The Stamps Landing Yacht Club Newsletter www.vancouver-webpages.com/slyc
In This Issue:
West Bay Raft-up
Clam Bay BBQ
Nostradamus prepares to leave West Bay,
with Skipper Malcolm Sparrow at the wheel
From the Commodore’s Desk
I hope everyone had a good summer, and is now
looking forward to doing some Fall boating. For
those no longer wanting to cross the Strait, keep
in mind we have many good destination choices
in Howe Sound, most just two or three hours
away. Close enough to make a good weekend
Our next social event is coming up soon,
Thanksgiving at Gibsons, David Thompson
2005 SLYC Executive
Commodore has all the info. Following this, we will have our
COMMODORE Tage Thomsen annual November "Wind Up" at Snug Cove,
Tage Thomsen partying at the Summer House.
firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to thank David Thompson for organizing the Clam Bay
get-together, Donna and friends provided a great meal as usual. There
VICE COMMODORE is a chance that she will not be available to have us next year as her
Sean Smith property is up for sale, but, she did indicated that if she's still the owner,
she would be willing to entertain us again.
As a man of few words, I have now used them all up. Happy sailing!
(rotating position – see Event - Commodore Tage Thomsen
Organizer for each event)
FLEET CAPTAIN And a word (or two) from the Vice-Commodore…
Debra Jago It’s been quite an eventful summer, and now fall, for me! In August I
604 683-7766 travelled home to Nova Scotia to visit my parents, and was joined there
for a week by my sweetie, Maria. We have fine sunny weather, went
SECRETARY sailing on my dad’s Beneteau 28 “Next Friday”, ate lobster, toured
Barbara Thomsen seaside villages, and took a road trip to New Brunswick to visit Maria’s
604 524-1710 grandparents.
We also saw my little brother Leigh get married, and with me already
TREASURER dressed up in a tuxedo as one of the groomsmen, there was more than a
Jackie McInnes few remarks that I might be next in line!
email@example.com At the end of August, we became a
family, with the return of Maria’s
PAST COMMODORE three year old daughter, Leah,
from Alberta. Hopefully we have a
firstname.lastname@example.org little sailor in the making, but in
the meanwhile, needless to say, my
PHONE COMMITTEE introduction to the world of
David & Anne Thompson parenting has kept me busy!
email@example.com Hopefully not so busy that I can’t
keep the Landing Line going, but
NEWSLETTER EDITOR and
WebMaster & Commander please forgive me if it might be a
Sean Smith little late, or not quite as polished
604 720-9169 as before!
In the meantime, smooth sailing!
Check the website often for
pictures from Club events! - Vice-Commodore Sean Smith
West Bay Raft-up
The West Bay Raft-up was blessed
with fine weather for most of the
weekend, with lots of glorious
sunshine. Six boats turned up: Sitka,
Hale Pau Hana, Contender,
Temptation, Eagle Trace, and a
also a special appearance by
Nostradamus, a Newport 41 owned
by Malcolm Sparrow.
The water was warm as a hot tub,
and the drinks were cool (as long as
the ice lasted!) Some of us went by
dinghy to the old gov’t dock and
walked the dusty road across the
peninsula to New Brighton, where a
funky little General Store offers ice
cream and other goodies.
The return trip was a real ride, with
big 3-foot waves rolling right up
Clam Bay BBQ
The Clam Bay Raft-up and BBQ was
another success, despite somewhat
dubious looking weather. Our
numbers were down a little from
before, but we still had 11 boats
show up, and about 28 people for the
It was good to see lots of people turn
out, including David and Carol Ann
Faith, who moved their floating home
Leap of Faith to Nanaimo this
George Waibel and the Swiss Navy
showed us all how to party it up, both
at the Thetis Island Pub, and on the
Many thanks to David Thompson
for organizing the BBQ, and of
course to Donna Kaiser & co. at the
Clam Bay B&B. Alas, this may be
the last BBQ there, as it’s up for sale.
(hmm, can you say SLYC
Boats in attendance included: Eagle
Trace, Contender, Blue Max,
Temptation, Frendy, Hale Pau
Hana, Drift Away, Makkeea, Lady
Dane, Numtijah, and Sitka.
Recipes From Annie
Miss Jackie’s Birthday Reilly’s Galley
On September 15, we had a special birthday gathering for our SLYC
Treasurer, Jackie McInnes. A surprise birthday party was carefully FRIED FISH
contrived by Annie Reilly, who with the help of the SLYC Executive, 2 beaten eggs
got Jackie to come out to the Pub for an Executive meeting, and while
½ cup bread crumbs
the usual club details were discussed, Annie and some helpers were
seasoned with seasoning
decorating the Blue Room for a special surprise… imagine the
salt of your choice
surprise on Jackie’s face when we whisked her past a sign that said
“Reserved for Mens’ Figure Skating Club” and into a room filled with 3 Tbsp butter
balloons, friends, cake and more. Of course, it’s not polite to say how 1 green onion, chopped
old (or young) Jackie is, but suffice it to say she now has her Gold Care 1 ½ tsp parsley flakes
Rind of 1 lemon
Happy Birthday Miss Jackie! Approx 3 lbs fish fillets
Dip fish fillets in eggs, then
crumbs. Fry fish in butter, 2
minutes on each side until
golden. Sprinkle with combined
parsley, onion and lemon rind.
Annie’s Boat Tips
• Make your stainless galley
sink sparkle by scouring
with lemon rind.
• Cover a chilled bottle of
wine with a nylon stocking
to use as a rolling pin.
As we find ourselves in front of our computers more during the grey and rainy
season, here’s some sites worth surfing to…
Race Rocks Website – interesting site all about Race Rocks, with a number
of live webcams showing frolicking sea lions:
The Katkam – a superb webcam overlooking Burrard Bridge and the mouth
of False Creek. I can see my boat from here! I call it my office window – and
it’s a great way to check on the weather. Just scroll past the sometimes
extensive comments etc., to see the picture, which updates every 5 minutes.
Jericho Wind – Based at Jericho, this site posts wind graphs, as well as a
still webcam and a live-feed webcam looking towards the North Shore from
Boating Links from Lands End Sailing School on Bowen Island – Lots of
BC stuff, and we’re listed on this site!
Bob’s Sailing Links – an absolutely huge list of links to anything sailing-
related that you might find interesting.
RNSA Awards Ceremony Upcoming Events…
❖ Thanksgiving Cruise ❖
Janet Stamper The Thanksgiving Day Cruise to Gibsons will be taking
(seen practicing place on Thanksgiving Day weekend (of course!), October
the Royal Wave 8, 9 and 10. Dinner will be at the Waterfront Restaurant
at right…) (just past Molly’s Reach), the same place as last year, where
the turkey dinner was quite popular.
For the dinner, there will be a choice of three meals,
Members and guests are all invited to the annual Turkey, Baked Halibut, or Steak and Seafood Skewer,
R.N.S.A. B.C. Squadron Prizegiving and Awards and dinner will include an appetizer (Samosas and Spring
ceremony Friday October 14th in the Wardroom Rolls)and dessert of fruit salad, pumpkin pie, ice cream or
(upstairs) of HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park. cheese plate. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person, ($30
No-host bar from 7.30 pm, refreshments, for non-members) which includes taxes and gratuities.The
presentation of trophies and entertainment. dinner will take place at 6 PM on Saturday the 8th.
The evening recognizes participants in both the We tried to reserve a block of slips at Gibsons Marina,
RNSA/SLYC Jack & Jill Race hosted by our Club however another club has already booked, and the marina
and the Single-Handed Race hosted by False (for some reason) won't book two clubs at once. However, it
Creek Y.C. The RNSA trophies and keepers are is our understanding that there are slips available, so please
presented to winners and runners-up. book ASAP to be sure that you will get a slip.
In this year’s Jack & Jill 18 boats signed up, 9 from (Repeat: Book your slip with Gibsons Marina as soon as
our Club, two didn’t start and two were DSQ (over possible!!!)
early). Pity! Fortunately Sunday is an optional race
The phone number for Gibsons Marina is 604-886-8686.
but the winds were so light, only one boat crossed
the line within the time limit. Please RSVP with your dinner choice by Oct 1 to David
Thompson at 604-926-2726, or by e-mail at:
Trophies are awarded to Division 1 (Long course,
flying sails), the winners being:
• 1 Andre & AliciaWojcieszek, “Phantom”, EHYC ❖ Wind-Up Cruise ❖
• 2nd Julie Kadar & Peter Lagergrew, “Goose N
The Wind-Up Cruise to Snug Cove will take place on
November 12 and 13th this year. We have again reserved
• 3rd Trevor & Linda Salmon in “Manana”. the Summer Cabin, and ask that you contribute something
Some more recent Members may not know how towards the Pot-Luck Dinner.
the RNSA and our Club became involved together The event is being run this year by Jane Avall, who
for the race. Both Clubs used to run a Jack & Jill; declares:
Stamps held one in the Spring to Gibsons, and
RNSA ran a race in the Fall to Nanaimo. “T’will be a TOGA PARTY! Food will be all things Greek,
and with maybe a couple of Olympic Games, if the Togas
Both attracted good turn-outs at first, but gradually permit! (Please use clean sheets!)”
numbers dwindled, so our late Commodore Jean
Pastore approached me, as I am the Secretary of Please contact Union Steamship Marina to book your slip, at
the RNSA (Vancouver) as well, and said “how ph: 604-947-0707.
about combining the races?”. An agreement was For further information on this event, contact Jane Avall, at
worked out that it would be held in the Spring and ph. 604-926-8890, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
go to Gibsons.
Saturday would be “the main race” with an optional ❖ Christmas Party ❖
race back on Sunday, and the arrangement has The SLYC Christmas Party has been scheduled for
worked out very well for both Clubs. However, we Saturday December 3rd, upstairs at Stamps Pub. Last year’s
still could do with more participants. It is fun, Formal Dress party was a big hit, so I think we’ll repeat it
relaxing, yet competitive – spread the word around again. Of course, Santa can still wear his red tuxedo! Stay
for next year’s race. We hope to see even more tuned for more details in the near future.
boats participate next spring!
SLYC Calendar 2005 - 2006
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SLYC Schedule of Events (shaded) Other Sailing Events (underlined)
Oct 8, 9, 10 – Thanksgiving (Gibsons)
Hmm. Not much going on that I know of…
Nov 12,13 – Wind-up Cruise (Bowen Island)
December 3 – SLYC Christmas Party (at the Pub)
I know the Snowflake Series happens sometime in
Dec 31 – New Years Eve at the Pub (unofficial event) November. And looking way ahead to February, the
Boat Show usually happens sometime around the
Jan 1 – Watch Polar Bear Swim at English Bay
first weekend of the month.
If you know of any other events worth mentioning to
Feb 11-12 Valentine’s Day Cruise (Bowen Island) your fellow boaters, whether its racing, lectures,
We are looking for Event Coordinators to take on whatever, please pass it along!
running events for next year – please contact us!
Nautical Trivia Challenge Nautical Trivia Challenge
Previous Winner – The Theme - Island Time
John “Dr. Bugs” Brunstein ONE FREE BEER!
1. Name the pass between Valdez and Galiano To the first person who answers all six
Islands? questions correctly:
2. Name the channel between Bowen Island and 1. This island is known as the “Graveyard of
Keats Island? the Atlantic”…?
2. Napoleon died in exile on this island…?
3. The third big bay on Gambier Island (besides West
Bay and Centre Bay) is…? 3. This island is the largest island in
Port Graves Canada…?
4. To go around Thetis Island you have to go around 4. This island in Howe Sound is named after
this island too: something found in a smithy…?
5. The port of Vananda is found on this
5. The Flat Top Islands are outside of this port?
6. Pender Harbour has two communities: Madiera 6. Name the only island in Vancouver
Park and…? Harbour…?
Irvine’s Landing (I was actually looking for See Sean at the Pub next Thursday
Garden Bay, but I’ll concede this one…) if you think know the answers.