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HSC Kayak Events update

By |June 17th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC Kayak Events update

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


Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library […]

Pitt Lake Paddle (&Row!)

By |May 21st, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Pitt Lake Paddle (&Row!)

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!

By |May 10th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Sailpast 2019 wants YOU!

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

HSC History for Sale!

By |May 9th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC History for Sale!

In the beginning, seeped in the depths of time, HSC was a Sabot dinghy club. Members built their own Sabots in the clubhouse. In the first Sailpast, on May 17th, 1964, Sixty-five boats participated, most of them Sabots. At that time, HSC developed mostly as a strong Sabot club . […]

2019 spring Club Clean-up a success!

By |May 4th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on 2019 spring Club Clean-up a success!

Thank you to members (in no particular order):

Angela McQuade, Beverly-Ann Lemman, Dave Webber, Tyke Babalos, Peter Kearney, Cole Wurner, Cameron Burrows, Andy Lumb, Trevor Lumb, Lynn & Rene Beauchamp, Johan Dooyeweerd, Nick & Sheila Bartley, David, Tam & Jakub Hoffmann, Marg […]

Shipping Lane moves North!

By |May 3rd, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Shipping Lane moves North!

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has changed the shipping channel in front of the club.

New shipping channel boundaries showing HSC No Sailing or Paddling zone.

Why?: International trends in shipping show that ships are becoming larger, Within the Port of Vancouver, Cruise Ship and Container Ships are getting bigger, making it more challenging […]