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  • 16 May 2018 9:48 AM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Register now for the Heinz Gebauer Spring War June 2-3, 2018

    Registration 9-10am

    Skippers Meeting 10am

    First Warning Signal 11am

    First Warning Signal Sunday – 10:30am

    BBQ after sailing Saturday


  • 15 May 2018 3:17 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Save the date! Online registration to come. 

    June 2 & 3 - Laser Regatta

    June 16 & 17 - Catamaran Regatta


  • 15 May 2018 12:41 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Tuesday - Laser and Cat races for fun. All skill levels. Approx 6pm

    Thursday - include Laser training. Several of our experienced sailors will pass along hints, tips, and valuable training points to those looking to improve.

    There are three purposes for these group sails.... 
    1. To get people out on the water.... and .... 
    2. Meet other people in the club (and friends of)
    3. Improve our sailing skills!

    Many thanks to Mike Doell (our Race Rat) for spearheading this. 

    - via Norm's email.


  • 15 May 2018 12:39 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    "We need 3 volunteers for each of the 4 summer BBQs. This involves being at the club at around 6pm, helping with set-up, and to clean up afterwards, including cleaning dishes, bowls, utensils, taking out the garbage, etc. Last year the BBQs drew about 50 members and clean-up help was really needed.

    For anyone who would like to organize an entire BBQ, it entails choosing the menu, buying all the stuff, meat, veggies, salad, condiments, drinks, etc. Of course I would help out as well and there will be 3 volunteers to clean up. I could also buy the meat of that would help.

    This would pay 6 work hours so you’d be done for the season. You’d be reimbursed the same evening, just hold on to all receipts. Let me know if this appeals to you and call me or email me for further details."

    Yvonne Pennefather
    Party Rat


  • 03 Apr 2018 2:08 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Our website is still important in this age of social media. In fact, WaterRats.ca can be thought of as a hub of our communications with social media as its spokes. Please continue to share things in Facebook and in Instagram, etc., with the hashtag #sailwaterrats. Your photos, videos, sailing tips, articles and news is wanted. I'll reach out to you to repost items here with your permission and credit. 

    With all the recent security and post reach issues in Facebook, trends in technology and design, and the coming neighbourhood along Cherry Street there's an opportunity to improve our community website, email and other social media to highlight our story.

    Three quick changes

    1) Design updateThe third column on the home page was removed to allow for a larger opening photo that conveys the enjoyment of racing with other sailors in natural and urban beauty. The site menu was shortened with links to unused content removed for now. The logo was cleaned and title font changed. Fonts are also larger for easier reading. More design work will be done during the year to make the site more mobile friendly. 


    2) YouTube, Instagram & Twitter accounts have begun for members and fans who prefer to hang out in those party lines. When posting please use the hashtag #sailwaterrats and check-in to the location so we can connect with fellow Water Rat members and their news. 



    3) A mobile app is now available from Wild Apricot, our online community application. You can: register for events and pay event fees from your phone, update your member personal profile, and find fellow sailors in the member directory.



    Check out past versions of our website by adding waterrats.ca on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. A few screenshots are below.




  • 01 Apr 2018 11:33 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)


    16 members were in attendance at last Wednesday's WRSC Board of Directors / Executive Meeting. 

    The Capital Expenditure Committee and Board agreed upon a new gate locking mechanism, gravel road repair, upgraded toilet service and a dry sink. 

  • 13 Feb 2018 5:33 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)


    Registration & Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 5. The rain date is Sunday, May 6. 

    While waiting out the cold you can stay warm online:

    • Log in at left and renew your membership. Consider adding photos and info to your membership profile. To complete your renewal process, you will need to appear in person on Saturday May 5th from 11 AM to 2 PM or Wednesday May 9th from 6 PM to 8 PM to sign the waiver, exchange keys, provide proof of insurance and get your 2018 boat stickers.

    • Start a conversation with other members in the Facebook group

  • 22 Nov 2017 12:20 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Please register and join in the seasonal cheer on the eve of December 9.


  • 22 Nov 2017 12:17 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    A big thank you to all of those that made it a priority to show up at the AGM. Your show of support is greatly appreciated. 

    Please log your Work or Pay hours for the AGM. If you performed other volunteer work, you can use this link to record your time as well.




  • 11 Nov 2017 2:03 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

    Some boats and boat racks have been moved for this. Please don't move them before the cutting. 

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