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Commodore's Notes: Calendar Time- Input Needed Now by Chester Hulme
Well here it is November and only two months until the new Commodore takes over.
What? We don’t have a volunteer!!! Hey folks I really wasn’t kidding when I wrote that I would be unable to serve another term, so please let’s have someone dust off that old civic pride and volunteer for the position. The pension plan is great.
Other business that needs to be addressed is the calendar for next year. I got a notice today( Oct 31) that the USWA wants our calendar for the January issue by Nov 7th. Looks like we’ll miss that one, but the big question is what do “YOU” want on the calendar and what are you willing to sponsor? I would like this to be a major topic of the November meeting. Personally, I think we have had too many events scheduled during the past years and that may be a reason for dwindling participation. What are your ideas? I have heard everything from we schedule too far ahead, to we don’t schedule the types of events that you like, to its always a race. I give up.
We need to get coordinated with other events (i.e.. South Padre Blowout, Texas State Championships, US Cellular US Open, etc.) and determine the Whataburger series schedule. Do you racers want a condensed season like this year? Do we want to reschedule the Fall series? We need input. I would like to suggest a Spring season kickoff event/party. Any other suggestions?
November’s meeting will be held at our house and Pam has arranged for the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) to hold a CPR training class. Invite a non-member friend to attend. Please RSVP to Pam at 985-8385 if you plan to attend.
See you on the water. -- Chester
Wanted: 1 Commodore - contact CCWA
Fall Race Series II
by Craig Greenslit
Next race: 11/4/00 - CCWA Fall Fun Series Event #3 @ Bird
Ed’s Note Look out for that kayak parked right up there on the start line- its a potential killer!
Editor's Puffs: by
Bird Should Be Getting Safer
by Roy Tansill
2001 Executive Committee Nominations
Vice Commodore Nominees: Chip Ducrest
Public Relations Officer Nominees: Barbara Antrobus, John VanLeeuwen
Secretary Treasurer Nominee: Arleen Ward
Newsletter Editor Nominees: Some guy named Roy
Stolen gear alert: several Bay Front thefts in the past week- watch out for the theives!
Aug., Sep., & Oct. '00
|by Randy Roper
Greetings from the Bird Islanders. Has October been a weird month or what? The two arctic cold fronts that blew through here in October turned the wind 180 degrees and dropped the water temperature about 20 degrees. What's up with that? Last year I was sailing without a wetsuit in December, we definitely hope this is not a trend.
The Andy Brandt clinic is filling up quickly, if you have been on the bubble about signing up, its time to make the commitment and get your spot reserved. Andy and his staff are some of the best windsurfing instructors in the world (next to John) and it really is a great deal of fun.
Okay, once again, let's go over the Thanksgiving Day festivities. The Andy Brandt clinic will be going on, the Turkey Leg race is scheduled for a 3:00 pm start with a South to Southeast wind, and 12:00 pm with a North or Northeast wind. The reason why we do this is because a South to Southeast wind will typically blow harder the later it gets. And a North to Northeast wind will typically get weaker as the day progresses. Since we don't know what to expect at this early date, we have to play it as it comes. We should have a pretty good idea of what the wind is going to do 48 to 72 hours before the event. We will post the expected start time on the web and at the shop bulletin board as soon as we feel confident about the forecast. With that said, now all we need is some more people to sign up.
Regarding Thanksgiving Day dinner. If you are considering but have not yet committed to sharing Thanksgiving with us, now is the time. On the weekend before Thanksgiving I will be contacting everyone that has signed up for the event and will make a list of who is bringing what. Worldwinds will be providing turkey and ham, I will need you guys to bring the rest. Since we have a racing event planned wind permitting, I know it will be hard for anyone to bring a hot dish, so I will work on having the ability to warm any foods that need it. We will have two big ice chests, one for cold foods that you bring, and the other for drinks. A word to the wise, if I don't have at least ten people signup by the weekend before, the gig is off. Worldwinds is serious about making an effort to bring us closer together, wind or no wind, the rest is up to you. As always, you can signup for any special event on our website.
You asked for it, we're doing it. Many of you have asked that we enhance our website to include hourly wind forecast in addition to the current wind conditions. We are almost there. Soon you will be able to see what the wind is expected to do every hour for a 24 hour period. You won't need to go to any other site to get this information, just bookmark our wind forecast page and check it any time you are ready to sail. Should be up and running on or around November 1.
NEWSFLASH: Worldwinds sets a new record for the number of lessons in one weekend at 26. That's right, 26 student lessons were given on just one weekend in October. Thus providing evidence that the new curriculum is working and the word is getting out. Don't you think its time to come see John? He can make you better, if you give him a chance.
Last but certainly not least, Thanksgiving Day weekend will mark the beginning of the inventory liquidation sale for Worldwinds. With our sites set on clearing out the containers and making way for our new 2001 gear, everything will be marked down for immediate liquidation. So, whatever you need, everything from sails to boards will be marked down to move em out. Its first come first serve so you better make it out that weekend to stake your claim. We will be posting an inventory liquidation sheet online sometime in November.
Thanks for reading, have a Happy Holiday and come out and see us.
Bird Island Basin Padre Island National Seashore
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418
|WHATABURGER 2000 THE SERIES|
|See you next season.|
|Volunteers Wanted: The club sponsored events, both races and fun events, need people to help out on and before the events. This is particularly true for the US Open. One year, the CCWA was a sponsor and had a booth at the Open; but we didn't have sufficient help to man the booth throughout the event. We don't want that to happen again! Similarly, other events suffered because of a lack of help. How about volunteering your help this year? Just phone an event coordinator and offer some help.|
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Stolen: From Swantner, 9’ custom glass board. The theives were reportedly driving a black pick-up truck.
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