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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

SATURDAY 12TH MARCH

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 […]

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.