from Commodore Henry Piersig
I would like to first off let you know about Don Weston’s terrific contribution of late, organizing all of our recent and historical technical drawings into a database catalogue that may be used by Club Members and Staff for planning, maintenance and governance activities. As some of you may know, perhaps due to an uncontrollable genetic disposition of mine, this project is very dear to my heart. It was initiated in 2000 but desperately required Don’s touch to rethink the original effort in order to properly catalogue our vast library of drawings so that we may find them in a timely fashion. Our historic drawings of the facility and land have been scanned and will all eventually be available in PDF format. We also have an increasing number of technical drawings of the cranes, and other club assets that are available for committee use.
Denys Jones, Don Williams, and the Dock Committee have recently completed the installation of electric underwater fans. Located in strategic places they will circulate warmer water below in a bid to keep the ice from damaging our docks in winter. This is a trial installation, but should it be effective we hope to expand the project next year.
The Board and I extend our best wishes to all of you for the Festive Season and the coming New Year. We hope to see all of you at the New Year’s Levee !
Vicki and I are in the process of getting prepared for our trip-of-a-lifetime tall ship adventure in the Antarctic this February. Many of you may have seen the footage of a cruise ship recently floundering in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, and we hope to regale you with more seaworthy shots and tales –perhaps for a sailor’s night later this season.
Again, I thank all of you who have selflessly given of your time to make the NYC a favorite welcoming port in a storm for visitors, a great second home for us all, and one of the premier racing and cruising clubs on the lake.