Slips Launch and Haul Update

To all MBSC Members,

Important 2018 SLH Dates:
Launch Saturday May 5. 7:00 AM
Cradle Storage. Sunday May 6
Haul Date Choice Deadline.(Early or Late) Thursday August 30
No Changes to Haul Date accepted after: Tuesday September 4
Parking Lot Cradle Layout. Friday September 21
Cradle Placement. Sunday September 23
Early Haul. Saturday September 29. 7:00 AM
Late Haul. Saturday October 20. 7:00 AM

While preparing for launch, ensure your cradles and vessels are complying to bylaws: 6.2.3 sling locations marked on gunnels; 6.2.4 keel placement marked on cradle; 6.2.5 self supporting pads; 6.3.6 cradles identified with name of boat and owner and bow and stern marked. See bylaws for exact wording. Please note a change to bylaw 6.3.3 (see March executive minutes) prohibiting attachment of extra items to folded cradle (eg. no ladders)

Two Single Piece 50’ control lines are required (bow and stern.) A reminder to bring extra 50’ lines if you have them. Cradles are to be folded by end of launch day.

There are currently 23 skippers who have identified and paid for Haul with Commercial Crane who have not specified early or late haul. There will be a Haul Binder near the bulletin board. Please check this and verify that your haul date is correct. As well please make a careful note of the Haul Date Deadlines indicated above. No exceptions will be made.

We have 138 boats plus dinghy docks to be launched this year on Launch Day. Please be at the club by 0700 ready to work as crew if required. Crew lists will be posted on the bulletin board. Remember SAFETY is our number one priority. Hard hats are available and a Safety Briefing will be conducted at the beginning of each shift.

Fair weather and sunny skies are predicted for launch day! Let’s work safely as a team and enjoy the day.

If you have a question, please contact me directly at I would ask that you not use “mbsc1″or “Nyssa” to do so.

Thank you, Bruce



2018 Launch Crew List

Launch Crew Information Sheet

Work Opportunity – Docks and Harbours

Hello Members, Docks and Harbours is looking for members to help with many spring tasks and repairs.
This year, many docks where ice damaged and some of these repairs need doing before the May 5th launch date.
Plus we have dock upgrade projects scheduled for after launch.
Plenty of work hours available…
Also, I’m looking for a few good members to help head up the D & H committee and oversee the jobs at hand.
Hand tools, saw and drill are some of the required equipment.
If interested, please contact James.

James McCreight
Docks & Harbours, MBSC

Apr 28th makes, One week to launch!

You will notice changes to Crew Information Sheet. Most significant perhaps, is the authority of Safety Officers to HALT operations if an imminent danger is detected. They will announce this by blowing a whistle. Please follow instructions.
          If your name is not on the Crew List, please see Bruce first thing on Launch Day for an assignment.
All preparations for launch must be completed prior to launch day
Single piece 50′ control lines attached bow and stern
Non-launch crew personnel must wear hardhats when passing through crane swing radius. Please limit movement through this area and return hardhats when no longer required.

2018 Dinghy Tags

For all members that have paid for tender storage or dry sailing, we will be assigning numbered brass tags on launch day as well as AGM day.
If you had a tag assigned last year, please return it at this time. Tags are good for one year only.

America’s Cup Talk Raises almost $10,000

Steve Killing’s America’s Cup Talk Raises almost $10,000 for our Sailing School!

A sellout-crowd was on hand at Midland Cultural Centre on April 6 to hear America’s Cup design veteran and well-known MBSC member Steve Killing give an insider’s view of the 2017 event in Bermuda, won by New Zealand, and a peek at what’s coming next (hydrofoil monohulls!). The audience was there to hear about the world of extreme multihull racing and what Steve saw in Bermuda as a member of the America’s Cup measurement rules team, but they also came out to raise funds for our sailing school. About 220 tickets were sold, making the event a sellout. Between ticket sales, sponsor contributions, and an auction that included autographed America’s Cup swag, more than $9000 was generated in support of a badly needed new building for the school. We had great support from MBSC members as well as interested sailors from the wider community. The event was co-sponsored by North Sails, and was presented with the support of Ontario Sailing, Harris & Ellis Yachts, Canadian Yachting Magazine, Bay Port Marina, Georgian Bay Sanitation, Templeton Windows, Steve’s Bobcat, Henry’s Fish Restaurant, GI Top Shop, and Bank of Montreal. Auction items were donated by Holland Marine, Gyles Sails & Marine, Gordon Laco and Epifanes, Douglas Hunter, Emirates Team New Zealand, Steve Killing, North Sails, and Georgian Bay Regatta 2018. A big thanks to Steve and Marg Killing and the MBSC members who volunteered their time.