The weather is improving, weekends and vacation time are being booked, and the boats are heading out of the harbour. Whether you have plans for evening dinner cruises, afternoons sailing on the bay, weekends at Christian Island or crusing up the east side of the bay or heading to the North Channel...we wish you fair winds and a wonderful summer. TYC has three summer events, South Rendezvous, North Rendezvous and the Family Day in August, be sure to put all on your calendar.
The South Rendezvous is on Saturday July 8th. The plan, as always, is to gather 'pre-dinner' on the beach or to have a dinghy gathering at Little Sand Bay on Christian Island. The alternative location, given weather, wind and waves, is Sandy Bay on Hope Island. There is always a super turnout for this event. If you are a beginner cruiser, this should be a must-do event on your summer calendar.
Following up on discussions that have been going on for some time now, a decision has been made to have this year's North Rendezvous on Wednesday August 9th at a wilderness location. After meeting for several years at the Sportsman's Inn in Killarney, this year we will gather at Keyhole; an anchorage near the west end of Colliins Inlet, just south east of Killarney. More information will be coming in the weeks ahead. If you have not been to the North Rendezvous before, and are interested in coming, please contact Doug Johnston. He is the coordinator of the Rendezvous and will set up ew folks with a buddy boat to make the trek north if desired. Also, if you are boatless this summer and were thinking of coming up to Killarney by car, be sure to let Doug know. Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still need a 'Killarney fix', there will be an informal gathering on Tuesday August 8th. Die hard Killarney fans will meet, have lunch at Mr. Perch (Herbert's Fishery), walk it off with a hike out to the Outfitters, and then gather at the Carosel Lounge, Killarney Mountain Lodge in the evening.
TYC Family Day is held on the last weekend in August, every other year, alternating with Sail for Hope. This year we are looking to increase the activities and the participation in this fun event, in this the TYC's 35th anniversary year and Canada's 150th. We are looking at 'team' small boat building and performance test, a laser race, RC race, boat tours and a barbeque...with maybe a few fun fund raising events for Sail for Hope...isn't that right Denis? So please put August 26th on your calendar, and if you would like to be part of the team putting this day together, please let Carla know as we are looking for some help. Contact Carla at email@example.com
The Nominating Committee of the Bridge has started its annual meeting process to put together a slate of Directors to present to the members at the Fall Meeting of Members in October. If you are interested in being on the Bridge or finding out more about what is involved in being on the Bridge, please contact Doug Johnston, Chair (Past Commodore) or the committee members as identified in the Bylaw; Mike Wright (Commodore), Andi Kleiser (Vice Commodore) and Carla Nicolson (Prior Past Commodore).
Good Way to Get Started...if you are interested in getting involved, a good place to start is to join a committee. The Club's current committees include social, finance, harbour, racing, and communications. Being on a committee is an excellent way to learn more about the Club, how the operations work and determining if you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration as a Bridge member. Many Bridge members have spent at least a year working on a Club committee. Speak with any member of the Nominating Committee to find out more about the committees.
Rosters and membership cards that were not picked up at Sail Past will be distirubted directly to your boat. Don't have a boat....it will be in the mail.
This Summer you will notice that our staff at the harbour will be stopping by to say hi more frequently. We want to get to know you so if one of our staff stop by and introduce themselves take a minute to say hi. We wear red TBM shirts and hats, keep an eye out and feel free to reach out to us if we don’t see you!
This is just a reminder that when you have a contractor work on your boat please ask them to notify harbour staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ensure that they have provided us with a certificate of insurance. Any contractor working on municipally owned property (even just travelling the dock to your boat) must provide the Town with a certificate of insurance.
Operation Dry Water is an initiative by CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) to raise awareness about the effects of consuming alcohol and operating a vessel, as well as the legal requirements to consume alcohol on the water. For more information, please follow this link. http://csbc.ca/en/operation-dry-water
This year you will recognize some faces and notice some new faces. Jason Hindle, Connor O’Hara and Alex Johnston are returning for another full season! Graham Potter was with us for a couple of months in the fall and has accepted the position of harbour operator for the 2017 season. Graham started in May and will be with us until the end of October. Kenny Dinsmore will be joining us July 4. Kenny is a first year harbour summer student and will be with us until September.
8AM TO 4PM 7 Days per week May 13 until June 29
8AM TO 7PM 7 Days per week June 30 until September 4
8AM TO 4PM 7 Days per week September 5 until October 31
8AM to 4PM Monday – Friday November 1 until December 1
Remember to call the Harbour Staff prior to heading over for servicing.
Tel: 519-599-3131 ext. 330 ~ Cell: 705-444-4398 ~ VHF 68
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