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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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SLSC 2017: Chapter 2

The first week of club is often characterized by very little wind, and this year was no exception. Despite the distinct lack of wind in our sails, week one was a resounding success and your instructor team is so excited to be moving into the rest of the summer.   Sunday Afternoon Races We had a great turnout for Sunday…
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SLSC 2017: Chapter 1

Introduction Hello, it’s me I was wondering if after all these months you’d like to meet To go over basic sailing techniques   If you didn’t get the reference, it’s Adele here. This summer, I will be writing your weekly newsletter – fortunately, the verse above will (hopefully, for your sake) be the closest to singing you will hear from…
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SLSC Newsletter Week 2!

Weekly Newsletter #2 Wow, what an amazing first week of sailing club! We truly couldn’t have asked for better sailing weather and we definitely couldn’t have asked more great kids. Seriously, 64 kids might be a record for SLSC. Nevertheless, we had an extremely successful week filled with good wind, big smiles, and great times. If the first week is…
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