The Gimli Yacht Club Experience
Located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, right in the heart of Gimli, the Gimli Yacht Club is home to a large flotilla of keelboats and a number of dinghies. The club offers sailing lessons for children and adults from the White Sail to Bronze Sail levels. There is club racing every Wednesday evening for keel boaters and the Prairie Ocean Racing Conference (PORC), a week-long race for keelboats in July.
The clubhouse features a huge deck with wheelchair access at both ends, a kitchen and dining room, showers, washrooms, a classroom and lockers. There is a landscaped lawn and sandy beach, plus designated docking for keelboats and dinghies, with water and electrical hook-ups. The nearby marina offers docking, pump-outs, gas and diesel sales, plus a boat launch ramp and crane, and winter storage.
Join the socializing at the annual banquet in mid-June right through to the pot luck on the September long-weekend. You'll also find a large group of keel boaters using the barbecues and kitchen on Saturday nights at the clubhouse.
A Message from Mike Guezen, Chair: On Water Programs
We are seeking on-the-water volunteers for the upcoming Commodore's Cup Regatta for dinghy sailors to be held on Saturday/Sunday September 3 & 4th, 20016. We are also hosting the Laser District Championships on the same weekend.
You would be needed from the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to assist with duties such as:
- (x4) Race Committee boat as a Timer, Flags person, Recorder, Signals etc.
- (2x) Mark Set / Rescue Boat
- (2X) Mark Set / Rescue Boat assistant
We are also looking for a club member to volunteer their time and boat by providing their keelboat as the RC boat on the course.
The hours that you volunteer for this event can of course be credited towards the Club Volunteer Hours program. If you recently took the Sail Canada Club Race Officer or Mark Layer courses, this event will help you to fulfill the 2 event requirement to complete your certification.
Please contact Mike Guezen via the web site http://gimliyachtclub.com/contact/Director5 and let him know if you are interested in helping out with this event.