of the highlights of the year is when all the Sandpiper Owners get
together and Trailer-Sail. We travel from all over towing our Sandpipers
to the Rendezvous to have a fun weekend of sailing, and meeting others
Sandpiper owners with their families.
yearly Rendezvous includes a 3 night sleep over on the boats and was set up as
an introduction to overnight cruising. Usually the first night (Friday) is spent
at the docks which has shower and bathroom facilities and the second night
(Saturday) is usually at anchor, and the third night (Sunday) could be a
combination. Some folks who travel longer distances to arrive at the Rendezvous
extend it a bit by arriving on Thursday and departing on Monday or Tuesday. For
those who chose not to sleep aboard usually find overnight accommodations in
local Towns or Bed & Breakfasts close by.
Rendezvous are usually held in August. The locations and dates for each
Rendezvous can change from year to year which can add to the excitement and
allows for more to attend. Each Rendezvous has been a unique experience for all
those who attend and often share memories of past sailing events. At the
Rendezvous are fun events and a "Open House" event were Sandpipers
owners share helpful tips of sailing and demonstrate personal improvements added
to their boats (as some Sandpipers were built back in the 1970's).
can also click on any pictures to enlarge them or also check out
the Movies section of
- 10th Annual Sandpiper
565 Rendezvous, by Sam on Lake St Clair, 2014.
565 Rendez-Vous 2013, "Arrivals",
by Michel Boulet
Lac Deux Montagnes, "10 Sandpipers",
By Bernard Michaud
Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous Gatherings.
12th Annual Sandpiper
565 Rendezvous (latest
updated JULY 12, 2016, 07:00am)
Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous, "The North-West Channel", St. Joseph Island.
August 17-24, 2016,
Sault Ste Marie.
August 18-23, 2016,
Richards Landing, St Joseph Island.
August 19-22, 2016,
Beach, St Joseph Island.
This years Hosts are Neil, Anne, and Rebekah, and together they are organizing this years Rendezvous. Lets
all have lots of Fun and a Great time together. Ste Joseph Island is famous for
its Maple Sugar being Ontario's largest producers, and having the Fort that
Captured Mackinaw island during the war of 1812.
Exploring the waters of Sault Ste Marie, St Mary's River, St Joseph Island (Richards Landing, Hilton Beach, Milford Haven) and Bruce Mines.
Before each Departure, a Skipper Safety Meeting is conducted, attendance required. At each port the Fleet
will grow in size.
Since the North Channel is a large body of water that includes St. Joseph Island
and Manitoulin Island, we will for our reference we use the term North-West
Channel. When most folks say the North Channel they imply areas around
- The Sandpiper registration fee which includes the
Rendezvous flag is $25.00 Canadian (payable in cash, when you see Neil).
- Since this Rendezvous uses different marinas and restaurants for each stop
over, to simplify things, each skipper is simply responsible for themselves
and for their crew to pay directly for their own items such as; Fort tour, meals, Marina
costs, and boat
launching. Remember you pay the marina harbormaster for 2 nights at Hilton Beach (Friday and
Sunday) and additionally two more nights at Richards landing (Thursday and
Monday) for the "Plus" Rendezvous.
To register, click the Registration Link on the
right, the link should include some questions into your email and you just
following details and we will respond to you
by email and by telephone to confirm other
details and for emergency contact info. This info will remain confidential, and
some of this info will be passed on to each skipper attending. In case the link
does not work, cut and past the info on the right. Thanks You, See You all
Click here to
Email Register for the 2016 Rendezvous
2016 Rendezvous Registration cost $25.00 Pay Neil upon Arrival.
CellPhone1 (on boat/dock/road):
Cellphone2 (on Boat/dock/road):
Family Staying at Inn (Y/N):
Attending Rendezvous (check all that apply)
AUGUST 17-24, "Extended" Rendezvous, Sault Ste Marie.
"Lots of Sailing Time "
|Arrive: on Wednesday August 17 at the Algoma Sailing Club,
(south of Belleview Park) 41 Lake Street, in Sault Ste Marie. Launch your
sailboats at the clubs boat ramp and tie up on the West dock and then park/lock your
vehicles within the club parking lot. Will return back to S.S.M., on Tuesday August 24. |
|Meals: Enjoy a BBQ supper at the clubhouse. Sleep onboard and have your own breakfast,
before departure, do prepare a lunch to eat on route onboard as we
will not be stopping in USA waters. Thursday supper can be at the
Richards Landing local restaurants or eat onboard. |
|Depart: Thursday Morning for Richards Landing Marina
to meet and greet the arriving Rendezvous
"Plus" Group, assist them in launching their boats and socialize. |
|Sail Plan: SSM-RL-HB-BML-MHA-HB-RL-SSM: S.S.M. to
Richards Landing, same route back. Heading south down through Hayes
Lake or Lake Nicolet, then east through the Middle Needbish Channel,
then into the St Joseph Channel then south to Richards Landing. Must
navigate between buoys. |
|Sailing Distance: From S.S.M. to Richards
Landing is 21 nautical miles (hence 21 / 3.5 knots per hr = 6
hours average speed)|
|Sailing Conditions: River, Lake, and Channel
Sailing, current in areas and will need to motor, and sailing in areas that may have
large freighter/ship movement.
Sail down with current, sail back against current slightly slower.|
|Scenic Views: International Bridge USA/CAN spans, USA Locks, CAN Locks, Sault Ste Marie On/Mi, Freighters, Shoal Island Lighthouse 1890, Richards Landing.|
|Optional Side Trips ideas by Car before/after: Parks Canada
International Locks (free), Bush Plane Museum, Old Stone House, Agawa Canyon
|Costs: Bridge fee from USA/ Mackinaw if from USA,
Algoma Sailing Club usage is Free. BBQ supper on Wednesday covered by Neil.|
|Notes: Expect some time delay when traveling over the International bridge at Sault Ste Marie.|
|Notes: Since sailing in both USA and CAN waters need all safety gear for both countries and all boat documentation, and personal documentation. While sailing in USA waters,
or in shipping cannel, do not touch any shoreline nor do not drop any anchor, as
we are leaving a Canadian port and are only sailing (through USA) to another Canadian port.|
|Worst Case Scenario: If one cannot sail back,
can taxi/car pool back from the island to get vehicle and trailer,
drive time is one hour to the S.S.M.)||
AUGUST 18-23, "Plus" Rendezvous, Richards Landing.
"This sail trip is very scenic and is a must see."
|Arrive/Marina: on Thursday August 18 at the Richards Landing Marina on St Joseph
Island. Launch your boats and park your vehicles. Then enjoy a swim at the WM Park beach just minutes
walking west of the Marina. (Those who sail down from Sault Ste Marie will drop anchor at the
WM Park Beach and have a swim before arriving minutes later at the marina.) Will returning to R.L. on Monday 23. |
|Meals: Supper can be either at the Marina Restaurant LaTerrazz Franzisi from the menu or on your own boat. Sleep onboard and have your own Breakfast on your own boat.
Other local restaurants are Moms's and Camile's Island cafe within
walking distance downtown. |
|Island Hospital: Matthews Memorial Hospital
|Gas/Food: Marina and in town. |
|Depart: Friday morning for Hilton Beach Marina and then meet and greet the arriving Rendezvous
"Traditional" Group, assist them in launching their boats and socialize. |
|Sail Plan: RL-HB-BML-MHA-HB-RL: (Richards
Landing to Hilton Beach, same route back. Will sail east under the
bridge through the Wilson Channel and then come back west around to
Whiskey Rock for rock jumping swim and then leaving heading south east
down to Hilton Beach. Narrows, River, and Lake Sailing. Must navigate
|Sailing Conditions: Small Channel, River and later Lake
sailing, motoring, note strong current under St Joseph bridge 3-6
knots, less current in channel and river.|
|Scenic Views: Photos of Richards Landing, St Joseph Bridge, Wilson Range Lights 1905, Whiskey Rock Cliff jumping, Sister lighthouse, Hilton Beach.|
|Boat Side Trips: Cliff Jumping swim off of Whiskey Rock (east of St Joseph bridge).|
|Marina Costs: You pay, Richards Landing Marina (launch $6.00,
and or Slip $1.50 per ft + tax per night).|
|Notes: Expect some time delay when traveling over the International bridge at Sault Ste Marie.|
|Worst Case Scenario: If one cannot sail back,
can taxi/car pool on the island to get vehicle and trailer, drive time
is 25 minutes from Hilton Beach.|
"Traditional" Rendezvous, Hilton Beach.
"Relaxed open Sailing."
|Arrive/Marina: on Friday August 19 at the Hilton
Beach Marina on St Joseph Island. Launch your boats and park your vehicles. Then enjoy a short swim at the
Beach just walking distance east of the Marina.|
|Meals: Friday 19 Supper at the Hilton Beach
Inn and Sunday 22 Supper
at the he Tilting Hilton Steakhouse both from the menu or eat on your own boat. Sleep onboard and have your own Sat/Sun Breakfast on your own boat.
Purposed depending one weather is Saturday Lunch is at Bobbers from the menu or on your boat.
Then Saturday 21 Night share snacks at Milford Haven with a Fleet
Raft Up before separating for sleeping.|
|Group Side Trip by Car: Late Friday Evening
The famous Ghost Walk at Fort St. Joseph.
Notes: Fort St Joseph Ghost Walk: By Reservation, and we will be car pooling, travel time 40 minutes, must
assemble and then leave at 21:00 hrs, the last show starts 22:00|
|Depart: For Bruce Mines Marina (mainland), for lunch at Bobbers and Antique shops
and then overnight anchor at Milford Haven or small hog islands area.
Both locations are dependant on weather, course may slightly change to
met conditions. |
|Sail Plan: HB-BML-MHA-HB.|
|Optional Side Trips before/after: Antique shops
in Bruce Mines, Bruce Mines Museum and Mine tour,.|
Side Trip Swims: Colville Island beach swim, slightly north of Milford
|Sailing Conditions: All Open Lake Sailing,
expect wind and waves.|
|Scenic Views: Hilton Beach, Islands and shore line, McKay Lighthouse at Bruce Mines. |
|Marina Costs: You Pay: Hilton Beach Marina (launch $6.00,
and or slip $1.75 pr ft +tax per night) Bruce Mines Marina free, Milford Haven free,|
|Fort St Joseph Costs: $10.00, per person.|
|Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Beach Inn/hotel Accommodations are available;|
|Notes: Milford Haven Anchor Overnight, no washrooms.|
The Hilton Beach Inn over looks the marina,
has vacancies, 2 beds per room. 3117 Marks St, 705-246-0063, cell
and has a car/taxi service for 10 dollars
Rendezvous Discussions: Check out
the www.clsailboats.com forums as
each year the Sandpiper Rendezvous are started, decided, and
promoted from there.
Fort St. Joseph,
Enjoy a warm welcome from the ghosts of Fort St.
Hear tales of the past from costumed
guides and the eerie sounds of bagpipes and First Nation drums.
Come and meet the friendly spirits of
Fort St. Joseph and wander through the candlelit ruins of the old fort
and wonder if a War of 1812 soldier, an Aboriginal chief or a fur trader
just back from the bush might be peeking over your shoulder.
Listen as costumed spirit guides tell you
tales of former Fort St. Joseph inhabitants, all to the ghostly
background music of the First Nation drums and bagpipes.
St Joseph Island and St Mary's
River, click to enlarge.
Milford haven (on left) and Whiskey Rock
(on right). Whiskey Rock is between Picture and Sapper Islands).
Canadian Chart 2250 - Bruce Mines to Sugar Island, inserts of St Joe Bridge,
Bruce Mines, Richards Landing.
Canadian Chart 2251 - Meldrum Bay to St.Joseph Island
Free USA Marine charts (in various formats) download from NOAA, print out,
or great to have as a Google app tablet.
Extended and Plus Rendezvous
USA 14884 Extended Rendezvous,
Milford Haven and Detour
11th Annual Sandpiper
August 14-17, 2015,
Port Carling Ontario, on Lake Muskoka.
June 10, 2015)
years hosts are D'Arcy and Lynda Dunal who are organizing this years Rendezvous,
who have sent us this update, to keep you all informed.
will be arriving in Port Carling Friday August the 14, 2015. From about noon they will rig and launch at the Bailey Street launch ramp, and then motor up river to the District floating dock on the south side of Dukes. The District has been very accommodating, and we will be tying up there Friday and Sunday night. I prepared a float plan for them to illustrate how the moored boats will not effect navigation of the lock area. I've talked with Ken the Lockmaster and he will make sure we're tied up properly and will set up the washrooms so we can access them at night. Dukes Marine has also been most helpful in offering overflow spaces if they are needed.
On Friday our sailors will be touring around town, visiting the museum, shopping and exploring the lock area. We will be having a casual group diner at Grand Electric Muskoka. It's a perfect Friday night location as we can keep an eye on the dock and help any sailors who might arrive late to tie up.
On Saturday morning the fleet will leave Port Carling for a full day of sailing. Our route will be somewhat tentative, depending on wind and weather, but the plan is to head south down the Indian River then sail southeast through the Seven Sisters Islands then on to Beaumaris. After passing Beaumaris we will keep sailing south between Tondern and Squirrel Islands. From there we will make our way out into the middle of Lake Muskoka to watch the Muskoka Lakes Laser Regatta then circle Stonewall Island and head north towards The Kettles. We finish the day’s sail anchored in Long Bay where we will raft up for a community dinner, after which we will anchor individually for the evening.
Sunday morning sees us raising anchor and setting sail again. We will head into East Bay then north along the east side of Acton Island. From there the fleet will head back towards Port Carling skirting Mortimer's Point.
We expect to be tied up at the District dock late Sunday afternoon, and will be having a private dinner at Ella's Restaurant on the patio overlooking the Indian River, weather permitting. We'll spend the night on our boats and Monday morning after breakfast and presentations most will load boats onto their trailers.
10th Annual Sandpiper
565 Rendezvous, Pure Michigan!
August 15-18, 2014, Lake St Clair, Michigan. (posted
this year is the 10th anniversary of the Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous we all need to
celebrate and when you celebrate you want to do something real special and
different. For that reason we all going to Michigan for our Sandpiper 565
Rendezvous. Our Michigan Sandpiper Owners are really excited as its a first for
them to host this event plus they for once have the shortest drive to trailer or
haul their Sandpipers 565 Sailboats.
an anniversary year we also wish to smash and surpass the all time record number
of Sandpiper 565 Sailboats of ever attending an Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous event
(just got to beat that # of 11 boats) to celebrate it even more. With new
locations each year ensures that everyone can attend at some time a Rendezvous
event that is close to them. Also please remember to bring and fly all your
Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous flags that you have collected from each year attended.
If you don't have any, well be creative, make your own, fly the
This year our Host is Bob (his boat's
name is Latis) and combined with his Michigan Sandpiper friends they have
organized a busy Rendezvous for us all that will include many items plus river
and lake sailings. We will be sailing in the more protective waters of the
northern most part of Lake St Clair around Anchor Bay and over to the Bouvier
Bay area and possibly around the islands.
This years Hosting sailing Club we will be based out of is the
Star Sail Club (NSSC), which is located right on the mouth of the Clinton
River, has 300 members, and has been around since 1946. NSSC is a relatively
short distance to motor in/out of the lake. If your not familiar to the area
NSSC is just east of the city of Mount Clemens.
If your looking for navigation maps of the area try these free
NOAA Maps; Lake
St Clair # 14850 Printable Mini Booklet Chart, or use the NOAA online chart
viewer with built in zoom for maps # 14850,
the Sandpiper rendezvous being in held in Michigan thus may require boarder
crossing for some and to reduce any problems one should ensure and have on hand
copies of the standard boarder documentations (eg: Passport, Nexus) for; each
person, vehicle and boat, safety items for (USA requirements), and knowing
beforehand which food items can be carried over (if unsure some may choice to
purchase their food items on the USA side). Having a pre-made list of all the
items and each's stored locations is a neat idea to be prepared for boarder
crossings to find things fast and to be organized. For more information do check
out U.S. Customs and Border Protection
and Canadian Boarder Services.
|To pre-register and confirm that you will be attending do
visit Ken's Sandpiper
565 Rendezvous Registration Site and
after your input your registration contact information an conformation email
will be mailed back to you.|
|Friday: Arrive at NSSC then launch from the DNR ramp
that's 1/2 mile east of the club, have dinner - cookout at the NSSC, and
possibly in the evening motor parade up the river to Mt Clemens.|
|Saturday: Breakfast and Skippers' Meeting at NSSC
then sail to Strawberry Island for a swim and lunch, then sail up one of the
channels and anchor in Bouvier Bay for the night.|
|Sunday: Explore Anchor Bay and then back to NSSC and
then get ready for dinner at the Crews Inn.|
|Monday: Breakfast and the Skippers Meeting, wrap-up
and good byes, then proceed to haul out at the DNR Ramp.|
Cost Summary: its Cheap!
|Registration is $50.00 (USA) which covers a 2014 Rendezvous
Flag and 2 nights at NSSC. Note that in lieu of direct payment for staying
at the club, NSSC has asked that we make a donation to the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society, there is a Launch Ramp fee of $7.00 (USA) if not MI
resident and the Parking costs is TBA.|
Meals: Except for Sunday Night, All meals are your
responsibility, plan simple meals and pack light, makes eating or cooking
onboard easy. BYOB.
|Friday: Dinner - bring something to grill on the BBQ
Saturday: Breakfast is as you want it. Lunch/snack is on your boat. Dinner
- at anchor, prepared on your boat
|Sunday: Breakfast is at anchor, on your boat. Lunch/snack
- on your boat. Dinner is at the The
Crews Inn with entrees range from about $10 to $25|
|Monday: Breakfast - as you want|
9th Annual, August 16-19, 2013, Lac des
Check out the pictures and videos of the 2013
This years Rendezvous has been announced for the
Two Mountains lake / Lac des
area, in western Quebec, north of Montreal between the Carillon and St-A. Bellevue locks.
CHS maps# 1510
Message from Yves, boat La Ribaude, our hosts:
Hi everyone, I have been thinking about the Rendezvous and it could go like this.
- Launching at marina Mariposa, on Rivière-du-Nord, St-André
d'Argenteuil. I have meet the owner last fall, He could accommodate 15 Sandpiper for launching and parking. May be a few space on dock, but anchoring by is possible. Just
$25 for launching and parking for the week-end. That is a very small marina. Marina is about one mile to the Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes.
- Sailing Saturday from the marina to Oka and back to St-Placide. I will see with the municipality of St-Placide if there can be an exception for eating and sleeping tied to their launching docks.
- Sunday, getting to the Carillon lock and back to the marina.
- The Sunday supper can be at my house that is on the Rivière-du-Nord, about 1 or 2 miles north the marina. Lucie and I would be glad to receive you even if the house will be still in renovation.
See you this summer
8th Annual, August 2012,
Mazinaw Lake, near Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Mazinaw is a lake of
extremes. It is deep, so deep that it may be hiding a monster of pre-historic
proportions. And yet, it has warm sandy beaches that shelf out forever. It is
surrounded by citadels of exposed bedrock. The most spectacular being Bon Echo
Rock, which towers 400 feet above lake level. The winds on Mazinaw Lake can be
gusty and variable and will pounce on an ill-prepared sailor. Or they can be
light and fickle and will whisper to a ghosting boat.
Lake is on Highway 41. Crews traveling via Highway 401, will take Highway 41
north from Napanee. Crews approaching from the west on Highway 17 will catch
Highway 41 at Pembroke. Crews approaching from the east on Highway 17/417 will
turn in Renfrew and head south on Highway 132 which joins into Highway 41.
The fleet will rig and launch from Smart's Marina at the extreme south end of
the lake. The cost to launch will be $5.oo IN and $5.oo OUT. There are no
services on the docks, but there is a cozy deck for the 1st night's
socializing. A barbecue will be available to grill something from your cooler.
It will be so great to renew ties with old friends and to make knots with new
the crews will make breakfast on their boats or on the deck. It will be
followed by a chart review of the lake. Then either as a flotilla or
one-by-one, the boats will leave to explore the lake's bays and shorelines.
Depending on the wind and wave directions, the fleet may anchor and raft at
mid-day just off one of Bon Echo Provincial Park's beautiful beaches. It
will be a great opportunity for a quick sandwich and a leisurely noodle
|Saturday evening will
be spent rafted to the dock at the Richard's cottage near the north end of
the lake. The evening meal will be a fleet potluck. Barbecues will be
available, along with a stove and oven. Fresh fish from Mazinaw Lake will be
on the menu. If you are an angler, the catch could be extremely fresh. We'll
close the evening with a campfire.|
we'll have an Aunt Jemima pancake breakfast before heading out onto the
lake. The fleet will sail to Bon Echo Park to explore its facilities. We'll
sign up for a boat tour on the Mugwump and get a close-up view of the
pictographs. We can get off the boat at the cliff-side dock and take the
trail and stairs up to the lookout on top of the rock. The Mugwump will pick
us up on its next circuit and return us to the park. The fare is $4.00 per
person. Lunch will be at the picnic grounds in the Provincial Park.|
|Sunday evening will
be spent anchored in a bay, or back at the cottage or on the dock at Smart's
Marina. We've always prided ourselves at being flexible and adaptable.|
|Monday will be
haul-out from Smart's. Before the boats leave, we'll meet on the deck for
the close-out and farewells.|
Registration fee will be $30, and includes Rendezvous flag. Other charges
have been outlined above
7th Annual, August 2011,Toronto Islands.
RENDEZVOUS 2011 SUGGESTED PLAN
(updated June 19, 2011 from D'Arcy Dunal)
To many people, Toronto is……..
|Full of Action|
|Distinctive unique neighbourhoods that make living in a bib city feel like a small
|Beautiful parks on natural waterways flowing through natural ravines and valleys.|
But to sailors Toronto is also…
|Full of Sailors of every kind of craft|
|Steeped in Sailing History|
|At the edge of one of North America’s largest fresh-water lakes|
|Tranquil anchorages minutes from one of Canada’s busiest business
|Island communities laced with lagoons where boats and bicycles are the main forms of|
|For a short weekend in August, the Sandpiper fleet will get a small taste of all these|
exceptional water’s edge features that make Toronto a very special place to sail.
FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2011
|Boats arrive during the day and make their way to the Queen City Yacht Club (QCYC)|
where the fleet will be spending the first night.
There are two options to rig and launch:
Rig then launch by ramp at the Jamestown Sailing Club located on Cherry Street in the
Outer Harbour. From this locations it’s a 3.5km sail to QCYC. Cars and trailers can be
parked for the weekend at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) city station parking
lot located 1.2km from the Jamestown Sailing Club. The RCYC city station is also
located on Cherry Street overlooking the Inner Harbour.
Rig then launch by crane at RCYC city station. From this locations it’s a 1.4km sail to
QCYC. QCYC has very graciously offered our fleet the use of their fine club for the weekend.
Friday evening would be spent casually getting together.
SATURDAY AUGUST 13, 2011
|A relaxed skipper’s meeting would be held at the Island Community Hall just across the|
lagoon from QCYC. The island community runs a small cafe there, serving excellent
coffee and fresh baking.
|After the skippers meeting we would set sail for a cruise around the island. The direction|
we sail would be determined by the prevailing wind of the day. For example if the wind
is a westerly, the fleet would sail into the outer harbour, gunk holing along the north
shore (Cherry Beach) then west along the southern arm towards the southern beaches of
Wards Island. Weather permitting; we would anchor there for a swim.
|After our swim we would continue around the islands, cruising by Ontario Place then into|
Toronto Harbour where we would sail alongside the city (north) side of the
|After our circumnavigation of the Toronto Islands we would head into the lagoons of|
RCYC and tie up in the Shark basin on the South island. We will be met there a member
of the Shark fleet (my brother) and the two Dunal brothers will give the Sandpiper fleet a
brief walking tour of one of the oldest yacht clubs in Canada. The club is one of striking
contrasts from the verandah of the storied old clubhouse you can see some of the most
high tech racing sailboats around, including solid wing catamarans.
|After our tour, we will be treated to an esteemed sailors drink, the dark & stormy. We’ll|
also learn the history of this venerated sailors drink and its’ Canadian connection.
|The South island has barbeques so we would enjoy a shared dinner there. After dinner,|
we would head east from RCYC to Sunfish Cut, a narrow channel between Algonquin
Island and Snake Island. In this protected lagoon we would anchor for the evening.
1) I’m still checking on other places to anchor for the night so the Sunfish Cut
location may change.
2) There is a possibility that we may be able to spend the evening at the RCYC. The
South island is a peaceful quiet corner of the club and has excellent bathroom and
3) QCYC is hosting a barbeque to raise money for Cancer research. It is a short
walk from any of the above locations across the islands to the club if sailors
wanted to partake in this event.
SUNDAY AUGUST 13, 2011
|After a very brief meeting, we would head back out into the harbour and sail west to|
Wards Island where we would motor between Harlan’s Point and Muggs Island.
Exploring the lagoons of this side of the islands we’ll see The Island Yacht Club, Long
Pond where rowing events are held, the Island School, and the original island light house
(rumoured to be haunted. We would head back out into the harbour by Deep Pikes Cut
passing the Muggs Island Bird Sanctuary.
|Depending on time we might engage in some very casual pacing around race marks that|
are permanently anchored in the harbour. Racing in Toronto Harbour is very exciting
with its boat traffic and neat gusts generated by the streets between the business district’s
|We would head back to QCYC in the late afternoon. Our Sunday dinner would be at the|
Rectory Café, a short walk from QCYC.
1) I’m working with the Rectory’s manager to see if we can have a similar laid-back
evening to last year’s Rendezvous. The plan at present would be to have snacks
while mingling and enjoying casual conversations on the café’s patio. The patio
has clusters of tables so we would have a relaxed fixed price meal there too.
As in past years, we would have our closing ceremony Monday morning. QCYC is
closed on Monday’s but the Vice Commodore has told me that he will arrange for us to
have a key in case we need a dry area for our presentation. We could also use the
Community Centre café for this. After the presentations, the fleet would sail back to the
mainland where they would de-rig.
6th Annual, August 16-18, 2010 FroliQUE
The 2010 Rendezvous was held at the
Club de Voile de Grande Riviere (CVGR)
Lac Deschene, Aylmer
Quebec (Ottawa River). Eleven Sandpipers (22 people) attended the
full weekend. We tried to break the record for the most boats attending
but tied again with last year total. But then there was one local
Sandpiper owner that sailed for a part day making it 12 boats with 23
people. There were 4 other Sandpiper owners that dropped by and just
briefly visited bringing the total to 17 Sandpiper Owners attending, which
in itself is a record.
For more information on the Ottawa
River and area visit the The
Ottawa River Sailing Page.
|Friday Afternoon/evening: Arrivals and Launchings.|
|Friday Night: Meet and Greet, Skipper's meeting at the
clubhouse, supper and dance at the marina |
|Saturday Morning: Skippers meeting, then sail up the
|Saturday Afternoon: Raft up for swim and lunch, then
continue on sailing.|
|Saturday Night: Anchor along beach, have supper onboard,
walk around and socialize.|
|Sunday Morning: Sleep in then by midday, sail back to the
|Sunday Night: Supper and socializing at the home of
|Monday Morning: Skippers meeting, awards, Good-bys,
|Monday Noon: departures.|
2010 Frolique Natique Rendezvous: Awards, Prizes, and Draws.
|Sandpiper Popularity award: |
|CL Sailboats donated a stove, and main and jib sheets.|
2010 Frolique Natique Rendezvous,
5th Annual, August 14 - 17, Bayport
Marina in Midland Ontario
The 2009 Rendezvous was held in
Midland Ontario utilizing the Bayport
Yachting Centre facilities as home base. The Bayport
facilities were top notch, very clean, and the staff were very helpful.
Bayport also helped out the Rendezvous with a reduction in price for the
The Launch and Haul out used the
public boat launch located beside the Midland Sailing Club which was
next door to Bayport.
Some of the Rendezvous highlights were;
Sailing to the top of Beausoleil
Island Provincial Park.
Sailing back down and over to Giant's Tomb Island (but when only a few miles away
the entire group decided that there were closer swimming areas.
Swimming as the hot weekend temperatures
was 31+ degrees F.
A Chance of winning a new set
of tanbark coloured sails (main and jib) that CL Sailboats donated.
They were won by John Cunningham.
Bayport Yachting Centre
Dinning Out on Friday and
Making New Friendships.
Examining new boat tweaks,
ideas and improvements.
This year had the highest turnout
of Sandpipers, 12 boats that attended with only 11 that sailed.
2009 Midland Beausoleil Rendezvous
August 8 - 10, Lake Ontario, Bay of Quinte (Belleville to Picton) 2008.
Bay of Quinte
This year includes 26 miles of Sailing. Launch at the
city of Bellville and haulout at Picton. There is a message
thread on the CL forum on this event.
3rd Annual, Lake Rosseau (Village of Rosseau,
Muskoka Area) 2007.
Same great location with 9 Sandpipers attended and 20 miles
of sailing. This year on the the second night at anchor will have access to a primitive cottage bathroom and wood
fired hot tub. The Village of Rosseau is located at the north end of Lake
The lake is smaller than others, but has much to offer the trailer sailors. It’s
beautiful small village is not as commercial as
many areas in Muskoka but offers much more to do. Rosseau offered clean clear water
with no weeds. Excellent low slope ramp for launching. Excellent mooring with washrooms and showers. Covered gazebo in case it
rains. Public dock adjacent to park with superb sandy beach. Muskoka Lakes Marina located next to the public dock. The marina is set up
primarily for powerboats but they do have other supplies including charts.
Rosseau General store, Post Office, LCBO / Beer Store, Several bed & breakfasts
in the Village, and Farmers market on Fridays. muskoka_lakes_map.htm
2nd Annual, Gananoque area in
the Thousand Islands. 2006
Rafting Up for the Night
Arriving at the dock
A fun filled weekend with 6 Sandpipers
1st Annual, Parry Sound, Big Sound
First design of Sandpiper T-Shirts
With 7 Sandpipers attended, one highlight was
the pig roast.
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