April 1, 2012 in Flotilla
I HOPE that everyone had an enjoyable winter and that you are looking forward to starting a new sailing season. Once again we have created a full sailing program with many varied activities that will help to improve your sailing skills and increase your enjoyment.
Our season will start on 14 April and will continue throughout the season until 13 October; (further, in fact: there’s the Commodore’s Ball in early November, and yard cleanup two weeks later). This year’s sailing events will include the following:
- Tuesday Night Spring/Summer Racing and Feast starting on 1 May
- Albacore Friday Nights will start on 4 May
- Albacore Toronto Harbour Masters series will commence on May 21
- Three Regattas – OHCC, Albacore Open and 505/Contender
- Three OHCC sailing events – the Bell Buoy Tune-Up, Round the Finn and the Dufferin Bell Buoy
- OHCC/TSCC Optimist and 420 Children’s and Youth Sailing Programs are available during July-August for beginners to experts.
This year we are trying to get our facility in shipshape condition by having a Volunteer Fair after Docks-In. We will set up several volunteer stations in the clubhouse to answer questions, and assign tasks to our members. The event will start after the docks are in the water, and it should take about an hour.
The weekend of 12th and 13th May has been scheduled for facility repair and improvements,
and to reconfigure our site for summer dry-sail lots. Many volunteers are needed to get the clubhouse, the grounds and the committee boats ready for the season. Work crews will start at 9 am and continue to 4 pm each day. We are hoping that all work will be completed over that weekend, thereby ensuring that all of us can fully enjoy the season of sailing. Please sign up at Docks-In (on 14 April) to participate on the weekend of 12 May or 13th.
The TMCC (the Multihulls) will be launched on the Saturday of that weekend — the 12th.
I look forward to seeing everyone at Docks-In on Saturday, 14th of April at 9:00 am.
The Wine and Cheese/Spring General Meeting event is scheduled for 21 April, at 7:00 pm. All prospective new members are welcome to attend this event.
We have put together a good program for the year 2012 and we look forward to another enjoyable sailing season on the great waters of the Outer Harbour.
Ralph Drake, Commodore