Friday, June 24, 2011
2. Boat Crane - The crane has been repaired and functions exactly as it should. The mast crane has been reinstalled and is also functional. We thank you for your patience. The boat crane is available to those who have been checked out for its use. Please speak to the office to arrange for instructions on its use.
3. Dinghy Day - Due to a number of reasons, (weather included) tomorrow's Dinghy Day at HYC is canceled and will be rescheduled to another date in July. Dinghy Day is designed to offer members an opportunity to learn the fundamentals in Dinghy sailing and racing. We will post additional details and the new date for Dinghy Day in the very new future via the Sailor's Advisory.
4. Corporate Challenge - With the calamity these past weeks, the Corporate Challenge slipped by without anybody noticing. Not wanting this fun event to die, we will reschedule it on an upcoming Tuesday. Get your crew together and watch this space for the schedule date.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
* The mast crane is now in working order.
* As you probable know, the crane was hit by lighting, causing multiple organ failure. Our hopes for the boat crane is for it to be fixed by Friday. This is an ambitious schedule - keep your fingers crossed.
* CNDM continues to offer HYC members use of the CNDM crane. It is nice to have friends.
We will update you again soon.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
After a long and sometimes rocky road, the Womens Keelboat National Championship Regatta finally came to pass. In the end we had ten J22s competing, from four provinces. The kick off was on Friday with a full day of on land and on water coaching ably handled by Geoff Moore of North Sails/North U, and Ron Harris, John Marten, and Pete Amos all three of HYC.
The girls spent Friday afternoon practicing starts, mark rounding, and general boat handling in winds of fifteen to seventeen knots. Friday evening all competitors were invited to stay at the club and enjoy a great meal at the weekly HYC Carvery.
Sunday proved to be a very light wind day and the competitors were kept on shore until noon, when the wind finally filled, and the race committee got one more race in before the deadline of two o'clock.
Results are as follows:
1st Nicole Bastet of HYC
2nd Marg Hurley of Nepean Sailing Club
3rd Melodie Gummer of Kingston
4th Gillian Thompson of Kelowna
5th Karen Albert of Toronto
6th Erin Harris of HYC
7th Karen Fowler of Bedford Basin
8th Marian Kuiper of HYC
9th Toni Hobbs of Toronto
10th Cathy Bredt of HYC
At the end of a busy and fun filled weekend, it was agreed that next years WKNC would go to Victoria BC, so ladies start now and plan plan on competing. For lots of pictures of the sailing action go to http://www.maysstudio.com/store/gallery.php?gid=388
Starting June 24th, the new season starts and we’ll be up and running.
This year, we’re targeting the Tuesday and Wednesday racing crowd with some dinner box combos, ready in under 10 minutes.
Come on back to the canteen!