Due to COVID 19 restrictions, only events that are required for the running of the club or can adhere to social distancing have been scheduled. For planning purposes, an additional schedule can be found in the Members Only section showing potential events if restrictions ease during the season.
As in past years, the RCAF Trenton Squadron will be offering Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks (RVCC) at the club on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19 between 1100 – 1500 hrs. CPS has developed Covid 19 protocols to ensure that the RVCCs will be conducted safely. They have been posted on the Sailing Program bulletin board for your perusal. The person carrying out the check will be recording your name and phone number for contract tracing.
Posted Jun 9/21
Good day Members,
I will be available this week to accept fees from unpaid members. I will be in the office at the following times:
Wednesday 2021 June 09 from 1300 - 2100h
Thursday 2021 June 10 from 0800 - 1700h
Friday 2021 June 11 from 0800 - 1700h
Please call and make an appointment as covid regulations are in effect. (Phone number can be found on list of executives within the Members Only section of the website.)
Posted Jun 8/21
Good day Yacht Club Members,
Cradle day has been scheduled for the 12th of June from 0800 to 1200.
Please dismantle your cradle and have your name and boat name on the large parts that will be left at the base. Take your pads home as they more than likely will not be around in the fall. Please indicate fore and aft on the cradles. You should also mark the four sides of your cradle on the ground for ease of placement in September. All other boat areas that have blocks/stands should be cleaned up by the boat owners by the 5th of June.
Cradles that are not labeled will be left on site for the owner to move.
Cradles going off site must be moved by the 11 of June.
There will be two groups of workers, one loading and the other unloading. Safety footwear and gloves and masks are a must and all COVID protocols must be followed.
Thank you all for your work, see you on the 12th.
Posted Jun 2/21
Good day boaters,
Yesterday, the weed committee put out markers to delineate the main channel through the harbour.
As you know the Curly Pondweed is very bad this year, it covers 90 percent of the main channel and is encroaching significantly from the north side of the Base making the northern part of our usual channel virtually impassable. The lack of any boat traffic during April and May has not helped the situation.
As a result we had no option but to delineate a narrower than usual channel at the north end of docks G to D. Concentrating all boat traffic within this area should cut the weed somewhat and help to alleviate the situation in the short term. We can revisit the position of the markers later in the season once the pondweed is no longer a threat.
We have not yet received our herbicide permits, however we have requested that the permit for the main channel be expedited so that we can treat the pondweed as soon as possible. Members will be notified.
Safety & Enviro. Officer
Posted Jun 1/21
Good Day Club Members,
We had a good second lift-in. All member boats are in the water, with a couple of unfortunate exceptions.
As we have largely gotten through the third wave of covid, I would like to get things slowly back on track at the club. Our next step is to get the cradles put away and the grounds in shape for the summer ahead. We will need everyone's help! Dennis will arrange to store the cradles soon, so please ensure your cradle is disassembled as soon as possible. Marty, our house and grounds officer, will coordinate grounds work with our Club Supervisors John Stewart and Gerard O Brien. Both will use the volunteer sign up sheets we complete when we pay our dockage fees. If you have not paid yet, please contact either Gerard or John and let them know if you can assist with cradles or house and grounds work.
In order to maintain our access to the base, we need to keep our guest lists current.
List One is the name of you and a household member that will accompany you to your boat.
List Two is the list of people who are not members of your household, who you want to bring on your boat. THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE WHEN THE PROVINCE ALLOWS.
Please send the names for both lists to the club address (email@example.com). BE SPECIFIC WHICH LIST EACH NAME BELONGS TO (LIST ONE - HOUSEHOLD OR LIST TWO - OTHERS). Names received by Wednesday will be updated in time for the weekend.
Finally, I have been working with Doug to provide a ZOOM Meeting for our Semi Annual General Meeting. The meeting is tentatively set for Thursday June 10 at 6:30. More information and a sign in link will be provided soon.
Thank you all for your support, and best wishes for the season ahead.
Posted May 31/21
Good Day everyone,
John Stewart and Gerard O Brien have been hired as our part time Club Supervisors. They will be covering all the week day shifts at the club from 8 am to 5 pm and Wednesday evening . This means our Duty watch will have to cover all day Saturday and Sunday plus Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 5 pm to 9 pm. If you are able, please let me know what shifts next week you are able to cover. If you are able to cover a particular shift for multiple weeks, that would be very helpful for our planning.
To summarize I need the following shifts covered each week.
Sat and Sunday
Mornings 8 am -12 pm
Afternoon 12 pm -5 pm
Evenings 5 pm – 9 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Evenings 5 pm - 9 pm
Posted May 31/21
There has been a small change to the mask policy on the Wing. Effective immediately, masks can be removed while outside and alone provided 2 metre distance can be maintained :
Posted May 31/21
Hello Fellow Boaters,
Please pick up any loose boards, parts and other boat materials around your cradles. A few days ago, I witnessed a member step on a board with a nail or screw in it that went through their shoe and punctured the skin. We all have a responsibility to keep the facilities clean and safe for other members.
Posted May 26/21
Hello Fellow Boaters,
The Base, in conjunction with Ontario's recreational reopening, is now in a position to allow all Club members access to the Yacht Club. Members can only bring guests that are members of their household. The club house remains closed except for the use of the washrooms.
There will be a Duty Watch Officer on site at all times, whose job is to ensure COVID and Club Policies are followed. The Watch Officer is the person in charge and direction from them concerning Covid protocols must be followed.
I will have more info and details in the near future, in the meantime enjoy the long weekend.
Posted May 22/21