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

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Algoma Sailing Club, News Bulletins

North Channel Race Week, July 20-24 2020.

Feb 12, 2020

The details and entry forms for the 7th Annual North Channel Race Week have been posted at the Little Current Yacht Club, and registrations are now being accepted. There have been some changes; new lower fees to attract new entrants "with more relaxed approach", increased socializing, an inclusion of a "Cruising Fleet" (shorter race legs and motor from finish to Marina) and online payments. This race has many divisions (up to 5 races) and with three fleet class's completing. To enter this race you are required to have a Lake Huron PHRF certificate from

Membership Forms Online Registration

Feb 12, 2020

You can renew your membership with our online registration form. 2020 Frees to be reviewed and approved at the upcoming AGM.  Online Registration Form.

ASC Newsletters, from the Secretary

Feb 12, 2020

All members (Senior and Associates) are group emailed the Algoma Sailing Club Newsletter from the Club's Secretary. Your email used is the one submitted on your registration form. If your not receiving any then do update your email address. Here are the topics / highlights covered for each.

  • Feb 10, 2020: Spring Banquet and Annual General Meeting Feb 29, Lake Huron PHRF 2020 Renewals, a "Tender" offer.
  • Feb 5, 2020: ASC "Sailors" Gathering Breakfast Feb 8, Upcoming AGM reminder.
  • Jan 8, 2020: ASC Constitutional Update Meeting, Special General Meeting Feb 20.
  • Jan 1, 2020: Toronto Boat Show Complimentary Tickets Jan 17-26, ASC "Sailors" Gathering Breakfast Jan 4.

2019 Trophy Recipients

Feb 12, 2020

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.

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 2019 Awards, and you can 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.

Secretary's News - Club Renovations

Jun 5, 2019

Clubhouse Lounge Flooring Removal

On Sunday evening Jun 02, Scott St. Jules will start on removal of the old carpet and prep the floor as necessary. We have purchased new laminate flooring in vinyl planking 12 mm thickness to cover the whole lounge and including the small corridor leading to both bathrooms. Scott estimates that the job will be completed by Tuesday Jun 04.

The funds for this well needed project will be adequately contained within the contingency allowed for the 2019 budget under Clubhouse Repairs.

Clubhouse Roof Re-Shingle

On Monday Jun 03, KC’s Roofing Contractor will start with removal of existing shingles on both roof levels and replace with new “Architectural Shingles” and improved attic ventilation. This project, assuming decent weather conditions, is expected to take 2 days.

We trust that some restriction from upstairs access of the clubhouse, resulting from the above two described projects for the early part of next week, is not too inconvenient. However, as you can well appreciate, it is important to allow space for work to proceed efficiently and in safety.

Wednesday evening Barbecue will not be affected.

Secretary's News - Celebration of Life - Bill Adolph

June 5, 2019
Celebration of Life

On Sunday, June 2nd, the Adolph family is having a Celebration of Life for the late Bill Adolph, an avid sailor and a founding member of the Algoma Sailing Club. It is the family’s wish that family members accompany Bill’s ashes on a ‘last sail’ on the St. Mary’s River.

To that end it is planned (weather permitting) that at 9:00 am., Sunday, June 2nd, members of the Adolph family with designated skippers from ASC will cast off from the ASC west dock. Return to ASC is planned for 10:45am.

To facilitate this activity, it is asked that club members please keep the east side of the west dock clear of boats from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, June 1 & 2.

Visitation is at Arthur Funeral Home from 12:00 to 1:30pm.  Service to follow at 2:00pm

Secretary's News - Upcoming Events

June 5, 2019
Wednesday Evening Around the Cans

Next Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 the evening race schedule begins - at least for those that have their masts up. Skippers meeting at 6:30 pm. and course starts at 7:00 pm. Come on out regardless of your skills and/or boat. It's not about winning or losing but just getting out on the water

Race Night BBQs

Along with the race schedule beginning for the season, race night barbecues will also start next week (22nd) at 5:00 pm. Come on out and join in on the food and the get-together! Waiting to see who the celebrity chef for the 2019

Haul-out Date Change

As per the discussion at the Haul-out Safety Meeting, the Fall Haul-out date has been changed. Haul-out is now scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

Secretary's News - Online Membership Assistance

June 5, 2019
Cradle Party

This coming Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 1:00 pm., will be the spring cradle party. Most of the heavy work is supposed to be done for us, but we will still need hands for the little stuff. Our Commodore has established enough forensic evidence to establish cradle footprints for the fall. If your cradle is not being moved to storage, feel free to move it so that we can clear the parking lot. Launch went well, boats are splashed, & we're ready to sail (er, well. . .almost)!

Online-Membership Fest

Thanks to all who have submitted their 2019 Membership online forms via the link. If you haven't had a chance yet, please do soon.

If you are having some difficulty with the process, on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 10:30 am, we will be hosting a session at the clubhouse to assist anyone with the online process. Computers and an associated computer geek (Norm Rippon) will be on-hand to help you.

At this time, we will also be having a little welcome session to any new members that wish to partake. A little history of the club, advantages to our membership, a quick run-through of the club and some friendly smiles.

Hope to see ya'll there.

First Mates' Brunch

Also a reminder, that we will be holding our annual First Mates' Pot Luck Brunch on Saturday, 11th May at 10.30 am, at the Algoma Sailing Club.

All Women & children members are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Val Wilson with a note saying what you would like to bring.

Secretary's News - Algoma Sailing Club open for 2019

June 5, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Season

Open water, and warmer days are signs that the start of the 2019 sailing season is just around the corner. This newsletter is to get you up to speed on all that is happening.

Clubhouse is Open

Our Most Exalted Leader and his Vice (Ron W. & Al M.) were busy this past weekend and have everything up and running. The water has been turned on, the water heater has been filled, the outside hose connections are operational, and power restored to all circuits. Time to start getting things ready for the season!

Launch Date Reminder

Launch is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 at sunrise until all boats are in the water. The evening before, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm (17:00 hrs for you military buffs) is the Mandatory Pre-Launch Safety Meeting. All particulars will be set including times, tasks, safety briefing, etc. 2019 fees will be accepted on either date. A reminder that all skippers must be in attendance (unless they have made arrangements for a stand-in).

2019 Memberships

The club has moved to an online membership process to complete your renewal; it will tabulate your dues. You may then provide your dues at launch time or contact the Treasurer Gerry Neave for e-transfer options. e-transfer on Interac can also be done.

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, we will be hosting a session at the clubhouse to assist anyone with the online process, as well as a welcome to new members.

First Mates' Brunch

Sailing season is almost upon us even if spring is not! With that in mind, we will be holding our annual First Mates' Pot Luck Brunch on Saturday, 11th May at 10.30 am, at the Algoma Sailing Club.

All Women & children members are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Val Wilson with a note saying what you would like to bring.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

First River Race of the Season.

Mar 9, 2019
The first race of the season, of the St Mary's River Spring Race Series (7 races) begins on Wednesday May 22, 2019 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 is ready at the dock before the Social Committee's barbeque supper begins.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.

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.

ASC on Facebook and Facebook on ASC website.


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


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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