Special Movie for NBYC members
For the month of March we have secured the rights to screen a special sailing movie of a group of students who only use their knowledge of the forgotten art of celestial navigation in a prestigious sailing race to discover a pure form of sailing and a new connection to the sea. This can be accessed from our members only section. Details can be found Here
We are a small self help club of approximately 100 members. We own and maintain our own clubhouse and docks, which have space for 60 boats. these range from 17 to 34 feet in length.
The club has an active keel boat racing program that organizes PHRF races in Callander bay every Tuesday evening. We also have long distance races on the main lake and regattas Canada Day and in the Fall.
There is also an active cruising section for those who also wish to enjoy the fellowship associated with simply sailing and cruising together.
More details are available in the annual club booklet which can also be found in the News and Events section.
Membership Application form
(Details are in the Club Booklet)
Local weather information courtesy of the Blue Sky Sailing Club weather station
Access to our security cameras and New Member Protection Policy
is through our member only protected pages
A Message From Our Commodore
What a year it has been. When we think back to this time last year who could have imagined the year 2020 changing the world so quickly and drastically.
The change was fraught with loss of life, fear of the unknown, economic loss, social isolation, travel and social restrictions of all sorts.
It has been a struggle for all of us as we strive to adapt and respond to the new realities we each face in our daily lives.
For the first time that I know of, we have been forced to cancel all our normal club social activities.
Here is one for the record, for the first time ever, no booze sold in the club all year....lol It hasn’t been all bad. It has provided time to reflect on what is important in our lives, to appreciate the things we have taken for granted for so long. It’s human nature to not fully appreciate what we have until its taken from us. I for one, have a much deeper appreciation for family and friends, for social gatherings, travel, eating out, live entertainment. I not only know, but can feel, how lucky we are to wake up each day on the right side of the grass, living where are, with ample food and comfort in a safe part of the world.We are not out of the woods yet. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are in production and are within reach.
Even during the provincial state of emergency we were successful in launching our boats within the pandemic safety protocols. Enjoyed some fun times in the French River. Made improvements to the club house, the yard, septic tank. Increased our membership with some great new members.
We even managed to continue with the new dock project to maximize the available slippage of our harbour. The old dilapidated pile dock was removed and dredging completed. Congratulations and a big thank you to the 2020 executives, the harbour dock and launch/haul-out committees and all the volunteers for a successful job well done. This year, I witnessed the most changes in boat ownership on record, several switching hands as we were moving them through the air at launch. It was crazy, one minute several boats where going to stay on the hard, next thing we were launching them. More of 2020 craziness. Who knows what 2021 has in store for us. One thing we can count on, it will not be
Stay safe and healthy
Merry Christmas to all