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

Come out and join in on the fun this Saturday for the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation (OHSF) Sail past. In this Annual event the commodores of the local sailing clubs including our club president John Black will be on a barge anchored just south of the Water Rats club. All the local clubs will take turns sailing past the barge and "saluting" the commodores by attempting to douse them with water. Great fun. come on down to the club rig up and join in! The TWC fleet will set off at 10:45 to "sail past" at 11am. There will be a gathering at the Jtown club after for all participants.
The agenda for the event follows below .............
Sail/Row Past 
10:30 Hanlan's Rowing Club 'row past'
10:45 reposition raft to south of Water Rats
11:00 Toronto Windsurfing Club sailpast 
11:15 TMCC
11:30 OHCC
11:45 Water Rats
12:00 Mooredale
12:15 J Town
12:30 Westwood
1pm.. food at Jtown

obx-2013

Be sure not to miss Hatteras next spring! Makani fins, Ocean Air, Wind NC, Frisco woods campground, Outer beaches Realty and Top Pro Riders Wyatt Miller and Tyson Poor will all be working together to give you an exhilarating week of action.

This year the activities will be dictated by the conditions so make sure to follow the blog and our Facebook page to get the RIDE OF THE DAY ! We will post only a few days in advance were the crew of more then 10 pro riders will be heading to!

Outer beaches realty will sponsor beginner's clinics at Windfest for all their clients!

Andy McKinney will host free evening clinics at his newly renovated shop WIND NC. Let's talk about waves, speed riding and of course fins!

Windfest at Frisco woods campground on April 26,27 & 28 will also be a great place to hangout with many shops displaying Demo gear and hosting clinics. MAKANI FINS will raffle a brand new TABOU wave board!

Come on and ride the OBX with us this spring! More details at:

www.obx-wind.com

www.facebook.com/ObxWind

Dear members,
Toronto Windsurfing Club has experienced two break-ins this spring, with the most recent an attempt to break-in to a member's car in broad daylight while the member was attending the club. The member in question chased off the would be thief, but the incident is raising some concern at the club.
We urge all members to take special care of the property this season, including abiding by the following recommendations
1. Do not bring any unnecessary valuables or electronics to the club.
2. Do not leave any valuable or electronics in plain sight in your car. Unplug your GPS and hide it.
3. When attending the club on your own or with a small number of members, lock the gate to the parking lot and lock your container while out on the water. Also please leave the club house locked as well.
4. When in doubt, always lock your container, don't assume someone else will come in and do it after you.
5.  Carry your club key with you out on the water.
The club is investigating different options to improve the security on our premises, but in the end we are dependent on one another to keep our gear secure. Please remember that club is required to allow the general public to cross our grounds to access the public beach in front of the club as a condition of our lease. As a result we do not have control over who may be at the club  at any one time.
Thank you ............
John Black 
president TWC. 

Get a great kick start on summer!

Special $20 Windsurf Lesson

Monday May 21, 2012 - 9:30am -12:00 noon

With our newly certified CYA windsurf instructors Everything you need is included - For All Ages from 12 and up. Space is limited to 12 people for this Holiday Monday one time special lesson. Reserve your spot early by sending email to WindsurfingCanadaRacing@gmail.com

Please send in name, age, email and contact phone number for each person registering.

So many dreams crushed, jobs destroyed and years of training put to waste.. A sport that is growing more than ever whilst being a true Olympic discipline, requiring physical fitness, tactics and dedication, crushed by a a seemingly so ill-informed council. Have they thought of the industry? The people who spend thousands upon thousands on the kit they chose to impose as a one design class?

Sign the petition and appeal against the controversial (let alone awful) decision made by ISAF to replace windsurfing with kitesurfing at the Olympics…

Read the full article

TWC hosted the Outer Harbour Spring Classic SUP Race and event on Sunday, April 22. We had 35 racers start and 33 finished. This came close to being the largest ever SUP race held in Ontario. The largest SUP race to date was held last summer and had 35 SUP racers complete the course. Not bad for an event that I originally thought might get a dozen people. We were actually expecting over 40 racers but a large continent from Sudbury had to cancel at the last moment. We had many of the top SUP paddlers in Canada at the event (many of them have represented Canada in international sprint canoe events) - including the top male (Larry Cain) and female (Jessica Rando). Larry has won an OIympic Gold medal for Canada in sprint canoe and Jessica has won a Pan-Am Games Gold medal for Canada in sprint canoe.

Quite a few spectators and supporters of racers attended the event. The course was laid to maximize entertainment value for spectators as well as shelter the racers from the NE wind that day.

In addition to the race, we had several board distributors and retailers there to display their gear and have demos - including KayakSport, Boardworks, 404, and Boardsports. Larry Cain ran a paddling technique clinic after the race that had very high quality content. There was also a beginner clinic.

A silent auction was held to raise money for the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre - www.kawarthaturtle.org.

Mike Fekete of KayakSport (and a TWC member) was the sponsor for the race and contributed loot bags (with Hammer gel products and a T-shirt) and trophies and prizes (full wetsuit) for the top 3 finishers in each class. Mike did much of the marketing to help spread the word for the event in the paddling community as well. I'd like to also thank Mike and his son David for their help in organizing the many facets of this event.

We had a dozen volunteers help with registration, escorting paddlers on the water (in kayaks and outrigger canoes), food, recording race times and posting them online on a very professional website (completed the same day as the event), providing a boat to lay the buoys and watch over the race, and cleaning up afterwards.

I'd also like to thank John Darling for help with a number of things including collecting firewood with me, helping inflate the buoys, taking out the garbage before and after the event, and taking care of the propane tanks for the BBQ.

Click here to view the race results.  

After the event, we've had quite a few positive comments from the attendees. One attendee (a regular on the SUP event circuit) said it was the best run SUP event/race he's been to so far.

Talks of TWC hosting additional SUP events this summer are already being considered.

~ Michael Shin

'World will be watching,' Harper says

hamid video_2

The wife of a Canadian on death row in Iran says she spoke with her husband on Sunday, as he waits to learn his fate and the Canadian government pleads for his release.

Antonella Mega has been fighting since 2008 to free her husband, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall.

"He was in tears," Mega told CBC News on Monday. She said he's been told that his execution may be coming soon.

The Iranian-born Ghassemi-Shall, 43, emigrated to Canada after Iran's 1979 revolution, and most recently lived in Toronto.

He was arrested four years ago while visiting family, and was later charged with espionage. He was sentenced to death in 2009.

Read the full story…

Follow us on