• Boat-Out Day

    by Victoria Coady

    , I will be stepping up into the role of Sail Director for the coming year. I’ve sailed at RPSA since 2015 as a program participant, volunteer, and coach, and I look forward to continuing to work with club members and local sailors through our sailing programs.

    As we near the end of the season, we are beginning to organize the club’s Boat-Out Day. We use this event to winterize our boats and equipment, and bring them into safe storage until the spring. This event also provides an opportunity to meet other club members and coaches. Every year, we’re incredibly grateful for the help our members provide to complete this task. 

    This year, we are planning to hold Boat-Out Day on Sunday, Nov. 27th. We will be meeting in front of the Old Mill Boathouse at 9AM, and will be working both up at the Old Mill Boathouse and down on the docks / launch ramp. We estimate that we’ll finish up around 3pm, however any amount of help is appreciated!

    If you are wanting to volunteer, please fill out the sign-up form linked below so that we have an estimate of numbers. 

    Sign up form: https://forms.gle/Djb75gLjYKn8hc1P9

    Hope to see you there!

  • Annual General Meeting

    by James Anderson

    Rocky Point Sailing Association’s 2022 AGM will be held Tuesday December 13 at 7:30pm at the Old Mill Boathouse.

    Get important updates on RPSA news, cast your vote for the upcoming Executive Committee, and catch up with old friends!

    We are looking to fill two vacant executive positions:

    • Secretary
      • Primary role is to prepare meeting agendas and take meeting minutes
    • Vice Commodore
      • Primary role is to support the Commodore in providing leadership and guidance on the club’s development.

    If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us

  • Welcome Victoria!

    by James Anderson

    RPSA is excited to announce that Victoria Coady will be taking on the role of Sail Director. Victoria has been coaching at RPSA for the past four years. 

    Some of her notable sailing achievements include 1st place finishes at the 2022 Canada Summer Games and ILCA Championships.

    Aside from being a talented sailor, Victoria also instructs skiing during the winter and is currently a student at Simon Fraser University studying mechatronic systems engineering.

  • August Update

    by Musa Fortin

    The summer is quickly coming to a close. Our final summer program ends on September 2nd, the race team will be headed to their last regatta of the summer, Whistler regatta, and adult summer program comes to a close this weekend as well. On the 16th we had our August board meeting, and you can find the meeting minutes attached. Here are a few updates for the rest of the season: 

    End of Summer BBQ social

    It was scheduled for the 27th of August; however, we have to reschedule due to limited staff. It will now occur on the 4th of September. The aim will be to get on the water at around 11:00 to start sailing/racing. After this we will do a BBQ social after racing comes to an end.

    You can sign up here, the purposes of the sign is just to get a sense for numbers: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2317&EID=30418

    Thursday Nights

    Thursday nights should continue into and throughout September. 

    Board Meetings

    Our next board meeting is set for September 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Old Mill Boathouse. They will continue to run every month on the 3rd Tuesday, until December, when we will be holding the annual general meeting on the 13th of December.

    Cruising Course

    This year we have run a Basic cruising course for the first time this Spring, and we are offering 3 more sessions in the fall. If anyone is interested in getting into keel boating, feel free to check it out here: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2317&EID=30212

  • Summer Update

    by Musa Fortin

    The summer is in full force right now, our first full round of summer program came and went, out race team is currently on its way to the BC summer games, and we are having beautiful weather and great wind for an exciting sail. We had to cancel our July Board meeting because we did not meet quorum, so here are a few updates for membership:

    Programs have run without a hiccup. Big red’s engine was having problems early in July, so it was sent in to Inlet Marine. Currently of our boats are working. The need for dredging has become even more apparent, especially with some of the recent low tides, as it is narrower and harder to get through than ever. In addition to our summer programs, our summer Adult program is starting up on Saturday July 23rd, running from 1-5 every Saturday, and I started a weekday adult program running on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 which began on the 18th, and will be running until August 10th. 

    Race-team Update:

    Summer Race-team began on July 10th. The formerly scheduled training camp in Surrey for last weekend had to be cancelled, but will be rescheduled sometime later in the summer. Currently they are headed to Prince George to compete for their respective zones in the BC Summer Games. 

    Ongoing Events:

    • Weekly Thursday night racing 
      • An instructor will be available to help, set up courses, and run races as of 5:00 pm
    • Monthly Board meeting at the OMBH
      • Third Tuesday of every month
      • Next one is scheduled for August 16 at 7:30 pm

    Upcoming events for membership: 

    • Spinnaker Crash Course: August 2nd
      • Intended to provide introductory on how to sail spinnaker on a 420. 
    • Belcarra sail: August 12th starting at 4:30
      • Long group sail with the goal of reaching deep cove and back. There will be a safety boat or two with an instructor to ensure safety, and to tow if that becomes needed. 
    • End of Summer BBQ social: August 27th
      • This will be the last of our summer adult class. We are inviting membership to go out sailing, there will be some races run for all to participate in, followed with a barbeque at around 5:00 pm.  Feel free to show up for the sailing, the barbeque, or both. 

    I hope to see you all out on Thursday nights, our upcoming Board Meeting, or any of the upcoming events that interest you.