Byte Annual Meeting—
January 5, 2003
Moratorio, Katie Murray, Gail
submitted by Jannelle
for local and National Byte 2003 fleet membership were distributed to attendees.
Local fleet membership dues are $10 for boat owners and $5 for associates.
National membership dues are $25.
will mail local fleet membership information to all
fleet sailors that have not paid their 2003 dues.
Karin will post information and applications on the fleet web site.
announced that Dan Ouellet was the 2002 fleet champion with 20 points for the
season. Other top finishers included Gail Yando (34 points),
(45), Karin Knolwes (69), and Jeff Nelson (75).
2003 Scoring Rules
presented a draft of scoring rules to determine the Byte fleet champion. The
group discussed several suggested modifications to the rules, which were noted
and will be updated by Karin. The major provisions include:
fleet members are counted in the season championship.
fleet members that have competed at 50% of all race days are considered
competitors for the season championship.
races in a season championship regatta count.
number of throwouts allowed depends on the total number of raced sailed in a
season championship event.
for individuals races is as follows: 1st – ¾ point; 2nd -
2 points; 3rd – 3 points; etc.
will post the complete and updated 2003 Scoring Rules on the fleet web site.
members present discussed and voted on the following schedule:
(* indicates that the race will count towards the
RYC Midwinters & Byte Ann. Meeting
Byte Midwinters West
March 8-9 StFYC Spring Dinghy
RYC Big Dinghy*
May 24-25 Whiskeytown Regatta
June 7 8
Gold Country Regatta*
High Sierra Regatta *
Sept. 27-28 RYC Totally Dinghy*
Oct 25-26 StFYC
EYC Small Boat Series = last Sunday. of month
Jan to Oct.
Series = Second Sat. Dec. to March
March 29-30 Womens Dinghy Clinic
Clinic at RYC
Clinic at RYC
Clinic at JLAC
Clinic at Delta ???
Clinic at Tinsley
Fleet Social to Kick-Off Season
Sail-a-Small Boat Day
Fall Fleet Social
The members present discussed the possibility of adding social activities
to the schedule. It was agreed that a social activity would be scheduled in
February, possibly the 22nd, to kick off the season.
reported that the fleet account has $883.83.
reported that the Charter Byte is in good shape, but it needs a new bailer
and/or seals, which should be a small expense.
asked the members in attendance whether there was any interest in paying for web
site server space, thereby eliminating the pop up ads that come with our current
free site. The members in attendance felt that the cost of the current web site
(free) outweighed the annoyance of the ads. The members in attendance asked
Karin to investigate registering a domain name that would be easier to identify.
Karin estimated that registering a domain name would cost around $40 per year.
volunteered to undertake the responsibility of fleet correspondent. If anyone is
interested in assisting Gail with this responsibility please let her know as any
and all additional support is appreciated.
“2003 Scoring Rules” were discussed (see item 3) as a major component of
future bylaws. Karin will collect and review bylaws used by other fleets and
report her findings back to the membership.
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