SLSC Newsletter: Week 2, 2012

The first week of club was hot and sunny and our fingers are crossed that this amazing weather will stick around for the rest of the summer!  This weekend 4 boats from SLSC travelled to compete at a regatta in Sarnia.  All four boats placed in the top ten so they’ve all qualified for this year’s Ontario Summer Games in Toronto (the Ontario Summer Games take place biannually and SLSC has medaled in the last four games. Yay us!)  Congrats on a great regatta, and bravo to Jacob Webster and Cameron Devine for placing 3rd!

Dances and Movie Night

 This Tuesday night is movie night!  The first movie starts at 6:30 and is suitable for all ages and the second movie is suitable for kids aged 13 and up.  Each movie is $1 and popcorn and juice will be served. See you there!

We’re switching things up this week and moving the dance from Friday night to Saturday night to offer childcare to the parents attending the non-Gala-Gala.  This week’s theme is Hawaiian!! So be sure to come dressed ready for a luau!! The dance runs from 7-9, it is $1 per person, $1 for pop and 25 cents for freezies. See you there!

Fun Day and Pizza Lunch

 Knock Knock.  Who’s there? You know. You-know-who? Get your wands out because this Wednesday is Harry Potter Day!! Start practicing your spells and dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character!

As always this Wednesday is also Pizza Lunch.  Two slices of pizza, lemonade and an ice cream sandwich are $7.50.  Pizza arrives at 12:30 and pick up is at 1.

Wednesday Night and Sunday Afternoon Races

 This Wednesday will be our first night of Wednesday night races!  Come down to the club at 6:30 to rig, and we will assign everyone a boat to sail in.  After the races, stay for a bonfire and reward your racing with some smores!

We had our first Sunday afternoon races today, with an enthusiastic fleet of 4 boats.  The wind was light and shifty but we managed to get two races in.  Congrats to everyone who came out!  Our next set of races is this Sunday the 15th.  Come down to the club at 1:00 with or without a crew.  The races will be sailed without trapeze or spinnaker, so sailors of all skills levels are welcome and encouraged to come out! (Parnets too!)

Things to Bring

 As always we’re promoting a waste-free sailing club, so we encourage all sailors to bring their own reusable water bottle to club. We have a water cooler up stairs that we will be sure is always full for sailors to fill their water bottles up with. Other things that are important to bring everyday are a PFD, closed toed shoes, a change of clothes, weather appropriate gear (a little rain doesn’t keep us from sailing!), a towel, sunscreen, a hat and a snack.

 Happy Sailing!


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