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Following the election held November 15, 2014 at the Annual General Meeting, we are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors remains unchanged this year, except that Jay/Jeff will take on the treasurer role.  Board members are listed here: Read more »

Sail: CAN 31
Club: Toronto Windsurfing Club
For as long as I can remember I have loved competitive sports. I have always been an avid endurance athlete competing in countless swimming competitions, Cross country races and Triathlons. In the summer of 2012 my friend and I were looking for something to do and we stumbled upon the Toronto Windsurfing Club. Ever since that day I haven’t been able to get enough of this amazing sport! Despite having little to no previous knowledge of sailing I picked up the basics fairly quickly and by the end of the summer I had purchased my own equipment. In late 2013 my interests had steered towards racing which eventually lead me to starting on the Bic Techno 293. My first regatta was in March of 2014 which went amazingly well! I spent the majority of my summer on the water, when I wasn’t racing I was either training or teaching Learn to Windsurf classes at TWC. I ended the year placing 1st in the Ontario Sailing Association’s Race Series as a Bic Youth competitor.

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Our own Igor Renkas (board repair guy) is competing in the 2015 World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) Championship on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA. Read more »

Save the date!  Our Annual General Meeting is Saturday November 15 at 5pm.   After the meeting enjoy a fine meal with wine and then party like it's 1984 with your fellow boardheads at The Keating Channel Pub. Further details will be coming soon.

Article by John Darling

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A small but capable representation of Canadian Masters on their Konas kept the American and a few Euro competitors honest at the Calema Mid-Winters in the first week of March 2015, placing well in racing and eating their share of the bounteous food at the event.

Before the event began, Andrée Gauthier and John Darling voyaged in Bob Shuttleworth's brand new van across and through the multiple Allegheny mountains to join a number of TWC and Québécois youth training at Banana River Resort, with its front-door river launch and boardhead ambience, under the stern supervision of RSX-coach Dominique Vallée and her two ferocious hounds always at her side or cuddling up to her bosom.

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Annual General Meeting and Dinner - Second Notice and Registration Information

Our Annual General Meeting is Saturday November 15 at 5 pm.   After the meeting enjoy a fine meal with wine and then party like it's 1999 with your fellow boardheads at The Keating Channel Pub, 2 Villiers Street (at Cherry Street). This is a great event, and if you haven't attended in the past we hope you can make it this year!

Important! - Please RSVP as soon as you can so we know how many to expect for dinner. RSVPs are being handled through "eventbrite" where you can let us know how many members and how many guests will attend. Use the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-windsurfing-club-annual-general-meeting-and-dinner-tickets-13922670081?aff=eac2

Members are free! Guests are welcome for dinner for $20, payable at the door.

The agenda includes: approve minutes from last year, auditors report, financial report, election of board members for 2015. This will be followed by a buffet dinner, presentation of racing and other awards, dessert, then dancing.

More information on the meeting will be available shortly on our website, under Members/2014 AGM (you will need to be logged in to view). This information includes the agenda, profiles for those running for the board, minutes from last year's meeting, and a proxy form for those that can't make it. Speaking of profiles for those running, all of this year's directors are running again for 2015. Profiles will be posted in the 2014 AGM section of our website. In addition, we can always use fresh volunteers, so if you are interested in becoming a director, please submit a candidate application to agm@twsc.ca and we will get it posted!

Hope to see you there.

Pan Am Games, Sailing is looking to finalize the volunteer organization and the following roles are available:

Crew, Dockmaster Services

With assistance of the Supervisor, Dockmaster Services assist competitors in crane and ramp launching and hauling their boats, retrieving and returning trailers and dollies to their assigned spaces and assist with docking of coach boats and competitor boats that will remain in the water during the event. Previous dockmaster experience would be beneficial but not necessary. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games.

Crew, Games Family Spectator Boats

With assistance of the Supervisor, Games Family Spectator Boats, recruit local boat owners to volunteer to be a part of the Pan Am Games by operating their boat as a spectator boat for VIPs, foreign officials, delegations and family members of the athletes who would like to watch the sailing competition from the water. Assist with provisioning of boats, sign up process for spectators, assigning spectators to boats and assisting with docking of boat. Be available to go out on the spectator boat to assist captain with on board hospitality, providing colour commentary to the spectators and where possible, Spanish language interpretation. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games.

Crew, Social Media Reporting

Under direction from the Supervisor, Social Media Reporting, be a part of a team that provides live and instant, race reporting coverage on the water during racing using social media in a way that can be understood by a wide audience. Advanced knowledge of sailboat racing and social media is required. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games. 

Crew, Sport Information Desk

Leading up to the games, work with the Supervisor, Sport Information Desk, to develop a resource manual and scripts to be used on site during the games to assist competitors with answers to their event related questions. During the games, volunteer at the Sport Information Desk to manage competitor sign in/sign out procedures, respond to inquires by the competitors, race committee, coaches and contractors and manage other information such as scoring results. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games. 

Crew, Field of Play Equipment

Works with the Supervisor, Equipment to ensure efficient receiving, issuing and maintaining of all race committee equipment, including handheld electronics, marks, pins, anchors, rope and flags. Delivers these services as part of a team during early morning and late afternoon rush periods and manage the racing committee stores independently during quiet periods. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games. 

Crew, Field of Play, Communications

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Communications, monitor one or more VHF channels (race committee boat, jurors, safety boats, etc.) and maintain a log of all relevant calls. Be able to recognize racing and/or safety situations that should be escalated to the Supervisor, Communications. Previous experience communicating on VHF Radios is beneficial. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games. 

Crew, Measurement

Works with the Supervisor Measurement, as well as International Class Measurers in order to deliver official measurement procedures for all competitors and classes prior to games time as well as during games time as required. Familiarity with measurement would be beneficial but training will be provided. The time commitment for this role includes a certain amount of pre games work including training as well as the requirement to work the duration of the games. 

Please submit a letter of interest including brief summary of related experiences to Tammy Coutu, Supervisor Volunteer Services, Pan Am Games, Sailing at tammyco@sympatico.ca. no later than October 3, 2014.

NOTE: This posting represents the last group of volunteer roles available with the Pan Am Games for the sport of sailing.

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