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

Several  TWC events require boat drivers. We currently need to qualify more boat drivers for our 2 power boats. Port Toronto ( used to be Toronto port Authority) requires a TPA license. for all power boat operators in the Outer Harbor and inner harbor. If you are interested in helping our with boat operations at our club events and want to get qualified please send Mike Tindall an e mail at : mike@tindall.ca. Mike will organize  a special TPA course at the club one evening. The $30 fee will be covered by the TWC, provided you help out at events at the club by operating a power boat. People with experience operating a power boat would be preferred, however if you have never operated a boat and would like to learn an additional evening training  session will be provided before the TPA course./test. Please let Mike know ASAP as we would like to organize the course before the end of June.

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting at National Yacht Club on Saturday November 25 was another sell-out event.

Thanks to everyone that participated in the formalities and stayed on to enjoy the buffet dinner and dancing.

A special thanks to all the amazing hard work by volunteers in 2017. We achieved more than ever before with the addition of a new kitchen, gravel driveway, container for board repairs and upgraded washrooms.

The other good news is that our outstanding Instructors will be back next year for the LTW classes and lessons.

Annual renewal for membership and storage will start in March 2018 with further updates by email and on our website.

We always have requests for old equipment for new members getting into windsurfing so please use our classifieds to sell your old gear. If you need help, contact us with details of your equipment: Contact TWC

Here is the new Board for 2018

Jay McKinnell - President
Andree Gauthier - 1st Vice President & Volunteers
Tony Rothschild - 2nd Vice President, Marketing & Events
John Darling - Secretary
Mohit Saxena - Treasurer
Ian Matthews - Mammoth Marathon
Ivan Dimic - SUP/Paddle Boards
Artem Lavrynenko - Racing
Constantin Tanurkov - Storage
Kerem Usenmez - Site and Facilities
Ivaylo Gabrovsky - Adult Learn to Windsurf
Chuck McKay - Youth Program

Many members help the club by purchasing items such as food, gas, etc. and this is encouraged! If you make a purchase on the club's behalf, the best way to get reimbursed is to send an email to treasurer@twsc.ca with:

  • a scan or pictures your receipts;
  • your name (this will appear on cheque);
  • the address you want cheque mailed to (the address in our database will be used if no address is given);
  • what the purchase was for; and
  • board member who approved purchase (applicable for large purchases, not necessary for minor items).

During the racing season, most requests for payment received on Sunday will be processed and then signed Wednesday at the race. If you are present we will give your cheque to you, otherwise it will go in the mail Thursday.  Please note that occasionally circumstances beyond our control will delay the cheque until the following week.

Katie Combaluzier

Katie Combaluzier was skiing in Grenoble, France, when she was surprised by an avalanche and severely injured.

Katie is 24 years old and is a long time member of Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood, Ontario. She started skiing at the age of 3, and grew up racing in Craigleith's race program and continued until the J level. Her passion for skiing gained from Craigleith did not stop after her racing career, and she's constantly looking for new and exciting places to hit the slopes! Katie is currently a first year medical student at the University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, and is an alumni of Queen's University in Kingston Ontario where she received a bachelor of Kinesiology, with Dean's Honour. 

The avalanche caught Katie, and the other members of her group of guard. She was swept away and hit a post. Due to bad weather conditions the helicopter could not land near Katie so she was taken down in a ski toboggan, and then airlifted to a nearby hospital from where the helicopter could land further down the slope. As a result of the avalanche, Katie broke her lumbar, a bone in the spine in the lower back. She underwent surgery to repair the break, and may need another surgery in the future. She currently has no feeling below her right knee. As part of her recovery she will need to lay completely flat for 45 days, with 6 months of rehabilitation therapy to follow.

Any contribution, not matter how small, are greatly appreciated and will help support her medical costs, including rehabilitation and medical transfers (we're hoping to bring her home to Toronto!) 

Katie enjoys being active and busy and were hoping to get her back on her feet as soon as possible so she can continue doing what she loves! Here's the article on CBC

Sail: CAN 31
Club: Toronto Windsurfing Club
For as long as I can remember I have loved competitive sports. I have always been an avid endurance athlete competing in countless swimming competitions, Cross country races and Triathlons. In the summer of 2012 my friend and I were looking for something to do and we stumbled upon the Toronto Windsurfing Club. Ever since that day I haven’t been able to get enough of this amazing sport! Despite having little to no previous knowledge of sailing I picked up the basics fairly quickly and by the end of the summer I had purchased my own equipment. In late 2013 my interests had steered towards racing which eventually lead me to starting on the Bic Techno 293. My first regatta was in March of 2014 which went amazingly well! I spent the majority of my summer on the water, when I wasn’t racing I was either training or teaching Learn to Windsurf classes at TWC. I ended the year placing 1st in the Ontario Sailing Association’s Race Series as a Bic Youth competitor.

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WHERE IS IT BLOWING?

Let’s face it. There are few things more important in life than knowing where it’s blowing, what direction it’s blowing in, and how hard it’s blowing.  Yes, we love Cherry Beach.  But sometimes the sailing is elsewhere.  There are loads of websites that can help you find out where.

WEBSITES

There is, of course, iWindsurf (see http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Services/SignUp.aspx). You can pay $10 per month for the premium version of iWindsurf (which gives you meteorologist forecasts) or $4 per month for their computer model forecasts.  Some people balk at paying for wind data and forecasts, but consider how much your time is worth.  If iWindsurf helps you avoid blowing even one day looking for wind in the wrong place (with apologies for choice of metaphor), that pretty much pays for the cost of the service.

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