Thursday March 15th at 7 pm Meetup at Irene’s Pub on Bank for the one last gathering before Launch Day. Irene’s Pub (http://irenespub.ca/) is at 885 Bank St. one block above TD Place Lansdown on the east side. There is a Blues Jam beginning at 9pm. See you there on Thursday; see you on the water soon!
Open House at KSC is Saturday April 29th from 12 noon until 4 p.m. If you want to learn to sail or get back to sailing, KSC is the place for you. Drop by and get to know us. We are a friendly, cooperative club.
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!
Three to GO!
The third and last Winter KSC Pub Night will be on Thursday March 23rd at the 3 Brewers Pub located in the Kanata Centrum close to the Landmark Cinema. We will meet at 6:30 pm and beyond. All are welcome.
The second KSC Winter Pub Night will be Thursday, February 23rd, beginning at 6:30 pm at the 3 Brewers Pub in Kanata Centrum.
All are welcome to cruise on by.
Join your mates for the first winter pub night on Thursday, January 26th, at 3 Brewers Pub in Kanata Centrum beginning at 6:30. All are welcome.
Although few boats showed up to race, the ones that were there had a great time. A 90-degree wind shift just prior to the first race meant that one could *almost* reach the top mark by staying on a starboard tack. Two Albacores (Ken E with Rob N, and Robert B with Norm Y), a Laser (Ken S) and a 29er (Jason M and Eric M) battled it out to the windward mark. The double-handers had a great start, with Ken S in the Laser having to fight to catch up. As the “windward” mark was being rounded, it became apparent (to some) that the leg to the gybe mark was almost dead downwind. The 29er was slow to realize this and the asymmetric spinnaker (ineffective dead downwind) did more harm than good — their first capsize of the night soon followed as the 29er tried to head up to get wind in the sail. The Albacores and Laser battled their way around the course, with Ken S in first as he rounded the windward mark on the second lap, and there was no catching him on the downwind. Ken E and Rob came in second, followed by Robert and Norm. The 29er, after 5+ capsizes, just made the first rounding of the downwind mark, and was marked as OCF (yeah, yeah, get your jokes in now… once I figure this boat out it’ll be a different story!)
A large sustained wind blew in from the North, leading to an Albacore capsize and retirement for Robert and Norm. Emily and Heidi in a mark-set boat were able to set the new course, and the second race was run. A great start for Ken S and Ken E/Rob was contrasted by a lousy start for Jason/Eric. Ken S again took the race, with Ken E/Rob taking second, and Jason/Eric in another OCF (after another 5+ capsizes, and we barely made the leeward mark).
Kudos to Mario and Corinne for running RC, Emily and Heidi for rescue/mark-set boat, and Jean and Frank for bringing the food/beverages!
Results of the summer season (and the unified complete season, now converted to low-score system) can be found on the club’s Racing page, http://kanatasailingclub.com/sailing/racing/
You can learn to sail with your kids this summer! Our Family Sailing Week classes are the best “stay-cation” under the sun (and on the water!). Family Sailing Week #1 starts July 11. Class #2 starts August 2.