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The Mainsheet Celebrating 43 Years! DECEMBER 2009
ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE GET YOUR USCG CAPTAIN’S LICENSE at PBSC
Dec. 31, 7pm - 1am Starts January 25
This year starts a new This is a one-time opportunity to get your six-pack
tradition at the Sailing Club license without the trouble of going to the Coast Guard
when we ring in the New Year location for your exam! This course does it all and for
with a fancy dress Surf and Turf a reduced rate for all PBSC members - that’s right, this
Dinner Dance. course is $100 OFF for you! You will receive (after you
At only $35 per person pass the exam) a license as an ‘Operator of Uninspected
this is sure to be the best Passenger Vessel (OUPV)’ which is the well-known Six
entertainment of 2009 and pack/Charter Boat Captain’s License.
The fun starts at 7pm DATES & TIMES
with cocktails and appetizers January 25, 2010 Monday Thru Friday 6:00pm-10pm
then on to the buffet dinner of Saturday and Sunday January 30,31st 8:00 am-4:30pm
specialty salad with dressing, February 1, Monday thru Friday 6:00-10:00pm
dinner rolls with butter, prime Monday Feb 8, Test 6:00pm-10:00pm
rib au jus and grilled lobster
tail, roasted new potatoes, green All course materials are included; plus, student
beans almandine, and assorted workbooks and study guide with actual test questions,
chocolates, desserts and coffee plotting tools (dividers, plotting rulers, calculator,
After dinner we will dance highlighter, pencils, erasers, and notepad, training charts,
till the ball drops and we sing Auld Lang Syne. Bring USCG Light List reference guide and, as a special gift,
your kissing partner(s) and celebrate Sailing Club style! a Mariners School carry bag. The tuition even includes
Dress is cocktail attire. Reservations are required the exam fee. You can’t beat this deal anywhere- Sign up
and must be received no later than December 28. Reserve today!!!
a table and bring all your friends! Reserve at pbscsocial@ $495.00 (members only price)
yahoo.com or call the club office at 561-881-0809. To register, call: Capt. Mike Marrota: 1-888-937-2458
Call or e-mail today ‘cause you don’t want to miss or E-mail: CaptainMichael@aol.com
the party of this year and next! or visit:www.CaptainsLicenseClass.com
The Mainsheet Page 2 DECEMBER 2009
Palm Beach Sailing Club PAINTING PROJECT
4600 North Flagler Drive After much heated debate over the color of the
West Palm Beach, FL 33407 boathouse, calmer heads have prevailed and the color
Office: 561-881-0809 • Fax: 561-881-1424 is going to be Corvette yellow! Just kidding folks! The
Reservations: 561-881-TACK (881-8225) color of the boathouse is still being decided with quite a
www.pbsail.org • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org few members participating in the ongoing debate. Our
hope is to have colors selected by the end of the year,
Flag Officers so that our Sea Scout troop can paint the clubhouse and
Jackie Waddell Commodore 626-3458 boathouse with the assistance of club members. The
Mark Thomas Vice Commodore 358-9047 project is probably going to occur in the first part of 2010.
Matt Woods Rear Commodore 310-6435 email@example.com Stay tuned for further details.
Sue Slater Treasurer 252-0641
John Robertson Secretary 272-0356
Carl Schellbach Fleet Captain 714-5902
Joseph R. Fields Past Commodore 640-9291 832-5655 Did you know that PBSC membership provides
for reciprocity twice a year at the Palm Beach Yacht
Board of Directors Club and Clubs? Card-carrying members of PBSC can
Edward Crawford Director 881-7828 762-4525
Harry Woodworth Director 734-5994
enjoy the bar and restaurant facilities of the PBYC up
Guy Britton Director 630-0608 to two times a year. Charging privileges are not part of
Robert Winess Director 683-7164 this program, you must pay for your purchases direct to
Sloan Davant Director 845-6968 the club you are visiting. If you’re going to be traveling,
Chris Shaffner Director firstname.lastname@example.org ask the office staff to provide you with a copy of the
reciprocity list for the area you are going to. The book is
Committee Chairs quite thick, please don’t ask for a complete copy, you can
Edward Crawford Membership 881-7828 762-4525 probably obtain that directly from the Internet.
Rich Sheppard Social 531-1182
Robert Winess Personnel 683-7164
Antonio Arthay Marine Liaison 615-1267 233-2453 MAKE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
David Crawford Inshore Racing 827-4860 YOU WILL KEEP!
Brian Beaver Offshore Racing 844-3178
NEEDED Librarian Join a PBSC Committee of Your Choice
Mark Thomas Program Planning 966-4359 and Have a Voice in Your Club!
Hank Chickering Club History 848-5234
Harry Woodworth Long Range Planning 734-5994
John Gross Waterfront 243-9265 573-4036
Joe Tringali Editor 848-4353 837-5000
Dindy Murphy Layout 848-9508 317-7153
John Keife P/T Office Manager email@example.com
Susan Alich Accounting Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Claude Wester Banquet Manager email@example.com
Don Lasky Adult Sailing Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified Ad Rates:
Members: $10 first 25 words or less. $2 per additional word; Non-Members: $20 first
25 words or less, $2 per additional word. Mail or E-Mail your ad to the club office,
with payment. All classified ads must be received by the 15th of the month to appear
in the next issue.
Closing date for advertisements is the 5th of the month preceding publication;
editorial materials, the 15th. The Mainsheet and the Palm Beach Sailing Club, Inc.
are not responsible in any way for mishaps from the use of any product or services
advertised in the Mainsheet or mentioned in any column or article.
The Mainsheet Page 3 DECEMBER 2009
COMING UP AT THE CLUB
SUPER BOWL PARTY 2010 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY REGATTA
Feb. 7, 2010 Feb. 20-21, 2010
Join your Sailing Club
friends for the sporting event of Featuring Ocean Racing for all
2010! The party gets started at Classes Except Opti Green
4pm with Pre-Game Drink Specials and food. Opti IOD All Classes, Lasers All Classes, Sunfish,
Be a VIP with a VIP Special Ticket for $30 that
gets you all you can drink, and all the hot dogs and
Snipes and Portsmouth
hamburgers you can eat from Kick-Off till Half-Time. Or
enjoy a menu of 2 Hot Dogs & Burger for $5, Sausage, Palm Beach Sailing Club
Pepper & Onions for $6 or 10 Chicken Wings for $7.
Either way it’s a great deal and a great time to spend
rooting for your favorite team at your favorite place with Come and join the fun!
your favorite friends.. Registration at pbsail.org
For more information or to volunteer to help with
party preparations e-mail Rich Sheppard at pbscsocial@ 561-881-0809
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The Mainsheet Page 4 DECEMBER 2009
Sea Scout Regatta Sea Scout Regatta Photos
November 20-22 was an absolutely great weekend
for the second annual John E. Leasor Memorial Palm
Beach Sea Scout Regatta. The weather was perfect
(could have used a little more wind) and the water was
crystal clear for diving. There were over 100 scouts and
adults camped on the property of the Palm Beach Sailing
Club. With a full program of events and fun and Scout
fellowship all in attendance had a great time.
The weekend started out Friday night with all the
units arriving, getting signed in and seeing old friends.
Almost all enjoyed the offerings of the PBSC Grill
manned by Sue Slater and her team of helpers. All of
a sudden, the property looked like a tent city with the
bustle of teenage activity.
Saturday morning was breakfast, opening flag
ceremony and off to go sailing and diving. The sailing Sea Scouts take over the grounds for their team land challenge
was done on the ocean south of the Palm Beach Inlet.
The participation was exuberant although the wind was
not so cooperative, but they did manage to get races
in. The diving was done right off the Club and in the
ICW. The divers hit the water right at high tide and had
excellent visibility for the skills tests and exploring. One
of the big hits of the day was the team land challenge that
featured relays skills and was capped off by the teams
having to unfold and put on a t-shirt that was frozen.
Saturday evening was the setting for the awards
banquet. PBSC’s Ship 777 were the overall regatta
winners as well as taking first and second place in the
Ocean Race. The treat of Saturday night was a movie
and video games on the Airwaves giant screen truck.
Everybody got the opportunity to relax and lay on the
lawn for a movie. No one had trouble getting to sleep as
a result of the day’s activities and all was quiet early.
As is always the case, in order for this event to
be a great success required the efforts of a great group of Ship 777 races with style in light winds
volunteers. This included boat owners, parents, leaders,
club members and even some folks not affiliated with
Scouting. Words cannot properly tell how wonderful this
group of people is. As always, we sincerely appreciate
the support of the PBSC, its staff and members.
Sunday morning saw a ton of hard work by the
scouts to make the Club look extra nice and better than
we found it. We did receive Claude’s good housekeeping
seal of approval.
We would like to take this time to invite all
members and readers of the mainsheet to attend our
Annual Sea Scout Dinner Cruise. The event will be held
Jan 7th aboard the Majestic Princess II dinner boat at the
Lake Park Marina. If you would like to attend or want
more details, you can call Andy Flack at 561-348-0423 or
look to our website.www.ship777.org. We look forward
to seeing all of you there and until we meet again, may
you have fair winds and following seas. Divers accomplish their tasks in clear high tide waters
The Mainsheet Page 5 DECEMBER 2009
FROM THE REAR...
COMMODORE, THAT IS! YOU CAN IMPACT THE LIFE OF A CHILD
It’s Nov 26th, Thanksgiving Day. Has sailing and the love of the wind, sea and sun
I’m driving down to Ft Lauderdale changed your life? Whether you started to sail as a child
to go to my sister’s for dinner. As or just learned this year, you’ve come to appreciate
I’m driving I am thinking about the all that sailing brings to those who are addicted to its
things I am thankful for. Of course allure.
the club is right up there. By contributing to Sailing4Kids Foundation you
As my time as Rear Commodore comes to an will be able to introduce children to sailing who would
end I can’t help but think about the last two years and never have had the opportunity otherwise. Scholarships
all that has been accomplished and all the help I have are available for the fall and spring sailing programs
gotten. For example just last month I get a call from as well as PBSC Summer Camp, but funds are needed
Brad London. He says, “Hey Matt, I noticed the lawn to meet the demand. Any donation (tax deductible) of
needs mowing and I have the day off tomorrow , so any amount will be appreciated and will be used for
if you want I’ll mow it”. Well he did and it it looked Sailing Programs and Summer Camp tuitions
great! Dennis Fleener noticed the sad condition of our Quoting from the International Optimist Dinghy
main entrance doors the first time he came to the club. Association website:
He refinished them and re-installed the stained glass Why Sailing?
windows repaired for free by Phil of McMow Art
Glass and now they are beautiful! I can’t even begin • Sailing is Fun: A great social life, now
to list all the members who have given their time and and for the rest of your days
sweat to make our club better. Personally, I feel proud • Sailing is for all: tall? short? fat? thin?
knowing I helped in a project with a team of members girl? boy? green with pink spots? Sailing
and made the club better for everyone. Yes, I have lots is for you!
to be thankful for at PBSC.
This morning was the Turkey Day Race, put • Sailing builds self reliance, physical
on by Carl Schellbach, Robin Baker and a team of strength, quick thinking and a love of the
members. It was a record turnout and the sailing was outdoors and the environment.
great! How better to start the day? Another reason I Every sailor in this club can add to that list,
love this club. and let us agree that the mission of this club is to
Next year Carl Schellbach will be Rear encourage sailing. As part of that mission we should
Commodore and already he has something to be be bringing this great activity to as many children as
thankful for. Joe Q. is our new maintenance man and possible - not necessarily because they will become
he is doing a great job. I can hardly keep up with great competitors, but because sailing will change
supplies he needs to make repairs and improvements! their lives. So make a difference in the life of a child
The club house is clean and looks great thanks to him! - contribute and make your checks out to Palm Beach
The role of Rear Commodore is a big job and I know Sailing4Kids, Inc. Thank you for your consideration.
Carl will need help just as I did so let him know what This is a tax deductible donation. Keep that in mind
you can do to help. for your end of year tax planning. For more information
Next year I will be Vice Commodore. I am excited contact Sailing4Kids, Inc. Board President John Gross
to be taking on new challenges and will be calling on at PBS4K@pbsail.org, or find us through the club
members to help me accomplish new goals. website at pbsail.org.
It has been an honor to serve as Rear Commodore
these past two years and I am really thankful for all the
members who have helped in so many ways to make
our club better.
The Mainsheet Page 6 DECEMBER 2009
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4512 N. Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
• Past Commodore Joe Fields can assist you in all your legal needs.
• Reduced rates to all PBSC members, free initial consultations.
• Located in the newly renovated office condos just south of the club.
Bimini Tops • Covers-Awnings
Cushions • Dodgers
Fender Hooks • Sail Repairs
409 24th Street, WPB
Executive Breakfasts & Lunch Boxes
Luaus - Clam Bakes - Barbecues
Cocktail Receptions & Holiday Parties
Elegant Buffets - Luncheon & Dinner
Theme Parties with Flair
COMPLETE PARTY PLANNING SERVICES
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The Mainsheet Page 7 DECEMBER 2009
Call y! DAY SAIL
Palm Beach waters
RECENT BOARD ACTIONS
on By John Robertson, PBSC Secretary
A World-Class 38 ft. Cutter
At the December meeting the Board of Directors
took these actions:
Enjoy a pleasure cruise with all
the amenities for a full day or • Tina Shoumate, Jennifer & Guyler Magruder,
half-day ~ watch the mansions and Sean Oshea & Patricia Whitehouse were voted
slide by from your water view in as new Members.
perspective as you trim sails
or just relax! • The Board went into Executive Session
to discuss a charge made by a member under
Or book the Incentive for Section XII of the Club Bylaws. This matter was
your Business Meeting or resolved.
Team Building Activity!
Also available for Mini-Lessons or Full Instruction • The Club will donate two half-day-for-a-week
junior sailing sessions to the Sea Scouts.
CALL For Low Rates, Reservations & Information
Captain Don Neumann, PBSC Life-time Member
For Reservations Or Information
USCG • US Merchant Marine 100 Ton Ocean Master
Remember The Bounty
The tall ship H.M.S.
The Palm Beach Maritime Museum Bounty will be docked at
announces Peanut Island through the
LIVE MUSIC ON THE LAWN end of March. She is open
for tours 5 days a week -
Wednesdays through Sundays
Every Second Saturday of Every Month from 10am till 3pm. Volunteers
at Currie Park from 1-4pm are needed to be available
as tour guides for an entire
With fun family activities and food & drink! day’s shift of five hours. Transportation is provided for
No admission fees, Just FUN! volunteers to and from Riviera Beach Marina and Peanut
Island at the beginning and end of each shift.
Needed: 6 volunteers for
ship: 1 to guide the tour, 1 to
WE UNDERSTAND COMMITMENT. assist people at the gangplank,
2 on deck, 2 at ladders.
For decades, Edward Jones has been committed to providing financial solutions and personalized The PBMM also needs
service to individual investors.
volunteers in the gift shop
You can rely on us for:
and in the Coast Guard station
Locations in the community and face-to-face
museum. It’s not too late, call
meetings at your convenience today!
� A Quality-focused Investment Philosophy
If you can’t volunteer, be
A long-term approach that focuses on quality sure to visit the Bounty-take
investments and diversification the whole family, it’s fun!
� Highly Personal Service
Investment guidance tailored to your individual needs
To volunteer call the Palm
Beach Maritime Museum
Call or visit today.
at 561-832-7428 or
Thomas L Doak
www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
4095 State Road 7 Suite T
Lake Worth, FL 33449
561-434-2005 More Bounty photos on pg. 8
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