Harbour Lights

October 2011

Three events were organized this season by Social Director Carolyn Callaghan, who steps down from the demanding role at the end of the summer and will be much missed. On Saturday, July 2, Joe Malon, Nigel and Diane Napier-Andrews, Carolyn Callaghan, Todd Fraser, John Darby, Jann Coppen and her guest Jane Wanamaker, Paul Peachey, Ric Donaldson, and Sandy Macpherson, a former marina boater and HCYC member, were among those who enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the clubhouse. Todd handled the ...

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December 2010

A couple of dozen members, spouses, partners and friends attended the Annual General Meeting in The Green Room at PAL including David Barkworth, Carolyn Callaghan, Greg Charron and Robin, John Darby, Peter and Claudette de Konig, Ken Ducharme, Blaine Evans,Todd Fraser, Saleem Kassum, Liz Lytle, Nigel and Diane Napier-Andrews, Matt and DL Phillips, and Patricia Sadleir. The quorum included 16 proxy votes.
The Membership Director reported that membership was up from last year with 76 members total – 51 regular, ...

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June 2010

On a blustery day with rain threatening several members ventured out into the harbour to sail past the Commodore’s “Barge” (cleverly disguised as Ric Donaldson’s fully dressed Raison Debt) on Saturday, June 12 at 1330.Also on board were Karen McLean from the Toronto Island Sailing Club, Jann Coppen and Ross
Browning. The TISC representative and Commodore John Darby took the salute.Mike Chambers and Marg Betts on Mikado were awarded the Wind Gypsy Trophy for best turned out boat and crew. ...

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January 2010

A hardy crowd made the 40 minute trek to the clubhouse on January 1, 2010 for the annual Commodore’s NewYear’s Day Leveé and enjoyed a few hours of sailing chat and communal snacks and beverages, while the snow drifted by outside. Paul Peachey and Trish reported on activities in Florida getting his Grampian 26 ready for winter sailing down the Keys. He’d also seen Ross and Valerie Browning preparing for their crossing to Cuba (see their note below). Doreen Green ...

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July 2009

An energetic group of eight deck hands gave the clubhouse a much needed spring cleaning on Saturday April 8 in readiness for the start of the season.Under the inspired guidance of Vice-Commodore Liz Lytle, the swabs included Commodore John Darby, Rear Commodore Jim Ivison, Life Member Ralph Johnston, Past Commodore Mark Richardson, Patricia Sadlier, Judith Schutz and Linda Stewart.

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October 2007

Saturday, October 6 at 1700. Join us at the Clubhouse for Tickets are $5. To reserve please call Director Nancy Kendrew at (416) 566-2879. BBQ’d sausages galore, but BYO Beer. There are door prizes to be won and warning – there will be “oom-pah-pah” music! Tuesday, October 9 – The HCYC Clubhouse will finally be hauled out for inspection and some minor repairs. If you are available for Fall clean-up work parties this week, please coordinate with Vice-Commodore Claude Alexander ...

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June 2007

Even though the weather was perfect there was only a small turnout for the Sailpast on Saturday, July 16. The Commodore’s yacht Peccavi was dressed in club regalia and took the salute with Director John Darby on board as crew. Led by Vice-Commodore Claude Alexander in Çá Va with smartly attired Vicki Alexander and Past Commodore Neill Holloway on board, the fleet followed on a gentle reach, with Jordan Neumann’s Shark Pura Vida bringing up the end of the line.

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January 2007

We are already booking trips for next year and have news of our first reciprocal visiting club – PCYC who will be bringing more then 40 boats on the May long weekend.

HCYC trips planned are Cathedral Bluffs, Port Credit and the Oakville Club on August 11 and 12, 2007 (already confirmed with Larry). New destination planned is Port Dalhousie YC. More details on that in the spring. You new Commodore will be cruising in the Caribbean again in February, this ...

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October 2006

GREEKS ON FIRE

Once Derek Saint had fired up the BBQ and thrown on the kebabs, the 20 members and their half-dozen or more guests who attended our Greek themed feast on September 9 ran for cover in the club house to escape the blasts from the Virgin concert. “I’d rather put my head in a bucket and hit it with a hammer,” one member muttered. However, the grub was excellent and the ambience cosy to say the least.

Special thanks to ...

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September 2006

More than two dozen sailors on 11 boats, including all officers of the Club, arrived at The Oakville Club on Saturday, August 12. Three boats went on Friday. The weather was sunny and the wind perfect for a straight run down. BYOB and BYO snacks under the umbrellas that Dockmaster Larry Hardabura arranged were an even bigger success than before and about 16 members went for an excellent dinner together at the Café Galleria. The main street jazz festival was ...

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