First Fleet Meeting

posted Mar 28, 2010, 1:55 PM by Bryan Sarber   [ updated Mar 28, 2010, 2:57 PM ]
March 28, 2010.  Melges 17 Fleet 9 held their first ever fleet meeting last evening at the home of Bob and Tammy Herdrich.  Those in attendance included the Herdrich's, Conder's, Katzfey's, Tom and Karen Lauer, Kirkpatrick's, and Sarber's.  THANK YOU to Bob and Tammy for hosting!  And also to everyone that contributed to the fantastic dinner. 

We adopted the 2010 fleet rules as found on this site.  As this is the initial draft for our inaugural season, speak up if you have ideas for improvement.  If there's majority consensus we'll make the changes.  All were in agreement to keep this fun.  Said best by Tom, there's nothing more to this than bragging rights.

Priority out of town regattas for 2010 include Crystal Lake, Pewaukee, US Nationals, and our own invitational regatta.  See  Many of us have already made or are making plans to attend these regattas.  Note the nationals date is likely changing to the last weekend of August.  Tom and Karen have offered housing for the Crystal Lake regatta at their home in Michigan.

We also agreed to prioritize attendance at the Eagle Creek Governors Cup regatta in September over the Mayor's Cup Regatta in May.

Tim Condor volunteered to plan and publish an M17 demo/test sail Friday, May 21 afternoon/evening prior to the ISC Memorial regatta on May 22-23.  

This site incorporates many of the suggestions discussed last evening for having a fleet roster, potential crew roster, calendar, etc.. All fleet members should have full edit access to this site and the calendar (let Bryan know if not).  Please pitch-in and make updates and additions to the site to keep it current and relevant.

Tim and Chris are encouraging all of us to get our boats rigged and go sailing this coming Friday afternoon.

Finally, welcome John and Margo Schumacher to the fleet.  They plan to take possession of #186 at ISC in mid-April.
Bryan Sarber,
Mar 28, 2010, 2:25 PM