Hawkestone Yacht Club

Slips available for the 2017 season on Lake Simcoe

Hawkestone Yacht Club - Slips available for the 2017 season on Lake Simcoe

LCYC -Pork Ribs and Chicken BBQ Day

LCYC_Boat_Dock_x333LCYC and HYC present reciprocal dinner get-togethers every year. (It was already a long-standing tradition when Pat and I joined HYC in 1991.) Its always a lot of fun and it is a major factor in the close relationship enjoyed by both clubs.

It was a hot, sunny day as we set sail for our annual LCYC Dinner party. Winds were generally light and patchy, but we got in a good sail for an hour and a half before re-starting the iron jenny.

There were 11 boats in all from HYC. Five of us rafted to the wall with a spider web of lines while two or three were in slips and the balance tied to the wall across the canal.

We were each greeted warmly by LCYC members who helped guide us to our moorings and welcomed us ashore. Doug & Marilyn Hunt and their crew of helpers had set out munchies and an impressive vat of rum punch to get the party started.

Building on the Pam Am theme, Pan Simcoe games had been organized. The games opened with a barbecue starter relay to light the torch. There was a nautical memory game, a water balloon toss, and an air balloon event. Team HYC won the games with 2 golds and a silver.

Dinner this year was chicken and ribs with a variety of salads and desserts. The meal was excellent.

As the evening progressed we moved to the screened balcony to escape the mosquitos and keep the conversation flowing. It was a very warm and humid evening, and it was wonderful to have such a comfortable place to sit and chat.

Breakfast featured a wife saveregg with sausage or ham casserole plus muffins, bagels, toast and so forth. It was a great start to the day and another opportunity to chat with our LCYC friends before heading back out to sea for the voyage home.

The sail back was a brisk close reach on port tack. Some boats made it back on one tack. We could not quite clear 8 mile point despite a gradual wind shift in our favour as the day went on. Our fleet was scattered across the lake, making it a very pretty sight.

We look forward to LCYC joining us for our Beef bbq on Aug 15.


Successful Lobsterfest

What a great Lobsterfest Weekend!

For those who were in attendance I know you had a great time and for those you missed it make sure you plan for next year. Paul and Joanne once again led a hardworking team to another excellent event and Social Director Marc has already booked “Shanagins” for next year’s event.

Congratulations to all who enabled a wonderful event.

Lobsterfest – Saturday July 4

Lobsterfest Update
First of all, a reminder that the deadline for orders is tonight, so be sure to contact us by email, joanneandpaul@hotmail.ca or by phone, 705 325 9612, if you need to place an order.
If you have ordered tickets but not yet paid, you can pay me on Saturday but remember you are committed to payment for the number ordered.
Lobsterfest is for everyone. Even if you did not order lobster, join the party by grilling on the big barbecue.
Information for new members/Reminders for others about the plan for the day
  1. Picnic tables will be moved to the beach just after lunchtime.
  2. Remember to bring any other food that you would like to have with your lobster – salads, appetizers, etc. The big barbecue is available for doing potatoes, or the turf to go with the surf.
  3. Please bring your own plates and cutlery.
  4. Some lobster tools will be available but bring your own if you have them. Note that nutcrackers will do very nicely.
  5. The band will start to play at about 4:45 and, the first batch of lobsters will go into the pot at 5. Lobsters will be served in batches of 20 to 25 every twenty minutes or so.
  6. Please bring your Lobsterfest ticket with you.
  7. Cake is provided for dessert.
It’s time to party Hawkestone!
Joanne and Paul Grudzien