Thanks to the volunteers who came out to set up ramps, we’ve been able to move the boats down to and up from the river, for the lessons, while we wait for the water levels to go down. It’s great to be on the water again and the forecast is finally (!) for warm temperatures.
Today, our amazing crew of volunteer members changed the boat storage warehouse-looking clubhouse back into a vibrant sailing club, including giving us back our ‘cottage in the city’, in less than one day!
Next – Open House on April 29!
Saturday April 22nd all hands are called to be ‘on deck’ and get the season started. Coffee, muffins, lunch and libations provided. See you there!
(To quote a famous Social Director) 🙂
Yes, April is finally here along with some real snow-melting temperatures.
It won’t be long now before we’re out there getting the Site in ship-shape condition!
Lots of work to be done so please step forward to help out.
While the KSC Site is sleeping under a blanket of snow, consider enjoying the trails at the other end of Sheila McKee Park. They’re great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The club and site are well-used this time of year. Water levels are down and the dock has been moved further out. The clubhouse and deck were in good shape for a well-attended Sail Past Day and BBQ (even though the weather didn’t cooperate). Propane delivery arrived in the nick of time.
Continue enjoying your cottage in the city 🙂
The club was a popular place to be on Father’s Day – lots of families with children playing in the water, going to the swim dock, eating cake on the deck and of course, sailing.
Now, about getting those marshmallows to the campfire…
Thanks go to the many members who are working behind the scenes to keep the Site in very nice shape.
Thanks to the help from many hands, those big items are in place for us to enjoy and, speaking from experience at Monday’s races, the water is certainly warming up 🙂
Also, the City of Ottawa fire ban is off and our open-air fire container is now on the beach (much better than having stones explode on us!). Please review the fire permit procedures posted on the club’s bulletin board.
Thanks Rob N. for cleaning the debris off of the clubhouse roof; Bill for trimming the cedar trees; The City of Ottawa’s Forestry Department and the Y for pruning the trees along the electric line.
It’s time to plan for reinstating the deck on the beach and do some more work around the clubhouse.
The city still has a ban on open fires in place so no campfires permitted yet.
Lots of work going on around the Site and it’s good to be sailing again, too.
Great to see folks out for the Victoria Day long weekend. We plan to install the lower deck soon for the beachgoers. The ice-cold edge is now gone from the water and while it’s ‘bracing’ when you first go in several children were full-on swimming this weekend.