2012-2013 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Greetings Fleet 50 Sailors!

Mark your calendars for the 2012-2013 Fleet 50 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, which will take place on Saturday, February 9, 6:00-9:00 pm!  Rose Gentile has generously offered up her home once again for a potluck evening (thanks Rose!).  Please bring a dish to share, some beverages to share, and your favorite folding chair to sit on.  Below you will find a link to a sign-up sheet where you can list the number in your party along with the food you are bringing so we get a good mixture of main courses, salads, side dishes  and desserts.  The fleet will provide a bit of beer and soda, but it’d be great if everybody could contribute some drinks as well.  Keep reading for all of the details!

Also, start thinking about your nominations for the various fleet awards that will be given out – this is always a fun part of the annual meeting!  A description of the various crew-nominated and skipper-nominated awards is included at the end of this message.  Please send your nominations directly to me (apb99@mac.com).

Potluck signup sheet

Google Map to Rose’s Home (606 S. Payne St., Alexandria VA, 22314).  Rose notes that the neighbors would prefer if you could please park on the graveyard (west) side of the street.  Rose’s home phone is  703-548-2021 and her cell is 703–401-1399 in case you have any questions about directions/parking.

Meeting Agenda
6:00-7:00: beverages and appetizers
7:00-8:00: potluck dinner
8:00-9:00: business meeting and awards

Awards

General Nomination

Bungle Bucket: The recipient of the Bungle Bucket award will be the Fleet 50 skipper who has demonstrated exceptional instances of lapses of sailing judgment that resulted in humorous or entertaining outcomes.

Skipper Nominated Awards

High Impact Crew: Recipients of the High-impact Crew award must have sailed for one or more Fleet 50 skippers in Fleet 50 racing events.  Winners will be determined based on strength of nominators’ citations, for making a significant difference in the racing performance of the boat or boats, commitment to racing, and support of the fleet.  The winners may not also receive awards for Best New Crew; Most Improved Crew; or Fleet Helper.

Best New Crew: Recipients of the Best New Crew award must have completed their first season of racing for Fleet 50 skippers in Fleet 50 racing events.  Winners will be determined based on strength of nominators’ citations, for commitment to racing; sailing skill; and support of the Fleet.  The winners may not also receive awards for High-impact Crew; Most Improved Crew; or Fleet Helper.

Most Improved Crew: Recipients of the Most Improved Crew award must have completed their second or subsequent season of racing for Fleet 50 skippers in Fleet 50 racing events.  Winners will be determined based on strength of nominators’ citations, for improved sailing skill, commitment to racing; and support of the Fleet.  The winners may not also receive awards for High-impact Crew; Best New Crew; or Fleet Helper.

Crew Nominated Awards

Team Spirit Skipper: The recipient of the Team Spirit Skipper award will be the skipper that makes racing/regattas a fun experience and does a great job fostering a team spirit on board, improving skills, encouraging participation. This has to do with competitive spirit but also patience on board and ability to make it a pleasant rather than stressful learning experience for the team as a whole, regularly attending races/going out there and doing their best regardless of performance.

Mr. Congeniality: The recipient of the Mr. Hospitality/Congeniality  award will be the Fleet 50 skipper who always seems ready to share a smile, some advice over a beer, makes people feel especially welcomed in the fleet, at the marina, and on their boat – and even better if they provide great lunches/refreshments/beer for their crew, or something to share on the grill after racing.

Skipper of the Year: The recipient of the Skipper of the Year award will be a Fleet 50 skipper who has demonstrated exceptional instances of support of the fleet, bravery, good judgment, and commitment to racing.  The nomination has no correlation to how good of a skipper they are.  This has to do w/ personality, fun, skill — basically a popularity vote. In addition to the appropriate merchandise award, there is a perpetual trophy of a wood-framed mirror.

Most Improved Skipper: The recipient of the Most Improved Skipper award will be the skipper who has improved their cumulative score in the Championship Series from the prior year by the largest number of positions.

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