Cruise to French River August 2021

THE BLUE SKY SAILING CLUB IS NOT A YACHT CLUB. YOU DON’T NEED A SAILBOAT TO JOIN ALTHOUGH SOME MEMBERS ARE BOAT OWNERS.

You can learn to skipper, join a crew, participate in social sails, take weekend trips and enjoy sailing and social events through the year, all on the club owned boats at North Bay marina on Memorial Drive.


WEATHER (Quicklink to weather trends is here.)


The club has FOUR boats ….

New to the club this year (2023) is an Aloha 27 named Conquistador. Conquistador was generously donated by Troy Simkins who had sailed her from the NBYC in Callander for many years. Conquistador has a good suit of sails and an OMC Zephyr motor and sail drive unit. She has good headroom , a head and is a comfortable boat for cruising.

Conquistador in the foreground above.

Donated earlier in 2018 by Jim Dixon, a classic Northern 25 foot keelboat with inboard motor. “Blaze”, has a new furling headsail and is an excellent boat for cruising and to handle rough weather.

pictures of Blaze above

A Hunter 26, named Artemis, that went into service at the end of the 2017 season. She provides great accommodation and a retractable centreboard so that she can pull up to a sandy beach and is great for picnicing, cruising and overnighting.

pictures of Artemis above

The club also has Allegro a Columbia 23T. Allegro is great as a boat to learn on and for solo sailing. She is a rugged, capable boat with a shoal keel. Allegro is used for lessons and day sailing rentals.

pictures of Allegro above

The sailing club is for area residents and visitors alike who want to learn to sail or share their knowledge with others who love being on the water, powered by wind.

promotional video below.