|Mike Goldstein emphasizes some of the finer points of motor boat operation|
The seminars were put together by MYC's Education Chair, Bernadette Levesque, and featured boat safety presentation by Mark Stoughton and Mike Goldstein, followed by powerboat operating procedures by Mike Goldstein. Mike took participants through all the aspects of each of the clubs powerboats. All participants were also actively encouraged to take Bob Gaffney's Powerboat Certification course later on this year.
|Joe Honor, Marta Kovat and Raplph Lambalot|
taking charge of the Committee boat
After the safety seminar and lunch, Mark Stoughton and John Houstle took 9 members through that basics of service on a race committee. Conduct of a race and the responsibilities of each member of the race committee was presented on shore, then everyone headed out onto the lake, where each participant took turns in the crash boats and the committee boat. Each participant got a chance to drop and move marks, set up a course, and run a mock race.
To finish out the safety related weekend activities, today, members of the Coast Guard Auxillary were at the club to offer free safety assessments for anyone at the club who wished to have their boats checked out.