Thursday, June 25, 2009

Movie Review -"Morning Light"(2007)

The crew of the sloop Morning Light trains for a 2,000-mile race in “Morning Light,” Mark Monroe’s documentary.

Fifteen young sailors…six months of intense training…one chance at the brass ring. This documentary tells the inspiring story of a group of intrepid and determined young men and women, on the cusp of adulthood, as they embark on life’s first great adventure. Racing a high-performance 52-foot sloop in the TRANSPAC, the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions, the crew of “Morning Light” matches wits and skills in a dramatic 2300 mile showdown against top professionals. From their earliest training sessions in Hawaii conducted by world-class teachers through their test of endurance on the high seas, they form an unbreakable bond in the process of becoming a singular team that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Watch the trailer at :

Available at Select Video, behind the Town Centre Hotel

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Canada Day BBQ & upcoming events.

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June 23
Summer Series #1
Summer Series Skipper’s Meetings will be started at 18:00 at the North Harbour.
The series will be made up of 10 races throughout the summer. The best results
out of 4 races shall be used to calculate standings.

June 30th Summer Series #2

July 4 - 5 Canada Day LAMB BBQ at Blake’s place on Sunday.

July 7 Summer Series #3

July 11 – 12 Cruise to Quadra Island. Cruise directors Ruth Doyon, Guy Montpetit

July 14 Summer Series #4

July 19 Second annual Catalina 27 Casual Competition Race
If you don’t have a Catalina 27, crew on another boat! BBQ after the race at Willingdon
Beach Gazebo at 4pm. Even if you don’t race, come and join us for the BBQ. Notice of
race will be emailed out prior to the event; pre-registration is required.

July 21 Summer Series #5 Women at the Helm Race

July 25 Demo Race for Sea Fair Weekend

July 26 Day sail to Harwood Island for picnic

July 28 Summer Series #6

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Introduction to Sailing

A day of instruction in the classroom was followed by a day in the harbour. Due to rather high winds it was decided not to venture out on the water.
Walking the harbour is always fun with lots to see.
A great variety of boats, and equipment
We will look forward to Wendolyn finishing the restoration of her San Juan, and a party on the dock to celebrate!

Restoring Carlotta

Barb, Stephen and Jasper Mohan have been restoring their sailboat in Lund since 2005.

Built in England in1899, this Bristol Channel pilot cutter is one of only an estimated 17 surviving.

The Mohans have an excellent website:

They outline in detail the history of their boat, and the steps they have taken in its restoration. It is fascinating reading, and we look forward to seeing it in August.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday on Texada

Light winds, 6 sailboats and18 people made the trek to Texada Island for lunch.
Waiting for us were members Bruce and Sandi who had stayed overnight.
Great food,
great company
great memories.....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MOSS Childrens Program

Once again the Powell River Sailing Club is sponsoring 2 weeks of sailing classes for children.

School kids can learn about boating safety and how to sail while getting wet and having fun right at your doorstep!

The BC Sailing Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) Program and participating host clubs from communities around the province are offering an introductory sailing program for school classes from Kindergarten through Grade 6. Classes of up to 30 students can participate in an educational and fun one-day session exposing them to the exciting world of sailing.

Children aged 6 – 15* will learn the basics of sailing in a unique environment focusing on fun and boating safety. Participants will learn some terminology, knots, and how to sail by means of games and activities both on and off the water. Seven-foot Optimist sailboats as well as two-person kayaks will be used in the program. By the end of the course, students will be able to safely sail and kayak on their own! In addition to these skills, the program develops confidence and leadership in its participants.

No experience is necessary and you don't have to be a member.

Professionally trained and Canadian Yachting Association Certified coaches will ensure every experience is a positive one.
Sailing Course (ages 6 – 15):

Course #1 August 3 - 7

Course #2 August 10 - 14

(Students with prior sailing experience or who participated last year are encouraged to take Course #2. Those without any experience are encouraged to take Course #1-suggestion only)

Time: 9 – 3:30 pm

Fee: $250, includes tax and activity book. Note: fees are tax deductible

Powell River Lions Club is paying for 2 $250.00 bursaries for 2 children to attend these camps.
Contact Gerard for more information:
Gerard Nachtegaele
Ph: (604) 483-6542

Register at the Breakwater Bookstore, Powell River, BC

Location of courses:
Sailing course: Shingle Mill Dock, Powell River, BC

Contact Information:

Gerard Nachtegaele
Ph: (604) 483-6542