Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sanjay Ablak's funeral services

Hi everyone,
As you all may have heard by now that we lost our beloved friend and a cricketer earlier in the week.
The services will be held at 1st Memorial on Falaise (Royal Oak) on WEDNESDAY 17 th Dec. at 10.30am.
Take care!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Victoria Cricket ca. has now moved to a new URL

Friday, November 21, 2008

virus proof Net Book laptop computer

The Ilex is designed for users seeking a low-cost, ultra mobile laptop computer with the option of either a secured, virus proof ROM-based Linux operating system or hard drive based Microsoft Windows operating system. Ilex features a larger screen and comes with a comprehensive suite of open source application software to support both business and educational needs.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Cridge park rescue

Good morning all
Just a gentle reminder about tomorrow's civic election. Please visit and read the various candidates views on retaining Cridge Park before voting. Simply click on 'Candidate Survey Responses'.
The fate of the CP Lawn Bowling Club is dependant on a new Council removing this green space from any plans to develop the Crystal Garden block into a cultural precinct. On behalf of the Cridge Park Rescue Group I'd like to thank everyone who's pitched in to help spread the word. We've made terrific progress in a very short time, including.....
• a motion by Councillor Madoff to protect all parks, including Cridge, with appropriate zoning. Supported by Council.
• 4000 information leaflets distributed city wide.
• a candidate survey demonstrating overwhelming support for retaining Cridge Park and the historic bowling green within.
• hosting a very successful all candidates forum which went on to serve as the model for others to follow.
• having all serious mayoralty candidates publicly state that they are opposed to building an art gallery or children's museum on Cridge Park.
We're confident, that with your support we can keep Cridge Park green.
Lorne Carnes, Cridge Park Rescue Group

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Salute to a brave and modest nation

Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers, 'The Sunday Telegraph' LONDON :
Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan , probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region.
And as always, Canada will bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does.. It seems that Canada 's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored.
Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped Glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again.
That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent with the United States , and for being a selfless friend of Britain in two global conflicts.
For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that it never fully got the gratitude it deserved.
Yet it's purely voluntary contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the greatest of any democracy.�Almost 10% of Canada 's entire population of seven million people �served in the armed forces during the First World War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in the entire British order of battle.
Canada was repaid for its enormous sacrifice by downright neglect, it's unique contribution to victory being absorbed into the �popular Memory as somehow or other the work of the 'British.'
The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. �More than 120 Canadian warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which 15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone.
Canada finished the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference as it had the previous time.
Canadian participation in the war was acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not participated - a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian identity.
So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving in Hollywood keep their nationality - unless, that is, they are Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek, Art Linkletter and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become American, and Christopher Plummer, British.
It is as if, in the very act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to �be Canadian, unless she is Margaret Atwood, who is as �unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers.
Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements of its sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say �of themselves - and are unheard by anyone else - that �1% of the world's population has provided 10% of the �world's peacekeeping forces.
Canadian soldiers in the past half century have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth - in 39 missions on UN mandates, and six on �non-UN peacekeeping duties, from Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia.
Yet the only foreign engagement that has entered the popular non-Canadian imagination was the sorry affair in � Somalia , in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace - a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit.
So who today in the United States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern neighbour has given it in Afghanistan ?
Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac , Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of fun. ��It is the �Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet such honour comes at a high cost. This past year more �grieving Canadian families knew that cost all too tragically well.

Lest we forget

Monday, November 10, 2008

Elect Chris Smith for Oak Bay Council

Hello Friends.
Just sending you a quick email regarding the upcoming Oak Bay municipal elections…
Some of us may be suffering from ‘election fatigue’ from the past few months, but the approaching municipal election on Saturday Nov. 15 is the one election that can literally make a difference in our own backyards. So I’d like to encourage you on two fronts – 1) to ensure you get out and exercise your right to vote this coming Saturday, and 2) to consider the below if you are still thinking about your options around candidates.
I’m supporting Chris Smith for councillor. Chris is a 4th generation Oak Bay resident, and he and his wife Cory are raising their young family here.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chris for many years, and helping him in some of his campaigning. I can say without reservation Oak Bay would be lucky to have Chris on council for us. He’s knowledgeable and cares a lot about the issues in Oak Bay, is focused on finding solutions, the son of a former OB mayor, and full of ideas and energy.
If you’d like to take a look at his election website, it’s . If you or any Oak Bay resident needs a ride to the polls please call 250-598-1985.
Finally, wanted to share this pic which has a neat story behind it – Chris with his dad Brian Smith. Brian is holding one of the original signs he himself used about 25 years ago. An Oak Bay resident had found a bag of them in storage in the house Chris’ grandmother used to live in, and gave Chris a bag full of them when he was door-knocking recently. Chris is happy to be doing the ultimate ‘recycle, re-use’ – with signs with great sentimental value!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Most Runs Scored

Most runs scored in Test matches (five day internationals; the highest form of the game) is one of cricket's big records. Breaking it requires batting skill of the highest order and endurance. Sachin Tendulkar, still the Little Master at 35, has both.

Today, playing against Australia in Mohali, the Indian surpassed West Indian Brian Lara's 11,953 runs, and crossed the 12,000 runs mark before being dismissed. The innings was a cameo of his style: solid and forceful changing into wristy and skillful as the innings progressed.

Underpinning it all is stroke play that is both powerful and inventive, yet highly disciplined. There is something of the late Sir Donald Bradman, the game's greatest batsman, to Tendulkar in his relentless accumulation of runs.

Cridge Park and CP Lawn Bowling Club

Good morning

I thank you for your continued support of our efforts to preserve Cridge Park and the greens of �the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club. We appear to be getting down to brass tacks now.

A variety of concerned community groups, including local sports clubs, have banded together to form the Cridge Park Rescue Group. Our aim has been to present a united front to Victoria City Council on their plans to develop Cridge Park into a Cultural Precinct.... which seems to be at the root of this threat to destroy an historic sports institution.

We've taken advantage of the civic election to press home the great value of both the park and it's use to the local community. To this end we've gathered the views of each candidate and posted them on our�web-site���I invite you to visit and pass on the link to your membership. Just click on 'Candidate Survey Responses'�

Next Tuesday, October 28th the CPR is hosting an all candidate forum on "The Future Of Victoria's Parks." in the hall of the Church Of Our Lord 626 Humboldt, at Blanshard. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Candidates will be on hand to discuss one-on-one issues related to park planning and the impact of increased density and demographic changes we can all expect to face.�

In light of recent events, how future Councils manage and allocate space and resources for new or existing sport user groups will be of particular interest to the bowling club members. I'm assuming how user initiated park improvements should be regarded in terms of historic tenure would also be of great interest to sports organizations such as yours.

This is an excellent chance to pin candidates down on how we can work together to ensure recreational sports programs are provided to the citizens of Victoria. I'm hoping you can help ensure a good turnout by spreading the word of our forum to your membership.�

Although only Victoria residents can vote for these people, we encourage anyone interested in the issues to attend. Coaches, umpires, managers and fundraisers.... regardless of where they live, have a big hand in supporting these programs. Their views should be heard as well.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reply back to this address or call me at 250-384-5499

Thanks on behalf of the Cridge Park Rescue Group.

Lorne Carnes

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club

Just a quick update to supporters of our struggle to preserve Cridge Park, home of the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club.

As you may be aware, earlier this month the CPR group made a presentation to Victoria Council on behalf of the Bowling Club and their request for an extension to the historic lease in Cridge Park.

After some debate as to whether Cridge is indeed a Park and hence subject to the public land use process or the City's no-net-loss policy it was agreed that the Club could stay for another year. This was with the understanding however that plans for a Cultural Precinct on this site would carry on.

The next step is the release in November of a 'Request For Proposals' Colliers International has been preparing for the entire Crystal Garden block. We will certainly argue that the Park should not be included in those considerations but have been assured that nothing will be decided before the civic election on Nov. 15.

With this in mind the CPR group is working to ensure our message is front and centre in this campaign. We're determined to have a Council dedicated to preserving parks and will be polling each candidate with a series of questions. Their views will subsequently be published on our web-site for voters to consider.

We will also be hosting an All Candidates Debate on the future of Victoria's parks system 7:30, October 28th at the Church of Our Lord's Community Hall 626 Blanshard Street. We encourage anyone interested in this issue to attend.

I thank you for your continued support in this endeavour. Please visit our web-site for regular updates. If you would like to become more involved we are holding a general meeting at 7pm tomorrow(Tuesday) at the CP Lawn Bowling Clubhouse in Cridge Park. Everyone is welcome.

�A petition is also up and running and I would be happy to make a copy available for your members to sign.

Thanks again, Lorne Carnes

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling

The Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club downtown in Cridge Park, behind the Crystal Gardens has been granted an extension on their lease. New members are still needed.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Victoria Cricket

Hi Robert

I'm looking for some help and found your contact info on the web- site. Ordinarily I would have just rung up David Billingham whom I know from my field hockey days, but have had trouble reaching him.

I'm with the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club downtown in Cridge Park, behind the Crystal Gardens. I joined up earlier this spring when the City announced plans to redevelop the site for a satellite art gallery. I thought it was a boneheaded move and offered to help the old timers out.

Evidently a lot of other people felt the same way.... and about 60 more have now signed on. The Club has been rejuvenated and everyone is determined to stay and put up a fight.

The City felt the property was too valuable for simple recreational park space and have suggested that they will not renew the lease this fall after 78 years of good stewardship. Instead they have suggested that the membership disband and disperse to other Clubs. As a long time Club man and field user I find this alarming.... and have started contacting other field users for support.

The only sin these people are guilty of was occupying a prime site coveted by another group. They have not be offered an alternative site to keep their program of 85 years intact. I think this notion should alarm other field user groups, such as cricket, who book space with the City based on historical tenure and whom organize within a Club structure.

We have worked with other community groups to draft a plan we think is more in keeping with the present and future needs of the emerging high density neighbourhood surrounding Cridge Park. This was presented to Council last month. They are trying their best to ignore it. We have now decided to ramp things up and are hosting a meeting this Thursday evening at 7:30 in our Belleville Street Clubhouse of a broad range of community groups , including historical societies, land conservancies, strata councils, and sports organizations. I've offered to contact other sports Clubs hoping that together we can re- emphasize the value of historic athletic institutions to this community. I know you guys have your big tournament on all week and might be stretched a little thin... but I was wondering if there might be someone within your organization prepared interested in attending?

Please feel free to contact me at 250-384-5499 should you have any questions

Thanks, Lorne Carnes

Friday, August 01, 2008

Victoria Cricket

Victoria International Six-A-Side (VISAS) Cricket Festival
August 1st to 9th, 2008
The Victoria International Six-A-Side Cricket Festival takes place at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria and Windsor Park in Oak Bay from August 1st to 9th, 2008. The festival, known as VISAS, has been held every second year since 1986 and welcomes teams from around the world to compete in a shortened, fast-paced version of cricket. Traditional cricket is played by teams of 11 players and a match can take anywhere from a few hours to five days to complete. Six-a-side cricket is a modified version of the game (similar perhaps to three-on-three basketball or seven-a-side rugby) which uses fewer players, takes less time and produces a lot of spectacular action.
This year's VISAS cricket festival includes teams from Australia, England, Isle of Man, New Zealand, Italy and the USA (Dallas and Los Angeles) along with five British Columbia entries: Islanders, Trenton Financial, Local Kitchen, Moloney Painting Wanderers and the Sticky Wicket. These teams will compete in two pools with five games a day being played at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm. Round-robin tournament play is scheduled for August 2, 3, 4 and 6, with the playoff rounds taking place on August 8 and 9th. Admission is free and there is plenty of room around the park for excellent viewing of the action. Food and refreshments will also be available on all game days.

Friday, August 1st
5:00 pm: Opening Ceremony and Social at Beacon Hill Park
Saturday, August 2nd
10:00 am - 5:30 pm: Cricket matches at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park.
Sunday, August 3rd
10:00 am - 5:30 pm: Cricket matches at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park.
6:30: Sticky Wicket Rooftop Barbeque
BBQ Ticket: $25.
Monday, August 4th
10:00 am - 5:30 pm: Cricket matches at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park.
Tuesday, August 5th
12:00 pm - VISAS Golf Tournament and Dinner at Cedar Hill Golf Course; or Cowichan Valley Wine Tour (11:00 am)
Wednesday, August 6th
10:00 am - 5:30 pm: Cricket matches at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park.
Thursday, August 7th
Free Day for All Teams
Cowichan Valley Wine Tour available - $80
Friday, August 8th
10:00 am - 5:30 pm: Championship and Plate Competition Playoffs at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park.
Saturday, August 9th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Semi-finals and final of Main competition, and Final of Plate competition all at Beacon Hill Park.
6:30: Closing Banquet and Dance at the Victoria Union Club Banquet Ticket: $60

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Learn how to sail with Canadian Forces Sailing Association open to all, ages 4 and up through August. CFSA

Monday, July 21, 2008


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Monday, June 30, 2008

Vic Maui

July 3, 2008. 9:00HST. 550 miles to go
1 Strum
2 Red Heather
3 Zulu
4 Starlight Express - withdrawn
Something Wicked - withdrawn
1 Seeker
2 Passepartout
3 Turicum
4 Black Watch

Friday, June 27, 2008


Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race

Daily Report - 09:00 HST - June 28, 2008
1100 miles to go
1 Zulu
2 Strum
3 Red Heather
4 Starlight Express
Something Wicked has withdrawn
1 Seeker
2 Passepartout
3 Turicum
4 Black Watch

Watch live tracking

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Vic-Maui 2008

Welcome to this year's wonderful Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.

Here's where the RVYC boats were as at June 24, 2008 - 12.27 PM (PST):

Something Wicked
skippered by Kevin Reath
Lat: 45° 06.09' N (around the same latitude as Salem, Oregon, but over 60 nm offshore)
Long: 125° 24.89' W
Cruising along at 7.56 knots and a heading of 243 degrees, with Squamish YC's Red Heather virtually matching their course.

skippered by Wink Vogel
Lat. 43° 25.69' N (almost at the California border, approx. 60 nm offshore)
Long.125° 43.32' W
Speeding along at 10.26 knots with a heading of 154 degrees.

skippered by Trevor Gibbons
Lat: 45° 39.76' N (just above Portland, Oregon's latitude, but over 85 nm offshore)
Long: 126° 06.06' W
Cruising nicely with 7.02 knots and a heading of 248 degrees.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Vic-Maui June 22, 2008

Your Committees from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club have been preparing for your participation since September 2006. Come and enjoy a fun filled week of pre-race activities in Victoria, the Capital City of British Columbia and one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Victoria Tall Ships

Columbus replica to join Victoria Tall Ships Festival Fleet

VICTORIA (February 7, 2008) – A replica of one of the ships commanded by Christopher Columbus on his discovery of the New World in 1492 will make her first-ever voyage to Victoria as part of the 2008 Victoria Tall Ships® Festival, June 26-29.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Sailing Around the World, Alone!

Sailing Around the World, Alone!
with Derek Hatfield

May 15, 2008 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC
$8 per person (tickets at the door)
Join us to hear famous Canadian sailor Derek Hatfield share harrowing stories, photos and video clips from his previous “Around Alone” yacht race. In May 2003, Derek became
the 126th person ever to complete a solo circumnavigation. When you consider that over 1800 people have scaled Mount Everest, it becomes clear just how unique Derek’s accomplishment is. Derek will also share about his upcoming Vendée Globe race this winter—another single-handed race around the world, this time on the 60’ yacht Spirit of Canada. SALTS is pleased
to present a genuine Canadian hero to inspire each of us to dream big!
Sailing Around the World, Alone! Call SALTS office for more information: 250-383-6811

Monday, April 28, 2008

Kimchow around the world

Day 218 Sunday April 27, 2008 47.38S 49.41 W (05:00 PDT)I spoke with Glenn at 05:00 on board the Argentina naval vessel Puerto Deseado. The vessel was dispatched to assist Glenn through a request from the Patagonian net of ham radio operators and a number of other sailing and fishing vessels in the area. Glenn has been seen by the physician on board and has been treated for injuries and is feeling well. He described in more detail the extent of the damage to Kim Chow including severely damaged self steering, inoperable engine and discharged batteries. In addition, Kim Chow was starting to take on water through the damaged hatches and companionway. After carefully considering the options Glenn felt he could not safely round Cape Horn and has made a very personal and difficult decision, and the only logical one under the circumstances, which is to end his circumnavigation. His decision was greatly influenced by the love for his family back home and he reassured us he is doing well. Glenn will be transferred to a Coast Guard vessel and taken to a port in Argentina and from there to Buenos Aires and home. The fate of Kim Chow is uncertain at this point. The Navy are considering the options. Words alone can't express his deep appreciation for the bravery and kindness of the captain and crew who stood by for 48 hours until weather and sea conditions would permit his safe transfer to their vessel. Glenn sends his heartfelt thanks to all those who played a part in seeing him safely through this difficult time. We will post further updates when available.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Opening Day Sailpast



Commodore Norm Smyth welcomes all members to join this annual celebration that 'kicks off' a new season!

Reception starts at 1430 with official ceremonies at 1500 hours.

We've got it all!! .... Bagpipes and a Drum Salute, Firing of the Commodore's Cannon, Beer Tent, Great BBQ, DJ for dancing....
Check out the program on our web site for details!
No Sail Past experience??? NO problem!
Email with any questions...
No Boat for Sail Past??? NO problem!
Sign the list at the Club House if you would like to be hosted on a boat
Dinner will be "Chef Kevan's 2, 4 and no leg BBQ !" (chicken, beef or fish)
Cost is $15. ($9.95 for Juniors)

Reservations are a must - call 656-4600

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate Course

Announcing Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate Course (PCOC)

Study and take the exam for the Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate (PCOC) at SNSYC. Eight hours of instruction to prepare for the PCOC exam.

Place: SNSYC upstairs meeting room
Registration: 6pm Thurs. May 8 (or contact pshera in advance)
Cost: $75 includes instruction, all course materials and exam fee.

Course: 6 pm Thurs. May 8, 15 and 22.

Exam: 6 pm Thurs May 29

Option: If you consider yourself qualified, you may challenge the exam without taking a course. Cost of exam only is $25 payable May 29.

The course is will be taught by Pat Shera, a long term member of SNSYC and Life Member of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons with years of teaching experience. Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons' registration for the PCOC is accepted internationally as "Proof of Competency" for boating. Successful completion of the course and exam will also provide one year free registration as an Associate Member of Power Squadrons with access to its member benefits.

For additional information contact:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club




DATES: TUES. & WED., APRIL 22 & 23

TIME: EACH EVENING: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



Register: Call Richard Ludwig 655 - 7426

Learn the proper use of your most important communication device and the benefits of the new Digital Select Calling system...a new and incredible link to the Coast Guard
as well as "person-to-person" calling.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
PO Box 2521
Sidney, BC V8L 4B9

Registrations now available at

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Charles A Murphy - friend and sailor

A friend and sailor
Murphy, Charles A., 87 of Vernon. B.C, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in Vernon. Charlie served the Canadian Military during World War II. He was a highly decorated combat veteran, he also served after the war in India and Pakistan. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Charlie was the founder of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club in the Bahamas and Commodore Emeritus. He was preceded in death by his sister Miriam. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, his children Ashley Murphy, Michael Murphy (Mary), Lauran Gilbert (Steve), Geoffrey McCallum (Laurie), 6 grand children and 5 great grand children. In lieu of flowers a donation in his memory to the Royal Canadian Legion branch 25, 3300 31st avenue, Vernon B.C. V1T-2H5 The wind is now at his back.

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Notice of Race

PATOS ISLAND CLASSIC - March 29th and 30th, 2008

The Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club will be hosting its annual Patos Island Classic race on March 29th and 30th, 2008. There will be a long course of 66.7 nm, along with a short course of 43.6 nm. The short course will also have non flying sails divisions for both PHRF rated and Club rated yachts. Final division splits will be announced at the Skippers Meeting on Saturday morning, March 29th.

SNSYC will provide moorage for participating yachts. Registration will be at the SNSYC clubhouse (1949 Marina Way, Sidney, B.C,) on Friday March 28th from 1700 -2100. Please complete and mail in the attached Entry Form, with payment.
Early registration before March 1st is $40, and after March 1st, $55.

In the Clubhouse:
On Friday evening, March 28th, starting at 1800 a racers buffet will be served for $17.95 (tax + tip incl.) per person.
Briefings on weather and tidal current will follow at 2000, along with the presentation of trophies from last years’ race, to skippers who have not yet received them.

Saturday at 0900, there will be a Skippers Meeting, with refreshments and light snacks.
Overnight, in the clubhouse, coffee, buns, and soup will be provided for sailors returning after the race.

The race will start off the Sidney waterfront on Saturday March 31st commencing at 1100. There is a 24 hour elapsed time limit.

Patos Island is a challenging overnight race; it is an excellent test of sailing and navigational skill. All boats must meet PIYA Category II safety regulations. Random inspections will take place.

For more information and details on the race, go to the web site: . Look under Racing, Special Events or contact the Fleet Captain, Anne Maguire at (250) 656-0481 or

Monday, February 04, 2008

Valentines Day

SNSYC presents:
A Romantic Evening
Valentines Day dinner / dance
Thursday February 14, 2008

Dinner 6:30 PM

Chef Kevan will be serving a four course dinner to the table.

This is not a buffet

Dance to the music of the Cynthia Davis Trio.

Cost: $75. per couple

Reservations: Contact club bar staff. Payment required with reservation. 24 hrs. cancellation.

Reservations at the Bar see staff. (250) 656-4600

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

ADVANCE NOTIFICATION from Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club SNSYC
Greetings: A boater can purchase and operate a mega-yacht without qualification (up until 2009)...until he/she launched his/her motorized dinghy. Yes, we'll all have to study and pass the government mandated test for the "Pleasure Craft Operators Card". Well, there are a few exceptions but for most of us...this is a competency test...the card/certificate, will be required by the authorities for all motorized boaters and probably, your insurance agent.
Subject to any major objections/time conflicts, the next PCOC Course, comprised of two, four hour sessions, is scheduled as follows:
Place: SNSYC Board Room (or Dining Room)
Dates: Saturday, March 8....0900 - 1300 (first of 2 sessions)
Saturday, March 15....0900 - 1300 (last of 2 sessions) followed by a break/review and EXAM at 1600.
Cost: $95.00 for member, $80.00 for accompanying spouse/partner sharing materials. (Includes GST)
Challenging the course without attending class or obtaining study material....Availability & cost to be advised.
Course Provider: Pat Shera is a certified instructor with many years of experience.
Advance Registration will be publicized and we expect a "full house".

Follow link below:
snsyc education

Monday, January 14, 2008

SNSYC - Education

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP. Limited to just 15 chocolaholics, students will learn the secrets of TRUFFLES, GANACHE AND the GARNISH of luscious chocolate sweets. Date: Tuesday, February 12th. Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m, Cost: $19.95 per person.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

VISAS 2008

The Victoria International Six-A-Side Cricket Festival (VISAS 2008)is scheduled for Victoria for August 1-9, 2008. The festival, known as VISAS, is held every second year and welcomes teams from around the world to compete in a shortened, fast-paced version of cricket.
Registrations now being taken until March 31, 2008.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ecom biz center

For Sale -second owner
1976 Eldorado Cadillac Convertible 37,000 original miles, mint condition. $35,000.00
Sidney BC.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Speaker Series - SNSYC

Speaker series - Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club - January 10/08
Loren Hagerty, MBA
Executive Director
S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society.

Spectacular photos of our coastal and offshore sailing voyages, Tahiti, Fiji, PNG, Japan, China. From Fiji to Vanuatu. A 1 hour presentation. We'd love to tell you about what we are doing to "train young people, by the sea, for life. Dinner 6:00 and presentation to follow. Reservations please.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch Menu

Featuring full menu and table service
Sunday Jan 6th, 10.30 A.M. TO 1.30 P.M
(Also Jan 20th, February 3rd and 17th, March 9th and 23rd).

(includes but is not limited to the following)
• And much, much, more
Champagne and Orange Juice
Specialty Coffees

Reservations Please 656 4600

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