FYC Hosting Big Regatta in July

Mark your calendars!  On July 20 and 21, 2019, the Falcon Yacht Club is hosting the District 4 Laser Championships/Summer of Sailing Regatta.  This will be our biggest racing weekend of the season and a great reason for a Saturday evening BBQ.  Club members are encouraged to race or volunteer for the weekend.

Laser International divides North American into 25 Districts (6 in Canada).  District 4 includes Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (including Thunder Bay).  For the “seasoned” Masters sailors in our club who are feeling extra adventurous this year, the District 4 Championships will be an excellent warm-up for the Laser Masters Canadian Championships, which the RLWYC is hosting this year in August.

Online registration for the District 4 Championships is now online at: Sailcanada.checklick/Manitoba

For the District 4’s, only those with an International Laser Class Association (ILCA) membership will be scored in the District 4 Championships. (An ILCA membership is also required for the Masters and is available online at: www.laser.org).

For sailors born between 2003 and 2010, the District 4’s/Summer of Sailing Regatta is also the qualifiers for the South Region for the 2020 Manitoba Games.  If you know a sailor who might be interested, please visit the Sail Manitoba 2020 Manitoba Games site at: sailmanitoba.com/2020-manitoba-games.

We are also looking for a few more volunteers.  If you are not planning to race, but would still like to be a part of the event, many hands make for light work!  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Charles (on the water) or Liz (on land).

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

Racing 2019

The club 2018 AGM decided to adopt UK handicaps for dinghies to adjust finish times in 2019. I have posted the handicaps we will be using in 2019 on the Racing Handicaps page. Tasar and Laser full rig sailors will have to work harder this year!

Dave beating upwind
Dave beating upwind