In the midst of the cold and the snow, many of us are thinking and dreaming about boating season for 2003. Your Board of Governors has been hard at work through the winter, planning for social events, junior sailing, preparing for new members, managing the budget, working on facility improvements, preparing for a likely dredging in the fall of 2003, and more. Chris Audley has continued to look after the Ropewalk and the waterfront with good care. Believe it or not, Opening Day is coming up fast -- April 12th is our Workday to get the Club open and off to a fast start. I hope to see you there!
Finally it's time to open up our clubhouse, uncover our boats and start planning for some warm weather fun at AYC. Our mid-winter "Ice Breaker" gathering was enjoyable although not as well attended as previous years. Hopefully that was only due to many folks traveling to warmer and sunnier climates which, given this past winter, would be easily understood!
The first session of Junior Sailing will get underway on Monday, June 23. Once again Reef Sports will be running the program for us. If you have not received an application for the program please email Anne Raynor at email@example.com.
At last years annual meeting we announced the results of the 2002 Thursday Night Sailing Program. Seventeen members participated in 2002 using six of our 420's on some nights. We awarded 1 point for 1st place, 2 points for second place and so on, points were tailed at the end of each night and season points were awarded, again 1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, etc. At the end of the season points were totaled to decide the overall winners. Everyone was awarded the same number of points if they missed a night. After a great season with good wind and new boats (these were rotated to keep thing on the "up and up") the results are as follow:
2nd Place Jack Jensen
3rd Place Tied Tim Hussey & Preston Dalglish
The Thursday night Sailing program will begin on June 27 and end on August 28. As in the past, we leave the docks at 1730 hours and usually get in three or four races. Everyone is invited to join us. A sign up list will be posted at the Ropewalk or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 671-2532. We generally plan on having four boats ready, but have an additional four boats that can be rigged with a short notice. So feel free to contact me, even if it's 1500 hours on Thursday, the more the merrier!
This year we plan to replace the slider closest to the galley. This slider is used the most and is showing it. We will also be looking at replacing the deck this fall. Please feel free to make any comment; we will have a comment sheet posted next to the Dock Masters Locker. If you have interest in participating in this committee please contact me at email@example.com or 671-2532
Dredging Update: We have taken depth soundings to determine how much silt should be removed when the dredging occurs, which hopefully will be next winter. We will be submitting the information to the Army Corps of Engineers to secure a permit. We are also in the process of determining the cost of replacing the main train of docks. This would take place the same year that the dredging occurs. Capital funds have been put aside in anticipation of these expenditures.
Condolences to the family and friends of the following members who have recently passed away:
George B. Agnew, Jr.
Robert H. Reid
Payson and Odette Hunter
Donald and Nathalie Lloyd
Mary Jo Thomas
Happy Birthday: The Club is planning on participating in Kennebunkport’s 350th anniversary celebration this summer. Cecil Benson is heading the planning committee for the club’s involvement, and would welcome volunteers.
Tracy and Douglas Hall are expecting their second child this spring.
Ocean Avenue - PO Box 328
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
Club Phone: (207) 967-3060