Mark it in your calendars- Saturday June 2nd!
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May 2007 Page 1: Commodore’s Message Commodore’s Message Page 2: Social Column The docks are gradually beginning to look lived in again by the time you read this the season will be well underway. Work parties have been organized to get Stelten up and running, Shelley has Page 3: Shellbacks produced a wish list and VC Ken Wood is doing his best to comply! The Sail Training work parties have been well attended; there is always a need for more participation to spread the load. Page 4: Racing This Year Our Regatta schedule starts with the Lilac on Mothers Day weekend; this should get the rust off Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam things and get the season off to a great start. Page 6: Dispatches Your Bridge and Board under the tutelage of Michael Cox is in the throes of a Strategic Planning Page 7: Mother’s Day process. This has been a great exercise and the end result will be a vibrant Club with all members pulling in the same direction, with a set of common goals. You will have seen signs of this process Page 8: Waterfront Article coming into effect in all aspects of the Club operations. I encourage you to join a committee and Page 9: From VC Yachting become a part of this important process. Let me know of your speciﬁc interests and I will line you up with a committee. Page 10: May Calendar Sailpast is June 2nd; we have a great day planned. Please make sure that your calendar is marked and bring your friends to help celebrate the ofﬁcial opening of the sailing season. The Ofﬁcer of the Day Program is being reinstated effective Sail Past and will run until the Turkey Regatta. It will cover Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Amy has set up a roster and you will be notiﬁed when your duty is. Essentially you are the ambassador of the Club to all visitors when you are on duty. I always enjoyed the duty, you meet some fascinating people! See you at the Club. Rodger Metcalfe Sail Past 2007 Mark it in your calendars- Saturday June 2nd! Get your whites ready and your best duds pressed for this an- nual day celebrating the club, its members and the joys of the ofﬁcial start of the season. Anyone needing to dress up their jackets or caps can acquire crests through the ofﬁce. And don’t forget- nothing looks nicer during Sail Past than a nice new burgee ﬂying on your boat- also available at the Club. The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 2 Social Column The Royal Hamilton We clanked our glasses and shouted at last, only 65 days until Sailpast! The unofﬁcial salute to our Commodore saw some Yacht Club frightfully white legs and wrinkled Hawaiian shirts. Thanks Council Of Flag Ofﬁcers Rodger for being such a good sport. Commodore Rodger Metcalfe email@example.com Vice Commodore Yachting Tom Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Commodore Docks & Boats Kenneth C. Wood Page 1: Commodore’s Message email@example.com Vice Commodore Pool and Grounds Page 2: Social Column Larissa Anderson Page 3: Shellbacks firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Commodore Sail Training Page 4: Racing This Year Susanne Broe Vayda email@example.com Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam Vice Commodore Social Page 6: Dispatches Robin Perry The Easter bunny made an appearance again this year for our firstname.lastname@example.org Page 7: Mother’s Day kids Easter party. Glitter, glue, fun games and hoards of candy Past Commodore seemed to rule the day. Thank-you to Anna Fricker and Leslie Page 8: Waterfront Article Paul Vayda Hynd for all of your help. email@example.com Page 9: From VC Yachting Board of Directors Page 10: May Calendar President Martin Lipp firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Russ Perry email@example.com Treasurer K. Brent Livingstone firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary George D. Armour email@example.com The Commodore’s Ball was a complete success. Who knew New Member Committee Al even had a suit!! Look in next months Horizions for some Gabrielle DiFranceso great pictures. firstname.lastname@example.org Robin Perry Technical Committee VC Social Al Molloy Directors at Large Regent Health & David Vollans Len Verhey and Janina Vanderpost Chiropractic Centre Debenture Trustee Robert Whitmore Dr. Jim Lamontagne, B.Sc., D.C. email@example.com Past President Dr. Kathryn Wheatley, B.Sc., D.C. firstname.lastname@example.org James Bursey Chiropractors email@example.com 150 Locke Street South General Manager Hamilton ON L8P 4A9 Walter Vaters 905 523 4999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.regenthealthcentre.ca The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 3 Shellbacks Mitchell Gibbs is one of the owners of Team-1 Environmental Services Inc. in Hamilton, a company that responds to spills in the water, on the road or rail. Recently Team 1 has been responding to more and more marijuana grow ops and environmental cleanups. Mitchell shared some the important and scary details of these very dangerous and illegal hazards happening right in our own neighbourhoods. His talk focused on the grow-ops because they are such a huge problem all across the country. At the time of his visit he was involved with the cleanup of 49 apartments in 3 buildings in Stoney Creek. The bad guys, as Mitch calls them, can make huge amounts of money in a very short time and even if they go to jail for a short time, the money makes it worth while. The bad guys have no regard for a neighbourhood and they can afford to rent expensive large homes in nice areas. Page 1: Commodore’s Message To grow marijuana, high humidity and light is necessary. Illegal connections are made to the electricity, Page 2: Social Column often bypassing the meter and the moisture created can ruin a home. The mould created is extremely toxic and the severity of the mould is not always immediately visible. Usually timers are set up for the Page 3: Shellbacks lights, windows are covered so that no one can look in and fans vent excess humidity through screen Page 4: Racing This Year doors or chimneys. In many cases the house is often booby trapped and frequently ﬁre is a result. Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam The police are now discovering that for every grow op found there are another 100 more. The police are attempting to get more media attention and in some areas will even put a sign in front of a house, Page 6: Dispatches after the seizure, so that the residents know that a grow op was operating on their street. Page 7: Mother’s Day As well as grow ops, meth labs are set up to manufacture illicit drugs. When the police ﬁnd the lab, Page 8: Waterfront Article usually nothing is labeled and there can be up to 300 chemicals used in the preparation of each drug. Explosions often are the result. Page 9: From VC Yachting Page 10: May Calendar The persons operating these labs or grow ops have total disregard for the community and the law and are creating a huge problem for society. Coming speakers include: May 3 – Robert Jarvis “The Last Viking” May 17- Carol Culhane “Truth and Fiction about Trans fats” June 7 – Cindy Brown “Cindy’s Visit to Sri Lanka with SCAW” A.M. ROOFING SYSTEMS INC. Special Offer FLAT AND SHINGLE ROOF The 2007 CYA Nationals have secured a special WestJet discount for friends, family, SPECIALISTS competitors and club members. QUALITY WORKMANSHIP LICENSED AND FULLY INSURED Anyone traveling by WestJet to Hamilton or Toronto from Canadian cities and returning within the prescribed dates will receive a 10% discount off of the best WestJet rate. W.E. (Ed) JOCELYN 905-529-5111 Fax: 905-522-5911 260 Burlington St. East The travel period is August 6 to 18, 2007. Visit Hamilton, On L8L 4H4 www.2007cyanationals.com/travel for details. The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 4 So You Are Racing This Year! Vice Commodore Tom Nelson has already welcomed you to watch for the ﬁrst Warning Signal of the season and has made some kind comments about the dedication of those who serve on the Race Committee and who run the races in such a professional manner. As a racer there is a good probability that you will be asked to serve one or two tours of duty on the RC boat “Stelten”, not an onerous chore, but the opportunity to learn a different aspect of our sport or to hone your skills gained in previous years. It has been noted that some newcomers to the duty have been quite apprehensive of what their new tasks will entail, simple as they are. This year to help allay any concerns you might have, an informal seminar has been planned for all interested, to provide a low key introduction to what starting and ﬁnishing races is all about. You don’t have to be Page 1: Commodore’s Message a sailor, or a racer to attend, all will be welcome. Page 2: Social Column The seminar will be held in the second half of May on a weekend afternoon at the club. Details will be posted closer to the actual date. This will be an introduction to race management, no test, Page 3: Shellbacks no certiﬁcation, just a chance to ask all those questions you might have, get an idea of how races Page 4: Racing This Year are started and ﬁnished, ﬁnd out who does what on Stelten, and what you might be asked to do. If you are a new club member and would like to get involved in a really rewarding activity you will be Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam most welcome. Page 6: Dispatches If you are interested in attending please call Amy Klokoff or sign up on the list in the clubhouse. Page 7: Mother’s Day Further details will be announced when we have an idea of how many plan to join us for what will certainly be an interesting and fun get together Page 8: Waterfront Article Bill Cheek, Past Commodore Page 9: From VC Yachting Page 10: May Calendar 905-547-8381 905-531-4877 (cell) STONEMAN’S LANDSCAPING & Handyman Services Adam Stoneman 181 Craigroyston Rd New Horizons Hamilton ON L82 3K2 is the newsletter of The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (1888) and is published ten times per year. Jocelyn Roof Consultants Group inc Project Management/ Inspections/ Condition Surveys The deadline for the June 2007 Roof / Air Barriers / Waterproofing New Horizons Issue is May 15. Please submit articles to: Residential / Industrial / Commercial / Institutional email@example.com. For advertising and inquiries, Robert T. Jocelyn B. Comm BSSO contact Walter Vaters email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 905.577.0777 toll free: 1.800.831.6648 fax: 905.577.9235 email: email@example.com Editor: Sheri Woods The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 5 Flotsam and Jetsam General Manager’s Message May 2007 The real “Spring” has ﬁnally arrived. With sunny days and unseasonably high temperatures, the race to get in the water has ﬁnally begun. That said, please be sure to pick up your slip stickers for your vessels at the ofﬁce from Wally or Amy. These will be required and will be monitored throughout the season. As well, as we start launches for the RHYC ﬂeets, please be sure to review the Dock line policy issued to all slip holders. The boat you may save may not just be your own. As warmer weather is upon us, we’ve seen a ﬂurry of our committees preparing the grounds, pool and the committee and training boats for the season. If you have some time to lend a hand, your Page 1: Commodore’s Message offer will never be refused. Page 2: Social Column Fine dining Fridays will be continued throughout Spring and Summer; these have been successful Page 3: Shellbacks throughout the winter months and will serve to meet the needs of our members who have faithfully supported it throughout. Pub Nights will continue as well- so while racers are busy on the water, Page 4: Racing This Year they’ll be greeted on return by their adoring fans. Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam In April the Club featured some wonderful events- the Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt, a fabulous Easter Page 6: Dispatches Brunch, the New Members Reception and of course the fantastic Commodore’s Ball! A great deal of thanks is extended to the Social & Entertainment Committee and the staff for making this, and Page 7: Mother’s Day many great events, happen. Page 8: Waterfront Article By now, many of you have received your new 2007 Membership cards, if you haven’t please Page 9: From VC Yachting contact me immediately. These cards can and will be requested by staff at times during service- please consider it a security and safety feature, value added as part of your membership Page 10: May Calendar beneﬁts. For those who currently have or wish to sign up for Signature on File (SOF), be sure to see Belinda or Wally to arrange this for you. Be sure your information is current and active to avoid a disruption to service. Under direction from the Finance Committee, member tabs without this SOF feature, are not permitted and will not be extended. On another front, some of you may have noticed signage indicating that guests and visitors are to be signed in by a member. While unfortunately this has not been a practice for some time, it is required by our current Liquor license as a private club. The staff will try to ensure this is regulated as much as possible, but responsibility also lies with the membership to be sure this becomes standard. This is a great way to make your guests feel special, so use it to your advantage to enhance the value of ownership as members in the Club. Coming in May: May 8th is National Teachers Day- so we will be Serving Hamilton for celebrating with an Open House Event and over 30 years. Reception, members are encouraged to come out Custom fabrication and and say hello and discuss the many features of our repair. Club. If you haven’t booked yet, don’t delay- Mother’s Day brunch will be a sold out event. Dodgers, Biminis, The Lilac Regatta happens May 12th and 13th. Enclosures, Cushions This is a huge event, so be sure to take part and Covers. wherever you can, to lend your support. 38 Bigwin Road, Unit 8Hamilton, ON L8W 3R4 See you at the Club! 905-544-8547 Wally Vaters The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 6 Dispatches from the Jury Boat By Kathy and Leo This month we’ll take a look at two incidents involving rule 18.3 (tacking at a mark). After Red completed a tack within the two-length zone, she was directly clear ahead of Blue. Red was far enough above the layline that Blue could pass between Red and the mark. Blue bore away and became overlapped to leeward of Red. Blue immediately luffed and there was contact between the boats. Blue protested. How should this protest be decided? When Red completed her tack inside the two-length zone, she put herself in a vulnerable position. When Blue becomes overlapped inside her, Red must not only give Blue room (rule 18.3(b)), she must also keep Page 1: Commodore’s Message 3 clear because she is now to windward of Blue (rule 11, Page 2: Social Column on the same tack, overlapped). Because Red completed 3 2 her tack inside the two-length zone, Blue may estab- Page 3: Shellbacks lish an overlap at a minimum distance because rule 15 Page 4: Racing This Year (acquiring right of way) does not apply. (When rule 2 18.3(b) applies, rule 15 does not apply). Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam Although rule 15 does not apply, rule Page 6: Dispatches 16.1 (changing course) does apply to 1 Red Blu e 1 Page 7: Mother’s Day Blue once she became the right-of-way boat overlapped to leeward of Red. Page 8: Waterfront Article Blue’s abrupt luff deprived Red of room to keep clear, therefore Blue broke rule 16.1. Because there was Page 9: From VC Yachting contact, it must be determined if either boat broke rule 14 (avoiding contact). It would have taken very little Page 10: May Calendar effort for Blue to avoid contact by either holding her course or bearing away, therefore she broke rule 14. It was not reasonably possible for Red to avoid contact, therefore she did not break rule 14. Red broke rule 11, but was compelled to do so by Blue’s breach of rules 14 and 16, therefore Red is exonerated under rule 64.1(b) (decisions, penalties and exoneration). Blue can only be penalized for breaking rule 14 if the contact resulted in damage or injury. In any event, Blue is disqualiﬁed for breaking rule 16.1. Green and Purple were approaching the windward mark overlapped on port tack. Purple tacked, then Green tacked, completing her tack within the two-length zone. Purple was then overlapped to leeward of Green. Green luffed and Purple bore away to avoid Green’s swinging stern, but touched the mark as a result, and protested Green. Green counter-protested claiming that as an inside overlapped boat, she was entitled to room to pass the mark. How should this protest be decided? 4 In position 1, rule 18 does not apply because the boats are not about to round the mark. After Purple 4 3 passed head to wind in position 2, the boats were on opposite tacks on a beat to windward, so rule 18 did 3 not apply. Green’s claim for room as the inside boat fails because during the time she was overlapped inside Purple, rule 18 did not apply. 2 2 When Green passed head to wind between positions 2 and 3, both boats were on starboard tack and were about to round the mark, so rule 18 now begins to apply. (continued on page 9) 1 Green 1 pl Pur e The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 7 Page 1: Commodore’s Message Page 2: Social Column Mother’s Day Brunch Page 3: Shellbacks Join us for a spectacular Sunday Brunch buffet on this Page 4: Racing This Year very important day. Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam Traditional brunch fare and specialty house creations will ensure everyone is well fed and the best part- no dishes for you to worry about! Page 6: Dispatches We even have a special gift for Mom to take home! Page 7: Mother’s Day Musical accompaniment from Page 8: Waterfront Article Classical Guitarist Kaz Simaitis Page 9: From VC Yachting Book now to avoid disappointment. Page 10: May Calendar Members just $28 (Non members and guests $35) plus gratuity and taxes, Children under 12 half price. Children under 5 are free 48 hour cancellation policy in effect SUNDAY MAY 13th, 2007 Sittings at 11:00 am and 1:30pm Thinking of buying or selling a home? I Can Help! Call me at: 905-522-1110 Cell: 905-520-8913 Look to COLDWELL BANKER to deliver the services you need when Diane J. Brown Sales Representative buying or selling a home. www.dianejbrown.com 795 Main St. W., Hamilton Pinnacle Real Estate 905-522-1110 Fax: 905-522-1467 An independently Owned and Operated Member Broker of Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada Expect the best. The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 8 Can anyone bail me out? Volunteers For Committee Boat The work parties have started pretty much With the racing season approaching it is time everywhere around the club and our Junior to ask for volunteers to help on the committee Spring Training program has already been out boat. I would appreciate hearing from anyone sailing. It is almost like summer is only a few interested in doing this, both on Thursday months away. Wait a minute, it is. Oh, in that evenings and on weekend regattas. Volunteers case I have a bit of a dilemma and a plea to our are not expected to be on board every week and we can accommodate your schedule. No membership. Our sail training program is in need experience is necessary as we will have on the of bailers. That is right manual bailers. I am job training. certain we are going to go through a few this summer. So if you have a one, two or three empty Please call me at 905-648-6019 or send bleach bottles or laundry detergent bottles that an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Page 1: Commodore’s Message are almost empty instead of throwing them in Page 2: Social Column the recycle bin can you please bring them down to the club and bail me out? I am sure I will not Page 3: Shellbacks wash that much laundry over the next few months Page 4: Racing This Year alone to re-stock our supply. You can drop them off to the ofﬁce or the bar and just mention “you Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam are bailing Amy out” they’ll understand. I will Page 6: Dispatches greatly appreciate all your donations. Besides what good is a scared sailor without a manual BAY SAILS Page 7: Mother’s Day bailer? An, unproductive one at best! Page 8: Waterfront Article Special Note: be sure to check out the insert to Page 9: From VC Yachting the list of “Ofﬁcer of the Day” schedule. Remember this is a great way to welcome visiting boaters to HAARSTICK CUSTOM SAIL MAKERS Page 10: May Calendar the club and make new friends. If you are unable CUSHIONS to make the shift we have volunteers the member- EXPERT REPAIRS TO SAIL AND CANVAS ship at random for, it is your responsibility to get HARKEN FURLING a replacement and notify the ofﬁce prior to your 469 BAY STREET NORTH, shift. HAMILTON, ONTARIO L8L 1N2 Amy Klokoff 905-529-7245 Waterfront Programs Manager FAX: 905-529-7248 G. P. Freeland Kazimieras (Kaz) Simaitis Insurance Services CLASSICAL Auto Home Boat Business GUITARIST Performance and Lessons Call Phil for a Quote on your boat! 67 Middletown Road, T: 905 574 1651 Dundas, ON L9H 5E2 E: email@example.com 905-627-0917 The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca Page 9 From VC Yachting Well it is that time of year again. The boat is polished and looking fast, the new sails have arrived and the crew is itching to get out on the race course. It is time for the race season to take ﬂight. On Tuesday the 7th of May RHYC and BSBC racers will begin the 2007 season of speed tactics. I speak of course of race night. If you have not registered for the racing season please contact Wally Vaters or myself and ﬁll out the appropriate forms available online or at the bar. And then with a few races under your belt you will want to show off your skills and work to the club. What better way then to take part in Sail Past, RHYC’s grand opening celebration of another great sailing season. Saturday June 2nd is approaching fast and the more boats the merrier so be sure to arrange a crew and make an appearance. Page 1: Commodore’s Message This is the clubs true celebration of sailing so be sure to show your spirit. Page 2: Social Column Sail Hard………RACE HARDER!!! Page 3: Shellbacks Tom Nelson Page 4: Racing This Year VC Yachting Page 5: Flotsam & Jetsam Page 6: Dispatches Dispatches from the Jury Boat (continued from page 6) Page 7: Mother’s Day Because Green’s tack was completed inside the two-length zone and Purple was fetching the mark, Page 8: Waterfront Article rule 18.3 is the applicable rule, speciﬁcally rule 18.3(b) because Purple became overlapped inside Green as a result of Green’s tack. Green was obligated to give room to Purple to pass between her and Page 9: From VC Yachting the mark by rule 18.3(b) and to keep clear of Purple by rule 11. Green did not have the protection Page 10: May Calendar of rule 15 for Purple to initially give her room to keep clear when the overlap began, because rule 18.3(b) turns off rule 15. Unlike the incident between Blue and Red above, rule 16.1 was not broken because Purple’s change of course was to comply with rule 14 (avoiding contact) and did not deprive Green of room to keep clear. Purple could not sail her course without the need to take avoiding action, therefore Green did not keep clear breaking rule 11, and did not give Purple room breaking rule 18.3(b). Purple broke rule 31.1 by touching the mark, but is exonerated because Green’s breach of the rules compelled Purple to touch the mark. Green is disqualiﬁed for breaking rules 11 and 18.3(b). 519-302-4817 1-50 Grand River Street N. Paris, Ontario Canada, N3L 2M2 The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca May 2007 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 ASRAE - BNI Evergreen AM Shellbacks Evergreen Evergreen Evergreen Board Rm. Event AM Pilates Event at Noon Event at Noon Event PM Evergreen Event PM Pub Night w Boardroom - all Boardroom PM Past Commodore’s Bruce Bros day event Bridge MTG Lunch Board Rm. AM 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Boardroom - all National Teachers Boardroom - all Pilates LILAC day event Day - Reception day event Pub Night REGATTA and Open House 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 LILAC Boardroom - all Evergreen Event Shellbacks REGATTA day event at Noon Pilates Mothers Day Evergreen Event Boardroom - all Pub Night w Brunch PM day event Bruce Bros 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Boardroom - all Evergreen Event Evergreen Event day event PM at Noon VHF Course 28 29 30 31 Boardroom - all Boardroom - all day event day event Evergreen Event Evergreen Event PM PM RHYC EVENTS & HIGHLIGHTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH May 13th 11am & 1:30pm Sittings LILAC REGATTA MAY 12th and 13th Shellbacks May 3rd- Thomas Jarvis May 17th- Carolo Culhane PUB NIGHTS Thursdays Bruce Brothers play May 3rd and 17th FINE DINING FRIDAYS Starting at 6pm The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club • Foot of MacNab Street North • Hamilton • Ontario • Canada • L8L 1H1 phone: 1 (905) 528-8464 • fax: 1 (905) 528-2622 www.rhyc.on.ca