By Kevin Green
Notes from the "Home Office"
By: Terry Crisp, President BYYB
As the first year of our association
comes to an end, we can be proud of what we have accomplished. We held our first Regatta
in upstate New York and have plans for several more regattas next year. New builders are
continuously showing up on the BBS and memberships have exceeded our goals.
Sometime in January we will hold our first "official"
association meeting. Our constitution calls for an annual meeting to be held on the
internet once per year. The date and time will be set in the near future. We will hold the
meeting in a chat room so all can participate. Remember, to vote at the general meeting
you have to be a full member. If you have started your boat and have the keel laid,
remember to contact the BYYB so your status can be upgraded from Subscribing member to
Full Member status. There is no additional charge for this.
Any new business that is to be discussed at the general meeting
must be proposed by 3 members and submitted 30 days prior to the meeting. There will be no
discussion of any topics not properly submitted according to the rules set forth by the
constitution. I suggest that anyone wishing to make any changes to the organization read
the constitution carefully.
The treasurer will soon be making a list of members whose status
is up for renewal this year and will be sending a bill. Anyone who joined the association
prior to July 1st, 2000 will need to renew their membership for 2001. The cost
for this is $25.00. Effective January 1, 2000, we will be changing the password to the
protected area of the website so that members not renewing their dues will not be able to
access the site. You also need to be a member in good standing to vote at the upcoming
general meeting as discussed earlier.
I would like to begin thinking about a committee to work on
racing rules for the regattas. I think the best way to do this would be to appoint a
committee head and place one sailor from each fleet on the committee. As we hold regattas,
the fleet member would gather data about how changes to the design affect performance on
the water. As we get more boats built and out sailing, we could combine the data from the
fleets along with the information gathered by Paul and begin the handicapping system. This
will take a couple of years to get going, but the information will be invaluable once the
If anyone has any ideas about other committees or ways to make
this Association better, get in contact with me. I welcome all the input I can get.
Fair winds and happy sailing!
Intern Editor Needed
Paul J Heyse
This is a notice to request an
intern editor for the Gaff Rig if I am unable to continue serving as the editor. This will
be for a short time maybe one issue. Skills needed are basic html, ftp, and formating of
the magazine as it exists. Programs needed are Windows 95 or 98, Microsoft Word 6.0,
FrontPage 98, a high quality image editor [Adobe Photo Shop 4.0 or better].
There is no changing of the look of the web magazine
needed nor should any be done. I have templates that are used. Other html editors should
not be used as they can cause conflicts in the code that will make including the issue
onto a cd.
If any one feels they have the software and are up to
maybe doing one issue please contact me. Your services may or may not be needed. But it is
better safe than sorry.
Contact me at this email address with the subject matter
"Gaff Rig" firstname.lastname@example.org
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