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

"OPENING DAY SAILPAST"

SATURDAY MAY 3rd!

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 rear_commodore@snsyc.ca 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 @shaw.ca 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:
pshera@shaw.ca

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