Lake Ontario Offshore RacingGeneralLOSHRS 2015 DYC Weekend:

LOSHRS 2015 DYC Weekend:

List of events and times, not including racing information.
At this time we are looking for an indication of if you are planning to come to the event, and if you are going to pre-book a slip at the marina.

So far only 14/100 expected boats have done this.

Please email your response to williambraydenwoods@gmail.com, and remember to include the “name” of your vessel, by September 15th!

•    Why do we need to know if you are coming?
o    We need as much time as we can get to:
o    Prearrange the size/locations of the rafts at DYC. Do not just assume that there will always be room for you if you just ‘show up’ – there won’t be, so bring a good anchor and your swimsuit.
o    We need to make sure that you will qualify into the LOSHERS & UK $4,000 GREAT SAIL GIVEAWAY RAFFLE! There are 68 boats that ‘might’ qualify if they make the DYC weekend. Let me know you are coming, so I can ensure that you are properly entered into the raffle.

Remember to follow the instructions below for pre-ordering, re-arranging and PAYING for what you require….
Important deadlines:
•    September 14, to pre order and pay for DYC Dinners/Breakfasts
•    September 15, to let me know that you plan to come for this race weekend
•    September 16, to pre-order your PCYC Octoberfest Tickets (might Sell Out!)
•    September 17, to book a visitors slips at PCYC and Port Pier Marina.

Schedule of Events:

Friday September 18th
•    Please Pre-Book a slip at PCYC, if you are a visiting boat by following this link: http://www.pcyc.net/submaster.cfm?apage=ERS/event_registration.cfm&EventID=71 prior to your arrival, please contact the Harbourmaster via VHF channel 68
•    6:00 p.m. – Registration, Swag pick up & Purchasing. Swag will be available at the Flagship Room (upstairs behind the fireplace). There will also be handouts available stating the rafting plan for DYC.
•    6:00 p.m. – PCYC Octoberfest! The entire club will be busy with celebrating Octoberfest. Only the upstairs dining room will otherwise be open for food service. Dress code is in effect for the upstairs dining room. You can choose to join in the Octoberfest fun for $24.95++ per person. If you wish to take part you will need to book your tickets in advance. Contact Dave Sutman at davids@pcyc.net or (905) 278-5578 for tickets.
•    7:30 p.m. – Skippers Meeting, At the PCYC Flagstaff/Lawn
o    Remember this is part of the licensed area from the bar (all areas inside the rope). There is no shelter, so bring an umbrella.

Saturday September 19th
•    5:00 p.m. (or sooner)  – DYC Beer Party, at the DYC Dry Launch Crane, hosted by:

  •     Andrew McAlister, Remax Realtor
  •     Brayden Woods, RIO Insurance Brokers

•    7:00 p.m. – LOSHERS & UK $4,000 GREAT SAIL GIVEAWAY RAFFLE!
o    To Quality you must have competed in 4 races (DNF’s count!), and be in attendance at the draw (unless you are still on the race course) to win.
•    7:00 p.m. – Dalhousie Buffet Dinner
o    Must be purchased in advance of the weekend, $25 per person, (includes tax and gratuity)
o    Email Efox@hotmail.ca To make reservation and to be invoiced.
o    All Orders must include “boat name” and be received and paid by September 15th.

Sunday September 20th

•    7:30~8:30 a.m. – Dalhousie Buffet Breakfast
o    Must be purchased in advance of the weekend, $12 per person, (includes tax and gratuity)
o    Email Efox@hotmail.ca To make reservation and to be invoiced.
o    All Orders must include “boat name” and be received and paid by September 15th.

Docking information:
As many have heard the public piers at Dalhousie have been ‘condemned’ for marine vessels to tie up to them and for pedestrian traffic this summer. The Government has since fenced off pedestrian traffic for a length of the piers, as well as removing the bollards and cleats over the whole stretch that comes up to the DYC club house.
I went down to view the harbour a while ago and to discuss the matter first hand with all involved. The amount of available wall docking is limited. And the DYC Manager is cautious. But there are a few easy solutions that will still make this event a success.

Every boater will be faced with a choice; Raft, or Pay for docking in the marina (DYC will make any slip available, but can’t guarantee anything up front until the event).

PAY $1/ft FOR DOCKING: at Port Pier Marina: 905-646-5515
It has always been an option for any competing boat to pay for a slip at the Port Pier Marina. Thanks to our very own Wendy Northcotte & DYC, a special rate of $1 a foot will apply to any competing boat that pre-arranges docking with them. That rate will get you a slip at the marina that includes: Hydro, Water, Free Pump-out, and a complimentary Continental Breakfast (coffee/tea, beagles/donuts) on Sunday morning (7:30~8:30 am). They had earlier done this with their GHYRA event and it worked smoothly. The Marina is a very short walk to DYC for LOSHRS festivities and they plan on keeping all of us on the same main dock. If you plan on going to the marina, please do call well ahead. Last minute arrivals will be charged full rate ($2/ft), so book by September 17th.

“I’LL BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!”
(Guess the movie quote and get a free beer at the DYC BEER PARTY!)

RAFTING: at Dalhousie Yacht Club: 905-934-8325
As based on participation for this event we hope to have all accommodation sorted ahead of time.
“Rafting” is the key word to understand when coming to DYC. There is no room for individual tie ups. Rafts can accommodate many boats, if done correctly. We are currently working on a plan to accommodate as many boats as possible. This may include pre-assigned rafts, but at a minimum you can expect that rafts will be designed for boat size. All LOSHRS members will need to respect that they are required to go to the raft that they will be assigned to. With rafting I suggest that you bring a couple extra fenders, and long mooring lines (especially the quicker fleet boats) as you likely will find yourself on the wall with a raft off of you – you will need this additional equipment.

The difficulty with DYC Harbour is that they are unprotected from a north wind. A strong north wind, combined with the current can make for an uncomfortable night, and rafting difficult. If these conditions are present then we have been advised not to create deep rafts, and we will need to deal with that at the skippers meeting on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18th. If the weather looks as if it may shift to a north wind, then we may also decide that we cannot accommodate all boats up the river, and additional competing boats will need to be sent to the marina. Keep your fingers crossed – and COME TO THE SKIPPERS MEETING.

There is a new area for rafting on the town side. There is also an area further up the river that can also be used for rafting. DYC Members are also being approached so that the harbour will be as accommodating as possible. Keep in mind that town side docking is a long walk back to the LOSHRS festivities.

A map with rafting locations will be released once we have an understanding of participation.

Dinner/Breakfast Information

FRIDAY DINNER & SATURDAY BREAKFAST: at Port Credit Yacht Club
PCYC Friday Night Dinner Options:
A.)    Upstairs Dining Room (is open)
•    Menu items, prices vary.
B.)    Octoberfeast Celebration: Starting at 6 p.m. If you wish to take part you will need to book your tickets in advance. Contact Dave Sutman at davids@pcyc.net or (905) 278-5578 for tickets.
•    Salads
•    Pretzel
•    Bratwurst
•    Pork roast
•    Red cabbage
•    Sauerkraut
•    Potatoes
•    Appelstrudel and Cake
•    Adults $24.95++, Children $12.95++

Saturday Morning Sailors Breakfast: Upstairs Dining room 7:30 a.m.+
•    Menu Items, Prices vary.

SATURDAY DINNER & SUNDAY BREAKFAST: at Dalhousie Yacht Club
DYC Saturday Dinner Buffet: Starting at 7 p.m.; After the LOSHRS/UK Sail $4000 Giveaway. Email Efox@hotmail.ca To make reservation and to be invoiced. All Orders must include “boat name” and be received and paid by September 15th.

•    Tossed Green Salad
•    Caesar Salad
•    Penne And Meat Balls
•    Herb Roasted Potatoes
•    Seasonal Vegetables
•    Barbeque Chicken
•    Seared White Fish With Lemon Butter
•    Assorted Desserts
•    $25 (Including Tax And Gratuity)

DYC Sunday Morning Breakfast Buffet: Sunday Morning 7:30-8:30 a.m. Email Efox@hotmail.ca To make reservation and to be invoiced. All Orders must include “boat name” and be received and paid by September 15th.
•    Home Fries
•    Sausage
•    Bacon
•    Scrambled Eggs
•    Waffles
•    $12 (Including Tax And Gratuity)

All DYC Meals Must Be Purchased In Advance:
Email Efox@hotmail.ca to make reservation and to be invoiced. All Orders must include “boat name” and be received and paid by September 15th.