Sail Parry Sound Quarterly Newsletter Volume 1 - 2017
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The early bird gets the discounts! 
2017 Family Membership $75 until January 31st, $85 afterwards.  
Download your Membership Form here.

New this year, we are offering Adult Learn to Sail Membership.  For $300, your membership will include 4 adult dinghy lessons with our Sail Canada certified instructors.  Lessons will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting), starting July 4 and ending August 24.

2017 Sailing School registration now open! 
Click here to register online
Early bird rates end April 30th!

Early bird member rate is $255 per week per participant and $355 for non-members.

New youth Learn to Sail and discount offerings this year include:

CANSail 6:  Consolidation and application of skills learned in CANSail 5, continued racing skill development and regatta participation. Learn to Train level of the Sail Canada Long Term Sailor Development program.  Pre-requisite is CANSail 5; participants must be 14 – 18 years. Six or more weeks are recommended.

Sail for the Summer Package:  Register for 8 weeks of sailing in any level for $1819 if registered by April 30th, or $2023 after April 30th; price includes 2017 Family Membership and membership discount.  Beginner sailors will be able to achieve their CANSail 1 and 2 levels, and have the opportunity to start on their intermediate levels. Intermediate and advanced sailors will also have the opportunity to progress through their levels in one season.

Multi-Week Discounts:  If a sailor registers for more than one week, the second week and every week thereafter is eligible for the $25 multi-week discount.
Sail Parry Sound is hibernating - thank you volunteers!
Now let's plan for spring!

After much effort and a few work parties the docks are out, the boats are stored for the winter, motors are delivered to storage, repairs are done, the gardens are cleaned up and the lawn is cut.  How did that all happen?  Some of our dedicated volunteers from the board and membership spent some time in the fall putting SPS to bed. But we need more help!

The happy dates for waking SPS up in the spring are May 6th (rain date May 7th), and May 27th with a rain date of May 28th for cleaning up and organizing the gardens and grounds.  Then June 3rd (rain date June 10th) and June 4th with the 11th as a rain date, and we need more volunteers!  We will be launching docks, moving boats,and doing some painting.  If you are available for any time those weekends or any other time, please email Michelle and we will add you to the work party.  Remember many hands make light work!
2017 SPS Annual General Meeting and 20th Anniversary!

Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 8th at the Stockey Centre at our AGM.   

Sail Parry Sound Inc. (SPS) was formed in 1997 by a group of sailing enthusiasts to rekindle Parry Sound’s sailing heritage through excellence in regatta management and sail training.

Among the international regattas it has hosted was the 2000 Shark World Championships, with 54 crews from Canada and Europe.   Three hundred local volunteers and the support of dozens of community businesses and groups made it a success.

The Sail Parry Sound Sailing School (SPS3) began in 1998 (so we can celebrate again next year!) to bring sailing instruction to the children of Parry Sound. In 2003, it won the William Abbott Senior Award from the Canadian Yachting Association, (now Sail Canada) for excellence in sail training.

After operating for eight years on borrowed premises, Sail Parry Sound moved in 2006 to its home at 30 Waubuno Road, a dedicated site for the sailing school and regattas.

Sail Parry Sound coaches and racers have access to the top coaches in Canada and opportunities to train with the Ontario Racing Team. The Big Sound Challenge youth regatta shared the national CYA award for Best Recreational Sailing Event of 2009.

In 2016, SPS finished the loft and the upper deck on our building, providing much needed space for events and boats!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of SPS over the past 20 years, and we look forward to the years ahead.  Hope to see you in April!

Time to get in the sailing mood, the Toronto Boat Show starts this weekend!
Add $15 or more to your membership fee and contribute to our Upgrade the Fleet Fundraising Campaign 
2017 Sailing School registration is open now - click here to register early to get the weeks you want!
Not A member yet? Click here to download a membership form and Join for just $75 until Jan 31!
Click here to give us your feedback on sailing school
Need somewhere to store your dinghy or kayak?  Take advantage of our Boat Storage Memberships $385 for Dinghies, and $185 for Kayaks/Canoes/SUPs, both include storage for the season and a 2017 Family Membership.Contact membership to join.
2017 Event Calendar (so far!)
April 8
AGM at the Stockey Centre

May 6 (or 7), 27 (or 28)
Garden and grounds organizing

June 3 (or 10), 4 (or 11)
Wake up SPS Work Weekend

July 3
Sailing School Begins

July 5
Wednesday Night Racing for Sailing School Students & Instructors begins

July 8 
Splash in the Sound - Get out on the water to try sailing,  and kayaking and help us celebrate Canada's 150th!

August 21
Last week of Sailing School
Our SPS events are great successes because of our volunteers!  Some of the volunteering opportunities are:
- dock launching in the spring and hauling out in the fall
- general grounds maintenance throughout the year
Email us to join the volunteer team and tell us what area you would most like to help with!
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2016 SPS Board Members & Manager Contact Info
Bradey, Bob
Health & Safety

Griffiths, Bob
Commodore, President;

Johnson, Terry
Operations VP

King-Wilson, Marianne
Corporate Secretary

Laking, Brad
Training Director

Finance Director

Parkes, Cecilia
Marketing Director

Perkins Wade

Pilling, Sue
Regatta Director

Membership Director

Woolner, Larry
Past President 

Deaust, Michelle
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