A not-for-profit association with over 550 members, the Toronto Windsurfing Club (“TWC”) is managed by volunteers and dedicated to safe, friendly and enjoyable windsurfing and stand up paddling for all.
Members are required to review and confirm acceptance of these policies when submitting their member registration.
Each member accepted to the club commits to:
Respectful Club Use Policy
When at the Club, Members will:
Members may invite non-members to the club as guests, subject to the following conditions:
Members are encouraged to tell their guests about the club’s programs, activities and membership opportunities.
Equipment Storage Policy and Conditions
Storage rental is for Toronto Windsurfing Club members only. The rental term is from May 1st of the current year through to the last week of April of the following year.
Security is everyone's responsibility.
It is the responsibility of every member to ensure the security and well-being of the club.
Maintaining the condition of the storage containers
Expired storage and unclaimed equipment
It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that their membership and storage dues are paid in full by May 1st for the current season.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding storage please contact the storage coordinator.
Power Boat Use Policy
This Power Boat Usage Policy (the “Policy”) provides guidelines and direction to TWC members and instructors on power boat use. Members are expected to report any behaviour that does not adhere to this Policy to the TWC Board of Directors. Disregarding this Policy may result in suspension or termination of your TWC membership. Only TWC members in good standing or current TWC instructors may use the TWC power boats, unless prior approval is given by the Board of Directors.
Purpose of use:
All use of the powerboats is subject to the following conditions:
Operator of powerboat has learned the proper techniques for operating and launching the boat from an experienced and designated TWC member.
I/we understand and hereby agree that windsurfing and stand up paddling include activities on land and on water (all of which are the “club activities”) and other activities related to these club activities such as swimming and operating a powerboat which involve certain risks and dangers incidental thereto.
In spite of these risks, I/we fully understand such risks, and I/we wish to participate in the club activities at TWC and hereby assume all the risks of doing so that are not covered by a policy of insurance held by the TWC or under which the Club may be covered such as the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation and other policies that may be in effect from time to time.
In consideration of TWC agreeing to allow us to participate in the club activities accompanied or unaccompanied (meaning with or without a safety/coach boat), using TWC’s public equipment and permitting use of club facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I/we hereby agree not to hold TWC, and its directors, officers, employees, agents, coaches, volunteers, members, and representatives, all of whom are herein after referred to as the “Releasees”, liable for any losses or damages that are not covered by a policy of insurance held by the TWC or under which the Club may be covered such as the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation and other policies that may be in effect from time to time, and;
TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL SUCH CLAIMS THAT I/WE HAVE OR MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE AGAINST THE RELEASEES AND TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage expense or injury including death that I/we may suffer or that my kin may suffer as a result of my participation in the club activities, on land or on water, due to any cause whatsoever, ON THE PART OF THE RELEASES AND FURTHER, INCLUDING FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD AND PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF THE CLUB ACTIVITIES .
I/we agree to hold harmless and to indemnify the Releasees from any and all liability for any property damage or personal injury to any third party resulting from our participation in the club activities, that are not covered by a policy of insurance held by the TWC or under which the Club may be covered such as the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation and other policies that may be in effect from time to time.
I/we agree that this agreement shall be binding upon my/our heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns in the event of my death. In entering into this agreement, I am / we are not relying on an oral or written representation or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of the club activities other than as set forth in this agreement.
I/we have read and understood this agreement and I am / we are aware that by agreeing to it, online or in hard copy, I am / we are waiving certain legal rights which I/we or my/our heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and assigns may have against the Releasees.
The Toronto Windsurfing Club (TWC) banking policy will ensure that payments to vendors and expense reimbursement to board members and volunteers is done efficiently.
Banking Policy – Version 1
Approved July 11, 2022