Friday, June 26, 2009
What's wrong with this picture? (Apart from it being a bit underexposed.)
No? I'll give you a clue.
This is a picture of the North American Laser Class Annual Meeting held at the Buffalo Canoe Club yesterday evening.
Still don't get it? I'll give you another clue.
The annual meeting of our class, as in other years, is being held on one evening of our North American Championships. I assume that this is so that the maximum number of committed, active class members can easily attend the meeting. The number of people registered to sail in the NAs this week is 212.
How many people are at the meeting?
Yes. Looks like about a dozen. Maybe there are a few people off camera? I suppose we should count the guy who took the photo too. But at least one of those people in the photo is a paid employee of the class, not a regular member. And I wouldn't be surprised if there's a representative from the manufacturer of the Laser there too.
Still leaves about 200 Laser class members who were in Buffalo but chose not to attend the meeting. Wonder where they were. Wonder how many of them will bitch and complain if the class isn't run the way they think it should be.
I'm not at the NAs this year so I wasn't at the meeting either. But I did go to the class meeting when I sailed in the NAs at Hyannis a couple of years ago, and I did speak up at the meeting on a couple of issues that were important to me. The meeting that year was about the same size, as I recall.
Is your class any better?
Thanks to https://twitter.com/nalaser for news of the NAs and a link to this and other pictures.
Posted by Tillerman at 4:06 PM