The Beacon

Volume 29 Number 3 April, 1999

The Official Newsletter of the Saanich Peninsula Squadron

A UNIT OF CANADIAN POWER AND SAIL SQUADRONS

Commander Cdr Helen Louwerse 655-3532 hagelo@kcorp.com
Past Commander P/Cdr Glenn Gallins 656-4904 lawcentre@tnet.net
Executive Officer Lt/Cdr Ken Reeves 655-3602  
Training Officer Lt/Cdr Greg Nutt 656-5684 nutz@ home.com
Assistant Training Officer 1st Lt Arthur Scott 656-7010
Training Aids Officer P/Cdr Cliff Cunningham 656-7120 c-to-sea@ii.ca
Treasurer 1st Lt Bill Morrow 656-7826 bjmorrow@islandnet.com
Secretary 1st Lt Paulette Nutt 656-5864 pnutt@home.com
Membership Officer 1st Lt Diana McBratney 656-4590 ste@uvic.ca
Supply Officer 1st Lt Gay Miller 656-5190 ctime@bc.sympatico.ca
Editor, Beacon 1st Lt Carol Sidwell 656-4590 eac@uvvm.uvic.ca
Publisher, Beacon 1st Lt Agnes Simpson 652-1291
Communications Officer P/Cdr Stephen Denroche 656-6177 stemar@direct.ca
Marep Officer P/R/C Ray Berry 656-2790
Computer Officer 1st Lt Colin Gallins 656-4904 lawcentre@tnet.net
P.R. & Entertainment Officer 1st Lt Cliff Kachaluba 652-2359 candc@tnet.net
Social Cruise Captain 1st Lt Barry Levi 727-8417 blevi@bc.sympatico.ca
Student Cruise Captain 1st Lt Martin Pepper pgr388-1727
Port Captain 1st Lt Hank Louwerse 656-9587 hagelo@kcorp.com
Environment Officer 1st Lt Leslie Head 655-4656 captain@headsupnav.com
Archivist P/Cdr Giles Perodeau 656-4525  
Auditor ***** Brenna Litwack 656-0084
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Meetings of the Bridge will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 1930 in the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club. All members welcome. Information, advertisement requests and articles for publication in The Beacon are due by those dates.

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Commanders Comments

Oops - when I wrote my message for the last Beacon, I assumed our student cruise would be the usual success. WRONG! We had to cancel the Kelowna students and, as it turned out, we are glad we did. The day was perfect for the first hour and then the wind and rain began. Martin Pepper made the decision to abort the cruise, however the students did complete most of their chart work. Hank I and enjoyed the cruise aboard "Its a Fine Madness" with Martin and his family - despite the weather! My apologies to those who went to the North Saanich Yacht Club for dinner on the Saturday evening and didn't know it had been cancelled.

This month I would like to honour another member who is retiring from the Bridge. Cliff Cunningham has served our Squadron for the past 9 years and has been a member of CPS since 1980. Cliff's interest has always been in training and he has volunteered as an instructor in Basic Boating and Piloting. During the summer, Cliff teaches "on the water" training to private students. He has years of experience in both boating and in CPS matters and has been a valuable member of our Bridge. Thank you Cliff -- you will be missed.

For those of you who plan to attend District's AGM on Saltspring Island, May 7 and 8, it is time to get your registration form and cheque in the mail. It is very difficult to plan meals, etc. when the committee is unsure how many will be attending

Our first cruise is the annual "Around Saltspring Island" April 2-4 -- this weekend! Can you believe it -- summer is (almost) here! The CPS Seminar on April 17th still has space available. If you wish to attend, please call Cliff Cunningham to reserve. Then there is the Sidney Floating Boat Show, Apr. 22-25. We need people to work at the gate and others to take charge of our booth for a couple of hours. Call Cliff Kachaluba at 652-2359 if you can help. Then on the 3rd of May we will be holding our Annual General Meeting in the SNS Yacht Club at 1900. I would like to see as many members out for this event as possible. Our new Bridge will be sworn in by the District Commander and I will hand the lines over to your new Commander. And then, wait until you see next month's newsletter!

Helen Louwerse


"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens." Carl Jung


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TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of Saanich Peninsula Power and Sail Squadron will be held at the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 10775 McDonald Park Road, Sidney, BC on 3 May 1999 at 1930.

AGENDA

Receiving and, if thought fit, approving the reports of the Officers of the Squadron;

Receiving and, if thought fit, approving the Financial Statements of the Squadron for the twelve month period ending March 31, 1999, and the report of the Squadron Auditor thereon;

Electing the Officers of the Squadron;

Appointing the Squadron Auditor;

Considering such further business as may properly come before the Meeting.

The Report of the Squadron Nominating Committee is attached to and forms part of this Notice. Under Squadron Regulation 12.1, any further nominations must be made by way of a petition in writing signed by not less than 5 members of this Squadron who shall confirm the consent of the nominee to stand for election. The petition must be filed with the Squadron Secretary not less than 2 days prior to the date of this Meeting.

Copies of the Treasurer's Report, together with financial statements of the Squadron's fiscal year ending March 31, 1999, will be available at the Meeting. Copies of the Minutes of 1998 Annual General Meeting will also be available.

1999 Report of the

Squadron Nominating Committee

The Squadron Nominating Committee nominates the following Members for election as Squadron Officers for 1999/2000:

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Commander (Cdr) Lt/Cdr Ken Reeves

Executive Officer (Lt/C) Lt/Cdr Greg Nutt

Training Officer (Lt/C) David Stansfield

Asst. Training Officer (1st Lt) Jim Dawson

Boat Pro Officer (1st Lt) Barbara Bond

Treasurer (1st Lt) P/Cdr Ray Scott

Secretary (1st Lt) 1st Lt Paulette Nutt

Membership Officer (1st Lt) 1st Lt Carol Sidwell

PR & Entertainment Officer (1st Lt) 1st Lt Cliff Kachaluba

Supply Officer (1st Lt) Chris Sterling

Editor, Beacon (1st Lt) 1st Lt Diana McBratney

Publisher, Beacon (1st Lt) 1st Lt Agnes Simpson

Social Cruise Captain (1st Lt) 1st Lt Barry Levi

Student Cruise Captain (1st Lt) 1st Lt Martin Pepper

Archivist (1st Lt) P/Cdr Giles Perodeau

Communications Officer (1st Lt) Tamara Nutt

Computer Officer (1st Lt) 1st Lt Colin Gallins

Environment Officer (1st Lt) 1st Lt Lesley Head

MAREP Officer (1st Lt) Bob Richardson

Port Captain (1st Lt) 1st Lt Hank Louwerse

The Squadron Nominating Committee also nominates the following Member for appointment as Auditor of the Squadron:

Brenna Litwack, 370 Wain Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 5P9

The Squadron Nominating Committee advises that the following Member will serve on the Squadron Executive Committee for the next year by virtue of her position as immediate Past Commander, and does not require election or appointment:

Past Commander (P/Cdr) Cdr Helen Louwerse

Pursuant to Squadron Regulations the following Members will serve on the Squadron Nominating Committee for 1999/2000 by virtue of their positions, and do not require election or appointment:

Past Commander Helen Louwerse

Commander Ken Reeves

Training Officer David Stansfield

Respectfully submitted

P/Cdr Glenn Gallins Cdr Helen Louwerse Lt/Cdr Greg Nutt


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From the Training Department . . .

The Spring 1999 Boating Course is now well underway at Parklands School under the instructor, Doug Mitchell and Chief Proctor, Dave Stansfield, with Sita Pallay and Jack Parry as proctors. The students are:

John Blomfield Jamie Bowser Cynthia Brunt

Doug Carey Matt Erickson Cynthia George

Donald Goddard Chris Hall Andrea Keenan

Lee Hendricks Janet MacDonald Simon Manvell

Sarah Mossman Chris Olson Paul Ouellette

Arleen Raper Chris Remmer Robin Spencer

Student Cruise -- many thanks to the Skippers and Proctors and others who turned out to help on the student cruise on Sunday the 28th of February. As many of you know, we had to cancel the cruise when it became obvious that squalls bringing high winds and seas were continuing to come our way. Some boats made it to Otter Bay, others didn't. It is unfortunate that the students did not receive the benefits of the planned demonstrations in fire fighting, use of flares, and anchoring. Hopefully most students were able to do some of their navigation and also to listen to the MAREP report.

Saanich Peninsula Squadron Presents

GPS

a one day seminar

April 17, 19990900 - 1600

Legion Hall, 1660 Mills Road

North Saanich

Presentor: Capt. Kevin Monahan

Cost: $35.00 Lunch Included

To Register: Call Cliff 656-7120

or email c-to-sea@ii.ca


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COMING EVENTS MASTER LIST -- 1999 (Part 2)

March 18, 1999

SUBJECT TO CHANGE -- WATCH THE MONTHLY ISSUES OF THE BEACON

Jun. 17 Bridge meeting at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1930. All members are welcome to attend. Last meeting until August.

Jun. 26 Day cruise to Sidney Spit for Kids Special -- a day of games and other family fun -- still time to get home for the evening if you don't want to stay -- could even get the ferry if you don't have a boat or a squadron member who is able to take you. For information contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Jul. 17 Cruise to Ganges Harbour where we will moor at Saltspring Marina and take in the sites, sounds and stores of Ganges. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Aug. 7 Cruise to Genoa Bay for fun and games. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Aug. 13-15 2nd Annual Vancouver Island South District Gathering at Otter Bay, North Pender Island. Plan now to come along and among other things find yourselves served breakfast by members of the Bridge have a swim in the pool golf 'n other games pot luck dinners all good stuff and you can still catch the Ferry back home if you don't bring your own boat.

Aug. 19 Bridge meeting at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1930. All members are welcome to attend.

Aug. 21 Cruise to Otter Bay, North Pender Island for our Squadron Annual Golf Tournament. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Sep. 4 Cruise to Montague Harbour, Galiano Island for a raft-up. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702. OK to stay over the 5th if you wish.

Sep. 16 Bridge meeting at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1930. All members are welcome to attend.

Sep. 25 Cruise to Ladysmith Harbour where we will moor at Manana Lodge and sample the cuisine of their fabulous restaurant. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Oct. 15-17 National AGM

Oct. 16 While the Commander is away, we will pay a return visit to Maple Bay for a night in the Pub. For information and reservations contact our Social Cruise Captain, Barry Levi at 477-3702.

Oct. 21 Bridge meeting at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1930. All members are welcome to attend.

Nov. 18 Bridge meeting at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1930. All members are welcome to attend. Last meeting of the year. Next meeting will be January 20, 2000.

Nov. Fall Student Cruise.

Dec. 10 Squadron Annual Christmas Dinner at Glen Meadows.

Dec. 31 What better way to see in the Year 2000 than by taking part in our Annual New Year's Cruise to Otter Bay, North Pender Island. (NOT YET CONFIRMED)

Anyone planning trips to Desolation, Puget Sound or other trips on specific dates where they might be glad of some company? Let the Editor know so that the trips can be advertised in the Beacon for the information of others who might want to tag along "in small groups" etc. 656-4590.

Amendments to this list should be phoned or emailed to Diana McBratney, 656-4590 or ste@uvic.ca


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Power Boat Trim - Second of two parts

Condensed from an article by Steve Sandler in

"Power Boating Canada"

Couple the effect of trim tab adjustments with changes in hull speed, (i.e., more or less thrust being applied, differences in the drag force due to change in attitude or angle of attack, and in more or less wetted surface) and the additional adjustment possible with a trimmable drive, and the situation becomes vastly more complex. If a drive is trimmed up from the horizontal, there is a downward component to the thrust developed by the prop. The angle of attack must increase and this will increase lift while reducing the wetted surface. As the bow rises, though, part of the force that was acting downward is now acting horizontally. If the thrust becomes directed downwards at all, you lose some of the thrust in the direction of motion.

The higher the drive is raised, the more downward thrust is applied. The CP moves aft and the angle of attack increases. There are obvious limits. If the prop gets too near the surface it will start to ventilate and lose bite on the water. Similarly the horizontal thrust component is reduced.

Think of the boat as a see-saw with the CP as the pivotal point. Trim devices allow the fore or aft movement of the pivot point. The aim is to achieve balance at an attitude which best satisfies the objectives of speed, efficiency, safety, and ride comfort. Subtle changes in the trim devices usually provide the best results. Try small changes in each device separately to see the effects. Watch the tachometer, the speedometer, and ride comfort, for instance. Note the time taken to get onto plane. Change the settings you used and then repeat the process.

Unstable chine walking presents a difficult problem and can be dangerous. This is an effect most often found in deep-vee bottomed boats running at high speeds. A sure fire fix is often to throttle back and let the boat settle deeper in the water where hydrodynamic forces will create a more stable support for the hull rather than having it trying to ride one or the other chine. This avoids a dangerous oscillatory tendency that some boats of the deep-vee bottom type can have. It may not be your wish to slow down this way, but safety first is the rule.


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1999 Report of the

District Nominating Committee

The District Nominating Committee nominates the following Members for election as District Officers for 1999/2000

District Commander (D/C) Ken Clarke (Saanich Peninsula)

District Executive Officer (D/Lt/C) Peter Jennings (Victoria)

District Training Officer (D/Lt/C) Margaret Jensen (Sooke)

District Administrative Officer (D/Lt/C) Don Lassey (Sooke)

District Secretary (D/Lt) Shirley Hamilton (Victoria)

District Treasurer (D/Lt) Ed McNulty (Victoria)

District Public Relations Officer (D/Lt) Lyle Sauter (Oak Bay)

District MAREP (Hydrogr.) Offr (D/Lt) Peter Browning (Juan de Fuca)

District Membership Officer Lyle Sauter (Oak Bay)

The District Nominating Committee also nominates the following Members for

election as District Officers, with the rank of District Lieutenant, who, if elected, will have the duties indicated next to their names assigned to them by the District Executive Committee pursuant to District Regulation 10.2(b)

Assistant District Training Officer Margaret Griffin (Saanich Peninsula)

Assistant District Training Officer Helen Louwerse (Saanich Peninsula)

District Youth Education Officer Len Fallan (Brentwood Bay)

District MAREP (Weather) Officer Sharon Lassey (Sooke)

District Environment Officer Ray Berry (Saanich Peninsula)

District Supply Officer Lynne Parten (Victoria)

District Roster Editor Linda Larsson (Brentwood Bay)

The District Nominating Committee also nominates the following Member for appointment by the Members as Auditor of the District:

Robert Alton, 2415 Lansdowne Road, Victoria, BC V8R 3N9 (250) 598-2616

The District Nominating Committee advises that, if elected, the Nominee for Commander intends to appoint the following Members as staff officers with the rank of Staff Lieutenant:

District Port Captain Pim Manning (Pender Island)

District Advertising Coordinator George Silvestrini (Oak Bay) next page


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Electronics Communications Officer Linda Larsson (Brentwood Bay)

Assistant Youth Education Officer Jeff Trapp (Juan de Fuca)

District Safe Boating Award Coordinator Gay Miller (Saanich Peninsula)

District Historian Shirley Jones (Oak Bay)

Telephone Answering Service Pat Moar (Victoria)

Canadian Coast Guard Liaison David Struthers (Saanich Peninsula)

The District Nominating Committee advises that, if elected, the Nominee for Commander intends to appoint the following Members to the following positions:

Government Liaison Peter Jennings (Victoria)

Vancouver Island North Liaison Peter Jennings (Victoria)

USPS Liaison John Bishop (Juan de Fuca)

PMD Liaison John Bishop (Juan de Fuca)

The District Nominating Committee also advises that

(a) the following Member will serve on the District Executive Committee and the District Council by virtue of his position as immediate Past District Commander, and does not require election or appointment:

John Bishop (Juan de Fuca)

(b) pursuant to District Regulation 9.15.1, the following Members will serve on the District Nominating Committee for 1999/2000 by virtue of their position, and do not require election or appointment:

P/D/C John Bishop (Juan de Fuca) Chairman

P/D/C Conny MacInnis (Victoria)

D/C Ken Clarke (Saanich Peninsula)

Respectfully submitted

P/D/C Conny MacInnis, AP Chairman D/C John Bishop, AP

From the Supply Officer . . .

Is your old CPS flag or SPS burgee becoming faded or tattered?

Want to buy a new one for the upcoming boating season? Also,

with AGM coming up later this Spring, perhaps a new tie, or ladies scarf, or other regalia items may be needed. If so, give the Supply Officer, Gay Miller, a call at 656-5190 to order.


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Power Boat Trim Part 2 -- continued from page 8

Porpoising can best be countered by lowering the bow and not riding at a high angle of attack onto the crest of a wave only to have the bow drop down sharply into the succeeding hollow before the next wave crest arrives to raise the bow again. Crew comfort and kindness to the hull are usually the chief factors here though it is possible in many craft to take water over the bow in heavy seas with a suitably short period between crests. In really extreme conditions of weather, wind and waves, it is necessary to adopt a whole new set of tactics including relatively slow forward speed with the CP and the CG aligned in such a way that the angle of attack of the boat is negligible.

Membership News . . .

Doug Goodwin reports in from the Indian Ocean:

After arriving Malaysia flew to Langkawi and the Rebak marina Resort which catered to yachties; very posh. A 24 hr motor sail took us to Chalong Bay Phuket where we spent a week. Rented motorcycles and saw toured the island of Phuket. Clearing in at Phuket was an involved process involving 6 departments, a ton of paper and 600 baht or $30.00. We left Phuket on 24 Jan expecting NE monsoon 10-15 kt to push us to Sri Lanka 1150 miles in 9-10 days. Never did see any monsoons but had S- SW winds or calm all the way. Arrived Galle at 0200 on 7 Feb, 13 days out of Phuket. Sri Lanka is rather expensive to clear in at $180 US. Part of that is for the agent which helps to grease the skids somewhat. The Customs people will ask for beer or cigarettes when they come to the boat even though it is against the law. Most things here are relatively cheap with the exchange at 45 Rupees to the C$. We've been in Galle for a week and have seen a bit of the area. It's very old with Fort Galle having been built by the Dutch in the 1700s. The skipper did a 4 day tour while I boat-sat. Apparently it was extremely interesting with Ceylon history going back 1000s of years. 3-4 days more in Galle and then on to the Maldives, 500 miles west, and then 1800 miles to Aden and the Red Sea. Should be there sometime mid-March. Hope to be through the Suez by the end of Apr, and then on to Greece.

Don't tow another boat unless you are sure that your cleats and his will take the load and are through bolted with a backing plate. When a cleat is pulled free under strain, it becomes a lethal missile to anyone standing in its path.

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