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SLSC 2018: Chapter 3

Sunday Afts: Despite very light conditions today, we managed to get three races off in the laser fleet, and one race for the 420s and Picos. Storey took home the gold in the laser fleet. Our pico fleet was dominated by Suki Salter and her friend Addie. Suki and Addie’s mums – Samantha and Karin – won the 420 fleet…
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SLSC 2018: Chapter 2

Sunday Afternoon Races Our first Sunday afts of the season was a two-fleet affair – 420 and laser. In the laser fleet, we had a total of five boats and David DesBrisay took home the gold #RichardRobertsWasn’tThere #GoodLuckRepeatingThatNextWeek. Amy DesBrisay and Kate Thomas won the 420 fleet (#DéjaVu) and, unlike Dad, it would not be surprising if they were to…
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SLSC 2018: Chapter 1

Introduction Every year, I start my “First Day of Club Countdown” the day sailing club ends and watch with great excitement as the seconds, minutes, hours and days tick down from 311 to 0. The anticipation of the first day is almost as thrilling as the first day itself – like the painter in front of a blank canvas, a…
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Spring Commodore’s Letter, 2018 edition

SLSC – Spring Commodore’s Letter from Richard Roberts Introduction I’m baaacckk!  Hello everyone and welcome to another year of sailing at SLSC.  I am excited to be back as Commodore.  I think Will and David wanted to make sure I was kept busy in my retirement and so they recruited me to return (however, I don’t remember hearing anything about…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 8

Introduction Author John Green once said: “it is so hard to leave – until you leave. And then it’s the easiest [gosh-darned] thing in the world.” Clearly, Mr. Green has never been to Sturgeon. Because leaving Sturgeon and the magical summer of 2017 to face the prospect of snow and school and wearing footwear, for most of us, is far…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 7

Cottage Club and CORK The 420 race team has just returned from Cottage Club Regatta at Lake of Bays. They had a very successful regatta, despite having to race through 180° wind shifts, disqualifications, and more than one instance of other sailors pulling them backwards on the start line #Sportsmanship. All the sailors raced well, and we came away with…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 6

Civic Holiday Regatta We had an incredible turnout for the Civic Holiday Regatta this Saturday. Despite trying circumstances, we managed to get three races off in the Handicap, Laser, and 420 fleets, and one race off for the Fevas. Our WetFeet, CANSail 1s, and CANSail 2s will race for the Crandella Cup and the Treetops Trophy this Tuesday morning, while…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 5

Sunday Afternoon Races We had gusty, shifty, and fun conditions for the second installment of the Sunday Afternoon Race Series, and had a great turnout.   We sailed three races in both the 420 and the Laser fleets. Kate and Amy won the six-boat 420 fleet #BeenThereDoneThat, although the former youth national champions were bested in one race by Jack and…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 4

Our Favourite Northern Irish Pal Last Friday was a day filled with heartbreak and sorrow, as we said goodbye to Molly-Rose, one of our CanSail 1 instructors. Many tears were shed as each sailor was hit with the realization that they might never again hear her super cool accent. To help fill the void that the absence of her voice…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 3

New Additions to the Staff This week, we are welcoming Cameron Riegel back as an instructor! When he showed up last Wednesday for balloon day, we all realized just how much we missed having him around the club; to avoid enduring another Cameron-less week of club, we offered him gave him no other option but to take a job starting…
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