Spring Association Meeting, April 11, 2009

Posted in: Semi-Annual Meetings
By Ted Weihe
Apr 13, 2009 - 10:02:02 AM

April 12, 2009


Chesapeake 20 Spring Meeting Minutes and Summary


The only major business that came before the association was a motion to donate $1000.00 for the Chesapeake 20 exhibit at the Annapolis Maritime Museum offered by Clay Taylor, Secretary.  Andrew Resnik seconded the motion.  A brief discussion was held as to the amount in the treasury of the Chesapeake 20 Association.  We also noted that funds from our $2500.00 grant (less AMM expenses) would be coming in soon.  Discussion was closed and a vote in favor was received.  There were no dissenting votes or abstentions.


Next we discussed returning to Miles River Yacht Club One Design Regatta on August 1 and 2, 2009.  This is the same weekend as Governors Cup but we think we have enough boats for a start to attend.  We raced at MRYC since at least 1938 and this represents a return after many years absence.  The Annapolis Worlds and C-20 exhibit coincide with the Rock Hall Regatta.  We are choosing to go race in Annapolis and be present for the grand opening of the Chesapeake 20 Exhibit.


Our first Speaker was Art Libby, President of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.  He was introduced by Donna Schlegel who knows him well.  Art was received well and presented an update on CBYRA.  Art had been a member of WRSC and raced Stars when Jack Lynch was commodore and promoter of the Star Class.  Now, he races Comets out of SSA.  He said that the mission, activities and recent trends in online tools to register for races at CBYRA events are on an upswing.  There was also some great news that the downturn in the economy has not adversely affected attendance to CBYRA seminars and events which are way up.  He described some of the resources they can help with.  Last year, the Chesapeake 20 Class rejoined after an absence of 37 years (we were members from 1942 until 1970).  CBYRA and our class officers encouraged C-20 racers to sign up in support of the relationship and activities they bring forward.  The CBYRA e-mail address is office@cbyra.org and its website is www.cbyra.org.  You can join CBYRA on line which costs $55 for individual membership.


Our second speaker was Peter Tasi who is the lead designer for the Annapolis Maritime Museum Chesapeake 20 exhibit that he is developing in conjunction with the Hartge Nautical Museum.  Peter presented a floor plan and experience that visitors would receive upon entering the renovated McNasby’s museum building.  The presentation was top notch including a mock up of a wall display, hand outs and necessary coordination points and the support needed from the Chesapeake 20 Association.  The exhibit will last for six months starting on June 19, 2009.  Stories, interviews and video will be needed for the theatre and AV displays.  Peter stated he has viewed and seen sailboats classes from here to Maine, and proclaimed the Chesapeake 20’s “to be the most elegant boat he has ever seen” for one design racing and with a great story and history to tell to all. Here is your chance to be on film racing your Chesapeake 20 and show your talented team work with crew, sail trim and racing tactics.  We look forward to every one pitching in to make this a success for our Association.  We need three (3) volunteers each day at the Annapolis Maritime Museum setting up the exhibit from June 6th through June 18th.  The point contacts are Suzanna Hartge at 410.268.1837 or hartgedesign@aol.com and Ted Weihe at picardy210@gemail.com.  I can also be reached at 301.367.7528 or ctaylor@comrent.com.  Peter Tasi can be reached at 410.268.7749 or pdtasidesign@gmail.com.


Submitted by Clay Taylor, Secretary