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Annual Meeting and Dinner

posted Dec 2, 2011, 8:28 AM by John Lovin   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB ]

This year the annual meeting and dinner was held at the Enterprise Mill with over 70 members in attendance including 10 Commodores. If you were not there you missed a great event and an opportunity to connect with old and new friends.  Our outgoing Commodore conducted the annual meeting with his usual professionalism and on behalf of the membership I want to thank John Lovin for his service and many contributions to the Club. Also thanks to the retiring, continuing and new Board members for their service.  The Gilbert Klemann Trophy was awarded to Bob Harkrider for his service and sportsmanship over his many years with the Club. The Cruiser of the Year award was presented to Greg and Rhonda Hatcher. Service awards were made to Bill Collins, Bob Kaltenback and Bob Harkrider for outstanding service year after year at the Halloween Regatta and to Mike Walsh for outstanding service at this year’s Halloween Regatta.


Gilbert Lacy Klemann Award

The 2011 Klemann Award was presented to Bob Harkrider for his many years of service and sportsmanship at the Augusta Sailing Club and beyond. Bob was the 30th Commodore in 1983 and has served on the Financial Review Committee for many years. Bob repeatedly takes on the huge task of managing 30 plus volunteers on 4 divisions with a dozen boats to put on the Halloween Regatta for over a hundred competing boats each year. Bob is a competitor on the national level in his beloved Lightings. Bob was instrumental in the development of the Lightning fleet in the 80’s and 90’s in the southeast and acts as host for the annual lightning Regatta here at Augusta Sailing Club each year. As a great competitor Bob’s name appears multiple times on the Clubs perpetual trophies including the Castleberry-Robertson, the Mid-Winter Cup and the Summer Dingy Series Trophy. The Club is now pleased to add Bob’s name to the Gilbert Lacy Klemann Award.



The Cruiser of the Year Award recognizes the ASC member or member couple who embraces or, by example, personifies non-competitive sailing (cruising). The member or member couple will have participated in local or blue-water cruising, entertained in a cruising environment, embarked on a cruising lifestyle, provided coaching during cruising, derived joy from cruising and/or imparted enthusiasm for cruising.  Special consideration is given for organizing, enrolling and/or participation in the club events that promote cruising including the Full Moon Cruises and the 24 hour race/voyage. Additional consideration is given to participation in the cruiser racing fleet, acknowledging the value of racing as a means to improve sailing skills and decision making under sail. Special thanks to Ed Durant and Justin Annis for initiating and sponsoring this award. The 2010 Cruiser of the Year, Tony and Brenda Coy, presented the award to the 2011 Cruiser of the Year, Greg and Rhonda Hatcher, at this year’s annual meeting.