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Welcome to the Valcour Sailing Club

In the spring of 1966, Valcour Sailing Club was launched out of the desire for organized racing on a regularly scheduled basis. At that time, racing was limited to weekends, one week the race was on Saturday, the second week, the race was on Sunday. As the years passed, so has the scope of organized racing. VSC now provides organized racing for two weekday series- Tuesday evening Soling races and Thursday evening PHRF races - as well as weekend Soling and PHRF Races.

Commodore:
Ty Kretser

Vice-Commodore:
Andrew Sajor

Rear-Commodore:
Guy Hausrath

Secretary:
Brian White

Treasurer:
Don Duley

LCPHRF Rater:
Brian Dowling

Member-at-Large:
Ken Hausrath


Valcour Sailing Club | P.O. Box 1362 | Plattsburgh, NY 12901


VSC News

2015 VSC Race Schedule

2015 VSC NOTICE OF RACE

2015 VSC Membership Form

Tentative VSC Board Minutes for 5/20/2015

Valcour Sailing Club
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2015

Members Present: Ty Kretser (Commodore), Andy Sajor (Vice Commodore), Don Duley (Treasurer),   Brian White (Secretary), Brian Dowling (Rater)
Member Absent: Guy Hausrath (Rear Commodore), Kenneth Hausrath (member-at-large)
A change was made to the April minutes.  They should read: Andy Sajor will attend a meeting of the Lake Champlain Championship Series on Thursday of this week.  Brian D motioned and Andy seconded a motion to accept the April minutes with the indicated change.  All in favor.
Rater’s report: Brian Dowling reported on changes to the ratings of several Vermont boats.
Treasurer’s report: Don reported that we have $1891 on hand. We have received $800 in memberships and paid $1020 in insurance.  
Vice Commodore’s report: Andy will send schedule to Brian D to post on the website.  Andy will coordinate with the city marina to use it as a base for the Valcour Race.  Two new inflatable marks will be purchased.  
Rear Commodore’s report: None
Member-at-large report: None
Secretary’s report: None
New business:
A motion by Andy was made to appoint Guy H. to be a liaison between the Club and Craig Meyerson to seek resolution for his request for refund.  Brian D. seconded, all in favor.  Brian D. will talk to Guy about this issue.  
Andy will talk to Steve Peters about a VSC space at the city marina.
Motion by Don to incorporate four regattas (two Moonlight Marathons, Solo Valcour, and Omnium) into the VSC schedule in order to provide insurance coverage for those races.  Second by Ty, all in favor.
Next meeting will be June 18th after the Thursday race.  

2015 VOR Newport Stopover

Next VSC Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 20th, 6 pm at Duley and Associates Real Estate Office, 132 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY  12901

Tentative VSC Board minutes for 4/27/2015

Valcour Sailing Club
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
April 27, 2015

Members Present: Ty Kretser (Commodore), Andy Sajor (Vice Commodore), Brian White (Secretary), Brian Dowling (Rater), Guy Hausrath (Rear Commodore), Kenneth Hausrath (member-at-large), Mark Stata, and Michael Parsons
Member Absent: Don Duley (Treasurer),  
Guy moved to accept the minutes of the March 10, 2015 meeting.  Brian Dowling seconded. Vote all in favor.
Brian Dowling reported about a vote to change the by-laws of LCPHRF to include a schedule for aftermarket bow spirts that are longer then J.  
Action item: Andy Sajor will attend a LCPHRF meeting on Thursday this week.  
Action item: Brian White will distribute meeting minutes within two weeks of a meeting and they will be published on the website before they are approved at the following meeting
A lengthy discussion about the Soling format and ways to increase participation. Guy suggested two weekend Soling regattas, possible dates include July 4 and August 15.  Another suggestion included scoring two different Soling series.  Guy offered his pontoon boat for OD duties.  Tim McCormick will be contacted to see if he will OD Soling races.
A discussion of the membership disposition of Craig Meyerson and his threat of law suit.    His request for refund was again tabled.
Brian White made a motion to direct the treasurer to purchase professional liability insurance to protect executive committee members from lawsuit.  No second, motion dies.
Action item: Don Duley will research professional liability insurance and make a presentation at the next meeting.  
Next meeting May 20th, 6 pm at the Duley Real Estate office.  

VSC Board meeting rescheduled

Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 6pm on Monday April 27, 2016 at Eye Care for the Adirondacks, 450 Margarrt Street.

"ISA - International Soling Class -"

Points taken

2015-2-10 Board minutes

VSC Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2015

Members present: Ty Kretser (Commodore), Andrew Sajor (Vice Commodore), Don Duley (Tresurer) Brian White (Secretary), Brian Dowling (Rater).
Members absent: Guy Hausrath (Rear Commodore), Kenneth Hausrath (member-at-large).

Motion to accept minutes from January 15th meeting by Andy S. and seconded by Ty K. All in favor.
Action item: Brian Dowling will confirm with Thomas Hausrath about his willingness to manage the club website.  
After having gone to a lake-wide racing meeting Andy S. discussed changes to the racing schedule he presented at the previous meeting.  Tuesday Soling racing would start June 2nd, and Thursday PHRF racing would start June 4.   He also commented that the permanent mark would not be used this year.  New tetrahedron marks would be purchased.  
Don D. presented a draft budget showing expenses of $3290 and revenues of $3900.  A lengthy discussion involving proposed changes to the membership fees was conducted.  The following structure was proposed:
• Regular membership $100
• Associate membership $100
• Crew membership $50
• Boat entry fee $100
Motion by Ty K. and seconded by Brian W. to add the following rule to the notice of race: Every boat shall have a minimum number of memberships that matches the IRC requirement in order for that boat to be scored.  Vote all in favor.
Next meeting March 10, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Duley Realty office.  

2015-1-15 Board Minutes

Valcour Sailing Club
Executive Committee Meeting
January 15, 2015

Present: Ty Kretser (Commodore), Andrew Sajor (Vice Comomodore), Don Duley (Treasurer), Brian White (Secretary), Brian Dowling (Rater) Absent: Guy Hausrath (Rear Commodore), Kenny Haurath (Member-at-large).

1. Andy presented a draft of the VSC racing schedule.  Motion to accept draft by Don, seconded by Brian D. All in favor
A. Weekday racing to be held Tuesday (Soling) and Wednesday/Thursday (PHRF). Brian W. will poll PHRF owners for preference
B. Fleet captains will help write the sailing instructions for each fleet and will find OD’s for each fleet.
C. PHRF and Soling owners will be assigned to OD weekend (Saturday) races.  
D. LCPHRF meeting next week in Burlington, Andy will attend.
2. Don presented a budget that included expenses totaling $3,100.  These expenses include $1,100 for insurance, $800 for fuel to compensate ODs, and $175 to join US Sailing.  Motion to accept budget by Ty, second by Don, all in favor.  
3. Discussion of membership fee structure was tabled and to be continued at the next meeting.

Next meeting Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Irises.  

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