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Temperature: 15° F, Wind: 23 KT WNW 293°
High Gust: 42 KT at 12:07 AM, Avg: 25.2 KT
As of: 8:05 am, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
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Learn to Sail Seminar - Feb. 7, 2015 - 12 Noon

Bring your questions to our experienced sailors and racers. We are holding this seminar to jump start our learn to sail program. There are 5 learn to sail events scheduled for this season and this is your opportunity to help in the planning. Some of the topics we plan to cover during this seminar are:

What to Wear - Wetsuits, Dry Suits, Life Jackets, Gloves, Booties, Harness
Don't Forget - Your Radio, Cell Phone
Safety - Rigging, Trapeze
Weather Conditions - Water + Air Temp, Heavy Air
Right of Way - Channels, Barges, Sea Streak
Fun Race Events, Schedule

Join us Saturday, February 7th, at 12 Noon, at the Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union Street, Red Bank. Please send an email to so we know how many will attend. If you have any questions or need directions call George 908-692-6833

Membership Application Due Feb. 21, 2015

Please be reminded that your mail in application is due February 21, 2015. Your application along with your check for 2015 fees and any past dues, assessments must be filled out and sent to (SHBCC) Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club, PO Box 187, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 and postmarked no later than February 21, 2015 in order for you to maintain your current boat spot. If you do not meet the deadline your boat spot will be up for grabs at the February 28th in person sign up.

Membership will not be granted and boat spots will not be assigned if money is owed to the club.

In person early sign up is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM sharp for those wishing to select a different boat spot. On Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM a beach map of spots available and sign-up sheet for Saturday morning will be posted on the Cathouse door. The beach map will also be posted on the web site at the same time. Those attending early sign-up must remain at the beach from the time you add your name to the list until 8:00 AM on Saturday, 2/28/14. Selection will begin at 8:00 AM sharp. The first person on the list will have first choice of available spots and so on through the sign up list.

Within a few days after early sign up, all members will be mailed a beach map showing boat spot assignments for the 2014 season. It is important that you check the map to insure you have the correct spot. If there are any discrepancies and/or if you wish to change your spot to another if available, you must call Al Dewan at (732) 521-2518.

Important Note: We will not pull your information from last year's application you must complete a new application in full. Please print and insure it is legible. Don't forget your e-mail. Double check your math when filling out the check.

See you at the beach
Al Dewan

Election March 7, 2015, 2 pm

Location: The Cathouse
Click on the underlined names to view the write-up.

2015 Election Ballot

CommodoreVic Simon (I)

Vice-Commodore Henry(Skip) Cioffi
(vote for one)Mark Brady (I)

Staff (Race)CommodoreGeorge Evans

Rear (Beach)Commodore Scott Rathburn

TreasurerRoger Silvergold (I)

Recording SecretaryJenna Meyer (I)
(vote for one)Kathy Butler

NewsletterDonna Gugger

Safety & SecurityCurtis Butler

Membership SecretaryAl Dewan (I)
(vote for one)Wayne Solotoff

Board of DirectorsDoug Leite
(vote for five)Ernie Hofmann
Gary Butler
Jeff Ford
Mark Bidwell
Noah Herzon
Peter Fornabai
Peter Shearer
Rory O'Connor
Wolfgang Kornwebel

(I) Incumbent

Absentee Ballot Rule

1. To receive an absentee ballot, member must contact the membership secretary.
2. Secretary will send a three part package which includes: 1-Stamped return envelope, 2-Numbered blank envelope, 3-Ballot
3. Member will fill in ballot, than place in numbered blank envelope which will be placed in stamped return envelope.
4. Return envelope must be received prior to election.
5. Membership secretary will keep track of ballots sent out and returned.

Winter Storage

The winter storage fee for 2014 is $120 and is due 12/15/14 to avoid a late fee. Please mail your check to: Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club, P.O. Box 187, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

Winter storage spots in the upper and lower lots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After 12/15/14, the winter storage fee is $200.

Crew Finder

If you are looking for crew or to be crew, send an email to our Commodore. He can send a group email to our membership.


Sat, Jan. 31, 2015
BOD Mtg 12:00

Wed, Feb. 4, 2015
Fleet Meeting 7:30pm/Budget vote

Sat, Feb. 7, 2015
Learn to Sail Seminar 12 Noon

Sat, Feb. 21, 2015
Applications due to retain boat spots

Fri, Feb. 27, 2015
7pm posting at beach and web-site of Beach map

Sat, Feb. 28, 2015
Early sign-up 8am

Wed, Mar. 4, 2015
Off mtg 8pm