What's New at CIYC

Dave Prince is helping out with Docks and has asked that the following opportunities for work hours be posted:

Gyn Pole/Jib Crane Repairs, asap prior to Launch Day.

Launch Day, Saturday April 27th at 0700 hours for Launch Crew and no later than 0800 hours for Members launching their vessels

Cradle Day, Saturday May 4, at 0800 hrs.

Equipment Inspection, Preparation, Maintenance and Repairs (including Mast Dollies & Pump-out)

Phone or email Dave to confirm and arrange tasks.


Dave can be reached at 519-562-5833 or at

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Here we grow again. Say hello to our newest members . . .

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Beth Hughes, Learn to Sail Social

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Mary and Mike Hughes, Learn to Sail Social

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Jack and Cheryl Albert, Learn to Sail Social
Welcome aboard all!

The minutes of the 2017/18 Annual General Meeting have been posted and are available on the Members' Page.

UPDATE: Social Sandy has advised that a member has come forward to build Jenga on steroids. Thanks!

And this, from Social Officer Sandy Wright . . . "I'm looking for a volunteer who's good at woodworking to make two outdoor Jenga games for the club. I have the instructions I can send to that person and they will be reimbursed for the cost of materials."

There are two new postings on the Members' Page worth reading. The first is the revised Bylaws and Policies and Procedures document (effective December 2018) and the new Code of Conduct protocol for members and their visitors.

Don't forget, the passcode to gain entry to the Members' Page is the clubhouse door code.

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The Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, December 2nd and, if you missed it, you weren't alone. Fewer than half of the voting members at CIYC were in attendance. It's a strange phenomenon. But those in attendance were pleased to learn that the new Executive has been invested, that the Club's plans big things this year for Youth Sailing, that the Treasurer has increased savings for dredging of the basin and a number of other initiatives the Executive has in store. The minutes will be available in due course. A pictorial of the event can be found here.

Here is an important addition to the reading package for the AGM. It deals with Youth Sailing, the program's performance last year and the committee's plans for the coming year. You can find it by clicking this link.

Great news! We partnered up with Lettering on the Cheap, a website for boat registration letters & numbers as well as boat graphics & letterings. They're providing a $100 discount code for our members! Check out their website for some pre-styled boat registration letters or use their lettering tool to assemble your own registration number decal.
Here's the code you can use on the checkout process: 

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The Annual General Meeting is next Sunday at 2 PM. Please make an effort to attend. Accessing the background information will assist you in contributing to meaningful discussion and good decision-making. Secretary Carol Perkes has put the package together and you can find it by clicking this link. See you on Sunday!

The website has a few changes, mostly cosmetic but one that has troubled some users is gaining access to the Members' Page and the Your Work Hours Page. Both are passcode protected as the information therein only pertains to members. The passcode has been changed to the four-digit code for the clubhouse door. If you don't know what it is, email a member of the Executive and you'll be clued in.

The website suffered a breakdown and has been rebuilt. Work remains to bring it completely up to date. You will notice some changes to the new site and, as always, I welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement.

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The 2018 Commodores' Ball was held Saturday, November 17th at the Kingsville Golf Club recognizing all Past Commodores and the huge contributions made to the Club and its future by Commodore Paul Cairoli. As always the meal was exceptional and the desserts a delight but the real highlight of the evening was the roast delivered by World Champion sailor and friend of Paul's, Skip Lennox. Skip dissolved some of the mystique around our esteemed leader and lead us down the path of Paul's racing experience starting out with a fully equipped Catalina 27 (what?!) and ending with his current sled, Bambarra. Paul delivered his thoughts on the past two years, recognizing the achievements of his Executive and the members in beautifying the Club. Paul's shining accomplishment was the introduction of Youth Sailing this past summer, viewed by many as the saving grace for the Club as it will provide a stream of new, younger members to replace our aging population.

All in all, it was a great night. You can see pictures of the event by clicking the link below. I really have to get a new camera . . .

2018 Commodores' Ball