Shelley Allan

  • Recording and issue of minutes of general and executive meetings, preservation of meeting files

It all began ... with a crewing opportunity on a catamaran in a regatta on Lake Huron. The acceleration, competition and comradery sealed the deal ... I was hooked on sailing! Building my sailing skillset started with the White Sail program @ Conestoga Lake then transitioned to the co-op sailing membership at Guelph Lake and finally relocating to the Belwood Lake Sailing Club to enjoy the racing opportunities. Racing somehow became the primary focus since it provided a fun way to develop sailing skills quickly in a safe environment with other like-minded people at numerous catamaran regattas across Ontario. Over the years I have also enjoyed being a "nautical tourist" attending America's Cup races in Newport, Rhode Island as well as touring the Herreshoff Marine Museum, where the first America's Cup boats were built. Following Derek Hatfield's experience as the first Canadian to sail single handed around the world and the construction of his boat the Spirit of Canada in Port Hope was inspiring. Also meeting the famous sailing photographer Sharon Green at the Annapolis Boat show was delightful! Attending the Toronto Boat show every year helps to keep my sailing enthusiasm alive in the dead of the winter. I really appreciate the opportunities provided at the Belwood Sailing Club, where you can challenge your sailing skills in the weekly races or just tinker on your boat while enjoying the great scenery.