Thursday, March 16, 2006

New Mexico Sailing Club update

Subject: New Mexico Sailing Club update

This Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day):
The NMSC meeting is in Albuquerque at Fuddrucker's I-25 south of Jefferson. Arrive at 6:00 to 6:30-ish. All sailors and friends of sailing are most welcome. Show up and maybe you'll enjoy the luck of the Irish when you're out on the water!

This weekend: Saturday (10:00 a.m.) NMSC work party at Heron to adjust winches, inventory the boat house and tools, repair winter damage, move gangways, and prepare for new A dock installation.

Also this weekend is a boating safety class in Albuquerque.
When: Saturday, March 18th, 2006 – Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Foothills Church, 12504 Candelaria NE, SW corner of Tramway & Candelaria
Cost: $15 per student (includes textbook & CDROM and completion certificate)
Subjects: Know your boat, Navigating waterways, Legal Requirements, Operating your boat or PWC, Boating emergencies, Getting underway, and more.
Registration: Pre-registration is important to insure availability of sufficient materials.
Contact: Ron at 293-7543 or Ben at 298-0116

Wednesday, March 29: Mark Paz will dive on the old A-B trusses to disconnect them. A small work party will be needed to support him.

Saturday, April 1: No fooling - - this will be our first big work party, so help us get the marina in shape and ready for the new A dock.

Of course, the RGSC host club definitely needs volunteers to help with the Adams Cup women's championship regatta effort! The regatta itself will be the weekend of April 21-23 at Elephant Butte Lake.

Somewhere close to the end of March: RGSC Northern Fleet Social, east side of Albuquerque somewhere; all sailors are welcome.


Lake status: The marina is in about nine (9) feet of water and the municipalities have take out all but about 12,000 acre-feet of their water. The winter weather, combined with the ice that was in the cove and the lowering lake levels, did cause some marina damage (buckling of the connecting walkway between A and B) that will need to be set right.

The recent heavy snows near Wolf Creek are very good news … not good enough yet to get things all the way up to normal, but much better than the situation up until a week ago.


A Dock Update:
The new dock has been manufactured and pre-assembled and is ready to be shipped.
Roger Squires will be talking to the crew foreman and the people at Galvafoam/ShoreMaster will be scheduling delivery and installation of the new dock, probably for either the week of April 10 or April 17. Installation will be done by a crew of about four people. We may need to have special docksitters or a couple of people who can meet the installation crew and orient them to the marina.


This weekend: Don't forget the NMSC work party at the Heron marina.

Monday: Sailing Videos with the Adams Cup team members at Buzz and Kari's. If you're interested, bring a yummy snack or dish or something to share.

Following weekend of March 25: RGSC Spring Series 2 Regatta with dinner afterward at the DamSite.

Pat B. (Carol Anne)


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