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Message from Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety and Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association

By |July 28th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Message from Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety and Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association

Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety and Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association would like to remind all boaters to operate their vessels safely, in accordance with the law and the principles of safe boating practices. Irresponsible boating activity could endanger the boater, passengers, and other water way users. In warmer weather boaters should to […]

Seen at the Club…

By |July 25th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Seen at the Club…

Covid-19 compliant boaters at the Hollyburn Sailing Club. Masks worn in the yard. Rubber gloves for disinfecting. Small family “bubble”. Social distancing. ALSO: PFDs, sun protection, bailer, and communications device in waterproof bag. Note the disinfection station (grey object in background).

Sailing School running at top speed.

By |July 21st, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Sailing School running at top speed.

July, 2020. The Hollyburn Sailing Club Summer Sailing School is running at top Covid-19 compliant speed.

Our Training Officer, Our Instructor Staff and the Club Executive worked all spring on making the Sailing School Training Programme Covid-19 compliant.

We developed a Training Program Safety Plan and posted it for all Instructors, Students, Staff, […]

Stave Lake Paddle and Mount Robbie Reid hike

By |July 19th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on Stave Lake Paddle and Mount Robbie Reid hike

Maciej is considering kayaking and hiking camping trip for the long weekend in the beginning of August with the following agenda:

July 30th (Thursday) –evening – load kayaks at HSC.

July 31 (Friday) – early morning drive to Stave Lake.

Paddle approx. 30 km to end of Stave Lake and camp at the abandoned loggers camp (it […]

HSC Kayak Fleet Paddles to Anvil Island and hikes to top

By |July 19th, 2020|Spreader|Comments Off on HSC Kayak Fleet Paddles to Anvil Island and hikes to top

Photos courtesy of: Sergey Pochikovskiy, Tim Wiens, Martin Ortmayr (and his drone) and Beverly Ann Lehman.

Hollyburn has good tradition of paddling Howe Sound. Over last year’s we had a chance to paddle and row by Anvil a few times and camp with the view on the Leading Peak (765m). This trip was to complete […]

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 […]