This year the National Yacht Club has become the host for a troop of Sea Scouts and Venturers. The 65th Toronto Sea Venturers hold their regular meetings on Roncesvalles Avenue but they needed a waterside location to be able to provide on-water training. With the support of the Board, we welcomed them to NYC as part of the Club’s ongoing outreach program to community organizations. They have been around the Club since before Launch when they arrived with their flagship, United, a restored RCN Whaler.
Since their arrival they have been active participants in a number of NYC events. They were out in full War of 1812 re-enactment gear at the Sailpast. They have been active volunteers at several regattas, most recently the LYRA event at NYC. From the organizers of these events they have received many comments on the high quality of support they have shown to the events.
The National Yacht Club is very pleased to have been able to offer the facilities to this group of young people and their leadership team. To recognize their overall contribution to NYC, I presented John King, the Skipper of the troop, with an NYC Burgee. They will fly this flag from United as well as from their flagpole during their regular weekly meetings.
Well done, 65th Sea Venturers!
by Don Weston, VC Marine Operation