FOR 08-May-18

One Big E-blast!

Hello everyone, it's finally here...launch weekend and the beginning of the 36th Boating Season of the TYC. This email is packed full of information, please read through to the bitter end. In this edition you will find the launch schedule, info about the Commodore's Ball, Lobsterfest and the Annual Spring work party and new benfits of the TYC membership card. Read on...and see you on Sunday!



The launch schedule is now ready, please click here to view. If you plan to launch and do not see your boat listed, contact Rene Koopmans right away at

Recall that this is a volunteer Club and everyone is expected to be at the harbour for the full day. You are assigned to a work crew in addition to your launch group. Time before and after is to be used to get your boat ready to launch and to fold your cradle afterwards. A few key reminders: there is absolutely no bottom painting allowed on the day of launch - you will not be launched; and please no mast stepping until after the boats on the mast crane pier are launched.

The forecast for Sunday (as of this morning) is 12C and sunny with light winds out of the north.

Special thanks to ASHANTI COFFEE for donating the coffee for our launch. 


Commodore's Sold Out!

If you have RSVP' are responsible for payment of your tickets before Saturday - please drop your payment into Gyles Sails and Marine. If you are not able to attend please contact Carla and she will see if there is someone to purchase your ticket(s).

If you have not yet RSVP'ed and you would like to attend, please contact Carla to be put on the waiting list.

See you at the main Lora Bay Clubhouse at 6pm....remember to get your black and white on. (Make sure you have a pocket for the cash/cheque you are brining to buy TYC regalia)


Important Dates

Friday May 25th - Is your mast inside the pavilion? Please have it removed by Friday May 25th.

Saturday May 26th - Pavilion Work Party ...please meet at the Harbour Master's Office at 10am to gather the pavilion sides so that you can take them to the pavilion and re-install them for the summer season.

Saturday May 26th - Lobsterfest - On-line registration is now open....The price is $20 per person for lobster and butter. Please bring an appy, salad or dessert to share. Remember your crackers, plates, cutlery, etc.

Saturday June 2nd - SailPast. Put this on your calendar and register on-line. More details to follow.


Membership Card

Our membership card program has expanded. We are happy to continue our partnership with the following businesses.* You must show your TYC membership card in order to obtain the discounts as shown.

  • 15 Harbour Street (Maiolo's) - 10% off meal portion of your bill
  • Sisi Trattoria -10% off meal portion of your bill
  • The Dam Pub - 10% off the meal portion
  • Thonburi Thai Food - Namaste - 10% off the meal portion
  • The Orchid - free coffee with your order


And we welcome the following new businesses to our program!

  • Culinary Designs - 10% off lunch
  • Smitty's Bike Shop - 10% off bicycle rentals, servicing & accessories, and coffee/smoothie bar
  • Thornbury Bakery Cafe - 10% off


*Note that Bruce Wine Bar is no longer participating in the program.


If you have your card from last year, you can show it for the above discounts. The 2018 membership cards will be given out to all returning and new members at Sail Past on June 2nd.



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