And here's the team from Tenacious, who now own the coveted Boat of the Year award. This year over 23 boats, 6 dinghies and a large cast of crew members participated in races all summer. If you've ever wanted to crew on a boat, CYC is the place to start !
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CRAFT POP-UP OCTOBER FEST DINNER OCTOBER 14th
Now here's a couple happy to be here - our own Commodore Monica Sheridan with Rob McLean enjoying a beer on the deck.
That's Rear Commodore Mike Hubicki setting the garnishes.
And of course the bartenders, Jess and Kim are ready to serve.
First guests "digging in"
1st LIFT-OUT HAPPENING
Ron and Ralph - Safety gatekeepers.
Boats lifted and resting on their cradles.
Serving up hot dogs for the work crews.
Found these two guys - seemed to be spending
way too much time around the hot dogs.
Another powerful crane lift.
Strapping the next boat.
Easy does it.
UNITED WAY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL as viewed from the CYC DECK
Catching an early morning practice run in the harbour.
A NOSTALGIC AND ENTERTAINING EVENING LAST NIGHT AS WE CONTINUED OUR SEARCH FOR THE DEFINITIVE CANADIAN SONG FROM THE PAST 50 YEARS.
AND ROB McLEAN, MASTER OF CEREMONIES TAUGHT US A LITTLE GUITAR-PICKING AS WELL !
THANK-YOU PRESENTATION to the ROLPH's for 25 YEARS HOSTING the GLEN ISLE PICNIC
CHEERS TO MONICA and ROB for THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO YIPI's SUCCESS IN COBOURG
CENTREBOARD RACING - CANCELLED ON THE WATER BUT CYC STILL OUT IN THE WATER
ONTARIO WAYFARER CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT CYC - A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER - click this link for the full report: Wayfarer Report
AWARD OF LIFE MEMBERSHIP PRESENTED TO DAVE KERR
Roger Allan, Dave Kerr, Mike Hubicki and Monica Sheridan. August 2, 2017.
FUN ON THE DECK AT THE $5 THURSDAYS WHERE YOU GET TO COOK YOUR OWN BURGER (pics courtesy of Liz McCaughey)
PEACE TOWER FLAG AT CYC
On July 1st the CYC was honoured to fly this Peace Tower flag loaned from member Renee MacLachlan. Her father was gifted this flag for his wartime services.
Glance at the flagpole and you will also see our brand new Canadian flag donated to the club by Don Macklin in honour of his wife Marilyn. Don has generously provided us with flags for the next decade.
COMMODORE LEADS SAILPAST
Commodore Monica Sheridan and Rear Commodore Mike Hubicki lead the Blessing of the Fleet at the CYC flagpole on Sunday 11 June 2017. The inspirational Blessing was made by Father Ed from St Peter`s Church in Cobourg.
This year the sea`s were again too heavy for the conventional Sail Past and thankfully the Canadian Coast Guard stepped in with Cape Rescue to transport our leaders round the Port of Cobourg to take a salute from the berthed fleet.
And these four beauties saluted our Flag Officers from the upper deck of Interlude. Mary, Tricia, Alison and Katharine on a glorious and memorable day in the CYC calendar.
THEY`RE IN SAFE AND QUICKLY !
CYC Members pulled together once again to deliver over 55 vessels to the safe waters of Cobourg Harbour. Operations commenced at 0700 hrs and were completed by Midday.
New arrangements were in place with the Town of Cobourg and they organized vessels to the harbour wall. CYC took over and using the regular contractor, lifted in both Club and other skippers. This arrangement will continue into next year.
The weather was ideal for hoisting and by lunch time, had actually turned quite balmy. Rear Commodore Hubicki and Fleet Captain McCrae were understandably jubilant that the operation had gone so well:
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING !
CYC hosted an evening to remember last Saturday as the Pub Night programme had the finale event. A record number of members and guests turned out to welcome the approach of Spring as that night marks the return to boating season and thoughts turn to Lift In this month.
The theme of South Pacific generated quite a number of eccentric costumes, let it not be said that CYC members are not sports. The food was simply outstanding and the entertainment if garish and unsophisticated was well received. A team led by Alison Richardson provided a most colourful setting and atmosphere.
And that was the team before the night and this is them recuperating afterwards!
HOLA ! MEXICO @ CYC !
Saturday night saw a taste of tortilla`s and salsa as hosts Bill and Carolyn Wilcox with Don and Gisele Holt delivered in style at the Clubhouse.
Now those moustachio`s look just a bit drug cartel to us, but that`s more hair than Bill has seen in years!
And this hombre , Roberto has managed to get three lovely senorita`s on his arms, how did he manage that?
And finally, a small band of talented individuals presented an exhibition of Mexican dancing. Great night team, thank you from your fellow members!
Saturday 11th March was a night to remember for all guests at the Canadian Kitchen evening hosted by CYC Centreboard Members. And boy what a night! The Clubhouse was kitsch 1970`s and everybody who attended dressed appropriately:
Our crew served up Chilli in various guises and filled us up with home made apple pie! And here below are those heroes who served the masses. What a turn out too! Sixty-eight souls, just like the old days!
Entertainment was just brilliant; and the whole Clubhouse remembered the songs from our Canadian icons of the last Century! Music provided by the Luxton Trio seen below:
And finally, top marks and accolades to the leader of the Centreboard squad, Pub Night Captain.....Pat Lyon.....step forward and take a bow...................
CYC HOSTS ONTARIO SAILING UNIVERSITY
Rear Commodore Mike Hubicki hosted an educational event at the Club recently. A full day for skippers and crews on racing technique and optimising your vessel was presented by Thomas Fogh, high performance training coach from Ontario Sailing University.
More than twenty members from Cobourg and Port Hope were taken through a stimulating and inter-active presentation.
And everything that was imparted to an absorbing audience came with the words: "It depends!" In an ever changing sail, only the application of best principles can be the winning technique.
QUIET WINTER WEEKEND AT CYC?
Well not quite,as Members continue to support the Club through the dark cold days of our 2017 Canadian Winter.
Then Sunday brought together quite an amazing ensemble of Club Members at a "Jamming Session" in the Clubhouse. There is so much talent in our small Club!
As you can see below, there was a huge amount of equipment to match the event. Everyone had their favourites and the loyal band of groupies joined the music and it was so therapeutic. People just love singing, it`s scientific. So lookout for the next session and come along. Even the bar is open and there are snacks, so it`s a great way to spend an afternoon.
And these are the new Beatles! From left to right: Sam on guitar, Jim on guitar, Rob hosting and on guitar, Fran with a sweet voice and guitar, and Terry on that single string wash tub thingy with guitar as back up. Anyone got a set of drums?
Good music, good singing and good times at a Yacht Club near you.
WE TOASTED ROBBIE BURNS IN GREAT STYLE LAST SATURDAY!
It was a CYC triumph on the night led by Commodore Monica Sheridan. The evening kicked off with a lone piper leading the steaming haggis to the eloquent Rob McLean and his bayonet for a superb address under the image of the Bard himself.
Suitably attired in ancient plaid!
This lot didn`t want to leave !!
Familiar faces at the bar, and Judith carries on singing whilst we enjoy her melody! Sorry Judith, these were the only shots I got on the night as I forgot my camera was in my tunic. Regards Ed.
And thank you to everybody who has supported the Pub Night programme at CYC this year. We are on a roll....and it is down to you. We look forward to your continued support.
Website Training at the CYC - thanks to Rob MacLeod, Paul Laing and Wayne Nicolle.
THAT`S AMORE !!
CYC hosted a Pub Night with an Italian theme on Saturday 14 January.
There was a great turnout by Club members and friends for the evening.
McLean, Richardson and MacLeod give their fullest whilst David concentrates on the quiz!
If this night was anything to go by, we are all looking forward to the Scottish Night with Burns Supper on the 28th! See you there and don`t forget your plaid.
BOXING DAY AT THE HARBOUR
.........Hardly a soul around on wet and cold day.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS.......
The nativity scene in the grounds of St Peters at the corner of College and King East on Christmas Eve.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BRUNCH AT CYC ........
Commodore Monica Sheridan hosted a Brunch at the Clubhouse on Sunday 18 December. There was a huge turnout of satisfied members to a new date in the CYC Social calendar. Chef Tricia produced great fare which satisfied all tastes. Well done Team CYC !
Second sitting diners: Davina and Ian Stracey with Kim and Wayne Nicolle. Most members tried to avoid the modest sweater worn by Wayne, but he was having none of that !
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !
Commodore Monica Sheridan chairs the first Exec of her new year at CYC on Tuesday 6th December.
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