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February 5 - Annual Auction of Sailing Gear -- Minutes Attached

posted Jan 9, 2019, 5:26 PM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 7:27 PM by Mark Olsoe ]

Our Annual Auction has always been a lively and entertaining evening.  Bring your used gear here to sell, and be prepared to bid on some great values.  10% (or more if you want) of sales price goes to club as a donation. Northwest Multihull Association.

Minutes --

As usual first order of business is our traditional potluck and gab session which is always good, and fun 


At 715 Commodore Jeff called a short meeting.  He mentioned the perks of membership; discount at Fisheries Supply, Tools and equipment loaning library (boat scale, storage racks/tent frame, boat stands, etc.), Discount at Ballard Sails and free sail measuring for new PHRF racers.  Free boat show tickets!  He reminded members to contact the club for important stuff via email.  The Safety at Sea class Sign Up Sheet was passed around for those interested.  He also mentioned that the Oregon Offshore Club is a pretty cool and sought after organization and are considering opening their events to multihulls.  They’re talking to members with the goal of understanding our multihull handling and safety experiences.


The members present then voted for next years club officers:

Treasurer - Mark Olsoe

Secretary - Eric Lindahl

Rear Commodore - Dan Hill

Vice Commodore - Diane Johnson

Commodore - Jeff Oaklief


Nominated Chairman Positions are:

Membership - Andrew Rice

PHRF Director - Martyn Adams

PHRF Handicapper - Vince DePillis - shadow Jim Miller

Race Fleet - Jonathan Kallay

Cruise - Bill Quigley

Property Manager/Tool Library - Jonathan Kelley


Our treasurer reported our balance as $8039 and that is sufficient for this years activities.  Auction proceeds will add to that next month. 


The club chose to donate $500 to MySail youth multihull sailing organization.  Peter Nelson, long time Hobie racer, spoke last month about this new 501c3 foundation to encourage 12-25 year old youths to transition into multihull sailing and racing.  It is the beneficiary of the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s Blakely Rocks Charity Race this year so our donation will be compounded.  We will have our name and logo on T-shirts and regatta posters etc,.  There is also a fund raising raffle at the Sloop in April for the foundation.  Good cause.  Peter will speak more about it and “Teaching the Next Gen How to Fly Across the Water” at our March meeting. 


In addition to our great annual February boat equipment auction, (more on that below) we had a presentation by Alfred Chan of Sailing Awaits LLC in Kenmore who is the new dealer for the German made MiniCat portable inflatable sailboat.  He actually set one up for us inside the club house.  Very interesting looking.  Looks like fun to sail from the website videos.  Here is the website:  Might be fun to stash away on a larger Multihull for blasting around the anchorage.


The highlight of the night was our auction of course.  As always there were great deals including a lightweight three horsepower outboard for $50.  


Next Month, March 5, as mentioned above Peter Nelson will speak about his organization MySail (youth multihull sailing) and “Teaching the Next Gen How to Fly Across the Water” at our March meeting.   I hope you can join us.


Eric Lindahl

206 525-8472

9562 Lakeshore Bvd. NE

Seattle, Washington 98115