The year-end party was a good time with good food, awards, a slide show, and chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Thank you gift cards were awarded to those who contributed in various ways throughout the year (see below). We awarded $900 to the high school sailing team. Elections were held – see this page to find out who is on the expanded board for 2020. John Lynes gave a treasurer’s report explaining where our money comes from and where it goes. A recap of 2019 was presented as well as plans for 2020. A special thanks goes to Steve Scharf who provided all of the trophies and who has contributed so much of his time and resources this year.
Thank you’s and year end awards:
Photos from the party:
Racing is done for the year but the fun isn’t over yet. The end of year party will be held on Thursday November 14th at 6pm at the Cotton building (607 Water Street in PT). It is a potluck. Please bring a main and a side dish to share. Don’t worry about paper plates and plastic cutlery. they will be provided. A fine selection of beer and wine will be available.
There will be awards, to be presented in an exciting new format.
We are going to have elections. The proposed slate of officers: President – Jim Heumann, Vice President – Heidi Eisenhour, Secretary – Steve Scharf, Treasurer – Johns Lynes. At-large positions: Doug Jones (PHRF fleet rep), Dave Burrows (race committee), Piper Dunlap, Stig Osterberg, Jeff Brantley, and Joe Daubenberger. However, more help is needed! If you want to get involved or to run for one these positions let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a general discussion of PTSA operations to help in planning for next year. Topics to include length of each race series, preferred race days, race courses, distance races, and PHRF races. We will also talk about the new container clubhouse and how it will be used.
Please attend! It will be fun and you can help set direction for next year
Last week a course was set up in light and shifty winds that proved adequate (with minor adjustments of the Pin) to complete four races in three hours. This week the numbers were reversed. Four courses had to be set in light and shifty winds before it was possible to run one race. This is not the way it was supposed to be.
Friday evening the weather forecasts were showing Westerly winds 20 – 25 mph. with gusts over 30 mph. Although Port Townsend Bay is well known to be appropriately non-conformist with regard to regional weather forecasts, this was sufficiently alarming to call for a skippers meeting Saturday morning to review the situation. (more…)