Commodores Commands and Comments
by Commodore Bob Graves, aka ISUC - September 2015
Bob Graves, SPSC Commodore,
Bob Graves, Commodore
Imperial Supreme Ultimate Commodore
Well, my reign is coming to an end in just four months,
which means elections are on the horizon, if I allow
them, which I will! After September 8th we will all
know who the new SPSC board will be. We had nominations
last month, and if you weren’t there, there
is a good chance your name is on the ballot.
Lessons have wrapped up for the year, with the last
lesson of the year having the worst weather conditions
bringing only two students to the beach. Very disappointing.
Summer series has concluded as well with the result
coming out in another article, so read on.
The Endless Summer is our
next major event and there is a lot in store for you
when you register and come to the beach. Starting
Friday night we will have our traditional wings and
fries cooked on the spot by Rick and Judy. We will
munch on these delectables while sating our thirst
with beer from the beer truck while LIVE music is
played in the background.
Saturday brings breakfast, a gumbo contest and hot
dogs sponsored by Café Donaldo’s, racing
of both Windsurfers and SUPs, followed later in the
evening by a Posey’s supper of fish or chicken
and a prize giveaway. Prizes include an Ezzy boom,
mast foot, mast extension, shirts, gift certificates,
Dakine harnesses, and so much more. This will be followed
by music and dancing on the beach by DJBobbyG.
Sunday morning of course brings breakfast and a long
distance race with the right conditions, and more
SUP racing as well, followed in the early afternoon
with trophy presentations.
Included in your registration bag this year, along
with the Henley style shirt, chums eyeglass holders,
dinner tickets and gift chance tickets will be the
Swami and the Festoons album “Songs about the
Beach, Wind, Windsurfing”. These CDs are limited
in number and will go to the first 80 early registrants.
Not available for those who register on the beach.
Bob Graves, Commodore
Imperial Supreme Ultimate Commodore (ISUC)
Series 2015 by Bob Graves
For those who participated, we had fun. Overall, we had
eight SPSC people participate in the Open racing and seven
in the Novice fleet. Needless to say, we didn’t
have that many for every race.
We ran 13 races over about 5 lessons. Had to cancel a
couple due to weather conditions, either no wind or lightning.
If you did not attend a race in the Open class, you got
a score of 9 for that race, a DNS. The 9 was based on
all the racer that had participated in a Summer Series
race. There were only five people that made it to every
race, and that is reflected in how well they finished.
The best thing is that the Novice/Sport fleet has only
two names some of you may recognize, while the others
are new to the sport.
Below is the order of finish:
Club Officers and At-Large Board Members 2015
Commodore: Bob Graves
Vice Commodore: Chris Graves
Scribe: Bill Olson
Purser: Wright Finney
At Large Members:
Past Commodore: Mark Powell
Board is also known as the Guardians of the Windy
Club Meeting August 2015
At 07:30 (plus 2) the meeting commenced.
The Commodore issues the monthly agenda, replete with
a fun and informative quiz on the back of the agenda.
The Summer Series, we have had 18 races to date, 2
lessons days remain for this summer. In his wisdom
the Commodore establishes the racing rules, so I think
we know how this may turn out.
NIMBY XIX – A brief recap
Rum n Rootbeer happened, we have a video to prove
it! A good time was had by all and we finished well
in the black on this one thanks to our kind sponsors.
How much? You should have been at the meetimg and
you would know. Many thanks to Mary Rolling for chairing
A race brainstorming session ensued, the intent is
to get more participants from Shell Point on the water,
and less whining. A variety of ideas were floated
to liven things up;
End races closer to the beach.
Race on the flats.
Short start sequence.
Wider start lines.
One mass start.
Triangle course, easier to adjust if the wind shifts.
A pre-event race training day.
Room service on the committee boat.
Change lunch time.
Other items broached included sport fleet scoring,
sail size, notice of race.
Bob in his wisdom decides to move on.
Pursers Report: We have money in
the bank, insurance is paid (which includes our on
and off the water activities and boats if used, which
is why you should register for all our events).
Webhosting and domain name paid for. We have 63paid
Post office box paid for, brief discussion of reserving
the XMAS party venue.
The new training gear has arrived, it is very nice
and we even sold one of the old hi flys.
Juanas Good Time Regatta SEP 11
Novice Racing Practice Day SEP 19
Endless Summer Sailboard Classic
This year there will not be an under 18 racing
registration, more people chose that by accident than
we ever had actual registrants.
Racer – windsurfing or SUP
Club member/US windsurfing member discounts apply
Poseys will cater you can choose Chicken OR fish
The gumbo contest is back, be ready to spice it up!
After the ESSC is the Atlanta Fall Classic, the forecast
is good times.
XMAS party has a ‘60s theme this year, interpret
that how you wish.
Dates have been set, hopefully to minimize interaction
with the people who have even less couth than we.
We won’t be getting the great spots we had last
year, we will be condensed in the 700/800 block to
the north by the marina. With the influx of camping
trailers, we need to identify tenters who can share
lots. The main reservation will be Saturday to Saturday,
January 30 to February 6, estimate $68 per night.
Dave is the point man on this and would be the only
one to change the schedule. Thanks to Dave.
Last meeting Chris Graves showed a video of Cape San
Blas, he is camping there at the state park May 28
to June 5, @ $225 for 8 days, tenting available.
Elections are next month, the suggested slate
of candidates is:
Commodore – Chris Graves
Vice Commodore – Mary Rolling
Scribe – Adam Bennett
Purser – Wright Finney
Nominations from the floor for at large members;
Nominations were closed, balloting next meeting
Deb Berlinger nominated for Webmistress, which is
not an elected position but vital to the club, so
we elected by acclamation.
Next Club meeting will
be September 8 at BOB, keep in mind that dues must
be current to vote or be elected.
Teensie motions to adjourn, Adam Bennett seconds,
and the crowd goes wild.
Submitted for the glory of Bob.