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Dessert Night a sweet hit!

posted Aug 9, 2018, 8:02 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 8:09 AM ]

Hot August Dessert Night social was a lot of fun.  Some delicious and creative desserts were set out for all to try.  Between 20 to 30 people were out for another enjoyable evening.  Once again the wind co-operated by not blowing at all.  A warm hazy night, smoke provided by BC fires, added to the relaxed atmosphere.  An out of focus crimson sunset finished up the evening.

Salad Night well attended!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 8:47 PM by Web Master

About 30 people were out to NSC social with "Bring a Salad" potluck meal.  Summer doldrums had most people off the water but a great night with healthy eating made up for the lack of water activity during the day.   Richard Braul, not only a great sailor but also tops the list again with an original salad.   Can't wait for the next "Dessert" special coming up real soon. 

Regatta well attended

posted Jul 18, 2018, 9:28 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 8:50 PM ]

A total of 63 sailboats were entered.  Two separate race courses were set, one for optimist dinghies and one for the rest of the fleets.  Winds were strong on Saturday and a total of three races were sailed.  Sunday had moderate winds and a total of 5 races were sailed.  Our largest event for the season had a good complement of club volunteers to help host this event, a part of the Alberta Series of six events.  A lot of before the event club preparation was accomplished with a number of work parties scheduled from the beginning of the season.  Results are posted on the Regattas page.  Thanks goes out to our sponsors of this event including Philpott Honey, Brooks Water Pure and Simple, Sleemans Brewery, Mat O'Toole for the wine, and others.  The club member's swap sale was considered a success with many items being sold or swapped.  The club grounds were also used for tent camping and there was very little space left.  One item that has become apparent is the need to develop our shore line to harden it up to prevent wave action erosion and a way to prevent flooding of the grounds.  It will be an urgent project and needs to be corrected soon.  Other considerations for the shore line project would be to maintain ease of launching and retrieving sailboats.

There were nine Newell Sailing Club members sailing in the regatta, 6 in the Seaspray class and three in the Laser class.     

Richard Braul's Sailboat Edibles from July 4th Appetizer night.

posted Jul 10, 2018, 2:37 PM by Web Master

Swap or sell your sailing equipment during the 2018 Prairie Wind Regatta

posted Jul 8, 2018, 8:23 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 8:24 PM ]

That's right.  Sell a boat, kayak, used but still in good condition sailing equipment.   The club members who want to participate can set up their items on display that they wish to part with.  

More details to follow. 

Work bee on July 7th well attended

posted Jul 7, 2018, 6:27 PM by Web Master

An unscheduled meeting took place at the club on Wednesday evening July 4th.  The work party was organized at this meeting and a good number of volunteers showed up get things rolling at 9 am Saturday morning.  Work commenced on the dock work and at the time of writing it is not known if it was completed.  Other items included placing the base trim in the bathrooms, cutting down the dead trees on the club grounds and installing a gateway to section "I" in line with the bathrooms.  A few other jobs included testing the hall water system to see if it is operating properly and expanding the door latch on the club members room to make it easier to lock and unlock.  

The only other job to complete this year is to finish the window project on the main hall and possibly hang one or two of the screen doors.  These can be scheduled for later this year.

Thanks to all the great volunteers who showed up to get things done before the regatta.

July 6th/18 Kayak, Standup paddle board event well attended

posted Jul 7, 2018, 6:18 PM by Web Master

According to Larry, the clinic on July 6th went very well with 33 participants not including the organizers and coaches.  Luckily the weather co-operated as the winds have been blowing off and on for a few days.  Kayaking and standup paddle boarding are another non-powered water activity that has gained a lot of interest in the last 10 years.  It's another activity that seems to work well at the sailing club and definitely is a good alternative activity when the sailing winds aren't there.

July 4th Appetizer night well attended and delightful

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:25 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 2:36 PM ]

It was a lot of fun for a Newell Sailing Club social on Wednesday night July 4th.  Lots of visiting and enjoyable dishes to eat.  Numerous appetizer choices made for a tasty supper for all of those members who were able to attend.  Richard Braul's sailboat edibles were an attention getter and disappeared rapidly.  Every dish choice was tasty and lot of food was consumed.  Nice social.  Will be repeated with "Salad Night" July 25th 5:30 pm.  Hope you can attend.

Window Install Project June 16 2018

posted Jun 16, 2018, 7:39 PM by Web Master

Another efficient work party finished installing the last four windows.  The old window pieces were broken down to aluminum and glass and this was taken to Brooks Industrial Metals dump bin and the glass was recycled at the Brooks Recycle center.

New brick mouldings, inside trim and fiberglass insulation will need to be installed where possible.  The windows are weather tight and look great.  The foam insulation did not go into the small size openings very well so another method will have to be used to finish the job.  

The plan is to clad all the buildings with painted metal siding and so minimize the upkeep.  With the windows installed this work may now proceed.

Thanks to all who turned up to help on both days.

Club Hall Window install project

posted Jun 14, 2018, 8:35 PM by Web Master

A good turnout June 9th to install 4 windows in the screened in porch.  Thanks to all who were able to come out.  Another work party is scheduled for June 16th to hopefully finish the project.

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