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» Located at Cherry Beach, Toronto

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» Week Long Windsurfing Day Camps
» Ages 12+ July through August
» Fun for kids - Convenient for Parents

Youth Racing Program

» Ages 8 - 18
» Professional Instruction
» Beginner to Olympian Progression

Wednesday Night Racing

» FREE public races every Wednesday evening
» May through September
» Apres race Beach BBQ every week

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.

On July 9th 2014 the Toronto Windsurfing Club installed a Davis Vantage Pro2 wireless weather station at the beach. 

 

This very accurate, high quality weather station sends weather data to the TWC Weather web-pages every five minutes.

Every 2 seconds the weather station “Rapid Fires” weather data to the TWC Wunderground web-pages.

IONTARIO783 is the Wunderground ID of TWC's weather station.

Googling IONTARIO783 will display a link to the TWC home page. The TWC Beachcam is also linked via the webcam tab.

Wunderground uses TWC sensor data to refine the forecasted weather at TWC.

Windfinder.com is also now using our sensor data.

There are a number of different TWC weather web-pages available on-line, some are best for determining your sail size when at the club, while another maybe best for deciding whether to make that long drive to the club.

1. The link below displays a Rapid Fire (requires FLASH) web-page, which updates every few seconds.

A five minute wind interval with gusts is graphed as well as the Wind direction compass and speed. This is a great link for picking your sail size when at the club.

It is currently displayed on the TWC clubhouse weather station computer.

http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapid_Fire.swf?station=IONTARIO783&freq=&units=metric&lang=EN

 

2. The link below displays a Ten Day/Hourly forecasted wind and weather conditions for our beach.

Clicking Hourly tab displays hourly forcasted weather conditions.

Current weather Radar is also displayed.

 

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=43.639%2C-79.337&sp=IONTARIO783#wx-map-radar

 

3. The transmission and control of data for all web-pages is controlled by Weewx software installed on the clubhouse weather computer.

The link below displays the weather web-pages generated by this software.

Some web-pages have been formatted for Smart Phones.

 

http://torontowindsurfingclub.com/webcam/weather/index.html

 

 Thanks to Wade for his work obtaining and setting up this station!

TWC Saturday Race 3 on Saturday July 12

The third TWC Saturday Race of 2014 is Saturday July 12!  Free registration at the club.  Skipper's meeting at noon.   First start at 1 pm.  Last start at 5 pm.  The dates for the last 2014 TWC Saturday race is Sept 20.

2014 Neil Pryde Canadian Masters Windsurfing Championships - August 1- 4, 2014 at TWC

1. EVENTS AND ORGANIZERS: The Canadian Masters Windsurfing Championship is organized by the

Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association.

2. LOCATION AND HOST: All racing will be hosted by the CMWA at the Toronto Windsurfing Club, 2

Regatta Road, Toronto, ON. Contact: Michael Keltz at michael@mhkca.com; 416-801-2977.

3. RULES: The event will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) of the International Sailing

Federation (ISAF) 2013-2016 including Appendix B, the prescriptions of Sailing Canada (formerly CYA), and

the Sailing Instructions.

4. ENTRIES: To be eligible for the CMWA Championship trophies, Canadian participants must be members of

the Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association.

ENTRY FEE: Full Weekend Package $180 (youth $125)

Includes: racing, t-shirt, Friday night reception, Saturday & Sunday dinners and 3 lunches.

Racing package: $90, includes racing and 3 lunches only.

Full meal-only package for spouses & guests (2 dinners and 3 lunches): $105

Lunches only $35; Saturday dinner $40; Sunday dinner $45.

5. DISCIPLINES: Course racing (Raceboards, Formula, RS:X, Kona, Bic Techno 293, others). Long distance

and slalom if wind permits. Separate Kona start if enough participants.

For more info: http://windsurf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/CMWA-2014-Notice-of-Race.pdf

Reminder!  The second TWC Saturday Race of 2014 is Saturday June 14!  Free registration at the club.  Skipper's meeting at noon.   First start at 1 pm.  Last start at 5 pm.  The dates for the rest of the 2014 TWC Saturday race series are July 12 and Sept 20.

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