Friday, April 06, 2007

Rio Grande Sailing Club update


RGSC Roundup

Elephant Butte Lake conditions on Friday, April 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.

4,347.14 feet elev. above benchmark (add 43’ for elev. above MSL)
602,184 acre feet

The Butte is down 1.2 inches and 1,436 a.f. in 24 hours;
down 3.6 inches at 4,402 a.f. in 71 hours.

Inflow at the San Marcial Floodway is 1,020 cubic feet per second (984 to 1,320 cfs in past 71 hours.)

Outflow at the dam is 2,340 cfs (2,250 to 2,340 cfs in past 71 hours).

Heron Lake, Good Friday, 7:00 a.m., April 6, 2007:
7,137.48', 171,044 a.f.

up 2.2 inches and 643 a.f. in 24 hoursl up 5.4 inches and 1,643 a.f. in 71 hours
Willow Creek is flowing at 384 cfs (210 to 416 cfs in past 71 hours)


Pickle Race to host youth from the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches

Saturday, April 7

Pickle Race begins with fun sail and race 10:00 a.m., Rock Canyon Marina (near the Dam Site)
and will continue near the marina and near the Strasias’ place with a picnic, Easter egg hunt, and games organized by the Women on the Water.

Please let us know if you can take kids out on a boat. The youth will be joined by some of Sue Strasia’s eighth-grade class members from the Bernalillo Charter School. Skippers should bring some snacks and Easter eggs for the Pickle Race.


Spring Series 3
April 14 – 15, 2007

Saturday, April 14 11:00 a.m.,
Skipper/Crew Meeting, Dam Site Restaurant

2:00 p.m., First warning gun, race area

7:00 p.m., Dinner, Dam Site Restaurant
Chicken margarita with rice pilaf, soup or salad
$15 including gratuity and tax

Please let the club know whether you plan to attend or
don’t think you can make it – the club has told the Dam Site
to expect 22 people for dinner with a minimum of 18.

Sunday, April 14, 2007 10:00 a.m.,
First warning gun, race area; racing continues


Membership alert: We still have about 20 members who have not paid their 2007 dues. These are now a month overdue.


April social: Thursday, April 26, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
Perry and Barb Abernethy’s home in Albuquerque near the University of New Mexico


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