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.
Duty Day at KSC – This past weekend: Thanks Annie for cleaning up the clubhouse storage cabinets and washing the floor. And thanks Jean for organizing the area between the gas shed and tool shed and cleaning the gunk out between the clubhouse front step boards (it causes wood rot) and helping me change some of the boards there and on the deck. (Full disclosure 🙂 I’m Jean’s husband and somehow her Duty Day expanded into us replacing several stair and deck boards!)
In addition to helping keeping the place neat and tidy, Duty Day is a great opportunity to pickup new skills like for example, learning about the powerboats, sailboat repair, and the use of the workshop tools. Simply ask me or another experienced member and we’ll be glad to show you. After all, we’re all in this club together.
Be sure to sign-up for your turn.
Thanks to all the helpers who got the entire place ready for the sailing season – from the highest rooftop down to the docks on the beach. Now it’s time to enjoy fun on the water.
Thank you to those who helped with Launch Day. Huge progress was made in preparation for Saturday’s Open House. Lunch was awesome – thanks to Ken and his team.
‘New’ Furniture: A big thank you to Tony for donating the beautiful sofa and chairs, delivering them and getting a few helpers to help him cart off the old ones.
Water pump: Thank you John, Ken, Louis and especially Mike (who spent time in the cold river), for your expertise and doing a great job priming the pump. Then Ed discovered and quickly fixed the leak from a burst pipe.
Workshop / Sail Loft Roof Shingles: Thank you to Deb and Stefan for initiating and taking on the roof reshingle project.
Let the season start! The forecast is for brilliant sunshine (ok, cool temps but heck, it’s April). Many hands make work light and that becomes evident when we see how quickly the (new!) docks get installed and the masts are raised. See you there!
Now that the boats are out of the clubhouse, during Pre-Launch Day #2 you’re welcome to help clean up the clubhouse after its winter hibernation. The warm stove will help make this task more comfortable. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Alas, I won’t be able to be there.
Your Harbourmaster has set April 9th for some pre-launch day work.
For those of you interested in helping out with general Site-related tasks
(and I hope you’re out there) :-), please join us to check out the site after the winter, do some general clean-up, and plan for the Launch Day work on Saturday, April 23rd.