Sailing School

Sailing School


Club Opening will go ahead this Saturday, May 23.

Follow-up to general Email: Club Opening will go ahead this Saturday, May 23.

As per our email from last week, we are able to open up the sailing club, but with some COVID-19 restrictions. We all want to get out and sail. As a board, we are taking a prudent approach to creating a safe environment, respecting all the government guidelines, and to be a good example. We all have our part to play.

The following are some key points to remember:

  1. The club is partially open. You may place your boat in the boat park and launch the boat for sailing. Otherwise, everything should be considered closed and out of bounds. The club house remains closed with the exception of using the washrooms with proper physical distancing. No use of the club barbeques, kitchen, fridges etc. Club boats will not be available until proper COVID-19 protocols are put in place, hopefully within a couple of weeks.

    For now, there are no social activities planned, no organized on-water racing, and no food or drink will be served. Of course you can bring something for yourself and you can use the picnic tables as a family unit or with proper distancing, but you should wipe them clean before and after use.

  2. There will be formal COVID-19 related protocols in place for the club opening. They are posted separately on the website, and will be at the club this Saturday morning. We want to take a common sense approach to the protocols and have a safe environment for all. They will include:
    • a. Do not come to the club if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been recently (within 2 weeks) exposed to those with COVID-19.
    • b. All Provincial and Regional physical distancing rules and limits of group sizes apply at the club, including frequent hand washing and avoiding touching your face. We should not be congregating, especially in confined areas.
    • c. If it is going to be difficult to distance, take extra precautions like using PPE. Please bring your own.
    • d. Only one person or family unit in each change room at a time.
    • e. Only two people working in the club house kitchen area during club opening only for cleaning/tidying at a time, with distancing.
    • f. Maintain physical distancing in the upstairs room, or use PPE.
    • g. The club will be providing sanitizer stations around the grounds, and soap and water to wash your hands. Please use them as needed.
    • h. Bring and use your own tools if possible. When using club tools, make sure to wash your hands before and after using the tools. If feasible, sanitize the tools before and after use.

    This will all seem awkward at first, and these are new habits to learn. We should not be shy about respectfully speaking up and reminding each other about safe practices as needed.

  3. Club opening: This will include the dock (already done), taking the boats and masts out of the clubhouse and into the boat park, removing the window coverings, putting up the signs, and the general cleanup of the clubhouse and the grounds. We have lots of room and we should be able to do all of this safely if we are careful and take precautions.
  4. Sailing camp and adult lessons: Day camps are likely to be permitted this summer, with COVID-19 restrictions. We are looking at how we can manage our youth summer camp, and we at this time we expect to go ahead. Please register if you want to assure a spot this summer even though things may shift around a bit.
  5. A determination regarding the Warm Water Regatta will be made at the end of the month.
  6. Really important: Early bird fees are due by club opening this Saturday May 23rd, so best to register and pay now (the early bird discount gets applied at check-out) via our Membership page.  Payment by eTransfer is preferred, saves us a few dollars.
  7. There will be a page on the website with COVID-19 related information and we will do our best to keep everything up to date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me. Watch this News page for updates.

On behalf of the board, we are looking forward to a very enjoyable season.

Jan d’Ailly
Commodore
Conestoga Sailing Club.


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)

Wellington Cup May 31 (hosted by Belwood)

Open House June 6

Warm Water June 13-14

All Arms Race July 19

Club Championships August 29-30

Club Closing October 3

Originally posted January 25, 2020.
Updated January 30, 2020: corrected Wellington Cup date.


50% off Youth Session five

This year’s Sailing School has been a huge success. We have just reached the half-way point in our sailing school season and to celebration we would like to offer you a very special discount. Sign up for Youth Session 4 (August 04 – August 15) and receive 50% off of the base price of Youth Session 5 (August 18 – August 22) Use promo code Sessionfive while signing up to take advantage of this offer.

Register now!
Youth Session 4 (August 04 – August 15)
Youth Session 5 (August 18 – August 22)


2013 AGM

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

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