David von Wahl


2020 Schedule

The winter freeze may slow us down, but plans are afoot for another great season!

Important dates so far for this year:

The sailing camp dates that we are planning are:

Session 1 – 2 weeks – June 29 – July 10
Session 2 – 2 weeks – July 13 – 24
Session 3 – 1 week – July 27 – 31
Session 4 – 1 week – Aug 3 – 7
Session 5 – 1 week, tentative – Aug 10 – 14 – advanced sailing camp, possibly no school bus

Stay tuned for the Adult class schedule…

Other tentative dates:

Spring AGM April 5

Club opening April 18 (inclement weather date April 25)

Open House June 6

Wellington Cup June 7 (hosted by Belwood)

Warm Water June 13-14

All Arms Race July 19

Club Championships August 29-30

Club Closing October 3


AGM 2019 Agenda

Agenda

2:00 – 2:30 pm Social
2:30 to 3:00pm “Our Experience Sailing the Wayfarer World Championships in Ireland” by Scott Ramsay and Less Sherratt
3:00 to 3:15 Club awards
3:15 to 4:00 pm AGM formal business meeting

Agenda for AGM Business Meeting
1. Call to order
2. Establishment of quorum
3. Approval of the agenda
4. Approval of minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
5. Presentation and approval of reports
a. Commodore’s Report: Jan d’Ailly
b. Treasurer’s Report – Mark Dineen (Financial-Reports-2019-AGM)
c. Vice Commodore’s Report, Jan d’Ailly
d. Media Captain’s Report – David von Wahl
e. Sailing School Captain’s Report – Bruce Alexander
f. Fleet Captain’s Report: Graham Moogk-Soulis
g. Race Captain’s Report – Dave Meijer
h. Shore Captain’s Report – Stephen Mercer
6. Other Business
7. Election of new board members

Minutes from AGM 2018 can be downloaded here


AGM 2019 and club social

Our AGM and Social will be held on this coming Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2:00pm at the Granite Club in Waterloo.

We have three major items:

  1. Firstly, Scott Ramsay and Les Sherratt will be giving a talk about their experience sailing in the Wayfarer World Championships in Ireland this past summer. This should be really interesting.
  2. Secondly, we have our club awards, always with some fun.
  3. Thirdly, a review of what we did this past summer and what we would like to do next summer, as presented by the board members, including our financials.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to come. There will be some snacks provided and drinks are available.

It’s really your chance to let the board know what we can do to improve the club and what we are doing well.

We have a few initiatives that we are looking for committee members for, and we are also looking for new board members.

  1. 2021 will be our 60thanniversary. We are looking for a team who would like to take on what we should be doing to mark the occasion.
  2. We are looking at purchasing a RS Venture sailboat for the sailing school and membership use. It’s a significant investment with significant benefits to the sailing school, the general membership enabling sailing for the whole family and those with mobility challenges. Again, we are looking for a few people to help out with this project.
  3. We are looking at building a sail shed in the boat park next spring, and need a few people to help manage the project.

About board members, we really need some members to join the board. It’s a monthly meeting during the winter, and some coordination of activities during the summer. We spread the work around depending on who has some time available, and there is always a lot of support. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance, and I hope to be seeing you on Sunday.

Jan d’Ailly
Commodore
Conestoga Sailing Club.
clubcommodore@kwsailing.org

Minutes from AGM 2018 can be downloaded here

Check the following News post for the agenda, and watch this News section for further updates.


Club Closing – Sat. Oct. 5

The sailing season is finally at its end. The days are getting colder, the water level is down, and it’s time to put everything away and batten the hatches for winter.

Our Club Closing is planned for this Saturday October 5, and we are looking for everyone to come out and help.

We will be de-rigging and putting away the boats and dollies, bringing in the docks, boarding up the windows, putting away tables and signs, cleaning up the grounds, and generally getting everything ready for winter. More hands make work light!

For detailed tasks and some tool suggestions, you can download the Task List document here: Closing-Day-v2018a.pdf

We plan to be finished around lunchtime, and lunch will be provided. We hope to see everyone there, with work gloves & footwear, and dressed for the weather!

Our Shore Captain Stephen Mercer will be there to direct all activities and answer any questions, as well as other board members & experienced club members.

Check back here for updates – last update on 2019-10-02 23:38


Open house Sunday June 2nd!

Join us for our annual Open house this weekend, Sunday June 2nd, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who is curious about sailing, or interested in learning about our club’s facilities, our Youth Sailing Summer Camp, or who may be interested in taking sailing lessons themselves. Please come out and go for a sail with our members. Some refreshments/light lunch will be provided. Learn why sailing is such an enjoyable and environmentally friendly sport! See also our Facebook event.


Now accepting Interac E-transfers!

We are now both accepting and issuing Interac E-transfers as our preferred method of payment.

When renewing your membership, registering for lessons or for an event, just pick Cheque as your payment method. Then log into your online banking and:

  1. set up a new payee in your bank’s Interac E-transfer section, with the recipient set to:
    treasury@kwsailing.org
    It may not matter what ‘Name/Description’ you give it, but please make sure that the Email address is correct. Note that your bank should recognize that we have enabled automatic deposit, so no password or security question should be requested or required.
  2. Create an Interac e-Transfer Send request for the required amount to your newly created recipient. Make sure to specify a ‘Message’ that makes it clear what you are paying for, including class or event name, or membership class, and Name or Email address specified in registration if different from your banking info.
  3. Take a moment to double check all details, then Confirm/Send payment.

Please note: because auto-deposit is enabled, as soon as you hit “Send” your money is gone, so make sure everything is correct before sending! (the only way to fix an error is for us to send money back)

Feel free to Email our treasurer at the above address if you have any questions.


Club Opening 2019 is This Saturday, April 27!

Yes, it’s finally club opening this Saturday !!!!   Sailing season is starting!

It is hard to believe, but the snow is long gone, and the water level seems to be back down to the upper end of the target range.

We’ve had some April showers, but the sun will hopefully be out, and we should have a great Opening Day.

We start around 9:30 AM and there is a lot to do for everyone. Many hands make light work. The task list will be added in the next day or so – check back for updates. You can also Email any questions to our Shore Captain.

The grounds could still be a little wet, so bring your boots along with your work clothes, and preferably something dry/warm to change into just in case.

Lunch will be provided.

A few other items:

  1. Early bird discount ends this Saturday! For those who haven’t already, you need to register your membership online, and you can also pay there, or give/send us a cheque.  Those of you with a slip must also pay before club opening to retain your spot. Email us for any questions.
    NEW: we are also accepting payments by Interac e-Transfer. See separate news item for instructions.
  2. Weekly races start Wednesday May 22nd, first start at 7:00 PM.
  3. General Open house is on Sunday June 2nd. Please come help out!
  4. Warm Water regatta is on June 8-9.

Registration for Youth camps and CANSail lessons are also open.  If you know anyone who may be interested in learning to sail, pass on the links and make sure to invite them to the open house.

That’s it for now, see you Saturday.