what a mediocre long boarder I am.

Special thanks to Chris And Debbi for single handedly putting on an amazing event, great food and plenty of it!

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Sunset at Lake Lanier Waiting for the Races Tiki Mon at Lake Lanier

Training Risk Mitigation

Now that the boat ramp is open at Shell Point the boat traffic has increased greatly. This increase in boat traffic adds to my safety concerns for students.

Some suggestions:

1. All students wear a PFD 

2. Place buoys along the edge of the shallow part of the beach to let students know where to stop and to cordon off our teaching area. We could attach polypropylene (The yellow stuff that floats) line between the buoys to catch any wayward sailors leaving the teaching area.

As Time Goes By

As my time as commodore of the SPSC comes to an end I want to thank all that helped make it easy. Mary will be our new Commodore and make Shell Point great Again!

Chris Grave
2016 SPSC Commodore

Endless Summer Race Results

Past Commodore’s Muddled Memory

Well, that was a surprise while on vacation.  I took a couple weeks off from my busy life of being retired and went on a road trip.  It just so happened I missed the club meeting because I was in South Dakota.  Talked to Sandy about making the meeting, but she said everything will be fine (and I’m beginning to think she was in on it).  For once the club had a list of 5 candidates for at large board members when only 4 were needed.  I was not voted to return, thus foiling my attempt to become the Vladimir Putin of the club.   Finally, the club wised up to my scheme and picked some great people to represent!  Now I’ll see if I can get the backing of the Shell Point Club military, I could become Commodore for life!  Mmm,  maybe not such a good idea.  Past Commodore was more fun.

SPSC Club Meeting October 11, 2016

Commode-door Chris Graves called the meeting to order with an advertisement for Chums. Then paused to recognize our next Commodore, Mary Rolling. It was suggested by an unknown voice that she be dubbed “Commodorable.” Really, who’s going to vote no to that?

Mac and Danielle recognized as newest board members.

Endless Summer is past.  30+ on the water.  80+ registrants.  Perry Morris designed courses rated as excellent.  Richard, from Jacksonville has joined the club.  He was sailing vintage gear. 

Old Business:
Kudo’s to Joe Sisson for rinse platform.  Nice work!  Maybe it needs a lip on the downhill side?
Next thing needed: Shower floor.

Purser’s Report:
Current balance does not reflect all the ins/outs from Endless Summer. 
8 kegs consumed.  Presidente most popular.  (Well, duh!  Did I not just report the winner of Party Animal??)
10 gumbo contest entrants.   Could this be a record?
If anyone has pics from Endless Summer’s Friday night, PLEASE contact the board!!!
18 memberships current, not counting the ones who paid dues through Paypal. 
Trailer lattice mentioned.   We should wait for renourishment before re-attaching.

Stage/trailer – Needs rust scrubbed off.  Paint applied before decking.  In response to some women in,  the club, yes, there will be a pole!

It was reported that Tom Pace was highly appreciative of Endless Summer.
Windy – Dave Spitzer WILL allow us to use his internet!!  Dave was also racing at Endless Summer.

New Bidness:
Eight or nine are headed to Atlanta for the Fall Classic.  A few will be going to either of the Kona events.  Chris and Terry are headed back to Cape San Blas for Veteran’s Day weekend.
Joe Sisson is taking over organizing the Keys Trip.  Usual campground doesn’t want to work with us.  Joe will see what he can do.  Jan 20th through Feb 4th, this year.
Bonaire.  Now the Commodore is just trying to get us sloshed!!  He managed to mention it twice. 

Then, while Joe Sisson was attempting to offer an anticipated motion to adjourn, he was so rudely cut-off by Commodore Graves who felt the need to offer one long-ass thank you speech.

Meeting FINALLY adjourned at 8:45, with no further incident.

Club Officers and At-Large Board Members 2016

Commodore: Chris Graves
Vice Commodore: Mary Rolling
Scribe: Adam Bennett
Purser: Wright Finney
At large members:
Joe Sisson
Ric Edmonds
Deb Greene
Bill Olson
Past Commodore: Bob Graves


Club Officers ad At-Large Board Members 2017

Commodore: Mary Rolling
Vice Commodore: Joe Sisson
Scribe: Adam Bennett
Purser: Wright Finney
At large members:
Bob Andrews
Ric Edmonds
Danielle Deprelle
Mac Paschal
Past Commodore: Chris Graves

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