Monthly Archives: October 2011

KSA Grant

On October 18th the Kitchener Sports Association generously granted $3500.00 to the sailing club to help complete the  our 50th anniversary dock project.  The money granted by the KSA will be going to complete the bridge that ties the dock to the shore line. The new bridge design will be a ramp on a gentle 20:1 incline, no more stepping up and then stepping down. The club will be testing this design to make sure it is wheel chair access able. Because we plan on moving the person hoist onto the dock to facilitate person to boat transfers. The KSA has been very generous to the sailing club in the past. Previously they have funded the construction of the Optimist youth training dinghies.

John Thompson presenting Ben Harrison $3500.00 Grant at the October KSA dinner.

John Thompson presenting Ben Harrison $3500.00 Grant at the October KSA dinner.

Commodore’s Banquet and Annual General Meeting Nov 14th

I am writing to announce the date for this year’s Commodore’s Banquet and Annual General Meeting. This year’s dinner meeting will be held at the Conestoga College Culinary School on November the 14th. This year we are pleased to have the company of guest speakers Stephan and Nancy Lefneski. Stephan and Nancy began sailing an albacore at Conestoga and most recently finished a three and a half year adventure sailing around the world. They will be sharing stories and advice from there voyage. We will also be presenting awards for this season’s regatta winners and for outstanding sailing school students. It will all be followed up with our AGM and elections to the Board of Directors.

November 14th 2011
Conestoga College Culinary School
108 University Avenue East
(Parking on the west side of the building)
Dinner will be a Prime Rib buffet.
Costs:  $35.00 Adult and $20.00 Youth (20 under)

6:00 Cocktails
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Guest Speaker
8:00 Awards
8:30 AGM

If you wish to attend please RSVP to Jan d’Ailly by November the 7th. E-mail or 519-884-9170

Club Closing

Members and Friends,

The sailing season really ends when the water turns to ice or in our case when the let all the water drain. This year we still have water to sail on so I’m not sure which will happen first. Either way it is that time of year to think about club closing activities.

Club closing will be October 22. We will also reserve October 29 as a rain day.

Time: 9:30 to 12:00.

Main tasks include:

  • Storing the boats in the club house.
  • Winterizing the Club house.
  • Hauling the dock up with the tractor.
  • Organizing the Sail and Gas Sheds.

Also this weekend Commodore Ben Harrison (myself) will be heading up to the club on Sunday morning (less rain of the two days) to start and inventory of the club boats essentially making a list of improvements and equipment to by for the wayfarer fleet over the winter. If anyone would like to join him please reply. He would appreciate any help.