Board of Managers Meeting: August 2013

Minutes from the Aug. 20, 2013, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting at the Clifton Park YMCA, Clifton Park, NY, are submitted for consideration as follows:

Mark Carnavale, President, Don Miller, Vice President, Rick Irvine, Treasurer, Scott Stewart, Spencer Raggio, Dan Kennedy, Trish McCluskey, and Dan Byrnes, Secretary, were present. 

Dan Kennedy said he represented Y-Knot at Disability Empowerment Day in Schenectady,  June 28, and it turned out to be more of a group event, and not a source of contact one-on-one with people who might be interested in our sailing program.

Regarding the 2013 Y-Knot Regatta, next month, Spencer Raggio said the Notice of Race was sent out. We will have coffee and donuts on Saturday at the dock , for the Skipper’s Meeting. We will ask

Rick if we can produce water bottles like bike bottles, but with straws of them, as give aways this year. There will be a Regatta version of the dock dedication at the start of the Awards Ceremony. We have 7 silver and 5 gold fleet sailors entered at this point.

Don Miller said there were not as many volunteers this year as in past years and not as many as we needed. All the sail days this year were Saturdays, which may have been some of the problem. Some volunteers have their own racing programs on Saturdays. Don said also next year we need to need to register more people.

We discussed provisioning seat cushions for the companions in the back seat of the Martin sailboats.