Long Sault, ON – The Stormont Yacht Club (SYC) celebrated the full return of their annual Adult Learn to Sail Weekend September 9 – 11, 2022. The pandemic cancelled the weekend in 2020 and the 2021 weekend did go forward but with reduced numbers. SYC is excited to share that the 2022 weekend was a huge success.
SYC saw the number of participants back to pre-covid numbers with 14 students enjoying a full weekend of sailing. Among the participants were new members to the club as well as the general public who wanted to hone their sailing skills.
Sylvie Sabourin, Program Coordinator, said “it was pure joy to see so many people interested in sailing”. Instructional sessions such as boat safety, sailboat terminology, sailing theory, racing rules and commonly-used sailing knots were taught throughout the weekend. Students were also able put their newfound knowledge to the test as they embarked on club member boats for a couple of sails.
“The highlight of the weekend was the racing on Sunday morning and the use of colourful spinnakers by several boats,” emphasized Sylvie Sabourin. “Light winds did not hamper the excitement as the participants took part in the Skippers Meeting prior to the race to review the Race Course and Rules. Eleven boats ventured into the bay which was a great show of member support for the weekend.”
For more information on SYC membership visit https://www.stormontyachtclub.ca/. The club is located at 17 Robin Road in Long Sault.
About The Stormont Yacht Club: The Stormont Yacht Club is a self-help Club, operated by its members. Located at Long Sault Ontario next to the St. Lawrence Parks, this picturesque location is often described by members as a cottage. The waters, which include the Islands of the Long Sault Parkway, provide an excellent area for sailing.