Mike Bretner

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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 […]

Spring 2019 Clean-up

By |April 28th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Clean-up

Get on board for the 2019Spring clean-up

Saturday May 4th 9am-12-noon for our Spring Cleanup. It’s time to sweep, rake, clean, wash, polish, paint, put away, tidy, and bring the clubhouse and grounds up to ship-shape for Sailpast. See you there!

Canoes beach at HSC after “Awakening Ceremony” paddle

By |April 26th, 2019|Spreader|Comments Off on Canoes beach at HSC after “Awakening Ceremony” paddle

Canoes land at HSC after awakening ceremony

The Hollyburn Sailing Club is hosting the Skipper’s meeting tonight (April 26th) in the clubhouse.

Paddlers disembark

The Paddlers will have breakfast at the club tomorrow morning (April 27th)

The canoes were carried up the beach above the high tide line.

The club wishes the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, First Nations […]

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!  […]