SLSC 2019: Chapter 4

Week 4 The first month is coming to a close and it seems as if everyone has gotten back into the summer groove. Our sailors are checking off skills left and right on their checklick, and our July instructors (that’s me!) are preparing for their final week of this vigorous job. The wind gods finally … Read more

SLSC 2019: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Sailing club is now in full swing – sailors have shaken off the rust built up over 10 dismal, sailing-free months, the rules to morning games are explained less and less often, and instructors are finally starting to locate all the bits and bobs in the instructor lounge.  And so our third week … Read more

SLSC 2019: Chapter 2

Week 2  The first week of club is now over and what a week it was! We are ecstatic to report that we have had no broken bones, boats, or spirits. We had light wind conditions this week, which was perfect for de-rusting our sailors after 10 months. Next week, we are praying to the … Read more

SLSC 2019: Chapter 1

Introduction After two summers of Adele’s witty newsletters, you may have looked forward to well-crafted prose arriving in your inbox each week. When we (Kate and Madeleine) starting planning for the summer (way back in February), we panicked about how on earth we would be able to follow in her footsteps. As neither of us … Read more

SLSC 2018: Chapter 8

Well, we have somehow made It through eight weeks of sailing club only having lost a Pico sail, a couple spin poles, and Sophie’s phone to the lake #WhatAnEnormousSuccess. (Also, if anyone finds my Birks, please let me know.) However, the successes of this summer only make the conclusion all the more bitter. We begin … Read more

SLSC 2018: Chapter 7

Cottage Club and CORK Last week, we sent 11 sailors to Stoney Lake Yacht Club to compete in Cottage Club Regatta. Our three Fevas dominated the four-boat fleet. Congratulations to Rowan and Ethan who came away with the gold. The 420 fleet was a much larger – 32 boats — and Ruby and Nixon managed … Read more

SLSC 2018: Chapter 6

Civic Holiday Regatta Despite trying conditions – lots of sun, temperatures of 30°C, no wind at the beginning of the day, and over 500° of persistent wind shifts, we managed to get three races off in the 420, handicap, and Laser fleets, two for the Fevas, and one for the Picos. Following their ‘dress-rehearsal’ last weekend … Read more

SLSC 2018: Chapter 5

My apologies for the delay in posting the newsletter this week. It was a busy weekend and we have (possibly) an even busier upcoming week, so there is a lot to cover.   Mid-Ontarios This weekend, we hosted the Mid-Ontario Regatta. We had 140 sailors in four different fleets (Laser, Laser Radial, C420, and Feva) … Read more

SLSC 2018: Chapter 4

Steerers/Four Sisters Last week, we sent our Feva race team to Steerers and our 420 race team to Four Sisters. Both teams had a great time – and in the Feva fleet, Isabella and Trinity managed to take home the bronze medal #ITaughtThemLastYear #JustSaying. The 420 race team battled insane winds today – with the … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more