Windsurf In The City

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» 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

Recap: This year the forecast looked bleak for Mammoth Marathon Sunday (Windsurfing Portion).   After a windy SUP event the forecast for the windsurfing was for dying winds under 10km/h.   The wind came up however with winds increasing to about 5-10 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).  

42 racers left the harbour and began the long pump downwind around the outside of the island. The early leaders were Igor Renkas and Paul Matthews on the clubs 18ft Tandem board which flew downwind under the power of two sails. However when the group hit the western gap conventional boards were able to pass them as we tacked up through the gap and the inner harbour.

In the end it was Keith Whiston taking first in the long course, narrowly beating out Ian Matthews and Nick Cox, with Andree Gauthier taking first place women and Zane Feder taking first youth (see full results at http://torontowindsurfingclub.com/programs-events/mammoth-marathon - click on 2015 Mammoth Results all courses )

The Short Course route went 2 laps around a triangle course in the Outer Harbour off Cherry Beach. This course was set long and proved challenging as well, with the first finisher taking over an hour to complete it. The short course had tough competition with TWC instructor Nicole Burnell taking first place, followed by Vladimir Semenov and Louis Hayes.

The Learn to Windsurf Course was a course raced by participants from the clubs Learn to Windsurf program.   It was a single lap of the short course and had 17 people competing in it.     Lesley Bennett took it in a time of 51 minutes, followed by Peter Webster, and a great showing by future race superstar Ronnie Itzahki taking third at 10 years old (following in her brothers footsteps).

This year we also had an award for first overall total time for both this SUP and Windsurfing races.   It was incredibly close with the top three finishers all within 7 minutes of each other. In the end Ian Matthews took first, with Gander Tawaststjerna coming second (only a minute and a half behind) and Ivan Dimic in third. Combined results also at http://torontowindsurfingclub.com/programs-events/mammoth-marathon - scroll down to Super Mammoth.

Volunteers:

Of course, we couldn't have had this event without the great help of our volunteers. We have no paid staff working this event, so we're dependent on our volunteers for this to happen:

- Betty Caplan, Jane Tindall, Iris Sage and Kathy Martin for their help with Registration.

- Betty Caplan and her team for running the beach and recording results.

- Natalya Lavrtnenko and Erin Hawkins for helping make sure the lunch went smoothly and dealing with a hundred hungry people.

- Henric Weigenbroker, for securing and lining up the 5 safety boats and Mike Tindall for coordinating the safety boat teams on race day

- Chris Hope for setting the course buoys very early in the morning

- Renata Dajczer, our on-water photographer (see below for link to photos)

- Peter Penev, our on-water videographer

- Gander Tawastjerna, Ivan Dimin, and Jeff Martin for helping to clean the clubhouse on Friday night before the event. And once again Gander, for helping pick up the safety boats we rented from other organizations

- Silent Sports for generously donating the event shirts and great prizes to the event.

-Vela Windsurfing for donating the grand prize of a trip to Tobago.

-Boardsports for generously donating prizes to the events.

-Makani Fins for their contributions to the draw prizes.

- Boat drivers and crews: Chris Hope, John Darling, Alan Levy, Barry Holtzkener, Robert McKendry, Wade Graham, Peter Penev, David Niblett, Paul Waterhouse and son, Alex Linkov, Jon Rickard, Bob Cowley, Reet May, Behanam Parsa, Davor Popovic.

- Nick Cox for the event scoring/results.

- And all the others that haven't been mentioned here who helped our event run smoothly

This year, part of the lunch was catered by Raging Spoon - the 3 types of lasagna - butter chicken, beef, veggie, and the 3 types of salads - Baja, Greek, Caesar. Raging Spoon is a successful enterprise providing employment for members of our community with mental health/survivor issues. Their web site: www.ragingspoon.ca

Congratulations to Tim Walker for Winning the Vela Windsurfing Prize of a weeks Trip to Tobago for two! Thanks again to Vela for making that possible!

- Ian Matthews.

See pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoWindsurfingClub

Also, check out the Mammoth SUP write-up and results, also at http://torontowindsurfingclub.com/programs-events/mammoth-marathon (scroll down)

Fall 2015 at TWC! Several great videos have been posted below, including a Wednesday night race, the SUP and Windsurf Mammoth Marathons, and the outrageous wind from last Saturday. Thanks to Peter and Barry for these.

Jibe Jive - Windy Saturday October 3, 2015 at TWC:

https://vimeo.com/141419189

Video of Mammoth Marathon 2015 - Windsurfing:

https://vimeo.com/140975810

Video from Wednesday Night Race - September 30, 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btYef_TBVsc

Video of SUP Mammoth Marathon - 2015:

https://vimeo.com/140008071

September is here, and that means the Mammoth Marathon is near!

Windsurfers - Mark your calendars for Sunday September 20.

SUPs - Marathon will take place a day earlier, on Saturday September 19.

Amazing draw prizes are being organized.  Keep tuned for more details on this great race weekend.  For those that are up to competing in both races, there will be an award for combined winner.


Also, the final race in the Saturday Windsurf Race Series will take place on Saturday September 12.  First start at 1 pm.

Windsurfing half of the Mammoth Marathon is tomorrow - please register if you are coming to help the organizers and save cash.  Online registration open to 6 pm today.

We have some pretty sweet draw prizes organized!

New:  Phil Soltysiak to give a clinic Sunday afternoon at 3pm!

This year we have SUP races on Saturday September 19, and Windsurf races on Sunday September 20.  Please register online for significant discounts.  This will also save time on the beach on race day, and assist the organizers.

New:  Phil Soltysiak will put on a clinic Sunday at 3 pm.  Phil is one of the top freestylers in the world, and just was awarded Athlete of the Year from the Association of Wind and Water Sports!

Windsurf Registration at:

http://2015twc-mammoth-windsurf-race.eventbee.com

SUP Registration at:

http://2015twc-mammoth-sup-race.eventbee.com

With the races split into two days, you now have an opportunity to participate in both windsurf and SUP marathons.  To encourage participation in both races, we are offering a $20 discount on the combined entry.  Please enter SUP and windsurf races using the above links, and then on Sunday see Jeff for a $20 cash refund (this applies to all courses). 

For the combined "Around the Island" windsurf and SUP races we will be crowning an overall winner. 

Great draw prizes are being organized! Hope to see you there!

Note:  Learn to Windsurf and Youth Camp participants - You need to register through the above links after you have arranged equipment through the LTW/Youth Camp organizers.

 



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We hope you can make it for an early evening concert on this Saturday (August 22) from 6 pm at the Clubhouse.  The band Riverdale will play from 6 to 8 pm with a brief intermission, leaving plenty of time for a full evening afterwards (for the young and young at heart).  Should be great fun and a chance to socialize with your fellow TWC members!  Snacks will be served! Riverdale is long-term TWC member Andre Jubinville's band.

RiverdalePoster

Toronto SUP Series - Free SUP Race for TWC Members on Thu. Aug. 20

For the past 2 years, the Toronto SUP Series has been running SUP races on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Normally, the fee is $15 for TWC members and $20 for non-members. To encourage members to give it a try, the race fee will be waived for members on Aug. 20.  The series has a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere that encourages inexperienced and first-time racers to join in. There are courses for Elite, Recreational, and Kids. The Elite race is typically 5-6km long and the Rec course is half that. Kids can race the Rec course or a shorter course. Hugh Wilson brings his sound system and provides entertaining race commentary as well as music. Their team efficiently runs the races and gets results as well as lots of photos uploaded onto their Facebook site the very next day. If you were thinking of giving racing a try, this is a great opportunity. Check it out and hope to see you on the 22nd: https://www.facebook.com/torontosupseries  

 

Club member Andre Jubinville brings his band "Riverdale" to TWC

We hope you can make it for an early evening concert on Saturday August 22 at the Clubhouse.  The band Riverdale will play from 6 to 8 pm, leaving plenty of time for a full evening afterwards (for the young and young at heart).  Should be great fun and a chance to socialize with your fellow TWC members!  Rain date will be the night before. 

 2015 NEIL PRYDE CMWA CHAMPIONSHIPS July 31 to August 3

The 2015 championships are fast approaching and will be held at the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa. Please follow the link below for more information:

http://windsurf.ca/events/annual-championships/

4 Sisters Regatta

This is Race No. 3 in our Summer Race Series!  If you are interested in going to the 4 Sisters Regatta hosted by Port Credit Yacht Club on July 25th and 26th, then follow the link below to register. You do need to know that the early registration deadline is fast approaching (July 18th). If you download the NOR while it doesn't explicitly say that windsurfer classes are eligible fleets - we are. PCYC is happy to have us race with them and when you register you will see a class option for Raceboard, Kona or 'Windurfer' (which I think is perhaps just a generic class). It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

Here is the link to registration:

https://www.sailreg.ca/pcyc/home/reportView.do?id=247&history=clear

It is under Open Regattas/Dingy Open Regattas.  Then click on the Four Sisters and look for the Registration button.

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