We have added an intermediate level learn to sail course for young sailors. This course will include five afternoons (15 hours) of instruction on a diversity of single and double handed boats (Zest, Laser and Laser II). The course will run July 13 to 17 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Please contact our learn to sail coordinator Jean at (jean_trottierATme.com) for more information.
One of our accomplished sailors, Craig Baker, is conducting a clinic to help us all sail better! Learn about sail trim, strategy and tactics, and the “rules of the road”. There will be a nominal $10 charge per boat which will go towards club boat repair/maintenance.
The clinic is open to all FYC members regardless of experience, type of boat or whether you enjoy sailing round the buoys in the weekend races or cruising on your own.
This is an excellent opportunity to both learn new skills and refresh what you know.
Regular club races are planned for Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend (1:00 start). Come out and enjoy the great weather!
Dear FYC Members
Thanks to all who worked hard at our Spring Clean up, Club opening and BBQ lunch.
We have a terrific, inclusive activity schedule with something for all levels of sailing experience. In addition to the usual weekend racing schedule, we have planned 3 keelboat races (everyone should be on the water in a boat), 2 skill development clinics, 2 clinics to learn how to drive the rescue boats, a catamaran cup series, continuation of the ladies’ Learn to Sail along with a weekday ladies racing program, plus the usual BBQ’s and, of course, the Commodore’s Cup and evening BBQ on August 24. Events are posted on the calendar on this website.
Similar to previous years, the MB sailing team will be training periodically at Falcon in the latter part of July.
Sail Manitoba’s Mobile Sailing School will be at FYC from July 15th to 19st. The youth program will run in the mornings followed by the Ladies LTS Program in the afternoons.
A weekend Intro to Sailing Course for adults and young people will be held July 13 & 14. Be sure to invite your friends and colleagues. Registration and payment can be done directly from our learn to sail page.
As usual, weather permitting we hope to sail during September with close up on September 28th.
Here is a link to the 2019 Membership Renewal Form. Please return the signed form along with payment to Penny Kelly no later than May 31 (or bring to the club opening day). Information on how to submit your renewal is at the bottom of the form. Please be prompt with your registration. The late fee will apply to all members who do not get their fees in on time.
Finally, we are a group of volunteers. Our Member Responsibility Policy reflects our desire to ensure a fair distribution of club maintenance and operation responsibilities while recognizing the diverse profile of our membership all the while retaining exceptionally low membership fees. The Policy identifies the numerous activities that allow the club to be sustainable. We encourage all members to seek opportunities to volunteer some of their time towards these activities, including participation on the Board. Al will post a lawn mowing schedule in the club house. Be sure to sign up to take a turn mowing the lawn (or remit a $25 fee).
I wish you all a great and fun sailing season!
Falcon Yacht Club