News & Events

Club acquires a new "marks" boat

posted Apr 19, 2019, 7:48 PM by Web Master

After a lot of looking and discussion John C. found an excellent Boston Whaler marks boat to replace the club's venerable "Tinnie".  Although the Tinnie was adequate for the "marks" job it was not a great people hauler when needed to transfer four or five people, being that it became overcrowded and possbily unsafe.  Considering the reputation of the Whaler and the fact many other clubs use them a decision was made to acquire one.  The club has a number of items that are up for sale to help offset the cost and hopefully in the near future we will be able to sell a lot of the items.  The "Tinnie" was worked on to get it to top shape and is in an attractive condition for a quick sale.  The new used Whaler will be an adequate roomy people hauler as well as an excellent quick marks placement boat.  It has a near new 90 hp motor and is 17' long as opposed to the 14' Tinnie.
 The "Tinnie" is for sale and available immediately for anyone wishing to acquire a great fishing, runabout boat.

January 1 2019 Club Social

posted Jan 1, 2019, 9:06 PM by Web Master

Pond hockey, not enough snow for X-country skiing, milder weather and great food.  Always a good way to kick off the new year is to start with seeing old friends and having some fun on the ice.  A short executive meeting and a great potluck finished off the evening around 8:30 pm.  The new windows made for a much warmer hall.  Richard Braul brought some dried fruit that he made.  Very good!  Warm enough for Tom Mills to play in his t-shirt.

Seaspray boat works in January at Kinbrook Park

posted Dec 22, 2018, 12:47 PM by Web Master

Dave and Kieran Mills plan on working on their Seasprays in a heated shop at the park during the month of January.  If you would like to do the same on your Seaspray, come along to help or just drop in for a visit, contact Dave or Kieran at 403-362-0218.  Plans are to finish up work on the Tin boat trailer to make it more user friendly and road worthy.  Here is a chance to do some mid winter socializing as well.  Seasprays are easy to work on and you could accomplish a little or a lot.  Save time during next season, do some work on your boat now.

Inside window trim completed

posted Nov 17, 2018, 2:25 PM by Web Master

Nov 17 2018
A group of eight showed up to finish the job of installing the inside window trim.  This was completed fairly quickly followed by an open executive meeting.  This mostly completes the window project however there was the question of window coverings which will undoubtedly be a topic at the Jan 01 2019 social.  The major dates for 2019 were set, a discussion on a new membership fee tied to non-monetary contributions to the club and a few planned projects for 2019.  Once again we reiterate that this was an active year for projects and although this will never end the intensity will vary from year to year.  Our club functions best when we have a willing membership showing up to at least a couple of work or sailing projects throughout the year.   

Project day success

posted Oct 27, 2018, 5:10 PM by Web Master

Oct 27 project day had six members in attendance.  The outside window trim was completed and weather sealed.  They look first class and everyone was happy with the outcome.  The berm work was completed but it was too windy to seed grass.  Dave Mills offered to seed the grass in the next week or so.  The Northeast tree stumps were removed, dirt was placed and levelled and will be seeded at the same time the berm is seeded.  The inside window trim boards were painted and are ready to install.  This was a very successful project day and nearly completes the projects planned for this year.  

Window re-install completed but inside and outside trim to do.

posted Oct 19, 2018, 6:46 PM by Web Master

Warm weather and a half dozen members were able to complete the change out of the windows.  The "wrong" windows were picked up by the supplier and the project now awaits doing the inside and outside trim to complete the job.  With the weather predicted to stay moderate for this time of year it may be possible to do this next job very soon.   The proper windows look much more appropriate.  Thanks to everyone who was able to come out. 

AGM and Winter prep day Oct 13/2018

posted Oct 14, 2018, 10:55 AM by Web Master

A well attended, despite the weather, work/meeting/potluck day went well.  A lot of work was completed on the berm and beach area that was subject to so much storm flooding over the course of the 2018 season.  With the lake being kept at a full level for a much longer time during the season, this work became necessary.  Although it is experimental work, something had to be done to avert a repeat of this season's flooding in the 2019 season.  We have become a little like Holland and will probably have to add some type of sump pumping system as well.  The other routine maintenance items were mostly completed and the club is ready for the winter season.

An AGM meeting was held, nearly on schedule and lasted less than an hour.  The potluck supper was again outstanding and a lot of happy conversation took place over the course of the evening.  We have a new executive and once the minutes are sent out the website will be updated.

The replacement of the replacement windows are nearly here and with the improvements in the weather over the next week it is planned to have another work day to get the windows in again.  The wrong windows were sent out and inadvertently installed.  The windows we actually paid for were dark coloured brown and had a wider brick molding.  It cost considerably more for the colour and wider molding so the supplier offered to correct the problem.  Perhaps if enough people show up another screen door can be installed as well. 

Three NSC members and their spouses attend Seaspray North Americans in Northern California

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:50 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 6:52 PM ]

Michael and Susan Sonnie, Hamish and Frances Ferguson and Don and Sharon Snell attended the 47th Annual North American Seaspray Championships that was hosted by the Humboldt Yacht Club during the Redwood Regatta on Big Lagoon, Northern California over the long September weekend.   Eleven races total for the Seaspray fleet of seven boats started on Friday with good winds and five races sailed.  Saturday and Sunday each had 3 races in lighter winds and sometimes even fog.  Sailing in the fog was cool in that boats would appear and disappear and your sense of direction to the mark was even more difficult.  Big Lagoon was a camping only venue and luckily for us tenters the rains held off and things were fairly dry except for the heavy dew overnight.  Michael Butler from Fort Bragg, California placed 1st, Don Snell 2nd and Jay Gardner from Napa, California placed third.  Congratulations to all who attended and raced.
Part of the fun of these long distance events is the trip there and back.  Plans to take in other attractions always yields some interesting surprises and Northern California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho states all have there interesting potential side trips.  Glad everyone had a safe trip and a fun adventurous time.


Beach and Berm work has begun

posted Sep 13, 2018, 6:08 PM by Web Master

Work has started on building a berm or dam to stop water from entering the club grounds.  Since the EID policy is to keep the lake as full as possible, waves and storms has caused flooding on numerous occasions over this season.  The plan is to elevate the ground level enough to stop waves washing onto the club property.  With the fall season nearly here and the prime sailing season behind us there is time to complete a comprehensive landscaping project to ensure no further damage will occur.  Gravel and road crush will help to maintain the roadway and grass seed will be planted once the dirt has been levelled.  Possible groin development will hopefully prevent sand and small gravel from washing down the shore line.  It is still possible to launch your sailboat further South along the shore line.  

Corncob Regatta

posted Aug 25, 2018, 9:06 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 26, 2018, 5:49 AM ]

It was busy when I arrived at the club at about 1pm for boat setup.  I was nearly last to get my boat ready.  In all there were eleven sailboats on the water and three kayaks.  Kieran and Amy Mills helped organize how the fun event would take place with there being two places to sail to, to recover ingredients for making a smoothie.  Yum.  In the end it didn't matter how good your choices were because a critical team of judges ruled out some excellent tasting smoothies and gave the nod to the father and daughter team of Thomas and Angelina Goral sailing their Solcat.  It was a change to see that a Kayak competitor didn't again win a sailing regatta.  Tied for second place were the team of Kieran Mills and Pierre Moskaluk and Betty VanPypen and Roger Bouchard.  Fourth place was again a tie with team Mike Sonnie and Don Snell and team Amy Mills and Sandy Moskaluk.  Sixth place went to team Richard Braul and Charles Reichart.  Cheering everyone on was Greg Cedarstrand in his Siren 17 along with his daughter and son in law.  After gathering their smoothie choices it seemed everyone stayed out sailing for another hour or so because the winds were so perfect.  I was testing out a Seaspray and really enjoyed the sailing conditions.  Afterwards a tasty potluck supper finished off the event.  Hot Taber Corn provided as well (it was tasty).  People stayed for a campfire before heading out.  Another great event and a good turnout.

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