Past Notices of Events and Racing Info for the 2022 sailing season are gathered below.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Reminder to Members that the Annual FYC Banquet is this coming Saturday, November 12 in the Oak Room at the Lamplighter Inn.  The evening gets under way at 5:30pm.  

Art Show & Sale including views from Fanshawe Yacht Club by local Painters

Views of Fanshawe Lake and FYC will be part of an exhibition of paintings done “en plein air” (outdoors) by the Gallery Painting Group at Fanshawe Yacht Club this summer.

The Gallery Painting Group Show & Sale is to be held Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 in Proudfoot Hall at First St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Ave. London.

Click Here to view the Gallery Painting Group’s Facebook Page. 

Admission is Free.

 

The Pumpkin Regatta: a longtime favourite of racers is welcoming FYC Members and non-members for the first time since the Pandemic! The Open Regatta runs Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2, 2022. For more info, please Click Here

June Bug Regatta - Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26!

The June Bug Regatta is Fanshawe Yacht Club’s classic summer regatta. Kick off the season by racing with us! 

This is an Open Regatta – all sailors (including sailing school students) – including those who are not members of FYC but who are members in good standing of a sailing club affiliated with Sail Canada, US Sailing or other National Authority – are welcome and encouraged to participate! Looking forward to seeing you at FYC!

Click Here for Regatta Details.

Friday Night Social: Picnic & Bonfire Tonight!

Friday, June 10

Hello Sailors,

We are still not sharing food just yet, but we can certainly each bring our own picnic fixings and then, following the picnic, we will go to the firepit for a marshmallow roast.

I will bring the marshmallows and if you have sticks bring them.
Looking forward to seeing you there at 5:30 p.m.

Stay safe,
Bonita, your Commodore

The London Dragon Boat Festival - Saturday, June 11 on Fanshawe Lake

Sat. May 7, 2022

The Dragon Boats are back on Fanshawe Lake!  The Rowbust Racing Dragon Boat team is hosting the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival.  It will be held on Saturday, June 11 off of the old beach facility in Fanshawe Park.

This festival is a fundraising event for a very worthy cause. “Again this year, the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival is proudly supporting London Health Sciences Foundation. Funds raised from this event will support The Massel Cruickshank Patient Assistance Fund, helping support women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.” (from the festival website at the link above)

Rowbust will be holding extra preparation sessions at FYC in order to train community members from various charitable organizations prepare to race in this festival! 

These training sessions will be posted on the FYC calendar. They will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00pm from May 30 until June 9.

Expired Flare Disposal Event & Pleasure Craft Operators Card Info from London Power & Sail Squadron

Safely dispose of your flares in London  When: Saturday, June 4th at Hully Gully London!

You can get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at the Power Squadron

Click Here for more info.  Or check out the FAQ’s here at the Transport Canada website.

Upcoming Public Event: FYC Open House

Fanshawe Yacht Club welcomes members of the public to tour our facilities and to try sailing (weather permitting)!

Our club will be open Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29        

Times: 10:00am-4:00pm      

Check out the grounds at beautiful Fanshawe Lake. Enter through Fanshawe Conservation Area off Clarke Road.    Free Admission!
 
The club grounds at FYC are exceptional. This is an excellent, quiet place for safely distanced family picnics and sailing. The club atmosphere is congenial and friendly with over 75 members and mooring for over 50 sailboats. Amenities include a long fixed dock, floating docks, rolling lawns, washrooms, a fire pit, dining pavilion, and loads of space on the hard to work on your boat.
 
In addition to the dock system there are two ramps for launching and recovering your sailboat, a mooring field to house your larger sailboat on the water away from critters (sailboats up to 26 feet with retractable keels are welcome), and building a personal dock is also an option. There are storage racks for kayaks and canoes, tenders to get to and from your larger sailboat, and a motorized safety boat to use if needed.
 
New members to the Fanshawe Yacht Club and Sailing School are always wanted and welcome! Come learn more at our Open House!
 
* For information on Membership at FYC, please go to the Membership Page
* For information about the Sailing School, please go to the Sailing School Page
 

*Please Note that masks will once again be required in indoor spaces until at least June 11. Thank you for your understanding.

1st Friday Night Social - Potluck Supper & Bonfire - Friday, May 13

Updated May 12

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, the Friday Night Social will have to be POSTPONED until June.  Thanks for your understanding.

May 7, 2022

Our Friday Night Socials for members on the Second Friday of every Month begin on Friday, May 13. 

Bring a yummy dish to our Potluck Supper at 5:30 in the Doug MacKenzie Hall.  Then join us after supper atop the cliff for a bonfire overlooking the Lake.

Informal Wednesday Evening Racing Info for Members! 

April 6, 2022 – Updated October 11

This notice refers to the casual and fun racing usually held on Wednesday evenings but, it could be changed to Thursday if the weather on Wednesday of that week is poor for racing.

The races usually start around just after 5:00 ish…

*Some keen sailors also come out earlier in the afternoons on the same Wednesdays for warm up racing! 

Racing will begin Wednesday, May 11!  Check out our Calendar below or  Click Here and sign in to the Members Only page to view the information from the Racing Organizer, Jens Biskaborn.