Yellow Permanent Race Marks Retrieved

In case you are wondering where they went, the majority of the yellow private race marks have been safely hauled out and stored for the winter, to prevent loss due to ice floes. Marks A & S remain in place for this winter, as their anchors could not be lifted. All marks will be redeployed in the spring per this chart.

Report on Turkey Trot – Monday, October 12

It was a cool and cloudy day on Thanksgiving, but there was a great wind out of the east at ~10-16 knots, and 43 boats participated in NSC’s annual Turkey Trot. Thanks to Doug Patterson and the W-dock RC posse, and to the kitchen staff for the wonderful turkey box lunches provided to all of the competitors. Congrats to the dinghy sailors who took the top five spots! Check out the results. more…

Winter Yard Storage is at a Premium – Do you have other options?

Winter yard storage at NSC is at a premium for this coming winter, and some members with new boats are being told they cannot keep their boats at NSC this winter. Is your boat on a trailer, and is there somewhere else that you could store it this winter? If so, you are encouraged/requested to do so, if not too inconvenient. Some other members will be truly grateful. more…

Winter Mast Storage

For masts stored on the NSC racks, spreaders must be completely removed and not taped or hanging from the shrouds. Masts must also be labelled with this form; please print and put in a plastic bag affixed to your mast.

Cooperative Trailer-Launched Boats Haulout – 31 October 2020

For all those keel boats on trailers that participate in the volunteer cooperative haulout, the date has been set as October 31 2020. Please note that due to COVID-19, procedures will be modified in order to keep all participants safe. Further details will be sent out by the organizers: Kim MacDonald and Erin O’Connor as the date gets closer.

Reminder – Contaminant Discharge Policy

As planning and preparation for haulout and winter storage begins, members are reminded of Harbour Policy 7.3.1 that stipulates (under Ontario law) that the discharge of contaminants into the harbour is prohibited. This includes substances such as plumbers antifreeze and ethylene glycol. Boat owners are responsible for the full recovery and removal of these chemicals.

Report on Queen’s Park #3 – Sunday, September 20

The third and final Queen’s Park time trial ran Sunday, September 20. There was no wind at the originally scheduled start time of 1330, but shortly after 1400, the wind filled in, allowing for a good beat up to Queen’s Park in 5-7 knots from the NW, and a return back to P mark in somewhat lighter air. See the results. Start & finish times were due by midnight, Monday. Original details here.