To All Oak Hollow Sailing Club Members:
Thanks to the administrative follow-up of Nancy Valego, the club’s name is now officially recognized by the state as “Oak Hollow Sailing Club”, completing the transition from “Yacht” club which was initiated in late 2011.
We will begin the season with almost 20 boats in our membership, which is exciting! In 2011, we averaged almost 8 boats per regatta Saturday, which was a signifcant increase over previous seasons.
One area I hope we can focus on in 2012, is to try to keep as many of our member families involved, especially those who are still learning to sail, and may not yet feel comfortable enough to rent (or own) a sailboat on their own. If you fall into this category (new, still learning, no boat) please don’t get discouraged. If you and your family members enjoy being on the water, there are going to be plenty of opportunities for you to continue to sail, and be involved. Our goal as a club is to help all of our members to improve their sailing skills, especially those who are new to sailing, so they will become proficient and confident enough to sail on their own.
The opportunities to stay involved include if you are still “new” and/or are without a boat include:
1. Showing up on the Saturdays on which we sail and being a crew member on someone’s boat.
2. Helping on the committee boat (the pontoon boat, to help keep times and record them).
3. Renting a Sunfish from the Oak Hollow Marina
4. Borrowing or renting a spare boat (if there is one available). The club is working toward buying a boat for this purpose (for training and for use of our members who don’t own one).
We look forward to beginning the season, and will send out our schedule after the board and officers meet later this month.
Oak Hollow Sailing Club