Whatโ€™s New at CIYC!

September 17 - The Rum Line and Labour Day regattas are history. Greg Switzer has provided the final standings thusly:

The Rum Line Regatta and Labour Day Regatta was a fun weekend.
The Rum Line Regatta was on Saturday, September 2. A race from Colchester to CIYC with 15+ knots of breeze out of the West.
Big thanks to Pete, Sheila and Rachel for assisting with the CB duties
There were 9 boats registered for the day.

1st place Jog went to Silverheels
2nd place Jog went to Vela
3rd place Jog went to Midnight Oil

1st place PHRF went to 10 Forward
2nd place PHRF went to Spitfire
3rd place PHRF went to Spongeworthy

The Labour Day Regatta was on Sunday, September 3.
A race that had the fleet doing a round trip to Colchester.
The breeze was light to start the race and eventually built to a nice 10-12 knots for the ride home.
A big thanks goes to Dave Bowring once again for parking Portia out in the lake for CB duties.
Also, a big thanks to Paul Cairoli for times and start sequence.
There were 17 boats registered for the day.

1st place Jog went to Bear’s Mistress
2nd place Jog went to Left Wing
3rd place Jog went to Escapade

1st place PHRF went to Spitfire
2nd place PHRF went to Ten Forward
3rd place PHRF went to Spongeworthy

Thanks to all that attended the races and stuck around for the dinner, great food and laughs were had by all.
September 15 - For you racers out there (and non-racers who wannatryit), a fun race is planned for Sunday, September 17th. Start time is 1:30. No Committee Boat, GPS start, everyone is welcome. The course will be decided and communicated on Ch. 68 and an inflatable buoy will be at the Start and Finish. C’mon out!
September 10 - The photos of the Labour Day Regatta are posted for your viewing pleasure. You can see all of Warren Ritchie’s delightful images here.
September 1 - Greg Switzer was Committee Boat last Wednesday and took a whole passel of pics for your enjoyment. You can check them out on our OneDrive page here.
August 29 - The Rhumb Line and Labour Day Regattas are just around the corner. It's hard to believe its that time of year again - when summer is almost over! The Rum Line (Saturday, September 2, 2017 - yes - that is this Saturday!) departs at Colchester at 12 noon. The Rum Line Regatta is followed by a Steak Dinner at approximately 5:30 (for $20, $15 for ½ steak, $15 for veggie option & $7 for children under 10 years of age). Rumoured to be very delicious! Labour Day Regatta starts at CIYC at 10 am and will be followed by Naples Pizza, which, of course, is always good! (and will cost about $5 for three pieces).
We hope you can join us!  So that we can have a rough idea of numbers, would you please let us know - do you plan to attend either / both of these meals? Contact Carol Perkes at secretaryciyc@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

Regatta registration information can be obtained at the Cedar Island Yacht Club on Friday evening (Sept 1) or by contacting raceofficerciyc@gmail.com
August 27 - We’ve been very lucky this year with the water levels we’re having. Dredging has been non-existent and the thought of hitting a sandbar on the way out hasn’t entered our minds. But it’s a double-edged sword for others. Met a member from Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club in Toronto at Art at the River (please visit Sailor Girl Jewellery next time you’re at an arts and crafts show. Catherine Winter has some great merchandise and she owns a Beneteau that’s moored in Florida for the winter months!). Catherine was kind enough to pass along some pictures of their self-help yacht club and the challenges higher water has created for them. There was concern at the beginning of the season that the floating docks would float away. Since these pics were taken, the water level has dropped 4 inches so members can actually see their docks.
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August 24

Hi Mr Commodore:
I am pleased to submit our final tally for the donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Our wonderful little Yacht Club raised

This has been submitted to Cystic Fibrosis Canada who will be issuing tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more shortly.
On behalf of my wife Allyssyn, the members of our Committee (Thank you to Jennifer Manchurek, Wendy & Rachel Foote) and myself I would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help clean up and serve, etc., and who came out and raced, ate a meal, donated money and, of course, bought raffle tickets!
This event was an awesome success! This brings our total for the event since it’s inception in 2010 to $46,122.00!!!! That is
Thank you all and hope to see you next year when the event will be bigger and better!
Mike & Allyssyn Lippmann
S/V Bear’s Mistress
August 24 - Hey! Check out the Buy, Sell, Trade Page. There’s an 81/2 foot Zodiac with motor and cover for sale.
August 21 - The Commodore has posted a very important message on the From the Commodore page. Take a couple of minutes and read it. Lots of good stuff in it.
August 18 - Our humble, little club co-hosted Cop Camp again this year and about 80 kids got a taste of the sport and a hint of what is being proposed for a youth sailing program. Mike Lippmann spearheaded the event, coordinating with the OPP, and a number of our members took all the kids out on the lake for a spin. Glenn Lethbridge from Ontario Sailing spoke to the kids in the morning then met with some of the Executive and members of the Youth Sailing Committee in the evening.

During the evening session, Glenn shared his experiences with other clubs around the province setting up youth sailing programs. The future of our club lies in the youth and in our ability to generate interest in this sport. Much more detail will be forthcoming on the proposed program so stay tuned.
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Wally Hogan and Glenn Lethbridge from Ontario Sailing
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Glenn Lethbridge talking the the Cop Camp Kids.
August 15 - Hey, check out the Buy, Sell, Trade Page for a deal on a keelboat trailer from Lee Johnson. Looks like a beauty for a 25-26 foot boat.
August 8 - Here’s a message from our friends in Leamington regarding the annual Murray Beggs Memorial Regatta. This is a cut and paste from Mark Beggs, Murray’s nephew, on the regatta set-up. As you’ll soon note, this is a fun event being held on Sunday, August 13th.

I would use the term Regatta loosely for this race.  

We have been doing a fun Memorial race in memory of my uncle Murray Beggs for some years now.  It always turns into a fun day finishing up with swimming anchored behind the outer rocks in leamington following the race. And a potluck supper after at the marina.


We are doing a pursuit style start, slowest boats go first and the rest follow to chase them down.   First boat across the finish wins!

During the race water balloons and water guns are always encouraged.

This is a JOG event, and we run two classes with the split depending how many boats we have. Spinnakers could be used however you risk disqualification.    Remember, just for fun!

The course will be set based on weather conditions the morning of the race, but we are going to do a distance race.   

The three course options are :
1. Leamington to E10 return
2. Leamington to CIYC RACE MARK 1 return
3. Leamington to E8 return

At the skippers meeting start times will be given out for each boat along with the course.

Skippers meeting at 9am on the marina lawn
First start at 10 am,   all other starts to follow.

Swimming at Rockpile following race
(This is a good way for the RC to confirm the mandatory anchor- safety first

Potluck on marina grass to follow.  We screwed up and didn't book the pavilion early enough this year.   Tables in the grass will work.  Everyone usually brings something to share.   I will have more info on that later.

There is no entry fees at all for this,   it's just for fun like I said.   I'm sure the marina will have docks available, but any boats coming down would have to arrange dockage.   Anyone interested in coming down that needs dockage should confirm with Leamington Marina for such.

There are two award trophies up for grabs.   Class A winner and Class B Winner.    The trophies are kept in the marina office lounge for the remainder of the year.

Let anyone know that is interested to shoot me an email (
markbeggs17@gmail.com) and I will figure out their start time.

Good to hear from you 
August 8 -

John Diefenbaker was Prime Minister
Sputnik I was launched
Twelve Angry Men was on at the theatre
The Hula Hoop and the Slinky were all the rage
An average salary was $ 4494/year
A house averaged $18 000
A car cost $2500
Gas cost 27 cents
Minimum wage was $1/hour
And, George and Cathy Alles were married on August 16th !!!
60 years is quite a milestone!
Please come and help them celebrate.
Open House
Cedar Island Yacht Club
982 Heritage Road, Kingsville

Sunday August 27
1-4 pm

August 8 - Your Work Hours has been updated to include all approved hours up to August 8th. If your hours don’t look right, it could be that they haven’t yet been approved by the appropriate officer. Vacations and away time contribute to that variance. So give it a couple of weeks and check again.
And so you know, Vice Commodore Warren Ritchie has redesigned the Work Hours binder. Hours are categorized now with their own tab page. It’s one of those things that you kind of tap your head and wonder, “Why didn’t we do that years ago?”. It makes for much easier bookkeeping. So, thanks Warren.
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August 8 - Red Lantern Coffee Co. is a small batch artisanal coffee roaster located in Kingsville. Craig, the roaster behind Red Lantern Coffee Co., will be serving his coffee at Monday Morning Breakfast on August 14th. What started out as passion fuelled kitchen experiments for friends and family grew into Red Lantern Coffee Co. redlanterncoffeeco.com
July 29 - The Treasurer has received an application for Social Membership from Terry and Candace Anderson. Their application is below and, as always, members are requested to provide positive or negative feedback on membership applications.
July 27 - Notice of Special Meeting

On Monday 31 July at 7 pm there will be a Special Meeting of the Membership to discuss the potential sale of a property adjacent to to the clubhouse.

I am very sorry to do this on such short notice but there may be very little time for us to react. Once the property is listed it could go quickly.

The meeting will be to discuss the following:

1. Whether the purchase has merit.

2. Financial impact.

3. We will discuss briefly intended use however, this will be short as already there have been raised many possibilities as to future use. All have considerable merit but at this point to recognize that the property has potential is important. The end use will require considerable debate and that debate should be raised later.

4. Other property potentials.

5. How to proceed.

6. A vote.

We need a quorum, so please do your best to attend.


Paul Cairoli
July 25 - We have received an application for membership from one Steven Jantzi and Spouse Anita Shelly. Please review the application and advise any member of the Executive if there is a reason why Steven and Anita’s application should be accepted or rejected.
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July 24 - Learn to Sail Officer, Doug Plumb, has posted a bunch of work required to be done for this important element of our Club. Below is a list of tasks and the approximate number of work hours needed to complete the work. If you’re short on hours or just looking for an opportunity to contribute more, here’s your chance. You can reach Doug at douglasplumb7@gmail.com.
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July 20 - Wayne Hallatt has been doing a great job of weed control around the property but the rascals keep popping up. Help Wayne and help keep the scene clean by pulling the weeds in front of your boat. Many hands make for light work. Thanks!
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Maple Leaf Regatta 2017
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July 17 - Tight Around the Buoys? Yes, you read that right. Find out more on the Island Girls Sailing Adventure Page.
July 17 - Please read Race Officer Greg Switzer’s message under Race Officer.
July 12 - The Club has received an application for membership from Seann Foote. Please review and let a member of the Executive know if there is any reason why Seann should not be accepted. Here is his application.
July 6 - The Maple Leaf Regatta is just around the corner. Here is the 2017 ECPHRF Entry Form. And, just so you know what’s going on and where you are going, here are the 2017 Courses.
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July 3rd - Calling all volunteers! The Maple Leaf Regatta is a little more than a week away and Social Officer Wendy Foote, needs your help. In order for our spectacular Fish Fry to be a success, Wendy will need 5 people during the meal for serving, running and sales, 4 for clean-up and 3 for prep. We’re not sure whether the corn will be ready but shucking detail is a possibility as well.

Gentle people, you can message Wendy at 519-817-0057 or contact her through email -
June 30 - The Work Hour record has been updated. Check out your numbers on the Your Work Hours Page.
June 28 - Hey racers! At the moment, resident VC and Regalia Officer Warren Ritchie does not have enough race shirts on order to avoid a very large setup fee and has provided graphics of these cool shirts.

Costs are (with sufficient quantities):

Short sleeve with no boat name or logo         $20
Short sleeve with boat name and logo            $26
Long sleeve with no boat name or logo          $23
Long sleeve with boat name and logo             $29

Skippers! How about outfitting your crew? Adorn yours with your boat’s name. Whatever way you go, make sure you place an order with Warren.
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June 25 - There’s another sailboat for sale, smaller but comes with a beauty motor, double axle trailer and accessories. Go to the Buy, Sell, Trade Page for more details.
June 25 - Lots of pics of the Island Girls Sailing Adventure regatta on Saturday, June 23rd. You can see them here.
June 25 - A Message to the IGSA Committee, Volunteers and Captains from the Commodore:

Ladies and Gentlemen:

On behalf of the CIYC Executive and members, I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding contributions you all made to the 2017 IGSA.

You all truly went way over the top to make this a great success on many levels.

Firstly, you have introduced a group of wonderful people to our very special sport. The faces of the participants yesterday and the kind and passionate words they used to describe their experiences must be so gratifying to all of you. You should be very proud of what you have done for these fine women.

Secondly, you have provided a great service to our community at large. What other beautiful town with such a great yacht club could have hosted a better event for its residents?

Lastly, you continue to show all those around us what an exemplary yacht club the CIYC is.

I sincerely hope that more than a few of our participants continue to explore sailing through the CIYC. Any of these fine women would be welcome into our Club at any level. Let us do our best to ensure they do not forget us.

With warm regards to you all I remain,

Yours truly

Paul Cairoli
June 23 - Avast! Bargain hunters! There’s more booty for sale on the Buy, Sell, Trade Page. Paul Cairoli is offering some mighty good stuff at a great price. Check it out (or ye’ll walk the plank).
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June 22 - Racers, if you aren’t aware, our Race Statistician Pete Dewar, provides results for races every Thursday and are posted on the 2017 Race Results Page. Click on the Race Officer Page to access the record.
June 20 - The Club has received two applications for membership - one from John Guillette and Daniela Likovsky as Full Members and the other from Mike and Lynne Klinck for Social membership. The applications can be viewed here and here. As a member of CIYC, it is your responsibility to advise the executive of any reason why these applications should be accepted or denied.
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June 18 - Aunty Social, Wendy Foote, advises this Wednesday’s Race Night will be a special one. Welcome to Summer! It’s the Summer Solstice, the day with the most daylight. Be prepared for a race change-up and post-race hoopla.
And while we’re on the Social beat, make sure to mark your calendar for the IGSA Pig Roast on June 24. Mmmmm, pig!
The Canada Day Cruise to Pelee is booked . . . there’s no more reserved docks. The Friday Night Nothin’ Better To Do potluck will be done in Canada Day style.
The Maple Leaf Regatta is July 15 and Explore The Shore is July 29th and 30th.
So there you have it. No excuse for a blank social calendar. Plan to be there!
June 15 - Mike & Lynn Klinck have applied for Social Membership to CIYC. Many members have already met Mike & Lynn. They are very good friends of Warren & Gail Ritchie’s and attend most social events held at the club.

All members have a responsibility to advise a member of the Executive if, in their opinion, the applicants are not suitable for membership. Please do so before Friday, June 30th.
June 15 - A Call to the Membership

The Great Cedar Island Yacht Club needs your help and we need it urgently. Should our request go unanswered, the future, the future you want, will be altered.

What am I talking about? Simply, last year at our planning sessions and throughout the year you, our membership, sent out a strong and clear message in that you wanted beautiful grounds, improved facilities and cleanliness. This message was taken seriously by your Executive. Comprehensive plans and budgets were put in place that were presented and enthusiastically approved at the AGM.

Taken into this plan was that our membership is required to perform work hours. These work hours are what largely make the plans and dreams of the CIYC happen . . . or not. This year, our Property, Dredging, Social and Docks Officers have asked repeatedly for your help and, to date, many of the projects planned (like a roof over the BBQ, redoing the deck on Toot, etc. etc.) have not even been started. People had volunteered for some of these jobs and then not followed through. Whilst we all recognize life is busy and priorities change, the CIYC needs your help.

This Club enjoys the lowest membership fees of any comparable yacht club in the province and frankly, if we cannot get some of these projects done, we will have no choice but to raise our dues to cover them. An example of these costs can be seen in last year’s deck project. It was anticipated we would build it ourselves. Property could not get any work hours from members, so a deck (which we could have built for about $4500) cost us $7,000. $3,000 would go a long way for new water lines and hydro stations at the dock. Will we have to do the same with other projects?

What is really frustrating is, at the end of the year we have many members in a panic to fill work hour obligations in order to avoid being charged. The result of which is, we have about 20 people all show up in September/October to rake the lawn. We do not need 20 people raking.

So what do we do? Over the next few weeks our Phone Committee is going to call you and ask you to help where help is needed. Please look over your schedule and sign up. Help make your dreams for the CIYC come true. Even better, contact any of our Officers and see what they need - they would appreciate it so very much. The alternative, like I said, is again to listen the message you are sending us and that seems to be “Many of us do not want to do work hours” which is also fine but comes with a cost. The choice will be yours.

To those who have done your share, and to the few who are always there and have done so many more hours than the minimum, we, the Executive, thank you so very much. To the rest, let’s fix this thing. It’s easy. The rewards will be great and you will have fun doing it.

Thanks for your understanding.

Paul Cairoli

June 12 - It was a busy weekend at CIYC. The CF Regatta on Saturday and the Blessing of the Fleet and Sail Past for the Commodore on Sunday. Aunty Social Officer, Wendy Foote, started the ceremony off intro’ing Vice Commodore, Warren Ritchie, who briefed everyone on the day’s events then handed it over to Commodore Paul Cairoli. Paul and wife, Ann, cast flowers in the water, acknowledging the four members who have died this past year. After a short speech acknowledging the growth and good things happening in our humble, little club, Paul raised the Commodore’s burgee, accompanied by an ear-shattering report from the cannon. Members were invited by the pastor to accept a blessing for a safe sailing season. In light of the heavier than hoped for winds and a sail past at the Start mark, Paul sailed down the channel and accepted the thanks and respect of the members as they stood at the stern of their docked boats. The afternoon concluded with a wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, courtesy of Gail and Warren Ritchie and Wendy and Rachel Foote. You’ll find pics on the Photo Gallery Page.
June 12 - Those pesky flies. Biting and drawing blood is their specialty. They were terrible during the Sail for CF Regatta and they’ll be bad all summer, it appears. Our local naturalist, Bob Mantyka, has done some research on those flies and offers some suggestions to relieve yourself of some of their tyranny. Says Bob: I looked up "biting flies of L. Erie" and this was the most logical reply posted , other than wearing boots and heavy pants on a hot day. The flies are "stable flies".

“I was at a riding stable last year with my daughters. I asked the stable hands how they keep the flies from biting. They said when you're sitting, keep your feet up on something. The flies are programmed to look for vertical targets like the legs of livestock. they don't bite if your legs are horizontal. Believe it or not it really works. I keep my feet up when I'm sitting on the boat and they don't go after my ankles at all.”
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June 12 - Quite a day, quite a turn-out and quite a lot of money raised at the Sail for Cystic Fibrosis Regatta on Saturday. Ally and Mike Lippmann have done it again, organizing another successful event, a tribute to their son, Scott. Pics are coming as is the final tally and all will be posted this week. Thanks to all the volunteers, door prize donors and especially the racers. CIYC rocks!
June 8 - HELP!!!! Ally Lippmann needs help with the CF Regatta dinner, specifically Ally needs one person for clean-up and two more to help serve during dinner. Can you help? Please? Call Ally and let her know how helpful you can be. Thanks!
June 7 - Yes, better late than never. The stalwart crew of workers who took part in Cradle Day deserve a little face time. Here they are . . .
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June 7 - Photos of the IGSA participants can be found on the Island Girls Sailing Adventure page. Looks like a lot of fun. And pass the word . . . there are three spots available for the IGSA experience and they’re on sale for $40 each. What a deal!
In my opinion, the best way to prevent an accidental gybe, is to simply have a crew member stop the boom from coming over centre....with his face"

. . . Skipper of Bambarra
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You see Johnny, this is what happens when you play with sailboats.
May 24 - It’s official! The gauntlet has been thrown. CIYC’s Island Girl’s Sailing Adventure has challenged LaSalle Mariners’ Women’s Sailing Adventure to a race. Check out the details in the letter below.
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May 22 - There’s a whisker pole for sale on the Buy, Sell, Trade! page. Check out the deal! And there are rules for racing posted on the Race Information page. Double click the Race Officer page to see them.
May 19 - Race results are posted from Wednesday’s race. You will find them here.
May 16 - The Sail for CF Regatta is coming soon and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to raise some cash for this very worthy cause. Go to the Sail for Cystic Fibrosis page to find out more from Mike and Ally Lippmann and get a pledge sheet from the clubhouse or right here.
May 12 - the Race and Committee Boat schedule has been posted. You can find it here.
May 12 - Visit the From the Commodore page for the latest comments from Paul Cairoli. And while you’re visiting, have a look at the April Executive Meeting minutes. You can see them here.
The Race Committee is excited to offer the New Racer’s Program again if anyone is interested. That means skippers and crew members. If you or anyone you know is interested in the course, please email Greg Switzer, our Race Director @ gdonswitz@gmail.com.
May 12 - The Commodore wishes to announce the opening of his newest restaurant . . .
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May 12 - Commodore's Challenge to The Executive

The CF Regatta is our flagship fundraising event and it is a great time on the water.
To ensure full participation in this great event, I am hereby issuing a challenge to all the Executive to get out and race.
Further, we will race as an Executive within the existing race. That is to say, our goal is to beat each other as well as beat the rest of the fleet. Now here is the twist - let’s see who is there to race and who just wants to save a few bucks.
Here’s what we do:
First Place ........................... donates $20 over and above their pledges to CF
Second Place ....................... donates $15
Third Place through last .......donates $5
Like I say, we will find out who is there to race . Please accept the challenge for this most worthy cause. See you on the line.
Commodore Paul

May 5 - Learn to Sail Officer, Doug Plumb, advises there are work hours available prepping and cleaning the Blue Shark. If you are interested, please contact Doug to get authorization and directions. Doug can be reached at douglasplumb7@gmail.com. The work must be completed before May 17th.
May 5

Ronan Oliver <roliver@leamington.ca>
Date: May 5, 2017 at 11:15:01 AM EDT
Subject: Leamington - I-68's & US Customs Meeting

Good day from Leamington Marina,
US Customs have just informed us that they unfortunately have to re-schedule the I-68-s and cross border meeting scheduled for Saturday May 6th. The www.leamington.ca/marina website will be updated soon with the new proposed date. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Ronan Oliver
Marina Supervisor
Department of Recreation - Marina
C/O 249 Sherk St. Leamington, ON, N8H 4X7 Canada.
Toll free 1.888.858.3334  Tel. 519.326.0834  Ext. 2119
Fax: 519.322.2407    Coordinates: N42.01.00  W82.36.00
May 5 - Well, the marks are in!! Race Officer, Greg Switzer, Dredging Officer Dave Rempel, Vice-Commodore Warren Ritchie, Commodore Paul Cairoli and Perennial Race Winner Pete Dewar were on hand to place the marks. Don’t forget the Race Meeting next Thursday night (May 11 at 7 pm) and the season’s first race on May 17th.
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May 2 - Here is this year’s race agenda. Mark your calendars!

New Racer Course - May 4 @ 6 - 8 PM

Race meeting - May 11

First Race - May 17

CF Regatta - June 10

Maple Leaf Regatta / CS 30 North American Regatta - July 15

Labour Day / Rumline Regatta - September 2-3
May 1 - The LaSalle Mariner's Yacht Club invites all sailors in and around the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie for its 44th Shakedown Race to Put-In-Bay. The race is on Saturday, May 20th. Register online here:

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April 30 - Well, to put it bluntly, the Launch Crew kicked some serious butt yesterday. Under the direction of Docks Officer, Dave Prince and his noble assistant, Gord Watton, launch went off without a hitch. Done in the south lot by 9:30 and the north lot by 10:30. Record time. Thanks to the entire crew for their wonderful effort and to the membership for having your boats ready. Below, you can get a sense of just how happy Commodore Paul was with the day by his huge smile. Left is handsome Tom Steinke and centre with his eyes closed once again, Gord Watton.
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April 30 - This Friday’s “Nothing Better to DO” pot luck will carry a Mexican theme. Bring something south of the two borders to eat. Olé!

An egg and cheese casserole with a side of sausage links
English muffin/toast
coffee/tea $3.00
Lasagna with roll/butter
Crunchy veggies/ranch dressing $4.00

Both Meals
Bargain price of $6.00

April 17 - Here’s more information on the New Racer Course introduced on April 14th below. It will be open to Skippers with one year experience or less and to any crew member regardless of experience.

The course will cover a breakdown of the race course into:
  • The start
  • The Upwind leg
  • TheReaching Leg
  • The Downwind Run
  • And the Finish

  • The two or three simple rules you need to know

  • Crew and boat prep

  • Having Fun

Race Officer Greg Switzer and Committee member, Paul Cairoli, will provide the instruction.

So mark May 4th on your calendar. The start time is 6 pm and will take 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
April 17 - You can be digitally introduced to two of our newest members, Sharon and Keith Boehme. Their bio can be found on the Welcome New Members Page.
April 14 - The Race Officer, Greg Switzer, advises there will be a New Racer Course on May 4th from 6 - 8 PM at the Club. More details will follow but, if you’ve been thinking that racing would be exciting and would like to try it but you’re unsure or intimidated, this course will set your mind at ease. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
April 13 - From the Property Officer:

Disposal of boat covers and tarps is the responsibility of members and are not to be disposed of in the Club’s garbage bin. Like batteries and oil, members should dispose of these articles at their home disposal or Solid Waste Authority nearest them.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Barrie Brewin
Property Officer
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April 13 - The Social Committee has a new bulletin board on the Clubhouse’s wall (design courtesy of Mr. Kevin Alles). Awesome job in layout and eye-grabbing colour. Watch this board for updates on any of the myriad events Social has planned this season!
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April 13 - Gord Watton will be overseeing Launch this year and has asked for volunteers to assist him. Please email Gord at nottaw5@cogeco.ca if you can help out. Time is of the essence so don’t delay.
April 12 - Racers!!! The 2017 Race season is about to begin.

The SKIPPERS’ MEETING Thursday, May 11 @ 7 pm
For Discussion
  • Changes to Race Schedule
  • New Rules for 2017
  • Committee Boat Duties & Schedule

Pizza with be Provided Custom Race Shirts Order Info
April 12 - Did you know Canadian Yachting magazine wrote an article on Cedar Island Yacht Club? Yep, it’s true. The April 2017 edition holds three pages of information and pics on our club. You can read the article on the Our Club’s History Page.
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April 12 - It’s almost that time again! Time to spruce up the yard and clubhouse. This year, the date is May 6th. We need everyone to come on out and share the load. Many hands make for light work. Bring rakes, gloves and your pleasing personality. The fun starts at 0900.
April 12 - Save the Date!! The Commodores’ Ball will be held on November 18th at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club. Mark it on your calendar now and plan to attend. Come and help us recognize the achievements of Commodore Paul.
April 8 - Members took part in the 1st Annual Yard Sail event today organized by the Social Committee. If you needed it, you could probably find it as member/vendor hawked their wares in the brilliant sunshine and relatively balmy weather conditions. Thanks to all who took part.
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April 8 - Another boat’s up for sale. This one is Frank Zadel’s 27’ Catalina. You can check out the details on the Buy, Sell, Trade! page.
April 7 - Hey all you cruisers! Mark your calendars now for this important (and very convenient) meeting with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at the Leamington Marina. Thanks to Rachel Park for passing this along.
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April 3 - A gentle reminder that the 1st Annual Yard Sail is scheduled for this Saturday. Here’s an opportunity for you to buy lots of ropes, pulleys, and other nautical thingies at a bargain basement prices. Or if you choose, you can sell your surplus stuff. If the latter’s your plan, get to the Club early to ensure you get a table. The event runs from 0900 - 1200.
March 30 - Aunty Social, Wendy Foote, is in need of volunteers for Launch Breakfast and Lunch, April 29th. Considered one of the most important days of the year, Launch celebrates the wetting of the hulls and to make the whole event even more perfect, members get to partake of the Club Cuisine. If you are able, willing and available to help out, please email Wendy at socialofficerciyc@gmail.com. Thanks!
March 30 - Docks Officer, Dave Prince, has posted the Dock Assignments. You can find out where you and your boat are located this year by clicking this link.
March 30 - Go to the Welcome New Members Page and see our newest members.

Wendy Foote, our Social Director, is planning a Yard Sale on Saturday, April 8th. She would like to get an idea of who may be interested in selling boating items. This Yard Sale is specific to boat/boat related equipment. Please email Wendy, wjfoote@gmail.com, to let her know if you are interested.
She would like to know some numbers prior to advertising to LMYC. The event will be from 9 am - 12 Noon on Saturday, April 8th.

March 25 - The minutes from the March 14th Executive Meeting have been posted on the Members’ Page.
March 24 - Check out the Welcome New Members Page where pics and bio’s of our newest members will be presented. Take a moment to welcome our newest additions when you see them!
March 24 - CIYC has received another membership application . . . this one is for Mr. Bob Bingham. Many of you know Bob for his lighthearted, gentlemanly manner. Bob is currently a member of LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club but likes CIYC so much, he wants to join us as a Social member. Here is his membership application for your review. Anyone having objections to Bob’s application should make them known to the Commodore.
March 22 - Are you planning to race this year? Want to but not sure how? Intimidated? No boat? The Race Committee has you covered. The Race program is being expanded this year and takes into consideration those who have never raced and want to learn and those who don’t have a boat and want to crew. And the regulars aren’t forgotten either. Details of this year’s program will be coming soon. In the meantime, if your mind is made up, the 2017 Race Registration Form is ready for you to complete. You’ll find it (coincidentally) on the 2017 Race Registration Form Page. And don’t forget to get your dues in to Mike Lippmann for PHRF!
March 22 - Commodore Paul has updated his page with a compilation of the efforts underway by your Executive. Check it out on the Commodore’s Page.
March 15 - Secretary Carol Perkes has updated her page and offers her insights on life on the Executive. Check it out on the Secretary page.
March 15 - Big news!! The Island Girls Sailing Adventure is up and running. Committee members Rachel Park, Beth Graham, Carol Perkes and Anne Fryer have been very, very busy behind the scenes getting this year’s event organized. The ISGA poster and registration form are now posted on its own page and we want you to consider two things: first, the Committee is still in need of three or four more captains and boats. A recent survey was sent asking for volunteers and many have. But we need more to make this as successful as last year. It’s a lot of fun and you won’t regret the time you spend with your crew. Second, pass the word along that the IGSA is looking for participants. The registration form can be found on the IGSA Page. Thanks!
March 15 - Look on the Our Club’s History Page for a great article from Bob Mantyka on the history of the Kingsville area.
March 10 - The February 14 Executive Meeting minutes are posted on the Members’ Page for your review. And check out the pics from the first annual Hug Your Boat Day on the Photo Gallery Page. Ahhh, good times, good times.
March 7 - Our very own Aunty Social, Wendy Foote, has updated her Social Officer Page with a recount of last Saturday’s Hug Your Boat event. If you missed it, you missed a great chance to feel the warmth of the bonfire, the brace of the east wind, some excellent food and to meet two new member families, Wally and Cori Hogan and Tom and Diane Connelly. See you at the next event. What is it, you might ask? Check out Wendy’s message for some detail.
March 3 - Docks Officer, Dave Prince, has updated his page with a message that will help you appreciate the facilities we have at Cedar Island Yacht Club and give you a hint of what his Committee plan for the coming season. Read it on the Dock Officer Page.
February 27 - Theft at the Yacht Club:

As many of you know, I was concerned that many of our burgers and chips went missing after race nights last year. Some of you (me included after a while) thought I had merely miscounted and I was imagining it.

Last night, Tom and Ilene Steinke went to the Club to prepare Monday’s breakfast. They left a lot of food and went home about 7pm. This morning, upon arrival at the yacht club, all of the food they had prepared was missing.

This is hugely bothersome on many levels. I do not for a moment believe any of our members did this.  I do think that whoever did it was close enough to the Club to see that Tom and Ilene were there and when they left. It would be too much of a coincidence for them to have just wandered in last night.

Our Property Officer, Barrie Brewin, suggested at our last Exec Meeting that it was time to change our codes. He cited our code had been around too long and was known by too many outsiders. He is right and,
unfortunately, this was a terrible way to prove it.

Barrie will change codes shortly and you will be notified. In the meantime, please keep your eyes open and do not leave anything of value at the Club.

The Executive will be discussing other alternatives open to us.

February 25 - Social Officer, Wendy Foote, passes along this message:

Noses are Red
The Sky is Blue
It’s Hot, then Cold
What WILL we do???

Hug Your Boat and Bon Fire!

Saturday, March 4, 2017
3 pm until the wood runs out!
Dinner about 5:30ish.

This event is meant to get our juices flowing for the approaching sailing season. While the men ensure there was no wind damage to boats or club property, survey their yacht for lists of pre-launch prep, the women folk will prepare amazing delicacies to be shared by all!! Slightly chauvinistic
.sorry!! We can canvas the yard and pick up fallen twigs etcin prep for upcoming lawn care and for feeding the fire that will roar into the evening.

Hope to see you there!!!

If you’ve been away, bring pictures to share !!!

Wendy adds that she is in need of volunteer to obtain firewood and manage the fire pit. Can you help her out?

This is a pot luck so bring a dish to share!

February 23 - Mentioned on the February 21st post, Mike Lippmann, on behalf of ECPHRF, presented cheques totalling $370.00 to CIYC. The first, a cheque for $220.00 was given to us for Regatta Sponsorship. The second was a proceeds sharing gift . . . money raised at the WYC Skip Dieball event last year. You can view the letter from Mike here. Once again, on behalf of all racers at CIYC, a big THANK YOU! to ECPHRF for their generosity.
February 23 - Ever wonder how many days it is until Launch? There’s a sure fire way to find out. Go to the Launch Countdown Clock on the page with the same name. There you’ll find exactly how long you have to wait.
February 23 - Minutes of the January Executive meeting are posted on the Members’ Page for your edification.
February 22 - Commodore Paul Cairoli offers his insights and comments in his February blog. Check out the important work he is spearheading on the Commodore’s Page.
February 22 - One of the founding members of CIYC, Bob Gurr, died on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in London. Bob was instrumental in getting our Club off the ground and his contribution cannot be overstated. To Lee and family, the Executive and membership of Cedar Island Yacht Club want to express our sincere condolences to you. CIYC exists in large part due to Bob’s vision and efforts and his legacy lives on in our active and vibrant Club.
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February 21 - Here’s a great pic of ECPHRF Secretary/Treasurer Mike Lippmann and Commodore Paul Cairoli at the last Executive meeting. Mike presented CIYC with a donation from ECPRHF, acknowledging our racing participation. Many thanks to all the PHRF Executive for their generosity. Now you understand why Warren Ritchie is the Club photographer and not your humble web guy.
February 21 - This is a message from Dave Ferguson, the author of his new book, Toxic Waters. Have a look at his promotional package here.

I am a retired Ontario Conservation Officer and a long-time Great Lakes sailor. I’m a Past Commodore and Life Member of the North Channel Yacht Club, a self help club located on the north shore of Lake Huron.
I finally managed to find the time to finish writing a novel I’ve had on the shelf for some years. TOXIC WATERS was published this past Christmas. For those who enjoy reading fiction, this is an action novel with a hint of romance, set largely on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. The book has received numerous enthusiastic reviews since being published.
If my request does not violate club protocol, I would very much appreciate it, if you could circulate the attached promotional information among your club membership in your next newsletter, or on your website, or even pinned to a good old fashioned physical bulletin board.
Thanks in advance,
David G. Ferguson
Algoma Mills, ON
February 20 - Vice Commodore Warren Ritchie has posted an update on the very important work he will be involved with this year. Some of it may affect you so check out his blog on the Vice Commodore Page.
February 14 - The full detail on the ECPHRF Annual General Meeting. Be there!
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February 14 - Docks Officer, Dave Prince, reminds everyone that the deadline for requesting a dock is February 28th, in keeping with our Policies and Procedures. This will allow sufficient time for Dave and crew to develop a plan for slips. So, if you haven’t already, respond to the survey that was sent to you and get yourself registered.
February 12 - There are opportunities to reserve some work hours in Learn to Sail.Learn to Sail Officer, Doug Plumb, has posted the hours necessary to run this very important program. You can find them on the Work Hour Opportunities Page. Call Doug to reserve the work you want to do. Don’t forget, you must get the Officer’s approval before doing any work hours at the Club.
February 12 - Here’s a bit of news . . . the Annual General Meeting of Essex County PHRF will be held on February 26th at LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club at 1 PM. As in years past, the AGM is the time when members of the Executive are elected. Mike Lippmann will once again be running for the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Take a couple of hours out on that Sunday to come out and support Mike. And, as a bonus, there’ll be beer and pizza following. See you there!
February 2 - Three Learn to Sail trainers have endorsed the application for LTS Social membership of Jamie Soulliere from Pain Court, ON. You can view his application here.

If you have any comments about this application, please pass them along in accordance with S.2 of the Policies and Procedures, which reads:

“The Secretary will electronically post the application for a period of 15 days for membership review. All members have the responsibility to advise a member of the Executive if, in their opinion, the applicant is not suitable for membership
February 2 - Have you ever seen anyone so handsome? You’ll see his visage and read his words on his page - Docks Officer. Yes, talking about the one and only Dave Prince. Check out what Dave has to say about his plans for the coming year.
February 2 - Learn to Sail Officer, Doug Plumb, wants to remind all of you of the CPR Course he is offering on February 25 and 26. This is a unique opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and expertise you could one day use at home, at work or at the Club. The course will teach you how to react quickly and efficiently to apply lifesaving skills that could make the difference between life and death. Instructors from Save-A-Life are certified by Perri-Med and the Heart & Stroke Association, both of which are recognized by the WSIB. Cost is $105 + HST, which is a deal considering you will have the smarts to save a priceless life.

Call Doug at 519-984-1566 and reserve a spot.Classes are held from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm both days; you must attend both days to be certified.

Stop procrastinating! Call Doug now!
January 28 - Treasurer Ilene Steinke has posted her latest blog, an interesting and important message on how and why billings take place when they do. Its a great synopsis that will refresh members memories on the machinations of money.
January 26 - Here we grow again! The link will take you to a membership application received from A’Burg-ite (Amherstburgian?) Tom Connelly. Tom is married to Diane and they have two grown children, Blake and Blair. Tom has a C&C 29 purchase pending and he hopes to join us this Spring.

If you have any comments about this application, please pass them along in accordance with S.2 of the Policies and Procedures, which reads:

“The Secretary will electronically post the application for a period of 15 days for membership review. All members have the responsibility to advise a member of the Executive if, in their opinion, the applicant is not suitable for membership.”
January 24 - Looking at the new calendar, you might have noticed a change of day for Executive meetings (the change in the scheduling of CIYC’s monthly meetings of the Executive from the 1st Monday of the month to the 2nd Tuesday of the month). The existing schedule meant that bank statements weren’t always ready in time to do the monthly Financial Report. It was also suggested that Mondays, in general, could intrude on weekend cruising time, so the 2nd Tuesday of the month has been settled on as the new regular meeting time.

Be sure to watch for monthly posting of Executive meeting minutes and Financials to the CIYC website.
January 23 - We have a new Calendar of Events just below the Home Page in the menu on the left. The Google calendar will be disabled and this calendar should give you easier access to the multitude of events taking place in our humble little club. Your comments are always welcomed.
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January 23 - Thor and Debbie Powell gave members a great overview of their journeys in the North Channel on Saturday night. About 30 members were on hand to hear the two-part presentation on the best cruising location in Canada. Their pictures and notes are available here.
Auntie Social (Wendy Foote) (I’ll let that sink in for a minute) organized the event and attendees were treated to a great variety of munchies and libations. Wendy has also updated her Social Officer Page. Thanks to all who attended! You’ll find pics in the Photo Gallery.
January 20 - Do you offer goods or services that you think the members of the Club could benefit from? Then let them know on a new page called Member to Member. You will find it at the bottom of the Members’ Page. Send an email to communicationofficerciyc@gmail.com with your message. It will be posted for 60 days and updated whenever you want. And members will be advised of the posting of your message on the What’s New at CIYC! page. Spread the word! Now, check out the listing from Jim Norris.
January 20 - The Commodore and the Secretary have updated their pages. Check out what they have to say on their respective pages.
January 14 - Find out about CIYC’s Strategic Plan, a way to keep the goals and objectives of the Club current and on track. Then Vice Commodore Paul Cairoli facilitated the initial meetings last year under Commodore Beth Graham’s direction. Consultations were held with a cross-section of the membership to identify the assets and risks of the Club that resulted in identifying areas requiring attention by the Executive. Building further, the Plan identifies short, medium, and long-term goals of the Club and records them in the individual Executive Officers’ Strategic Goals. Progress towards these goals is tracked on Balanced Scorecards that are updated regularly. The Executive officers are currently developing a write-up of their goals this year (and future years) and will be posting them on their individual pages. You’ll be updated when their plans are posted. In the meantime, have a look at the Strategic Goals process on the Our Strategic Plan Page.
January 13 - So, a couple of important additions you should read. The first is the revised Bylaws and Policies and Procedures. The second is the new Club Rental policy. Not going to tell you what’s new. Please take some time and familiarize yourself with the Policies and Procedures and the new Rental Policy. Every member should be aware of the rules. Just click the links and the magic of electrons will take you there. November 2016 Executive meetings minutes have also been posted Members’ Page.
January 12 - A new member application has been received and is posted in the Clubhouse. Some of the long-term members may recall Wally Hogan. Mr. Hogan was a member many years ago and was transferred to Toronto with his job. Wally is moving back to our area and wants to rejoin the Club. Wallys application for membership will be available for member review for 15 days and if no objections are received, his application for membership will be approved by the Executive. You can also view Wallys application here.
January 11 - The minutes of the Annual General Meeting have been posted for your information. You’ll find them on the Members’ Page.
January 7 - Well, Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a while. Hope your holiday season was a fun and healthy one. And speaking of fun, let’s talk about being social. And speaking of social, let’s talk about the Social Committee. They’ve got some big plans this year, including some events this winter that will keep you connected with the Club and your boat.

Social Officer, Wendy Foote, has passed along her short-term plans for some events. They’ll be posted on the Calendar as a reminder but in the meantime, here are the events and the dates you should reserve:

Event: Thor & Debbie Powell relate tall tales of adventures in North Channel
Date: Saturday January 21, 2017.
Gather at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7 pm.

Event: Chris Carter presents a history of CIYC property and surrounding area/Lake Erie
Date: Saturday February 18, 2017
Gather at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7 pm.

Event: Hug your Boat & Bon Fire Pot Luck
Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Gather at 3:00 pm, work on boats, clean up etc., dinner at 5 pm with a bonfire to follow. Apple cider will be wafting amazing smells throughout the Club while a huge bonfire allows for camaraderie and toasted marshmallows.

Event: Nautical Garage Sail & lunch
Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
Time of the event to be determined.

Come on out and support your Club and the Social Committee!
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December 25 - Merry Christmas! Hope you and yours are enjoying the best the season has to offer! The best is yet to come for our humble club. Be a bigger part of it in the New Year and reap the benefits!
December 4 - Are you qualified to save a life? Would you know what to do if your friend had a heart attack? Or your husband or wife? Now is your chance to learn CPR and you don’t have to go far. Doug Plumb is coordinating a CPR course right here at CIYC on February 25 and 26. The two-day course (and you must attend both days to qualify) costs $105.00 + HST, a deal when you consider the benefits of knowledge and outcome. Don’t put it off . . . call Doug at (519) 984-1566 or email him at douglasplumb7@gmail.com.
December 4 - Have you ever considered becoming an instructor for the Learn to Sail program? Want to put your skills to work teaching enthusiastic students the ropes (lines)? Learn to Sail Officer, Doug Plumb, suggests now would be a good time to let him know you’re interested. Right now, CIYC has three instructors: Doug, Frank Foote and Walter Cooper. And while they are still very active in their roles, there will come a day when they will say arrivederci to the program and the new blood can take over. We need to be prepared for that eventuality. Give Doug a call at (519) 984-1566 or email him at douglasplumb7@gmail.com.
December 4 - CIYC’s Annual General Meeting was held today under the direction of our newly-minted Commodore, Paul Cairoli. Minutes will be posted soon. In the meantime, you should know that a new policy for pet control was passed, the budget for the coming year was presented and passed and the Executive members presented their big plans for the coming year. Hey, you should have been there . . .
December 3 - There has been a motion put forward by Frank Foote that proposes an amendment to the Club’s Pet Control Policy. You can view the motion and the revised agenda here. The previous agenda with reports can be found here.
November 29 - The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry, said one Robby Burns. And so, the posting of the material for the Annual General Meeting was delayed because of internet access issues. But, we’re running now and you can have a look at what’s in store for December 4th’s meeting. Just click on this link and it will take you there. See you on Sunday at 2 pm and don’t forget to bring a dish for the pot luck that will follow.
November 25 - The Annual General Meeting is coming up on December 4th. Make sure you’re part of it this year. Part of the discussions will be around the Strategic Plan recently adopted by the Executive. You can read how it came into being on the Members’ Page. It will give you all the fine detail you need to know. Take a few minutes to read it.
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November 23 - Your Executive met with representatives from the Town of Kingsville, including Mayor Santos, on Wednesday night to discuss issues of mutual interest and to look for ways to benefit from each other’s interest in CIYC, the Town’s marina, and the basin. Commodore Paul organized the gathering in the hopes of developing a more meaningful relationship with the Town that will result in better utilization and sharing of resources and information. Both parties left with very positive expectations for the future.
November 23 - There’s a new page on the website . . . Our Club’s History. We hope to see this page filled with articles and pics from the past. Members are encouraged to email Richard Miles (ciycwebster@gmail.com) with any information, documents or pictures they may have to make this page awe-inspiring. All materials will be returned to the owner after being scanned.
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November 23 - Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your partner? Here it is. The 2016/17 CIYC Hoodie in navy blue and personalized with the CIYC burgee.

Warren Ritchie is offering them at a special holiday price - just $33.00 including HST. That’s a deal.

Take advantage of Warren while he’s still in the mood. Email Warren today at gailandwarren@cogeco.ca. This offer is only good until November 27 so don’t delay.
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November 20 - The current Past Commodore, Beth Graham, has completed her page. Look for Beth’s comments on the Past Commodore Page.
November 20 - Welcome to Winter. And with winter comes Christmas. And with Christmas, comes Christmas parades and Kingsville held theirs last night. Yes, it was a chilly one but did you know that CIYC participated? Indeed. That pretty white Shark’s decks were decked, so to speak, with boughs of holly (OK, not really. But we had lights, lots of lights. The Commodore wants to thank all those who helped dress the boat . . . Darlene and John Priestley, Bob Mantyka, Greg Switzer and his sons, Jen Manchurek, Tom and Ilene Steinke, Beth and Dennis Graham and LTS Director, Doug Plumb.

The parade was great, the boat looked great and the crowds were swelled with the attendance of the Manchurek’s, the Brewin’s and the Ritchie’s and he is sure there were others.

Next year, a tailgate party is planned in the staging area before the parade starts. The Commodore’s wife, Anne, and Greg are already in planning mode.

Check out the decorated boat. It will be lit up at the Club for the next few weeks.
November 18 - The Executive will be providing an overview of their plans for this year on their respective pages along with a mugshot. Three have already gone on record - Commodore Paul Cairoli, Social Director Wendy Foote, and one of our new inductees, Secretary Carol Perkes. Check out what they have to say and marvel at their visages.
November 15 - The Commodore’s Ball and Race Awards evening was held last Saturday and, if you weren’t there, you missed a chance to say thank you to our out-going, two-time Commodore, Beth Graham and welcome our new Commodore and Vice-Commodore, Paul Cairoli and Warren Ritchie, respectively. Great food, great master of ceremonies (Lloyd Grahame), and great company. The pictures of the evening (courtesy of Warren Ritchie) are posted on Festivities Page.
November 11 - And now, a message from our new Social Director, Wendy Foote.

Hi everyone!
I know - it’s chilly and windy - turn on the fireplace and pour the wine!!
We can do this at the Club too!!  I have plans for a few "Lecture Evenings" this winter to take off that chill and keep up with the friend"ships". 

I am
so new to this position and work full-time, so anyone who is willing to give me a hand, please let me know.  Contact me at wjfoote@gmail.com or leave a message at 519-817-0057 and let me know how you think you might be able to help out this coming year.  I appreciate all communication, even if you just to let me know you can't commit to anything specific, but are willing to take the odd phone call to help out at an event.  Here is a list of potential events that will need some "hands on deck".

AGM pot luck
Pre-launch flea market - clean out garages and see what you can sell
Race committee & race orientation meeting
Launch - soup or chili cook-off
Blessing of the Fleet
Island Girls Sailing Adventure Regatta BBQ
Sail for CF
Maple Leaf Regatta Fish Fry
Labour Day events - Rhumb Line and Labour Day Regattas
Wednesday Night Race food
Regalia sales during events
Ticket sales
Haul-out meal prep and service

We are also looking for champions for the regatta events and a possible organization of "cruising weekends".

Thanks in advance for helping - it looks like this year will be fabulous!!!

Wendy Foote
Social Director for 2016/17
November 11 - You can review the fine detail of the Clubs Strategic Plan now. Find it on the Members Page.
November 10 - The Executive Page . . . some of you have probably noticed the addition of this new page and, if you have tried to open it, you’ve found it to be password protected. The purpose of the page is simply to act as an archive for unfinished business that the executive will be accessing and to house administrative forms and the like that the executive members are required to complete as part of the new strategic plan the club has adopted.

So you know.
November 10 - The most important meeting of the year is just around the corner. The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for December 4th at 2 PM at the Club. The direction the Club will be taking in the future and how we will fare financially will figure strongly in the discussions so make it a point to attend. Book your calendar now.
November 5 - The Commodores’ Ball is this Saturday and we have a healthy crew attending. This year, like last, we are recognizing the achievements of Beth Graham. Beth is the first Commodore to serve two years in a row (and she has done a great job) but now it’s time for a rest so we’re bringing in the big guns to show Beth the door. Lloyd Grahame is coming out of retirement and will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.

See you there!
October 25 - Well, another sailing season has come and gone. Too short for anyone’s liking, to be sure. The boats are on the hard following last Saturday’s Haul Out. This year’s was the fastest and safest ever under the direction of Chair, Gord Watton. Lots of helpers too including newbies Bob Morrow, Rob Squire and Keith Boehme. Some old guys helped out too; you know who you are. ;) Check out the Photo Gallery Page to see if you or your boat made the funny papers.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, cooked chili (delicious, every one), collected money, served food and generally promoted one of the best yacht clubs in the country.
October 21 - Wow! Have you seen the latest at the Club? The Property Committee, under the direction of Chair Barrie Brewin, has added a massive addition to the deck. Beautiful work, remarkably blended to match the existing deck, this addition will offer entertainment benefits for years to come.
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October 11 - Christina Martin is selling her Viking 22. Check out the Buy, Sell, Trade! Page for details on this beautiful little boat.
September 29 - Check out the Buy, Sell, Trade! Page for a great deal on a not-at-all dingy dinghy. It’s a genuine Achilles. Thor Powell is offering this beauty at a great price.
September 19 - The winter storage request has been posted and it would be helpful to those planning the exercise if you would take a couple of minutes and complete the request form as soon as possible. You can find the form here.
September 19 - The Annual Silver Cup Race!! Heard of it? You should have. This is the second annual face-off among those heavily greying racers among us who have nothing better to do than enjoy a great day of off-schedule racing. So on September 16, five boats clamoured for their ideal starting position under ideal condition and they were off! When all was said and done (you know, after sorting out all the protests and the modified PHRF/Morcey/Americas Cup and Optimist Sailing Rules, the official results are in:

5th Place - Toboggan - DSQ’d for considering flying a spinnaker
4th Place - Bama - DSQ’d for not attending the Awards Ceremony
3rd Place - Vela - DSQ’d for being over early (the CS30 start is not until next year)
After all this, with identical times to the thousandth of a second, we have a tie between Bryan Stewart and Barrie Brewin.

Congratulations to both Champions!

To all who missed it, see you out there next year.
September 16 - Pics of the Labour Day Regattas are posted for your entertainment on the Festivities! Page.
September 13 - The winter storage request has been posted and it would be helpful to those planning the exercise if you would take a couple of minutes and complete the request form as soon as possible. You can find the form here.
September 11 - An Important Race Announcement

Having lost two races to poor weather in the past few weeks, the Race Committee, after surveying the CIYC membership, will hold make-up races as follows:

Wednesday 21 September will be a short course race; Windward/Leeward for Jog A and PHRF. and a regular short course for Jog B. Start time is 6:45. This is scored as Race 1 Series 1, which was postponed.

Sunday 18 September - there will be 2 short course races (depending on C/B availability). Race 1 will be Windward/Leeward for Jog PHRF boats. Regular short course for Jog B. Rachel Park is C/B. Race will start at 1pm.

A second race to commence approximately 1/2 hour after the finish of the first race and will be a short regular course for all classes (subject to availability of a C/B). These races will be scored as part of Series 2. A short Skippers’ Meeting will be held at the CIYC Club house at 12 noon to update the status of race 2 and to explain the day’s activities.

Any questions, kindly contact a member of the Race Committee.
September 7 - Results for the Labour Day regattas are posted. Congratulations to all the winners -

Silver Heels, Spitfire, Toboggan, Spongeworthy and Vela!
August 28 - Find yourself in one of the many pics posted on the Festivities Page. Caribbean Splash and Cop Camp photos courtesy of our intrepid photojournalist, Warren Ritchie.
August 25 - Read Paul Cairoli’s latest blog instalment on the Race Director page . . . the trials and tribulations of the Committee Boat; deciding when to cancel a race due to weather.
August 8 - There’s a new message from Secretary Nancy Duffy. Do you have specialty skills that can be shared for the development of the Club? Check it out in Nancy’s blog on the Secretary’s Page.
August 8 - Race Rules Changes and Updates

The Race Committee is making a change to the Sailing Instructions. We are, with effect tonight, changing the rules for the start of the race. Up to this point if a boat was over early i.e. on course side at the start it could come back over the line to start. We are now putting rule 30.1 in place.

Simply put 30.1 is the “ Around the ends Rule” If your boat is on the course side within 1 minute of the start ....you are over early .... you must sail around either the Committee Boat (“CB”) or Pin end of the line and re-start. While doing so you must keep clear of all other boats.

Normally an I flag would be flown as the prep flag instead of the P Flag but right now we do not have an I flag. This will be corrected shortly.

We are putting this rule in because frankly with such a large fleet and with such a variation in the performance of the boats racing that this would make for safer starts. We have had a couple of incidents this year where early starters were sailing directly into the racing fleet.

We will still be asking the CB to make long lines and we remind the CB that it is a requirement to countdown flag sequence changes on channel 68. These are both in place to make our racing safer.

A reminder to racers. There have been a few collisions and many near collisions this year and whilst
we know there is no intent we must remember these are Wednesday night fun races. Race within the limits of your boat and your crew. When in doubt of the right of way, the rules or whether you can squeak by, bail out.

The Race Committee recommends that in windy conditions a crew member is assigned to the mainsheet so it can be dumped quickly to avoid rounding up.

These rule changes will be posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse.
July 12 - Lots and lots of pics are there for your viewing. Click Festivities! for a visual cornucopia of funship. You’ll find the pics of the Maple Leaf Regatta there. Under the Photo Gallery, visual impressions of the Canada Day weekend Pelee Island Cruise. All of these are brought to you by our intrepid photojournalist, Warren Ritchie. Thanks Warren!
July 12 - Both Barrie Brewin and Kimberley Juras-White can use help over this sailing season. Kimberley is Social Director and is always in the market for willing hands for events. And Barrie is Director of Property and that’s another story. Did you know Barrie had to hire a student to get work done at the Club because he couldn’t get volunteers? The 20-hour work requirement for Full members is the tip of the iceberg when one considers how much work is required to keep the Club in tiptop shape, a place we can be proud of. There are those among us who have tripled, quadrupled the work required of them and there are those who do the bare minimum. Which group are you a member of? Can’t lift a shovel or whack weeds? That’s OK. Maybe you can collect money at an event or serve food. Every little bit helps. Let’s keep CIYC’s beautiful and vital. Call Kimberley or Barrie and commit to some work.
July 12 - Pay attention now. The Caribbean Splash is on the horizon. A great day of fun and frolic is promised and you simply must take part. Rachel Park is coordinating this effort so don’t let her down. Planning is everything so, in order for Rachel to plan, she needs names in advance. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse. Don’t put it off. Put you John Henry down and see how low you can go.
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July 11 - The latest iterations of

Member Contact Information
and the
Member Roster

have been posted.

Make sure your information is up to date and let Commodore Beth know of any changes.
July 11 - So, judging from the pics in Photo Gallery, looks like the cruisers had a great time on Pelee Island over the Canada Day weekend. Check them out!
July 4 - Some of you may still need it . . . the Committee Boat Schedule can be found here.
July 4 - The Maple Leaf Regatta is this coming Saturday, July 9th.

The Race will be a medium-distance one depending on wind. Three classes are offered – Spinnaker, JOG and Cruise.

Splits (if needed) will be announced at the Skippers’ Meeting.

The Skippers’ Meeting will be held at 9AM. The 1
st gun will be at 10AM.
After the Regatta, don’t forget the World Famous Pickerel Dinner! Dinner to be served at around 4 PM. $15 for Adults $5 for Children 12 and under. For those not into fish, burgers are available as well!
Awards start around 6 PM.

The entry form for the 2016 Maple Leaf Regatta is

Submit your entry at the Club no later than 8 PM Friday July 8. The Race Committee will be on-site from 5 PM to accept entries!

Mike Lippmann
ECPHRF Secretary/Treasurer 2015/2016
July 4 - Yes, this little delight is none other than our illustrious Commodore.
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June 30 - If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll recognize the name Blue Racers, a group of higher handicap, smaller boats that raced in the B Fleet. Blue Racers has quietly disappeared over the last couple of years (as did most of the B Fleet) but there is a resurgence afoot and the Club would like to see you, yes, you potential racer, out there on the course. The Race Committee has repurposed the Blue Racer program and is offering a free four-week course specifically designed to get you to a point where you are more knowledgeable and more comfortable with the thought of racing. Its ultimate goal is to see you out on the course, having a great time enjoying the fraternity (and sorority) of racing. And the course isn’t just open to boat owners. Have you ever wanted to crew on someone’s boat but you don’t have a clue? Now’s the time to jump on board and take advantage of this course. It starts on July 12th. Call the Race Director, Paul Cairoli at (519) 733-0522 to get more information or to register.
Do you own a boat and currently race with the fleet? Would you like to volunteer your boat and yourself to make the experience epic for the participants? Call Paul and let him know.
June 28 - Start limbering up everyone . . . limbo is in the air! Reserve your tickets now! Contact Rachel Park at rcpark@mnsi.net.
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June 21 - Racers! It’s not always starboard over port. There are exceptions and in this edition of Know the Rules, Andrew Alberti from RCYC gives us detail when the starboard tack boat must give way to the port tack boat.
June 21 - A couple of file updates you should be aware of . . . the membership Roster and Contact List have been updated and the latest version of the Reciprocal List is posted. You’ll find the membership lists at the bottom of the Members’ Page and the reciprocals on the Cruising Page.
June 21 - Check out the Buy, Sell, Trade! Page to see the latest offerings. Tenacious and Tricks are for sale by their owners. Now is the time to buy if you’re thinking of it.
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June 20 - The Island Girl Sailing Adventure concluded on Saturday with fabulous fun, fabulous food and fabulous fellowship. Forty-two women registered for the introductory course to sailing and from their expressions, it looks like they had a great time. The ISGA, an initiative of John and Joanne Vandereerden, gave newbies a glimpse into what this great sport is about. Rachel Carol coordinated the effort and was aided in large part by Heather Mazzotta, a friend of John and Joanne’s. The participants were treated to a delicious roast pig dinner with all the fixings and a swag bag, all of which was part of the enrolment. The Eccentric Band provided the musical entertainment.
The regatta results? Third place - Team Left Wing. Second place - Team Bear’s Mistress. First place - Team Flying Circus. Tada!
Well done everyone! Looks like CIYC will be doing this again next year.
June 16 - So the Past Commodore has finally piped in and his words can be found on the PC Page. So eloquent and thought provoking. . . he writes like he sails!
June 16 - And there’s this from Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Thanks again to all who participated in last weekend’s CF Regatta.
Hi Ally,
I just wanted to once again say THANK YOU for hosting an amazing event last weekend and for inviting me to attend. I really appreciated being part of the day and having the chance to speak and thank everyone for coming. 
We truly appreciate your continued support.  It’s an amazing testament to your commitment to the fight against CF, both in honour and memory of your son, but also for those who are living with the disease today and in the future.  Your support really does make a difference, and it was such a pleasure being with an amazing and generous group of people on Saturday evening.
I look forward to keeping in touch and hopefully seeing you again soon. Please give my thanks and best regards to the others who were involved in organizing and implementing the event, and my congratulations to all of you on a wonderful and successful day.
Best regards,
Jeff Beach | Executive Director
Cystic Fibrosis Canada | Central & Southwestern Ontario Region
800 - 2323 Yonge Street | Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9 Tel: 416-485-9149 ext. 393 | 1-800-378-2233 ext. 393 | Fax: 416-485-5707 www.cysticfibrosis.ca
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June 15 - The 7th Annual Sail for CF Regatta, brainchild of Wendy and Frank Foote, is in the books and Mike and Ally Lippmann report great things! Together, we raised $7100 from regatta fees, dinners, door prize draws and donations for CF research and support. That brings to total raised for CF to $40,000 by our humble, little Club. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
June 13 - Photos of the Sail for Cystic Fibrosis Regatta are posted on the Photo Gallery Page. Lots of beautiful people there!
June 13 - Anne and Brian Fryer are selling Tenacious, their C&C 25. Look for details on the Buy, Sell, Trade! Page.
For you Cruisers out there, the 2016 list of reciprocals is available online and in the Clubhouse. For future reference, the list will be located on the Cruising Page of the website. Here is a link to the entire list. Now get out there and CRUISE!
June 6 - The Property Committee has been nothing if not busy this year. Barry Brewin, Director, has championed the renovations and improvements this time around and provides an update of the latest improvements underway. Read Barry’s message on the Property Director’s Page. Work hours available to those who want them so give Barry a call if you are willing. Thanks for the great job this year, Barry!
June 5 - Even the presence of the Supreme’s emissary, Rev. Frank Staples from Harrow United Church, could not keep the winds down and the rain away. But it didn’t matter. There was a great turnout for the Blessing of the Fleet and the Strawberry Social.
30+ knot winds and the threat of thundershowers prevented the Sail Past. But many a vessel was blessed (along with their able captains and mates) and everyone chowed down on a delicious melange of berries and ice cream prepared by our perennial Strawberry Social hosts Max and Anna Pichler and Bo Schaeffer and Lu McKim. Thank you all for a great treat!
The day is documented in pictures and can be found on a new page “Festivities!”.
June 3 - The Vice-Commodore offers up his take on the wonders of our Club and what we should appreciate. Read Paul Cairoli’s thoughts on the Vice-Commodore’s Page.
June 2 - The Race Program continues to grow and excite. Race Director, Paul Cairoli, has some words for the racers out there. Read his latest epistle on the Race Director Page.
June 1 - Courtesy of Pete Dewar, lots of pics of the Island Girl Sailing Adventure participants on the water Monday night. Check it out in the Photo Gallery.
May 29 - The first race of the year was held Wednesday; a windward-leeward event. Results of the race are posted under the Race Director’s Page, 2016 Race Results.
May 25 - There will be a boat safety inspection by the Power Squadron taking place on Saturday at 10 am. This courtesy and complimentary examination was arranged by John Vandereerden. Make sure your craft is up to safety standards and take advantage of this free offer.
May 25 - Check out the pictures of the Island Girl Sailing Adventure’s first night on the water on the IGSA Page.
May 16 - Wednesday Night Race for May 18 has been postponed due to inclement weather delaying preparations. The new schedule will be posted shortly.
May 16 - Island Girls Sailing Adventure Coordinator, Rachel Park, is appealing for assistance with the June 18th IGSA Pig Roast. We all need work hours and here is your opportunity to snag some with not a lot of effort. Can you clean off picnic tables in the morning and set up and clean up afterwards? Sure you can. And here’s an even easier one . . . checking tickets and taking cash. Not a big calorie burn.

This is a great inaugural event and Rachel and Jo Vandereerden could really use your help. The Pig Roast starts at 3 PM and all Club members are invited. Tickets are $15 per and you must sign up on the sheet posted in the Clubhouse. And, you need to sign up by June 4th, two weeks before the event.

So call Rachel (519) 738-6184 or Jo (519) 738-1176 and help the cause.

We have an application for a new Social Membership. Randy Munce, a crew member of Paul Cairoli, has applied for membership. The Commodore has posted Mr. Munce’s application in accordance with the Policies and Procedures and his application can be found here for your review. All members have a responsibility to advise a member of the Executive if, in their opinion, Randy is not suitable for membership. Please do so before Friday, May 27th.
May 12 - The Cystic Fibrosis Regatta planning is well underway under the direction of Mike Lippmann. The Sponsorship Opportunity letter and Pledge Sheet are posted under Race Information. This is a wildly successful event that has grown every year since its inception. Let’s all help out and make this year even wilder. Sponsor, pledge, race. Mark the date - June 11.
May 12 - The May Executive Meeting minutes are posted for your review. Find them under the Members’ Page.
May 12 - A wonderful message from Jo Vandereerden to all those who have been contributing to the successful kick-off of the Island Girls Sailing Adventure:

Hi Everyone!

I want to extend my sincere thanks to Rachel Park for heading up our IGSA committee. Rachel had no idea what she was getting into! LOL

Rachel, you did a great job and we would not have been able to get this off the ground without you. You have spent a lot of your scant personal time on this project. I am sure all of CIYC appreciates your enthusiasm in not only this but the Race Committee and also the Social Committee. Way to Go!
Great admiration to Heather Mazzotta as a non-club member! Heather has put in countless hours of her personal time to help CIYC get this program going and I wish to say I am so appreciative of her efforts, her time and her creative input! Heather’s dedication to this event is the most selfless act we have seen in a long time! Without Heather’s assistance with things that happen in the background, Rachel and I would have been run off our feet! High five Heather!
Great big hugs to the Social Committee ladies for helping with the set-up and during the first night. Once again they have come to the rescue and volunteered with yet another event. IGSA Committee is so grateful to not have had to worry about making coffee, putting out water and generally being there to assist.
Walter did a fantastic job with the knots! Who knew he would be so charming to a room full of women? Thanks Walt!

Ilene jumped in to a nightmare of money and I want to thank her for stepping up when we needed her most. Not only was she taking our payments and keeping track, she and Tom are donating their boat for demonstration day! Well done to both of you.
To the Captains who volunteered to take the ladies out on their vessel and had no idea how the program was going to go, I have to say we are so grateful. Your enthusiastic jumping on board from the beginning is what has made this event happen. Without you there is no event. I hope after last night you have a real sense of what this is supposed to look like. If not talk to RACHEL! LOL! IGSA wish to sincerely thank you and you won’t be disappointed at the end. A great sense of pride should be felt by all!

I also want a shout out to John Vandereerden for bringing up the idea of this event last fall and getting her started up. Smooches!

If I have missed anyone I apologize I am still wrung out after last night!
Now let’s have some fun! See on Monday at the dock.
Jo Vandereerden
May 12 - Notice to racers: you must be registered to race if you don’t want to be penalized. If you’re not registered, you will be scored one place more than the registered fleet. Forms are in Race Information under the Race Director Page.

Also, if you currently do not have a PHRF rating, you will incur a 10-second per mile penalty for Spin and Jog A. Jog B does not require a PHRF rating.
May 12 - OK, so you may not be a racer but can you help out the racing program and earn work hours at the same time? The Race Committee needs a volunteer to be the Committee Boat for the Maple Leaf Regatta on July 9th. This is a rather urgent request and if you are available that day, it would be really appreciated if you would make yourself available. No experience? No problem. You will get detailed instruction on what has to be done. Take the step and help the Race Committee out. Call Paul Cairoli at (519)733-0522 or email him at pcairoli@wavedirect.net. Thanks!
May 11 - All you racers out there, go to the Race Information Page to get the latest updates on performing Committee Boat duties. There are a lot of changes you should be aware of, so have a look.
May 11 - The Island Girls Sailing Adventure kicked off its first week of instruction with a packed house and a lot of ropey stuff being tugged and twisted. You can view the classroom antics on Warren Ritchie’s slide show that can be found under the Island Girl’s Sailing Adventure Page.
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May 11 - A new look for the clubhouse! The Property Crew (aka Barrie and Walter) elevated the lawn sign to the roof peak to provide a better line of sight for boaters and visitors. Lookin’ good boys!
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Hey! Save the date . . . August 6th. That’s when CIYC celebrates Caribbean Night!
Details are coming!

There are work hours available under Dredging. Chair Warren Ritchie advises Little Toot needs some beautification. Go to the Work Hour Opportunities Page for details and give Warren a call.
The CYSTIC FIBROSIS REGATTA is scheduled for June 11th. A Skippers’ Meeting will start the day at 0900. Three classes of racing (Spinnaker, Jog and Cruising) will be conducted and after a full day of beating and grinding, you can settle down with a delicious pulled pork dinner. There’s a $30 entry fee and a special award will be given to the boat that raises the most donations. And best of all, proceeds go to CF Canada for research and support. More details can be found under the Race Director>Race Information Page.
May 3 - Check out the latest page on the website . . . Photo Gallery. You’ll find candid pics of the gin pole repair and Launch 2016.
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May 3 - And here’s the intrepid crew who put the gin pole back together again. The gin pole was out of order for a couple of days and required lowering under the expert guidance of Dave Prince. Turns out a three-foot-thick bird’s nest was to blame. All is in order and you can put your sticks up whenever you’re ready.
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May 3 - Welcome our newest member - Melissa Mihalji! Some of you may know Melissa’s alias . . . daughter of John Vandereerden. Welcome Melissa!
May 2 - The Race Committee has posted the Race and Committee Boat schedule for 2016. Find it under Race Information.
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April 19 - There are big changes regarding Race, advises Vice-Commodore Paul Cairoli. Check out what he has to say on the Race Director Page.
April 19 - The Social Committee is still looking for Launch Day volunteers who will make soup (1 work hour credit) and help with the clean-up afterwards. Give Kim Juras-White a call - (519) 980-3554.
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The Docks Committee has finalized the dock assignments for this season. To confirm your location, click here.
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April 12 - News of a Cruise! The Cruising Page holds detail of a proposed cruise to Pelee championed by Doug Plumb. Sounds like a blast . . . the Big Bang Cruise!
Vice Commodore, Paul Cairoli, has updated his page and has some interesting news on a new program starting this year and what to do if you’re down in the Turks and Caicos next winter. Check out Paul’s info on the Vice Commodore’s page.
April 6 - For all you long-term planners out there, circle November 12th, 2016. That’s the date for the 2016 Commodores’ Ball. It will be held at Kingsville Golf and Country Club in keeping with the majority votes in the survey.
Hope to see you there!
April 4 - Hey all you racers! Check out the latest edition of Know the Rules. This one covers the rules regarding crossing courses too closely. There have been a few instances of very close calls near the mark between starboard and port vessels and this rule clarifies who has right of way and who has to bear off. Can’t take the suspense? Go to Race Director>Know the Rules and be enlightened.
April 3 - Al Johnson from Windsor Yacht Club provided a great overview of the responsibilities of the Committee Boat and details of race administration. Go the Race Director>Race Information for more detail. Many thanks to Al for a very informative and useful presentation.
April 1 - New ad posted by Frank Vlasschaert for good stuff like an almost new bosun’s chair, lines, halyards, an anchor and more. Check it out!
Read the proposed changes to this season’s race series under the Race Director > Race Information Page. John Vandereerden and the Race Committee have done a lot of work in preparation for this season. Please read it carefully before the Skippers’ Meeting on April 3rd.
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Feb. 21 - Rachel Park sends an invitation to all members to attend Cardinal Music Production’s presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at Lajeunesse’s Green Room Theatre, 600 E.C. Row West in Windsor. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Our Rachel is part of the cast. Be there!
Feb. 21 - More classified ads in Buy, Sell, Trade! Two from Paul Cairoli looking for an outboard motor and summer storage for his boat trailer. Check them out!
Feb. 15 - Check out the Buy, Sell, Trade page for an ad from Bruno and Corinne Petit. They are selling the cover for Plenitude. Great deal for the right person.
Did You Know?

The Tall Ships are coming. There is a fleet of 20 that will be sailing the Great Lakes this summer. Sadly, none will be coming near us (Toronto is the closest) but they will be sailing past us so keep your eyes peeled.
  • Toronto, Ont., July 1-3.
  • Fairport Harbor, Ohio, July 8-10.
  • Bay City, Mich., July 15-17.
  • Chicago, Ill., July 27-31.
  • Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 5-7.
  • Duluth, Minn., Aug. 18-21.
  • Erie, Penn., Sept. 8-11.
  • Brockville, Ont., Sept. 17-18.

Here’s a link for more info:

Feb. 5 - So there are a few updates you should know about. Jim Norris is once again offering to broker a good deal on bottom paint and sails. Check out Jim’s deal under the Buy, Sell, Trade! page. Secretary Nancy Duffy reminds everyone to book the Clubhouse if you have an event planned. Dates are filling quickly. See Nancy’s message under the Secretary page. The Contacts and Roster information has been updated. Take a moment to make sure your information, especially your email address is correct. Let Nancy know if there are changes. February’s Executive Minutes have been posted.
Jan. 31 - There are new pics on the Home Page of the interior paint job of the Clubhouse. . . a beautiful marine blue. Wonderful craftsmanship by Bob (Michelangelo) Stafford. The Clubhouse is out of bounds right now but when you get a chance after the floor is done, drop in and have a look. Looks like a whole new place. And do you have any suggestions for sound dampening in the Clubhouse? We have to improve the acoustics. Drop a line to Barrie Brewin if you have a suggestion for a solution.
Jan. 23 - Go to Buy, Sell, Trade! to see our first legit ad from John Edwards. Great deal for the right person.
Jan. 23 - A couple of big developments in and around the Club . . .

If you have ever wondered what
Bob Stafford looks like working, you can check out his artistic flair in the pictures on the link below. Bob has been busy sprucing up the inside of the Clubhouse with a new coat of much needed paint. Great job, Bob!

And, if you have ever wondered what the bowels of our trusty workboat, Little Toot, look like, now’s your chance to pull back the curtain and join us in wondering how that fair lady stayed afloat. She is in the middle of having her bottom replaced at Melton’s.

These images come from Our Man on the Front Lines,
Warren Ritchie. Many thanks Warren!

Jan. 22 - Vice Commodore, Paul Cairoli, has updated his page and offers his insights into the development of a Youth Sailing Program at CIYC. Check it out under the Vice Commodore page.

Jan. 11 - Revised Race Results have been posted thanks to Mike Lippmann and Paul Cairoli. More detail on the Learn to Sail program has been added to that page thanks to Doug Plumb. Our Cruising Page has been christened thanks to Warren Ritchie’s pictures of U.S ports. A new edition of Know The rules has been added. This instalment deals with STARBOARD!!!

Statistics are available for this website and there have been a number of visits to the Buy, Sell Trade Page. The problem is there are no items listed. Do you have any spare parts laying around that others might be interested in? If so, list them! Take a picture if you can.

If you registered for one or more Canadian Power Squadron courses sent to you through the on-line survey, below are the links you will need to formally register. Do it as soon as possible to save your spot.

Boating Courses
Location: Cedar Island Yacht Club

Start Date
End Date

Boating 2: Beyond the PCOCFebruary 11, 2016March 31, 2016KingsvilleOntario

Boating 3: Introduction to NavigationMarch 10, 2016April 28, 2016KingsvilleOntario

Maritime RadioApril 2, 2016April 2, 2016KingsvilleOntario

Jan. 2 - The 2015 Racing Season’s results have been posted, thanks to Pete Dewer. You will find them in the Race Director Page under Race Results.

Dec. 31 - Ilene Steinke, our new Treasurer, has posted more detailed information on Club billing and account payments. Check out Ilene’s message on the Treasurer’s Page.

Dec. 31 - Welcome to the Executive, Doug Plumb, as Director of the Learn to Sail program! Doug’s message can be found under Learn to Sail Director page. A description of the LTS program is found within Doug’s page (Learn to Sail Program page) so tell your friends where they can go to get information on our very successful program.
Dec. 25 - The Membership Roster and Contact List have been updated and can be found at the bottom of the Members’ Page. Please check your information to ensure it is correct. If there are corrections or additions needed, contact Secretary Nancy Duffy at (519) 738-3995.

Here is the description of the Canadian Power Squadron courses being offered in February and April, 2016.

Please complete the email survey before
January 4, 2016.

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Dec. 21 - A Google calendar has been added if you want to see planned activities in the future. It is under Calendar of Events. I ask the coordinators of weekly events (like the Monday Morning Breakfast, Mahjong Ladies and Water Colour Painting) to let me know if your events are cancelled so the calendar can be updated.
Here is a link to an interesting and potentially lifesaving article that may change your way of thinking about jacklines and tethers. It is from a copyrighted article from the Scuttlebutt newsletter and Practical Boat Owner magazine. Take a few minutes out to read it and be better prepared in bad weather. Click here.
You can submit your 2016 request for a dock by completing the Dock Application found within the Docks Page. We also need your insurance information. You can find the Insurance Confirmation Form within the Secretary Page. Deadline for submission of both forms is April 1, 2016.

Check out the latest instalment of Know the Rules. Be better prepared for racing this Spring. In this edition, we look at the rules dealing with giving room at the mark.

The Club Rental Application can be found under the Secretary Page. Print and submit to Secretary Nancy Duffy.
A Facebook Page has been added with a link to CIYC Kingsville’s Facebook page

Go to the Regalia Page to view exclusive and unique CIYC gifts for Christmas stockings. They’re more colourful and stylish than lumps of coal.

December Executive Minutes are posted in Members’ Page.

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