Hawkestone Yacht Club

The Prettiest Little Club On Lake Simcoe

Hawkestone Yacht Club - The Prettiest Little Club On Lake Simcoe

Interested in Solar?

Are you considering adding solar to your boat or perhaps doing some rewiring? We recently had the pleasure of attending a number of seminars at the Vancouver Boat Show. One of the seminars was about adding solar to your boat and was put on by Pacific Yacht Services. PYS specializes in electrical services for your yacht, including solar consultation and installation. Their web site has a Resources section that provides a lot of free information about all aspects of yacht electrical systems. If interested you can find their web site here.

Jackson’s Point Harbour Redevelopment Plan – see attached link

Click on this link to view the report on the Town of Georgina website.

The consultant has issued a report on the various options.  Next steps will involve further public consultation to narrow down the selection to a final choice for presentation to Council.

Link:  https://www.georgina.ca/article/what-we-heard-report-jacksons-point-harbourfront-redevelopment-plan

We all have a vested interest in facilities in support of  boating on Lake Simcoe.  Please watch the Town of Georgina website for further details on how to contribute.

2017 Work Hours Sign Up is now “On-Line”

Hello HYC Members,

Consistent with the Board’s desire to enable more efficient and effective operations of the club as well as increase the use of the investments that we have made in technology, we are now deploying the Work Hours sign up process on to our club’s web-site.

Members will note a new page under the “Members Only” link from the main menu called “Work Hours”.  You can go there directly here:  https://hawkestoneyachtclub.com/work-hours/.

Once logged in to the web-site with your member User ID, you will be able to view the various Work Hours opportunities that the event organizers have posted.  By clicking on each event, you will note further details such as how many volunteer spots are open, comments from the convenor and be able to confirm your participation.

Once you enter your details on the opportunity, you will receive a confirmation email and then another reminder email about a week prior to the event.  The event organizer will also receive an email that you have signed up and may contact you to provide additional information.

This process will augment and eventually replace the paper sign up sheet in the clubhouse as Members adjust to the use of this new solution.

As always, the Board appreciates your comments and suggestions on this and all operations of our club.

HYC Board of Directors


Beer Can Racing – Friday Nights – Come for the fun, stay for the fellowship!

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HYC has a fun race each and every Friday evening starting at 6pm and cocktails and snacks on the clubhouse patio directly after each race.

Join us for a fun evening of racing.

  • Friday Night Beer Can Racing 
  • Starting in mid-June (TBD)
  • Skippers meeting – 5 pm
  • Race – 5 minute sequence start time – 6pm
  • Social gathering after race in clubhouse

Please watch for additional race information on the HYC web-site.

Looking forward to another great year of fun racing and fellowship on Friday nights!

2017 Launch Schedule – April 29 – 30

Boat Captains:   As we are all getting excited for Lift In, please ensure that you are prepared accordingly by reading the instructions below.

Boats will be launched as per the dry land parking layout below. Please note the location of your boat in relation to the diagram and be prepared to launch accordingly. Boat Captains must be present for launch and ensure your boat is ready to go in the water when the crane comes to lift you in. Boats will be left in straps when launched until captain ensures that no water is entering. Once straps have been removed you are to move your boat away from the launch site as quickly as possible or we will tow your boat to its slip, if needed. Any boat not being launched and not already in the back part of the rear parking lot will be relocated at the end of the day Sunday. Boat Captains must be present for this move.

In addition, each boat Captain must have a current proof of insurance on file with the Membership Director and/or present it to the Harbourmaster on or prior your launch. If this is proof of insurance is not present and up to date, your boat will not go in the harbour.

Also, please note the on line Work Hours sign up opportunity for either launch day or the subsequent cradle move day.

Any questions, please contact Steve at harbourmaster@hawkestoneyachtclub.com.

April 29th

8:00 – 14:00

1st launch

April 29th

14:00 – 18:00

April 30th

8:00 – 16:00