Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nacra Catamaran

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.

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.

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.


Club Opening and the New Dock

The new docks are now in the water and they look great! Despite the water being a lot lower then what is typical for the end of April the new docks were easily moved. Some of the old dock sections made there last trip down our beach. All of the old dock sections should also be going to good homes. Three sections have gone to a cottage just a little further up the lake on the same shore as the sailing club.  Many thanks go out to the members that came out on April the 28th. Everyone worked together clearing the boats out of the club house and using ancient techniques to roll the docks down to the edge of the water.

The good news about the lake levels is that the water has risen since the club opening. Watch the blue line rise on the GRCA water Level Graph below. Link to the GRCA river data.

See you out on the water.