Now Accepting Job Applications for 2019 Junior Race Team Coaches and Junior Sailing Instructiors

Stony Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Race Team Coaches

If you would like to become a SLYC Junior Sailing Race Coach  for the 2019 season we would like to hear from you.  

The program will run from July 1 to August 23 2019, with training and set up in late June and teardown immediately following the end of lessons. Applicants should have or be committed to getting appropriate instructor qualifications and must recognize that travel to off lake regattas and coaching weekends while off lake are a part of this rewarding job. Advanced instructor qualifications are of strong interest. 

Applications should be sent to Owen David, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 15, 2019.  Please indicate SLYC Race Coach Application in the address line. Your application should include a resume, including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements as well as your race coaching experience and personal racing experience.  Your covering letter should indicate why you feel you would be a good race coach and some of your ideas on how you will provide the best experience for our race team.  

For applicants interested in race coach positions, telephone interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline and appointments will be made in early January.

Stony Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Instructors

If you would like to become a SLYC Junior Sailing Instructor for the 2019 season we would like to hear from you.  

The program will run from July 1 to August 23 2019, with training and set up in late June and teardown immediately following the end of lessons.  Applicants should have or be committed to getting appropriate instructor qualifications.  While prior experience teaching at SLYC and advanced instructor qualifications are of strong interest, we welcome applications from new instructors as well.  

Applications should be sent to Owen David, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.  Please indicate SLYC Sailing Instructor  in the address line. Your application should include a resume (including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements) and a covering letter.  Your covering letter should indicate why you feel you would be a good instructor and some of your ideas on how you will provide the best experience for our students.  

For new applicants who have not previously taught in the program and those interested in race coach positions, telephone interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline and appointments will be made by the end of January.

The Sailor's Dinner is SOLD OUT, but please come to the Dance!

The Sailor's Dinner is SOLD OUT!!!  Dance tickets are still available.

We are at capacity for dinner and will be setting up additional tables and chairs on Court 1 to accommodate everyone!  If you have your own table/chairs and would like to bring earlier in the day to set up, please feel free.  We will also have several tables and chairs available as always.

Unfortunately, no walk-ins can be accommodated for dinner this year, but please come to the dance!

Registration tables will be set up for both dinner and dance.  Please check in at the registration table upon arrival to pick up your wrist band. 

Please consider helping the ASLC's environmental efforts and bring your own reusable plastic wine glasses and/or reusable water bottles.  There will be jugs of water available to fill up at the door of the Pavillion so everyone can keep hydrated during the dance! 

Cash bar: 

·         Drink tickets: glass of wine, beer, gin smash - $5

          Bottles of wine - prices vary

·         Non-alcoholic drinks - $1 

·         Water fill up – free!

We are still in need of volunteers!  Please consider helping make this night a huge success.  Contact Shelagh Durno  with your availability to help make a salad, bake potatoes, bring an appetizer to share, carve meat or help BBQ.  Any and all assistance and food contributions are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

Shelagh Durno

Social Director

SLYC Finishes First in Cottage Club!

By all measures, the Cottage Club Regatta, hosted by SLYC, was a huge success! 

Our sailors won gold (and lots of silver and bronze) in four of the five fleets, resulting an overall first place finish for SLYC. Congratulations to all CC sailors, coaches and members of the support team – what a great way to showcase the results of the hard work you’ve put in to develop your sailing skills and race strategy.   

Results:  see this link for podium photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/EGTughSDmPyaFKUM6

Gold Medal Winners:

Opti:  Blaine Rishor, SLYC

Feva: Sinclair Lavallee and Jake Rix, Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club

Laser: Matthew Dunford, SLYC

29er: Sam David & Chris Ahmed, SLYC

420:  Jack Jacobs & Ellie Andersons, SLYC

Cottage Club was a success off the water as well. We met our goal of reducing waste by eliminating plastic water bottles, recycling paper, plastics and organic waste, and were left with two bags of garbage, which was a large task given that we fed and entertained more than 90 sailors and 20 coaches over two full days! 

We recruited more than 25 eager SLYC volunteers who helped with everything from making sandwiches to directing traffic flow as trailers arrived at and departed from Carveth’s (a big thank you to Randy and his crew for the generous support they provided). 21 families opened their cottages to host 60 billets and gave our visitors a taste of life at Stony Lake.

One of our instructors stated that he has been involved in 6 Cottage Club Regattas as a sailor and coach and he thought this was the best one he had been attended.

Thank you to the Cottage Club Organizing Committee of Susan Fisher, Cynthia Goodlchild, Scott and Kara Walsworth, Colin Kinnear, David Hahn, Jen Rishor, and Sarah David. A big thanks also does to the Junior Sailing instructors who, organized, coached, billeted, ran the race committee and scored the event. Lastly an enormous thank you to all who volunteered for this amazing event. You are the heart and soul of this community based regatta! 

Owen David

Junior Sailing Director

SLYC Hosts Cottage Club - Thursday Update

Cottage Club Update

Some stats....

  • We are 91 sailors on the water
  • 51 billets plus 9 coaches = 60 beds
  • 21 families took in the 60 billets
  • 10 SLYC coaches 
  • 9 coach boats
  • 2 race committee boats
  • 49 sailboats
  • 111+ lunches on the water each day
  • 120 + to the bbq Thursday
  • over 25 volunteers 

Wow!!!! It does take a team to get this group to the start line.

Thanks to all of the host billets and volunteers for supporting this fantastic event.

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Sailing World Championships Update - Tom Ramshaw

Congratulations to SLYC/ RCYC sailor Tom Ramshaw for his 5th place result out of a fleet of 90 of the world’s best Finn sailors representing 42 nations at the Finn Gold Cup and World Sailing Championships event in Aarhus Denmark.

This result is a season best result at the world level for Tom and marks Canada’s best result across all fleets at these World Championships. The regatta saw a variety of sailing conditions including a gusty Race 10 with winds reaching 35 knots. The Finn regatta concluded Thursday August 9th with the top ten sailors participating in the Medal race.

With Tom’s success in Aarhus, he attained his goal and has procured for Canada one of the first 8 spots allocated in the Finn class at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  

Well done Tom!

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Nominations are now being accepted for the SLYC Board of Directors

To All Stony Lake Yacht Club Members:

The SLYC Board of Directors has constituted the Nominations Committee, charged with presenting a slate of Directors to be approved at the 2018 AGM, to be held on August 18:

Committee Chair:                    John Heine

Ex-Officio Member:                 Scott Wootton

Director:                                   Michele MacPherson

Non-Director Member:            Tam Matthews

Scott Wootton is completing his first year as Commodore.  Commodore is a one-year term and must be voted upon annually by the membership. 

The following Directors will be entering the second year of their two-year term: 

Carrie Scace                           Director of Tennis

Owen David                            Director of Junior Sailing

David Newton                         Treasurer

Brad Limpert                          Secretary

John MacKay                         Property

Shelagh Durno                       Social

David Bart                              Member-at-Large

If approved by a resolution at the 2018 AGM, John Heine will continue as Past Commodore.

The Board welcomes nominations to the Board from membership. The Board can have up to 14 Directors. Selected nominees will be appointed to specific Directorships by the Board. Those not selected for a Board role this year will be considered for non-Board roles and Committee roles as well as future Board roles.  We appreciate all volunteers.

Please forward nominations to John Heine (heinej@shaw.ca), Scott Wootton (scott@kawarthalakesconstruction.com), Michele MacPherson (michele2100@gmail.com), or Tam Matthews (tmatthews@wpga.ca).

Respectfully.

 

Board of Directors

Stony Lake Yacht Club

Register for the 1st Annual STONY SLAM! Tennis fun on June 30!

1st Annual Stony Slam!

Bring your cottage spirit and love for tennis and join us for the 1st annual Stony Slam on Saturday, June 30! Six teams of six players will vie for the title of Best on Lake, followed by a chance to toast and roast each other at SLYC’s season opening cocktail party. All levels of play are welcome as teams will be seeded and the emphasis is on fun! Registration opens Thursday, June 7 through the MindBody system: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass or through the SLYC website www.slyc.ca. Please note that your yacht club + tennis membership must be up-to-date in order to register.

Participant cap is 36 players so register early! Cost is $30 per player which includes an exclusive, special edition Stony Slam Nike dri-FIT cap. We can’t wait to welcome you to another awesome season of Stony Lake tennis!

 

Have You Registered?

Please help us out with our season planning and register your juniors for tennis classes as soon as possible. We have a great summer planned for our young players and our team is ready to teach some skills and have lots of fun on court!

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at carriescace@rogers.com. I’m always happy to talk tennis!

SLYC to host 2018 Cottage Club Regatta

This year SLYC will host the 2018 Cottage Club Regatta on beautiful Stony Lake. Registration for multiple single and double-handed fleets will be live soon, and the entry fee will be $90. The regatta will be sailed on August 9th and 10th, with the arrival day on Wednesday the 8th. As usual with Cottage Club, sailors will be billeted, with the billets providing Wednesday dinner and both breakfasts. Lunches will be on the water, supplied as a part of the registration fee, and Thursday dinner will be a BBQ at the club. Sailors will depart after the awards on Friday. More information and links to register will be available shortly.

Request for billet volunteers:

Each year visiting sailors are billeted by Yacht Club families as part of the Cottage Club tradition. If you are interested in volunteering to billet visiting sailors, please reach out to juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com.