Commodore’s Cup 2019

We had worried that the weather would require postponing the Commodore’s Cup regatta due to rain, but on Saturday morning, the sun was shining and there was no lack of wind, instead there was some concern about the strength of the wind as we rigged our boats. 11 boats completed the first race in a brisk wind, enjoying bracing reaches and gybes. By the last race, four boats finished, hanging on through some violent gusts.
A big thank you to Brian K and Deb W for running the races on the water.

Commodore’s Cup Results:
Craig First
Sharlene Second
Mat Third

Rigging for Commodore's Cup
Rigging for Commodore’s Cup
Mat on final downwind
Mat on final downwind
Brian and Deb running the races
Brian and Deb running the races
Cory between races
Cory between races

August 17 & 18

Pretty quiet at the club August 17; many sailors away at the Lasers Masters regatta, and the wind not putting up much of a show, but sufficient breezes from the South – South west to set up a sausage course and run five races:

On Sunday a strong and gusty wind blowing from the West, and four boats headed out to the start line, but some parts broke, and in the end a few boats just zoomed around in the mighty wind.

Jay in Brian’s Laser Radial
Hit 24.6 kph reaching in the Tasar; felt a lot faster!

Sail Better Clinic – 10:00 am Sunday June 30th

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!

Extra clean-up

Many thanks to those who came out Sunday. All the old junk, including the very large, heavy sign are gone. The grounds look great! The grass is growing; please sign up in the lower clubhouse to take your turn mowing.

Both crash boats are in the water & running. Unfortunately we had a lot of gas left in the tanks at the end of last season. We added storage fluid in the fall, and carburetor cleaner this spring. Even though the motors might hesitate to start, and run a bit rough, we want to burn up this old gas to the bottom of the tanks before we buy new gas so that we have fresh gas with the right mix for the rest of the summer.

Time for some nice weather to get out on the water to sail!

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New BYOB Policy

Effective immediately, the club will not stock beer or coolers in the lower club house fridges, because our insurance policy will not provide coverage for any accidents/claims attributable to the Club’s sale of alcohol.

We will move all the pop into one fridge, creating room in the other fridges for members to store their drinks and perishable food. To avoid confusion, please store your drinks in a small box or bag with your name clearly marked on it. Please manage what you store in the fridges to ensure that there is enough room for everyone.

Commodore’s Message

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!

Sincerely

Sharlene Telles-Langdon

Commodore
Falcon Yacht Club