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Nov 1st - The banquet schedule for this evening is as follows:
- 6PM cocktails
- 7PM dinner
- 8PM awards
- 9PM dancing
Fall Series Results Posted
Nov 1st - The final results of the Fall Sunday Racing Series have been posted. Congratulations to Java-Java-Java Oy-Oy-Oy for winning the San Juans, perhaps a sign of things to come next season? It certainly is time to put a dent in the White Dragon's hegemony of Fleet 28. Three years in row!
This marks the end of the season and also of this Fleet Captain's 3-year service to sailing in the heart of Calgary. It has been a pleasure and a privilege, thank you all, I will see you on the water in 2014!
Der Fliegende Kapitan Jachym Rudolf
Banquet Ordering Deadline
Oct 28th - dinner ticket sales for the Vampire Banquet 2013 are selling fast. And due to the catering preparations, orders will not be taken after Wednesday October 30th at midnight. Be sure to get your order in before it's too late.
GSC Banquet - Come as a Vampire
Oct 11th - The annual GSC Banquet is November 2nd. We have a fantastic schedule for the evening: dinner by Bon Appetit, awards, live music and dancing. And the theme this year is VAMPIRE. So file those incisors and practice your evil, diabolical laugh.
Space is limited to 65 seats only, so be sure to register soon. Or email your commodore with your intention to attend (you will be responsible for the cost of any tickets you reserve).
The Plank and September Blender
Sept 19th - That mysterious and elusive artist "The Plank" has done it again, this time in support of the September Blender Regatta for radio controlled sailboats which takes place this Sunday.
GSC Fall Regatta 2013 - Report
Sept 15th - What an awesome event with Hawaii weather and San Francisco winds! Two days of sailing in 10-15 knots propelling 50 boats carrying 80 delighted sailors in 8 action packed races expertly managed by our guest RC from Sylvan Lake Sailing Club.
Everything worked out including the gourmet catering, the Stars in Stripes party, and the awards with generous swag for all participants donated by GSC, Glenmore Sailboats, and SLSC. 2013 has been a difficult season at Glenmore but this weekend made people realize once again that the pond has its glorious moments. There was strong showing by all classes, including the Fireballs, Lasers, Radials, Martin 16s, Optis, and San Juan 21s.
Thank you to the many who contributed to this event, with a special mention of our Chestermere CYC partners for again generously supporting us with active participation and kind volunteers. The results have been posted and so have some fantastic photos from Day 1 and Day 2 courtesy of RC on the barge and Lil Juan on the water. Well, we went into it saying "Death or Glory!" and thank Neptune got glory galore! (F.C.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERIES 2013 is done!
Sept 11th - It's done, folks, a varied season with many challenges but some great sailing followed by jolly times at the club. Thanks to all who participated and contributed! Results have been posted and our congratulations go to the winners, however, announcements and awards will be held at the Annual Banquet on November 2nd at the club. Definitely not to be missed!
Fall Regatta Volunteers
Sept 10th - A regatta doesn't run itself. Your Fleet Captain and his team have put a huge amount of work into this weekend's regatta already, isn't it time you pitched in too? Sign up here.
September Blender RC Regatta
Sept 10th - The September Blender regatta for radio controlled sailboats will take place Sunday September 22nd. Click for Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions. Note that registration will close on September 21st, so be sure to get your registration in. It would be nice to see the club RC boats participating in this one.
CYC Black Pearl Regatta
Aug 31 / Sep 1 - Had a great time in Chestermere this Labor Day weekend with a large fleet of Lasers and strong Lightning fleet with 2 boats skippered and crewed by GSC sailors. Conditions were awesome at first, then light to nonexistent. But what's wrong with hanging out on a grass beach talking sailing, drinking beer, and taking the occasional dip in the lake? The pirate costumes were realistic, the band was entertaining, and the food was home made and tasty. Did somebody mention tequila? Neverrrrrr! Photos have been posted here.
Fall Regatta Poster
Another politically incorrect strike by our resident mystery artist, The Plank! More incorrectness will be held on 14-15 September. The Notice of Race has been posted and the Registration is open.
WNR #18 - The Late Night Show with Hamish
Aug 28th - A very pleasant evening with three races run by the Fireballs, ending very near to sunset. Congratulations to Ain't Mibehavin for nailing the San Juans and a very special mention of Ted's 2233 who won the second race. (There goes the blue flag, Ted!) Two more Wednesdays to go before we have the Fall Regatta on the weekend of 14/15 September and then we move to Fall Sunday Racing (registration is open) for the rest of the season. Results, Quarter Standings and WNR Series Standings posted. Some great photos taken from the Barge and Lil Juan. (F.C.)
WNR #17 - The Sundowner
Aug 21st - These are the good days with sun, wind, and plenty of action. And several visitors from the America's Cup central in San Francisco... Results and Quarter and Series standings have been posted and so have photos.
GSC Fall Regatta 2013 - Coming up Sept 14 & 15
Aug 23rd - The Notice of Race has been posted and the Registration is open for the GSC Fall Regatta 2013. Join for a weekend of racing in the heart of Calgary during a period of some of the best sailing conditions we get all year!
Jimmy Buffet Night
Aug 21st - This week's Family Fun Friday Finale (FFFF) co-hosted by Team Java and Team Jollymon will be a spectacular blast, worthy of the last Friday of the summer at GSC. As always, Opti kids, sailing demonstrations and radio-controlled sailing, along with all-ages and all-boats coaching, will be taking place along the waterfront. The family party at the clubhouse will be Jimmy Buffet themed, with music from Jimmy and his friends, burn-your-own burgers and margaritas; nothing says 'Margaritaville' like a strawberry margarita and a cheeseburger.
So dig out your goofiest Hawaiian shirt and come on down to enjoy the clubhouse and the good company. All members and non-members welcome. It all gets started at 6:00 PM.
WNR #16 - The Early Sunset
Aug 14th - A great turnout for this evening of nice conditions, with 16 San Juans, 16 Lasers, total over 50 boats participating. Results and standings have been posted. Congratulations to Reggae who showed up from nowhere and punished the San Juans with three bullets! Also final results for the Third Quarter have been posted - note that SJ21 Blue Fleet has been re-assigned to Blue, MyToy, Red Herring, 2233, Blue Dolphin, and Yahoo (under new ownership). Photos are on Picasa. The days are getting shorter, so it is critical that RC and boats are in position at 6:30 sharp for the remaining Wednesdays.
Friday is Family Fun Night
Aug 15th - Tomorrow is Family Fun Friday. Members and guests come together to join in an fun and festive evening of:
Burgers and drinks offered at the clubhouse for $5 each. Radio controlled sailboats, Laser dinghies and a San Juan 21 sailboat will be available for sailing demonstrations. We'll wrap up the evening with music, dancing and star-gazing. Bring all your friends and family. It all starts around 6:00 PM.
WNR #15 - The Day of 41 Boats
Aug 8th - With 41 boats racing, yesterday's WNR was one of the busiest racing days this year. And with large dark clouds approaching from the North, many were watching the sky with a nervous eye. Two races were held in a building Northerly. Results will be posted when your Fleet Captain returns from holidays. In the meantime, here is a video from the race committee boat observing the start of race two. Note that the video camera was placed approximately 2 feet ahead of the official start-line flag.
If you can't view the video above, ensure you have a Flash plugin installed and enabled in your browser. Alternatively you can view the video on YouTube here.
WNR#13 - The Roley Matt Day (Starboard Roundings)
July 24 - Two races in variable conditions run by an innovative barge team Roley & Matt. Great to see 12 Lasers in the second race (more than SJs!), for a total of 35 boats. Results, Third Quarter, and Series standings have been posted. So have photos (more to come). We had a first time sailor ever in her life - congratulations, Irene! (F.C.)
Midsummer Results and Photos Posted
July 23 - Full results available here.
Photos with awards by Irene here and another album here.
Commodore's Other Ball
July 25 - Last Friday's Commodore's Ball was a terrific success, with many people coming to the club for all-ages sailing and coaching, radio controlled sailing and a gathering of sailors and friends with burn-your-own burgers on the patio.
This is the progression of GSC's famous Family Fun Fridays. And this week we're doing it all again. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring anybody interested in getting into sailing, or just having a tasty burger and a fun time. It all gets started around 6:00 ish.
This format will be repeated every Friday for the remainder of the summer, with different crew hosting the bar each week. This week your beer will be served by your illustrious Past-Commodore and the crew of Ain't Misbehavin'.
No formal attire required!
GSC Midsummer Regatta 2013
WNR#12 - The Apres-Storm
July 17 - Following a wild storm, the hardcore went out for a sunny and pleasant sail. Team Ack ran 3 races in light conditions. Results, Third Quarter, and Series standings have been posted. So have photos. This was just a practice run for the GSC Midsummer Regatta this weekend, see y'all there! (F.C.)
Hey - more entries for the poster contest!
WNR#11 - The Day of Protest
July 10 - The day was going to come eventually - two SJ21s didn't satisfy themselves with just shouting on the water but carried their protest all the way to the hearing, followed by appeals, denials, etc. We better keep a keener eye on what is going on, who is protesting who, and if protested, ensure that the protest is cleared before heading home. Being a witness is an important part of the process and if you see what took place and can help, please come forward. Anyway, it was a good day of sailing with three races run in variable winds. We had 32 boats on the water, including 12 SJ21s, 9 Lasers, a Fireball, a Wayfarer, 4 Martin 16s, 4 Optis, and a Keelboat. Results have been posted, so have the standings for the Series. Photos taken from Barge are on Picasaweb.
WNR#10 - The End of Second Quarter
June 3 - Results for the event and the Second Quarter have been posted. Congratulations to JollyMon, who won the Quarter in San Juans again - just sweeping the hardware! She is the boat to catch this season.
CYC Icebreaker Regatta 2013
June 22/23 - An awesome regatta with plenty of dinghy action and 6 San Juans from GSC. Photos
July 12 - Congratulations to our own Fleet Captain, winner of the FACS 2013 Photo Contest. His submission shows White Dragon and Jollymon dueling it out under spinnakers during GSC Fall Sunday Racing Series 2012, Event #4 "The Day of the Green Monster" You can see the rest of the photos here.
Racing is On
July 9th - After a closure this past weekend, the reservoir is now open, and racing tomorrow is on. The forecast is for sunny warm weather. See you on the water.
Call for Volunteers - Midsummer Regatta
July 2nd - The Midsummer Regatta, July 20/21, is quickly approaching. The regatta cannot proceed without assistance from membership. We have started a signup page with job description, date and timing. Please review and pick the position where you can assist.
All Camps are On
July 1st - The reservoir is now open, and all summer camps are proceeding as scheduled.
Another Week of AP Flag
June 24th - After the events of the past few days around Alberta, the loss of another week of sailing seems like a small thing. And of course, the water was too low last week, and very shortly after it was too high. The floods left some significant debris in the reservoir, and there are some issues with the docks that need to be addressed. However, we've been told by city staff that the reservoir will likely be open by next week.
In the meantime, members and guests are invited for a social gathering at the clubhouse on Wednesday. Pre-order your feature meal by Tuesday at 6:00 PM and your burger by Wednesday at 6:00 PM. To order, click here.
Racing Rules of Sailing Clinic - June 25th
June 17th - Despite the incorrect date of June 18th, which you may have heard a rumour about, the RRS clinic is in fact scheduled for June 25th. Be sure to register.
Icebreaker Regatta at CYC
June 17th - The Calgary Yacht Club is hosting their Icebreaker Regatta this weekend June 22nd and 23rd. There will be a fleet of GSC San Juans (5 confirmed so far), and possibly some GSC Lasers and Fireballs all competing at this Lake Chestermere event. It is expected that several of the visitors will be sleeping in their boat or camping on the front lawn at CYC, which should make for a good party.
GSC Midsummer Regatta - NOR posted
June 9th - The Notice of Race for the GSC Midsummer Regatta July 20/21 has been posted and the registration is open online.
June 12th - We had representation of all the classes this last Wednesday - Fireballs (1), Lasers (2), San Juans (11), Martins (3), Mixed Dinghies (2) and Mixed Keelboats (1), for a total of 20 boats. Great to see! It was a good night with increasing breeze, with three races run by Team Ain't Misbehavin'. Results, quarter and series standings, and photos have been posted, with additional great photos from ashore by Irene. (F.C.)
June 5th - This Wednesday was a drifter, with only a few boats finishing (White Dragon in a fleet of 12 SJ21s and Seamus in 3 Lasers) before the race was abandoned. The event results and series standings have been posted, so have photos. At the club we a had a pretty good party, starting with announcing the results of the First Quarter - congrats to Team JollyMon who carried the San Juans and Braden who won the Lasers. Let's hope for "normal" sailing conditions next week! (F.C.)
June 3rd - The reservoir is up, boats are sailing, and Wednesday Night Racing is on once again. Call up your crew, get your boats ready and let's go racing.
This week's feature dinner from Bon Appetit is Barbecue Pork Chips with Country Cole Slaw and Baked Beans, served with Apple Pie for dessert for $16. This must be pre-ordered by Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Of course, burgers, chicken burgers and veggie burgers are available and can be ordered up to 6:00 PM on Wednesday. To place your feature dinner or burger order, simply click here.
We're back in business, folks. Yee-haw!
May 28th - The reservoir continues to be held at low levels by city personnel. So racing this week will be cancelled, again. However, the Fleet Captain will be announcing the results for the First Quarter Series, and burgers by Bon Appetit are on as always.
Note: there is a new way to order your burger. This is GSC and Bon Appetit's new and improved Burger Order System 2.0. Simply go online and fill out the survey:
Thanks for your patience as we continue to refine our processes.
Racing Cancelled Today
May 22nd - Due to predicted rainfall, the reservoir management has dropped the reservoir below the level where it can be kept open. Sailing this evening is, unfortunately, cancelled.
HOWEVER, there will be a special screening at the clubhouse this evening of "Down By The Sea", a historical documentary about Australia II winning the America's Cup in 1983.
Of course, fantastic burgers from Bon Appetit will be available. There's no pre-ordering at the barge, so just tell them your order and it will be cooked fresh for you. If you pre-ordered the premium meal, it will be available too. (There will be a new way of ordering burgers for next week - stand by for details)
Everything gets going at 6:00. See you there. And we'll keep you posted about what happens with water levels for next week.
WNR#3 - The Night of Confused Winds
Results, First Quarter Standings, and Photos have been posted. An impressive turnout of 14 San Juans and 10 Lasers sailed in vintage Glenmore fickle winds under the direction of Team Windsong. The barge turned in all directions, we had beating, reaching, and running starts, all adding to the challenge of gusts up to 10 knots. However, three races were completed in fierce competition, with Anitra taking the SJs and Braden the Lasers. Some great photos were shot from the barge and Lil Juan. Let's keep the momentum going, folks, this is shaping to be a record breaking season! (F.C.)
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