On the water, the P.E.Y.C., small as it is, offers formidable competition in events like the Eastern Yachting Circuit as well as our own Club racing. We can boast of more than a hundred years of sailing activity around these parts.
Coming off the water, our Club aims to look after you and yours in a clubhouse that is being improved and upgraded. The first record we have of sailing activity out of Picton is from the 1880′s, but no on-the-water clubhouse of any note existed at that time. Our clubhouse of today dates only from the mid 1930′s. At that time, a derelict building stood on the waterfront, the deteriorating remains of the electric lighting plant built for this town about 1890. An enlightened Town Council in 1937 rejuvenated the shambles of a building and turned it over to the Yacht Club for a modest annual rental. Photographs hanging in our lounge show he progress of improvement over the years since then. Especially interesting was the year that we removed paneling that covered some of the windows of the original building, opening them up to brighten our Dining Room. We hope that you like them as much as we do – compare them with their appearance in photographs of fifty years and more ago. In 1999 the much awaited renovations were completed on the Bilge. The new “Chart Room” gives us a room with a beautiful view of the harbour. A new bar was constructed in 2005 to provide improved services for our members and guests.
Every summer, PEYC brings many visitors to stay on their docks, and periodically hosts important regattas for Lake sailors. All who come to the Club by water are welcomed by the Harbour Herons, Henry and Hettie, standing proudly at the harbour entrance on Chimney Point. These are two “sculptures” of steel plate, standing about 8 ft. high; live herons also frequent the harbour. The Club Manager will welcome you heartily, as will the Commodore.
We’ve got a place for you. Enjoy the comfort of our Chart Room with a beautiful view of the harbour. Our dining room will accommodate up to 100 guests. We also have a fully equipped kitchen for preparation and cleanup. The charge for use of the facilities is $80 to members and $155 for non-members. For non-members there is an additional charge of $40 for use of the kitchen facilities. The rental fee for the chart room is $50. (HST applies to all fees.)
Call the Manager, 613.476.5585 or email email@example.com to discuss your needs and book your date.
The Board of Directors for 2013 is as follows:
Commodore – Dave Dodd
Vice Commodore & Facilities – Gerry den Hartog
Past Commodore – Rick Armour
Treasurer – Brian Skuffham
Dock Services – Debbie Insley
Member Services – Barry Atkinson
House – Linda Austin
Sailing Camp – Dave Carter
Fundraising – Gord Phillips
The Club provides a great place for newcomers to the County to come and meet people, make new friends and learn about the area. Click here to learn more or join.
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