What a great sailing season!
The 2016 Sail Georgian Bay season is now at a close and we will be cleaning and putting away the boats on Tuesday (any help is appreciated!).
While this is always a sad time of year, it is also a proud time as our coaches really pulled it all together and kept both kids and adults sailing all summer. SGB truly is a community sailing school as anybody who wanted to learn to sail had the opportunity regardless of their age or ability.
We capped off the season with our Race Night Regatta last Wednesday and it was a great night! Thanks to all who helped organize, provided food and came to support our sailors and the sailing school! Without your assistance, we couldn't continue to offer access to this great sport.
So now, the boats are going away, the docks will be pulled out, the coaches (and sailors) will go back to school and we will wait (im)patiently for next June when we can do it all over again!
You may not know that the SGB board of directors is busy throughout the off season getting things on order so they run as smoothly as possible. Without these volunteers, SGB would be hard pressed to stay open much less true to the vision that Rhoda had when she started this all those years ago. We would love to have your input, your time and your support if you can spare a few hours over the winter. Please contact us via email or phone if you would like to get involved!
Thanks again and we hope to see you all in 2017! Keep watch on this website for Registration information early in the new year!
Until then, check out the Photo Updates page for a sample of photos taken throughout the season...
Sail Georgian Bay AGM - Wednesday November 9th
SAIL GEORGIAN BAY
invites you to their
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday NOVEMBER 9, 2016 at 7 PM
GEORGIAN BAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
125 Eliza Street, Meaford Ontario
-Recap of 2016
-Moving forward in 2017
-Nominating and voting in of executive board
Sail Georgian Bay is currently running with 6 volunteer board members. We would like to add up to 3 additional board members this year at the AGM. If you or anyone you know would like to help out with this worthwhile cause please email us and let us know prior to the AGM. We hold approximately 10 meetings per year and the school runs for 8 weeks in the summer.
We also require adult volunteers during the 8 weeks the school is operating. We would love to have your time, your input and your support if you can spare a few hours each week during the summer.
You do not have to be a sailor to be on our board or to volunteer at the school. Everyone has a skill or area of expertise that will contribute to the success of the school. Without volunteers SGB would be hard pressed to stay open much less stay true to the vision Rhoda had when she started the school with her group of volunteers many years ago.
Please contact us via email or phone AGM if you would like to get involved!
This looks interesting!
Is this what comes after our 420’s?
The US-built UFO has landed, and Billy Black’s video of this excellent little foiler tells you all you need to know about the boat that might just become this generation’s Laser or Hobie 16. It’s got launching procedure (nothing to it), boat creator Dave Clark sailing some basic upwind and downwind, and even a lineup with a Wasp Moth.
In case you are hesitating...
Click on the image above to see how much fun everyone had last year. Don't miss out! Register today!
Congratulations to our CanSail 5 sailors!
Five of our coaches/volunteers had the opportunity to train with Mike Weber from Windsor last weekend. Mike is a highly accredited coach and was impressed with the focus from the SGB sailors. Congratulations boys!
Collingwood Sidelaunch Regatta results!
Congratulations to Coach Derek Breakwell and Volunteer Ian Halbertsma in handily winning the Sidelaunch regatta for the second time. Given that this is only the second year for the regatta, that's pretty good!!
August 13 - SGB Regatta - Save the date!
Time has flown by and we are already thinking about the annual SGB regatta. All are welcome but we ask that you RSVP via email or phone to let us know which SGB sailors are coming and how many 'support crew' (family)/friends) they will be bringing along with them.
The date: August 13th
The time: meet at 12 noon to be out on the water by 1PM
The goal: to capture the famed and coveted SGB regatta trophy. There will also be a barbeque after the races for all to attend and celebrate!
There is a $5 registration fee to racers who are not part of the SGB Race Night Program.
Please RSVP via phone or email before August 10th. (Rain date is August 17th)
We hope to see you!
Wednesday Night Races have started. Have you signed up?
Our Race Night program is full swing. It is a great way to have fun. practice skills and make friends - all in a non-competitive atmosphere! Go to the Registration page to find out how to sign up!
The sailing season is finally here!
That's right! Sailors are back in the bay - tacking, gybing, capsizing, reaching and running! Check out the photos page for weekly updates. Click on the photo if you want a higher resolution for your collection and bragging rights!
Apple Crate Race returns to Meaford!
On Canada Day, brave souls from SGB, the Meaford Fire Department and 'See Sawyer Run Dog Gear' went out into the wild weather to race their customized apple crates. 'See Sawyer Run' got off to an early lead and maintained it throughout the race while the SGB 'paddlers' valiantly tried to keep from tipping due to an abundance of ... ballast!
As you can see from their faces, even the weather couldn't dampen their spirits. We look forward to running this event next year with more challengers!
SGB needs your help...
If you have some time to give, we would love to meet you!
Your community sailing school operates on the tightest of budgets, revenue neutral is our goal! Because of this, we rely on volunteers to hang out between 8:30AM and 4PM at our new and improved Rhoda's Boathouse to answer the phone, keep in touch with the coaches who are out on the water and chat with anyone who has questions about the program.
It's a great way to spend some time and give back to the community at the same time!!
Please let us know if you have an afternoon or morning free to help out Sail Georgian Bay!
Whew, it's hot...
Not that we are complaining! This heat is just what we need to get the wind up and the bay nice and warm for tacking, gybing, trimming and balancing, roll tacks, capsizes and all of the many skills your child will learn by spending time at SGB!
Spots are going fast so register today!