We had a great Club opening this year! The sun was shinning (finally!) and many hands made light work. A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that lifted boats, helped tidy up, launch the docks. performed emergency plumbing and stepped masts. Our Club relies on our volunteers to get the job done and today was no exception. The Club looks great thanks to all of you. A special thanks to Yvonne for providing our delicious chili lunch. Can’t wait to see you all on the water!
We saved just enough water to hold the club championships a week earlier than usual. Both days were warm with temperatures in the high 20’s. Saturday started with light winds and finished around 10 to 15 km per hour. The breeze peaked above 20km on Sunday keeping the races exciting and the competitors cooled. Rookies Yvonne Kohlmetz, Luke Johnson, Peter Draper and Ed Szczepan did a fine job in their first regatta. Pat and Dwight Aplevich (pictured) were the victors. Race results here. The pot luck BBQ and Corn roast was well attended. Photo gallery of the two days is after the jump.
On May the 26 the sailing club launched the new dock and the new Nacra Playcat Catamaran. For the ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the new dock we were lucky to have: Carl Zehr (Mayor of Kitchener), Melissa Durrell (Waterloo City councillor), Diane Freeman (Waterloo City councillor), Jeff Henery (Waterloo City councillor) and Jane Mitchell (regional councillor) on hand to do the ribbon cutting honours.
Conestoga Sailing Club celebrates its 50th anniversary on June 25th 2011. Over 200 friends and family form past and present were the on the day.
The 2011 warm water regatta was raced on the 18th and 19th of June. Thank you to all the Wayfarer sails that came out to compete.
Pictures form the 2010 season of the youth sailing school.
The 2010 warm water regatta was also the 2010 Wayfarer Canadian championships.
Pictures from the club opening spring 2010. Thank you to all the members that came out to help move out the dock and take the boats out of the club house. The new dock should be lighter by the way.