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CBYC Sailing School COVID-19 Update (27 May)

At the end of March, not long after the onset of the public health restrictions ordered by the Government of Ontario, the CBYC Sailing School decided to continue accepting registrations for its summer 2020 youth and adult learn-to-sail programs while we gathered information on the longer-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and new procedures for managing its effects.

Now, at the end of May, the Sailing School has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel youth and adult learn-to-sail programs for the coming season. The social distancing and other public health restrictions expected to remain in effect in Ontario throughout the summer make it impossible to deliver an effective and safe summer camp experience for youth, or adult keelboat program. While disappointing, we believe it is the right decision to protect the health and safety of our participants, instructors, volunteers, club members, families, and our community.

Accordingly, the Sailing School will be proceeding with the cancellation of all current registrations. Any fees paid in advance will be refunded in full.

Should provincial restrictions change again in the coming weeks, we will of course take time to reconsider the Sailing School’s current decision in light of all new conditions. The staff and volunteers at the CBYC Sailing School are looking forward to a time when we can again gather together and enjoy the sport of sailing that we all love so much.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Sailing School Director or School Administrator by email or telephone.


Robert Mackey
Sailing School Director
Collins Bay Yacht Club

Curling Fun and Frolic 2020

Soon it will be time to test your skills again on the ice at the 200 Year-old Royal Kingston Curling Club. Yes in 2020 RKCC will be almost as old as Bill Worthy, well, his jokes anyway!

On Saturday February 1 we will join in the fun of our 8th annual curling night for our yacht club’s members and friends. Last year we had 45 members slip and slide their way down the ice for a really great night of fun and frolic. There were another ten spectators as well enjoying the spectacle and aside from a few bouts of stiffness the next day, there were no permanent injuries to report from this very sociable evening.

The games begin at 7:00pm (1900hrs) at RKCC 100 Days rd. and you are asked to bring clean-soled non-skid shoes or boots that have not been used to get to the rink. The cost will be as usual $15/person and new curlers are always welcome. We have several of our own members who curl and will provide instruction.

There will be nibbles provided and the bar will be open for all those thirsty folks.

Please let me know prior to the first if you plan to attend and if you have curled before so that I can try to make up balanced teams.

You can reach me at or at 613 766-2812


Toronto Boat Show 22 January 2020

New CBYC Women’s Sailing Program

Hey CBYC Ladies!

Is your New Year’s resolution to improve your sailing skills?

Do you want to learn more about racing? cruising? anchoring? docking? sail trimming? crew overboard? helming? weather? Then see the new Women’s Sailing Program page.

See the CBYC All-Women Sailing Group article on page 10 of the Mixer’s October issue to find out more about this proposed new club initiative. We could have great fun learning together.
Looking forward to hearing from you – “new-to-sailing” and experienced sailors alike!

Hélène Hubert (Cattitude)