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2019 Sailing School Fee Schedule and course dates

By |June 20th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on 2019 Sailing School Fee Schedule and course dates

West Vancouver Secondary School Sailing Programme ends for this year.

By |June 20th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on West Vancouver Secondary School Sailing Programme ends for this year.

The West Vancouver Secondary School (WVSS) team recently wrapped up for the year. We had a lovely BBQ the last day to celebrate and reflect on a successful season. It was wonderful to introduce a slightly older crowd of kids (14-18) to the sport of sailing. Every single one of them had overwhelmingly positive […]

Ch’ich’iyuy canoe event at Hollyburn Sailing Club

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On Friday, June 14th, 2019, Chris Bigland of the West Vancouver Police, Squamish Nations Cultural Ambassador Wes Nahanee, Alison Wood of Ocean Ambassadors Canada, Volunteers from Ch’ich’iyuy canoe event at Hollyburn Sailing Club Credit Union and the Hollyburn Sailing Club hosted students from Britannia Secondary School in East Vancouver to a […]

HSC Kayak Events update

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HSC Kayak Events Update

Sunday June 23rd, Summer Solstice flotilla to Granville Island for Brunch. Meet at the club at 9am. Launch 9.30 SHARP. Paddle to Granville Island.  Brunch at 11am. Return to Club […]

Local Voices

By |May 31st, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Local Voices

Hollyburn Sailing Club member Norah Corbet speaks about building a Sabot at HSC.

Date: June 5th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue

Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library […]

Pitt Lake Paddle (&Row!)

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Four paddlers, one rower/sailor leave the rain of Vancouver and paddle & row into the sunshine of Pitt Lake

Leaving the rain behind.

Heather and I arrive at the Grant Narrows boat launch. It is $15 for me to launch Gwragedd Annwn and free for car-topped kayaks. Paddlers get all the breaks. I […]

Andy Hunt race notice at JSCA.

By |May 13th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Andy Hunt race notice at JSCA.

Read more for page two of the race notice.

On May 18-19 the inaugural Andy
Hunt Celebrational Regatta will be held at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

This event is being held in memory of
Andy Hunt who succumbed to brain cancer in October of 2018. Andy was a fixture
on the regional dinghy sailing scene for decades and not […]

2019 Sailpast.

By |May 12th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on 2019 Sailpast.

Members rigging freshly detailed boats.

The 2019 HSC Sailpast happened under sunny skies, with a 5 to 10 knot Westerly breeze.

Some members get in a last minute cleaning!!!

Our Commodore, Matthew Humer, arrives to supervise the rigging of the HSC fleet.

Once a sailor…always a sailor. The Commodore helps rig a 29’er.

Members rigging their […]

Sailpast 2019 wants YOU!

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Preparing for 2019 Sailpast

Upcoming Kayak Trips

By |May 9th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Upcoming Kayak Trips

Hollyburn Sailing Club January 14, 2018 Paddle to Sandy Cove