MikeR

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  1. Check this out: https://www.facebook.com/rockingtheboat Rocking the Boat is hiring a new Program Director. Here is your opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of inner city young people. Give Debbie a call to discuss further, or contact me for more info. Please pass this along to anyone whom you think would be interested. Many thanks, MikeR Sailing Job Skills Program Director Job Description Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Rocking the Boat became an accredited U.S. Sailing Community Sailing Center in 2018. The Sailing Job Skills Program Director manages the after school and summer Sailing Job Skills Program for high school juniors and seniors and ensures the maintenance and upkeep of a fleet of modern and traditional sailboats, powerboats, docks, and other sailing equipment and resources. The Program Director must be an experienced sailing instructor able to successfully teach students to become proficient sailors while integrating youth development methodology. The position reports to the Director of Programs and Operations. This is a full time, year round position. Responsibilities Include: Program Development and Execution: Ensuring the development, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive youth sailing internship program · Works with the Student Sailing Program Director and Social Work team to identify and interview prospective Job Skills apprentice applicants in order to enroll 12 high school juniors and seniors in each of three annual semesters · Leads annual Job Skills Sailing Program planning and design with the goal of offering engaging and relevant programs to high school junior and senior participants in sailing and sailing instruction · Incorporates principals of Positive Youth Development in program planning and delivery · Implements Rocking the Boat’s Technical Skills curriculum and works with participants to demonstrate individual achievement through mastering those skills · Prepares participants to pass the US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification by the time they graduate high school · Develops opportunities for Rocking the Boat youth sailors to race both internally and with other young people · Plans and manages a summer middle school sailing program facilitated by high school participants · Collaborates with other Program Directors and Social Workers on program development, shared programming and training opportunities, promoting and delivering college and career exploration activities, and other opportunities · Collaborates with the Social Work team to help participants set and achieve academic, career, and personal goals · Develops and leads day and overnight trips designed to introduce participants to professional opportunities in the sailing world · Participates in monitoring and evaluation designed to assess programmatic success · Fulfills all programmatic content and schedule commitments to dedicated funding sources Program Administration: Ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of information and data necessary to deliver successful programs · Maintains accurate participant records including attendance, technical skill accomplishment, and other information · Coordinates with the Director of Public Programs to develop and lead learn-to-sail activities as a component of a summer middle school program · Supports the Development Department with grant proposals, budgeting, and reporting requirements · Assists in annual budget development; tracks program budget; sources and purchases needed materials and equipment within the parameters established in annual budgets; provides timely and accurate accounting of all expenses Program Facilities, Equipment, and Safety: Ensuring that the physical resources are in place to provide safe and successful programming · Follows all Rocking the Boat safety protocols; identifies and corrects any safety issues · Organizes US Powerboating Safe Powerboating Certification for appropriate staff · Works with the Student Sailing Program Director in overseeing the management and maintenance of all of Rocking the Boat’s sailing program inventory including plastic and fiberglass dinghies, wooden sailboats, and chase boats; other boating equipment such as engines, trailers, dollies, sails, and PFDs; foul weather gear and dry suits; and boat storage infrastructure including floating docks and moorings Cross-Organization Support: Contributing to the promotion and smooth operations of the organization · Participation in fund-raising activities as requested · Contributes to the maintenance of shared resources · Manages program volunteers and hosts visitors · Participates in other activities as necessary to fulfill the mission of Rocking the Boat Requirements: · US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor · Experience managing sailing education programs; race coach experience a plus · Experience managing and maintaining boats and related sailing equipment and infrastructure · Experience or desire to be involved in community oriented education programming · Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and an ability to work independently · Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer applications · Driver’s License · Willingness to work long days, weekends, and some overnights, as necessary Rocking the Boat offers: · Full-time salaried position · Full benefits package including 401(k) with generous employer match · Generous paid time off · Opportunity to work with a creative, well-funded organization committed to community development and youth empowerment Start Date: late January To apply please send cover letter and resume to debbie@rockingtheboat.org with SAILING JOB SKILLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR as the subject. 12/11/19
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    I believe the trophy reads Winidigo. It's a nice drinking mug. Keeps the D&S's real cold for those who do not know what the Windigo trophy is: YRALIS Phrf distance award for boats below 93 handicap. Minimum 3 distance races to qualify. Shooting Star did 8 distance races this year. Shooting Star won 8 distance races this year................BTBOTFA and No. 6 pushed us hard to win (although JT wasn't around in body for our Vineyard win) The SS crew is the best crew I have EVER been a part of and by far the most talented group of sailors I have ever been around...we would NOT have hit that reef ;-) Congrats to the whole team............ Without a doubt. Sometimes a bit rough around the edges, but by far the best sailors I've had the privilege of sailing with. Cheers, MikeR
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    +1 for use of "petard".No points for using "Foisted"? Should have been 'hoisted' just sayin' Cheers, MikeR
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    CI Hack, dont know the answer but I suspect from your question that you dont understand the rating system. It is a disadvantage to them to have the lower rating on wed nights. The higher the number the more time faster boats would have to give them and the less time they would have to give slower boats. I think 84 may be the standard 36.7 configuration for one design and allows the standard class #1 headsail. When sailing some phrf they can get a credit for smaller headsails or weight, I think. Actually it had to do with sail size. You would be correct if they sailed at a lower rating with the same sail. I hardly think that is the case. To be perfectly clear I a almost positive that 84 or 87 is with a 155% headsail and 90 is with a 145%. YRA LIS members can view certificates and the copy that was given to me shows a distance rating of 87 and L/W of 90 with +3 for 145% and +3 for max weight of 1500 pounds. Ok, so It sounds like you are saying they are doing it right.Sailing with a larger 155 and a lower rating (84) and when using the higher rating they sail with a 145. it also sound like they are getting a credit +3 for weight at some regattas and the distance rating of 87. Bottom line is you are issued a YRALIS cert for the season, it has a distance rating and a W/L rating and the configurations you declare on your cert to get those numbers are the configurations you should sail with or else you are in violation of your cert. You only get one number, its not your choice to look at a weather forecast or your competition and say, let's go with the bigger headsail and pick a different number for this regatta. And its up to the race committee, the organizing authority for the race, to enforce that rule. What EBYRA does is beyond logic. Logic-EBYRA? Huh? Cheers, MikeR
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    What? That's Ridiculous! What a great name for a boat! Cheers, MikeR
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    Who is snaggletooth

    Question is where is FOOTLONG???? He's on Lawnguyland Cheers, MikeR
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    Who is snaggletooth

    Someone said something about sock puppets!? I thought you were banned. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Unless I'm wrong, it will be something like:"how to become one of the winningist along the Eastern Seaboard." Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    The fact this thread just started its 31st page makes me sick. I think the sickness has affected your eyesight, we're at 61 pages now Cheers, MikeR Depends on how many posts per page your settings are set for. Ah so.... Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    The fact this thread just started its 31st page makes me sick. I think the sickness has affected your eyesight, we're at 61 pages now Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Can someone please attend and post videos? I want to find out how he became "...one of the winningist along the Eastern Seaboard". He may never live this down... Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    "If you can't make merry, feel rosy." I know John, but who are Merry and Rosy? Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    How about a Bene 36.7? Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    John- Congrats to your daughter, seems like yesterday that she and our niece were playing on the beach at BIRW. Give her a hug from us. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    No balls, no balls at all..... Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    So it's Wednesday and he has 4 firsts and a second. Pretty much puts performance on the line. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Be careful what you wish for....especially on the race course. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    One wonders....... Cheers, MikeR
  19. MikeR

    espo is a dick

    Philo isn't Frodo, he's the Golem. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Will he take you up on this? I'm betting not. Vin, going to need crowd control? There will be a lot of spectators. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Actually dont know who you are, but help me out. I'll follow the loudest mouth at the bar to find the general location, but when I get closer, a. which is the fat one ? b. which is the shjort one? c. which is the shjort and fat one? You know, Neil, Will, John and I all sign our real names. You don't. You're a pussy. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    Filo, You mean this letter to YRALIS: Anyone out there think a J105 in OD config rated at 105 is correct? So are you that lame that you will not even take an offer of a free drink at the club after a race? Pathetic. Will Museler Mueslix, The only reason I would not come, is the impulse to bitch slap you might become overwhelming, and I wish to remain a gentleman. Regards, Philo Now there's a cop-out if I ever saw one. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    How about a blow job? Obviously, you didn't quite understand the sentiment, rhetoric, or meaning behind my observation. Chances are Philo you are often seeking approval. Chances are you picture yourself as a powerful and worldly creature. Chances are you like people to lie to you. Chances are you lie to others about your qualifications. Chances are your wrists are limp. Chances are as a pale, pasty fat child you were repeatedly beaten by the girls and foreign exchange students. Chances are you work as a drone. Chances are women mock you and men just ignore you. And chances are that you can count on your small fingers the number of women who have approached your anemic, feckless unit. Blow job denied. Kit- You are the absolute, positive, immaculate, powerful BEST!!! We're working on a boat for the j24 East Coasts, whenever they are. Cheers, MikeR
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    espo is a dick

    You don't know the half of it amigo. Cheers, MikeR (the real one)
  25. MikeR

    espo is a dick

    I've posted here many times and identified myself, unlike many of the other folk who like to take cheap shots at people and hide behind pseudomyms. Mike Robinson Bayside, NY mike@riggersworld.com OK?