FOR 26-Jun-18





Sail over to Christian Island and meet with fellow TYCers on Saturday afternoon for beach appetizers and cocktails. Return later for a bon fire with s'mores. Specific location to follow closer to the date. Rene Koopmans will select the location and be on the radio to help everyone come in. Ruth and Glen Hayworth will be hosting the S'mores and bon fire.


Please indicate your intended participation by RSVP'ing on-line so the shore crew can be watching for you. Don't delay!





Gather at the Sportsman's Inn, George Island Side for cocktails & snacks and BBQ your dinner with other  TYCers at the North Rendezvous. 20 slips have been blocked for Wednesday August 8th...and if you wish to come early, 10 slips have also been blocked for Tuesday August 7th.


If you haven't attended before but are keen to make the trek, call Doug Johnston and he will see if he can find someone for you to tag along with on the way North.  Not to be missed!!


Please RSVP on-line on the TYC event page so that we will know who is coming AND... call Destination Killarney (they own Killarney Mtn Lodge & The Sportsman's Inn) and reserve your slip. Be sure to specify Thornbury Yacht Club....George Island Side of the Sportsman's Inn....and August 8th. Call 1-800-461-1117.



Thank you to everyone who came out for the party to celebrate the life of Carol Webster on Friday June 15th. There was a tremendous turn out of Thornbury Yacht Club members and it meant a lot to me.

Mike Gillett, EASY on B-dock



Thank you to Martin Kimble for making the new 'sock' for the mast crane weight.

Rene Koopmans, Rear Commodore, Harbour


As we are getting the nice warm weather (finally) we still have to remember that we are on Georgian Bay and the weather can change pretty quickly.  With that being said, please remember to wrap your head sail to protect it from the strong winds that we are receiving more and more often.  We recommend that you leave your vessel as if a storm will arrive as soon as you leave the dock and please check your lines to make sure they are in good condition to prevent damage to your vessel.

We had a T.S.S.A. inspection on our fuel system on Tuesday June 12, 2018 which went well with no issues identified.

We had our yearly E.S.A. electrical inspection with a couple of repairs to be made.  While Scott Moorehouse was here inspecting, we had the opportunity to use the new stray current device.  It worked well and a stray current was identified within the harbour.  This issue was quickly resolved and re-testing indicated no further issues.  We will continue to test the docks and if we find any stray current we will contact the owner and unplug the vessel from the hydro pedestal.  Once repaired, we will check to verify that hydro service is safe to be re-connected.  Please make sure all cords are CSA approved shore power cords with sealed ends.  If we see any damaged or repaired cords, the owner will be notified and will have to replace the cord.  We will be starting these inspections on Tuesday June 26, 2018.

We have a weather station at the harbour that can be accessed online through the following link station/dashboard?ID=IONTARIO1297#history.  This weather station also maintains online archived weather data from previous years.

The chart datum marker has been installed.  It is located at the far end of the gas dock. It has a true reading and the water level is 90cm above datum.

As we head into summer, our hours of operation will move from 8:00am to 4:00pm to 8:00am to 7:00pm starting Friday June 29, 2018.

Jason Hindle, The Blue Mountains



Laser Racing

On Sunday June 24th we held the first laser racing session with 4 boats competing. This consisted of a number of short upwind/downwind races. The idea is to have short, competitive races, and keep the fleet close together. I am not sure how many races we ended up completing but the wins were pretty evenly spread around the fleet and great fun was had by all.


Locutus buzzed the finish line and managed to get some great snaps!


If you are interested in getting involved contact


Memorial Cup

Congratulations to Glenn Hayworth and crew in Second Quest for winning the inaugural Memorial Cup! 


A big thank you to Steven Wimmer for organizing the event and Steve Fisher, Tobyn Londos, and Steven Wimmer for their efforts devising a revised handicap system that was used to encourage new racers. We had 10 boats on the start line which included participation from 4 novice boats. Pretty good for what looked like a rainy day!



1st: Second Quest

2nd: *Nessie 

3rd: Full Tilt

4th: Yaramaz

(*novice requirements may need revisiting)

Unfortunately Shy Tuna had to withdraw due to equipment failure.


Relive the race in 3D Race here:


That concludes spring club racing. The next club race is Saturday September 8th but fear not, there are a number of events over the summer:

  • Sunday, July 8 - Georgian Bay Cup
  • Sunday, July 8 - Fun Race from South Rendezvous
  • Sunday, July 29 > Sunday August 5th - Georgian Bay Regatta
  • Sunday, August 26 - Sail Georgian Bay Team Challenge
  • Saturday, September 1 - Wiarton Labour Day Regatta

James Palmer, Rear Commodore, Racing


Congratulations to Glenn Hayworth, Second Quest and Crew!


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