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Newell Sailing Club Special Potluck Dates

Sunday September 1    11:00am  Brunch Potluck

These have been fun and well attended so plan to take part this year!

Corn Cob Regatta Day this Saturday August 24th

posted Aug 21, 2019, 2:11 PM by Web Master

      2019 Corn Cob Regatta Day            
                     Saturday August 24 1pm
Sailing Club provides corn and roast beef, you bring your own salads, desserts and refreshments.  Supper to start around 5-6pm
There will be a skipper's meeting at 1:45pm, boating event to start around 2pm.  This is open to all members who sail, kayak or windsurf.  

        Sailboat RaceClinic/Practice
                    open to all sailboats and windsurfers 
          Saturday August 24 10am to 12noon
                Skipper's meeting 9:30am

New lockers are ready

posted Aug 18, 2019, 7:30 PM by Web Master

There is a little bit of landscaping to complete around the base of the new lockers.  They are ready for use now.  Boat racks and a bit of organizing the placement of things will see this project complete.  These lockers are bigger than the first set by two feet longer and at least a foot taller inside.  They will rent for $200 per year.  

Main hall rentals on August 10th and 22nd.

posted Aug 8, 2019, 5:45 PM by Web Master

Please respect our renters and give them room.  If you want to sail on these dates you can work around the users of our main hall facility.  Hopefully they will not block your boat in or park in such a way so that you cannot launch your boats.  If you ask nicely to move a vehicle or two I am sure they will comply.  Thank you.

Mexican Potluck and Storage Locker update.

posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:06 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 9:17 PM ]

Another of our socials is over and with the calm weather there were a lot of people out for the event.  Here are a few pictures showing the spread.  There were some spicy tasty dishes and even the desserts were "hot".  We have one more special potluck on the long weekend in September.  Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a date change for the "Brunch" potluck.  It has been changed from Aug 17 to Sept 1 11 am.
The additional lockers are under construction and should be finished the end of this week.  It looks like they may all be booked up even before they are finished.  They are much bigger volume wise and are two feet longer and at least a foot taller inside than the first lockers. 

Salads/Dessert Night

posted Jul 24, 2019, 9:19 PM by Web Master

Richard mentioned each "Penguin" took 15 minutes.  Pretty good effort!
Dave became quite attached to his "dessert" penguin, even tried to feed it!

Salads/Desserts night featured some great salads with lots to eat and enjoy.  Desserts were tasty and once again Richard Braul gained more fame with his almost too good to eat "Penguins".  Each piece took 15 minutes and there were three hours worth to eat.  
Well done everyone for their efforts.

Prairie Wind Regatta 2019 another successful event with 72 boats entered!

posted Jul 14, 2019, 8:44 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 14, 2019, 9:20 PM ]

Thanks to all the volunteers putting in loads of work leading up to and including the weekend, another successful event was hosted by members of the Newell Sailing Club.  More than a dozen entries were from Newell Sailing Club's membership with a strong contingent of Seasprays, a Sol Cat and a couple of lasers.  The weather was warm and co-operated enough to provide just enough wind to keep boats moving along, sometimes nicely and sometimes at a crawl but no races were abandoned due to the wind completely going away.  The club's equipment operated by the on the water contingent worked well and the food volunteers did another outstanding job.  We can't thank our volunteers enough for all that they do.   I am sure that our club will continue to make improvements to things like boat launching, grounds enhancements and modifications to drainage for the purposes of completely utilizing our facility for the benefit of our membership and to facilitate hosting these large events.  

Kayaking, SUP clinic over for another year!

posted Jul 7, 2019, 8:07 PM by Web Master

Attendance was down slightly but another good kayaking clinic was attended by around 20 people.  The weather was not promising but turned out to be a nice day.  Too bad if you missed it.  The sailing club has been hosting this clinic for a number of years and thanks to Betty and Larry VanPypen for organizing and doing the promotions locally.   High Level Canoes and Kayaks from Lethbridge puts on clinics on a regular basis and would welcome any participants.  You can contact them if you would like to participate in one of their clinics. 

Tapas Night well attended!

posted Jun 29, 2019, 8:59 PM by Web Master

After a windy Saturday with lots of windsurfers and a few sailboats out sailing a well attended "Tapas" social ended the day.  Lots of interesting dishes to try!  Although the temperature may have hit 24 degrees Celsius it still doesn't quite feel like summer.  Our area hasn't received the rainfall other parts of the province has but the club grounds have been watered regularly and things look pretty good.  It's fun to visit with everyone and catch up with what is going on with everyone.  Looking forward to the next one.

The club members had a work party the night before to finish a few left over projects and to begin the Regatta preparations.  Hopefully we will see you out doing some on the water activities soon!   

Seaspray sailing over the weekend

posted Jun 17, 2019, 7:41 AM by Web Master

Four of the club's Sea Spray owners got out for some good winds sailing over the weekend.  With the season underway it's time to get out on the water.  Summer doesn't last forever so don't delay.  Many of the club's Sea Spray owners have modified their boats to a more current form.  Boom end main sheet systems and through hull rudder blade downhauls and other modifications have made the boat much nicer to sail.  Excess weight and items that are not necessary are discarded in order to get the boat weight down.  This makes the boat livelier on the water.  It is a fairly easy boat to right from a capsize provided you have sealed the mast properly and have a little bit of coaching on how to right the boat.  Launching dollies also help for man handling the boat into and out of the water.  The Sea Spray catamaran is popular at the club with around a dozen boats.  If you are considering getting involved in sailing you might consider looking for one of these popular small catamarans.  There are generally a number of them for sale on Kijiji and occasionally they come up for sale locally as well.  Check your facebook buy/sell groups as well for leads.  We also post sailing club members ads for watercraft on the club's website.   

Club hall will be rented on Sunday June 30th till around 4 pm.

posted Jun 12, 2019, 7:02 AM by Web Master

Our club hall building and part of the grounds will be rented on Sunday June 30th.  Please be courteous when you are launching your boat, kayak or sailboard.  The group will be there early Sunday till around 4 pm.

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