Commodore’s Report, March, 2015
Thanks for your confidence and trust in allowing me to take on this duty for 2015. There are several things I would like to accomplish this year;
Better attendance at RGYC Events
Better training programs, both sailing and management
More interactive socials
It’s obvious, I will need lots of help and direction in getting there, but I know you all have the same wants and needs from the RGYC, so let’s get it done.
This year looks like it has some promising attributes to watch for. The report is---this will be a weak `El Nino’ year which will build into a stronger system in the next few years. This may mean more water and a calmer spring.
The gas prices are down (who knows for how long) so that helps getting to the lake. There seems to be more interest in sailing and sailboat racing. The past few race weekends have shown that. Although the Mast-up facility renters have diminished somewhat, there is more talk and interest in the RGYC.
Our sister club, the New Mexico Sailing Club has however come on some hard times. Due to some conflicts in water management and those who decide how and where the water is stored, Heron Lake is suffering greatly. So much as the NMSC marina has been on the dirt for the past three years. We need to welcome those sailors in as brother/sister sailors and help them get through all this and enjoy some sailing with us at the Butte.
When we take a look around, we some new folks and boats in the mix. It certainly is good to see that.
All the ramps are working and the mast-up has room. The marinas have slips available and the water is rising, so come out and SAIL.
A rough day of sailing is better than a great day at work…..