Commodore's Scuttlebutt January 25, 2019

HIYC member Paul Latour will be participating in the National Sailing Programs Symposium in Jacksonville, FL beginning next Thursday. NSPS is the only conference of its kind that brings together program directors, instructors, volunteers, parents and industry representatives to share and learn best practices with one another about running, maintaining and improving sailing programs. Paul, have fun and smarten up considerably.

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Around the Clubhouse:
Winter weather is finally upon us. Please leave the cabinet doors open under the sinks in the women's bathroom and the kitchen to help prevent the pipes from freezing. The roof flashing around the chimney is in need of repair and for that reason we can not use either fireplace until repairs are complete. I plan to work on the fireplace this Saturday morning and two or three more volunteers to help would be great. Email me at if you can spend a couple of hours Saturday chiseling concrete. Thank Mark Endicott and Howard Tool for repairing the WIFI the next time you see them.
Lost: Governor Dan Haskell lost a pair of prescription sunglasses at the club a couple of weeks ago. If you have seen them please let Dan know.

Kent Martin Winter Series

If the Friday 10:00 PM weather forecast on Channel 4 predicts a high temperature of 40F or higher then the race is on. The official starting time 0:00 hour is 12:00 PM. The competitors are encouraged to gather in the clubhouse before going out since there is no PRO for these races and the racing chair will not always be present. The current forecast for this weekend is a high of 47 F with wind out of the SW at 9 mph. Check the sailing instructions in the clubhouse. The rain kept the fair weather sailors away last Saturday but a couple of boats made it out.

The Sailing Instructions for the winter series have been revised and the revised SI is posted in the clubhouse. The important thing to know is that the SI now clarifies that the upstream turning mark is the next green channel mark beyond Lindsley Light, not the mark abeam of Lindsley Light. That is the mark that most closely approximates a 5 or 8 mile course.
Have fun.


Schmid Frostbite Series
Come join in the fun every Sunday through the end of February. Sailors tend to gather just before noon in the dinghy lot to begin rigging and get themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day. The historical rule of thumb for a temperature cut off has been a forecast high of 34 degrees. It is all quite informal, so ladies' and gentlemen's agreements on go - no go are fairly common. Just a little bit too cold for racing last week but the forecast for this Sunday is 48 F with wind out of the SW at 9 mph.

Race Committee
We need a volunteer to fill the role of PRO for the Cully Cobb Regatta on March 16th. Contact Jim Doran to volunteer. 

Welcome Ashley Evans to her first major event as Social Chair. Early March will bring us a winter wonderland semi-formal SNOW BALL. The event will be inside the clubhouse, feel free to dress formal or semi-formal. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday March 2nd, in the evening. This event will be replacing the Mardi Gras Party (every other year), but the Regatta itself is still a-go. Performing, will be the band Nicole Boggs & The Reel. The Nashville based soulstress sings fearlessly and has shared the stages all across the country with many notable acts and musical monsters of the industry. Most recently Nicole was featured on "The Four" on Fox "making Meghan Trainor jealous" with her rendition of "Like I'm Gonna Lose You." We can't wait to have talent like Nicole's to entertain us; wear your dancing shoes, and be ready for a party. Feel free to give her a view / listen:

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