SYC Annual Awards Night – Congratulations

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Congratulations to all our SYC sailboat racers for a successful season.  Special recognition also goes to those receiving the SYC volunteer awards:

Greg Grandy – Windspirit Award

Bill Stanbrook – Ralph MacInnis Volunteer Award

Dan Leger and Charlie Tortola – Canadian Power Squadron Boating Safety Award

Jim Gaw – SYC Exceptional Service Award.

Thank you also to everyone who came to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments and make for a special evening.

 

Constitution & By-Laws

Use the links in this article to view the SYC Constitution and By-Laws approved as of December, 2016.

Click on the PDF image to the right to view the most recent version of the Constitution dated December 2016.
Click on the PDF image to the right to view the most recent version of the Bi-Laws proposed November 2015 and approved December 2016.

2017 Membership Information

Click to fill out the 2017 Membership ApplicationIt is once again time to fill out your application.

The form is in digital form and can be found on the club’s website. The Waiver is also included on the form and all you’ll need to do to sign it is to put the check in the box and pick the date you are filling the form.

1. MOORING FIELD OR MARINA BERTH: If you wish to moor your boat the same way you did last year (summer storage, mooring field, or marina berth) fill out the form as such. If you haven’t already told Pat you want to make a change from the mooring field or summer storage to a dock, call her right away and she will put you on the waiting list for a dock, and fill out the form as if you were getting a mooring like last year. If you are assigned a dock, you will then be required to pay the difference. Please note that marinas are assigned every year as per club constitution and just because you had one last year does not guarantee that you are getting one this year.

2. PAYMENT PLAN: If you wish to use the payment plan you must bring your application form to Pat at the office no later than 26 March. As in previous years you will need a check for $82.00 (covers the bar levy, gift fund and Sail Nova Scotia fee) and a void check.

4. INSURANCE POLICIES: Please ensure that your insurance policy is up to date and that you have provided a copy of the proof of insurance to the office. Failure to maintain adequate insurance may result in cancellation of membership and removal of your boat from club property. You may have your insurance company e-mail or fax your proof of insurance directly to the office.

5. PAYMENT DUE DATE: Payments can be made at any time after you have sent your application. Payments can be made by cheque, Credit Card or Debit at the club office. All payments are due on 1 April. Interest may be charged on overdue account. Furthermore, you may lose your marina berth if your account is not paid in full.

Sincerely,
Rick Jones
Vice Commodore SYC

Free Berthing Pass for Halifax, Bedford and Lunenburg Waterfronts

Click for the brochure about the Halifax WaterfrontPick up your free daytime berthing pass at Halifax Marina Waterfront Office on Sackville Wharf (near the Wave sculpture), visit www.my-waterfront.ca/marina, scroll down and register your boat using the number on the pass, peel the decal from the packaging and apply it to a window on your boat.

For more information on Waterfront Development Marina Services:

 

Lots of Pictures from Work Parties and Launch

IMG_0620You can find hundreds of new pictures in the members’ Photo Gallery. You must login to access the Photo Gallery.

You’ll also find links to the high definition versions of the same pictures along with several which were not added to the club’s web site. Enjoy and if you wish to download any of the pictures, feel welcome to do so.

Note: Since many members appear in the pictures, if you plan to download and re-post somewhere (like Facebook), you might double-check that those in the picture of agreeable.

Click to play the yard trailer clipFor those who have never seen our new yard trailer in action, here’s a short 5-minute video clip we created during the launch. We plan to create more over the next few months as training materials.

Regards, Phil O’Hara (w.philip.ohara@gmail.com)

How to Setup Your Bridles

Dear members

Bill Stanbrook, a long time Mooring Ball dweller, came up with a system that worked for him to keep bridles from getting wrapped up around the ball/chain:

Here’s what he said:

“What I found was by securing a float to the bridles near as possible to the mooring connection keeps upward pressure in the mooring lines and keeps them from wrapping around the mooring. The extra floats keep the line from wrapping around also. The float were bought at Spartan and a slot cut to get both lines through then the piece fitted back in. I just fastened it in place with rope. The whole rig worked well and no more problems with the bridles wrapping and chafing on the mooring.”

Bill

See Pictures below.

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