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Commodore's Comments
September 26th, 2010 @ 11:45 PM EST by admin

by Henry Piersig, Commodore

What a wonderful summer we had! The wind gods were feisty at times helping to contribute to the economy and we had an abundance of sunshine unlike last year!

The summer was a busy one for the Board and its Committees with many thanks going out to our super volunteers who organized many successful racing and cruising events.

  • Race Committee The VC Fleet (Bob Magtanong) and all his volunteers did a remarkable job through out the season. With support like this we can look forward to bigger and better events in the coming years. Thank you Stephen. I hear we have scored another big regatta at the NYC for next year. Our regatta schedule is growing:

    • Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta
    • C&C Owners’ Regatta
    • The National Event (Performance Dinghy Regatta)
    • Shark Gold Cup Regatta
    • Star Fleet Qualifier Regatta
    • Albacore World Championships
    • Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship

  • Cruising Committee Russell Leve organized the commodore’s cruise, which was still well attended although the weather left a lot to be desired. We can only hope for a more pleasant and drier weekend next year. It was a great year for organized and holiday cruising alike.
  • Launch/Haulout Committee Karen and Trevor’s team are well into the planning and organizing stages for the main event in the fall. This committee does a wonderful painstaking job involving a great number of volunteers from all categories of membership. We can all rest assured that our boats will be safely stored for the winter.
  • Website Committee Dan Clouthier VC Marketing envisioned the electronic newsletter that now appears on our website. His team created the new format of club communications, which will be updated as news items surface. This is an exciting time in the ongoing growth of our club. I am looking forward to seeing articles and comments from our membership on this new resource.

For the small number of members who are not web savvy, it is our intention to bridge the gap with a small number of hard copies that will be available at the office. The web Committee will create the file for the printed version.

The Council of Commodores holds their meetings at different clubs around the lake, and on this glorious date it was the Port Dalhousie Yacht Club’s turn to host us all. I am fortunate to be enjoying a wonderful afternoon at their club doing some paperwork. Today is Tuesday Sept 13th, and trying to avoid the rush hour my departure was early afternoon, and fortunately I had no traffic to speak of.

The topic of our Tax appeal is still high on the agenda for us all.

I would also like to report that the Toronto Port Authority requested a member of the Council of Commodores to sit on the TPA Advisory Board. The aim is to look for ideas on how the city harbour environs may be better utilized. Why not somebody from the NYC? I ask. So I bought the job!

I hope to have more news on the tax appeal, western gap wall and other matters next month.

Again thanks to all who have worked so hard to make this summer such an exciting one for racers and cruisers alike!