How to tie to a cleat

Here is a great short video to instruct the proper way to tie to a standard Cleat

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Kevin Wright

With sadness we must announce the passing of another long time member.   Kevin Wright passed away today.   We will post the arrangements as soon as we know them.

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VHF Radio Course

We are offering the Maritime Radio course again next week.  Thurs-Sat. This course is required by industry Canada if you have a radio on your boat and turn it on.    You will learn valuable procedures around the Mayday and other priority calls.

Click to register or for info


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Dorothy Walker

Dorothy Walker passed away early this morning.   George and family are making arrangements through Brenans for a funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00am at St James the Less Church.    Reception to follow in the church hall.

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Seeking a volunteer

we are in need of one member to act as a membership secretary.   This would involve receiving new applications, checking that they are completed correctly and then presenting them at the next executive meeting.  If your are interested please contact the commodore.

RBC-Membership 2017 from v4




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Executive meeting

The March Executive meeting will be held at the Club House on March 20, at 7:30pm. Items on the agenda will include but not be limited to the following

– Update and printing the fixture card. Filling in the blanks
– Confirmation of house duty list
– discussion on having only one General meeting a year and having the rest Executive meetings. Change of by-laws
– Insurance endorsements prior to launch
– Change of meeting for April because I will be away??

– Any other items that may come up

All members are encouraged to attend.

Daryl Caines

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Crossing the Bar

It is with great sadness that we announce to you that Jim Flood past on this morning. Follow this link for further information

See here for “Crossing the bar” meaning

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Executive Meeting Feb 20

An Executive meeting will be held Feb 20,  7:30 pm , at the Club House. All members are welcome to attend

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Course postponed a few weeks

It has been really difficult to get the required numbers to make the CPS Boating Course run as it should. I have therefore made the decision to Join with the Ottawa Squdron and possibly one other to make a high quality joint effort. The date to begin has been changed to February 7. Our Goto Meetings will be Wednesday nights and I will facilitate local Students. If you have interest in
Joining please give me a call and I will let you know how to proceed.

$125 for CPS members

Click here to register, price has been lowered


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Looking for a few Students

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is changing the way it is delivering some of its courses. I am personally taking on a part of this task. Coming up in a couple of weeks (Jan 18) we will be offering Boating 2 ( Beyond PCOC) This is a great course to introduce you to a host of things that every boater should know.

We will be running this course as a distance education hybrid Course. They way it will work is that most of the actual teaching/learning will be done by you (the student) online or by reading, at a time convenient to you. There will be some self administered quizzes, so you can make sure you are on track. Once a week there will be a gathering (on line, via computer, ipad/iphone, or come by my house and have a coffee) There will be a couple of for sure face to face meetings for the topics that require it (knots and Charts) Currently I only have as students myself, and possibly Gary Steves. I’m looking for two or three more so that we can make this a viable course offering.

If you are interested at all give me a call 643-0799 or email, or go to and read the description there. This is where you will need to go to register. When you register the National Office will mail your course materials to you.

I hate to cancel courses, so if you are interested you will need to act in the next few days.

Our online meetings will be thursday evening beginning the 18th at 1900 for about an hour.

Here is the registration link

Registration and info here

Course description and contents

Eric Phinney
Past Commodore/ Education officer

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New Years Day – Join us at the Boat Club

Happy New Year

Join us at the club from 2-4 for a snack, a drink and a hello!

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Boating Course – Boating 2

This is the next course to take if you have done your PCOC and your VHF

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A Christmas Poem

Renforth Boat Club Christmas Poem 2017

The lobsters are all cooked,
The beef is nicely broiled
Potatoes carrots and sauces
In pots on the stove to boil

The pies and other goodies
All out of their boxes and waiting in rows
Santa suit prepared and presents all arranged
for all the good little girls and boys.

It was a great season
with new faces and new hands
Lots of work finished
To the future with plans!

Boats were bought and boats were sold
Some changed hands. And some just got old.
Challenges and breakdowns were always afoot
Lots of advice and some help too to keep them afloat

The boats are nearly all covered
All tucked in and put away
Winter projects have begun
As dreams for a new day

No storms to speak of
Like we’ve had in the past
But winter is here now
And we’ll see how we last

And now it is time to give thanks
To offer a great cheer
Of gratitude and generosity
For this time of year

It is the season to prepare for Christmas
For the exchanging of gifts
The trimming of trees
Egg nog and punch and secret Santa’s please

But let’s not forget
gods Holy one
Sent here to earth
to teach us each one

May he stay in our hearts
And guide our minds too
With actions and gifts
So that we can bless you

Rev Eric Phinney

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Work items

Hello Everyone, the work boat and gallows have been removed from the water and there are a few work items that we now need volunteers for as out lined below. If you can complete one or more of these please let Jamie ( or Scott ( know.

Thanks, Jamie Patterson

Work Items

1) Power wash and /or scrape the barnacles and growth off the pontoons of the gallows.
2) Clean growth and barnacles off of the work boat motor, grease the steering rod and cover the work boat.
3) Clean the growth and barnacles off of the gallows motor. Motor has been removed and is in the heritage building.

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Radio Course

Do you need your VHF radio course? CPS-ECP will be offering the VHF radio course Dec 12,13,14 at the RKYC

Click the link to register.
Call Eric for info on other courses

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