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May Long Weekend paddling trip

By |April 26th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on May Long Weekend paddling trip

Apply to: kayak@hollyburnsailingclub.ca

Pitt Lake trip schedule:

Friday May 17th

Just like the Squamish trip, we will load up the kayaks at the Club Friday morning.

11am meet at HSC and load kayaks on cars. Have other gear already packed. Drive to Grant Narrows.

View from Grant Narrows boat launch

2pm Launch at Grant Narrows Regional Park boat […]

Unique and Ancient Glass Sponge Reefs of Howe Sound presented by Sheila Byers

By |April 1st, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Unique and Ancient Glass Sponge Reefs of Howe Sound presented by Sheila Byers

7:00 PM

Monday, April 15, 2019. Hollyburn Sailing Clubhouse 1326 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver (parking at Ambleside Beach)

Saving the Sea of Glass! Glass sponge reefs are ancient, sensitive structures that are as fragile as glass due to an internal skeletal framework made of silica. Glass sponge reefs off Haida […]

Not Just Sailing! NS Art Crawl features HSC Artists!

By |February 17th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Not Just Sailing! NS Art Crawl features HSC Artists!

Art Crawl 2019, featuring Hollyburn Sailing Club Artists/Sailors. The Club is open for Viewing.

Everyone is welcome!

Hollyburn Sailing Club Artists ready for the 2019 Art Crawl.

Trevor Lumb sets up his paintings.

Tracy-Anne and her work.

Tyke, relaxed as always, welcomes Art Crawl guests.

Former Commodore, Norah, and her photographs.

Louise and her work.

Art Crawl veteran and HSC Art […]

Hollyburn Sailing Club decorates for Christmas

By |December 2nd, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on Hollyburn Sailing Club decorates for Christmas

This year HSC had two Christmas trees to decorate!!!

Our Port/Starboard tree at the Dundarave Festival of Lights, Forest of Miracles tree:

 

And our festive Clubhouse Christmas Tree:

 

As our former Staff Captain Ken Parr says:

Ho Ho Ho,

Excellent job Mike for organizing our Dundarave lighting… and making our amazing woody and life-ring ornaments!!  Also, big thanks to […]

New Co-Op kids kayak and SUP Rack

By |July 2nd, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on New Co-Op kids kayak and SUP Rack

Co-Op Captain Rueben Schulz organized a work party Saturday, July 2nd to build a new Co-Op kid’s kayak and SUP rack.  Rueben asks that you (Please!)  return the kid’s kayaks and SUP’s to the new rack when done.

 

A big THANK YOU to Co-Op Captain Rueben Schulz and Past Commodore Mike Bretner for the build.

Thanks!  Thanks!  […]

Life Guard Certification at HSC Beach.

By |June 15th, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on Life Guard Certification at HSC Beach.

Getting ready for summer.  Friday, June 15th, 2018.  Lifeguard certification happens at Hollyburn Sailing Club beach.  Ocean Ambassadors programme in background.

Squamish to HSC paddle & row.

By |June 9th, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on Squamish to HSC paddle & row.

For the Full story and all the pictures, see the next edition of “The Spreader”.

On the long weekend in May, over three days, three intrepid Hollyburners paddled and rowed from Squamish to HSC in Ambleside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but, I save a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly and row it to shore.

 

 

I set Gwragedd Annwn’s anchor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We do have a problem, […]

HSC hosts 2018 Spring Surf Regatta

By |June 9th, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC hosts 2018 Spring Surf Regatta

 

READ MORE FOR THE RESULTS:

 

More photos and commentary in the next “Spreader”

New BBQ Brush arrives for the 2018 BBQ season

By |June 3rd, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on New BBQ Brush arrives for the 2018 BBQ season

The Club gets ready for Community Days and the 2018 grilling season.

 

 
All members are reminded to clean the BBQ after use.  Please check the propane tank(s) before using and fill any empty ones. If the propane tanks are empty, you can get them filled at the Petro Can at 15th & Marine, two blocks from […]

New Fevas arrive at HSC!

By |June 3rd, 2018|Spreader|Comments Off on New Fevas arrive at HSC!

On Thursday, May 31st, the new Fevas arrived!

 

The trailer held Four RS Fevas for Deep Cove, Two RS Fevas for Bowen Island, a Pico and a Zest for Gibsons and a Hobie for Squamish…and of course, Two RS Fevas for HSC.