Ben Grodner, President
Cait McDonald, Vice President
Thomas Hentschel, Treasurer
Jeff Bishop, Adviser
The three criteria for becoming a keyholder are, in order of importance:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Announce you are opening the shed on the listserve.
- Include time you plan to be there and if it is beginner-friendly (winds under 12mph).
- For South Winds, remind them to read the "South Wind" guidelines on this website: https://sites.google.com/site/cayugawindsurfing/launch-guidelines
- Unlock three locks: the shed door, sails in the tent, and side rack.
- Put the locks in the small loop between the shed and the tent.
- Don't leave the locks in the shelves inside, on the ground, or anywhere else where they can get lost.
- Unlock the rear racks. Those locks use a different key, which is hanging inside the shed.
- 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.
- Put you name and sail color on the white board. Ask all sailors to do the same.
- Keep your eye on everyone
- Cleanup procedure:
- Make sure all sailors are accounted for, and have signed out.
- Put the sails away nested in pairs, mast side down.
- Put the garbage can inside the shed!
- Secure the four locks: sails in the tent, shed door, side boards, and rear boards.
- 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.
- Committee discussion group:
- Emergency Procedure and Injury Report (PDF)
- Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs):
- Report sightings (with picture, location, date and time) to email@example.com
- Ithaca Non-Emergency Dispatch: 607-273-7288
- Merrill Sailing Center: 607-277-9307