Friday, April 21, 2006

Heron Lake, New Mexico Sailing Club update

Heron Lake is up 5 inches in 3 days; water is flowing in at about 300 to 400 cubic feet per second. Elevation is now 7132.48', with 153,830 acre feet. (Compare this to April 3, when we were at 7131.11!) By April 29th, the date of our next major work party, the marina should be floating very nicely and most boats should be able to use the Willow Creek ramp; by early to mid-May the ramps should be in very good shape for all boats.

Besides the work party, don't forget our next meeting, Friday evening, April 28, at the El Dorado community center southeast of Santa Fe. Bring something yummy to share!
The supervisor of Galvafoam's installation crew for the new A dock called and plans to leave Missouri on Monday, May 8, and arrive at Heron Lake on Tuesday, May 9th, to begin installation.

Pete B. is investigating pumps that the NMSC could use to blow mud out from under trusses. He should have more info soon on something like an 8 or 8.5 hp trash pump in the maybe $900 to 1,500 price range that the club could buy.

I'm heading down to Elephant Butte lake in about an hour to watch Adams Cup women's championship sailing this weekend and do some messing around in boats. Some of the women have been working hard all winter and spring, going out in conditions when not many of the guys were there, so I hope you'll drop by to watch and give the women your support.

Eddie D. represented the NMSC at a concessionaire workshop hosted by the NM State Parks this past Thursday (and Buzz B. represented the RGSC, so sailors were well represented). I hope this will help continue our good relations with the parks folks, which may be useful if we wind up moving the marina this fall.

We hope to also have more opportunities for women's sailing, youth, and racing activities at Heron this summer. So please let me or one of the board members or folks know what YOU would like to see happen at Heron this summer. One idea is to maybe have a fun series of races beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing in June, then continue with the long race and a racing weekend right before the 4th of July, then continue with some a "championship" race series. But, whatever you want, please let me or someone know!


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