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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 […]

Dear Dinghy Guy

By |November 7th, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Dear Dinghy Guy

I am a recent member of the club and quite competitive. I notice that one of the trophies with the most cachet seems to be the “Scuppered Skipper“.

Are you able to give me advice on how I might win such a coveted honour.   

Signed: Reefed Main

 

Dear Reefer Man,

You are correct that there seems […]

Post-Federal-election report

By |November 7th, 2015|Current Affairs, Spreader|Comments Off on Post-Federal-election report

Now that the federal election is over we are able to bring you an unbiased account of the All Candidates Forum on Marine Issues that was held at the West Vancouver Yacht Club in the buildup to the election. The Discussion Panel comprised all four West Vancouver candidates: John Weston (sitting Conservative MP); Pam […]

Sayward Forest Canoe Trip

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on Sayward Forest Canoe Trip

Richard Howard and Barnard Foo and two canoes, for three of us. Richard has mastered single, handling his loaded Kevlar canoe quite effortlessly. Barnard and I are a team in the other canoe. This is our third trip together in two years.

Sayward forest is 30 km north of Campbell River on the Highway to Port Hardy.  On the […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting

By |September 23rd, 2015|Current Affairs|Comments Off on Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please note that the AGM and Annual Prize giving will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 22nd November at 11:00. The AGM will be preceded by a brunch at 10:00.
All members are invited to attend.

New Lockers for Day Use only

By |September 23rd, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on New Lockers for Day Use only

Vice Commodore Andy Lumb has installed a set of lockers in each of the downstairs change rooms, for short-term use. Bring your own lock and key and please note that locks left for more than one day will be removed with 24 hours’ notice posted on the locker.

Whistler BC Circuit Regatta

By |September 23rd, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Whistler BC Circuit Regatta

For the first time in history, Hollyburn Sailing Club assembled a fleet of racers, both coaches and students alike, and ventured north to Alta Lake, Whistler for a weekend of racing in August. The Whistler Regatta is one of several stops along the BC Circuit, which resulted in both high quantity of sailors and […]

Junior Racing Commodores’ Cup

By |September 23rd, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Junior Racing Commodores’ Cup

According to the description on the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club website: Since 1986, junior racers from various clubs around Greater Vancouver have gathered on English Bay for three great days of racing. This regatta is designed to introduce sailors to the competitive side of the sport. It is open only to sailors who have […]

Opti program comes to the HSC

By |September 23rd, 2015|Spreader|Comments Off on Opti program comes to the HSC

There was a great turnout of young children aged 6 to 10 for the BC Sailing MOSS learn-to-sail program, conducted by some of our friends from across the water at RVYC. This is where it all starts: some of these kids will go on to take our CANSail courses and could be future stars […]