This is notice that Covid-19 health mandates necessitate
closure of the club house and suspension of all club activities
involving personal contact .
April 2020 Covid-19 Impact
Your board met using telephone conference to discuss
the ramifications of Covid-19 restrictions on club activities.
1. The clubhouse will remain closed until Covid-19
health mandates requiring social distancing are lifted. Be advised
that those who have received there 2020 Club membership e-cards with
this seasons door codes, that those codes will not work until Covid-19
restrictions are lifted.
2.The spring membership meeting scheduled for
April 16th remains postponed until further notice, as do all other in
person club activities.
3. In place of the spring membership meeting a
Facebook Messenger session will take place on April 16th at 6:00 PM.
This session will feature Gary Fung in a discussion of racing, using
the 'jack rabbit start' technique of yacht racing.
It is anticipated that this, or similar methods of
communication will be used to present items of interest to our
membership during the period of Covid-19 restricted contact.
We are always looking for recommendations for
topics of interest to our membership, and members willing to share
items of interest. Any one with an idea for a topic should contact
one of your board members, or an email to email@example.com
As an aside Sam Steele shared a recommendation for the
film Sea Gypsies, available on Amazon Prime.
During the board meeting discussion regarding Covid-19
restrictions centered on travel to Seward. Alaskan Governor Dunleavy
Health Mandate #12 restricts Intrastate travel:
"Personal travel is prohibited except as necessary
to meet critical personal needs or work in critical infrastructure
jobs. Critical personal needs include buying, selling, or delivering
groceries and home goods; obtaining fuel for vehicles or residential
needs; transporting family members for out-of-home care, essential
health needs, or for purposes of child custody exchanges; receiving
essential health care; providing essential health care to a family
member; obtaining other important goods; and engaging in subsistence
Club Trustee Marty Lemon reported that Peter Murphy asked Bryan
Fisher, Incident Commander Alaska State Emergency Operations
Center/Unified Command, if relocating to a boat is acceptable, given
that relocating to a cabin is approved, Brian confirmed "You can
relocate to your boat out of Seward"
Club members from other communities should be
cognizant that the stores, businesses and other facilities in Seward
are closed, except those considered essential, and that Seward
residents are practicing social isolation to restrict the spread of
the virus. Visitors from other communities are considered subject to
a 14 day quarantine. Those of us from other communities can respect
there desire to restrict the spread of the coronaviris and protect
the health and lives of there citizens.
While there is presently restriction on the use of the clubhouse we
remain hopeful and encourage members to renew their membership,
thereby taking advantage of the reduced rates for this year. There
are also still a couple of parking passes available... It is
also of note that parking spaces adjacent to the clubhouse will be
available to the first 10 members, on the basis of the date of their
membership renewal, and at a cost of $50. It is noted that on popular
dates, when Seward is packed, all the spaces may be taken. Come a day
earlier and have even more fun.
If you can't make the April 16th virtual meeting, we hope
to announce another meeting in the near future.
The next board meeting will be Wednesday May 6th,
17:30, and be conducted via a telephone conference call.
Tentative Schedule of Events for 2020
Although the following
events are all in abeyance, the full calendar is listed so we are
reminded of all the great times ahead, once the Covid-19 restrictions
April 15th club house
to think about our upcoming race and event season, and especially
think about how to make our races work, and an appeal to members to
step forward as 'race sponsors/marshals'. Members who will organize
an individual race and be responsible to see that it happens and help
participants have a great event.
May 15, 16 & 17 Fri,
Sat & Sun 2020 Harbor Opening: progressive boat party Sat
16th and on Sun 17th for breakfast and a club open house.
June 6th Sat Race #1
Destination Sunny Cove Race - Rabbit start, or self timed?
June 20th Summer Solstice
Cruise - WHSYC, KFYC & Sailing Inc.
July 5th thru 7th, Sun, Mon
Tue - Commodores Cruise
July 18th Sat Race #2
Destination Bulldog Cove Race
August 8th Sat Rum Doodle
August 9th, Sun Short Track
Race... Say Sea Life Center to Industrial Harbor and back
August 8 - 16, Seward
Silver Salmon Derby
August 28th, 29th,
31st & Sept 1st, Race #3 Alaska Cup combined with Fri, Sat &
Sun Sailing Inc. Day Harbor Cruise. Participants chip in $10 -
$20 for a goody bag for all participants?
Sept 25, 26 & 27th Fri,
Sat & Sun Clubhouse Closing Weekend
Wed. Clubhouse Locked for the season
Riggers are questionable at this point... anyone
looking for services please write in.
Electronics, spoke with Jim Damore of Gold Star Alaska
(Anchorage) about potential work on my vessel: $110/hour work time
and $75/hour travel time.
Thanks to this years boat show hosts & the plan is
for an even better presence at next years show.
Look forward to participating with you at our first
Best wishes for your health and safety,