Learning to Sail is a ticket to a Lifetime of Adventure

On July 3, 2017 the Cobourg Yacht Club will open its 52nd Learn to Sail season. Many of the Club's current members got their start in CYC's Learn to Sail program - and now, their grandkids are getting the same start. There are 2 entry points for new young sailors - Wet Feet (ages 7 - 10) and CanSAIL 1 (ages 9 - 16).

Wet Feet (or Opti)

The WetFeet (beginner, ages 7-10) level is intended to be a fun introduction to sailing in a day camp environment for the younger student. It includes activities both on and off the water.
July 17-21 (5 days) $275.00
August 8 - 11 (4 days) $220.00

CANSail 1 (formerly White Sail I)

CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn to sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills. CANSail 1 is an introduction to sailing for children aged 9 to 16. The course is instructed in dinghies with the emphasis on safety, fun and seamanship. Programs are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
July 3-14 (M-F 10 days) $495.00

July 24 to August 4 (M-F 10 days) $495.00

Discounts available for more than one family member attend at the same time.

CYC Courses are open to everyone!

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CYC Members pulled together once again to deliver over 55 vessels to the safe waters of Cobourg Harbour. Operations commenced at 0700 hrs and were completed by Midday.

New arrangements were in place with the Town of Cobourg and they organized vessels to the harbour wall. CYC took over and using the regular contractor, lifted in both Club and other skippers. This arrangement will continue into next year.

The weather was ideal for hoisting and by lunch time, had actually turned quite balmy. Rear Commodore Hubicki and Fleet Captain McCrae were understandably jubilant that the operation had gone so well:




CYC hosted an evening to remember last Saturday as the Pub Night programme had the finale event. A record number of members and guests turned out to welcome the approach of Spring as that night marks the return to boating season and thoughts turn to Lift In this month.

The theme of South Pacific generated quite a number of eccentric costumes, let it not be said that CYC members are not sports. The food was simply outstanding and the entertainment if garish and unsophisticated was well received. A team led by Alison Richardson provided a most colourful setting and atmosphere.

And that was the team before the night and this is them below recuperating afterwards!



Saturday night saw a taste of tortilla`s and salsa as hosts Bill and Carolyn Wilcox with Don and Gisele Holt delivered in style at the Clubhouse.

Now those moustachio`s look just a bit drug cartel to us, but that`s more hair than Bill has seen in years!

And this hombre , Roberto has managed to get three lovely senorita`s on his arms, how did he manage that?

Cam and Renee take time from their supper to strike an handsome pose and Cam sports his wardrobe from a bygone era.

And finally, a small band of talented individuals presented an exhibition of Mexican dancing. Great night team, thank you from your fellow members!



Saturday 11th March was a night to remember for all guests at the Canadian Kitchen evening hosted by CYC Centreboard Members. And boy what a night! The Clubhouse was kitsch 1970`s and everybody who attended dressed appropriately:

Our crew served up Chilli in various guises and filled us up with home made apple pie! And here below are those heroes who served the masses. What a turn out too! Sixty-eight souls, just like the old days!

  Entertainment was just brilliant; and the whole Clubhouse remembered the songs from our Canadian icons of the last Century! Music provided by the Luxton Trio seen below:

And finally, top marks and accolades to the leader of the Centreboard squad, Pub Night Captain.....Pat Lyon.....step forward and take a bow...................



Rear Commodore Mike Hubicki hosted an educational event at the Club recently. A full day for skippers and crews on racing technique and optimising your vessel was presented by Thomas Fogh, high performance training coach from Ontario Sailing University.

More than twenty members from Cobourg and Port Hope were taken through a stimulating and inter-active presentation.

And everything that was imparted to an absorbing audience came with the words:  "It depends!" In an ever changing sail, only the application of best principles can be  the winning technique.



Well not quite,as Members continue to support the Club through the dark cold days of our  2017 Canadian Winter.

Even though there was no chef available, quite a turnout of members enjoyed order-in pizza organized by Commodore  Sheridan. An unusual approach, but like the unexpected, it just turned into a memorable night. No more so, than our intrepid and fearless British pickled onion eaters; Grahame, Ralph and Dave. Onion surgery skillfully undertaken by Past Commodore Curtis.  


Then Sunday brought together quite an amazing ensemble of Club Members at a "Jamming Session" in the Clubhouse. There is so much talent in our small Club!

As you can see below, there was a huge amount of equipment to match the event. Everyone had their favourites and the loyal band of groupies joined the music and it was so therapeutic. People just love singing, it`s scientific. So lookout for the next session and come along. Even the bar is open and there are snacks, so it`s a great way to spend an afternoon.

And these are the new Beatles! From left to right: Sam on guitar, Jim on guitar, Rob hosting and on guitar, Fran with a sweet voice and guitar, and Terry on that single string wash tub thingy with guitar as back up. Anyone got a set of drums?

Good music, good singing and good times at a Yacht Club near you.



It was a CYC triumph on the night led by Commodore Monica Sheridan. The evening kicked off with a lone piper leading the steaming haggis to the eloquent Rob McLean and his bayonet for a superb address under the image of the Bard himself.

Entertainment came in the form of The Two Tenors and a splinter group from Shout Sister. The congregation of Chieftains and Ladies were in great form and the roof was raised to the sound of traditional Scottish music.

Pat Lyon led her team to win the quiz with an amazing full score. Well, she was born there a short time ago!

And here are some shots of CYC members having a really great night:

Suitably attired in ancient plaid!

This lot didn`t want to leave !!

Familiar faces at the bar, and Judith carries on singing whilst we enjoy her melody! Sorry Judith, these were the only shots I got on the night as I forgot my camera was in my tunic.

Regards Ed.

And thank you to everybody who has supported the Pub Night programme at CYC this year. We are on a roll....and it is down to you. We look forward to your continued support.


Website Training at the CYC - thanks to Rob MacLeod, Paul Laing and Wayne Nicolle


CYC hosted a Pub Night with an Italian theme on Saturday 14 January.

There was a great turnout by Club members and friends for the evening.

Ladies regaled the men with Que Sera Sera and the men responded with That`s Amore.

We also enjoyed the first public performance of our very own Tre Tenori Canadese who sang Funiculi Funicular in animated form....see below:

McLean, Richardson and MacLeod give their fullest whilst David concentrates on the quiz!

If this night was anything to go by, we are all looking forward to the  Scottish Night with Burns Supper on the 28th! See you there and don`t forget your plaid.

New Year's Eve fireworks - went off with a bang!



BOXING DAY AT THE HARBOUR.........Hardly a soul around on wet and cold day.



The nativity scene in the grounds of St Peters at the corner of College and King East on Christmas Eve.



Commodore Monica Sheridan hosted a Brunch at the Clubhouse on Sunday 18 December. There was a huge turnout of satisfied members to a new date in the CYC Social calendar. Chef Tricia produced great fare which satisfied all tastes. Well done Team CYC !

Second sitting diners: Davina and Ian Stracey with Kim and Wayne Nicolle. Most members tried to avoid the modest sweater worn by Wayne, but he was having none of that !



Commodore Monica Sheridan chairs the first Exec of her new year at CYC on Tuesday 6th December.

Seen below: Monica; Rob MacLeod; Mike Pelland; Mike Hubicki; Mike Fuessel; Henk Warner and Myrtle Wardman.

Missing from the picture: Will McCrae.

AGM at the CYC - November 27th

(more pics to come)



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