Officers 2022

Ben Grodner, President

Austin Kaczmarek, Vice President

Thomas Hentschel, Treasurer

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Faculty Advisor


The three criteria for becoming a keyholder are, in order of importance:

  1. Responsibility: take good care of the equipment, help others carry gear, don't sail beyond your abilities, don't do any equipment maintenance unless you know what you're doing, etc.

  2. Familiarity with the club's equipment and rules: other keyholders can guide you with the club equipment. Knowing how to rig is a plus, but not required. We'll try to teach people to rig as opportunities arise.

  3. Windsurfing ability: Able to go out and back on your own, and to paddle out to a stranded beginner and sail their rig back.

If you're interested in becoming a keyholder, demonstrate the above criteria with actions, and notify one of the existing keyholders.


  1. Announce you are opening the shed on the listserve.

  2. Unlock four locks: the shed door, sails in the tent, side rack, and rear rack.

    • Hang the front three locks in the small loop between the shed and the tent; hang the rear rack lock in the rope loop.

    • Don't leave the locks in the shelves inside, in the cable loop on the ground, or anywhere else where they can get lost.

  1. Roll up the tent door slowly and hook it open, as demonstrated in this video:


    • Don't rush: sloppy rolling will make it harder to get sails in/out, and may lead to long-term damage to the tent.

  2. Put you name and sail color on the white board. Ask all sailors to do the same.

  3. Keep your eye on everyone

  4. Cleanup procedure:

    1. Make sure all sailors are accounted for, and have signed out.

    2. Put the sails away nested in pairs, mast side down.

    3. Put the garbage can inside the shed!

    4. Secure the four locks: sails in the tent, shed door, side boards, and rear boards.

    5. For the rear rack, secure the upper ropes on both side with the bungee, stretch the bungee tight. Basically, imagine a big windstorm blowing all the boards, and make sure nothing will fall over when that happens.

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