Intermediate Bridge Lessons
1 - Sept 28 - Overcalls and Preempts
2 - Oct 5 - Takeout Doubles
3 - Oct 12 - Stayman and Transfers
4 - Oct 19 - Balancing and Other Doubles
5 - Oct 26 - Declarer Play - entries
SNSYC Bridge Group
Speakers' Series: 'The Return of the Giants' with Jackie Hildering
Jackie is with the Marine Education and Research Society and is heavily involved in efforts to protect the humpback whales from entanglements and avoiding collisions with vessels of all sizes. She has some great photographs and this will be a fascinating presentation. As usual, the buffet ($30,inc gratuities and taxes) will start at 1800 and Jackie's presentation will commence at 1915.
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Racing
Rum Race #4
SNSYC has an active, year-round racing program that offers both distance and round-the-buoys racing. In the winter we race on Sundays and in warmer months we race on Wednesday evenings as well as some Sundays. In addition, we also organize the overnight Patos Island Race in the Spring, the Challenging Racing and Social Happenings (CRASH) Regatta in late Summer and participate in similar races and regattas organized by other clubs as part of the Vancouver Island Racing Series (VIRS).
The walks always start at 1400hrs and last between 1.25 and 2 hours and are graded as to difficulty (a one booter is dead easy, a four booter is the most difficult we attempt) so you can decide if the walk is suitable for you.
Friends, relatives and dogs are more than welcome to accompany members on these walks.
Although the Sunday walks will show up on the Event Calendar, we communicate the details by email shortly before the scheduled walk.
Members - If you wish to be included on the email list, go to your “Profile Page”, scroll down to “Club Interests” and put a check mark in the “Walking” selection. (Don’t forget to save your changes)
If you think that you might want to join one of the walks, or want to find out a bit more about them, please contact Adrian Kershaw
So, join the walking group for a chance to keep up with old friends, make new ones and get some exercise in the bargain!
SNSYC Executive Monthly Meeting
Great Pumpkin Pursuit
Speakers' Series: 'The BC Ferries: Past, Present, and Future'
with Capt. Fabian Esser
NOTE: PRESENTATION ON WEDNESDAY - NOT THURSDAY (HALLOWEEN)
Capt. Esser is Senior Master of the MV Mayne Queen and will be telling us something about the history of the BC Ferries and what the future holds. In addition, he'll talk about the route's they serve and the kinds of interactions ferries have with pleasure craft!
Volunteer Work Party
Fall Long Distance #1
Fall Long Distance #2
Speakers' Series: Saving the Southern Resident Orcas
with Mark Leiren-Young
Today's presenter will be talking about the past, present and future of the world's most famous whales. Mark is the author of a new orca book for readers of all ages - Orcas Everywhere - and the national bestseller The Killer Whale Who Changed the World - which tells the story of Moby Doll, the first orca ever displayed in captivity. He directed the award-winning documentary The Hundred-Year-Old Whale (the story of Granny) and hosts the Skaana podcast about orcas and oceans. When he isn’t writing about whales, Mark is one of Canada’s top humour writers. He has won the Leacock Medal for Humour for his comic memoir Never Shoot a Stampede Queen.
Fall Long Distance #3
Come celebrate the 2019 cruising season and help make plans for next year at our annual Cruising Dinner, Thursday November 21.
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Fall Long Distance #4
Sailing in the Solomon Islands with Barbara Erikson
Barbara will be treating us to some great photographs and tales of sailing in the Solomon Islands, including stories of what happened in the islands during the Second World War.
Fall Long Distance #5
Fall Long Distance #6
"Tod Inlet: a Healing Place"
with Gwen Curry
Tod Inlet will be familiar to most members and was the site of a large limestone quarry during earlier years. Despite the ravages of the past century, Tod Inlet retains a spirit of peace and renewal. In other environments this clash of the man-made with the natural can create an unsettling mix. Here, time has allowed nature to begin the healing process and has morphed into a present that speaks softly of its past.
Gwen Curry will take us on her walks down to the Inlet. Her beautiful photographs capture the spirit of present-day Tod Inlet, while her sensitive perspective gives us glimpses into the Inlet’s natural, industrial and First Nations history.
Gwen completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria (1974) and a Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University (1978). She established her reputation as a printmaker in the late 1970s before her practice expanded to include sculpture, installation, and text-based art as well as large-scale, thematically linked drawings, often displayed in linear sequences or grids. Gwen taught printmaking and drawing at UVic from 1978 until 1994.
Chef Rico's traditional Christmas dinner Buffet $40 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity
Rudolf's Revenge Invitational
Early bird 3 course dinner. Details to follow
SNSYC Annual General Meeting
SNSYC Special General Meeting
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is non-profit organization.
PO Box 2521, Sidney, BC V8L 4B9