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Kayak Fleet starts out for Bowen Island, ends up Indian Arm!?!?

By |July 8th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Kayak Fleet starts out for Bowen Island, ends up Indian Arm!?!?

Wrong-way Maciej?

How did this happen? Words from our Kayak Captain himself:

Plan for Sunday June 28th was to circumnavigate Bowen as we did last year. On Saturday, even in Ambleside, wind and swell were substantial. Forecast for Howe Sound was 30 to 40 km/h. Not necessarily best for kayaking. Last minute change of plan […]

July 12th paddle to Anvil Island and hike to top.

By |July 7th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on July 12th paddle to Anvil Island and hike to top.

Sunday July 12th Paddle to Anvil Island with additional target to climb to the top of the mountain.

–           load kayaks on cars on July 11th

–           Meet at Porteau Cove approximately 6 am (to be confirmed on Friday we need to have moderate wind on the way back consequently we will adjust launch […]

Member update from our Commodore

By |July 6th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Member update from our Commodore

Dear Members:

Here’s an update on changes coming up as our weather finally improves and the high season begins.

Training Program is Starting. We are happy to report that our junior and adult sail training programs begin today. Members can use their boats, co-op boats and the club grounds as usual.

However, to accommodate […]

HSC Kayak fleet prepares for busy season!

By |June 27th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC Kayak fleet prepares for busy season!

Hollyburn’s Kayak Fleet is off to an active season!

With 13 Kayaks out for the 2020 Solstice Paddle, the fleet is preparing for more paddles such as the ‘Round Bowen Paddle June 28th.

Kayak Storage area painting

To insure that the paddlers have easy access to their kayaks, do not leave your boat or dolly where lines […]

The launching of “Crwban”

By |June 26th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on The launching of “Crwban”

The Hollyburn Sailing Club has seen the launch of many member built boats…Nothing Social Distances you better that building a boat!!!

As the ceremony begins, in respect, the Scotch Mist clears and the clouds begin to break up.

Crwban (pronounced ” Crew-ben”) is the Welsh name for a turtle. Land turtles are not found in […]

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

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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

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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 […]