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New Year’s Day Sail – 2017

By |January 3rd, 2017

January 1st, 2017 is a beautiful day.

The 2017 Season awaits!!!

The Commodore leads the way for 2017 sailing season!!!

Happy New Year Hollyburn Sailing Club Members.

I, Commodore Mike, was the first sailing boat out on the water for the 2017 Sailing Season.
A warm welcome to the racers who braved the post snowpoclypse to come to the […]

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Festival of Lights Paddle 2016

By |December 23rd, 2016

On December 17th, 9 paddlers and sailors (rowing) put Christmas lights
on their boats and multiples warm layers on their bodies to paddle to
Dundarave for the Festival of Lights bonfire.

After circling in front of the beach, we landed and visited the HSC
Christmas Tree, warmed up in the big tent, listened to some music, and
had some […]

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Wooden Boat Show 2016 – a great success

By |September 12th, 2016

To all the volunteers who made the 2016 Wooden Boat Show such a great day:
If the objective of the Wooden Boat Show was to raise the level of public awareness of the club, AND to have some fun, I think to day was a great success. Fortunately we had great weather today, sunshine, but […]

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Michael Lewis

By |August 16th, 2016

The Hollyburn Sailing Club notes with regret the passing of West Vancouver Counselor Michael Lewis, who has died after a short illness at the age of 66. Michael was the Guest of Honour at our 2014 Sail Past, and we wish to express our condolences to his family, and to the Mayor and Counselors […]

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Canada Day – 2016

By |July 10th, 2016

Canada Day is one of the most popular race days in the HSC calendar and this year was no exception as we had 8 boats on the water for a total of 4 races. We had a good steady 6 knot breeze out of the east and almost flat water for the racing, perfect […]

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R2AK 2016 – Team Coastal Express passes Seymour Narrows

By |July 3rd, 2016

Team Coastal Express passed through the R2AK Seymour Narrows checkpoint at 6:23pm, pst.

Congratulations to team Coastal Express.

Next checkpoint, Bella Bella.

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R2AK 2016 – Team Coastal Express

By |June 25th, 2016

What do you get when you take two former HSC Commodores, a Mirror 16 and a Race to Alaska?

Team Coastal Express!

Our intrepid members have made the crossing from Port Townsend to Victoria on Thursday and then the “real” race starts from Victoria on June 26th at noon.

Their leg 2 plan is to try to […]

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Spring Surf Regatta 2016

By |June 10th, 2016

The club hosted the first ever HSC Spring Surf Regatta.  At first light, the yard was packed with optimist dinghies waiting for the racing to begin.

The committee boats were readied.

The racers rig their boats

 

The marks go out

 

Final race instructions on the beach

Laser start

Optimist start

End of the day-retrieving the duty boats

De-rigging the boats for the […]

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Community Day 2016

By |June 10th, 2016

Hollyburn Sailing Club opens its doors for West Vancouver Community Days!

Citizens and sailors alike are welcomed!

Music was provided by Constantin and Steve.

Roy Sets up Gracie Too outside of the fence

Past Commodore, Commodore and Past Past Commodore and one lucky member are the parade contingent

Thank you to all who visited Hollyburn Sailing Club on Community […]

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Sentinel Boys Club Walkathon

By |June 1st, 2016

At Sentinel Secondary School, The Boys Club organized a Walkathon for June 1st to raise awareness for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The Boys Club Network walked past the Hollyburn Sailing Club, from the Ambleside Youth Centre to John Lawson Park and back, covering a distance of 5 km. The purpose is to raise awareness […]

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