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Co-op Rigging Workshop

By |June 24th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Co-op Rigging Workshop

Saturday July 4th, 10:00am

Learn to rig Co-op sailboats, including the RS Vision

The Co-op section will be holding a rigging workshop to show members how to rig the Co-op sailboats.

A club instructor will be demonstrating rigging/de-rigging of the RS Vision. We will also rig up a Laser and any other boats that members […]

HSC Solstice Paddle

By |June 23rd, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC Solstice Paddle

The Summer Sun shines on the Hollyburn Sailing Club 2020 Solstice Paddle and Row

14 Paddlers and one Rower greet the summer on the water!

The Paddlers and one Rower assemble on the beach in front of the club…staying a paddle apart.

Mike’s Rowboat, Crwban, gets christened again.

Paddlers observe social distancing by staying one paddle apart!

Our […]

‘Round Bowen Paddle

By |June 23rd, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on ‘Round Bowen Paddle

Calling all Paddlers!!! The ‘Round Bowen Island Paddle is happening on June 28, 2020.

Last year the HSC Paddlers launched kayaks at 7 am in Whitecliff Park and returned to Whitecliff at 4.30 pm. Net paddling time was 4 hours 40 minutes, with two picnics on the way: Tunstall Bay and Finistere Island.

This Year […]

Message from our Commodore.

By |June 14th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Message from our Commodore.

COVID-19 Update: June 13, 2020

This message is to keep members updated on issues regarding possible further phased re-opening of facilities and programs.  The Executive has been meeting regularly to assess and develop mitigation strategies for some of the key areas of concern of operating during the COVID-19 era.  One of our major areas of […]

The Launching of Schiul Dhu

By |June 14th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on The Launching of Schiul Dhu

A John Welsford Joansa design.

On June 13th, at 9am precisely, Long-standing club member, Roy Morford launched his new build, Schiul Dhu.

The sparkling beverage for the launch…note the name “SEE YA LATER”…

For such an occasion, an elaborate launching ceremony was created.

The cedar boughs represent the forest from which the timber for Schiul Dhu was […]

HSC Kayakers social distance by going to the Jericho Sailing Centre for lunch.

By |June 14th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC Kayakers social distance by going to the Jericho Sailing Centre for lunch.

On June 14th, 2020 intrepid HSC Kayakers, lead by Kayak Captain Maciej, paddled from HSC to the Jericho Sailing Centre for lunch.

HSC paddlers social distance with a beer and a burger on the Jericho deck

They left in the rain and wind and paddled into sunshine at JSC.

Are you in the paddling social bubble?

Next event, […]

2021 Heritage Club Games video now on our facebook page!

By |June 12th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on 2021 Heritage Club Games video now on our facebook page!

Go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3428397249 to view.

Hello paddlers —- with the recent opening of the yard and Co-op facilities at the club it’s time for a Kayak Re-entry Clinic!

By |June 1st, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Hello paddlers —- with the recent opening of the yard and Co-op facilities at the club it’s time for a Kayak Re-entry Clinic!

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN FORCE.

Sunday 7th

Meet at 10:00AM, launch at 10:30AM.

Paddle to Dundarave as a warm-up, then practice re-entry
skills for approximately one hour.

Wear a wet suit if you have one.

Remember to observe social distancing, and to disinfect any
club equipment that you use. 

See you soon

Maciej Sobczyk – Kayak Captain

Safe Boating Awareness Week message from Transport Canada.

By |May 19th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Safe Boating Awareness Week message from Transport Canada.

Did you know it’s… Safe Boating Awareness Week!

May 16th to May 22nd

What is Safe Boating Awareness Week:

Safe Boating Awareness Week takes
place during the third week in May, signifying the start of the boating season.
As boaters prepare to head out on the water we want to share some key
reminders that will help to keep them […]

Club begins to re-open

By |May 17th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Club begins to re-open

Hello members — some good news from our Commodore:

Thank you for your patience and compliance with BC’s Phase 1 COVID-19 response. 

As of Tuesday May 19, the province is entering Phase II of their response to the health emergency.  The restriction to “essential trips only” will be relaxed.  In addition the Coast Guard has […]