Posts for March 2008

New Pool Pavillion Approved by Board

Ric Bauer on

Why does a great sailing club even need a swimming pool let alone worry about making it better?

For me it’s simple; because we have great families that love to be at the club while were sailing.

Pool Site Plan.jpg That’s why, after building the beach bulkhead and steps to the pool and seeing how good that made the pool area look and feel, I asked for a committee to review how we should finish the project. There were 9 committee members comprised of the Flag, frequent pool users, designers, artists and architects. They have designed a beautiful addition to the pool area that will be functional, attractive, durable, fun, exciting, exude that summer atmosphere and, I believe, will be well …

Flying Scot Midwinters

Strother Scott on

Flying Scots

I am sure we will hear more later - but our boats at the Flying Scot Midwinters seemed to have done pretty well - looking at the Results.

Mike Miller & John Wake were 7th and Travis Weisleder & Skip Dieball were 11th in the 34 boat Championship Division. Andrea Latell sailed with Hans Noordanus (5744) finished 17th in the Championship Fleet.

Noel Clinard & Mike Massie were 13th and Ric Bauer & Sharon Bauer were 15th in the 29 boat Challenger Division.

Well done!

P.S. - Pretty Good Pictures available at The Photo Boat website. You can use the sail number to look at the sorted photos for Rick and Sharon Bauer, (5463), Travis Weisleder and Skip Dieball (5341), Mike Miller …

Pending Federal Legislation: S. 2766 Clean Boating Act of 2008

Randy Alley on

Club News
Write your senator now !

There is an extreme risk that all recreational boaters in the U.S. will be required to obtain a permit from the EPA to discharge bilge water or even rain water off their decks. This issue arose from a law intended to keep invasive species like zebra mussels from being discharged by cargo ships and cruise liners. In 2006, a U.S. District Court decision struck down the 34-year permit exemption for recreational boats within the Clean Water Act. This decision will require the EPA to develop and implement a permitting system for all boats in the U.S. by September 30, 2008.

A new bill, S. 2766 Clean Boating Act of 2008, has been introduced …

High Winds at FBYC

Noel Clinard on

Club News
dscn0498.jpg On Saturday, March 8, FBYC experienced high winds gusting over 50 MPH from the Southwest. As the pictures illustrate, it capsized and compacted the club's 420s, blew a catamaran off its trailer onto an adjacent boat, and spun the South row Flying Scots around on their nose wheels. This experience once again illustrates the need for ground tie down systems in the boat yard, including the nose wheels.

All nine pictures are available here. They are under the Spring Cleanup Event - maybe there will be more work than we had hoped!

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