(By Ralph Austin) The Stormont Yacht Club is off to a slow start this season. The boat launch had to be delayed by two weeks due to the ice in the bays and the cool wet weather. The first planned event this year was the May 31 Sail Past, where boats of the fleet sailed past the Commodore's vessel and offered a courteous salute. Sail Past represents the official opening of the new season, followed by competitive racing on Saturdays and Sundays through the summer.
The Stormont Yacht Club would like to invite all those interested in learning to sail to come out to the club in Long Sault and experience the joy of meeting new friends and the excitement of sailing a sleek vessel on the Saint Lawrence River. Boat owners are always eager to take potential sailors out for a beginners cruise.