Author Archives: Eric Phinney

About Eric Phinney

Past Commodore Renforth Boat Club Rector of Renforth (St. James the Less Church)


We are mid winter now with the end of January. In case you have not had a chance to visit your boat for a while, here are a few things you might check on. 1. Check the condition of your … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Hurricane Prep

Here is an article that my Cousin David Peer wrote last year for the Martinon Club. This applies to RBC as well. Basically; if you want to keep something then remove it from the deck of your boat. Eric Phinney … Continue reading

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Photo credit: Andrew Phinney.   I had inquired how it was going with getting the moorings done.     I read about the breakdowns and weather issues.    Andrew sent me this.    Great Shot.     We have not … Continue reading

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0900 Thursday

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Can these boats float?

As you can see the water is still rising each date.    This graph is from 0825 this morning.    I took the pictures yesterday.      There is a significant amount of debris floating under our boats.     … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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