SYC Annual Pig Roast and Harvest Pot Luck – September 16, 2017

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This is one of our most popular events of the year.  George Carson will start the pig roasting vigil around 2 am this year.  Drop in company is always appreciated as he keeps watch throughout the night and day.  An open mike session will be adding a special musical treat for the evening.

There is no need to reserve for this event. The cost  is an item for the potluck table – it doesn’t have to be homemade and doesn’t even have to have an autumn/fall aspect to it.  Just bring something that appeals to your taste for the evening.

The bar will open at 6:30 pm and the meal will be served at 7 pm.

Volunteers are appreciated around 6:30 pm to assist with the lifting of the pig off of the grill and carving.  Help will especially be needed, as well, needed to help with the clean up.  If you can give hand please let Pat know at 902-469-8590.

Please note:  the club will be closed during the afternoon on September 16.

Friday Night BBQ and Corn Boil

Image result for corn boilWe are adding a little extra to the usual BBQ menu this coming Friday evening – free corn!  Please reserve by Wednesday evening by leaving a message at 902-469-8590.  We will strive to accommodate drop in diners – there will always be an entree for the grill but unfortunately cannot guarantee the side dishes.

Friday Night BBQ dinners

Image result for family bbq clipartCome on down to the club and enjoy good steak at a great price.  We also offer chicken, salmon and hamburgers as well and are always exploring new options.  All meals are accompanied by sides and dessert.  And, of course, you get to enjoy the great company of other SYC members.  The BBQ meals are self-cook but there is always someone around to help with the BBQ aspect if needed. The bar will open at 6 pm and the BBQs fired up and ready to go for 6:30.

Reservations are requested by Wednesday evening. Just call 902-469-8590 and leave a message, including the number of people you are reserving for and what you would like to eat – steak, chicken, salmon or hamburger.  We will strive to accommodate drop in diners.  There will always be an entree for the grill but cannot guarantee side dishes.

The cost of the meals is $12.00 for steak; $10.00 for chicken and salmon.  Children under 12 years of age eat for 1/2 price; children under 6 years eat for free.

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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