From June 1st, Rhode Island is going into Phase Two of opening up which will mean gatherings of fifteen will now be allowed. Social distancing will still be required and masks should be worn.We will not be running any formal competition until further notice, but we can run some races if sufficient people want to race. There are no marks in the water at present, but we’ll get them in if there’s sufficient interest.If you would like to start racing, please let Rob or me know.Thank you. Stay safe and well,Derek
MHBMYC Meeting of May 19th, 2020 at 3 pm
Attendees: David, Rob, Kim, Paul, Manny, Wilkie, Bruce, Dick M, Jim K, Bill David, Bill Raposa and Derek. Ned emailed to say he was unable to log on.
Dave, as host, welcomed everyone to our second Zoom meeting and sorted out the technical and user problems. Thanks Dave.
Derek and Rob made some brief opening and welcoming remarks. The notes of the last meeting had been circulated and were deemed to be more or lesswhat happened.
Kim gave the Treasurer’s report and stated that the club had a total of $291.04 at the last meeting and we now have a total of $291.05 thanks to the miracle of compounding.
Jim Pascalides wasn’t in the meeting, but he had sent an email stating that sadly he would be unable to join us for racing this season owing to a hip problem. We send him our best wishes.
In view of this situation, Rob offered to fill the void as Acting DF95 Fleet Captain.
Paul stated that he adds items to the website as they become available. Recent items were provided by Wilkie and Jim P. so visit mhbmyc.org to see them all.
Rob led the discussion about when we might be able to start racing. There is no change from the last meeting. At the present time in RI, groups are limited to 5 or less people with 6ft social distancing.
Rob said that he had made the lockable box that will be located by the steps to the beach. This will be used to store oars, marks etc. There will be several sets of keys distributed to various members. Rob intends to fasten the box securely with chains so that it can be removed for the off season. The plan is that Will and Bill R will pick up the box next Tuesday, May 26th at10.00 and Rob will install the box the same day.
Charlie Smith had contacted Bill Raposa to see if he could help the club with placing the buoys. We will accept with thanks.
We decided to collect the annual membership dues now. Derek will send out a note.
It was good to see everyone again. The next Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 3 pm.
The new Soling 1 meter boat is coming along. The inside Keel support is taking much time for design as this piece is probably the most important component of the boat. The mounting system is to be built out of plastic, injection molded and fit perfectly in side the hull. It will also serve as the radio board support.
We should have a boat for testing soon.
MHBMYC Meeting of April 23rd, 2020 at 3PM
Attendees: David, Rob, Kim, Paul, Manny, Wilkie, Bruce, Jim P and Derek. Dick M, Jim K and Bill joined towards the end of the meeting. Ed had sent apologies. Ned emailed to say he was unable to log on and Steve phoned towards the end of the meeting (tech. difficulties).
Dave, as host, welcomed everyone to our first Zoom meeting and explained how to navigate the system.
Derek and Rob made some brief opening and welcoming remarks. The minutes of the last meeting had been circulated with the agenda and were approved by a show of hands.
Kim gave the Treasurer’s report and stated that the club now has an EIN and has a total of $291 in the bank. The subject of membership dues came up and Manny suggested that we waive dues until we actually startracing. Agreed by show of hands.
Jim Pascalides suggested that if we race both classes of boat on the same day (We have already agreed to try this for the first 4 or 5 days) the DF95s should race after the Solings as the wind tends to get stronger as the day goes on. This was agreed.
Paul and Wilkie stated that the club’s new website is up and running successfully. mhbmyc.org is the place to visit. Paul has also created a Facebook page for the club. The name is Mount Hope Bay Model Yacht Club. Paul also mentioned that he has scorekeeping software that, run on a tablet, will allow us to have the racing results before we leave the beach.
Rob led the discussion about when we might be able to start racing. The AMYA has already stated that racing is cancelled through June and we will comply with the State and local directives. At the present time in RI groups are limited to 5 or less people with 6ft social distancing. Rob said that he planned to build a lockable box to be located by the steps to the beach. This will be used to store oars, marks etc. There will be several sets of keys distributed to various members
It was great to see everyone and to have a successful meeting. The next Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19th at 3 pm.
Just wanted you to pass onto you and your fellow Soling Skippers that the new Soling One Meter Forum is operational. Please to http://www.soling1m.com/ and click on the Forum tab at the top of the home page on the right. The first thing to do is create a Log in and Password. While waiting for approval please review the Forum Rules and use of the site.
Once you are approved you can start conversations, ask questions post sail boats for sale (anything S1M related), begin discussions about up coming regattas. Anyone already familiar with the EC12 Forum will feel right at home on the Soling forum. If you don’t see a topic to use create your own. One skipper has posted that he is in market for a used boat!
For everyone that used to use the Yahoo groups site we tried to save the Building files. They can be found under the “Files” tab at the top of the home screen on the Soling1m website too.
G. Tim Stone S1M Class Secretary
For you Facebook users, please join our new site. Search for Mount Hope Bay Model Yacht Club on FB. It is a private site, meaning it requires a one time request to join.
This will be another way to access current club information!
Thanks for your patience! You are using our newly designed website. It will be refreshed frequently during our 2020 sailing season. You can expect to find notices and news items on a current basis.