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May 3rd Ice Report…

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Last Wednesday, the ice was completely covering the lake. By 5pm Sunday much of the ice had melted and blown north leaving everything south of Thode fully exposed. We anticipate the ice to continue its very rapid melt and be off the lake for the start of Eb’s Sunset Series this Wednesday, May 6. Stay posted for an update Tuesday evening by email.

Opening Day Commodore’s Report

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We had a good opening day for the beginning of the season. We started the day with clear skies and 7celcius with a breeze blowing from the south. Later in the morning the wind picked up and as the air warmed up made a very comfortable lunch break. We enjoyed temperatures into the 22celcius range by early afternoon and wind increase to the north creating small caps on freshly opened water. New members were able to attend opening day and were a welcome sight as we had a full agenda for work to be completed.
We have a new sign on the drive in to the facility. As well the sign on the clubhouse has been repainted and looks great. In addition some members were able to get the rescue boat on the water and test out the newly maintained engine and take it out for a test run in preparation for the sailing races soon. Some of the inactive boats on site were moved to a less active area for storage…
For the complete report please see your email inbox.
John Barry – BSSC Commodore

FYI – Ice on the Lake

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John Barry Writes:

FYI – I did a trip to the lake today and am reporting lots of ice present.  There is a 6-8ft melted rim around the lake and the rest is still very frozen and showing no signs of cracks or breaks in the snow pack.  I see standing water over about 5 to 10 % of the surface.  I would bet there will be lots on opening day.

Thanks for the Work Party help!

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It was a light turn out on Saturday for the work party, but some of the main jobs did get done. Thanks mostly to Warren White, our Harbor Master, with help from Brian McSheffrey (our Secretary) and member Darcy Rousell for getting boats moved and the dock pulled out of the water. Not to mention the part where they disassembled and reassembled it in the correct orientation for next season! Otherwise Warren wants to remind everyone to store your boats properly for the winter so no frost or wind damage occurs. Also make sure to clearly mark all masts stored in the club house and please use a small label to indicate your locker!

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Corn Roast, Sunday August 24th!

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BSSC will be holding it’s annual Corn Roast this Sunday, the 24th of August.  Corn will be roasted at 4:30PM.  Bring your own BBQ supper and we’ll provide the corn.  During the afternoon prior to the feast, informal racing will be held for anyone who is interested.  Or if you’d rather not race, just come on out and join us for a Sunday Sail!

See you on the water!