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					                                                                                                                                                                         Gearing Up with the Commodore
WELCOME ABOARD!                                                  — Board of Directors —
                                                               Nominations Open for 2008
                                                                                                                          KONA SAILING CLUB
 We have a Family Membership with William (Willy)
 Ward, a previous KSC member. Willy has been sailing
 all his life, owns a water sports company and sails for      Six Board of Director positions are open for 2008. If you
 both fun and business. Currently, he owns a 23’ Stiletto   would like to help your club continue to move forward or
 catamaran.                                                 know of a member who would, please put a name up for
                                                            nomination for a Club Director. Director nominations will
 Greg Jepsen, joined as an Associate Member. He             be discussed at the October Board meeting on October
 permanently reside in Fresno, CA where he is a Fire        3rd. Contact Steve Halsey by email at:
 Chief. Greg owns a 50’ Gulfstare Ketch named Hono                
 Kai, which he has sailed to Kona and is currently in
 Honokohau harbor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 2007

  PO Box 2996                                                                                                              ••• CLUB CALENDAR •••
  Kailua-Kona, HI 96745                                                                                                                                                  Kona Sailing Enthusiasts,
                                                                                                                                  Fall 2007
                                                                                                                                                                         Two of the best indicators that you are on the unfavored tack
                                                                                                                                 Saturday - September 8                  (“Stuck in a Rut”) are unused Sailboats and a cold Bar-B-Q. –
                                                                                                                              Fall Opening Day Regatta and Party         Sooooo…. “Helms a Lee” on Saturday, September 8 – Opening Day
                                                                                                                                                                         for the KSC Fall Sailing events. The Sailing will be good, the coals will
                                                                                                                                 Sunday - September 23                   be hot and the club house will be rocking to the sounds of our new
                                                                                                                                      Second Fall regatta                sound system (Thank You, Murray!!).

                                                                                                                                  Saturday - October 6                   We are still looking for volunteers for PRO’s and menu planners for
                                                                                                                                       Third Fall regatta                the Fall sailing events. These positions really don’t take much effort,
                                                                                                                                                                         you get a nice lunch with beverages, are very casual and it can be
                                                                                                                                  Sunday • October 21                    a lot of fun – KSC pays expenses (within a liberal budget of course)
                                                                                                                                       Fourth Fall regatta               and it is a great way to get back on the “Favored Tack”. Please just
                                                                                                                                                                         give any Board Member or Me (960-0138) a call.
                                                                                                                                 Saturday • November 3                                                                                                             Fifth Fall regatta               The Sailing Events are for everyone and there is always something to
                                                                                                                                                                         share at the clubhouse afterwards -----Bring your favorite CD’s and
                                                                                                                                Saturday • November 17                   Come on Down!!!
                                                                                                                               Pau Hana and Awards Ceremony*

             Update Email Address                                   NEW KSC T-Shirt in the WORKS                                  Saturday • January 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                See you out there,

                                                                                                                                         Holiday Party                                                            Admiral “Bull”
         - Please Notify Com. Steve -                               Hang in there... We’re working on a new KSC T-
                                                                 shirt design that will blow your socks off!!! So save
   The Commodore wanted to remind you that if you aren’t         up to purchase some for yourself, and for gifts for         *November 17 is a possible date for a
 getting emails from him, he may not have your current           the upcoming holidays! The usual array of tanks,                      Wahine race
 email address. KSC sends out email about once a week            T’s, long sleeve will be available.                                                                          OPENING DAY REGATTA & BBQ
 and it updates you on club info between newsletters. So, if
 you’ve changed your email address, please send it to steve                                                                                                                     SUNDAY, Sept 8th, 2007
 at                                                   LOST & FOUND
                                OR                                  Occasionally, we find belongings left behind at                                                         Following the race the club will provide hamburgers
                                                                                                                           The Kona Sailing Club is an All-Volunteer,
 Check out the KSC web site -- Members           the clubhouse by members and guests. Let’s des-          Non-Profit Hawaii Corporation providing West      and hot dogs. Members are encouraged to bring
 Only section -- use password "0127" (same as club parking       ignate a space behind the bar in the clubhouse to        Hawaii with an organized sailing venue sine        salads and other side dishes to share with others.
 combination). All current members email and phone num-          leave items found. If your missing something, look        1980. Member U.S. Sailing and the Hawaii
                                                                                                                                    Yacht Racing Association
                                                                                                                                                                              Festivities will start at around 3:30 after the race.
 bers are listed. If information is wrong let Steve know.        back there and hopefully it will magically appear.

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                                                          PRO’s (principle race officer) &                                                  K S C CHILI COOK-OFF
                                                        Race Committee Volunteers Needed!!                                                       A HOT Success
             KONA SAILING CLUB                          We currently only have PRO’s for the Opening Day Regatta and Second
             PO Box 2996                              Fall Series Regatta. We need club members to volunteer to serve as PRO
             Kailua-Kona, HI 96745                    or race committee members for the remaining three fall regattas. Please       It appeared that everyone had a great time at the August 11th KSC
                                                      step up and volunteer! We do not to have to take the extreme measure of     Chili Cook-Off. We had a eight entries and they were almost too good
                                                      having to cancel a race. As PRO or a race committee member you get to       to choose a best. There was such a variety that each one was a winner
  2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                             spend a day on the water with a “front row seat” to watch a sailing race—   unto itself. We had white chili, green chili, spicy chili, chili made from
                                                      with food and refreshments provided by the club! Please contact Bob         scratch to the point of soaking their own beans and so many more!
         Commodore - Steve Halsey                     Cowell (328-2320) or Steve Halsey (960-0138).                                 Five Judges were selected for the difficult job of rating chilis in various
               960-0138                                                                                                           categories. Organizers tallied the votes, and were somewhat over-
    Vice-Commodore - Mike Souther                       HELP KEEP THE                                                             whelmed by the numbers. But, they still managed to come up with a cou-
             325-5270                                                                                       THE BENEFITS OF       ple category winners.
                                                      REGATTAS A FUN
           Treasurer - Kimi Fennel                                                                            BEING A KSC          • Linda Rodriguez’s ”White Lightning” for Overall winner
                  929-7582                              DAY FOR ALL                                                                • Myrna Green’s ”Too Hot To Handle” for Ononess winner
          Secretary - Myrna Green
                                                                                                                 MEMBER            • Steve & Kimi Fennel’s ”Cast Iron Chili” for Presentation
                                                        OUR SAILING
                 775-7306                                                                                    OUTWEIGH THE         The other participants were Sam Gaughen, Jane Thompson, Gary Souther,
     Rear Commodore - Bob Cowell
                                                      MEMBERS. EVEN
                                                                                                                INCONVE-          Willy Ward and Susie Cysewski. If you weren’t a winner, don’t give up. We
              328-2320                                IF YOU’RE NOT A                                                             hope to be doing this again next year and get even more creative sailors
          Port Captain - Wes Wells                                                                          NIENCES OF NOT.       involved. And a Mahalo to Linda Rodriguez for the challenging ‘fun filled’
                 329-7836                              RACER, JOIN IN                                                             pinata made of steel.
                                                                                                            STAY ACTIVE TO
                                                         BY BEING A
                                                                                                                REAP THE          TransPac History Revealed
               Sam Gaughen                               RACE DAY                                                                 Another entertaining part of the festivities was the video presentation of the
               Gerry Cysewski                                                                                   BENEFITS.
                Gary Souther                             VOLUNTEER.                                                               100 year History of the TransPac Race. Gary Souther and Sam Gaughen
                 Skip Brown                                                                                                       acquired the video and arranged the KSC movie Theater for a popcorn
              Linda Rodriguez                                                                                                     munching evening of sailing nostalgia and name dropping. Mahalo to
                                                                                                                                  both of them for putting in the extra time to provide us with this unique
          Committee Chairpersons                                  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED                                               opportunity.
    Quartermaster - Judy Volquardsen
                                                                                                                                                   - SEE COLOR PHOTOS ON KSC WEBSITE -
    Race Committee - Rhonda Klimt
    Memberships - Gerry, Sam, Mike
    Social Events - Gary Souther &
                                                       WE HAVEN’T HAD MUCH LUCK SIGNING UP VOLUNTEERS FOR THE JOBS
       Linda Rodriguez
                                                       LISTED BELOW. SOOOO, WE MUST RUN THEM HERE AGAIN. DON’T HESITATE
    Non-Racing Sail Events - Gerry Cysewski
                                                       TO CALL THE APPROPRIATE PERSON AND GET IN THERE AND HELL-
    Newsletter - Susie Cysewski
    Web Site - Mady & Chieko Madenokoji                The following items currently need attention...
    T-Shirts - Heather Halsey &
               Kimi Fennel                             1. Gas BBQ needs new Burners installed -
                                                           Club to pay all expenses. Contact Steve
  We welcome any news, photos or classi-
   fied ads you would like to place in the                 Halsey 960-0138.
  newsletter. Please submit your piece to:
      Susie Cysewski, 73-4781 Halolani St.             2. Someone to shop for a new picnic table --
  Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 325-6493 or email
                                                           If you have pick-up truck and you’re going to
                                                           one of the big stores or if you know someone that builds those nice,
    Articles may need to be approved by                    long ones, let the board know the costs. Our current table is quite
   the Kona Sailing Club Board of Directors                an embarrassment. Contact Steve Halsey.
            before being published.

   If you would rather receive a PDF version of        3. Plan a menu and shop for entré for a Fall Regatta Day - One volun-
  this newsletter e-mailed to you, please write            teer per event / day. You’re probably going to Costco anyhow, so
        to Susie at                   why not pick up some meat, chicken or fish for an after-race BBQ.
                                                           Members will pitch in with cooking and pot-luck side dishes.
                 KSC Website:
                                                           Contact Gary (937-5886) or Linda (756-4501).

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