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Come join us for the 2017 edition of our annual

Commodore’s Sail Past & Pirate Day!

on Saturday, July 1

  • Sail Past is scheduled to begin around 1:00pm
  • Mitch and RikkiRene are co-Commodores for the day, so this will be a great send-off for them.
  • After the Sail Past, the Commodores will try to defend the fort, while the cretins, wharf rats & low-lifes attempt to take it from them!
  • All manner of water cannon permitted! (but no hull contact!!)
  • After one side surrenders or gives up, Dinner will be pot luck salads and desert, with the club providing the burgers and sausages.

We look forward to seeing you there!

posted by | Comments Off on 2017 Open House: Saturday June 17!

Come join us for our

2017 Open House on Saturday, June 17!

  • Tour our club property!
  • Get a ride/demonstration in a sailboat!
  • Meet Members!
  • Find out about our Sailing School and summer programs!
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the lake!
  • Refreshments provided!

From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Print the poster! 2017 Open House

Need directions? Check out our map and directions here.
Got a question? Send us an email at information@kwsailing.org.
Or leave us a message at 519-638-5241.

posted by | Comments Off on It’s time to join up!

It’s that time of year to sign up!  Join today and take advantage of the early bird pricing!

2013 AGM

Jan
2014
15

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The 2013 annual general meeting of the Conestoga sailing club was held on Sunday November 24th 2013. We meet at the KW Granite club. The minutes of the meeting can be found here

2013 Club awards

  • Carling Cup (Warm Water): Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk
  • All Arms Race: Al Nichols and Ken Nethercott
  • Club Championship: Bill McLaughlin
  • Wednesday Night Race Series:
    • Hugh Loughborough (June)
    • Don McKenzie (July)
    • Dwight and Pat Aplevich (August)
    • Nick Couwen (Overall)
  • Sailing School Awards:
    • White Sail (CanSail 1 – 2): Session 1 Isaac Dippel; Session 2 Luke Schmidt; Session 3 Ellie Wolfe; Overall Luke Schmidt
    •  Bronze Sail (CanSail 3 – 4): Session 1 Sally Draper; Session 2 Scottie Parker; Session 3 Keegan Poyeshi; Overall ;
  • Broken Rudder Award: Jan d’Ailly (two washes of the inside of his boat between races at the club championship)
  • Shore Captain Award: Stephen Mercer

Victor Starchuk

Sep
2013
05

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Victor Starchuk, 1937 ~ 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Victor, on Sunday, September 1, 2013. || Read more

posted by | Comments Off on Sailing Club and Sailing School Promotion

There are lots of ways you can help promote the sailing club and the sailing school. Over 50% of people learn about the sailing club via, word of mouth. Telling your friends and neighbours is the is the easiest way to promote the sailing club. You can also let folks know about us with these simple posters/flyers.

2013 YOUTH BROCHURE

2013 MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

2013 ADULT BROCHURE

Club Championships

Aug
2012
18

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Well with one week left of sailing school and only 7 days until the club championships regatta we still have water in the lake. The sailing school coaches have been doing a good job keeping the dock pushed out at its full length.  So let’s all take advantage of the water we have by joining in the club championship regatta. The Regatta is on the 25th and 26th of August, this coming weekend. It is a two day event that is concluded with a BBQ and corn roast on Sunday after racing. Everyone is invited to join the races and the BBQ. Even if you are not as interested in racing it is still a great day to come out and fill the lake with sails. If you are interested in coming to race and you would like crew or someone else to sail with reply and let’s put together some boats. I have spoken to a few people that would be excited to have crews to sail with.

The BBQ and corn roast is a pot luck event with the club taking care of the mains courses and the corn on the cob. If you plan on attending the BBQ please RSVP with commodore Ben so we can do some approximate planning. If folks bring along a salad and dessert for 8, everything usually works out perfectly with regards to quantities of food.

The Regatta will be Saturday (6 races) and Sunday (4 races) we are guessing the races will be a little shorter with the smaller lake. We will announce the courses and details at the Saturday morning skippers meeting 10:30. Could all the racers also RSVP early on in the week.

Schedule
Saturday:
10:30 skippers meeting
11:00 First race
4:00 No races starts after

Sunday:
10:30 skippers meeting
11:00 First race
2:00 No races starts after
4:00 BBQ and Corn Roast and awards ceremony

posted by | Comments Off on Regatta Report: Sarnia Sailfest 2012

Sarnia Sailfest 2012 was intense.  A strong and steady wind from the north gave all sailors challenging conditions and great stories.  Both days the winds built to speeds in excess of 40 km/hr (21 knots) and presented two meter swells with a confused sea-state.  Only 64% of boats on Saturday and 72% of boats on Sunday finished their final races, two boats returned to SYC over land rather than by sea, and at least one Race Committee member was sick over the side of a start boat.  The Conestoga Sailing Club were represented by Bill McLaughlin in Laser, his daughter Alexandra McLaughlin in Laser Radial, and brothers Neal and Graham Moogk-Soulis in Laser 2. || Read more

Nacra Catamaran

May
2012
14

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Announcing the new addition to the sailing school fleet this season, the Nacra 16 foot play cat. The boat is a resin hull and comes with a trapeze and a jib. The play cats are coming to the club as a part of a special program from the good people at faster boats, Ontario’s Nacra dealer. The boats will be used in the sailing school and will be available for members to try. There will be 4 boats in total and they should all have arrived at the club in early June. Conestoga will be competing in the Ontario championships with the newly founded play cat fleet in July. There will also be a play cat start line at the warm water regatta June 9th and 10th.

posted by | Comments Off on Dock Launch and Open House

On Saturday May 26 2012 we will be formally recognizing the donors who helped make the Club’s 50th anniversary dock upgrade a successful project. All club members are encouraged to come out and show support for the many donors and volunteers for the project. A special recognition will be given to the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Kitchener Sports Association, Cities of Waterloo and Kitchener and the many other donors who made the replacement of the 40 year old docks a reality. Members from local City councils and staff and from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation will be in attendance. Ribbon cutting will take place at a 11:30 ceremony at the water front. We will also be launching our first new Narca 16 foot catamaran. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to take guests sailing and introduce people to the sport. There will be a light lunch immediately following the dock launch ceremony.

Agenda
11:30 AM Welcome by the Commodore
Recognition of major donors for the dock
Greeting from dignitaries and donors
Ribbon cutting for the docks
Launch the Catamaran(s)
Lunch:  Hotdogs and hamburgers supplied by the club, bring your own salad to share with others and  our visitors
Afternoon sailing and open house.

 

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