Lasqueti Yacht Club

LASQUETI YACHT CLUB 2024

The Annual General Meeting was held on September 30, 2023. A new Board of Directors was elected (see below). A resolution was passed to eliminate the membership category of "Family". Single memberships for the 2024 season will be $30, including children of members under age 18.

JUNE 29th  - SUMMER SAIL PAST

Our club Sail Past will be on June 29th.  Fleet Captain Peter Steenbergen will advise further information and times to all boaters prior to the event. Our Club members,

 

JULY 20th - SPRING BAY WATER SPORTS AND BEACH EVENT starting at 1:30

This event has continued to be the most popular event as we include everyone, including families, non members, and members.

 

AUGUST 6th - FALSE BAY DOCK LASER EVENT

BBQ event to follow at Provisions. Details and times to follow.

 

AUGUST 27th - FALSE BAY DOCK LASER EVENT

Followed by an event at the Pub. Details and times to follow.

 

SEPTEMBER 7th - COMMODORES BALL / ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This is in the very early stages of planning and many more details will be to follow.

 

RAFT UPS

Along with the club activities listed above, Fleet Captain Peter Steenbergen will be organizing Water Raft Ups in various locations including a cruise around the island. All members are welcome to bring their own boats and for those without a boat or non boaters you can always catch a ride with another member. Some Raft Ups will be only for membership and some will be open to non members. We will advise which raft ups are membership only and open to non members.  Just a note that raft ups are often short notice as they are weather dependent and member availability.  Bring your favorite appetizer and refreshments. 

The Lasqueti Yacht Club Recipe book is now in distribution.

$35 for Club members and $40 for non-members

Sailing Program - Peter Steenbergen

The Lasqueti Yacht Club has purchased 8 Laser dinghies we now have the opportunity to start a Sailing Program, with the goal of attracting more people, young and old, to the sport of sailing.

We are now putting together a Sailors Group within the LYC to make this happen. We need Club Members to join this group and work on what needs to be done.

Burgees

Burgees are for sale to Club members for $30 each. Please contact the Commodore or any Executive Committee member and we will arrange for delivery.

 

Past Events

Spring Bay races 2023 - video

https://youtu.be/amqG0GYv60g

 

Sail Past 2021- video

https://youtu.be/ccZOFLp20k4

 

ABOUT LYC

The LYC was formed to represent the interests of Lasqueti Island's boating community.

The Objectives of the Club are:

(i)  to promote, encourage and foster  the development of  yachting, both power, sail, and  all other  aquatic sports,

(ii)   to promote marine safety and develop seamanship and handling skills of small sail and motor craft with inclusion of safety course and instruction and all other legitimate activities in connection therewith,

(iii)   to foster a friendly and co operative spirit among its membership and association,

(iv)   to cultivate fraternal relationships with other yacht clubs,

(v)    to perpetuate the tradition and fine spirit of the sport of yachting and boating, and

(vi)    to arrange facilities for recreation  and events for its members and associates on a non-profit basis.

 

Current Directors

Commodore – Dave Anderson

Vice Commodore – Richard Chesham

Staff Captain – Gwen Bigsby

Fleet Captain – Peter Steenbergen

Treasurer – Deb Perell

Secretary – Darlene Olesko

Past Commodore – Doug Dobbyn

Director - Karl Darwin

Director – Christine Hosford

Director – Jim Millicheap

Director – Ken Heath

 

Other volunteer positions

Laser Program Coordinator – John O'Connor

Membership Coordinators – Sharon Chesham and Luise Zinsli

Club photographer - Camino Cochrane

Sergeant-at-Arms - Barry Hawkshaw

Web page editor - Sue Ashcroft

 

Membership

Every candidate for membership, where possible, shall be proposed and seconded by a Member or Associate member in good standing to whom the candidate shall be personally known.

All applicants for membership will use the form or forms provided by the Board of Directors. The properly and fully completed forms are to be forwarded to the Lasqueti Yacht Club c/o Membership Chairperson, Lasqueti, BC V0R 2J0, together with the prescribed one year membership fee.

The Board of Directors reserves the right to review any application. The Board of Directors or membership committee who at their discretion may, by a 3/4- majority, vote to elect the applicant to membership in the Club. In the event of non- acceptance, all fees received by the Club shall be returned to the applicant.