Nominations for 2003-2004 Class Officers

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Postby Guest » Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:24 pm

Due to server problems, the website has not been properly accessible until just a short while ago. The deadline for nominations will therefore be extended until Friday, December 13. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:51 am

I would like to nominate David Jannetti for Class Association Secretary. David
is out of Southhampton, New York and races/owns Jibber Jabber (USA 366). I
think he is well positioned to build upon the work previously done by Mary Jo
and can bring a creative and innovative spirit to the ranks of the Class

Some of you may have experience with David while on the racecourse at Key West
last year. Let's get him elected as Secretary and get his experience working
for us at the Organizational level as well.

Postby Guest » Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:54 am

I second david`s nomination.

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:55 am

Carl & Uzi,

Thanks very much for the nomination and respective second. I enthusiastically accept your nomination and look forward to promoting this class with fellow officers if elected.

For those who don't know me I'm J80 Captain for Fleet IV-Eastern Long Island and owner of Jibber Jabber (USA 366) is my second J80 following Little Screamer. My crew & I have actively campaigned the last 2 1/2 years at Key West, Newport, Annapolis NA's, NYYC, Block Island and most recently helped organize and participate in the east coast's hottest new event - The Long Island Championship. In 2003 Jibber Jabber will be attending Key West, additional east coast events and traveling south to experience southern hospitality first-hand at the World Championships in Texas. We even have our sights set on attending the 2004 Worlds in Sweden if all goes well. Heck I'd be mutinied if we didn't attend at the hands of 1/2 of my crew who's still singe!

Jibber Jabber's first significant race was the World's in Newport and we finished almost dead last. However, I experienced the kindness of Bob Knowles from Pinnochio and other helpful association members (including Kerry Klingler, Chuck Holzman, Jay Lutz, Jim Ryan, Doug Hannah and many more along the way) who taught me how to step a mast, get race-ready, share tuning techniques and enjoy a terrific sport. The cooperation and fun we experienced at this event was a good litmus test for the J80 racing that's subsequently ensued.

It's time to build on the current administration's progress. Specifically I'd like to see improved communication (via a new website & updating of J80 owners database). Steve Hammerman has conveyed the current status of this initiative and we're poised for progress. Of course I'd be promoting the second Long Island Championship as well!

Anyway guys/gals, thanks for the opportunity to let me run for this position. Also, please feel free to contact me regarding Key West 2003. I'm working with Craig White on this event and would be certainly willing to assist anyone (entry info, accomodation, dockage, etc.) to build participation.

David Jannetti
Jibber Jabber, USA 366

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:12 pm

J80 Members et al,

I've decided to run for the VP position and therefore nominate Scott Spurlin for Secretary. Scott has been instrumental in developing the Austin fleet from 2 J80's to 9 boats in just two years. The success of Scott's fleet building initiatives and class enthusiasm are two reasons I firmly believe he'll be a productive class Secretary.

Please join me in welcoming his nomination.

David Jannetti
Jibber Jabber, USA 366

Postby Guest » Thu Dec 12, 2002 10:26 pm

I second the nomination for Scott Spurlin to be Secretary of our class.

Postby Guest » Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:09 am

David and Chris thank you for the nomination. If elected as secretary, I will work hard with the new executive committee to promote communication and cooperation within the class.

Purchasing a J80 a little over two years ago has been the best sailing decision that I have made.
Racing this boat within this class is what sailing should be. The boat is fun to sail, the competition is great and the owners that I have met are great people to compete against.

The last several years have provided a good start and I appreciate the fact that this class has hung together and continued to evolve. Like any "start-up" company we now have that opportunity to take the next step in growth and participation and climb up into the next level. I hope to work with everyone to help accomplish this growth and increase the "fun factor" for all of us.


Scott Spurlin
USA 334

Postby Guest » Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:08 am

It has not been posted on this forum yet, but Mike Lague has decided not to accept the nomination as VP of our Class Association. Mike was concerned that he would not be able to commit to a full 2 year term in this office. I thank Mike for wanting to have an Executive Committee in place for the full length of their elected term. David Jannetti has now stepped up to fill this spot. I hope you all will support his nomination as Vice President as I do.

Craig White
"Warrior" #256

Postby Guest » Fri Dec 13, 2002 7:55 pm

I fully support and second the nomination of Dave Jannetti as VP. Dave and I have had numerous conversations relative to the opportunities the J80 Class has. He has the desire and commitment to drive the Class to the next level. He chaired the first Long Island Championship, participated at the Worlds in Newport, various NOOD regattas and previous year's KWRW. Dave is not only a very active member of the class, but he has a lot of class! Just ask anyone who attended the LI Championships. You can't miss with Dave.

Michael Lague

Postby Guest » Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:32 am

I wanted to give my thoughts on some of the negative posts earlier. I am currently crewing on a 105, have arranged to ride a J80 all next year building up to the Worlds at FWBC, and am considering buying an 80 next Winter. I still love the boat, the class, and the people I have met associated with the J80, however this kind of division can only "raise an eyebrow" to prospective owners. As Steve said, You guys need to bury the hatchet on this one.



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