Thanks to past volunteers, and information on the new newsletter.
Once again National Yacht Club stepped up to the plate as a member of Toronto’s sailing and waterfront community, by providing Liaison Officers (LO’s) to the Pride of Baltimore II (www.pride2.org).
by Dave McGuire In the Commodore’s Comments in July’s The National, Henry Persig wrote about the refurbishment of Crystal Palace. There has been a lot of effort put in by Henry, Mike Kantor, John Kitchener and others to get her ready to sail again. On Thursday, July 15th, John and Joni Kitchener invited members to [...]
by Russell Leve, Fleet Captain cruising We have completed two cruises of the 2010 sailing season. The rendezvous was a great success for a new adventure in cruising at The National Yacht Club. Seven boats, six sail and one powerboat turned up on the appointed Tuesday in Waupoos.The first night we went to that local pub, [...]
by Damon G. Beggs Okay, this is just soup and maybe not enough for lunch, and certainly not enough for dinner… but serve an individual chilled shrimp cocktail alongside and this becomes a veritable feast. Be inventive; try a herbed mayonnaise with the shrimp instead of the old stale standby cocktail sauce. 1½ tbsp butter [...]
by Harvey Cracknell, Boris Broz, Dave Richards — Co-Chairs 2010 Brew Race and Charity Auction NYC ¼ Ton Fleet 23rd Annual Brew Race & Charity Auction Tuesday, September 14 The NYC ¼ Ton Fleet will hold their 23rd Annual Brew Race and Charity Auction on Tuesday September 14, 2010, commencing at 6 pm. This is a mad-cap end of [...]
Today we have a guest article from the Fifty Point Yacht Club’s “Scuttlebutt” newsletter, about one of the unique people at their club. After all, he’s “Larry from The Oakville Club”. Everyone knows that. Download the story: Larry Hardabura – Dockmaster Extraordinaire!
Approximately 170 boats started this year at Port Credit on July 17 this year. Among the racers were several from the NYC including ‘At Ease’, a Catalina 470 competing for the ‘most comfortable’ boat award with 6 aboard.
by Jason Hearst, NYC Member, ‘The National Event’ Chair The National Yacht Club hosted their first ever [modern] skiff regatta on the weekend of July 31-August 1. The aptly-named National Event drew competitors from Toronto, Barrie, Sudbury, Montreal, and Boston. Five 49ers, and three 29ers were in attendance. A modest, but good start for developing the National [...]
by Douglas Creelman This is my second column on right-of-way rules. Last month was about Rule 10 (remember that one?). This month talks about an exception to that rule. When does the Port-Starboard Rule (RRS10) not apply? Well, it does not apply sometimes when boats are approaching an off-wind rounding mark. When boats are in [...]
Don Williams – Cruising Division Chair Despite lower attendance than normal due to other happenings in the city that weekend, the C & C Owners Regatta was one of the best yet. Our “Mardi Gras” themed C & C Owners Regatta and Rendezvous this year – which was really fun – was headed up by [...]
by Don Williams, Dock Committee Chair Did you know? That you should keep your spring lines taught and your bow and stern lines a little loose and you should use a “snubber” to soften the load on your boat bollards/cleats (and our docks.) That it is okay to add a step to your dock provided you [...]
2010 Club Hours charges will be billed on your August statement. Please ensure that your Club Hour chits are submitted to the Club office as soon as possible. For your reference, your hours worked to date are posted on the Club Hours Bulletin Board at the west end of the first floor hallway of the [...]
by Henry Piersig, Commodore Tax Appeal We now have a small committee in place to deal with the preparation of defence material required by our lawyer as he builds the case for our appeal. Peter Milligan sent me a note last week and reported that he is moving ahead. More later. Long Range Planning (yard) [...]
by Dave Thomas, Chair, Shark Gold Cup Regatta The NYC will be hosting the 37th Annual Shark Gold Cup Regatta On September 11-12, 2010. This is one of a series of “Counter” Regattas held in Quebec, Ontario and New York State for the Canadian Shark Class Association (CSCA) Shark of the Year Award. When National hosted this [...]