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2020 Fall in love with Sailing

Yes it’s late October and some of us are still sailing! To say the least 2020 has been one heck of year and some of us weren’t able to get out on the water as much as they would have liked. But we look forward to the New Years Sail and the 2021 sailing season.

If you or any of your friends are interested in join the SCSA. Drop us a line at our contact page.

Thomas in his cold weather gear getting ready for a October Sail
Thomas in his cold weather gear getting ready for a October Sail

August BBQ and Sail

We decided to have a second BBQ on the shores of Porpoise Bay this summer. With most of the club doing staycations in this crazy year of 2020 what is better then sailing on the Sechelt Inlet and a BBQ on the dock?

The sun was shining the wind was fair but from constant and from the south as usual.

Dennis Brought the burgers, Grzegorz brough the salad, Kenny brought the BBQ, Robert brought the condiments,  Kim brought the buns and Brian Lyseng brought desert!. All and all it was a co-operative effort. Which is more then we can say for what happens on the course. LOL.

Why don’t we have any photos of us on the course? Well we don’t have any chase boats or race committees this year and were too busy racing ourselves!

 

2020 Canada Day BBQ

Under colder then normal conditions and overcast skies, the Sunshine Coast Sailing Club has a Canada Day BBQ on the Club’s floats. With our small numbers and outdoor space, it was easy to pull something together while keeping safe.

Several members had Canada Flags flying from the masts.

Many thanks to Thomas and Carol for organizing this event. Kenny brought down his hibachi, and Brian has the burgers and potato salad. Carol and Diana will open the wine to start the Canada Day celebration.

We had done this once before and though it was a great idea. Glad the rain held off for the day. We know others on the South Coast of BC weren’t so lucky.

2020 Sailing Season underway!

The sun is shining the water is getting warmer and the winds are blowing from south east and it’s time to get the boats rigged up and on the water.

But how can we be safe while sailing?

  1. The laser standard sail boat is a single handed (or one person boat)
  2. Out on the water sailors are at minimum two meters away from each other.
  3. While rigging up sailors are only help each other getting boats off the upper racks and then are a meter a part while rigging up on the deck.
  4. Were a small group of less then 10 sailors.
  5. All activity takes place in the beautiful outdoors.

 

Club Meet and Greet and Informational Event!

DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE CANCELLED BOTH EVENTS.

Please stay at home and wash your hands.

The SCSA will be having two meet and greet and informational events at the two local malls on the Sunshine Coast. This is so you can get more information regarding our club and if you have ever wanted to get out and race a laser standard.

We will have a laser on display pictures of of events and will have bunch of members will be available to answer any questions.

Trail Bay Centre (infront of Claytons)
Saturday March 21st
10 – 4

SunnyCrest Mall (Infront Super Valu)
Saturday April 4th
10 – 4

Hope to see you there!

Please stay at home and wash your hands.

2019 Poise Cove Classic Recap

The 2019 Poise Cove Classic Regatta and BBQ took place on Sunday, July 28, 2019, under hot conditions and sunny skies. The wind was patchy and variable which gave everyone a challenge but Grzegorz Krolikowski who blew away the competition winning all five races.

The seven racers that entered this annual regatta then had a BBQ on the floats. To Celebrate Grzegorz win we made him cook the burgers. 😂⛵☀️

There was no race committee this year and as such no race photographer. But we have some images from the BBQ afterwards taken by Robert Dall.

If you want to join the fun drop us a line or comment below and will be in touch!

Club boat available and space on the float

This year we have both a club boat and space available for another laser on the float.

First we have space available on a docks for the 2019 sailing season this will be prorated so you’ll only be charged for the rest of the year. We are looking for a laser class sailor that wants to come out and race weekly over the summer months.

How does this club boat work?

We have four boats that were sold to us by the old and disbanded Snake Bay Club. These are sold to members on a first come first serve basis at $500 for the boat along with yearly moorage on our floats. You are responsible for the maintenance and the upkeep of the boat while its under your ownership. Should you decide not to continue sailing with us please let us know before well before the season starts and you can sell the boat back.

Contact Dennis Olson at 604-741-1096

The SCSA Wants you to try Sailing
We want you to try Sailing with us!

 

 

Fixing our floats after the fundraiser

Hi everyone sorry for the late posting but I wanted to give everyone an update to our very first fundraiser held on Feb 26th at the Lighthouse Pub in Sechelt.

We primary used the funds to fixed our three floats, make a few more bouys for the 2018 season.

In March we pushed two out of three floats to shore and added structural integrity by replaces a number of the large wooden beams to the outside of the floats.

We also took our newly aquired float from 2018 and removed the rubber mat was connecting the two smaller floats some how and bolted them together.

We then connected all three of our floats together in our new space at the marina which will allow for better launching and landing our out boats.

With a little help we recovered some old bouys from the old Snake Bay Sailing Club era and we found on the beach so we are reconditioning them for this future use.

While $300 in pressure treated lumber doesn’t look like a lot it certainly has improved the stability of our floats. We have also started a bouy fund to replaces those bouys that happen to go missing through out the summer.

We couldn’t be happier with the progress we made for our little club and we look forward to seeing you out on the water this year.

Burger and Beer Fundraiser

New Date Confirmed! Feb 26th!!!

Our first ever fundraiser is just under a month away. We keep with our home of Porpoise Bay with a Burger and Beer Fundraiser at the Lighthouse Pub on February 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

$25 Dollars get your a Burger and Beer. You can get them at the door on the evening or see Robert Dall he will have tickets on him before the event.

Fundraising to fix our floats and improve our buoys.

Burger and Beer Fundraiser has a new date February 26th, 2019

2019 New Years Sail

Our 8th Annual New Years Day Sail took place at the Poise Cove Marina. Like the last couple previous years it was a new years day float with no wind.

But Dennis Olson and Robert Dall took the boat for a couple turns on the water in the marina.

Some spirits and cookies and stories of Christmas cheer was shared with everyone looking forward to the 2019 sailing season on the Sechelt inlet.