2016 Memberships

General Information

All existing members and new members:

Membership dues are now being accepted. This is just a reminder of paying your fees early saves you a bit of money. The discount applies to all fees paid prior to May 31/2016. The discounted price is indicated by the *. This gives you full access to the club from April 1,2016 – March 31,2017 and voting on any items the come up during the year.

The membership form is on the link on the right of the website. Below is the pricing.

Blackstrap Sailing Club Annual Membership and Rental Fees:

o Individual Membership – (ages 16 and up)$100.00/ $90.00*

o Family Membership – (dependants age 23 and under) $140.00/ $124.00*

o Disabled Athlete Membership – $11.00
o Additional CYA/SSCA Membership – $20.00 each
o Associate Membership – (ages 23 and under) $30.00/ $25.00*

 

When the form is completed, or you have given it to new interested members, send it to :
Dave Maenz

816 Colony St.

Saskatoon, Sk., S7L 0S1

2015 Eb’s Sunset Series – Notice of Series

General Information, Racing

Blackstrap Sailing Club
Eb’s Sunset Series
Wednesday nights-
May and June
NOTICE OF RACE SERIES

Venue Blackstrap Sailing Club.

Rules The races will be governed by the current Race Rules of Sailing,

Eligibility Each competitor must be a member in good standing of the Blackstrap SC.

Classes all dinghies are welcome.

5. Schedule Wednesday evenings May and June

May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27,
June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24

First race 6:00 PM 5 races

6. Scoring. The Low Point Scoring System, as described in Appendix A of the RRS (Racing Rules of Sailing), No drop races will apply. 5 races an evening, 40 races total are scheduled. DNS for the evening is maximum number of boats in the evening plus 1 X 5. Races will be approximately 10-15 minutes in length. 2-1-go start sequence with minimal time between races.

Safety All participants are required to wear a PFD when on the water. Safety Inspections may be conducted to insure that all boats comply. During the cooler part of the series the 3 dump rule may apply.

Race Committee. Participants are expected to run an evening of races; RC receives 0 points for a maximum of 1 evening.

Courses windward leeward with a reaching finish or up wind finish is encouraged, modelling the races of regional and national events. Heavy air may require a reaching triangle course.

Awards Glass mugs for top 5 overall, top 5 youth (18 and under) no duplicate wins,
History. The evening race tradition was started by Eb Fass, founder of the BSSC. Short races encouraging improving boat handling and starts, mark roundings, fleet tactics to prepare for the summer of racing. The mission of the Sunset Series of Races is to encourage all sailors, slow or fast, young or old, novice or elite to have fun sailing and racing.

The Sunset Series Cup shall be presented after the last race in the Blackstrap Sailing Club clubhouse.

Past Youth Champions

1999 Brad Grant
2000 Brad Grant
2001 Brad Grant
2002 Sydney Byrns
2003 Jo-el van Bergen
2004 Mickey Pawlyshyn
2005 Corey Coons
2006 Paul Lagace
2007 Paul Lagace
2008 Kendal Ross/Jorden Guillou
2009 Payton Byrns
2010 Tanys Byrns
2011 Tanys Byrns
2012 Alec Watters
2013 Andre Gagnon
2014 Andre Gagnon

2015 Eb’s Sunset Series

General Information, Racing

2015 will be the 17th year of racing, our best night of racing had 31 boats, the youth sailors have gone on to place in Western, National and International events, the old guys got better too.

The sun sets later in May and June, in fact really late around June 17-24, it is a great way to enjoy the club and lake.

Plan to come out and have fun.

Sincerely,

ML

Mark Lammens
SK Sailing CA
Coach/Executive Director
306 975-0833 office
306 291-9165 cell
SASKSAIL.COM
sasksail@sasktel.net

2015 AGM Minutes

General Information

BSSC 2015 Annual General Meeting
January 14, 2015
510 Cynthia Street
Agenda

Members present: Rob Perverseff, Ruth Hildebrand, John Barry, Amy Langhorne, Dennis Skoworodko, Mark Lammens Kate Langhorne

Rob Perverseff call the meeting to Order
Meeting does not have 25% of voting members to reach quorum
Agreement to proceed with meeting and send any voting items out to the membership for an email vote.

Approval of Agenda
John Barry motioned and Ruth Hildebrandt seconded the approval of the agenda as circulated, with the addition of dock extension and club signage added under new business.

Minutes from March 12 2014 Annual General Meeting –
Amy Langhorne motioned to approve and John Barry seconded. No amendments.

Reports
Harbour Master Report (Attached)
Provincial Lease of the property will be renewed and extended to 33 years. Province is in favour of keeping us as the lease and understands our concerns about development in the surrounding area. This is very good news for the club and secures our space for the long-term. There will a provincial inspection as part of the renewal in 2015. Three points that will have to be addressed through the inspection.
All buildings kept in good repair
Land is neat and in a sanitary condition
All improvements for the site are contained within the lease boundaries
The potential for site security risks has increased and we have had one break-in already. A notice on this and reminder to members to pay attention to site security will go out. None of the buildings broken into, gate opened, lock and chain missing. Reported to the RCMP,
Harbour Master is looking at some options for retrofitting some older boats and making them available for rentals/new sailors
Mooring point: Capri 16 being moved to one of the mooring points for the season. No heavy boats (more than a dingy) should be left tied to the dock for a prolonged amount of time.
Safety boat will continue to be chained to the hedge with a light chain and a combo lock.
Road into the club rebuilt, from the road into the site, double layer of gravel at the bottom. Everyone will need to be careful in the spring and during wet conditions until the roadbed settles more.
3 boats removed from the graveyard this year, progress, 1 boat donated good haul, bent mast, jib, no main -420 sails could likely be used – very durable so easy to rent out to the people just coming out of sailing school.
replaced all the posts and tires near the shore for catamarans, enough room for 4 big (Getaways), 1 small (Wave), 1 dingy to tie-down
Sailing School
Sailing school went well last year
Plans are in place for next season. Dates being selected are changing to Tuesday s and Thursdays – June 16, 18, 23, and 25th with a 5 pm start time.
We will be requesting that a current club member take on the role of liaison with the sailing school. This involves keeping track of the registrations, providing information to students about the club, showing up a couple times during the sailing school to meet the students and promote the club.
Racing – Events for 2015 are as follows:
Dates for Sunset Series, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.
Mountain Madness regatta June 6 and 7.
YOTS June 13 and 14
Wheel chair weekend June 20 and 21
Communication – no report
Social – no report
Commodore – (Attached)
Thank you to everyone for you contributions to the Club!
Try to increase membership numbers, talk to friends, family etc.
Next priority is to put money into club house renovations.
Motion to Receive Reports. Ruth moved and Mark seconded the approval of the reports submitted. Approved.

Financial Statements
Motion to accept Financial Statements will have to go out by email. Ruth and Rob will establish a process for any of the email motions and Amy and Kate will provide meeting minutes and wording for the motions.
Dennis moved and John seconded the approval of the 2014 financial statements. Vote will be put to membership via email.
Auditor/Reviewer
Correspondence related to auditor process pursued by Rob in 2014.
Important to have a member vote via email to achieve 2/3 majority vote to waive the requirement for an auditor for 2015 financial statements (same practice as previous years). In addition, we can also pass, with a 2/3 majority vote, a motion to not appoint a Reviewer. The second motion may allow us a simpler report mechanism to ISC. Rob has the correspondence from ISC outlining the requirements we need to meet.
John moved and Mark seconded that the membership will waive a formal external audit in the fiscal year December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Vote will be put to the membership via email.
Motion to waive a formal financial Review was discussed. It was determined that provided that confirmation can be received for ISC for the process of not having a formal Review, we would want to pursue this approach. Therefore Amy motioned that the member waive the requirement for a financial review for the fiscal year December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Ruth seconded. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Commodore’s Cup Presentation
Awarded to John Barry

Confirmation of Acts of Directors
Motion required for the approval of the Acts of the Directors for 2014.
Amy moved and Dennis seconded the Acts of Directors for 2014. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Business Arising from Minutes

Capital Spending Plan
Land Lease/Acquisition
Road Approach/Slope
Rescue Boat – Insurance
Neglected Equipment
Ramp Corrosion
Clubhouse – pilings/eaves/chimney
Site Management – hedge/weeds/mowing, boat placement
Harbour master is responsible for assigning boat storage locations. Prior to placing a boat on site, members are asked to please confirm the location they wish to place their boats
This year, we will investigate additional efforts and safety concerns related to mice in the club house and storage areas.
CYA Membership – insurance for SSCA sanctioned events
There is a need to confirm that all persons participating in SSCA sanctioned events are covered appropriately for insurance. For family memberships, there is currently no automatic way of identifying which individuals from the family will be participating in these types of events.
Motion to clearly identify who should be included in the sanctioned events list was discussed.
Motion was made to automatically add all members 8 yrs old (as of January 1st each year), as assumed participants in SSCA sanctioned events and that the required fees are paid to SSCA based on this list. Moved by John second by Dennis. Vote will be put to the membership via email.
Membership Fees
Motion that in 2015 a 50% discounted membership will be offered to sailing school participants as an incentive to join the club. Moved by John seconded by Dennis. Vote will be put to the membership via email.
Motion to add the additional category of Disabled Athlete Membership to our fee structure and set the price at $11 for 2015. Mark moved and Amy seconded the motion.
Motion to set membership fees in 2015 the same as 2014: $70 per person and $104 per family ($80 and $120, respectively, if paid after May 31, 2015). Moved by John seconded by Ruth. Vote will be put to the membership via email.
Health & Safety – videos/policies (e.g. safety boat, rented boats, fire, etc.)
More work to be done in 2015 to develop safety information and policies
Club Survey
No responses were received
Vice Commodore position
This position still needs to be filled

New Business
New dock extension for the disabled sailing program
Signage to the club. John will look into adding some additional directional signs and a sign at the gate that adds information directing people to the website for further information on joining the club.
Ongoing concerns raised with the 15 hp motor on the club safety boat and inconsistent starting. John and Mark will investigate maintenance needs and whether we even need to have this motor as others are available to use. The motor could be then sold if not needed as it is still quite new.

Calendar of Events
Opening Weekend Tentatively set (weather permitting) for Sunday May 3rd at 11 am,
Sunset Series, Mountain Madness Regatta, Sailing School (see above)
Corn Roast Regatta – planning for a change in format and picking a mid-week evening in September when we could likely get more people out. Set for September 9th.
Spring Executive Meeting, Set for Opening Day May 3rd at 9 am.
2016 AGM – set for January 13th, 2016

Election of Directors
Slate will be sent out by email for a membership vote to confirm the executive for 2015.
No change of existing positions from 2013 identified at this time. Dennis has agreed to fill a member at large position

Adjournment
Amy motioned to adjourn

Motions for Email Vote
Agreed during the meeting that any motions needing quorum for voting on the motion would be sent to the membership by email since quorum was not present at the in-person AGM.

Approval of the Financial Statements
Dennis Skoworodko moved and John Barry seconded the approval of the 2014 financial statements. Vote will be put to membership via email.

Waiving of Formal Financial Audit Requirement
John Barry moved and Mark Lammens seconded that the membership will waive the formal external audit in the fiscal year December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Waiving of Formal Financial Review Requirement
Motion to waive a formal Financial Review was discussed. It was determined that, and subsequently confirmed by ISC, this is an acceptable practice for small non-profit clubs. Once the motion is passed, financial statements are then simply submitted to ISC. Therefore Amy Langhorne motioned that the membership waive the requirement for a financial review for the fiscal year December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Ruth Hildebrand seconded. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Approval of Acts of Directors
Amy Langhorne moved and Dennis Skoworodko seconded the approval of the Acts of Directors for 2014. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Participation in Sanctioned Events
Motion to clearly identify who should be included in the sanctioned events list was discussed as part of determining that appropriate insurance is in place.
Motion was made to automatically add all members 8 yrs old (as of January 1st each year), as assumed participants in SSCA sanctioned events and that the required fees are paid to SSCA based on this list. Moved by John Barry second by Dennis Skoworodko. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Motions regarding 2014 Fees
Motion that in 2015 a 50% discounted membership will be offered to sailing school participants as an incentive to join the club. Moved by John Barry seconded by Dennis Skoworodko. Vote will be put to the membership via email.
Motion to add the additional category of Disabled Athlete Membership to our fee structure and set the price at $11 for 2015. Mark Lammens moved and Amy Langhorne seconded the motion.
Motion to set membership fees in 2015 the same as 2014: $70 per person and $104 per family ($80 and $120, respectively, if paid after May 31, 2015). Moved by John Barry seconded by Ruth Hildebrand. Vote will be put to the membership via email.

Executive Positions
Slate will be sent out by email for a membership vote to confirm the executive for 2015

2015 AGM – January 14, 2015

General Information

BSSC 2015 Annual General Meeting
January 14, 2015
510 Cynthia Street
Agenda

1 Welcome
2 Approval of Agenda
3 Minutes from March 12 2014 Annual General Meeting

4 Reports
a) Harbour Master
b) Sailing School
c) Racing
d) Communication
e) Social
f) Commodore
g) Motion to Receive Reports

5 Financial Statements
a)Auditor/Reviewer

6 Commodore’s Cup Presentation

7 Confirmation of Acts of Directors

8 Business Arising from Minutes
a)Capital Spending Plan
i) Land Lease/Acquisition
ii) Road Approach/Slope
iii) Rescue Boat – Insurance
iv) Neglected Equipment
v) Ramp Corrosion
vi) Clubhouse – pilings/eaves/chimney
b)Site Management – hedge/weeds/mowing, boat placement
c)CYA Membership – insurance for SSCA sanctioned events
d)Membership Fees
e)Health&Safety – video/policies (e.g. safety boat, rented boats, fire, etc.)
f)Club Survey
g)Vice Commodore position

9 New Business

10 Calendar of Events
Opening Weekend, Sunset Series, Mountain Madness Regatta, Sailing School, Corn Roast Regatta
Spring Executive Meeting, 2016 AGM

11 Election of Directors

12 Adjournment