Next BBQ Aug 15/Paddle social this weekend

02 Aug 2023 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

August BBQ party coming up!

Join us for food and good cheer on Tuesday August 15 at 7 pm! Attendance will count as one play hour, so what do you have to lose?

We'll need some volunteers, please contact Walburga if you are able to help out.   

Paddle and lunch on Ward's Island 

Join our Paddle Paddle Paddle Group this Saturday August 5th for a paddle and lunch on Ward's Island. Meet at Water Rats at 10:30. This will also count as a play hour! Contact Shona for more. 

Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with putting blocks under the beach kayak racks on Wednesday August 9thContact Shona if you're available.

Cat clinic recap and thanks!

Thanks to the Olympic sailor Kevin Smith (Barcelona 1992 and Seoul 1998, Tornado) for hosting a great cat clinic at St. James Town Sailing Club all day on Sunday, July 16. Kevin is a guest coach at JTown (member of OHCC, Water Rats and Westwood SC) and this was the third time he has offered his annual coaching session on cats at JTown, completely free of charge. 

Kevin's unparalleled knowledge was appreciated by all six students at JTown who passed their Cat 1 test on their first try thanks to Kevin’s methodical coaching and clear communication. Congratulations to Pablo Cazaurang, David Lewis, James Wallace, Jamie MacKinnon, Kelvin Lui and Reid Brewer from JTown!

Kevin's coaching was driven by the “why” and focused on clean tacks and gybes, tiller exchange, getting out of irons, backwards sailing and fore-and-aft crew weight orientation. Kevin used simple sailing exercises, covering parking (stopping), simulated docking, capsize recovery and man overboard with a live person in the water.

Thanks Kevin Smith for your altruism and for continuously sharing the joy of sailing with us!

See you on the water!

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