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Newell Sailing Club Special Potluck Dates

Sat. June 29  5:00pm Tapas Supper and cocktails/mocktails  (google Tapas like some of us had to)

Wed. July 24  5:00pm  Salad/Desserts Supper

Wed. Aug 17  5:00pm  Mexican Supper

Sat.  Aug 17  11:00am  Brunch Potluck

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

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.

Goose fence and seeded grass area.

posted May 31, 2019, 3:22 PM by Web Master

A string fence has been installed at the club to hopefully stop the Canada geese from coming onto the property and not taking their poop with them when they leave.  

There are shock cords that the string can be removed while using the club and launching areas.  Please put the string line back up again when you leave.

Grass has been seeded and has been slow in coming.  If you can do some watering it would help.  Please ensure the sprinklers are off when you leave.    

Work Bee Thursday night May 30th 5:30pm start

posted May 28, 2019, 8:11 PM by Web Master

To do list:

-reseed grass as needed

-set up goose fence

-set up post fence

-install screen doors. 

-move boats

-if you can think of other jobs or needs  please let us know.

 Some jobs will require  shovels rakes and/or carpentry tools.

Come on out and give a hand.

And if any of the executive have receipts to submit Don will have the Treasurers briefcase and cheque book.

 PS:  Membership forms and dues are to be paid by June 15th.

Sailing Season has started

posted May 12, 2019, 8:37 PM by Web Master

The ice is long gone (April 16) so what are you waiting for.  There have been some excellent days to go for a sail, kayak or windsurf session.  Indeed a few people have been out.  Betty and Larry have been kayaking, Don S. has been out windsurfing a couple of times.  Darren W. made it out today.  There have been some sailboats out sailing but not sure if they were members or not.  The water is starting to warm up a bit now that the sun is higher in the sky.  Hope the weather will co-operate for a good year ahead!

Marks boat is now sold

posted Apr 28, 2019, 10:02 AM by Web Master

The club marks boat has sold.  The boat sold through contacts made from the Kijiji website.  The boat was also listed on Facebook's Brooks Buy/Sell, Marketplace, and the farm equipment groups.  The club received a fairly good price for this boat as it had been cleaned up and presented well on the ads.  There was a lot of interest from the Facebook groups but none of those leads followed through with a firm inquiry or request to see the boat.  The money received will partially offset the cost of the "Whaler".  
There will have to be some adjustments made in the garage to eventually store the Whaler.  It still needs some work and for the time being will stay where it is.  The old "tinnie" boat dolly will have to be rebuilt to accommodate a variety of sailing dinghies or possibly for some other purpose. 

Spring Cleanup postponed to May 4th start at 1 pm Potluck at 5 pm

posted Apr 24, 2019, 8:08 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 8:09 PM ]

Due to the inclement weather forecast for this Saturday April 27 the cleanup has been postponed to Saturday May 4 th start at 1 pm.  Planned items include, veranda screen install, water tanks filled, blocking the base of the maintenance shed, getting the garage cleaned out, possibly installing a new water line and other items.

Metal Cladding completed on two storage sheds, the wood shed and the maintenance shed.

posted Apr 22, 2019, 2:11 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 22, 2019, 2:13 PM ]

During the winter more meeting discussion included getting a different contractor to do the metal cladding of the four club sheds.  Since part of the winter was mild a suitable contractor was found and during late March the work was completed and we now have more weatherproof buildings that should not require much ongoing maintenance.  At this point the south side of the garage would likely be the next potential project.  


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.

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