Windsurf In The City

» Surf, Sun and Sand…
» Only seconds from the city!
» Located at Cherry Beach, Toronto

TWC Youth Camp

» 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

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.

Boardfest is this Sunday (June 8).  Please come out to mark the start of our summer sailing season!

Here's the approximate schedule:

10 am to 4:30 pm Swap

12 pm – 1:30 pm BBQ Lunch

1:30 pm SUP Fun Race – to be confirmed

2:30 pm Yoga for Windsurfers – Bring a mat, towel or blanket if you want to participate.

3 pm – Music with The One Shot Band

2 pm – 4:30 pm SUP Demos - Silent Sports, Kayaksports

35 people participated in the TWC trip to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina this year, including both returning and new participants. We enjoyed a great variety of wind and weather conditions over the two weeks, with conditions suitable for all skill levels. From sunny, warm days, with light winds from the south in which people were using up to 9.0 sails and 145L boards, wetsuit not required, to cooler days, with very strong northwest winds, in which people were using 4.0’s, sub-100L boards, wetsuits/steamers/dry suits and frequent sessions in the hot tub – there was something for everyone! This was only my second trip down, and I enjoyed it so much last year that I stayed for two weeks this time. The conditions in Hatteras really helped me to learn and practice beach starting, water starting and jibing. The shallow, usually only waist-deep water really makes things easier. With some very helpful how-to clinics provided by Ian Matthews and lots of practice, by the second week I had progressed from beach starting to water starting, and then to jibing with a 5.7 sail….on a 96L board! It felt amazing to be planing with such small, light-weight equipment (I had rented a sweet 96L board from Wind NC).

There was definitely no shortage of weather-induced excitement. A storm packing 75 mph winds hit one night during week 1, waking everyone up… and then we had a tornado warning on the last evening of our stay in week 2! Luckily the tornadoes didn’t quite reach the Cape, and the storm in week 1 caused some equipment damage and some broken window screens, but otherwise everything was fine. The houses have been built to withstand extreme weather and flooding and have likely already seen much worse.

Here’s a link to some photos (thanks Davor!). If you haven’t experienced Hatteras yet, I’d highly recommend it. It’s a windsurfer’s paradise and a real adventure!

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