Algoma Sailing Club
St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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Algoma Sailing Club, News Bulletins

Spring Banquet and Annual General Meeting.

Jan 1, 2019

Our Spring Banquet and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Sandros Banquet Hall on 465 Trunk Road. It's a great way to start off the sailing season and do plan to come and attend. The executive will be in touch with everyone with more info.

After the meal will be two meetings;
- A short meeting to review/approve recommended updates of the Club's Constitution Club, members will receive summaries and copies of these documents in advance.
- The main AGM meeting.

Special Meeting: Constitution

Nov 26, 2018

At our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party, it was also announced that at the Spring Annual Banquet and General Meeting that after the meal, that a special short pre-meeting would take place beforehand to review/approve recommended updates of the Club's Constitution before the main meeting starts. Club members will receive summaries and copies of these documents far in advance to keep this meeting real short.

Re-Cap of the Awards Banquet & Christmas Party

Nov 26, 2018

Our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party was well attended with the highest attendance of many years. Some of the factors that helped this were; an increase in memberships, more promotion of a Christmas get together, and lower meal and rental costs. Various speeches were made, Trophies and Awards (view the list) were awarded to recipients, special recognized persons were named, and door prizes were offered. It was a great night to attend and surprising many stayed late afterwards just socializing.

Awards Banquet & Christmas Party

Oct. 24, 2018

To conclude our season our Award's Banquet and Christmas Party will be held on Saturday November 24 at the Sandro's Banquet Hall on 465 Trunk Road. Its a great time to sit back and relax, socialize, cheer on your sailing mates, or find out if you will be taking a sailing trophy home. Do mark this date on your calendar and since this is reserved seating, confirmation of your attendance will be required, more details to follow.

Haul Out Recap & Clubhouse Closure

Oct. 24, 2018

We would like to thank everyone for their help and cooperation in our crib moving day and Crane Haulout. Due to high winds our haul out date was delayed a day to Sunday which was warmer as well. With an increase of members this year there are now more boats using the crane service and being winter stored in our yard.

To save money our Summer Clubhouse will soon become officially closed and de-winterized as the colder temperatures are here earlier this year (eg; tap water turned off, draining of pipes, washrooms, fridge, building heat temperatures lowered). If you need to wash down your boat before throwing on the winter tarps, then please hurry to do so.

Sault College Boat Training

Sept. 16, 2018

Sault College, will be conducting their Fall motor boat safety training for their students enrolled in the Outdoor Equipment Certification course on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and Wednesday, October 3, from about 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They have used and appreciated and used our facilities for the past several years.

ASC. Members are required to keep the boat launch area, and the west side of the west main dock clear for this event.

Thank you.

2018 Crane Haul Out Information.

Sept. 16, 2018

The 2018 Crane haul Out Information are as follows;

October 6-13:
Trailer or wheeled cribs can start to arrive.

Saturday October 13:
Fixed Cribs transportation, pick up from storage yard at S,S,A,R, 246 Industrial Park Crescent, (possible two or three trips involved) to the clubhouse. 

Friday October 19:
 - Safety and Planning Meeting at 17:00 hrs. (All must attend.)
Saturday y October 20:
- Crane Haul Out at 07:00 hrs.
 - Pizza Lunch at about 12:00 hrs.  

First Race of the Season.

May 11, 2018
The first race of the season from the St Mary's River Spring Race Series (7 races) begins on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 18:30 sharp at the dock for the skippers meeting and then 19:00 sharp to cross the starting line. To provide more prep time to get to the starting line on time, do ensure that your boat ready at the dock before the Social Committee's barbeque supper begins.

Sault College Boat Training

May 11, 2018

Sault College will be conducting motor boat safety training for their students in the Outdoor Equipment Certification course at Sault College. They have used and appreciated our facilities for the past several years.

This spring their classes are scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from about 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 24, 2018 from about 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

They will be using the boat launch area, and the west side of the west main dock. Members are asked to keep this area clear for them. Thank you.

First Mates Social - May 12

May 3, 2018
Ahoy all First Mates,
Launch is an exciting and important day for all the Captains and for the first mates too, since we will miss our husbands for awhile. So to celebrate the beginning of the season, it is important for us first mates to get together also and share war, I mean sailing stories.

Did you know there is a Facebook Site called Cooking On a Boat? Actually that is why I enjoy our cruising because I cook less and more simply and enjoy the boating experience more! But I digress…..

So what has become an annual event will take place Saturday May 12 (day after Launch) at the Algoma Clubhouse at 11 am. April and I are co-hosting this year but would certainly appreciate any food donations you might wish to make. If you can email me your intention to come or not to come, I will know that you have received my email.  Sometimes Captains have forgotten to pass on the message to their first mates. Just saying’.

When we have a good idea about our numbers I will let you know if we need more or less food. So PLEASE RSVP by Sunday May 6 so our planning can be firmed up. Thanks Carol Neave.

2018 Membership Onine Registration Forms

April 6, 2018

New for 2018 memberships, online registrations.  Online Registration Form.

Spring River Race Series Begin

March 12, 2018

Just a reminder that the first race of the season is Wednesday May 23 (Spring Race #1 of  7). You can view all of the dates of our races on the Race Calendar.

BBQ supper on Race Nights, come on out and have fun.

March 12, 2018

Our Social Committee last year had  a roaring success with their Race Night Suppers and the attendance in eating has been amazing (grin). After the supper is over the guys rush out and go sailing, while the ladies relax and play table games.

On Wednesdays, the pre-race supper occurs to allow more socializing between members and for introducing junior members who are invited on members boats. The time of this pre-race supper is (17:00-18:30) and there is lots of food on hand. But there is a small charge for foods being BBQ' ed such as burgers, sausages, and hot dogs and pop and water is in the fridge. In addition members are bringing other foods items and are sharing them, chips, and special homemade treats as well.

North Channel Race Week, July 23-27.

March 12, 2018

The details of the 5th Annual North Channel Race Week have been posted at the Little Current Yacht Club, and registrations are now being accepted. This race completes in five legs through the scenic North Channel of Lake Huron. To enter this race your required to have a Lake Huron PHRF certificate from

2018 CanSail Mobile Sailing School, Register Now.

March 12, 2018

The Algoma Sailing Club will be hosting the CanSail Mobile Sailing School during the week of August 20-24. This mobile sailing school introduces the basic skills of sailing and boat handling. The Boom Sailing School includes; 8 dingy sailing boats, safety equipment, life jackets and instructors (who also have their own boats). Participants can also qualify for earning their CanSail Sailing Certification levels 1 and or 2. Its a great way to get out on the water and to have some fun this summer.

Sailing for Youths:  The Youth Programme (8-14 years of age) is a day camp on the water with the class size of 16 with the youth sailing dual handed (2 in a boat).  Additional adult supervision is on hand at the clubhouse from drop off time to pickup time.

Sailing for Adults: The Boom Adult Programme operates during the evening, from six p.m. until dusk. The classes are small with only eight students. That means one instructor for every four sailors and each person gets a boat to themselves. So don't delay do register early.

Registration and Contact Info: If you or your family are interested taking in Sailing lessons or possibly even your friends, you can now register online, visit and our sailing school coordinator Norm Rippon (phone 705-450-2261) will confirm your registration by contacting you. Since the sailing school must be pre-paid in advance hence your registration is only confirmed upon receipt of your payment, so do register early.

2018 Crane Launch Day Information.

March 12, 2018

The 2018 Crane Launch Information are as follows;

Thursday May 10;
 - Safety and Planning Meeting at 17:00 hrs. (All must attend.)
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Boat testing of motors and Mooring Ball line attaching, after meeting.

Friday May 11:
- Crane Launch at 07:00 hrs.
 - Acceptance of membership forms with payments.
 - Pizza Lunch at about 12:00 hrs. 
 - Possible Crib loading after crane leaves (or on Saturday).
 - Cribs transportation and drop off at the storage yard at S,S,A,R, 246 Industrial Park Crescent, (possible two or three trips involved).

2018 Launch, Get ready what can You do?

March 12, 2018

The Crane Launch is less than a few months away and it’s time to start considering what you need to do, want to do and may do for launch and this season.

Some items to consider:

  • all thru hull fittings closed
  • mooring lines inspected or replaced
  • arrangements for install of mooring lines to your mooring
  • engine given the once over so ready for launch
  • get bird nests out of your mast
  • dock lines located and ready
  • bumpers located and ready
  • arrangements for 2018 club fees
  • locate and have ready your trendy sailing clothing and gear
  • safety gear, life jackets
  • fuel systems
  • winter damage.

Most important at this point is that your boat is ready to hit the water at launch.

2017 Trophy Recipients

March 12, 2018

The attendance at the Algoma Sailing Club's Christmas Party & Awards and Banquet night, was great and it was a full house. the attendees consisted of members, spouses, and sailing friends, which also included some  sailing folks from Hilton Beach.

Many different awards, trophies, and special thank-you's were presented, to both racers and members. You can read our Press Report: Algoma Sailing Club Awards 6 Sailors, or you check out the winners names in our  Trophy Case.

The Algoma Sailing Club Executive would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who helped and participated in races, activities, socials, and work parties at our Clubhouse.

ASC General Membership Meeting & Supper.

Feb 1, 2018

The Algoma Sailing Club General Membership Meeting & Supper is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 6 pm at the Soo Curling Club.

The Club Secretary (Jack) will be sending out emails to all the members with the meal particulars and will be canvassing for attendance numbers and restaurant meal selection.

After the Supper during the membership meeting; will be a review of 2017 with reports from the various committees, open discussions, and elections of officers for 2018

New: Club Newsletter

May 1, 2017

If you see less bulletins being posted here, it's because the Club Secretary is now emailing out a monthly Newsletter to all the membership (both Senior and Associate). If your not on the membership list but wish to receive copy you can email us click here.

ASC on Facebook and Facebook on ASC website.

Feb 17, 2017

To help promote our club more, a facebook project was stated last year and the site has been slowly gaining popularity. By using your phone you can post sailing photos or comments on it. This project is being overseen by Garry and Jack who will approve or grant you posting permissions.

Additionally the ASC Facebook page is now included (linked) on the right side of the Algoma Sailing Club's website home page. Allowing those who don't have Facebook accounts, to view the same info.

Donations Of Sailing Books, ASC-Library

Dec 7, 2017

The Algoma Sailing Club would like to say "Thank You" to the folks who have been  donating or recycling their old or unused Sailing Books and Magazines.

This has greatly expanded our library collection in the upstairs meeting room at our club house. They sure do wet our appetite even more to get out and sail (especially when waiting out old man winter). They are a great resource tool for sailors of all ages and soon a job for the Job Jar will be building a bookcase under the trophy case.

For more sailing info. check out our Sailing Books and Videos webpage.


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