Algoma Sailing Club
St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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Secretary's News - Club Renovations

Jun 5, 2019

Clubhouse Lounge Flooring Removal

On Sunday evening Jun 02, Scott St. Jules will start on removal of the old carpet and prep the floor as necessary. We have purchased new laminate flooring in vinyl planking 12 mm thickness to cover the whole lounge and including the small corridor leading to both bathrooms. Scott estimates that the job will be completed by Tuesday Jun 04.

The funds for this well needed project will be adequately contained within the contingency allowed for the 2019 budget under Clubhouse Repairs.

Clubhouse Roof Re-Shingle

On Monday Jun 03, KC’s Roofing Contractor will start with removal of existing shingles on both roof levels and replace with new “Architectural Shingles” and improved attic ventilation. This project, assuming decent weather conditions, is expected to take 2 days.

We trust that some restriction from upstairs access of the clubhouse, resulting from the above two described projects for the early part of next week, is not too inconvenient. However, as you can well appreciate, it is important to allow space for work to proceed efficiently and in safety.

Wednesday evening Barbecue will not be affected.

Secretary's News - Celebration of Life - Bill Adolph

June 5, 2019
Celebration of Life

On Sunday, June 2nd, the Adolph family is having a Celebration of Life for the late Bill Adolph, an avid sailor and a founding member of the Algoma Sailing Club. It is the family’s wish that family members accompany Bill’s ashes on a ‘last sail’ on the St. Mary’s River.

To that end it is planned (weather permitting) that at 9:00 am., Sunday, June 2nd, members of the Adolph family with designated skippers from ASC will cast off from the ASC west dock. Return to ASC is planned for 10:45am.

To facilitate this activity, it is asked that club members please keep the east side of the west dock clear of boats from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, June 1 & 2.

Visitation is at Arthur Funeral Home from 12:00 to 1:30pm.  Service to follow at 2:00pm

Secretary's News - Upcoming Events

June 5, 2019
Wednesday Evening Around the Cans

Next Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 the evening race schedule begins - at least for those that have their masts up. Skippers meeting at 6:30 pm. and course starts at 7:00 pm. Come on out regardless of your skills and/or boat. It's not about winning or losing but just getting out on the water

Race Night BBQs

Along with the race schedule beginning for the season, race night barbecues will also start next week (22nd) at 5:00 pm. Come on out and join in on the food and the get-together! Waiting to see who the celebrity chef for the 2019

Haul-out Date Change

As per the discussion at the Haul-out Safety Meeting, the Fall Haul-out date has been changed. Haul-out is now scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

Secretary's News - Online Membership Assistance

June 5, 2019
Cradle Party

This coming Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 1:00 pm., will be the spring cradle party. Most of the heavy work is supposed to be done for us, but we will still need hands for the little stuff. Our Commodore has established enough forensic evidence to establish cradle footprints for the fall. If your cradle is not being moved to storage, feel free to move it so that we can clear the parking lot. Launch went well, boats are splashed, & we're ready to sail (er, well. . .almost)!

Online-Membership Fest

Thanks to all who have submitted their 2019 Membership online forms via the link. If you haven't had a chance yet, please do soon.

If you are having some difficulty with the process, on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 10:30 am, we will be hosting a session at the clubhouse to assist anyone with the online process. Computers and an associated computer geek (Norm Rippon) will be on-hand to help you.

At this time, we will also be having a little welcome session to any new members that wish to partake. A little history of the club, advantages to our membership, a quick run-through of the club and some friendly smiles.

Hope to see ya'll there.

First Mates' Brunch

Also a reminder, that we will be holding our annual First Mates' Pot Luck Brunch on Saturday, 11th May at 10.30 am, at the Algoma Sailing Club.

All Women & children members are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Val Wilson with a note saying what you would like to bring.

Secretary's News - Algoma Sailing Club open for 2019

June 5, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Season

Open water, and warmer days are signs that the start of the 2019 sailing season is just around the corner. This newsletter is to get you up to speed on all that is happening.

Clubhouse is Open

Our Most Exalted Leader and his Vice (Ron W. & Al M.) were busy this past weekend and have everything up and running. The water has been turned on, the water heater has been filled, the outside hose connections are operational, and power restored to all circuits. Time to start getting things ready for the season!

Launch Date Reminder

Launch is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 at sunrise until all boats are in the water. The evening before, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm (17:00 hrs for you military buffs) is the Mandatory Pre-Launch Safety Meeting. All particulars will be set including times, tasks, safety briefing, etc. 2019 fees will be accepted on either date. A reminder that all skippers must be in attendance (unless they have made arrangements for a stand-in).

2019 Memberships

The club has moved to an online membership process to complete your renewal; it will tabulate your dues. You may then provide your dues at launch time or contact the Treasurer Gerry Neave for e-transfer options. e-transfer on Interac can also be done.

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, we will be hosting a session at the clubhouse to assist anyone with the online process, as well as a welcome to new members.

First Mates' Brunch

Sailing season is almost upon us even if spring is not! With that in mind, we will be holding our annual First Mates' Pot Luck Brunch on Saturday, 11th May at 10.30 am, at the Algoma Sailing Club.

All Women & children members are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Val Wilson with a note saying what you would like to bring.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Secretary's News.

June 5, 2019
The Secretary is using the club's Email list to regularly contact and inform the club membership. These emails include club items and news bulletins of upcoming club events. The email that you included in your registration form is the one being use to contact you. Some of them will be re-posted here for the public to read.

First River Race of the Season.

Mar 9, 2019
The first race of the season, of the St Mary's River Spring Race Series (7 races) begins on Wednesday May 22, 2018 at 18:30 sharp at the dock for the skippers meeting and then 19:00 sharp to cross the starting line. To provide more prep time to get to the starting line on time, do ensure that your boat is ready at the dock before the Social Committee's barbeque supper begins.

ASC North Channel Race Week, July 22-26.

Mar 9, 2019

The details of the 6th Annual North Channel Race Week have been posted at the Little Current Yacht Club, and registrations are now being accepted. There have been some changes and allows for some slightly smaller boats to also attend. This race completes in five legs through the scenic North Channel of Lake Huron. To enter this race you are required to have a Lake Huron PHRF certificate from www.lhphrf.com.

2019 AGM Summary, Membership Fees, & Launch Date.

Mar 8, 2019

Our Spring Banquet and the AGM was held and the great food was enjoyed by our members. It was interesting to hear all the seasons's highlights from the reports from the committees and from our commodores. The elections for the 2019 club officers and committees were held and positions were filled. It was also announced that the Special meeting for Club's Constitution Update has been delayed and will be announced at a later date. At the AGM members voted to increase the membership and storage fees, slightly, to help offset the ongoing building maintenance upgrades.

As a reminder, Electronic Membership Renewal Forms are to be submitted by May 1st to help the executive compile the membership list and payments amounts sooner.

The dates of the Crane Launch Information were announced as follows.

Thursday May 10; Safety and Planning Meeting at 17:00 hrs. (All must attend.)
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Boat testing of motors and Mooring Ball line attaching, after meeting.

Friday May 11: Crane Launch at 07:00 hrs.
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Pizza Lunch at about 12:00 hrs. 
 - Some Crib Loading after crane leaves.

Saturday May 12: TBA
 - Crib transportations, drop off at the storage yard at S,S,A,R, 246 Industrial Park Crescent, (possible two or three trips involved).
 - Mast Raising, as races start in 12 days.

Spring Banquet and Annual General Meeting.

Jan 1, 2019

Our Spring Banquet and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Sandros Banquet Hall on 465 Trunk Road. It's a great way to start off the sailing season and do plan to come and attend. The executive will be in touch with everyone with more info.

After the meal will be two meetings;
- A short meeting to review/approve recommended updates of the Club's Constitution Club, members will receive summaries and copies of these documents in advance.
- The main AGM meeting.

Special Meeting: Constitution

Nov 26, 2018

At our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party, it was also announced that at the Spring Annual Banquet and General Meeting that after the meal, that a special short pre-meeting would take place beforehand to review/approve recommended updates of the Club's Constitution before the main meeting starts. Club members will receive summaries and copies of these documents far in advance to keep this meeting real short.

Re-Cap of the Awards Banquet & Christmas Party

Nov 26, 2018

Our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party was well attended with the highest attendance of many years. Some of the factors that helped this were; an increase in memberships, more promotion of a Christmas get together, and lower meal and rental costs. Various speeches were made, Trophies and Awards (view the list) were awarded to recipients, special recognized persons were named, and door prizes were offered. It was a great night to attend and surprising many stayed late afterwards just socializing.

Awards Banquet & Christmas Party

Oct. 24, 2018

To conclude our season our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party will be held on Saturday November 24 at the Sandro's Banquet Hall on 465 Trunk Road. Its a great time to sit back and relax, socialize, cheer on your sailing mates, or find out if you will be taking a sailing trophy home. Do mark this date on your calendar and since this is reserved seating, confirmation of your attendance will be required, more details to follow.

Haul Out Recap & Clubhouse Closure

Oct. 24, 2018

We would like to thank everyone for their help and cooperation in our crib moving day and Crane Haulout. Due to high winds our haul out date was delayed a day to Sunday which was warmer as well. With an increase of members this year there are now more boats using the crane service and being winter stored in our yard.

To save money our Summer Clubhouse will soon become officially closed and de-winterized as the colder temperatures are here earlier this year (eg; tap water turned off, draining of pipes, washrooms, fridge, building heat temperatures lowered). If you need to wash down your boat before throwing on the winter tarps, then please hurry to do so.

Sault College Boat Training

Sept. 16, 2018

Sault College, will be conducting their Fall motor boat safety training for their students enrolled in the Outdoor Equipment Certification course on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and Wednesday, October 3, from about 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They have used and appreciated and used our facilities for the past several years.

ASC. Members are required to keep the boat launch area, and the west side of the west main dock clear for this event.

Thank you.

2018 Crane Haul Out Information.

Sept. 16, 2018

The 2018 Crane haul Out Information are as follows;

October 6-13:
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Trailer or wheeled cribs can start to arrive.

Saturday October 13:
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Fixed Cribs transportation, pick up from storage yard at S,S,A,R, 246 Industrial Park Crescent, (possible two or three trips involved) to the clubhouse. 

Friday October 19:
 - Safety and Planning Meeting at 17:00 hrs. (All must attend.)
 
Saturday y October 20:
 
- Crane Haul Out at 07:00 hrs.
 - Pizza Lunch at about 12:00 hrs.  

Sault College Boat Training

May 11, 2018

Sault College will be conducting motor boat safety training for their students in the Outdoor Equipment Certification course at Sault College. They have used and appreciated our facilities for the past several years.

This spring their classes are scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from about 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 24, 2018 from about 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

They will be using the boat launch area, and the west side of the west main dock. Members are asked to keep this area clear for them. Thank you.

First Mates Social - May 12

May 3, 2018
Ahoy all First Mates,
 
Launch is an exciting and important day for all the Captains and for the first mates too, since we will miss our husbands for awhile. So to celebrate the beginning of the season, it is important for us first mates to get together also and share war, I mean sailing stories.

Did you know there is a Facebook Site called Cooking On a Boat? Actually that is why I enjoy our cruising because I cook less and more simply and enjoy the boating experience more! But I digress…..

 
So what has become an annual event will take place Saturday May 12 (day after Launch) at the Algoma Clubhouse at 11 am. April and I are co-hosting this year but would certainly appreciate any food donations you might wish to make. If you can email me your intention to come or not to come, I will know that you have received my email.  Sometimes Captains have forgotten to pass on the message to their first mates. Just saying’.

When we have a good idea about our numbers I will let you know if we need more or less food. So PLEASE RSVP by Sunday May 6 so our planning can be firmed up. Thanks Carol Neave.

2018 Membership Onine Registration Forms

April 6, 2018

New for 2018 memberships, online registrations.  Online Registration Form.

Spring River Race Series Begin

March 12, 2018

Just a reminder that the first race of the season is Wednesday May 23 (Spring Race #1 of  7). You can view all of the dates of our races on the Race Calendar.

BBQ supper on Race Nights, come on out and have fun.

March 12, 2018

Our Social Committee last year had  a roaring success with their Race Night Suppers and the attendance in eating has been amazing (grin). After the supper is over the guys rush out and go sailing, while the ladies relax and play table games.

On Wednesdays, the pre-race supper occurs to allow more socializing between members and for introducing junior members who are invited on members boats. The time of this pre-race supper is (17:00-18:30) and there is lots of food on hand. But there is a small charge for foods being BBQ' ed such as burgers, sausages, and hot dogs and pop and water is in the fridge. In addition members are bringing other foods items and are sharing them, chips, and special homemade treats as well.

North Channel Race Week, July 23-27.

March 12, 2018

The details of the 5th Annual North Channel Race Week have been posted at the Little Current Yacht Club, and registrations are now being accepted. This race completes in five legs through the scenic North Channel of Lake Huron. To enter this race your required to have a Lake Huron PHRF certificate from www.lhphrf.com.

2018 CanSail Mobile Sailing School, Register Now.

March 12, 2018

The Algoma Sailing Club will be hosting the CanSail Mobile Sailing School during the week of August 20-24. This mobile sailing school introduces the basic skills of sailing and boat handling. The Boom Sailing School includes; 8 dingy sailing boats, safety equipment, life jackets and instructors (who also have their own boats). Participants can also qualify for earning their CanSail Sailing Certification levels 1 and or 2. Its a great way to get out on the water and to have some fun this summer.

Sailing for Youths:  The Youth Programme (8-14 years of age) is a day camp on the water with the class size of 16 with the youth sailing dual handed (2 in a boat).  Additional adult supervision is on hand at the clubhouse from drop off time to pickup time.

Sailing for Adults: The Boom Adult Programme operates during the evening, from six p.m. until dusk. The classes are small with only eight students. That means one instructor for every four sailors and each person gets a boat to themselves. So don't delay do register early.

Registration and Contact Info: If you or your family are interested taking in Sailing lessons or possibly even your friends, you can now register online, visit www.nearnortherner.com and our sailing school coordinator Norm Rippon (phone 705-450-2261) will confirm your registration by contacting you. Since the sailing school must be pre-paid in advance hence your registration is only confirmed upon receipt of your payment, so do register early.

2018 Crane Launch Day Information.

March 12, 2018

The 2018 Crane Launch Information are as follows;

Thursday May 10;
 - Safety and Planning Meeting at 17:00 hrs. (All must attend.)
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Boat testing of motors and Mooring Ball line attaching, after meeting.

Friday May 11:
 
- Crane Launch at 07:00 hrs.
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Pizza Lunch at about 12:00 hrs. 
 - Possible Crib loading after crane leaves (or on Saturday).
 - Cribs transportation and drop off at the storage yard at S,S,A,R, 246 Industrial Park Crescent, (possible two or three trips involved).

2018 Launch, Get ready what can You do?

March 12, 2018

The Crane Launch is less than a few months away and it’s time to start considering what you need to do, want to do and may do for launch and this season.

Some items to consider:

  • all thru hull fittings closed
  • mooring lines inspected or replaced
  • arrangements for install of mooring lines to your mooring
  • engine given the once over so ready for launch
  • get bird nests out of your mast
  • dock lines located and ready
  • bumpers located and ready
  • arrangements for 2018 club fees
  • locate and have ready your trendy sailing clothing and gear
  • safety gear, life jackets
  • fuel systems
  • winter damage.

Most important at this point is that your boat is ready to hit the water at launch.

2017 Trophy Recipients

March 12, 2018

The attendance at the Algoma Sailing Club's Christmas Party & Awards and Banquet night, was great and it was a full house. the attendees consisted of members, spouses, and sailing friends, which also included some  sailing folks from Hilton Beach.

Many different awards, trophies, and special thank-you's were presented, to both racers and members. You can read our Press Report: Algoma Sailing Club Awards 6 Sailors, or you check out the winners names in our  Trophy Case.

The Algoma Sailing Club Executive would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who helped and participated in races, activities, socials, and work parties at our Clubhouse.

ASC General Membership Meeting & Supper.

Feb 1, 2018

The Algoma Sailing Club General Membership Meeting & Supper is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 6 pm at the Soo Curling Club.

The Club Secretary (Jack) will be sending out emails to all the members with the meal particulars and will be canvassing for attendance numbers and restaurant meal selection.

After the Supper during the membership meeting; will be a review of 2017 with reports from the various committees, open discussions, and elections of officers for 2018

New: Club Newsletter

May 1, 2017

If you see less bulletins being posted here, it's because the Club Secretary is now emailing out a monthly Newsletter to all the membership (both Senior and Associate). If your not on the membership list but wish to receive copy you can email us click here.

ASC on Facebook and Facebook on ASC website.

Feb 17, 2017

To help promote our club more, a facebook project was stated last year and the site has been slowly gaining popularity. By using your phone you can post sailing photos or comments on it. This project is being overseen by Garry and Jack who will approve or grant you posting permissions.

Additionally the ASC Facebook page is now included (linked) on the right side of the Algoma Sailing Club's website home page. Allowing those who don't have Facebook accounts, to view the same info.

Donations Of Sailing Books, ASC-Library

Dec 7, 2017

The Algoma Sailing Club would like to say "Thank You" to the folks who have been  donating or recycling their old or unused Sailing Books and Magazines.

This has greatly expanded our library collection in the upstairs meeting room at our club house. They sure do wet our appetite even more to get out and sail (especially when waiting out old man winter). They are a great resource tool for sailors of all ages and soon a job for the Job Jar will be building a bookcase under the trophy case.

For more sailing info. check out our Sailing Books and Videos webpage.

 


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