Commodore’s Corner – March 2017

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Commodore’s Corner

Hi fellow Vikings,

It has been a while since I’ve updated you on the most recent happenings in the club.

I’ll start with the most exciting topic – our new keelboat is here! We named her Tyra, thanks for all of you participating in the survey.  The name Tyra means “A woman who appears very refined if a little haughty and who has a powerful presence. Independent and headstrong, she has bags of energy and usually gets her way without too much difficulty. Proud, and a little conceited.” so a great name for a Viking boat.  If not already done, please come and have a look.  You might have noticed our new logo on the boat and other places.  It is taken from an original Viking boat with sails added to the back of the dragon.  Thank you, Liz, for the beautiful design.  Also, she’s yours to use, go and book her.  You only need a skipper and 2IC and then you can take her out.  If any questions, please reach out to Greg Kostiw, he’ll can answer all your inquiries and help you with the booking process.

Also, we’re in our 50th year!  This is so amazing; we’re the one of the longest standing co-op sailing clubs in Vancouver.  Something we can truly be proud of.  Stay tuned for more to come regarding the festivities, but please mark the weekend of June 24th and 25th in your calendar for the big celebration.  If you’d like to get involved in planning the events, please reach out to Veronica Owens, our Quartermaster.

I’m also very happy to share that our new family membership has been taken up quite a bit, which is great.  It allows your spouse and children to sail with you on our dinghies (if you’re senior rated) or Tyra without paying the guest fees and without limitations.

We still allow guests to be invited, please remember that the guest fees for the keelboat and/or the dinghy fleet apply and they have to be registered at the JSC front desk.  Also, there is a limit of 2 times on the dinghy per guest as well as we’re not training guests on the dinghies.  We’re hoping to entice the guests to become members of the club, then we will train them properly.  Speaking of training, please check our website for the training schedule and sign up to train our novices.

For those of you who have already renewed their membership, thank you very much. For those who haven’t yet, there is still time.  I know it’s a bit hard to think about sailing just yet with all the snow happening, but it will start really soon!

Hope to see you soon on the beach and also on our Member’s night on March 29th.  This will be another fun event.


March 9th, 2017