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Dundarave Festival of Lights

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on Dundarave Festival of Lights

Thanks to Jill Thompson, Don Smith and Richard Howard for decorating the HSC tree in Dundarave.

Report on the 2015 Annual General Meeting

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on Report on the 2015 Annual General Meeting

There was a great turnout for the brunch and AGM, and Commodore Don Smith summed up a year of great achievements: West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith was the guest of honour at the Sail Past; there was an active program of events both on the water and in the clubhouse; the open house days […]

The 2015 Club Awards

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on The 2015 Club Awards

Bob Hough Member of the Year: Leesa Reid and Mike McKenzie
Long Distance Trophy: Heather Drugge and Dan Campbell for their exploits in Mirror-16


Boat of the Year: Heather and Dan
Co-op Member of the Year: Rueben Schulz

Gord Schneider Service Award: Trevor Lumb

Sportsmanship Award: Ben and Stuart Montgomery
Junior Sailor of the Year: Ryan McKenzie

Sailboat-Kayak Challenge: Isaac Mitchell and Maciej Sobczyk

Kayaker […]

Kayak Report 

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on Kayak Report 

It’s going to be an exciting year with lots of fun events and training opportunities for our growing number of enthusiastic paddlers!

The much enjoyed WOW will continue and as the weather gets warmer there will also be a Sunday afternoon drop-in for all paddlers.  The first kayaking event of the season is the Spring […]

New Year’s Day 2016

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on New Year’s Day 2016

It was a cold day and no one from HSC was brave enough to swim – but our kayakers, rowers, SUP-er and sailors did get out onto the windless water (Richard even had to paddle/push Matt and Michael to keep them going…) – and of course there was Norah`s delicious chili at the end […]

Paddling News

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on Paddling News

Congratulations to Don Smith on the receipt of a special award from the Beaver Canoe Club: 25 years of membership and active participation in the club, and of course canoeing. Well done Don!

Festival of Lights Flotilla

 Just before the Winter Solstice a dozen hardy paddlers and rowers, including some friends from SKABC, decorated their boats […]

St. Patrick’s Party

By |February 26th, 2016|Spreader|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Party


Time: 19:00
Dinner: Irish Stew
Variety of live music
Irish Dancers all for $10.00 per person, BYOB

Bring your friends for an-other great evening of entertainment.


Waterfront Concept

By |November 26th, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Waterfront Concept

The District of West Vancouver has directed planning staff to consult with the public on the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan in the upcoming months. The Hollyburn Sailing Club has established a committee to review the plan and advise the Hollyburn Executive as the plan progresses. A copy of the concept plan is displayed at […]

Fall Cleanup 2015

By |November 7th, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Fall Cleanup 2015

Thanks to all the club members who turned up to sweep, saw, clean, lift, rebuild, recondition, fix, organize, defrost, prune, polish, paint, power-wash, and everything else that makes our clubhouse and yard so special.

Thanks also to Ross Morrison Electrical for the use of their cherry-picker truck.

A Kayak for the Ages

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on A Kayak for the Ages

In 1940 my grandfather Edgar Crompton built a canvas-on-frame kayak on Quadra Island. He was 61 years old. Born in 1872 in Gloucestershire, England, he came to Canada as an 18-year-old and ended up in British Columbia. For ten years he sailed the coast in a converted lifeboat with two friends: three of […]