APRIL, 2009 NUMBER 192
Toronto Hydroplane and
Sailing Club Executive Board
Rules Night Seminar—Thursday, April 16—Brian Chapman of UK Halsey Sails
will bring us up-to-date on the new racing rules. And some old ones. 1900 hrs.
Marguerite Ethier LAUNCH DAY—Saturday, May 2—7 a.m. start. See our Harbourmaster’s report
(416) 865-2979 on page 4.
email: email@example.com Racer’s Meeting and Measuring—Wednesday, May 6—This year’s racing will be
PAST COMMODORE discussed and any sails needing to be measured, this is the time to do it.
Lee Rixon ABYC In-Bound Cruise—May 9–10—A tough slog to weather for our visitors.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Warm Up Race—Wednesday, May 13—Time to see if all the bits are fastened.
VICE COMMODORE Ice Breaker Race—Saturday, May 16—Another chance to see if all the systems
Elizabeth Marin are working properly. And after, The Beer Commodore’s Warm-Up Special.
email: email@example.com Reciprocal Cruise with BPYC—May 16–18—See our Cruise Director’s report or
bulletin board for all the details about this year’s cruises.
Greg Smith Long Weekend Club Breakfast—Sunday, May 17—Come down and enjoy the
(416) 261-9569 morning at the Club. The day is guaranteed to be, well, not dark and not hungry.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Series I Race I—Wednesday, May 20—The start of our racing season. Come and
HARBOUR MASTER join us for a summer of fun. Start using your boat on Wednesdays, too.
(416) 423-9584 ABYC Skipper’s Plan Regatta—May 23–24—Lots of activity next door.
email: email@example.com Series I Race II—Wednesday, May 27—Start racing whenever you like. If you
PROPERTY MANAGER miss the start of the season, come later. Start using your boat on Wednesdays, too.
Don Bland Series I Race III—Wednesday, June 3—The evenings are long. Come and race
(905) 428-7380 with us and enjoy the evening too.
SAILPAST—Saturday, June 6—Our premier event of the year. Everyone is welcome.
Peggy Wheatstone Series I Race IV—Wednesday, June 10—Practice for the next series.
Cruise to Hanlan’s Point— June 13 & 14—Not too far away.
SECRETARY Series I Race V—Wednesday, June 17—Last race of Series I.
Peggy Wheatstone Ken Deas Memorial Club Regatta—Saturday, June 20—Let’s have lots of people
(416) 245-7304 on the race course today. Ken would have been out there.
Series II Race I—Wednesday, June 24—First race of a new Series. Aim high.
RACING FLEET CAPTAIN
Jackie Znamerowski Cruise to PCYC—June 27 & 28—A wonderful destination. Sign up early.
(416) 272-2505 Series II Race II—Wednesday, July 1—No time to race except today? Let’s do
email: firstname.lastname@example.org it—come on down! Family Day BBQ too on this Canada Day.
RACE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Family Day BBQ—Wednesday, July 1—CANADA DAY. Come and enjoy the
(416) 429-2598 whole day. Watch what the racers do on Wednesday evenings.
email: email@example.com Reciprocal Cruise with LSYC— July 4 & 5—We go there—they come here.
CRUISING FLEET CAPTAIN Series II Race III—Wednesday, July 8—The heart of summer. Wednesday
Keith Willson evenings are a great time to sail and race.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circle of Life Race—Saturday, July 11—A FUN race that anyone can do.
WAYS AND MEANS
Saturday, May 2nd
RECIPROCALS OFFICER All hands to be present for 7 a.m. briefing
See Harbourmaster’s report on page 4
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delighted to report that our landlord
COMMODORE’S the City of Toronto is also on the side VICE COMMODORE
COMMENTS of recreational boaters on this one—I Elizabeth Marin
Marguerite Ethier have been told that they have also filed HE PAST WEEKEND was warm
a request for reconsideration on behalf
APPY new boating season for for mid-March and there was lots
2009! We are overdue for a of the boat clubs. It is my hope that of activity at the club as people
good weather year—I am sure none of our elected officials wish to be start to get ready for the new sailing
it will not rain, not even once. I am responsible for the end of recreational season. For those of you who have
back from my desert trip to Namibia boating in Toronto. sent me your membership fees, thank
(many days of 40C with no rain), and I How does this affect us? TH&SC’s you. There are a few of you who still
have decided I could definitely get tax assessment has not gone up as have not paid. Sailing members will be
used to it! much as many others., but it has still facing penalties for each month late.
The last few months have been a gone up an unacceptable amount. We Unpaid fees mean your boat will not
challenge for the EB, and for the have participated in the Council of be launched. Members not in good
boating community. As you probably Commodore’s initiative, and have filed standing risk having their membership
all know, the 2008 MPAC property tax requests for reconsideration and terminated by the Board.
assessments have now been issued. appeals. I am optimistic that MPAC Crew members are also reminded
The last time properties were assessed will get sensible about this—and the that the first race is Wednesday,
was 2005. Every property owner in the numbers will come down to reality. May 13. After launch I will be
city is feeling the pinch—I understand Our property tax is a relatively small canceling the swipes of unpaid
that across the board, assessments have proportion of our operating budget members and only members will be
gone up at least 20%, even though in (we pay it separately from our rent). notified of gate code changes. Make
most cases, real estate values have Because the club has been fiscally sure your membership is up to date.
fallen over the last six months since the prudent over many years, we can On launch I will have membership
properties were “assessed”. manage our tax bill this year, even with cards, parking passes and club burgees
Unfortunately, boat clubs have the increase. The EB is monitoring the for sale. Last year the club sent out a
assessors appear to have reassessed all we hope to have good news to report of members signed. I will be
waterfront property as if it was in the next few months. If anyone attempting to complete this program.
redevelopment property, irrespective of wishes to speak to me or any other EB As well, some of you did not
actual use or zoning. Even assuming member about this, please do. We return your signed bill, which is
some desperate developer wished to welcome your input. needed as it contains the club waiver. I
build a condo across from the See you all bright and early on am looking forward to seeing all of
Ashbridge's water treatment plant, the launch day, May 2nd. Remember that you again on launch. _
TH&SC, like many of the GTA clubs, is you (and not the club) are responsible
on TRCA (Toronto Region Conservation for the safety of your body and your
Authority) land, and can not be boat on launch. _
converted overnight to high rise TREASURER
condos. Consequently, the idea of Peggy Wheatstone
rezoning these lands at this rate bears
little resemblance to reality. AUNCH is right around the
This is not just an academic debate. corner and to all of you who have
The boat clubs in the GTA and further paid your dues, thank you! Our
afield have received tax assessments bank account is in healthy shape and
that are, in some cases over 2000% we have the wherewithal to pay our
(yes, you read that right) higher than bills.
the 2005 assessed values. This is, of For those of you who have been
course, completely absurd. The fact procrastinating, as I type this, you have
that the tax increases will be phased in less than 4 weeks. The good news: It is
over four years is of little consolation. Saturday, June 6th not too late! The bad news: boats will
When the tax bills do arrive, they must only be launched if dues are paid in
be paid, irrespective of appeals or A whole day of activities: full. Don’t be disappointed, I hear the
requests for reconsideration. For some sailing is quite boring in the parking
of the smaller clubs, the very existence Blessing of the fleet lot.
of the club is threatened. Salute to our Commodore Please mail your cheque to Paul
The Council of Commodores is Evans by April 15. If you are unable to
Commodore’s Punch do this, we also like cash! Please do
spearheading a response to this
problem. We (together with many Delicious Dinner NOT however mail your cash or place
other clubs) have retained tax advisors After-Dinner Entertainment it in the mailbox. Cash will be accepted
to assist us, and to present a unified A Wonderful Collection in person by Paul Evans or Peggy
front to MPAC. Requests for reconsid- Wheatstone. To make arrangements,
eration have been filed, and appeals of Friends Paul’s particulars may be found on
(due March 31) have also been filed by Info and tickets at Launch
your invoice. To reach me, please call
almost all the boat clubs. I am 416-245-7304. See you at launch. _
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to launch for those interested to know materials, they are likely to refuse
HARBOURMASTER what they will be doing or should have disposing our shrink wrap in the
Bob Prosper concerns. Let me know if you have any future. This would be most
injuries or other issues that might unfortunate. Please see Don Bland’s
ARGARET ATWOOD once prevent you doing the job assigned. article on page 5 in case I have missed
said, “In the Spring, at the A note for anyone who has not anything about disposing of shrink
end of the day, you should paid their membership fees—I cannot wrap.
smell like dirt”. I suppose she is right put your boat in the water. The I’m looking forward to the warm
if you are a gardener. However, the Harbour Master cannot override the sunny days out on the water this year.
people I have been associating with decision of the Board by putting a boat I’m hoping to see all of you out there.
lately smell like epoxy, sawdust, boat owned by a member not paid in full in Don’t forget our great cruise events to
soap, varnish, and many other man- the water. It is as simple as that! other clubs on the lake as well as our
made chemicals; but oh how sweet the I have been working on the slip racing programs available to you. I
aroma. Launch will be here soon! assignments and again some changes have been involved as a participant
It is Monday, April 6th as I prepare had to be made to accommodate new with both and I assure you, it’s a lot of
these notes for the Spar & Prop, and members as well as request of changes fun! I would say its fun for the whole
outside falling from the sky is a from existing members. I need to make family except for when Paavo is trying
mixture of rain and snow. How many everyone aware it is not easy to to acquire a tan from his cockpit out
times in the past have we had been accommodate everyone’s request. there on race nights…a tan without tan
teased by those warm days of Spring There are many factors to determine lines that is. Cheers everyone!
only to have Old Man Winter arrive at where a boat can go such as beam, Your Harbour Monster _
the doorstep yet again? It’s funny how draft, the other boat sharing the water
autumn just walks in but Spring space, prop walk, and other
knocks many times. maneuvering characteristics. Above all,
This weekend was our first some members have special needs and
weekend for the Dock Crew to begin requirements and I try my absolute
preparations for the coming season best to be as diplomatic and
and the winds were a factor to be dealt understanding as possible. In the end,
with on Saturday, while Sunday was some of you may not be happy, to
more pleasant and much was which I say, “Sorry.’
accomplished. I’m hoping for good As the property becomes busy
weather while continuing to work on with the sounds of power tools I
the docks. remind you to consider your fellow
Well, our Launch date this year is members, their boats, and the
Saturday, May 2nd and I would like to
remind everyone that the rules
environment. There are strict rules
regarding waste disposal and the use FOR SALE
stipulate and make clear that anyone of chemicals. Make yourself aware of
having a vessel on the property must these regulations and remember, no
be present at launch and haul out. one is exempt.
15 Kg (33 pound) Danforth Plow
Some people might feel that because Also make sure your surroundings Anchor $50.00
their boat is not being launched or allow for you to be sanding your hull.
taken out they are excused from being
If the boat next to you has been freshly
present. This is not the case however. varnished and is down wind from you, LASER RADIAL— c/w hull and deck
Even though your vessel might not be the dust from your hull would not be covers, SEITECH beach dolly,
launched, it may be necessary that welcomed. Provide a barrier to protect carbon fibre tiller extension,
your boat be moved from one spot to others from your mess. If you are new
another, therefore the club would still to boating or simply new to the club,
blade bag, custom highway trailer,
need your consultation on lift points please do not hesitate to ask for help or etc.
and other factors of concern. Besides instructions on proper procedures at Used sparingly. $4,000.00
that, it is just the right thing to do. the club.
Our launch day will begin at By the time you are reading this, b
7:00 a.m. SHARP! Please make every you have probably removed the winter Call Keith or Joan Willson
effort to be there because it is cover from your boat. Be sure to (416) 759-1846 or
important that everyone be present for remove any foreign materials such as
all the instruction, job assignments, ribbon, wood, and foam from your E-Mail at Kwillson@sympatico.ca
and safety procedures. If for some shrink wrap prior to putting it in the
reason you cannot be present, you bin marked for shrink wrap. There are
must make arrangements for another signs placed about the property
member to be responsible for your informing you about where to put your
vessel. If this is the case, you need to shrink wrap and other materials. When
notify me asap. mixed materials are found in the bin,
I will have job assignments on the we are charged a premium on top of
board at the club about one week prior the disposal fee. If we continue to mix
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T’S SPRING. I know this because
members who have been
hibernating are coming down to the
club with a sort of happy dazed
expression, touching their boats and
looking longingly at their slips. Before
we can start doing the bottoms and
scrubbing the topsides we all have
various amounts of cleaning and
prepping to do.
There is a Turtle Island recycle bin
in the yard. It is for boat shrink wrap
plastic only. As long as this bin
contains shrink wrap material only, the
club will not be charged for using it.
There is a second large bin for
wood and all other junk from your
boat. I say from your boat because
every year a few of us decide to
deposit their unwanted stuff from the
basement or garage in the club bin,
saving themselves a bit of work and
that way the rest of the members can
end up paying to dump it for them.
Boat motor oil and anti-freeze
should be poured by the member into
the drums provided. Dead boat
batteries may be put at the oil recycle
area. the club will arrange for a pick up
for them after launch.
If you haven’t got your work days
in yet there is still time before sailing
season starts. Lots of little half-day
projects. Contact Meredith or me. See
you at launch. _
OFFICER OF THE
BBQ DAY MANAGER
Wednesday, July 1st
Propeller Trade Rob Murray
ON’T FORGET to sign up for
I have a brass folding propeller your Officer of the Day (OOD)
Celebrate Canada Day time slot. You only have until
on my boat which I would Launch to choose your time slot. The
at the Club like to exchange for a sign-up schedule is available at the
regular propeller. OOD Station in the clubhouse. _
Use your boat If interested, let me know.
Attend the BBQ
Attend the John Goba 905 876-4138
Wednesday night race or
Or watch the race email@example.com
Enjoy the evening
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2009 club cruises. If you have never
REAR COMMODORE experienced a club cruise and the
Greg Smith wonderful food, I encourage you sign
APPY SPRING! The longer and up for the first cruise of the season to
BPYC, May 16th–18th. Spaces are
warmer days certainly feel
good after a long winter. Now limited, so book early. RACE
that boating season is just weeks away See you around the boat yard.
our focus is shifting from planning to N43_ 39.610 W79_ 18.812 Saturday, May 16
doing. Same Spot /Different Day _
Our Committees worked hard The first distance race of
through the winter to create an
interesting and enjoyable itinerary for the season
our members. That said, our
Committees are in need of more RACER’S And after the race, our
volunteers to make the events a
success. We need you to step forward
and get on committees to plan, MEETING Rear (Beer) Commodore’s
organize and help to administer these
activities. It’s not a monumental Wednesday, May 6th
commitment, and you will have fun 7:00 p.m.
and satisfaction in participating.
Of course, our alternative is to Let’s discuss the New Rules
resort to the 18th century tactics of the
we found out about on
British Navy—that is, organizing
“press gangs” to recruit volunteers. April 16th WEATHER COURSE
If you missed the return of Mr. Ron’s fabulous presentation
Weatherman, Ron Bianchi, you missed Do your sails need measuring? Is now available.
one fabulous brunch and informative
Now is the time
seminar. Thanks to your new Social Plus!
Chairperson, Laurie Prosper and her
committee members Lynda, Kat, and
Loads of important weather
Eva for the wonderful brunch—well WAYS AND MEANS information & links
done ladies! This was Ron’s third visit Meredith Thomas If you wish to have a copy,
to our club, and he never disappoints.
just send your
Ron’s courses have value from an AUNCH DAY is the best
educational and safety perspective, opportunity to find a job that Request to:
and I believe our club and the sailing suits your abilities and time gd-smith@sympatico
community benefits from his seminars. schedule. I will be in the clubhouse
As promised, Ron has supplied our both days, so please come and see me.
club with a magnitude of weather The website should be updated by
information and links. If you would now with the latest jobs and we still
like a copy, please email HYPERLINK need some Dock Captains, gardening
“mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” volunteers etc. If you are, by any
email@example.com with your chance, a plumber, please contact Don Editor’s e-mail address is
request. Bland who urgently needs some
Our race program is set, thanks to problems in the clubhouse solved.
the efforts of Jacquie Znamerowski, Thank you to everyone who has b b b b
Tom Monson, Rick Lalonde, and Jamie already volunteered but please don’t
Smallwood. If you’re planning to race
The Deadline for the
forget to have a work chit signed so
this season, make sure to mark these that you can receive the credit for your
JUNE issue of
important dates on your calendar. New efforts. _ Spar & Prop is
Rules Night at the TH&SC presented May 31
by UK Halsey Sailmakers on Thursday,
April 16th at 1900 hrs. Our own b b b b
TH&SC Racer’s Meeting is scheduled
for Wednesday, May 6th. 7:00 p.m. The Spar and Prop is available in
Ice Breaker—the first official race of PDF format, readable on a
the season, is scheduled for Saturday
May 16th. Our Wednesday Night computer in colour with
Series I Races start May 20th. This Adobe Acrobat Reader.
year’s Cruising Program promises to Available from our website.
be a lot of fun with some different
twists. Keith and Joan Wilson have Website address is
done a tremendous job organizing the
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However, when we hit think they were one family dwellings.
BUT, HEY!!! …THAT’S Atlanta (funny, semis can’t Mind boggling.
THE ADVENTURE say Atlanta, to them it’s The next day we board the
Atlanna. They can’t say Norwegian Majesty for our seven-day
by Eric Muff Louisville either, to them cruise.
it’s loo-au-ville) ‘cuse me,
Home is the sailor, I’m digressifying. When
Home from the sea. we hit “Atlanna” they are
And the hunter, battening down for tornados. The wind
Home from the hill. is up, the rain more plentiful and the
“telly” full of pictures of all kinds of
WONDER how many times I’ve debris flying through the air. You
used that intro over the years. It know, like houses, cars, etc. I am sadly afraid that the insatiable
sure seems like a lotta years. Pandamonium reigns! greed of the faceless conglomerate has
Anywho! However, we survived the night turned gracious living into a revolting
I’ve just gotten back from another and continued southward in the crock. Cruising, in my book, has been
cruise. (“Gotten” looks like a neverending rain. Tornado warning completely destroyed.
squarehead word, don’t it?) still in effect. First off, they hijack every tenth or
Nothing monumental, just seven By the time we reached Savannah so piece of luggage and search it for
days in the Bahamas. A wee break the deluge had ceased and the sun booze. They don’t want you drinking
from the lunacy of rural retirement appeared, but it was colder than the your booze when they‘re selling the
living. proverbial witch’s… booze—they buy duty free—for $5.25 a
Do you remember what I said Cold or not, I love Savannah, or is pop plus gratuity.
about travelling solo in one of my that in Amar-i-can “I Savannah?” To give you an idea of what I
other little tirades? Well, after I’d We had ample time to rove the speak let me remind you of what I
booked my passage my daughter says riverfront, shop and peruse. Daughter, paid for drinks on container ships.
“We wanna come with you!” What can hubby and I had lunch at Kevin Mixed drinks (rum & coke) for
you do? Barry’s. Un-clench, you English example—22¢. Tin of beer—10¢.
Though I must say, now that I’m members, I’ll no be singin’ the song for See the markup?
older and more crippleder, they do ye.
pretty well leave me to my own Lots of container traffic on the
devices. Who needs to drag around an Savannah River an’ a wee tear crept
old, rusty, eighty-seven year old down my weathered cheek as I
anchor? thought of the many times I’d sailed on
that same river in container ships in
my youth (late 60s and 70s).
ing city tour They do this under the guise of
Five o’clock in the A. and M. we with a great security. They don’t want you taking
are picked up at the Comfort Inn in lady, “Miss your nailfile and forcing the crew to
beautiful downtown Peterborough. Alice”, right take you to Cuba!
Being the furthest east in the pickup out of Tara What gall!
chain we are picked up first and Halls. Second off, they charge you $12.00
dropped off last when the trip heads People are still talking about ”The per day for gratuities for the people
west. Makes for a long bleedin’ day. Book”. For the uneducated “The Book” who are paid to serve you. Why
Our first stop-over is in beautiful is “Midnight In The Garden Of Good should they give you any service
downtown Sharonville, which is to And Evil” (author slips me) No, Garry, “above and beyond” if their gratuities
Cincinatti like Willowdale is to T.O. It’s that’s not Arthur Slippsmee. Editor’s are guaranteed? They don’t. They do
Ohio and it’s still cold. Note: Author John Berendt—Google this under the guise of we are saving
We stay at the Drury Inn & Suites to the rescue! you the trouble of trying to figure out
in Sharonville. A chain I heartily They tell me “Lady Chablis” is still How Much To Tip and finding the
recommend. Happy hour 5:30–7 p.m. alive and well, and performing nightly. proper change.
Free internet hook-up for lap-tops. The wee lassie and her dog still Balderdash!
Computer room for travellers who are waves to all the ships a they return What guarantee do we have that
lap-topless. (Sounds like a “girlie” bar, hoping for the return of her sailor any of this
wot?) Free half-hour long distance call beau. In vain, alas! finds it’s
for semis, 15 minutes for the rest of From Savannah we proceed to way to the
creation, full sit-down breakfast. Shit! I Charleston, SC where our ship awaits. third world
don’t get service like that at home. I had sailed in this vessel on previous peasants?
So if yer “on the road” give ‘em a trips from other ports. Nil.
look-in. You’ll thank me. Another lovely city tour was laid But this
Next night we stay in Atlanta GA. I on/layed on for us. These old southern is supposed to be a happy column, so I
neglected to tell yas, but from Cinci to mansions are magnificent. And to Continued on page 8
Atlanta it pissed down in buckets.
(Christ, Bill, I thought it was haul-out.) APRIL 2009 SPAR AND PROP Page 7I
But, hey… RACING CAPTAIN
THE RULES: an Update on 2009
Continued from page 7 Jackie Znamerowski On April 16th, Brian Chapman
shall desist. I could rant on forever.
HIS IS MY FIRST MESSAGE as a from UK-Halsey International will be
Our first port-of-call was Great coming to TH&SC by popular demand
Race Fleet Captain.I am very
Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Now, I’m not to give the update on the changes to
excited to be filling this position
sure if cay is pronounced like quay or the 2009 racing rules! KNOW THE
this year for all of you great sailors at
not. But then, what about the Cayman RULES and better your chances at
TH&SC. With Jamie Smallwood as my
Islands? winning the race (or at least the
predecessor, I will have big shoes to fill
This cay is owned by N.C.L. and windward mark).
so please bear with me as together
we are tendered ashore. Normally they It’s sailing season…better yet, it’s
with our wonderful Rear Commodore I
use the ship’s boats for tendering but race season so…clean and wax those
will try my best to help make the 2009
this company has a fleet of special hulls and com’on out and have some
race season a success!
tenders that hold up to 200 (guess) fun! _
people. They are built like the L.S.I.s CLUB AND WEEKEND RACING:
we had in WW II. They run up on the White sail and Spinnaker Divisions
beach and the bow drops down as a
ramp and off we scamper. The race calendar this year is FLOTSAM & JETSAM
packed full of exciting race events Shadow
Something I neglected to mention.
When we left the bus my son-in-law throughout the weekdays and
opted to leave his jacket behind. Wot especially the weekends for cruisers CLUB MEMBERS IN THE
the hell, we’re going to the Bahamas! and racers alike so, be sure to BAHAMAS
Well, by de gar! It sure was cold participate in the fun (short) season
while you can! For those of you keen to Jeff Ante is enjoying the pleasures of
getting here. the Bahamas. Judy and Aubrey Millard
I’m gonna leave you guys get your mast up early, you will be
lucky enough to shake out your sails are heading north. The jungle
frolicking on the beach in Great Stirrup telegraph was active and they joined
Cay and make this a two-parter. first on the club’s mid-week “Warm Up
Race” (May 13) and we kick off the up for a meeting in the Bahamas. We
Remind me next time where to wish both crews well.
start, eh? weekend race season with the
And always remember, my traditional, brisk “Ice Breaker Race”
WATER LEVELS ARE UP
children…life is far too short to drink (May 16). In September, the TH&SC
will be hosting the T-Bird & Viking 28 Have you looked over the sea wall
cheap tequila. lately? The water levels are going up. It
Think launch! Luv yas! _ District Regatta! This will be such a
great opportunity for all our members remains to be seen if they will stay
to get involved and extend our great there but here’s hoping.
TH&SC warm hospitality to all of our
visiting racers. For a list of all the other We
great weekend races, please refer to the catch
TH&SC Calendar of Events.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Join rays on
the Race Committee boats,
For those of you who have always Mona!
enjoyed near collisions while rounding
the windward mark but, who never
really cared for the colourful language
KEN DEAS that preceded OR, perhaps you would
just love to learn a little more about
MEMORIAL racing, flag signals and starting guns,
please consider joining the Race
Committee on Shadow and Mac 1. No 24 ft. Searay SRV 1974.
REGATTA experience required…the crew would
love to share their knowledge and
training. Please see Tom Monson if This is a small cabin cruiser with
interested. microwave, fridge,
Saturday, June 20th new cushions in V-berth.
Tripods & pads for winter storage.
Or exchange for good
See our Rear Commodore bowrider & trailer.
and our Racing Captain Asking $5,000
for details Marilyn at (647) 210-5110
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SOCIAL CHAIR FLEET CAPTAIN
Laurie Chan-Prosper CRUISING
PRING HAS SPRUNG! Well it’s
making an attempt anyway. That
means Launch is near. You’re all
probably concentrating on getting
your boats ready but once we get
Launch out of the way, the fun begins.
We’ll kickoff the season
unofficially with the Beer
Commodore’s Warmup Social on
Saturday, May 16th. Greg will be
serving up draft beer and wine
between 4:00 and 7:00. The committee
will also be offering a kabob dinner
following the Ice Breaker Race. But
everyone is welcome as always. Come
join us and toast in the new boating
season. If you are a new member, this
would be an opportune time to come
and introduce yourself and meet your
fellow members. Did I mention that
the drinks are on the Rear
Our long weekend breakfasts will
be served again this year, on the
Sunday of each long weekend,
between 9:30 and 11:00. The first one
will be Sunday, May 17th during the
Victoria Day long weekend.
And finally, the big bash, the
official season opener…Sailpast will be
celebrated on Saturday, June the 6th.
Tickets will be sold at Launch. When
you collect your membership card and
calendar, swing on by the Sailpast
table and reserve your tickets early.
Advance tickets will be offered at a
spectacular price during Launch only.
LONG WEEKEND BREAKFASTS
ARTS IS WINDING DOWN for
First one is on Sunday, May 17th another season. We are planning
a tournament night on May 8th
Victoria Day Long Weekend as the last evening for darts.
Think about joining our little
group next Fall. It’s strictly social so
A wonderful way to start the day. nobody’s keeping score on how you’re
doing. People who had trouble finding
Laurie and her crew provide a delicious and plentiful breakfast the circle with a dart at the start of the
to start the middle day of our long weekends. season now are doing well and we are
happy they are getting better. We’d
Mark your calendars now love to cheer you on next.
See you at next Fall. _
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April 2009 May 2009
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
1 2 3 4 1 2
EVERYONE OUT FOR LAUNCH DAY LAUNCH DAY
5 6 7 8 9 Good
10 11 3 4 5 Racer’s
6 7 8 Cruise
Passover Friday Meeting here
RULES Cruise to
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 BPTC/ 16
Easter NIGHT Mother’s Warm- BPYC here—
Sunday SEMINAR Day up Race Ice Breaker Race
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 CLUB
18 19 Series I
20 21 22 ABYC
BREAKFAST Day Race I Regatta
26 27 28 29 30 ABYC
24 25 26 Series I
27 28 29 30
Regatta Race II
COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH—NOW’S THE TIME RACING SEASON STARTS—JOIN THE FUN
June 2009 July 2009
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Race Race Series LSYC
1 2 3 4 5 6 II Race II— 1 2 3 4
Series I CANADA DAY Family Recipro-
Race III SAILPAST Day BBQ cal Cruise
Race Cruise LSYC Race Circle of
7 8 9 Series I
10 11 12 to Han-
5 6 7 Series II
8 9 10 Life Race
Race IV lan’s Point cal Cruise Race III Caribbean Night
Cruise Race Ken Deas Race Pirate
14 15 16 Series I
17 18 19 Memorial 20 12 13 14 Series II
15 16 Pirate
lan’s Point Race V Race IV Cruise Jazz Festival
Race Race Hunter Hunter
21 22 23 Series II
24 25 26 Cruise
19 20 21 Series II
22 23 Ren-
Beaches Jazz Festival
Day Race I to PCYC Cruise July 18 to 26 Race V dezvous dezvous
28 29 30 Ren-
26 27 28 Series III
29 30 31
to PCYC dezvous Race I
RACES, CRUISES—START THE SUMMER RIGHT THE HEART OF SUMMER IS HERE—USE YOUR BOAT!