Minutes from the Mar. 20, 2012, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park, NY, are submitted for consideration as follows:
Last meeting, there was a question of why any income from two memorial funds we knew about last year didn’t appear in the Y-Knot income statement. Keith Edwards reported that he had an answer to that question. Monies from these funds were received, almost $3,000 total, and went directly to the new dock fund by request of the donors.
The jib for No Limit is being built and should be here by the end of April. We are buying one sail this year and we will number it “012.” We will be able to use it on boat 12, conveniently enough, and next year we will buy another sail, give it number “013” and put it on boat 13.
Regarding the Soling One Design opportunity from last meeting, Peter Meixner emailed about having Y-Knot Sailing visit on Friday, June 22. We would like to do something sooner than that. Mark will get in touch with Peter.
We realized that without Steve Fletcher on Volunteer Day this year, we won’t have the same staff to provide training this year. Don Miller said he may be able to fill in for Steve.
Mark plans to send around a letter to announce this year’s kick off of the season.
This summer, to promote racing, we’re going to drop a pair of marks every time out. Sailors can use them for practicing starting, mark roundings and other aspects of racing. On Sat May 19 – we will run a chalk talk at 11:00 A.M. and on the water coaching starting at 1:00 P.M. Dan volunteered to make the chalk talk happen.
Also Keith offered to have the camp help volunteers get involved with PV licensing. Don has his. He is going to look into getting more materials.
From the standpoint of Marketing, the Board discussed whether the “Accessible Sailing” positioning Y-Knot uses is the best, and whether we should adopt the phrase, “Adaptive Sailing,” which is used by other organizations that offer sailing opportunities to people with spinal cord injuries. Accessible Sailing covers a broader context in that Y-Knot makes sailing more accessible for lots of people, but it doesn’t tell the reader that you can get a disabled person into a boat. Y Knot is for more than wheel chair bound individuals, i.e., blind, MS. Spencer suggested that we have a web page that discusses our Adaptive Boats that may need to get spruced up a bit.
The next meeting will be May 15 at the Crossings, Colonie, NY.
Submitted by Dan Byrnes, August 21, 2012.