It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of long-time NSC member Gary Hunt, owner of Tanzer 26 “Sun Tanz”, who passed away October 8, 2021.
The haulout lists for Saturday October 23 are now live online at this link: Haulout Schedule.
The schedule will be updated as changes occur, and will reflect actual progress on the day. There will be no access to the clubhouse, so please use a mobile device to check regularly for your expected haulout time, and be on your boat with engine warmed up in plenty of time.
On Tuesday, 19 October, Water Survey Canada will be installing a new water level monitoring station adjacent to the ramp leading to the main docks. This station feeds the water level and flow monitoring system provided to the public by Environment Canada. Members are asked to use caution when transiting the area.
Please be advised that the indoor lift at the Club is out of order until further notice. Technicians have been contacted and maintenance is underway. We apologize for this inconvenience and will provide an update when the lift is operational.
In order to allow for more flexibility for this coming weekend’s racing and yard reconfiguration activities, cradle placement has been changed from Monday, 18 Oct, to Tuesday, 19 Oct. For member’s safety, the yard will be closed from 0800 hrs until 1600 hrs due to heavy machinery moving the cradles.
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. Only Mark S remains in place for this winter, as its anchor could not be lifted. All marks will be redeployed in the spring per this chart.
Members, Is your boat stored on a trailer? Do you sometimes have a hard time finding enough hands to help haul out? If your boat weighs less than the NSC crane weight limit (10,000 lbs) and you are available on 30 October, the Trailered Boat Co-operative may be just what you need! For more information please contact Kim MacDonald at email@example.com.
Members are reminded to please exercise care when pressure washing boats after hauling out at the cranes so that adjacent boats on W Dock are not inadvertently covered with grit and grime.
Our own Shawn Batten (Sailing Activities Manager) has been awarded Ottawa Sports Council’s community hero of the month! Please take a moment to read and congratulate him. Read more here.
2022 Membership renewal letters and invoices have been e-mailed to current 2021 NSC members on October 1st via the latest primary account email address the club has on file. Please check your inbox and any spam folders to ensure you have received your 2022 renewal notices. more…
In preparation for haul out, members can join one of the co-op mast un-stepping groups. Participants are expected to help each other from start to finish and be fully vaccinated. Boats need to arrive with sails off, lines ready, mast supports available and turnbuckles loose. If interested, please RSVP on one of the listed dates (below the ‘more’) to Parke Davis firstname.lastname@example.org and Mike Roper email@example.com. more…
NSC provides storage for masts on racks for boats that have masts that overhang to a point that impedes storage and for masts that do not fit under covers only. Owners need to pick up an identification tag from the front office which must be attached to the mast when on the racks. All masts must have spreaders removed as well as radar and all other protrusions. All Rigging and furling systems are to be securely taped and wrapped to the mast.
To allow for safe and efficient movement of service providers and members during the haul out period, the yard will be closed to vehicle traffic on weekdays between 0800 hrs and 1600 hrs starting Tuesday, 12 October. Carts will be available at the main and West gates. Vehicles will be able to access the yard on weekends and outside these closure timings.