- April 8, 9:30am - The Plunge. Find comfort in the uncomfortable at The Plunge, a bi-coastal meditation experience followed by a brisk dip in the water. Come together on April 8 for a 15-minute guided meditation before embracing the chill challenge head on with a cold-water swim. By practicing intentional thinking, you’ll start the day feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. What you’ll need: a swimsuit, positive attitude and courage. RSVP here: Diana.Etherington@kitandace.com or follow along @kitandace.
- April 8 - Boardsports April swap day - The Boardsports Swaps are tent events held in our new bigger better Toronto store location at 105 Vanderhoof Ave.
- April 8 - Hatteras week1
- April 15 - Hatteras week2
- April 29 - Silent Sports used wind equipment swap
- April 30 - TWC Workfest
- May 13 - Boardsports May Summer Swap
- June 3 - Boardsports June Summer Swap
- July 21-22 - Boardsports July Summer Swap
- August 11-12 - Boardsports August Summer Swap
- September 16 - Boardsports September Swap Sale
This year looked like another Mammoth Marathon Pumpfest on Sunday (Windsurfing Portion). After a great SUP event on Saturday, the forecast for the windsurfing was for dying winds around 6 knots. The wind came up however with winds increasing to about 8-12 Knots from the South East and holding steady for the entire race.
Starting right at 11 o'clock, 65 people ran down to their boards, setting out to conquer one of the three courses offered on the day (The around the island course and two shorter courses set in the outer harbour).
40 racers left the harbour and began the long pump downwind around the outside of the island. The early leaders were Keith Whiston and Simon Rickard with a large group following them with an age range of 16 to over 65.
The group had to battle large waves and cross chop on the outside of the island, as well as shifty and gusty winds in the inner harbour making it a challenging race all the way around. In the end, it was Ian Matthews taking first in the long course, narrowly beating out Keith Whiston and Paul Carr with Andree Gauthier taking first place women and Marcus Mealy taking first youth.
Here's the link to the results:
What a great day we had at the Mammoth on Saturday! - Beautiful weather, a bit of wind to make things interesting (it wouldn't be the Mammoth without some wind!), a chance to paddle all the way around the Island, and some of the best folks to race and hang out with on the beach. To top things off, we had the usual nice lunch, amazing prizes from KayakSport, and a smooth running event with the support of all our incredible volunteers.
Here's the link to the results:
Here's TWC member Peter Penev's fantastic video of the race around Toronto Island. Amazing work as always Peter!
The CORK International, Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships and Race Board North Americans Was held August 11-14, 2016 in Kingston, Ontario. Click here for the Notice of Race. The team stays at St Laurence College, it is college dorm and you can share a room; very economical. Click here for RESULTS
Congratulations to TWC members for cleaning up the awards.
- Raceboard winners - Keith Whiston, Ian Matthews & Nick Cox
- Overall 8.5 - Olivia Mew and Zane Feder
- RSX 9.5 - Max Robinson and Gabriel Verrier Paquette
- RSX 8.5 - Zane Feder and Anthony Swaelens
- BIC 293 - Marcus Mealey and Owen Sewell
WHERE IS IT BLOWING?
Let’s face it. There are few things more important in life than knowing where it’s blowing, what direction it’s blowing in, and how hard it’s blowing. Yes, we love Cherry Beach. But sometimes the sailing is elsewhere. There are loads of websites that can help you find out where.
There is, of course, iWindsurf (see http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Services/SignUp.aspx). You can pay $10 per month for the premium version of iWindsurf (which gives you meteorologist forecasts) or $4 per month for their computer model forecasts. Some people balk at paying for wind data and forecasts, but consider how much your time is worth. If iWindsurf helps you avoid blowing even one day looking for wind in the wrong place (with apologies for choice of metaphor), that pretty much pays for the cost of the service.